I ate here for the first time with my friend we had an early dinner and the waitress/bartender was great. Food was well prepared and delicious, the deserts are great as well. It is a lovely space with just enough character to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. I am going to become a regular at this place, and you cant beat $6 before 6pm for wine.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new downtown restaurant.
Wonderful cozy new restaurant in downtown Santa Fe. Great casual menu and atmosphere with well designed and well priced wine list. The bright, colorful decor adds to the fun, friendly ambiance. Definitely will visit often.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent, the wine reasonably priced, the interior lovely, the staff friendly. We all agreed that its a repeater..
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Brisket Panini
Environment is very stripped down for Santa Fe restaurants. Wish that they would put some decor into the place, but hopefully, that will come. The food is good, and the service, very attentive. Brisket Panini is excellent.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will definitely return.
We will definitely return. Great place for casual date night.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect neighborhood spot!
The atmosphere is casual Santa Fe. The wine choices are good and reasonably priced. The food is very good. All around, a very nice spot in the neighborhood!
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Santa Fe Gem
We had dinner a couple of nights ago with friends visiting from Florida. The food was very good. This is the height of Indian Market and the restaurant was packed but the waitress held up under the great pressure. We had been to a reception earlier and I had too many appetizers so didn't eat my dinner. The kind waitress asked if something was wrong with the food and would I like to order something else....just too full.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fans of Peas N Pods Catering
We were happy to see that the owners of Peas N Pods opened this restaurant. Excellent location and convenient parking, even though it's on Johnson St. The menu is very accessible. All the specials sounded wonderful. We had one of them. Our party of 4 all agreed that the food was VERY delicious. We had to split one dessert due to interior space limitations...The ricotta cheesecake was luscious, very authentic to Italy.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
New and lovely
Were at the old version two years ago..only open five weeks but a real find. Food great, wines very reasonable and thought out. Met the owners, chef O,brien and Shelly the overall manager. I will be back next visit to Santa Fe and give this new venture a hearty thumbs up.. Dr Stan Shorb
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely wonderful - great
Absolutely wonderful - great food and great prices. Service was exceptional.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were introduced to this
We were introduced to this gem by a visiting couple. We have had a home in SF since 2001 and did not know a bout this facility. We definitely plan to return.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a newer restaurant
This is a newer restaurant in Santa Fe that hits the mark. One of the best "by the glass" wine lists in Santa Fe and the food was spot on. We had all the specials for that evening and they were superb. A bit noisy and tables too close to call the place romantic but neither issue detracted from a great experience.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great new addition to Santa Fe
I had a great experience, the food is high quality and approachable, the service was great. The prices are right too.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
birthday lunch with friend
Our second visit to this newly opened restaurant. Owners Glenda and Catherine have captured the right vibe with tawny walls, bright table settings, mediterranean feel and downright good good. Most of the menu lends itself to small plates and sharing, though there is a list of larger entrees should one be in the mood. We shared from the bruschetta offering - choice of 4 (really 8 pieces) for $15 . The olive oil carrot cake with cream cheese frosting provided a festive end to our lovely meal.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fantastic find
Great food, service, and ambience
I was impressed with the olive plate and the crab cakes. The crab cakes had very little breading and lots of crab. They were cooked perfectly.
We also took advantage of the six dollar glass of wine before 6pm.
