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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
The Cheese Platter opener was just right for 4 to share. Lovely selection of cheeses hit the spot.
Entrees happily received by everyone who, by the well, polished off their food quite nicely.
Clearly multiple return visits in the future to sample all the great menu items are in the plan.
We (family group of 7) enjoyed the wine bistro immensely. The servers were very attentive and the food was attractively presented and very tasty. We ordered the perfect appetizers to accompany our wine (a Mediterranean plate, cheese and meats, along with roasted Japanese peppers). Superb! Nice cozy ambiance. My salmon was cooked perfectly to my taste and the seasoning and side dishes went along with it very pleasingly.
We love to find hidden gems that perhaps just the locals know about and Terracotta fit that to a T! Delicious salad that was spot on with the super sweet baby tomatoes and dressing. My husband had the pork schnitzel which he loved. I had the lamb kabob which had all the Mediterranean flavor you might expect and seemed to be homemade naan even. We were sad we did not allow time for dessert since I am sure it would have been outstanding.
Lovely small restaurant off the main downtown area but close enough. Wonderful service. Does not get noisy. Took my friend for her birthday lunch and we chose the prix fixe meal. The salad was exquisite and the fish and chips were good. The carrot cake was more like a carrot muffin and had been heated in a microwave as the edges had that toughness that microwaving baked goods bring. It was only okay. However, the rest of the meal was good, the service excellent, the ambience lovely and free parking, albeit not much parking available and it's on a street perpendicular to the restaurant. That's downtown Santa Fe though .
Our reservation was welcomed with a smile and a promise to be at our service--AND our waitress (Kyra) was especially attentive without being obtrusive. She was very knowledgeable about the wine selections and helped each of us to step out of our comfort zone to try a different choice. Amazingly tasty wine and entrée without breaking the bank. Being able to actually have a conversation while a subdued classic guitar player presented lovely choices of music was a TREAT. We will return!
Very quaint restaurant only a short walk from the Plaza.
Food was good. Loved the salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. Barramundi was cooked well but personally prefer without the crispy skin so will request it that way next time. Also loved their version of carrot cake. Served warm and not too sweet.
We had a marvelous afternoon lunch on a recent visit. The cozy bar was a perfect retreat from the unseasonal weather. We didn't want to leave! Great wine recommendations, informed and unpretentious service by the bartender, Emily. She appeared to be the only staff member there and did a fine job taking care of us. The onion soup is outstanding.
My book group friends were in Santa Fe for the weekend and everyone enjoyed their dinners at Terra Cotta. The menu was varied so everyone was satisfied, and it was a nice change from all of the New Mex cuisine we'd been eating. The service was attentive and on target even though we were a large party. The restaurant accommodated a last minute change in the reservation time with no problem.
This was my second visit to Terra-cotta, and find the service to be consistently good and the ambiance lovely. Our food this time was not quite as good--the cheese grits in particular were not only unremarkable but cold on the plate, and the Pork Schnitzel really just seemed like a breaded boneless pork chop.
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:)
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