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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
Ate there for dinner, for the 2nd time in a month or so. Barramundi was exquisite. Nice wine list. several smallish seating areas which makes it quiet (unless there is a rowdy table, but that hasn't happened to us yet). Open from lunch through evening, 7 day. So a perfect place to go for a mid-afternoon or on a day when other restaurants in the area are closed.
Great staff. Professional, knowledgeable and responsive.
Parking isn't great. After hours, we park in the DO NOT PARK areas of neighboring closed businesses, but theoretically, any one of those could tow you. Otherwise, not that much meter parking close by but a fair amount in a short-walk distance or public paid parking in a bit further walk distance.
Back the next day for the brisket panini. Was unfamiliar with brisket, but very flavorful with some chili bite. Good homemade chips (although not my favorites...that's personal and I am picky)
Great wine selection. Lots by the glass too.
We'll definitely be back.
Wow. One of the best. Cozy atmosphere with friendly and attentive servers. Very nice about sharing courses. Great guitarist the night we went also. Even the red wine was properly chilled. We had the clam chowder, grilled pear salad, flank steak and carrot cake. Everything was tops with a nice presentation. Very impressive
They had some really good types of tapas, just needed a few twists to make the recipes work better. Oysters Rockefeller had way too much spinach no decernible hollandaise and very dry. Grilled artichokes needed to be steamed longer and left with a larger heart. We had a red and white wine flight. Not great, but that was our fault. We could of had glasses of wine we knew we would enjoy. Loved the place, and the staff and the onion rings!! Will go again, many things to try.
The food was great. The service was great. The wine was great. The value would have been great, except....
Our table was cramped. My partner and I played kneesies the whole time jockeying for space. We were not comfortable for one minute of our meal. There were better tables available when we arrived, and there were better tables available when we left. Perhaps in snooty Santa Fe, we didn't make the cut for the better table.
The ambience was tense, creepy, disturbing, lifeless, and unprofessional. It reminded me of my experiences in gay bars in Topeka, where owners and workers griped at each other as we customers tried to enjoy ourselves, their family squabbles fought publicly. Then, the owners/managers showed off with their friends at a big table while the waitstaff looked like they'd been beaten. It was a train wreck. The piece de resistance was a musician knocking down a chair while he was carting his gear past our table.
A memorable experience, but for all the wrong reasons.
Our first time to this restaurant, were very pleasantly surprised. The wine list was extensive, with a lot of by-the-glass and half bottle options. We enjoyed the food very much--nothing fancy (which is a nice break from many restaurants), but excellent quality ingredients and preparation. We had the lamb kebab and shepherd's pie, both of which were excellent. Next time would love to try the bruschetta, which the table next to us had ordered--looked very appetizing!
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!
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