We had a delightful meal and are planning to return.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This delightful new restaurant
This delightful new restaurant is a real hit. Everyone I know who's tried it has recommended it highly.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've dined at Terra Cotta
I've dined at Terra Cotta 3x and the atmosphere is a definite draw for me, as is the wine list. Everyone is friendly and the service is good. Great location. I would like to see a rotation in the menu, as it is small and perhaps more seafood or vegetarian entrees for non-meat eaters.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One hit, one miss
We enjoyed Terra Cotta Wine Bistro twice, once for dinner the other for Sunday brunch. Food (crab cakes) at dinner was excellent. So was the smoked brisket hash on Sunday -- but the menu failed to note that it was covered with melted cheese. That's fine for me, but my wife has lactose intolerance. The waiter said that "they were still working on the menu." Fortunately, she was able to peel off the cheese. He didn't offer to get a substitute dish, and he didn't bother to remove the plate with the cheesy mess. The other problem is that the melting of the cheese made the soft-boiled egg nearly hard-boiled. The menu and kitchen need to do some tweaking, but overall our experiences have been positive. Not a bad start for a new restaurant.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect casual dining
this is a great spot for lunch or dinner - there's a charming little bar that is a perfect spot for a quick drink or a meal.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Newly Discovered Santa Fe Gem
Open only 6 weeks, Terra Cotta is a great find for Santa Feans seeking an imaginative menu, expertly executed. The value is high, with very reasonable prices. Wines are organized by price category ($20, $30, etc.).. Ambience is quiet and comfortable, unpretentious but sophisticated.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed lunch here, and we're looking forward to going back soon.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicioius Leisurly Meal
The basic menu selection is the same all day, so you don't miss out by going for lunch, or a mid-afternoon meal. Everything was fresh and delicious. The bruschetta selection was a lovely surprise, and we were helped to make an excellent wine choice.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit. Brisket
Our second visit. Brisket and crab cakes highly recommended. Delicious side salad.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food with elegant wines
This is a gem, affordable and appealing with relaxed service and attractive decor. We selected a fine Chile wine after tasting a couple of others, enjoyed fine hors d'oeuvres, delicious salmon entrees, and great coffee and dessert. Will go back soon.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Up and coming new bistro
A well managed new little bistro located on a quite street walking distance from the Plaza opened for lunch and dinner promises to be a go to destination after in my opinion they tune up their menu offerings.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
the onion rings are worth the extra $2. I may go by Terra and get an order to go!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would definitely go back again
Quaint bistro with great food. Service was wonderful- had a family-run feel. We ordered salads and the veggie stack and all were amazing. Would love to try more from the menu. Our food came out quick and we had a very attentive (but not annoying) waiter. Great happy hour with any glass of wine for $6.
My only complaint is the seating arrangement. My husband and I don't go out much and when we do we like to have private conversation. The seating in the dining room was a pseudo-community style which made us a bit uncomfortable.
Looked like the bar area was lively.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brilliant food and wine pairings
Something for everyone at this delightful bistro. Wonderful service. Killer fried onion rings.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, delicious food
A wonderful place to meet friends for dinner.The wine list is exceptional
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday evening at Terra Cotta SF
We visit Santa Fe regularly for business and since it opened in midsummer 2012 we are sure to stop at Terra Cotta for dinner.
The specials, starters and entrees are well prepared and enjoyable. The staff and management is friendly and informative, reasonable table seating in this small but comfortable eatery.
10/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific evening! I also agree
Terrific evening! I also agree that the onion rings were delicious!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back
Very friendly owners and staff; warm and attractive decor; tasty food and wine. The owners have extensive catering experience and it shows.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful find
Down the street from the Okeeffe Museum a beautiful little bistro good food very well priced
Already missing the Butter Pecan Chicken but the Schnitzel was very good
Must try all of the Brochettas they are great!!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot
This new bistro was a hit with my lunch guest. I will have to come back again soon to try out other menu optoins.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
TerraCotta continues to be
TerraCotta continues to be a delightful place for lunch, an easy walk from the plaza. Food, service and ambience are all very, very pleasant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Intimate and charming
The food was presented beautifully and the service was excellent.
I hope to return often. This is a wonderful
Choice amid the many choices of restaurants in Santa Fe.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting and varied menu.
