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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

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. We also feature a wonderful Sunday Brunch and fun Bar Bites, all at TerraCotta Wine Bistro.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was terrific. Great asparagus ravioli and the kabobs were great. LARGE WINE LIST. A little understaffed but nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at the TerraCotta Wine Bistro. It is a convenient walk from the Lensic Theater and has been a special experience each time for me and my companions. There is a nice variety of dishes to enjoy. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "French onion soup with Gruyere and Gouda cheese excellent. Entrees also very good Recommend without any reservation. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We found this little gem in Santa Fe's "Local Flavor" magazine. The wine list is extensive. We choose white and red wine flights to taste some of the available selections. They were well combined with a range of dryness and flavours. The menu has something for everyone. We started with house salads, a nice selection of greens, diced cucumber and whole grape tomatoes. The planked salmon came with a crusted blue cheese topping on a bed of vegetables a delicious combination. The Ravioli was filled with vegetables and ricotta. The taste of ricotta was very subdued. We finished with a shared banana split. A very pleasant meal except for the very noisy conversation all around us. If ever in Santa Fe again we'll be back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We went for the special bar and appetizer deal and stayed for dinner. The food, the presentation, the service, the room, all was perfect. Thank you"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "So glad this restaurant opened ! We have already gone 5 times in the last 6 weeks. Each time we have gone with different friends and everyone has been charmed by the food, hospitality and wine list. This has quickly become a new local favorite !!!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Second time here and I still love it! Delicious food, great ambiance, and a wonderful staff. Definitely my favorite place to laugh with friends or celebrate something special. If I lived in Santa Fe this would be my go-to restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was great - very well served - hot - by a very vibrant but not intrusive server. The back room was filled with people in their 60's & 70's (including us) so some people were talking very loud so that we could hear every word of their conversation...c'est la vie!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was great, but filled with older patrons. Too loud to have a decent conversation!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with good friends at TerraCotta Wine Bistro. All meals were excellent. All three women had the $25 fixed price, three coarse meal...and plenty of dessert for all!!!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "TerraCotta is a great place to share delicious appetizers with friends....and a bottle of wine or two. The service is excellent and the menu is reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It's a great wine bar, in the sense that they have a great wine list and a bartender who really cares about wine. Love that they're planning a Rose festival. But the food was just so so. Atmosphere is very nice, quiet and attractive. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is are 4th time here and it was as good this tome as the first"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Finally a place downtown where you can walk to the Lensic and have a light supper before the theater. My companion and I had great salads, glass of wine, and shared a delicious dessert. I'm reluctant to spread the word in case I can't get a reservation next time. The place is charming but casual, the menu varied enough to have a full meal or share a place with interesting choices, and everyone from the hostess who seated us, waitress, and, I presume, owner who bid us good evening, was friendly and gracious."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had heard about Terra Cotta before but had never been there. It was very good:) The food was lovely, the wine a steal at $6 a glass (they have a happy hour on all wines by the glass), and the service friendly and attentive/"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It's very rare for a new restaurant in Santa Fe to cause such a buzz among the locals, but this is sure to become the new favorite! The wide ranging menu, excellent wine list are very reasonably priced. The ladies from Peas and Pods have definitely learned which recipes work over the last 18 years, and they display the most charming interaction with their clientele that we have ever experienced ! We will be visiting weekly ! Well done ladies ! Congratulations on getting it all right!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit. On the first not so impressed, this time much better. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the wine list was extensive. The ambiance is what really makes this a joy to visit. Will go back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014