About TerraCotta Wine Bistro
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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: (505) 438-2877
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
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!
TerraCotta drew my attention because their prices seemed reasonable for bistros in Santa Fe, the food looked interesting, and the atmosphere seemed appropriate for a small gathering of old friends to share food and conversation. It met expectations on all accounts. It is a comfortable place for dinner in a place that is not too loud (even with a guitarist the night we went). The wait staff is outstanding. All drink options available, but the wine list is huge and one can find a nice glass or bottle in any price range. The food and the experience left us happy altogether. Highly recommended.
We've dined here on several occasions and positively LOVE this restaurant. One of our favorites in Santa Fe. The Schnitzel is out of this world, as is the Shephard's Pie - fantastic comfort food, and their $6 wine options before 6pm give us the extra reason to book a table here. I love the environment - the colors, the warmth of the staff and the exceptional cuisine. Five stars, each time we've been there.
The quality of the food was disappointing. The meu is large and diverse. The ambiance is very good. The service is excellent. My Shepard's pie was microwave warmed, at least some it was cold and other parts hot. The soup was mediocre.
This was our second time at the restaurant. We will be back for a third try. The chicken on our visit was outstanding, a dish that is so often disappointing elsewhere . Next time I'm going to try the duck with caramelized onions; it does sound so good.
Excellent menu with excellent prices! The fried chicken was the best I've tasted in decades, cooked from scratch (takes 25 minutes). It's menu is a combination of dishes you never find anymore, e.g., Shepards Pie, creative dishes, and some Julia Child recipes, all at excellent prices.
This is a small cozy restaurant with delicious food and great wines for a reasonable price! The warm crab dip and oysters were fantastic as were our main dishes; sheperd's pie, lamb kebob, schnitzel and flank steak marinated in coffee and cola. We'll be back next time when we're in town :-)
We love TerraCotta Wine Bistro. My husband and I first visited in the summer of 2015 on our honeymoon and loved everything about TerraCotta. We were back in Santa Fe this December with my in-laws and were thrilled to get to go back. The food was outstanding as always and the service was great. I will always recommend eating here.
Had a wonderful Christmas weekend dinner! When we arrived at 7:00, a couple of dishes were gone. But the staff was so courteous and apologetic, offering substitutes. Delicious Oysters Rockefeller and delightful bruschetta as appetizers. I had a delicious plank salmon dish. Above all, the ambience and staff courtesy were exceptional. A fun place for dinner!
A favorite but the service was only fair at this visit. Seems as if the server was new and perhaps the restaurant was understaffed. It was the Monday after Xmas. We had to repeat orders, and still not everything came out together. We had to remind her several times to bring one of our party her tea after the meal. We had a very good time and all the food was very delicious. It won't deter another visit, but it was disappointing.
This is a cute place & we have been there before for lunch or a light meal. However, they missed the mark for a Christmas Day Brunch. The salad was very good, but the mains were not. The lobster pot pie was lukewarm with a very watery, thin sauce. I sent it back ( they were very nice about it) and it did come back hot, but the lobster was rubbery. The pork chop was stuffed and was very overlooked and dry. The fixed price menu offered wine pairings for an additional $25 which we ordered. But when the wine came, it was 3 tiny carafes on a tray - approximately 4 oz. (this is their standard flight servings that we have had there before). Thus really didn't constitute a "wine pairing" as we have had in many other restaurants and was very overpriced.
We would return to this restaurant , but only for a light snack & a glass of wine which seems to be their real forte.
We were so happy to discover TerraCotta Wine Bistro on our recent vacation to Santa Fe. The welcoming atmosphere was wonderful, and the decor was representative of the style often sought after in Santa Fe; the staff was friendly. Several selections on the menu were tempting and it was difficult to make up our minds. Each dish we ordered was beautifully plated. The food was delicious and memorable. This restaurant should not be missed by any discerning diner. We can't wait to return again to Santa Fe. TerraCotta Wine Bistro will remain on our growing list of restaurants not to be missed.
We have had dinner at terracotta a couple of times and the food has been great. Generally the services has been pretty attentive and professional.
On our most recent visit the owner/chef decided to visit our table. At first I thought it was another customer from a rowdy neighboring table. Clearly drunk, she made a number of lascivious comments to the males at the table (all accompanied by significant others) and continued with an incoherent and expletive laden rant. This made for an awkward end to an otherwise very nice meal.
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 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 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 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 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.
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