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About TerraCotta Wine Bistro
TerraCotta Wine Bistro is a smart casual food and wine restaurant located in the historic district of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, in a charming 19th century adobe building near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Downtown Plaza. Our unique Santa Fe restaurant features globally-inspired food, wine and beer, utilizing local and regional foods. At Terracotta Wine Bistro we pride ourselves on using high quality ingredients, in creative combinations that change seasonally. The ambiance is inviting, informal, up-beat, and just plain fun- great for intimate or large gatherings. Best of all, we are moderately priced.
Our varied menu features both large and smaller portions of daily entrees that encourage guests to sample and share a number of dishes.
TerraCotta Happy Hour continues all day long, with over 60 wine by the glass options available for $6 every day until 6pm.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday : 11: 30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11: 30 AM - 9: 00 PM
Sunday : 4 : 00 PM - 9 : 00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are affiliated with Peas ‘n' Pod Catering, Santa Fe's premiere off premise, full service catering company. Peas 'n' Pod has been creating memorable events in Santa Fe since 1996.
There are several public parking lots just a block or two stroll from the restaurant. Off street parking around the restaurant is available in the evenings.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining that can seat up to 20 guests. The entire restaurant can be booked for private events with sufficient notice.
Private Party Contact:
Glenda Griswold: (505) 438-2877
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please join our e-mail list to learn about our wine dinners and special events. We are happy to customize wine tastings for large or intimate groups and private parties.
TerraCotta Wine Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Chose this restaurant because of it's variety of menue items and it's location. It far surpassed our expectations. Warm greeting, service was above and beyond and the food was amazing. The fresh salmon was one of the best meals I have had anywhere. The chicken dish was also delicious, a unique version of fried chicken.. Definitely recommend.
Never could figure out where to park but who cares:) The food was to die for and the extensive sorted by price wine list with a variety of wine flights is my kinda place. We had a couple tapas style plates and split the price fixed menu. That left room for dessert so we could try EVERYTHING and it was all terrific. The onion rings that are listed as notable seemed to be in a tempura batter and were good. The roasted garlic and olive plate was a perfect pairing with the bread. The Unusual Wine flight was what was recommended and my least favorite was the Californian but the Australian Shiraz and Spanish Grenache were wonderful! Starter soup was good and the pork chop was our least favorite-seemed a bit tough but the greens and grits served with it were AHMAZING! For dessert, we had cappuccino and espresso with homemade caramel ice cream which was a perfect topping for the Bourbon Pecan Pie. It was of a rich consistency-almost brownie like and you could taste a hint of the Bourbon-devine! Our server and the bus staff were on top of everything and not intrusive. We should have gone there for lunch the next day:)
We arrived at 5:50 for a 6 pm reservation and we're seated immediately. Unfortunately our waiter failed to take our wine order before 6 and thus missed happy hour. Seemed as if we were ignored on purpose for a few minutes so we'd have to pay more.
Food was well prepared and tasty. People at adjacent table were drunk and loud
We dined early before a performance and had a leisurely and very good meal with excellent service that kept us on our rather tight schedule. No feeling of being rushed, however! Our server was excellent and very friendly, attentive is a calm and personable way. The Restaurant Week menu was perfect for us. Three had the excellent, moist and tender Lamb Kebob and a delicious simple but interesting Greens Salad with fresh and sweet/tart citrusy vinaigrette. One of us had the Pork Schnitzel, better than the one we had recently in Vienna! The red cabbage was nicely flavored and a bit crunchy. Very good potatoes! The Happy Hour glasses of Grenach at $6 are a delightful bargain! Desserts: heavenly Bananas Foster Bread Pudding and Personal Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Ice Cream on top. Gooey and warm...lucious! We made it to our performance seats in time, feeling relaxed and satisfied. Will return...
