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TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.7
4.7
1890 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 989-1166

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Catherine O'Brien

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Chapelle Street

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Live music Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving 2022

    $65.00 per person

    Nov 24 - Nov 25, 2022
    Thanksgiving Prix Fixe

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 1,890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Value

  • New Mexico

    Neighborhood Gem

  • New Mexico

    Notable Wine List

  • New Mexico

    Contemporary American

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Value

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

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  1. NH

    NH22

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second time here and it was as good as we remembered. My husband had the rib eye and I had the salmon. Both were excellent with the side vegetables and roasted potatoes cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. This is a cute and cozy venue that allows for a comfortable and enjoyable evening. We will return on our next visit to Santa Fe.

  2. MK

    MarkK

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very enjoyable with good entrée options. Pleasant ambiance and excellent service. Would definitely return.

  3. b

    bbjo

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time I eat here the food, service and ambiance are great. I love the low key vibe and comfortable atmosphere. The wine list can't be beat. This is my go to place when I want a good dining experience.

  4. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Steak was just amazing along with everything else. We love the attitude of the wait staff….helpful, fun but not over powering!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience!

  6. SD

    StevenD

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place for a special occasion. Food was fantastic and enjoyed great service. Definitely will return.

  7. GB

    GaryB

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Sat us in the dismal back porch. Food was just ok. Wine selection was great.

  8. l

    luvtocook

    Puerto Vallarta

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and very nice menu…not a huge selection, but everything we had was good. Awesome wine list and fair prices. Highly recommend

  9. S

    Seafooder

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was pure pleasure !!! No attitude. Just good food, service, venue.

  10. JN

    JimN

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had small plates (tapas). The selection was good. The bruschettas were all varied and tasty. The service was frienly and efficient and provided very accurate descriptions of the dishes.

  11. M

    Misty

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food.

  12. s

    shaggydog

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Four of us all enjoyed our meals which were all different. Everyone shared the great French fries. Two had the branzina fish and enjoyed it. The schnitzel was very good and generous size.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and attentive staff. Great pacing of our meal. I hate to be rushed. Awesome wine selection at reasonable prices. All the food we tried was spot on. Michael, our waiter provided excellent service and guidance.

  14. m

    mscleare

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar for dinner and had a blast. Michael and Lanie (?) provided great service and suggestions. Has a chance to chat at length with Linda and Glenda, 2 of the owners as well. Good value, VERY reasonable mark up on wines (and a good selection) and the food was top notch. This is now on our rotation. Can’t recommend more highly.

  15. J

    Jimmy

    New Mexico

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was outstanding, especially our server, Janet!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Passing through Santa Fe and looking for something new, and we found it. The wine selection is wonderful - food was spectacular - staff was very attentive to making the experience just right. This Bistro is a must if you are looking for something fresh we will make it a regular on our stops in Santa Fe…

  17. JM

    JohnM

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were returning after several years and delighted to find the food and service were as awesome as ever!

  18. TG

    TennisGolfLady

    New Mexico

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a favorite of ours, great wine list and very reasonable, fantastic food that is always perfectly prepared and outstanding service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service and eclectic wine selection!

  20. n

    nodishestowash

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal at Terracotta!! Great service and atmosphere. The food was delicious. My daughter and mom had the salmon. My husband and I shared the ribeye. Both were delicious. We enjoyed the key lime pie for dessert. It was delicious.

  21. s

    sdkphd

    New Mexico

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. Amazing wine list. Great evening

  22. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best in Santa Fe. Food, service, ambience and wine were superb. Can't wait to go back again! Worth a trip! We shared the cheese plate and the special onion rings. Recommend highly. Each had the branzino. Fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented. Everything excellent.

  23. t

    trixie

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    If you go, request to sit in the front. We were seated in the back room. There was a guitar player in the front that we never heard. And, the back room felt just like that.

  24. NP

    NormaP

    New Mexico

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This is such a lovely Santa Fe restaurant. I am glad it is fully open since Covid. Love the happy hour wine prices, so great wines can be had for half the price. Nice menu, and I like the bruschetta option.

  25. JT

    JaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Large and delicious portions, great $6 wine before 6, attentive service. All in all, a wonderful spot just a bit off the square and really charming!

  26. TB

    TerryB

    Chicago

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our food was excellent, our server was knowledgeable and responsive, and atmosphere was very pleasant. We would definitely dine there again.

  27. a

    archcc

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Another great meal at Terra Cotta. Great food and service. Highly recommend.

  28. B

    Bigjohn

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service impeccable as always and bruschetta is a must have

  29. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff was cordial and efficient, food was very good, ambience was relaxed, a very nice experience.

  30. WV

    WilliamV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ambience was great , lighting just a little dim, great music playing , good wine list and all of the dishes we ate were terrific.

  31. KM

    KarenM

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lovely dinner with friends. The food and service were superb. Live guitar music played in the background. Would definitely come here again!

  32. JP

    JanP

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant and great service. It was very convenient to where we were staying. Service was great! My husband’s BBQ Platter was delicious and the sauces were perfect. My Branzino however was not a great meal. It was very oily, a pool of it, and the vegetables were too abundant. The potatoes were puffy and delicious. The fish was strong tasting, the skin not crisped and slimy and the capers were fine, but there was just not enough balance of flavors to make the fish “sing” and feel worth the price.

  33. Z

    Zorrito

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite Santa Fe restaurant. Always consistent. Varied menu. Delicious.Lovely atmosphere. Others may have the hype.This is the real deal.

  34. SL

    SLDiner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, low-key atmosphere with good food and excellent wine list. Highly recommend when visiting Santa Fe.

  35. m

    mic4gdfd

    Phoenix

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent for a casual dining experience. Easy enjoyable evening

  36. TD

    ThomasD

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great at Terra Cotta!

  37. MH

    MarieH

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely intimate place for dinner. Quiet so that we could have a conversation with our friends. Service was excellent and we were seated promptly at the time for our reservation.

  38. DL

    DianeL

    New Mexico

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner after concert with son and his wife. Great device and good food.

  39. GJ

    GregoryJ

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely small bistro apart from the busy downtown but easy walking distance to the shops and theaters. The food features Southern inspired starters like Crawfish cakes and the mains include a delicious barbecue platter (but the grits need work). They are famous for their variety list of bruschetta, which you can easily make a dinner from. And of course there’s the huge wine list. I’d prefer a somewhat longer offering of wines by the glass to go deeper into the holdings.

  40. BC

    BCat

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic ambience, great servers and the food was outstanding. I love everything about this restaurant. Everyone is kind and helpful and the atmosphere is quiet and not rushed. I celebrated a birthday with my family. The hot melted chocolate cake is amazing. The menu has great choices and everything is executed to perfection. I’m so happy to have had my birthday dinner here.

FAQs

TerraCotta Wine Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 989-1166.

TerraCotta Wine Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1890 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TerraCotta Wine Bistro

304 Johnson Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chapelle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Catherine O'Brien

  • Entertainment

    Live music Tuesday through Thursday.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 989-1166

  • 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

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