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Curious Kumquat

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International, Contemporary, Fusion
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111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-534-0337
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and...
James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

The food was impressive! Excellent ribs with potatoes and salad. Great vegetarian choices too. Try the hummus waffle with roasted veggies & cheese. It's served with a salad. Amazing entrée! We are here for 4 days & may go a 2nd time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
almaryY
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The food was impressive! Excellent ribs with potatoes and salad. Great vegetarian choices too. Try the hummus waffle with roasted veggies & cheese. It's served with a salad. Amazing entrée! We are here for 4 days & may go a 2nd time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

First dining experience in Silver City - Excellent food; interesting menu; great patio; good service. Try it!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I expected great food and had a so-so lunch (lobster mushroom & rabbit soup and a burrito w/avocado that was a day too old). Nothing bad, mind you, but nothing exceptional either. Pros: Friendly wait staff; interesting dinner menu. Cons: Filthy water in the table's bud vase with dead flowers; a rather sterile atmosphere in the main dining area (should... More 

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Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Yep, we had one staff in surgery and one who just broke his leg (out of a staff of 5). Thanks for your understanding. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Definitely a 5-star cuisine in an assuming restaurant. We has the tasting menu which was a 6 course meal of very delicious and creative selections. The price was reasonable and worth every penney. Reservation are recommended. Wish I could prolong my vacation to return to the restaurant

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I love traveling about the southwest and trying the local restaurants. We have dined in the top joints of Phoenix (where we live now), Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Tucson, Scottsdale, Sedona, Flagstaff and everywhere in between. So it may come as a surprise that one of our favorite restaurants anywhere is in tiny Silver City: the amazing Curious... More 

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Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Thanks guys - you really are nuts for driving all that way for dinner, but I sure appreciate it. And thanks so much for capturing the difference between our lunches and dinners. They (not often, but from time to time) get bashed in reviews, and often times I feel like its because the dinner expectations are too much for lunch... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Staff was friendly and attentive, without being intrusive. Setting is colorful and comfortable. Fish tacos (staff fav) were good, but it really needed a two tortilla wrap because the tortilla fell apart due to the slaw juices. Tasty, but messy. The black bean/corn burger had a nice crunch, but was too thick and disappointingly bland. For us, CK did not... More 

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Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your experience. We hadn't heard of any issues that day and I'm guessing you didn't mention anything to your server or they would have alerted me in the kitchen so I could address the problem. Immediate feedback is always appreciated so we can respond and improve your and other customers' experience. It has been a particularly busy... More 

Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a great lovely little dining establishment. They have been in business for around 10 years (no easy feat). Food is very good. Very nice wait staff.

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Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was highly recommended and friends and I went for lunch as it was booked up all weekend for dinner. Lovely setting outside on a nice day but the food ranged from inedible to mediocre. Bummer. Wish I could have made a better report.

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Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't have a good experience. As you can see from our reviews, that is not the norm. I'm assuming you shared your concerns with the servers in which case we've already addressed the matter, if not please let us know specifically what the concerns were so we can improve. Thanks. More 

VAIL
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This city is intriguing and it has four or five restaurants carrying the burden of making the city a worthy visit. Now we love food and, for comparison, I cannot tell you that I have found 4-5 restaurants in Yuma at 70k population that would come close to the quality here in Silver City. You consider the size of this... More 

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Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. While we're proud of our lunches, they are intended to get the local workforce in and out with a fresh meal at a reasonable price. Our reputation is definitely more for our dinners which focus on the foraged ingredients and items from my greenhouse. That said, I love our fish tacos and am glad you ordered... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice welcoming atmosphere with very friendly staff. Extraordinary and very tasty food. Beautiful, benign presentation of the location with nice details. Very good situated between downtown, Bullard Street, and Gough Park.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-534-0337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 40
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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