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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%
29 Oct 2016
8 Jul 2016
“one of the most innovative restaurants ever”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan Options
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111 E. College Street, Silver City, NM 88061-5457
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We each had the tasting menu and an entrée, all locally sourced or foraged. Verrrry small portions served in truly curious ways. The first course included a tea made at the table with what looked like a chemistry set. It was all superbly delicious. The...More

Thank Myrna M
Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thanks for the review! With tasting menus the courses tend to be small and focused on flavor - too big and its overwhelming, but hopefully you were well fed by the end. Being a ranching town I've always made sure that the entree and dessert...More

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Sadly, this is the last time we will ever get to eat here. We have really enjoyed the experience over the years. Rob is moving on to St. Louis--their win and a huge loss for Silver City. He and his incredible/creative "take" on food preparation...More

1  Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Just had a wonderful meal at Curious Kumquat. This would be a great restaurant anywhere. That it's in Silver City is even more amazing. I had the 6 course meal, which I highly recommend. Many of the course were delivered and described by Rob, the...More

Thank fatport
Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Thanks guys. I'm really glad you enjoyed your meal. We still don't have a closing date, but its getting nearer. We'll be sure to announce on our Facebook page and website. We'll be moving to St. Louis to be with our parents, where I'll open...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

So cool. The food and the experience was great. After eating the first dish couldn't wait for the next. I got the duck confit salad as the main course and it was delicious.

Thank TaylorInboden
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu on which we had a choice of 5 entrees for the main course. Each course was unique, artistically presented and bursting with unique colors and flavors. Everything was fresh and many items were forged from the...More

Thank bwdw
Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Thanks guys! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. We're not sure how much longer we'll be open since we're preparing to move to be nearer family, but I cherish each night sending out my favorite foraged dishes. We will be announcing our closing on our...More

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

What a great little restaurant. We drove up to see Silver City and to check out this restaurant. We had cups of the green chili corn chowder and split their most popular burrito (black beans, rice, and guacamole). Delicious, light, and wonderful. This place definitely...More

Thank CS124578
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stopped for lunch had the spicy pork wrap and a burrito. They were both so good we came back for dinner the next night and had the oxtail and Thi duck.. The dining experience and presentation were wonderful. Quite pricey but delicious.More

1  Thank Cindy W
Rob C, Owner at Curious Kumquat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2016

Thanks Cindy. Glad you enjoyed your meals. Price, of course, is relative. Lunches range from $5.50-12.50. Dinners are $49 for 5-7 courses. At any other restaurant once you get a salad, appetizer, entree and dessert, you're pretty much at the same price. With us, all...More

Reviewed 8 February 2016

Recognized as one of the most creative chefs in the country right here in our corner of the Southwest. The tasting menu is full of culinary innovation.

Thank rMorrisg
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I thought I wouldn't get full being a rather big eater. My wife and I shared a meal and had to take left overs.

Thank Jaimė R
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Something different done with a bit of flair. I had a bowl of lamb soup, for example, followed by a pulled pork burrito, choices you wouldn't normally be offered in a typical New Mexican restaurant. Cheerful upbeat staff serve you courteously and professionally while you...More

Thank Murr72
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 40
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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