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Curious Kumquat - CLOSED

111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
+1 575-534-0337
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (53 reviews)
“duck confit” (4 reviews)
“farmer brown” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061
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Reviews (278)
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111 - 120 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2014

Last year, my girlfriend and I had the tasting dinner for the first time and were so impressed that for our last trip to Silver City we made getting dinner reservations again a top priority. It is a little difficult to describe the Curious Kumquat...More

2  Thank Xeronaut
gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Holy Crap! Can I say that here? What a humbling review. We work our rears off to have this type of response to each experience and I'm so glad we did both times with you. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you just judged from the presentation, service, and innovative cuisine, you'd think you were in a major city. That you can have this kind of a dining experience nestled in the high country of New Mexico in the middle of a funky little arts...More

2  Thank Lee M
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Chef, did an incredible job of tantalizing our palette with foraged local ingredients. The 5 courses were just the right amount of variety to never bore you. for the pocket book conscious traveler this is a great substitute to the world renowned Noma restaurant in...More

Thank Xavier Q
Reviewed 21 June 2014

A great meal made fresh is delivered each time I visit this great restaurant. Food is well priced. Ambiance is great. You can never go wrong here.

1  Thank Abraham V
Reviewed 18 June 2014

In our cross-country drive we ate at more fast food restaurants than a teenager. What a find Silver City and this restaurant was! We arrived too late for the full tasting menu ( at 8:00, the place closes at 8:30). The courses we did get...More

2  Thank Martha H
gfron1, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Thanks for the kind words. We seat until 8:30 but often the early rush eliminates some of my key foraged ingredients so we have to limit what we can serve. But more often we have enough that if you came in before 8:30 you can...More

Reviewed 14 June 2014

Chef Rob is a genius! We loved the tasting menu and it reflected so much creativity, artistry, and insightful talent! It was certainly a most memorable experience and we will definitely return many times during our stay in Silver City. Oh, and the prices are...More

Thank violin1644
Reviewed 1 June 2014

I vote with all the other reviewers who loved this restaurant. We opted for the rating menu and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I was creative and delicious and an incredible bargain. The service was attentive and friendly. It was also surprisingly vegetarian friendly, with two...More

Thank Olivey
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Rob, the owner and chef makes some of the best multinational fusion meals in the state. The setting is eclectic and the staff good. He has one of the best beer selections in southern New Mexico

1  Thank David511
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I’m really not a fan of the whole “locavore” meme that’s so popular right now (I live in the high desert - let’s get real, folks)- although I _do_ appreciate folks trying to creatively incorporate native foodstuffs that modern diets generally ignore. (Don’t forget that...More

1  Thank Erich505
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Had read reviews and still was skeptical. My wife and I had dinner there two weeks ago. Consider ourselves foodies and this meal ranks highly along with fine/creative dining in any large city. Had the rabbit which was cooked superbly and wife's lamb was cooked...More

1  Thank lonelobo
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
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
  • E-mail
James Beard nominated eclectic restaurant featuring fast, fresh and affordable lunches, and modernist foraged tasting dinners.
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