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TerraCotta Wine Bistro
TerraCotta Wine Bistro

TerraCotta Wine Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.terracottawinebistro.com
  • Email: info@terracottawinebistro.com
  • Phone: (505) 989-1166
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
    Sunday Dinner 3:00 - 8:00 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, 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "TerraCotta is clearly one of the best new restaurants in Santa Fe! The two owners, Catherine and Glenda have done an incredible job in establishing themselves in the restaurant business after years of catering. The food was spectacular! Don't miss this great restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love what they have done with the place. Good fun great desserts and overall, a real plus for Santa Fe. They do need a vegetarian option though as an entree."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Just off the plaza, about a 3 block walk away awaits an incredible dining experience at VERY reasonable prices. We sat at the bar, with personable and attentive wait staff. We were going out that evening, so we had an early dinner. We hit happy hour with $6 wines. I had an Organic Pale Ale that was outstanding. We started with Oysters Rockafeller (wow $12), then my wife had sweet potato soup, jambalaya, and bananas foster (special approx. $25), and I had the two lump crab cakes served with sweet potato fries and an apple slaw that was incredible. The manager and owners were wonderful and summed it up, great food, a little off the normal tourist area, still close enough for tourists, but reasonably priced to handle the locals."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A treat! Very friendly service, creative tasty menu. Reasonably priced for Santa Fe, too. After a dew visits you feel like family."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Love the ambiance, love the menu (what a great selection!), delightfully tasty, well prepared food with obviously fresh ingredients. Now that their parking problem is solved at lunch, I'll be back, again and again, and bring friends. Really, the menu and the food itself were that good! The metamorphosis from a restaurant that I had loved but was rather off-putting, to one that I do love and which is more embracing, is complete. (And, no, I was not paid in food or currency to rave about my new fave.) Well done, TerraCotta...!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner but nothing special except a terrific waitress. I liked it better for lunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "For local Santa Feans local restaurants can be a bit touristy and pricey. TerraCotta is well priced and feels very homey, the kind of place we are always on the lookout for, a place we feel is friendly and low key. The wine list is divided into prices, $20, $30 and up so makes it easy to choose. The menu is not huge but there was something delightful for all six of us in the group. Lovely waitstaff and not at all overbearing. My new fave!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with good service and good food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "There wre 4 of us for an early seating. Table was ready and the staff was ready for us. It was quiet, as it was a Tuesday night. We all chose the Janbalaya, there was a special. The food was wonderful--spicy just like we all liked. The wine choices were quite good, and I was able to taste one before ordering as I wasn't familiar with it. Wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. Pleasant evening all around--we have been here before, and will go there again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our last night in Santa Fe of a 5 day visit, and we decided to book a reservation at TerraCotta Wine Bistro. The owners where so welcoming and friendly. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was first-rate and interesting. They offered a Pre Fix menu option which was a real value. I highly recommend this local restaurant gem."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, great wine list and excellent value"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Bistro element is always appreciated as you can have a large meal or a sampling or even just soup and sandwich. Lunch or dinner, the food is always top notch. There is also the wine list which is reasonably extensive and wonderfully varied."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food is fabulous! And the serving sizes are just right. Room for dessert and still feel satisfied and not stuffed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My lunch was named Avocado and Chicken salad. It was actually Guacamole and the chicken appeared to be precooked and was spongy. The restaurant was cold."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was a real find, right across from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. We had a lovely meal and thought it was a great value. WIll be returning without question (we're Santa Fe locals)."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I have been at that restaurant with my husband and friends several times now. They do stay open between lunch and dinner which is a plus for us. It is close to the Santa Fe Plaza so you can easily walk there from the Plaza. Prices are reasonable. The happy hour is the best for wine drinkers. They also have nice and reasonably priced wine selection. Their Santa Fe Restaurant Week 2014 menu was great. The pork schnitzel was tasty. It came with vegetables that were wonderful as well. I had a lava cake for my dessert which was perfect. I am sure we will be visiting TerraCotta Wine Bistro often."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. Lunched there during Restaurant Week. Good menu. Will return!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was excellent! The service was very good. The decor was classy modern."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were probably the only ones there drinking coffee. The food is definitely outstanding, and judging from how every one else was enjoying their wine, I'd hazard a guess that the wine was up to their standards as well! I only rated the service as 'good', but considering how PACKED they were, (it was restaurant week!), really NO COMPLAINTS. REAL chefs, and wait people who have an inner life. Normally, it'd be a pretty nice, quiet get away for a romantic dinner. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Warm and cheerful bar. We enjoyed one of the shared plates, a generous selection of cured meats and cheeses. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and allowed us to taste several wines before we ordered. For the value, the friendly staff and the level of service this is a place I will come to on a regular basis."