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Curious Kumquat - CLOSED

111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061-5457
+1 575-534-0337
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Oct 29, 2016
Jul 8, 2016
“one of the most innovative restaurants ever”
Restaurant Hours Closed
International, Contemporary, Fusion
$$ - $$$
111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061-5457
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Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is gone from Silver City. What a terrible loss for the community. Hopefully another unique place will open.

Thank Judi V
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Unfortunately, the Curious Kumquat closed in early June, 2016, and is no more! The closest one can get to Rob Connoley's " forest, field and farm" cuisine is to order his new cookbook, ACORNS & CATTAILS," due out in September, 2016. The Curious Kumquat was...More

Thank donnarv2017
Reviewed June 3, 2016

went there several times whether it was take out lunch or dine in, it was always amazing, unfortunately i never got a chance to meet Rob, but best of luck on your future endeavors, his staff was amazing to i will miss them, for all...More

Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Kumquat may be closed by the time you read this review. If you'll be in Silver City before Saturday, June 4th get yourselves a reservation and eat here! It is fantastic! The chef and owner is moving to St. Louis and his leaving will...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed June 1, 2016

We made a special trip to the Curious Kumquat for one last meal before Chef Rob moves to St. Louis. He didn't disappoint. His meals are creative, unique, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The state of New Mexico has been very fortunate to have such...More

Thank grabo
Reviewed May 23, 2016

rob's reputation as a great foraging chef persuaded us to try his tasting menu. what a fabulous meal. from the cattail starter to the beet, potato, mushroom, sun choke and hibiscus course and on, the food was beautiful, delicious, perfectly prepared, and perfectly paced to...More

1  Thank Margi M
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Savored the tasting menu of foraged appetizers. Duck confit and braised oxtail entries fabulous. Truly on par with the best food at named chef restaurants in major cities. Modestly priced wine list but still very nice. Sadly closing in early June - the owner is...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here recently. The food and service were outstanding. Completely unexpected to find a chef of this caliber in Silver City! The man is a true food artist! Unfortunately, he is closing so if you want to try this experience,...More

Thank Monica F
Reviewed May 9, 2016

The Curious Kumquat is quite unique. The chef uses local meats and vegetables, and other items foraged from the local forest for his menu. The food was very good. Unfortunately, the restaurant is closing at the end of the first week of June.

Thank docallergy
Reviewed April 16, 2016

We've lived in Silver City for almost six years and I just now enjoyed my first visit to the Curious Kumquat! I played it safe and ordered the Farmer Brown sandwich, delicious chicken. Great place for two friends to sit down and catch up with...More

1  Thank Jamie C
Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2016

Hi Jamie Cline! Based on all of your scores I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. We do have chairs for kids, and had you asked, or if we had seen a child, we would have brought it out. As for your low score on...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $40
International, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061-5457
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-534-0337
  • E-mail
James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
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