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TerraCotta Wine Bistro
TerraCotta Wine Bistro

TerraCotta Wine Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terracottawinebistro.com
  • Phone: (505) 989-1166
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday through Wednesday : 11: 30 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11: 30 AM - 10: 00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Catherine O'Brien
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chapelle Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I went to TerraCotta for my birthday dinner. It was the right choice. We found the prices, food and service perfect for our private celebration without the pretentiousness found in other Santa Fe locations. The large selection of half-bottles of good wines was welcome, indeed. The main courses gave us at least two selections of meat, fish or salads. The choices continued into the expanded dessert menu. This will become our personal, well-hidden gem."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "We had a great experience with friends celebrating our anniversary. Service was great and the food was marvelous. They make you feel at home."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had to be done by 5:45 to make our 6 pm concert. Terra Cotta serves from lunch through closing which means we could easily make our commitment. We sat in the lovely, brightly decorated courtyard patio with umbrellas to keep sun away. We were greeted with friendly efficiency which carried over to our service throughout the meal. The menu provides a large selection of different offerings so we chose light fare of salad and 1/2 sandwich. Both were well presented and very tasty, including a side of home made waffle fries. We split a chocolate silk pie for desert that was well presented, but a little sticky for my taste. Prices are affordable and good value overall. We will definitely return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Had a great lunch even though our order was mixed up. Porch was a bit noisy this time, but all in all, very pleasant. All staff was friendly and enthusiastic."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Once TerraCotta gets a handle on their prices things should pan out."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Bruschetta was not good. Corn crab dip was great. Nice wine list. Pleasant environment. Good service."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food is excellent for the price the are very. Flexible for various dietary. Needs we loved the experience we will go again and again. We loved the sweet potato fries the salmon was perfectly cooked as was the fried chicken"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Waiter not really interested in our enjoying a nice dinner. Irregular service of different course of our meal, including bringing out one entre, while all four of our group were still eating appetizers. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "A great find in a quiet neighborhood. The food is awesome. Salmon one of the best. Friends raved about the flank steak and crab cakes. Don't miss the onion rings. The chef is funny and entertaining. Hostess so friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Looking for a relaxing, beautiful spot for a casual dinner. Look no further than TerraCotta. Fabulous food from two women who've built a reputation of being one of the best catering companies in Santa Fe for 20 years. Great comfort food with a fabulous wine list."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great food and great wine list, really reasonable prices."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The wine list is comprehensive, the outdoor patio is nothing short of charming, and the waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. We ordered a bruschetta plate with four different kinds, and of the four, only one had any flavour (this is not an exaggeration), and even that one was overloaded with goat cheese, overpowering the other elements of the dish. The bloody mary flank steak salad was served cold, cooked medium-well (even though it was requested at medium), and the bloody mary dressing was unremarkable. The mezze plate, a Mediterranean sampler, was served with about 1/3 of the necessary pita triangles needed to enjoy the dish, causing us to wait ten minutes or more for the staff to bring some more pita. Good concepts, poor execution."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We are locals and have patronized Terra Cotta Bistro since they opened, always taking out-of-town house guests. Now, we are going to rethink it! On our last few visits, the food has been inconsistent--fried chicken, chicken salad and salmon salad were good; bbq average; specials average; and the bruschetta is always burned and cold when it comes to the table! We were embarrassed to be taking guests on our last visit, plus our guests' red wine had turned bad! Yikes! The waiter promptly replaced it. However, the damage was done--it will be awhile before we return to Terra Cotta Bistro."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Treated our family very nicely. Bruschetta choices were great. Fish and chips outstanding as was plank salmon and asparagus ravioli. Good for vegetarians."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I love this new find in Santa Fe. The food is always delicious, the vibe is positive and the setting is great."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My attention was caught by the Monte Cristo on the online menu. It seemed an unusual dinner entree, so I emailed the restaurant. I was told that normally sandwiches aren't available after 5 PM, but that Chef Catherine would make an exception for us. Very glad she did. There are plenty of other interesting-sounding items on the menu, too. We were a little concerned about parking this close to the Santa Fe plaza, but were pleasantly surprised that there were some slots reserved for TCWB just across the street."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I loved their wine layout (by color & price), and they have very good wine flight options to get to try different wines than you might normally. The food was very very good, but just not quite at a 5 star level. Example - the cheese board was awesome EXCEPT the very pedestrian crackers it was served with. Most foodie places will have a variety of crackers/breads that come with such an item. We also did the onion rings (AWESOME), caprese flatbread (OK), southern fried chicken (VERY GOOD), fish & sweet potatoe fries (VERY GOOD), and tart with ice cream (VERY GOOD). Service was very good and all the staff was very very friendly."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Cute building, nice wine list, quiet when we visited. Food was average--paninis, salads, soups--but a little more expensive than similar fare elsewhere. It was OK for a ladies lunch. The wine bar is classy but we were not interested in wine for lunch."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We waited for 15mins before we got water or service,they must of been changing shifts...when we finally got service it was fantastic!Very colorful and bright,happy place.Fun owners and wait staff. The food is delightful and the appetizers where presented Great,they where fun as well as tasty..truley a foodies experience.Wonderful wine list, happy hour is affordable for everyone.Would put it on my top 5 for Santa Fe and take many of my friends for a good time."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "When we arrived for our reservation on Sunday morning we were disappointed to find out the chef was not there so no brunch menu. We were told it was the busy season so if there is a catering the chef is doing that. Lunch was very good but lunch was not what I was looking forward too. If you are going for brunch call that day to make sure the chef is there."