TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.6
1175 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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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choice for a get together with friends, charming and intimate.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely early dinner. Fabulous wine list.

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ST
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food, wine, and service were outstanding. Terracotta never fails to deliver--it's a go-to place for delicious food, great wine, and a relaxed time. Thank you, Terracotta!

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RR
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

This was a very poor dining experience. The restaurant lost our reservation but fortunately we checked in advance and remedied that situation. Upon arrival they wanted to seat us at the bar but the hostess did make an effort to get a delayed seating at a real table. The salmon and flank steak that we had were poorly prepared though the vegetables were good. We made the mistake of paying in cash because we just wanted to get out of there so both the waitress AND hostess came running after us saying we had not paid even before they checked to see that there was full payment and a tip in the bill wallet. I almost wanted to take the money back to I could retrieve the tip I had reluctantly left. In fairness, our friends were surprised with our experience but then admitted they had not actually been there in a couple of years.

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New Mexico
193 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some visiting friends to Terracotta which we love. Now we have more fans of the restaurant! Chicken schnitzel was the choice for 3 of us and plates were completely cleaned by each. Others had the steak salad and poached pear salad plus the chicken vegetable soup. Great all around. Key lime pie topped off the meal. Perfect. Service was just right.

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Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

An extensive and very good wine list and also very good, tasty dishes.
We only had the Bruschetta, some soup and a creme brûlée, mostly excellent.
And we were well taken care of by our waitress and one of the partners.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, cozy, attentive service, great food. Condusive to leisurely conversation and camaraderie.

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JC
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varied menu and great food for the money. Good choices for non meat eaters.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very delicious dinner in the bar.
Great selection of wines by the glass.
Nice live guitar in the dining room.
Very enjoyable dinner.

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I shared the flank steak. It was pretty good, but we absolutely loved the bruschetta choices. We almost wished we went and made a second order for it as our dinner.

Really great wine menu, as the name of the restaurant would suggest, and was just a nice, quiet place to have dinner. Would definitely consider going back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and wine. A welcome break from all the wonderful Santa Fe regional food.

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MG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We were pleased to find this cute little wine-focused restaurant after a hectic evening trying to find a place to eat closer to Santa Fe’s plaza. The ambience is great, and exactly what you’d want and expect from a “bistro.” However, the wines were all pretty expensive (though good) at a minimum of $12 a glass and most quite a bit more than that. Would have been nice to have a decent “house wine” at a more reasonable price. The service was very good and attentive, no complaints there.

The food was the big letdown. We ordered flank steak and the pasta shells dish. While the steak was ordered Medium, it came out very much well done... and luke warm. The bed of potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower on which the meat sat were also cold. And the meat was very tough. The sauce was good but otherwise it was a disappointment. As to the pasta shells, it was just a huge cheesy bowl of pasta with tomato sauce... and was also luke warm. It was the sort of dish one would expect to find in a truck stop cafe: huge, cheesy and starchy but what you’d expect at a truck stop. We expected quite a bit more at this bistro.

We’d go back for the wine and ambience but if we do we’ll be sure to eat somewhere else either before or after.

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BW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time visit; very pleased with food, service, ambiance, and ability to converse normally.

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CT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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Philadelphia
29 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
130 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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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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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
118 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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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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