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "TerraCotta has become a favorite not only of mine, but many of my friends here, as well. Very cozy, but chic, great wine list nicely listed by dollar levels and inventive but very tasty food. Service is great and the owners are usually on site to make sure all is going well. You can't go wrong at this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is not haute cuisine, this is generous comfort food with sophisticated flares, beautifully presented in a beautiful setting, smart menu priced for locals to be able to either casually drop in or to have a more upscale outing. It is the combination of qualities that make it a very satisfying...still a bit of a secret."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "And now I have a favorite wine bar in Santa Fe. The pork schnitzel was perfect! They also have affogato for dessert! Overall it wasa fabulous experience and I'm excited to go back when it's not restaurant week!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I just ate lunch at Terra Cotta and everything was just delightful. The Smoked Mushroom Bisque was superb. I want to have it everyday. I had the Pork Shnitzel for entree. Cooked to perfection and the sides were very delectables. I would recommend this place for lunch or supper."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Terra Cotta is a great spot to relax, have a glass of wine and enjoy delicious food made with imaginative attention. We recently enjoyed the Tuscan Roulade, Mozzarella in Carozza, and Smoked Portabella Bisque. The wine list is extensive with separate pages for the diner's price point. Although the tables are fairly close together, there is a warm vibe that is welcoming and romantic. The desserts are delicious as well. Try the lava cake or the ricotta cheesecake. The service was great and the prices reasonable. We shall return."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "TerraCotta is an exciting new wine bistro with a neighborhood feel. The menu is inventive and reasonably priced. The friendly, well-informed service at the bar made for an enjoyable evening. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Charming bistro with a cozy European feel. Everyone in our party of four raved about their food; appetizers (try the portobello mushroom soup!), mains, and desserts. Very generous and luscious main courses--we had the spinach lasagna, Tuscan beef, and chicken in white wine. Great wine and beer list and friendly but non-intrustive service. Highly recommended for a fun night out with friends."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Ate here during restaurant week. Food was very good; presented well. Low-key, friendly atmosphere. Nothing the least bit stuffy or pretentious about this place. It's like a nice meal at a friend's house. Owner/chef came out to chat. An incredible bargain during restaurant week - $20 for three generous courses, with wines starting at half the price of other downtown restaurants. Wouldn't hesitate to return here on our next visit to Santa Fe. Locals should rejoice."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Though we came to Terra Cotta for Restaurant Week, the colorful ambiance, generous portions of excellently prepared food, great service and extensive wine list will be bringing us back! Terra Cotta also has a large number of wines available by the glass--before 6 PM they are only $6 each. Also open for lunch."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner - the service, wine, and especially the food - was absolutely fabulous. What a treasured out of the way discovery in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Valentine's/Anniversary dinner. The ladies greeting us were friendly. Our table was intimate and the service was great. Best of all was the filet mignon. We will be back when we are in Santa Fe."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had read a few reviews about this little wine bar just off the Plaza in Santa Fe and it turned out to be right behind our hotel. We went in on Valentine's Day for a bottle of wine and an appetizer and I fell in love with the place vowing to return again during our trip. We went back for Sunday dinner and the experience was wonderful. The owners and staff are effusively friendly and the food is magnificent. They have an extensive wine list that is very affordable and the ambiance in this restaurant is so quaint and romantic. I can definitely say that it is on my favorite restaurants list worldwide. I loved this little gem."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "OK for Valentines Day, but not special. We ordered from the menu, not the Valentine's special. The long list of Panini looked great for lunch or brunch so will be back to try that. Dessert list not to our liking, no Creme Brulee or Flan??"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A nice change for previous resturant cozy with great food"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We chose to avoid the crowds and celebrate Valentine's Day on Sat with a $45 prix fixe 3 course special. We had a nice table in the corner, made for a lovely dinner a deux. Chicken consomme with delicious tortellini was the first course -- rich broth with little vegetable 'confetti' -- great soup. Then filet mignon with mushrooms & red wine sauce -- perfectly cooked superb meat. The scalloped potatoes served with it were excellent -- cooked with beef broth? not sure, but yummy. The crowning glory to the meal was the melting chocolate cake in morella cherry sauce -- the cake was warm and the cherry sauce cold -- overwhelmingly sweet but outstanding dessert. We left with more praises than ever for TerraCotta and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went here to celebrate Valentines Day. It was an excellent choice! I had the prix fixe which was the perfect amount of food at just the right price. My wife said the french onion soup was her new town favorite. This will be our new go-to place for special evenings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We chose this place based solely on high ratings online and we were not disappointed. The service was absolute fabulous. Very attentive without being intrusive. The food was phenomenal. It tasted very fresh and I appreciate the use of local ingredients when possible."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Read the menu and reviews, looked like a spot worth trying. Upon arrival, greeted warmly and promptly, semi romantic table location in the back was ready, looked quaint and promising. Noise level was moderate, waitress was slow to greet us, even slower to serve us. Finally we were able to order drinks, but then were never offered another. Even when taking our food order with both empty water and wine glasses sitting in front of her, we had to request refills on each. NOT the way to start. The menu looked interesting, we ordered the cheese plate appetizer which was quite good, the French onion soup which lacked body of flavor, the side salad which was average, the crab cakes and salmon, both of which were overly salty. Very unfortunate!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014