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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Excellent lunch! The chicken salad was g ...
Excellent lunch! The chicken salad was great, as always, as were the bruschetta. Everything was delicious.
I got a last minute reservation for dinn ...
I got a last minute reservation for dinner while briefly in Santa Fe as a prelude to a trip to Colorado. Service and food were both excellent. I ate out on the patio; it was warm, quiet, and congenial. Highly recommended.
We bring groups to Santa Fe and stumbled ...
We bring groups to Santa Fe and stumbled upon Terra Cotta on a scouting trip. We visited it every year and I'll pop in when I'm in town just for fun. The service and food are fantastic.
Perfect shared plate
We stopped in for a glass of wine & appetizers before an event at the Museum of New Mexico. It was just perfect. We shared bruschetta wi blue cheese w pear , chicken liver, salmon with boursin, goat cheese w roasted garlic and tomato. Lovely to find all wine by the glass under $12 was only $6 before 6PM.
While this restaurant may not be a gourmet's delight, the food is good but not great, it is a fun restaurant with a very friendly staff and colorful setting. And the prices are very reasonable. I'd definitely go back the next time I'm in Santa Fe.
Lettuce in the salads was limp, the flav ...
Lettuce in the salads was limp, the flavor was not pleasing in the pear salad and the salmon salad was mediocre. Used to love this place. Not so sure now
Unexpected gem -- great food and intrigu ...
Unexpected gem -- great food and intriguing room arrangement of small rooms and bar. So quiet plus guitarist
Good food at great value. Perfect for t ...
Good food at great value. Perfect for two or small group. Friendly service and an evening to remember.
Large portions at a reasonable price. De ...
Large portions at a reasonable price. Delicious food. Interesting and friendly staff.
Good eats, casual feel
Presentation of food was nice, lamb kebab very good (would have preferred basmati rice on the side) all in all flavorful. Atmosphere was a mix of business crowd, locals, and out of town people, cool spot for all.
We had dinner there on May 11. We arrive ...
We had dinner there on May 11. We arrived a few minutes before 6:00 p.m., just in time for the $6 per glass wine special. Great choices of wine; discovered a new Burgundy. One of us had the Imperial Shrimp Special and one had the filet of sole. Both were superb. We sat in the back room, which is less noisy than the front room because it seats fewer diners, and it has no big group tables. The background music throughout was from a live musician playing soft guitar. Our server was exceptional. Treated us like she had been waiting for us all day. Good conversalionalist, but only when asked about food or local scene. Will go back for sure. Oh, as is usual in Santa Fe, parking can be a challenge, but it's worth the effort.
The service is attentive without being i ...
The service is attentive without being intrusive. This is our second time dining at Terra Cotta and we had the same waitress both times. She is delightful and very helpful with menu choices. We will definitely go back.
Not worth it!
I ordered the pork schnitzel and it was tough and a bit thick for schnitzel. The red cabbage was good but for the price it was not worth it.
What a cute place❣I would have loved to ...
What a cute place❣I would have loved to sit outside... Unfortunately the weather did not permit.. I loved the organic wine and the crab-filled shrimp❣Perfect place for wine tasting with the girls❣🍷🍷🍷
Promise Margarine instead of Butter? Ine ...
Promise Margarine instead of Butter? Inedible Bread? Tasteless Fish? Stale Dessert? No, Merci.
Very good food and nice ambiance
Very good food and nice ambiance; one of the few places in Santa Fe which offers a varied menu with an excellent assortment of entrees at varying prices. Food is consistently good. Service is pleasant. Especially nice when the guitarist is playing.
A real gem
We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The wait staff was excellent and the food was yummy
Good place for wine tasting
My husband and I selected this restaurant after walking by and reading their menu on the door. They were offering 1/2 price glasses of wine for the first hour they were open on a Sunday. They have an extensive selection of wines. They also have a very nice menu. Upon our arrival we were able to select from many available tables and enjoyed a seat in the corner. The décor of the restaurant is very appealing and I was very drawn to the original art work in the dining room. Our server was fabulous and gave us all the time we needed for enjoying wine and appetizers before ordering and bringing our entrees. Wonderful experience in Santa Fe.
Creative menu items
We found the TerraCotta to have interesting menu choices, an extensive wine list and a very amiable staff. We had good conversations with the hostess from France, the owner, Kathleen, and a local couple at the next table. The atmosphere seems to encourage conversation and interaction with other diners and the staff and we had a wonderful time as well as very good food. We could tell TerraCotta was a find because of the number of locals eating there.
Such a great place! I always find somet ...
Such a great place! I always find something new to try on the menu. Love it all.
Atmosphere charming - food a disappointment
My husband and I were excited by the reviews and the ambiance. Enjoyed the background guitar player. We found the food lackluster. I ordered the lamb kebab and found both the hummus and quinoa/pea side dishes absolutely flavorless. Heard them 86 one of the prix fixe desserts because another diner complained it was too dry. Come here to sample the wine, but save your dining dollars for another place.
