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Sugar Nymphs Bistro

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15046 State Road 75, Penasco, NM 87553
+1 575-587-0311
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked into this cozy place after the lunch rush, at the recommendation of a local if you can call a local someone who lives 20 miles away!). She said the carrot cake was fantastic as were the other desserts. She was right--after delicious crn chowder soup (my daughter had a burger, which looked ok), we shared an enormous chocolate... More 

Thank thekma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent, fresh and local. Service fast and friendly. Cool southwest decor. Prices slightly high by location standards.

Thank Kristina G
Mammoth Lakes, California
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My realator recommended Sugar Nymph. Love the name. Southwest funky with amazing meal. No room for dessert so had carrot cake when returned home. My friend and I concurred the best carrot cake we ever ate. Best part was not to sweet. If you are on High Taos Scenic roadway save your appetite for this charming restaurant.

Thank Jane-R-Nantz
Kuala Lumpur
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this bistro on the way from Santa Fe to Taos. We ordered their burger with additional caramelized onions and chile, which came with either soup or salad. It's the first time I've enjoyed a burger without any need of sauces or condiments. Highly recommended.

Thank leila1011
Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Located in the same building as the Penasco theatre, this is a funky diner/bistro serving sandwiches soups and cakes. We had to wait over half an hour for a table for lunch and found everything sort of average. Sad that there were no whole wheat options available that day in their bread selection. Not a memorable occasion.

Thank StuartJanine
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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312 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Panasco the town does not have much to offer but Sugar Nymphs does. The owners are two bakers. Their breads are absolutely delicious so ordering a sandwich or a side of bread is a must. I had the grilled cheese and my wife the chicken stew special. Both were delicious. The restaurant is small- only about maybe 10 tables and... More 

Thank William L
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This small and quirky restaurant on the lovely drive from Santa Fe to Taos is worth planning a meal around. My wife had an excellent burger, and I enjoyed the "Zuni Stew" with fresh vegetables and an ancho tomato broth and some focaccio. We then shared a piece of carrot cake from the half-dozen or so beautiful cakes on display.... More 

Thank Barry B
Rocky River, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter brought me here as its one of her FAV places.. we started with the Ginger Lemonade which was a treat. Then we had 2 Chili burgers which was one of the Best I ever had. The bread was amazing in combo with the fresh chilis. The desserts cannot be missed. We had Pumkin Cake and a Carrot Cake... More 

Thank Jacks0072012
Taos, New Mexico
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A friend and I went to Sugar Nymphs Bistro for lunch. We each ordered a cup of soup, which was good but nothing to return for. Our sandwiches were again good, but nothing to make the thirty minute trip for again. Service was average. Restaurant could use a better cleaning. Will not return.

Thank Maria-Grazia S
Pasadena, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited Penasco last week while driving the High Road to Taos and had lunch at Sugar Nymphs (it had been recommended by someone at the Governors Palace in Santa Fe). Not only was all the food we ate delicious, and obviously freshly made, but the carrot cake was truly the best I've ever had in my (fairly) long life!... More 

Thank Margaret G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15046 State Road 75, Penasco, NM 87553
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Penasco
  • Phone Number: +1 575-587-0311

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?