I had made a reservation days before and still had to wait about 30 minutes for a table which was a bit frustrating. But really enjoyed the food.
Love this place
I love terra. One of my favorite places in San Diego.
Wish the menu changed a bit more
They have awesome servers but never seem to be enough working
If you have never been it will be a treat
We had a wonderful experience. Our server was outstanding. I ordered the basil martini and was presently surprised how refreshing it was. My husband ordered his usual cocktail and was very pleased. Both our meals were delicious. We will definitely be back soon.
We love Terra! We've been coming here since it relocated to the La Mesa area. Having lived in Europe for many years and become accustomed to proper portion sizes and unrushed meals, we love to find places here that also reflect these kinds of dining experiences. Terra is such a place.
The occasion was my sister's birthday and I had requested a small recognition of this to make her feel special. They came through with a wonderful gooey butter cake for her.
We'll be back again soon!
The food tasted very bland. I’ve been here multiple times over the past three years, this time I was very disappointed. Hopefully they can correct whatever is going wrong. I had the specialty burger with peanut butter sauce, my husband had the short ribs. We both were a little disappointed in both of the selections. One thing that was great was the strawberry basil nonalcoholic drink that I had. May be a better place for drinks than food?
This was our third visit and we’ve never been disappointed. Good food, wine list and excellent service from Stacey! We’ll be back!
We ate at Terra before going to Moxie Theater. We tried the special dinner for two which was red snapper with kale and potatoes plus a dessert sampler. Dinner was delicious. Service was very good. A great place to enjoy dinner with lots of choices and food with a great blend of flavors.
So many unusual starters! The mussels are wonderful!
LOVE this place. I have eaten here many time for both lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. I just had the fresh fish.. to die for, my son had the hanger steak and it was tender and juicy.
Great food and service but very noisy.
Awesome Mother’s Day Brunch.
This was our second visit to Terra. Its in our area and has unique food choices so it was a nice choice for a Mother's Day dinner. The service was great - attentive and responsive. The food quality is mixed but mostly really good. Some things are very, very good and some things miss the mark. This was true both times we visited.
I had the special of the day appetizer of chicken pate with meyer lemon marmalade and the pate was dry and pretty tasteless. The best part of the dish was the baquette slices. :( The truffle fries were amazing and we all enjoyed them. The ketsup was delicious.
The dinner entrees were all delicious and everyone enjoyed them. I had the seafood fettuccine and it was well prepared. A little too fishy for me but what did I expect! :)
My daughter had the hanger steak both times we visited and she ate it up. She is a picky teen so that's high praise.
My son really enjoyed the pork chop.
My husband always has salmon and the thought the Terra salmon was delicious.
The brocolini that was served as the vegetable on most of our plates was awful. We had to use the steak knife to cut it. Not sure if it was undercooked or what.
The pan brownie was heavenly. If you are a chocolate lover you will absolutely love this dish.
The butter cake not so much. It was tasty but really, really dry.
Overall, it was a good experience and I'll probably try the restaurant again. But, it wasn't one of those amazing dinners out where everything was well done.
FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS....BEST LITTLE GEM....GREAT STAFF AND WONDERFUL FOOD
This little gem is hidden in La Mesa, you would never expect such good food from the exterior. We eat here twice a month and have always enjoyed the food.
This was my second time for dinner, and like the first time, it was really good. We brought friends who enjoyed the food, as well. Both times I've ordered the pork chop which is excellent. The plated sides (mash potato, vegetable) are really tasty. The presentation of the food, especially my husband's pastrami sandwich, was outstanding.
Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, but we had to send him away a couple times while still deciding what to get and reading the extensive menus. When we put our menus down having made our decisions, we had to wait a good fifteen minutes or so before he came around again to take our order. I suppose we will have to decide faster next time.
The ambiance is nice, but at dinner time the seats next to the windows experience the stabbing light of the setting sun, including blinding reflections off cars and other objects outside. The shear blinds aren't really adequate for addressing this problem, and the wait staff seems not to notice squinting patrons trying to move awkwardly to keep the sun out of their eyes. One of the people we were with had to back against the window and hold his arm up for about 20 minutes to keep the sun coming in from the side of the shade from blinding his wife. Again, wait staff does not notice. At last, when the sun had set enough to not create blindness, our waiter came over & opening the blind entirely. It wasn't too bad, but still could have used the shade for a bit longer. He did not ask us if it was okay to open the blind, and we were the only people along the sunny wall.
Wish there were some less pricey wine selections. I think the least expensive glass of wine is $8.50, and there's only one of those. Most glasses were in the $10-$12 area, some more than that. I guess they don't have to worry about people over drinking at those prices, but I would prefer to get two glasses of wine for $12.