Convenient, cozy, great wine selection, good food
What more can I say than what I covered in the title! I was looking for a decent restaurant for a business lunch, within walking distance of the Eldorado Hotel where my guests and I were attending a conference. The Terra Cotta Wine Bar was a home run - a quick walk (maybe 3-4 minutes), warm soup on a cold day, a surprisingly diverse menu and a great wine list. Quiet enough for a business lunch, small without feeling crowded. Special requests graciously accommodated. I would (and already have) recommended this place to friends and business associates.
Great casual dinner
Needed a place close to the Symphony with reasonable prices. This was perfect. First the $6 before 6 o'clock wine was a treat with some really good choices. We loved the small plates to share with a delightful variety-something to please each of us. Very nice ambiance and service. We enjoyed every bite and every sip. Will definitely go again (in fact going to try lunch tomorrow.)
terracotta is such a gem. always cozy and welcoming. fantastic wine list ranging from the $20s and up. food has a fun southern twist with good seasonal specials. my fiance and i love coming here when we are in santa fe.
We have been to TC in past, lunches and a few dinners, so when I received an email with an announcement for their wine dinner, we decided to attend and also treat a friend for her birthday. We have always enjoyed the food there so we were prepared to, at the very least, have a good meal. It was, hands-down, by far, one of the best dinners we've ever had - EVER! Everything was superb. The vichyssoise was absolutely delicious. The second course of Cobia with snap peas was out of this world. The Duck - OMG! Succulent, tender, and paired perfectly with some kind of sauce. Five star all the way. Now add the wine with it all - the crew at Terra Cotta out did themselves. The wine selections were pitch perfect with each course. Spot on. One last rave on TC - the service was GREAT! Friendly and attentive, they were grace under fire as they cleared glassware and plates in preparation for the next course. While the seating was a bit tight, the company was worth it. Terra Cotta, kudos to the chef, servers and owners, and thank you for an absolutely wonderful meal.
Excellent food and service. There was a ...
Excellent food and service. There was a extremely loud party in the next room. The staff were very kind (comped our drink) due to the loud and obnoxious party. Not the fault of the restaurant - they were very attentive!!
Always very good food. Reliable. Pleas ...
Always very good food. Reliable. Pleasant atmosphere, enjoyable a great local restaurant.
All time favorite, varied menu offerings
A group of friends met before going to the ballet. The menu is perfect for such a group. Brushettas in about 8 or more variations are great for sharing. Also the mezze plate and the cheese plate. Excellent happy hour prices on glasses of wine before 6 pm. Always something for any taste and budget. Extensive wine list, too.
I'm new to Santa fe and had read such go ...
I'm new to Santa fe and had read such good reviews on Terra Cotta that when I had a good friend visiting from Tucson, it was my first pick, It did not disappoint us - everything was fabulous. I will be back! Thank you!
Food was great, service was great, the chef was funny and skilled! Had a wonderful Saturday evening dinner!
Food was excellent and service knowledga ...
Food was excellent and service knowledgable and gracious. Good wine list also. Lively guitarist on night we were there.
We enjoyed this place very much last yea ...
We enjoyed this place very much last year but we're sorely disappointed this year. They were out of the wine we ordered, out of a entree we wished to have and the second selection we ordered, a grilled fish was dripping w grease. Very disappointing.
The food was superb. Highly recommend the filet Mignon or flank steak. Excellent wine selection. The service was perfect as well.
Mediterranean style Chilean Sea Bass pre ...
Mediterranean style Chilean Sea Bass preparation with roasted vegetables was outstanding
It was great.
We were a group of 9.....great service, great food, great time.....separate checks, which was appreciated! Following lunch we walked to the O'Keefe museum......perfect afternoon.
Great restaurant. We had a large table o ...
Great restaurant. We had a large table of 8 with 3 kids and had s great time and great meal! Highly recommend it.
Not our best experience at TerraCotta. ...
Not our best experience at TerraCotta. We found the waiter Adam fairly annoying... way too talky, commenting on everything we ordered, slow on delivering water, had to be reminded to bring our appetizer which arrived after our salads and soups. Food was alright but not as good as previous visits. Makes us wonder if there's been a change in the kitchen.
Don't let the parking dissuade you
Despite the challenges involved in parking, the food is worth the effort. The Prix Fixe menu provided excellent fare at a VERY reasonable price. Of course, our guests could not resist the signature fried chicken, grits, and greens. Always fabulous. Always tempting.
Great wine list. Loved the bruschetta ap ...
Great wine list. Loved the bruschetta appetizer, but we were disappointed with the Fried Chicken with collard greens & grits, despite it being recommended by our server.
A wonderful evening
We were there on a Tuesday for no special reason other than we wanted to dine with a friend. As is our experience at TerraCotta, the service was surpassed only by the food. Plus there was a guitarist who was very talented and kept his music low so we could easily converse and still hear the music in the background.
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