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/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
The hostess was a bit rude. The server ...
The hostess was a bit rude. The server was lovely, but unfortunately, she did not make up for the dryness of the food or the prices.
This was mediocre at best, and I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends and family. As my father used to say, "the food was dryer than the stomach of a camel in a 2 week trek in the Sahara".
One of my favorite places in Santa Fe! ...
One of my favorite places in Santa Fe! Great menu and lots of options depending on your appetite. Wonderful ambience...love the southwestern atmosphere...great building...I could sit there for hours! Very nice staff as well.
We usually have at least one meal at thi ...
We usually have at least one meal at this restaurant while we are visiting Santa Fe. This year was just ok and not as good as previous years. We will go back because it could have been an off night for them. Nice restaurant with good selection and service.
Everyone was very friendly. All 3 of the ...
Everyone was very friendly. All 3 of the owners visited our table at one time or another to make sure we happy.
The menu had a good variety and everything the 4 of us had was outstanding. Will definitely return there!
I took a family group of five for drinks ...
I took a family group of five for drinks and dinner. We were greeted warmly, led to a table directly beside the music which was quiet and unobtrusive, the perfect background for conversation. A waitress was with us instantly, knowledgeable regarding wine, menu, specials. We didn't have long to wait but we weren't rushed either -- there was a great rhythm to the entire experience. It was our first visit to TerraCotta and we will definitely be going back, separately and together.
Plus - My salad with salmon & mustard sa ...
Plus - My salad with salmon & mustard sauce was pretty good. Salmon cooked nicely, but too much sauce overwhelmed the fish.
Minus - My wife's chicken salad was bland, tasteless, poor in texture, almost inedible. This was not chicken on a salad, but cubed chicken salad.
Nice wine list and decent attentive service could not compensate for food quality.
Find a better option for your meal.
We did at La Posada's Julia - outdoors.
We both had soup and salad. The French o ...
We both had soup and salad. The French onion soup was unusual with the addition of tomatoes. They added an interesting fillip to an old favorite. The watermelon, kale and feta cheese salad was refreshing and had interesting textures. The shrimp salad was luscious and dense with shrimp. We will definitely go back the next we are in Santa Fe.
Ritz crackers. That's the equivalent of ...
Ritz crackers. That's the equivalent of what came with our cheese plate. To boot, our waitress told us she put the wine closer to us so we could self pour. She never checked in us at all. Or poured wine at all. We finally asked for bread with the cheese plate. They don't give French bread....only pillowy warm ciabatta bread. On request. When I bought up service and food disappointment issues with the OWNERS they said they'd fix things on the bill. We got $8 off and never saw the owners again. Super disappointing!!!
Though we liked look of inside we sat ou ...
Though we liked look of inside we sat outside. The server was very sweet and great. Happy hour was nice way to enjoy great wine for less, we appreciate that. The wine from Lodi was incredible, when she said "a rich, leather taste" myself and guest was sold. I had the flank steak, with veggies since I can not eat potatoes or rice, that was awesome. The kale watermelon salad I split with my husband was very good too, healthy and yummy meal. Not much parking though, we needed our car because we were off to Opera after dinner.
The bruschetta was a unique appetizer. C ...
The bruschetta was a unique appetizer. Choice of four kinds. The one wine out of the list that we chose, they ran out of "the night before." They also ran out of the mozzarella. What? It's Italian. Make some more.
The menu was bland. Nothing special. Too many other great restaurants in Santa Fe to waste time at this one.
Arrived early for our reservation and a ...
Arrived early for our reservation and a table was ready for us. I could see the patio and enjoyed watching a group of 20 people celebrate a friend's birthday.
The food and wine selections were excellent and made it easy to order a meal that was outstanding.
We love this restaurant, so it didn't oc ...
We love this restaurant, so it didn't occur to us not to go over Spanish Market weekend. We were rather disappointed with the entire experience, starting with waiting 15 minutes to see our waitress before we could even order our wine. She had waited on us in the past, but this night she was completely overwhelmed and it took more than 30 minutes to finally order our meal. Again, we have been here often, so we know that this is a restaurant that knows how to make a good meal, but it wasn't on this night. We're chalking it up to being too busy and not being able to produce the quality meals we know they can make. We'll be back.
I had the Salade Nicoise. The tuna was ...
I had the Salade Nicoise. The tuna was great. The potatoes were roasted, rather than boiled, which I didn't care for. The green beans were so cold I thought they may have been slightly frozen, or had been on ice and a bit of ice was plated with them. I prefer a more traditional nicoise with boiled new potatoes and crisp, squeaky green beans. I can't recall whether or not there were tomatoes, so I guess if there were, they were unremarkable. I also had the fresh borscht, which the addition of a bit of chopped cukes in greek yogurt made very good.
TerraCotta was probably my favorite meal ...
TerraCotta was probably my favorite meal out while visiting Santa Fe. They were having a particularly quiet night (Santa Fe was actually pretty quiet the entire week we were there) and we had the front area by the bar pretty much to ourselves. When we arrived (7:30 reservation, I believe) there was a guitarist playing...unfortunately he stopped at 8, so we didn't get to enjoy him for too long. For starters we had the bruschetta plate. You get to choose 4 of them for your $16 so we chose the fig, goat cheese, standard mozzarella and the artichoke. You get two slices of each (one large slice cut in half). It was a great appetizer for my husband and I. After eating that, I was not overly hungry and opted to get the Baltimore Crab Cakes. You can just get one...which was nice and large and thick. Along with the carrot slaw and veggies (I replaced the sweet potato fries), it was plenty to complete my meal and was absolutely delicious...lots of crab and little filler; cooked perfectly and the carrot slaw, something I had never had and now will try to recreate in my own kitchen!) was wonderful as a side. My husband had a special for the night -- a fish dish I can't recall but do remember he enjoyed it. No room for dessert for us...but the choices looked great. AND if you are watching your $$, they have a prix fixe menu with a few choices to give you a complete meal for $30/person... Enjoy!
This was a great find - we loved our mea ...
This was a great find - we loved our meal and service. Also the "$6 before 6" is a bargain - any wine on the list normally $11. or less is only $6. before 6pm, which was a pleasant surprise. We loved it and highly recommend - we will be back!
Restaurant appears to be in an older res ...
Restaurant appears to be in an older residence with tables fairly close together. Rooms are cozy. We did not go outside due to heat. Food is well prepared and above average with an excellent selection and well priced. Extensive wine list, varied . Friendly service. It was the 2nd best meal we'd had in 10 days of travel cross country. We would go back.
Took a chance selecting a restaurant onl ...
Took a chance selecting a restaurant online. Visiting Santa Fe for anniversary/opera. Were very pleased with TerraCotta Wine Bistro. As soon as my husband hears "bistro" he is hesitant, but he was thoroughly pleased with my selection.
We ordered the salads, shrimp salad and ...
We ordered the salads, shrimp salad and chicken salad. Both were very tasty. My shrimp salad was a little messy to eat, as the shrimp were placed in a scalloped dish, and I had to place it on the greens. It would have been nice to have it plated that way. Delicious just the same.
Excellent food, attentive wait staff and ...
Excellent food, attentive wait staff and good value. I had crab cakes and my wife had salmon. Both were excellent. I have been here in a large group and all had a great time. Definitely recommend this restaurant for dinner.
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