Interesting and varied menu. Cheese plate was awesome. Friendly staff and comfortable environment. Glad to finally see an affordable wine list in this city. Chef/Owner came to table and was a delight. We will be back!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of 8 of us chose Terra
A group of 8 of us chose Terra Cotta based on recommendations and Travel Advisor reviews. It's a very welcome addition to Santa Fe, where restaurants can be overpriced and not focused on customers. All 8 of us found Terra Cotta to be offer outstanding food, service, wine choices, and ambience. We highly recommend it!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new restaurant.
Dining at TerraCotta is very enjoyable. The food is excellent, good presentation and good wine list. We had a very nice, not over bearing but attentive server.
We will certainly return.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Friends
Went with our neighbors, had a wonderful "German" meal in the heart of Santa Fe. The Menu is wonderful, something for everyone. Every one is friendly, helpful and happy. A definite repeat is in order!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently excellent food.
Consistently excellent food. The only criticisms are insufficient light at night and poor napkins.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A charming, cozy place
Charming with a homey feel, Terra Cotta is a perfect lunch spot or ideal when all you want is a glass of wine and a light meal for dinner. I could have feasted on just their appetizers alone. It's cozy bar, creaking wooden floors, and soft lighting makes you feel at home. Our server graciously let us sample the night's soup prior to ordering and was spot on with his suggestions. The chef is from Louisiana and the menu has hints of the south sprinkled throughout. My husband ordered the jambalaya and thought it the best he'd ever had. For starters, we shared the cheese platter-a must! Glad we live in Santa Fe, we'll be back!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jammed, but they recovered
You know its a bad sign when you wait a long time for the server after being seated. In my experience, service rarely makes a comeback from this initial bad impression. However, in this case, they did. Server explained that practically the entire restaurant was seated at the same time on this Sat night. Over the next several interactions, I was impressed with the service (and its rare recovery). Good buzz in the restaurant. Food is tasty and we really liked the ability to order small plates and such. Wine by the glass is a solid portion brought in small carafe. List isn't super premium but there are a lot of mid-priced selections which is fine. We will go back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The four of us all had different
The four of us all had different dishes, and we were all very happy with our choices. The large plate of Maryland crab cakes was extremely generous, and was almost entirely crab meat. The salmon, which had a nice smoky flavor, was cooked to perfection
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Winner all around
Our second visit
Great both times.
Creative menu. Food well prepared. Professional service and good price point.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall a winner.
Great food and great service in a friendly atmosphere quiet enough to hold a conversation. This is a winner in our book. The menu provides lots of interesting choices. Although our food was wonderful, I want to good back to try other offerings. The wine list is very reasonably priced. We will definitely return to this restaurant.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have seven people to have
We have seven people to have a thanksgiving there. Turkey is awesome! And they even serve a free turkey entire leg to us! This is a wonderful night!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great lunch at Terra Cotta on Black Friday. Great food, good wine, good service. The only drawback is the lack of parking. The lots indicated on the restaurant's web site are probably fine in the eventing, but on Black Friday, one of them was full and the walk from available parking included a trek across a block that had not been cleared of snow from the storm a week before. Stay on the sunny side of the street and cross Johnson when you get to the restaurant.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great wine list
TerraCotta is a wonderful new restaurant that's a great option in downtown Santa Fe. We went there for my birthday, and we had a wonderful time. Every one of our entrees was excellent. My dish was a special of the night (linguine and clams) and it was superb. My wife is vegetarian and she had another special, eggplant, peppers, mozzarella, and cous cous. She was very happy as well. The other members of our party had crab cakes and a brisket pannini, and both were excellent. Dessert was great, and the wine list was extensive and varied. Our server, Johnna, took excellent care of us. All of this, and the prices were quite reasonable.
I would highly recommend TerraCotta to anyone looking for a special meal in the heart of downtown Santa Fe.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful small gem
In the last 5 months when I've been in Santa Fe, I've eaten a lunch or dinner at TerraCotta. The food is always perfect as is the friendly service. Please don't miss to try this wonderful small gem of a restaurant with outstanding, delicious food!!!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM