Terra @ Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado

4.4
502 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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The Terra menus draw on local techniques and organic seasonal produce, utilizing the finest ingredients to create memorable regional cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 946-5800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kai Autenrieth
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Neighborhood
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Complimentary
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 502 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Salsa and guac was bland. Watermelon salad refreshing! Steak for 2 was perfectly tender. Chef cooked half to my liking and half to my dinner companion's liking. Brussels sprouts were delicious but salty. Mac and cheese was great. Our waitress was a great server right down to changing out water where a fly had landed unnoticed. Christine accommodated our seating wishes! Very nice ambience. I would return!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Everything was outstanding. I'm a very fussy person and not one
thing could have been better. Would recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The best enchilada in New Mexico! Great service, great food!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was "OK" but nothing special. Luncheon menu was so limited and unimaginative as to be a real disappointment. We found the service to be slow and confused.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very limited menu. Unreliable service. Great views of the mountains at sunset and s’mores on Sat nights.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Anniversary—desert was on the house

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Beautiful sunset! Very nice experience. Wait staff excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Had an anniversary lunch these this week - took a while to find a server - which i think should be unusal for this class resort.

The food is outstanding - tacos and the signature burger (perhaps the best burger in Northern New Mexico!

Service still sucked - long wait for food and check. They need to address this.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

From the reservation until we were greeted goodbye, the staff was incredible, fun, and efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Oh my goodness! We had the most wonderful experience at Terra! The evening we spent there made my birthday truly special!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We stayed at Rancho Encantado during the lull between Easter and Memorial Day. We loved the facility and panoramic night sky. Also, all staff people were efficient and friendly. We ate in Santa Fe all but our last night when we reserved a table at Terra at Encantado. Our waiter was very attentive and an exceptional young man. The wine was wonderful and poured generously. My butternut squash soup was muddy and without a developed depth of flavor. Our fish entree (Snook, the nightly special) was served on a bed of white couscous with a wad of oily cooked spinach, and smelled very fishy when it arrived at the table. We ate the fish, but agreed it was worth driving into Santa Fe for dinner. Breakfasts and lunch at Terra were very good, however. The view from the restaurant is beautiful, except for an odd red metal sculpture marring the overlook.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very limited menu! Food was good, service was very good.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Second time we had long wait for food and arrived warm not hot . Restaurant wasn’t crowded .

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great restaurant. Beautiful setting. Great food. It was the best hamburger. Well worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Ate here for lunch during restaurant week. Everything was amazing

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I had visited Rancho Encantado 10 years ago, and it was a very charming "hacienda". It is certainly NOT that now. Even though it's a Four Seasons hotel, it's lost all its charm, and I would never drive out there again to eat (or drink, or stay) there. It was under-whelming, to say the least. I was expecting so much more. We were staying at the Inn of the Anastazi (downtown Santa Fe, on/next to the Plaza). Now that's charming and a wonderful place to stay. Not so with the Four Seasons (although we didn't stay there, and didn't see the rooms). The restaurant - Terra - was plain and stark.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Exceptional appetizers and desserts. Main courses were a bit disappointing. Salmon had a competing, complex sauce and veggies that masked the clean taste of the salmon, which also was cooked a more than I had asked for (med rare became med and my friends med request was too cooked as well). Good value, though, as we went during restaurant week. The Pinot Noir recommended by our fine waiter was very good and he was an excellent waiter (Michael).

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Beautiful space, beautiful setting. Went for lunch during restaurant week. The place was almost empty so we picked seats with a view of the Jemez. I love tortilla soup so I had to start with that and is was great but more a tomato base than what I find normally. Had a huge sandwich of turkey and several thousand other ingredients. Very good but I almost couldn't even eat a half cause, as I always do, I ate the truffle oil, parmigiano fries (the fries are best when hot...the sandwich was cold and could wait) which were fabulous...and I'm picky about my fries. Just the right balance between potato inside and fried on the out.
It's also not as far outside of town as I tought...15 minutes from the north side.
Good service. Complicated by the lack of customers...fewer reasons to go to the floor and check if anything was needed. But everything was timely.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The deliciousness of the food was out-done by the spectacular view of the mountains!! But I'd return for just the food - it was that good. And our waitress, Amber, was a delight and very accommodating. The tortilla soup was deeply satisfying and beautifully presented. Terra serves organic and local.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We were there for restaurant week and as always a delight evening!!! Two of the group are vegan and the choice was Devine!! Thanks so much for a fab evening!!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had an exceptional meal. Every dish was prepared perfectly. The pork loin, the farro, the desserts... all amazing.
The wine list was lengthy and offered many higher priced options but fewer moderate. Additionally, they were out of 5-6 different selections we chose.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Santa Fe does not have a better place for service or view. The food was also very good. Everyone should go there for the sunset and experience.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrated a cozy and romantic Valentine Day Dinner in Terra’s gorgeous dining room. The silver coin margarita was excellent as was most of the special meal. Great effort is placed on using local & farm to table ingredients.
I’d rate the service a 5, but my drink was removed before I was quite finished. Staff really should ask before they remove items. Also, I would recommend that fresh flowers be placed on the table for a Valentine’s Day dinner to add to the festive spirit.
All in all though, we had a lovely experience and hope they keep up the good work!

