TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.6
1162 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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CT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel to Santa Fe several times a year and we make it a point to dine at TerraCotta Winde Bistro on every visit. The staff is always courteous, and they remember us. The food is always excellent (love their French Onion Soup!). The wine list is also excellent with selections covering the full spectrum of wine varieties and prices. Give them a try, you won't be sorry.

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d
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and wine! Cozy atmosphere and great for a date!

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SR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love what yall do... this open table site causing me woes as i think twice now the note i wrote got deleted by this website but i was praising our server who's name i cant recall but i think helped me and my lady all 3 years we commemorated our anniv with yall...as a marylander i very much appreciate your food, value and atmosphere
while my glad may want to choose a new spot for our 4th anniv, that will mean coming in more often year round i hope
friendly service . not too expensive but good food...nice feel...
and yes as a server in town, i recommend yall to both locals and tourists
thanks for all ya doi wish i could recall the server i mentioned by name but i suck at names... run into her around town a bit too
other folks i know work there it seems
havent perchanced to meet owner chefs yet but anyways per my other note appreciate what yall do
thanks

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AS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Skip the oysters and the dinning room was so loud we moved to the bar which was much nicer. Great wine and fried chicken!

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N
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service, if we are ever in the area we would definitely go again

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F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and decor were what you might expect from a small, quality restaurant, but what made the eating experience exceptionally pleasant was the mellow sound of the acoustical guitarist playing and conversing with customers from across the room. Seated on cushions against the walls in the opposite corner, the relaxing calm of the meal was rejuvenating after a long day of sightseeing. An added bonus was an opportunity to have good food that was lacking the Southwest influence of the previous five places we had dined at; when traveling local food is delicious, but sometimes universal staples done well are just what the chef orders.

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PN
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined at TerraCotta during Restaurant Week. We sampled several red wines, all of which were excellent. The service was excellent and not obtrusive or neglectful. The special menu selections were interesting and good. The salad was really wonderful. My entree (pork schnitzel) was a perhaps a little dry but still very tasty. I ate it all! The dessert trifle was great though, by that time, most of us were so full we couldn't finish it. The dining area was comfortable, relaxed, and pleasantly quiet, allowing for good conversation.

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TP
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I have brought my company here 9 times in the last 3 years. Every time the food is delicious. Everyone is so hospitable and professional. I love their menu because even the pickiest eaters can find something they are going to like.

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R
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Santa Fe. Their Shepard’s Pie and the lamb kebab entrees were outstanding as was their Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad.

We were lucky to eat there during restaurant week, but it would still be dining destination at full price

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SF
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Restaurant Week specials with TerraCotta's usual wine special, a $6 glass of wine before 6 pm. It was a great way for friends to catch up before a performance at the Lensic.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meals - fried chicken and schnitzel. Busy and small, but comfortable enough. Great service. Would visit again, over and over!

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PD
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week. The service was great and the food delicious. The selections for Restaurant Week were interesting and provided a nice spectrum of their offerings.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but quarters were tight. Voices from other tables bounced off the walls making it difficult to have a conversation with the people at one's own table. Certainly a cute place, decent food, but the noise level made it less than a pleasant experience. If the food had been fabulous or the noise level tolerable, maybe 4 stars.

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CT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant on a trip through Santa Fe a year or two ago. We now stop in every time we are in town. Food is amazing, wine selection is great and the staff are very nice and have been there for several years. A nice consistency on all fronts.

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PT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and ambiance, service good too. It would have been nice to know that salad was included in the entree plate we picked when we made our order known to the waiter as the appetizer was either soup or salad and my husband picked salad, so he got two salads. He would not have ordered the salad first course had he known and would have had soup instead. Just sayin'

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JF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice setting - comfortable seating, not crowded, was surprised at the quality of the middle eastern dish I got - terrific pita, hummus, and kofti kebab. Salad was good as well. Great choice for downtown lunch and likely dinner.

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SH
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, Kira was wonderful, food was good too

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DS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun place with a wide selections of wines by the glass (reduced prices on some wines before 6 PM). Eclectic menu and what we ate was well prepared. Warm welcome and great service!

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D
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a lovely dining experience with excellent food, good service, and of course excellent wine.

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C
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food choices. Oysters were great and their bruschettas are worth it. Service and wines good. They remembered our occasion and celebrated it appropriately. Class. Seating is nice but bar area too close to door. Well we asked for seating there so our fault. Not much they can do about it though since this is Santa Fe and space is limited. Fantastic restaurant otherwise. Will go again for sure to go through everything in their menu.

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K
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased

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LA
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiter didn’t give us the special menu for the night. Service was inattentive despite our early reservation. Despite the wait staff knowing we had a show to go to, they delayed the last course so long we had to have them box it up instead of plating it.

A special occasion spoiled.

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S
New Mexico
116 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is among the best places to go for lunch in Santa Fe. It has an extensive menu of good food. It is quiet and charming. Great wine list with reasonable prices for by-the-glass. Check out the parking spaces in the lot across the street.

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DD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal was delish! We started with the bruschetta 4, with the brie, artichoke, mozzarella, and ahi tuna. For the main course, I had the crab cakes that were huge and very good. My wife had the Branzino fillet which she also enjoyed. The restaurant was small and as a result, you could carry on a quiet conversation easily. It wasn't inexpensive, but we were celebrating our 37th anniversary, so it was a special occasion. We will be back!

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f
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Lovely space, attentive service, and delicious food. My husband and I went for a quiet, romantic meal and were very happy.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice. Although expensive, I believe the wonderful staff and ambiance of the restaurant make it a cozy and valuable experience. We will be back again during the next special occasion.

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JD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentine’s Day

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SN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a really lovely dinner here. The food was amazing, service was great, there were so many other things we want to try. We'll be back on our next trip to Santa Fe!

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place....most definitely our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe

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LM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always. Service was very good and the prices are a little on the high side

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S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and visit most Saturday afternoons

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R
New Mexico
64 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but it did take a longer than necessary time to produce 2 salads and 1 grilled sandwich, I thought (15 minutes from time of placing the order). Important to tell the server you are on a limited time lunch if timing is important to you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Brussels sprouts caesar was tasteless, French onion soup cold.

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r
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service in a cozy space. Low noise level. food very good with a wide variety on the menu. would definitely return. Good deal on wine by the glass. Have only had lunch here. Never had dinner.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We never miss the chance to visit when we are in Santa Fe. Always friendly staff, great food and service, cozy and inviting ambience.

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Y
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at this place. Really enjoyed. Food was very good. Staff was exceptional. However, with wine and dinner (prix fixee), the total was a bit stiff. Still, we plan to go again.

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S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Love this place

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R
San Antonio
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great!!! The place is very cozy and service was excellent!!!

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MD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere! The duck confit from the Prix-Fixe menu was excellent and the sweet potato soup appetizer was superb. The warm apple tart and cinnamon ice cream was a nice finish to a great meal. The atmosphere is quiet and homey and they also had live music with a man playing guitar lightly in the background. We would eat here again which is the best review we could give any restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was only fair. The Brussel sprout Caesar salad didn’t have much flavor, the dressing and croutons appeared store bought. The fried chicken was cooked well, but the breading was tasted like sugar had been added. Service was attentive, but not friendly. The ambiance was rather loud and the tables are crowded in a small space, so conversations are easily overheard. It’s probably a good place for a glass of wine and a shared appetizer, perhaps at the bar, but I didn’t feel it was a good value for the dinner experience.

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