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Cozy restaurant that was originally a traditional Santa Fe style home down the street from the Georgia O'Keeffe museum. Several really good menu options. The food was excellent and very nicely presented. The owner and the chef came to our table to welcome & visit with us--really personable. I'm not a wine connoisseur so the waiter helped us make a selection we liked a lot. We travel to Santa Fe every July and will definitely return again next year. I would definitely recommend reservations for either the patio or indoor seating."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our waiter was great when it came to wine and food recommendations. The crab cakes he recommended were outstanding, although the waffle fries that accompanied them seemed underdone and oddly unfinished. The salmon salad was very good as well. However, when we got to dessert, he recommended the ricotta cheesecake to my husband. The cheesecake itself was okay, but the "coulis" or sauce or whatever it was on top was awful. It tasted like salad dressing. We let our waiter know, and he took it back to the kitchen... and returned with the same dessert, but with no sauce, so just plain cheesecake. Blech. And no comping the bad dessert, either. Sorry guys - you need to fix the food problems, and if there is a problem, you gotta comp the dish."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The space and wine list were good, but the rest of the experience was rather strange, possibly because it was an off time on Sunday It felt like we were being challenged to transcend our limited conventional expectations about things like taking our order and bringing the check. Random people would come and go. I had the North Carolina pulled pork; the sauce was good, but the pork was chunks, not "pulled." My friend ordered the tenderloin steak medium rare;. it did seem like either, but was good enough to finish. The experience wasn't bad, but I have more confidence returning to an establishment where the folks are a little more engaged in, you know, running a restaurant, in the sense that we usually think about that kind of thing."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "What a find - fabulous outdoor patio; great service; outstanding food and ambiance. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food rating takes into account the price point, which was spot on. We tried the chicken and the fish and chips. Roasted chicken was moist and the fish and chips exactly as expected. The chicken was a prix fix meal which was 30 dollars. The wedge blue cheese salad it came with was very crisp and fresh. I tried the oysters and sadly not familiar with the coating that was on them. I had never seen that before and it was just off putting for my taste. I will applaud them taking back and removing from the ticket. On a different note, I suggest asking the staff for your wine by the glass selection if you go that route, they can suggest some excellent values, especially during the happy hour! I would recommend based on price point value."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great as always! Our whole office had lunch and all enjoyed!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed sitting in the back garden for dinner, it is very pleasant. Terra Cotta has an extensive wine list and some nice wine for good prices. Interesting choices on the menu, our party liked the ribs and fish and chips and I loved the asparagus ravioli. Friendly knowledgeable server."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food and sharing is what it is all about and I love coming there-thanks-sue"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Terracotta has a good wine list and many wines by the glass. The back patio has a very nice ambiance. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We plan on returning next for lunch. We have recommended the restaurant to our friends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We all had delicious dinners and intend to make it our go to for lunch or dinner place"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I love bringing people to TerraCotta Wine Bistro to see the delight on their faces when they see the charming decor and again when they taste the amazing food. Last Thursday I met a friend for lunch. I had the crab cakes with waffle fries. The crab cakes were very good for the Southwest. The waffle fries were the best I had ever had. My friend had the asparagus ravioli and I could have finished off her dish. Service is always a big deal to me and the wait staff are great. Parking is a bit intimidating. There is a parking garage on San Francisco and Sandoval. Catty-corner from the garage is a sidewalk that goes along side the Eldorado Hotel that takes you to Johnson St. Turn left and the restaurant will be on the left side of the street."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "When I first discovered this great little bistro, I was invited by friends to try it out. I was so taken with the creative menu, and the extensive "wine by the glass" list, that I brought another friend here the very next evening; my third time to Terracotta was two nights later. I have been a weekly regular ever since."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "First time at this charming wine bar. Lovely patio and equally cheery interior. Impressive wine list and savory food choices. I recommend the crab cakes. Staff is friendly but not intrusive. Lovely evening for a reasonable price. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We always have a great meal at TerraCotta and love the owners and staff. Very friendly and warm even when they are busy. Everything we have ordered (we are locals) is terrific. Thanks."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service, a great place to eat an unhurried meal. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food - unique and well prepared. The wine list was good, the service was good. Only thing is that, even for Santa Fe, though, we found it a bit overpriced. The two of us tried the appetizer with four varieties of bruschetta and split the fish and chips entree. We did have two drinks each, but still, to not get out of there for less than $80 (after tip) having split an appetizer and split an entree? That feels more like fine dining prices than "wine bistro" prices."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have heard several friends talk about TerraCotta, but never experienced it until last Friday. The service was great, the food was wonderful, and we had a very enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Always fabulously pleased with the meals at Terracotta Wine Bistro. The chef is very talented and her repertoire of cuisines is vast, so expect some surprises. No disappointment with any meal I've eaten on the regular menu, and they offer a prix fixe or "select from" special menu which changes frequently and offers some fun and fabulous other choices. Have enjoyed everything from light bites to a recent wined dinner, all of which have been beautifully prepared, abundant and delicious. I love the wine list. Prices are reasonable and I like the fact they seek out wines that are not offered at every other restaurant in town; so much so I've hunted some of those wines down to add to our cellar. A gem of a restaurant - don't miss it!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The portion sizes can be large on the entrees, bur great for sharing and tasting a lot of different things. The col cucumber soup was delicious, and the guys liked the crab cakes."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It is surprising to find a place in Santa Fe that has Baltimore vibes! The food is quite good, yet has quite a carbon footprint! Would like to promote the local growers and suppliers more. That is hard with Crab! We all enjoyed our meal and the lovey ambience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014