Our worst meal ever at TerraCotta. The lamb kabobs were tasteless: over cooked and dried out. They were served on top of what appeared to be pastry (?) but tasted like cardboard. Totally inedible and surrounded by some tasteless covered with a relatively tasteless sauce. A total disappointment.
Usually, their food is excellent. This was a total aberration.
My wife and I dined out during Restaurant Week and found the menu offerings memorable and well prepared. Despite being very busy, the bartender who took care of us was excellent. Emily did a fantastic job helping us select wines to complement the cusine. We really appreciated her personalized service and hospitality.
Really enjoyed the vibe of this place, and being able to park in front of the building. Was pleasantly surprised to walk in to a musician playing lightly on guitar! Super friendly staff, beautifully plated for, with a nice pace coming out of the kitchen. Wait staff gave recommendations on what to order...It was "Restaurant Week," and they had some special 3-course selections (with wine pairings, if you wanted). Other specials too, like the grass-fed ribeye with potatoes and vegetables. Highly recommend...Will return if in the area!
We visited Terra Cotta for the first time during Santa Fe Restaurant Week. What a delightful experience! The food was beautiful, creative and delicious, service was excellent, ambiance was superb. We're here on an extended visit and Terra Cotta has vaulted to the top of the list of my favorite restaurants. In a "foodie" town like Santa Fe, that takes a lot. We'll be back!
This was a weekday lunch for three friends during Restaurant Week. We were looking for a place that was not on our usual list of familiar places and that would be able to accommodate various diets. We were not disappointed. The ambiance was comfortable and attractive while still feeling 'special'. We each had different menu items and all were pleased. The food was scrumptious and evidenced high quality ingredients and the overall experience was delightful.
It's been years since I was last at Terra Cotta, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food, the service and the wine selection. We were seated immediately in the bar area at a table for two (it was a very busy night). Despite people coming in and out, the room was conversation friendly. Our service was exception with Shannon being attentive and knowledgeable (especially about wine). She recommended a dessert merlot that was exceptional. We didn't talk with the chef, but she is available to discuss dishes for those who may have questions. If there is a downside, it's the parking limitations, but my friend and I lucked out and found parking across the street.
Fabulous birthday dinner with 6 guests. The service was fantastic! We had the cheese platter, the bruschetta and the Oysters Rockefeller for appetizers. I had the fried chicken with grits, others had the French onion soup, the salmon, and the lamb kebab. the catfish was good but the person having the catfish would have preferred to have it fried rather than steamed. The person who had the Brancini was pleased. The rolls were very delish!
TerraCotta drew my attention because their prices seemed reasonable for bistros in Santa Fe, the food looked interesting, and the atmosphere seemed appropriate for a small gathering of old friends to share food and conversation. It met expectations on all accounts. It is a comfortable place for dinner in a place that is not too loud (even with a guitarist the night we went). The wait staff is outstanding. All drink options available, but the wine list is huge and one can find a nice glass or bottle in any price range. The food and the experience left us happy altogether. Highly recommended.
We've dined here on several occasions and positively LOVE this restaurant. One of our favorites in Santa Fe. The Schnitzel is out of this world, as is the Shephard's Pie - fantastic comfort food, and their $6 wine options before 6pm give us the extra reason to book a table here. I love the environment - the colors, the warmth of the staff and the exceptional cuisine. Five stars, each time we've been there.
The quality of the food was disappointing. The meu is large and diverse. The ambiance is very good. The service is excellent. My Shepard's pie was microwave warmed, at least some it was cold and other parts hot. The soup was mediocre.
This was our second time at the restaurant. We will be back for a third try. The chicken on our visit was outstanding, a dish that is so often disappointing elsewhere . Next time I'm going to try the duck with caramelized onions; it does sound so good.
Excellent menu with excellent prices! The fried chicken was the best I've tasted in decades, cooked from scratch (takes 25 minutes). It's menu is a combination of dishes you never find anymore, e.g., Shepards Pie, creative dishes, and some Julia Child recipes, all at excellent prices.
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