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Curious Kumquat

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International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub
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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
Eclectic small plates on the tasting menu

Four of us dined with two getting the tasting menu. Everything was very tasty, the presentation was wonderful and the plates beautiful. Lovely dining in Silver City, New Mexico.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Cororegon
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Corvallis, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Corvallis, Oregon
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Four of us dined with two getting the tasting menu. Everything was very tasty, the presentation was wonderful and the plates beautiful. Lovely dining in Silver City, New Mexico.

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Green Valley
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Although the CK was open for another two hours for lunch, they had only 3 items left on the menu. We were apprised of that fact when we arrived. The waitstaff was friendly, but very slow. The rooms were so cold that we kept our jackets on. The place just lacks warmth and not only in room temperature. The setting... More 

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

I'm sorry that even though the service was friendly and the food was good our decorations led to a 3 star review. My goal has never to give customers an Applebees decorated space, but rather to give you a lunch at around $8 where everything is made from scratch and using mostly locally-raised and grown ingredients. For a few more... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had the chance to stop in here finally after reading reviews and hearing about it locally and was happy to have made it. Again, I tend to rate places based on their location so for Silver City, NM this is definitely a gem. We had the Oaxacan and Farmer Brown chicken sandwiches and I tried the rabbit chili. Both sandwiches... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We usually make a special trip to come here. The food is really good, especially the gyro. Every time I have gotten something else, I wish that I had ordered that. The gluten free pizza is pretty awesome too. They have outdoor seating which is perfect for the location.

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We're in the midst of throngs of spring break travelers and we're doing our best. I'll give my staff more sugar and remind them to pick it up. :) More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This restaurant is small and quite laid back so we had to wait a little while as they had to set up tables for six of us. The server was very friendly and quick. I had the gyros sandwich which was okay ~ I've had better elsewhere but would order this again. I'm not much of a key lime pie... More 

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gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this review

What's a chef to do. The very next review that came on the same day loved the gyro. I will say this, however, the vast majority of restaurants - like 95% - use the gyro meat from the major distributors. You can tell by the uniformity of the meat. We know because we used to use it to. I stopped... More 

Mesa, AZ
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here, not quite adventurous enough to try the chef's field gathered menu. Delicious soup, salad and sandwiches. Peanut butter cookie I bought to go was good, but a hint of chili spice in it, so don't expect normal here!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After several months of eyeing the dinner menu our family decided it was time to try the tasting menu at the Curious Kumquat. It was an evening event not to be missed. The food was fantastic and original…..the chef forages for several of the ingredients that were incorporated into creatively prepared original dishes such as acorn croquettes. We had 4... More 

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Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We returned to Silver City last weekend (March 14) and had yet another amazing tasting dinner at the Curious Kumquat. The CK is one of the things that makes Silver City such a great getaway weekend and we always make tasting dinner reservations in advance when we plan a trip there. The pre-dinner tasting items (which often feature locally raised... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were in Silver City for lunch after driving the Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway and hiking to see the Gila Cliff Dwellings. We needed, yes, needed, comforting, sustaining and delicious food and beer. We found it. We loved the medium rare elk burger plus the craft beer so much, so much! We drove an hour and... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great regular menu items with rotating specials for dinner. Desserts change daily. Always freshly made with high quality ingredients that you can really taste in the dishes. Fish tacos are one of my favorites here, but will not be disappointed with their soups, salads or sandwiches. Definitely a must try when visiting silver city.

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Fusion, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, 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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