We totally enjoyed our dinners ranging from Salmon to delicious tender pot roast. WE loved the calamari and the nachos....Wow, what a range in choices but all tasty and perfectly prepared.
Another memorable meal with friends. Great food and great service. Love this wonderful place.
I'd been hearing about Terra for years and finally stopped in for Sunday brunch. Awesome bloody marys! Multiple boozes to choose from, I went with the Thai chile tequila and it was a beautiful level of spice to compliment the rest of the ingredients. Everything was wonderfully fresh and flavorful. I went with the short rib hash for my entreé. Melt-in-your-mouth short rib, beautifully poached eggs...so tasty! And the rosemary hollandaise did the trick for a non-hollandaise person like me...light and fresh. Liked it all so much I booked for Mother's Day brunch so my wife can experience it!
A go to for sure and its in our hood. We always enjoy our evening at the bar for happy hour and More. 😀
This restaurant is a hidden gem that exceeded my expectations. I will definitely return to this restaurant. :)
The food and drinks were incredible. Unfortunately, it was a pre-school fundraiser night so the place was packed with the under 5 years old crowd. Love the decor and food but for a $75 meal for two, would have preferred a different ambiance.
Another excellent food experience. The pastrami was outstanding and Colleen was wonderful!
We received the usual great service and farm to table food.
The food is locally sourced and delicious. It's a casual place where you can bring your whole family or on a date. I'm little bummed that the server or the restaurant didn't really show all the promotion the restaurant offers like fixed dinner menu. I found out later and I was disappointed.
Service not attentive and not so knowledgeable with wine selection: nice view and sittings: the filet mignon was ordered medium rare and came out cooked more. The scallops , nice size but tasteless
Quick Pick, local area all and all Loved It! I will go back and recommend to friends...
Amazing, as usual! Food and service are always on point! Thank you!
Always an innovative, healthy menu of mostly organic, locally sourced food.
Always a pleasant experience xperience
Christine at the bar is always a happy , accommodating and knowledgable professional ..
As usual the food was amazing and the service from Nick our waiter was exceptional. He is one of the reasons I love this restaurant!
Had a reservation and were seating within 10 minutes of reservation time-good for Easter brunch! Food and specialty cocktail great; set menu for the holiday, but good selection and worth the cost. One disappointment, though...two individuals at my table wanted to order a specific entree and were told they were out of it. Then a large table, that came in and was seated after us, receiving their meals after us, received several plates of that very entree. Those in my group that wanted to order it felt misled and it didn't leave a good impression-even though their food was good.
We had a group of 6 for Easter Brunch. I liked the fixed menu instead of a buffet as there is more personal service. Our ages ranged from 8-68. There wasn't anything left on our plates so the food was great.
Love this place. A must for brunch.
I live in the neighborhood and appreciate that Terra is one of the few farm to table restaurants nearby. Although I have found the quality of the cooking inconsistent, I return because I need to eat GF, and like that there are GF options. I also appreciate that the food is fresh, seasonal and mostly? organic.
My 2 companions shared several appetizers and were happy. At dessert time, I chose the homemade vanilla ice-cream and had to send it back. It had no flavor, and the texture was crystallized as if it had been partially thawed and then refrozen. ( I had avoided the flourless chocolate cake as another possible GF dessert choice, because --compared to other offerings by that name,at other restaurants, the Terra offering is not very tasty--not very chocolate-y or cake-y. ) When asked by the hostess, how I enjoyed the meal, I explained my negative dessert experience and she kindly gave me a coupon good for a free dessert another time. I had also asked for only 2 vegetables, ( carrots and broccoli) instead of the stir fry with many vegetables, because I was allergic to some of them. The server told me she wrote down my request for the chef, but when the food arrived, the chef had not honored my request. We had an after dinner engagement, so there was no time to send the veggies back to see if they could get it right the 2nd time. It's a nuisance to have food allergies/sensitivities so I dont eat out too often. It takes a certain caliber of restaurant to cater to special needs. I had hoped Terra would be able to rise to the occasion. Sometimes, in the past, it has--but I haven't been able to count on it.
Food was good. Sometimes in their attempt to utilize the whole vegetable inedible/tough parts are served. Flavor combinations are unique which I enjoy. The blue mason jars for drinking add a nice pop of color.
A very nice experience! American comfort food has never had it so good!
Broccoli soup was too salty. Had the only fish available which was good but soy sauce was salty too. Disappointed.
It is difficult to have a conversation with table mates if the restaurant has one or two loud customers. This seems to always be the case. When one table is loud, others compensate by getting louder to be heard. There is nothing on the walls that absorbs noise, so it bounces all through the restaurant. Wish they could work on that problem.