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food, ambience and service were unfortunately very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Perfect date night. The food was delicious. The wine paired perfectly with the food thanks to the recommendations of the sommelier. The meal was topped off with the delicious New Mexican Hot Chocolate. What a treat.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We had a cob salad that was delicious. The service was very good as well. Quiet lunch in the bar. Beautiful setting.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great ambiance. A bit on the pricey side. Wonderful service. Delicious food!

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1.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The restaurant was understaffed. The food was almost inedible. The chicken had the consistency of mush mixed with paper and was served on top of messy looking mix of vegetables. The pork chop was over cooked, tough and dry also on an equally unappealing mound of vegetables. The prices were what you would expect at a Fout Seasons resort(outrageous),but the food was very substandard.

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Usually very good, we were disappointed in the dinner, we told the staff of our disappointment in the dinner after they noticed how much we didn't eat, and were told they would tell the chef, after an over 300.00 bill before gratuity we left with over 3/4 of the meal on our plates. We will only return if sitting at the bar where it is very nice. We frequent the restaurant and are there at least 4 times a month, so far the bar is the best.

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Terra was our dining choice when we forgot that at Xmas time in Santa Fe it would require booking restaurants in advance of our arrival. This restaurant is part of a Four Seasons resort complex located in the vicinity of the Santa Fe Opera/Tesuque pueblo. Four Seasons is 4-5 star hotel chain and the restaurant's prices are in accordance with this level of luxury accommodations. Our party of 4 ordered an appetizer, foie gras, which we shared. This was a poor start to our dinner, since the foie gras was at best just so-so. Selections for our next course were, 1) harvest salad, very good, with jumbo prawns (25-30 size, at best which put the price for the 4 at $11 per) served over spaghetti squash, which was quite good; 2) blackened chicken breasts, average, buffalo steak with mac n cheese and asparagus, very good; and scallop bisque w/bacon, if you happened to taste the broth w/o the bacon it was very bland and crab cakes. We shared an egg nog brulee which was OK, but unexpectedly runny for a custard dessert. Deducting the cost for the bottle of wine, we averaged ca. $60/person. Given the uneven quality of the food this restaurant was a disappointment and probably we could done better by booking a restaurant in the in Santa Fe proper even if the restaurant was our 4th or 5th option, i.e., it wasn't worth the drive to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Lovely, elegant setting. Delicious food, attentive staff. Yum!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Delicious food. Especially liked the generous crab cake appetizer, grilled tenderloin, grilled shrimp. The fritter dessert - essentially 3 donut hikes with four dipping sauces- was a great cap to the meal

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food but a bit overpriced and for a Saturday night only 3 tables seated and one couple was there with a Groupon.
My wife had 4 prawns for $44.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

I have always found Terra an enchanting scenic, charming, get away for a charming and relaxing evening with an admirable history of its origin. The menu is creatively presented and taste is the quality an epicurean would enjoy. The service staff is attentive and prompt.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner...me, my wife, and my son. It was a buffet. Seated right away and directed to the buffet area, which was basically in the kitchen. It wasn't very formal, but the servers were helpful and the food was very good. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes all the way around, but high quality. Tables were kind of close, but that did make for a festive atmosphere and that was OK since it was a holiday. Wine selections for the buffet were fine and not too bad pricewise. I looked at the regular wine list and they have some very good bottles. About $100 per person, which is kind of steep, but the overall atmosphere, the service, the food quality, and the particular day we were there (a holiday)...not that bad really. A beautiful spot and nice drive a few miles outside of Santa Fe. I'd recommend.

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

It's so hard to maintain a loyal clientele in Santa Fe; the audience is narrow and fickle. That said, and with all due sympathy, the Thanksgiving prix fixe at Terra has deteriorated to a few unimaginative and poorly prepared sides, a turkey breast-not a turkey- some sort of salmon en croute (?) and rock hard oatmeal cookies-yes, cookies for desert. Not even a pumpkin pie. While the service is outstanding-the very best-and the ambiance reasonable, the food is unworthy. Compared to 2015, the last "good" year for Thanksgiving fare at Terra, it was as if the chef had never been to an American-even Southwestern- Thanksgiving dinner before; it must have been a foreign idea as evidenced by hard under-cooked sweet potatoes, soupy mashed potatoes, and "dressing" of some unknown countenance. The prime rib, though overcooked, was inappropriate but decent. And all for $95? Even in Santa Fe, c'mon...

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wife and I flew in from Texas to enjoy Thanksgiving buffet. It was a worthy experience, the view fantastic; the food was imaginative and delicious. Don’t panic when leaving the main roadway, the resort is a few miles out of the way and secluded. The drive definitely worth it.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

After a long day of travel, we were looking forward to enjoying the Prime Rib Dinner Special upon arrival evening. Reservation was booked online for this event and was confirmed twice on the telephone the day of arrival. An hour before we were to dine, we received a phone call that they had run out of Prime Rib but the first round of drinks was on the house. At dinner, we explained we were not big drinkers, but maybe a complimentary basket of popovers instead. The dinner continued to go downhill with drinks and every course arriving haphazardly. Towards the end of the meal, I inquired about the popovers and in a few minutes our waiter returned with the last 3 (there were 5 in our party) in the kitchen. The menu prices and stated dress code reflect an upscale dining experience. Santa Fe is a bit more casual than the big city, but unfortunately there was a party of 8-10 people that appeared to have come directly from the hiking trail. One man's backside was exposed to the world, which was not very appetizing or polite for the rest of the diners.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It was all good. Great wait staff, food, and ambience.

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