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Sugar Nymphs Bistro

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15046 State Road 75, Penasco, NM 87553
+1 575-587-0311
10:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Kuala Lumpur
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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307 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Mystic, Connecticut
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering up the high road to Taos stopping at some galleries. We began to wonder where we might have lunch. Sugar Nymphs appeared. Didn't look like much, but there were a number of cars there, so gave it a try. Glad we did. Between the two of us, we had a soup, salad and sandwich. All were delicious.... More 

Thank rittired1
Brunswick, Georgia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wow, $6.00 for one slice of cake really? Can I get you to put "Happy Birthday" on that? The lunch was okay at best but I'm not a Tofu eating, gluten free kind of guy and I'm not running after the hottest spots and latest trends. For $14 more, back home, I could have gotten a very nice cake with... More 

Thank SeaGeorgia
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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132 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We dropped in to grab dessert on our way through the High Road to Taos...went out of our way actually to take this road and make this stop. We were met with hostile service, like our presence was an imposition since we weren't staying and only wanted to take dessert to go. Also, FYI, they don't make dessert on Sundays,... More 

Thank Katy C

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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, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?