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.
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday : 11: 30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11: 30 AM - 10: 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: 5054382877x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Our dinners were delicious and beautiful ...
Our dinners were delicious and beautifully presented. However, the service was TERRIBLE! It took a ridiculous amount if time to be served. Then after waiting and waiting to get the check, we asked the owner for assistance. At this point, you'd think the owner would have recognized that the service was awful and offered to comp dessert. Nope, she didn't!
A totally delightful and charming restau ...
A totally delightful and charming restaurant, with very good food and very good service. The menu offers a very nice selection. I can hardly wait to bring my sister here when she visits from California. This is going to become one of my favorite places for special dinners.
At Terracotta I was looking for more tha ...
At Terracotta I was looking for more than lunch—I was hoping to find a place to call my restaurant—a cozy cafe with menu items I could eat 3 or 4 times a week. On the cozy score there was nothing cozy about it since the room had not been heated at all. Perhaps I had too high expectations for the barbecue brisket.
Bruschetta selection prevented me from c ...
Bruschetta selection prevented me from choosing no more than four out of eight angels. The pea soup was a glad moment to pause before the luscious salmon lying on aldente vegetables that were perfectly firm but soft. The wines wet my mouth as a guilty association in oral splendency.
Try for yourself.
Server recommended the plank salmon. It ...
Server recommended the plank salmon. It was overly seasoned with a mustard sauce that made the entire dish salty and unappetizing. It was served with a small portion of grilled vegetables that were lukewarm. The Bloody Mary salad was enjoyed by another member of our party.
We dined at the Terra Cotta Restaurant w ...
We dined at the Terra Cotta Restaurant while on a week visit to Santa Fe. It is located in an old house near the Georgia O'Keefe museum. We were seated in a small quiet room. We started with a delicious pear and blue cheese salad and a bottle of a Washington state semillon. The fish special that night was branzino, excellently prepared and seasoned. Only disappointment was the carrot cake. Came as a muffin with a little cream cheese frosting and quite dry. But the delicious branzino made up for it.
Menu for all appetites, so good for loca ...
Menu for all appetites, so good for local favs and chef elegant meals. Wine menu perfect and recommended food was spot on. Would go back for more. Service excellent host was very pleasant and happy to see us. Perfect night in Santa Fe. Corned beef was perfection and salmon salad was large cooked right too.
We have made it a point to go to TCWB wh ...
We have made it a point to go to TCWB when passing through Santa Fe and again on this trip the staff and the food were excellent. The planked salmon is nicely finished and the kitchen provides a large portion. The rice blend is ideal with the salmon. The beef tenderloin likewise was prepared just as ordered and the roasted potatoes are a simple yet great enhancement. The wine list always offers a wide selection by the glass and at reasonable pricing. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. When I ordered a glass of vermentino, the server responded by naming the vineyard. That's knowing the wine list.
My wife and I went to TerraCotta Wine Bi ...
My wife and I went to TerraCotta Wine Bistro after a busy day of exploring Santa Fe. We sat outside on their lovely, albeit narrow, front patio. We were quickly greeted by our waitress who handed us menus and the wine list encyclopedia.
Their wine list is EXTENSIVE and the bottles are very well organized by price - twenties, thirties, forties, etc. Nice! If you know you don't want to spend more than a certain amount on wine you can just peruse the appropriate price page. We had a lovely bottle of Spanish red for $28!
We ordered off of the prix fixe menu which gave us each a three course dinner for $30. My wife had the salad, chicken paprikash, and bourbon pecan pie à la mode; I ordered the soup, pork schnitzel, and pear tart.
When we were finished with our dinner one of the owners came over to ask about our experience and we ended up having a very pleasant conversation with her. She really seemed to care about us and our experience.
The food was expertly prepared, nicely presented, and the flavors were distinctive without being overpowering. This was our third trip to Santa Fe and of the nine restaurants at which we have eaten, this one is at the top of our list.
The only negative comment I have is that there is NO parking, at all, at the bistro. You have to park on the street or at a neighbor business.
That being said, we would gladly park a mile away and walk to eat at TerrCotta Wine Bistro again!
Probably the worst experience we had in ...
Probably the worst experience we had in Santa Fe. The staff was not knowledgeable about many things - she couldn't tell us a correct place to park our car on the street or recommend us a place to park that didn't require permit parking. She recommended a wine which was "ok" but described it as a rosé and it was not. She told us to sit anywhere but then took about ten minutes to come over and to greet us and give us water. We specifically asked for gluten free bread on one of our dishes and we didn't get it. She never came back to check on us so we couldn't even tell her that she forgot the chips. After not having seen her since she first dropped off the meal, I had to go find her to see where she was and ask her for the check. At that time I asked if my meal was supposed to come with the side it says on the menu since I added on the soup. I asked that she just charge me correctly for the substitute and she said it was too late. Being from the restaurant business that's a blatant lie. It's never too late to modify a check especially if a card hasn't been swiped yet. Finally negotiated to have her bring me chips on the road. Additionally the bar needs to be cleaned more since there was an aggressive amount of fruit flies. It's also quite disturbing to see new take out containers in the bathroom, unwrapped from the plastic. Pretty sure that's a health safety violation. I do not recommend this place to dine.
This restaurant met all our expectations ...
This restaurant met all our expectations. The wine list is very extensive and there are some very reasonable options. Wines are grouped on pages of $20+, $30+, etc. The food was excellent with a varied menu that is not the typical Santa Fe fare. The atmosphere was very comfortable and conversation was possible as the noise level was very tolerable. We loved it.
Hostess didn't "get" that we were the pa ...
Hostess didn't "get" that we were the party with the reservation, despite my telling her that we were. The waiter then came and moved us. I hope this will not be considered a no show against me. Poor communication on their part. We would have preferred the reserved table!
Unfortunately we were seated in the very ...
Unfortunately we were seated in the very small bar area about 12 inches away from a very lively group - who had their very non-service dog with them that kept wandering all over the restaurant. The table was very loud and we were not able to have a conversation until they left. I think if we had been in the main dining room we might have had a more pleasant dining experience. The hostess (also our server) sat us there even though there were tables available in the main dining room, which we thought was very inconsiderate. I don't even remember what I ate, although the wine list was excellent.
The food was very good. The chef came ou ...
The food was very good. The chef came out personally to discuss the menu and make suggestions. The wait staff was also very helpful. Prices were reasonable and portions were a good size. It was a very pleasant meal.
Absolutely wonderful service. Quality o ...
Absolutely wonderful service. Quality of the food is exceptional. Wine list is amazing. Our waitress made great wine recommendations and helped with food questions. We took good friends for their first time and they and we can't wait to return. Best of all, even though it was Wine and Chile time in Santa Fe, we were able to make reservations and enjoy a leisurely meal. Another note is seating allows guests to meet other guests and share stories. It was a very enjoyable evening. Nice to see the owners personally greeting guests and checking on all.
We had a delicious dinner of high qualit ...
We had a delicious dinner of high quality, tasty, fresh and interesting food. Service is quite fast. The wine list is comprehensive. We enjoyed the food so much, we returned 3 nights later for a second excellent dinner. The beef brisket and watermelon salad are both memorable. Our neighboring table had the mezze platter and the fish fry. Both look fabulous. Next time...
Amazing intimate cafe with varied afford ...
Amazing intimate cafe with varied affordable wine list. Great selection of tasty, delectable bruschettas. Crab cakes & roasted vegetables were a highlight of dining experience. Most important---staff was super friendly and professional. Wish we lived in Santa Fe as we'd be regulars.
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