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TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.7
4.7
2003 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 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–9:00 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 Prix Fixe

    $70.00 per person

    Nov 24 - Nov 25, 2022
    Please join us for our Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Dinner. The menu and pricing are being finalized and will appear on our website @ TerraCottaWineBistro.com as soon as they are. We look forward to serving you on Thanksgiving.
  • Christmas Dinner Prix Fixe

    $75.00 per person

    Dec 25 - Dec 26, 2022
    Please join us for Christmas Dinner at TerraCotta Wine Bistro. We will be serving a Prix Fixe menu that evening which is still under construction. The offerings and pricing will be posted on our website at TerraCottaWineBistro.com soon. Thank you!

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What 2,003 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
  • 4.6Value

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. DM

    DMandfriends

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful (server was attentive and knowledgeable, food was amazing, value was better than comparable establishments). Can't wait to visit again!
  2. e

    ericb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming and intimate setting on a relatively quiet street near the plaza with quality contemporary American cuisine and a solid wine list.
  3. KS

    KayS

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terra Cotta is a long time choice for events in Santa Fe. Our early pre-concert dinner on 9/24 was friendly, tasty, welcoming, and served very professionally and warmly (something that is not always true today)
  4. BV

    BrentV

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there. Food, service and owners were outstanding. We will be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing wine selection!
  6. ES

    EricS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had the fried chicken and the wedge salad. The wedge salad was stellar. However, the chicken was very dry and the the buttermilk breading was not crisp at all. The potatoes and squash that came with the chicken were perfectly cooked.
  7. H

    Honey

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful menu. The oysters with watermelon mignonette were delicious. We also loved the selection of bruschetta. Yum! A special soup - mushroom and brisket - very flavorful. The varied wine list included many of our favorites. Friendly service. Be sure to make a reservation - this is a popular place for a good reason.
  8. p

    patrick

    New Mexico

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a Santa Fe Wine & Chili Festival restaurant/vineyard pairing with Cakebread Cellars. Overall, this was THE best of these vineyard/restaurant pairings I have experienced over the years. Each course was superb, fresh out of the kitchen and perfectly matched to a different wine. Staff were warm and welcoming. Because the restaurant is in an old house, it can get noisy in the smallish rooms, but this was a minor drawback. I will make a point of going back there regularly!
  9. JG

    JenniferG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection from start to finish and we stayed for all the courses.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic hostess and waiter. Wonderful ambiance. Food was outstanding.
  11. M

    Marc1360

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Fried chicken was dry as dust with just a dab of flavorless sauce on top. Accompanied by unseasoned, overboiled strips of zucchini the only saving grace on the plate were the waffle fries. Another guest ordered the bruschetta plate. Nothing about it made the grade -- poor quality ingredients including the bread. What was okay was the watermelon salad appetizer, but it couldn't save the evening by itself.
  12. g

    ggsantafe

    New Mexico

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TC is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. Exquisite food and an understated, but quite comfortable ambience combine for a delightful dining experience.
  13. DL

    DLLEKL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff were very courteous. The ambience was nice and relaxing. The food was delicious.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Felt a bit rushed when we got there --- but it was ok.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Food is fantastic with great wine selection
  16. M

    Mark

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. We were even welcomed with a glass of champagne! Great food, great service, and cozy ambiance.
  17. JG

    JudithG

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Wonderful choices of vino. All excellent.
  18. R

    Richard

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Front patio while adjacent to the street was quiet and lovely with a great choice of background music. Inside a guitarist played soft music in the main dining room. A kitchen misstep was handled appropriately and with class. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and a comfortable spot with fair prices
  20. n

    nocountingcals

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our evening at TerraCotta. We sat out on the front porch, had a very attentive waiter, and loved our wine choices. The comfort food menu was a nice change from the usual SW and very nicely prepared. Not overpriced.
  21. B

    Bobonan

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Terra Cotta did not disappoint. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive, and the service was fabulous. The food was magnificent. Prepared and presented well. Wine list is extensive with many great wines available for reasonable prices. All in all, it was a delightful evening with family and friends. I just wish Terra Cotta would reopen for lunch - it was one of my favorite places to go with girlfriends. Hopefully, once fully recovered from the pandemic, that will happen!
  22. PB

    PamB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terra Cotta Wine Bistro was an absolutely delightful experience on all levels. It felt like being in the charming home of a close friend who is a fabulous cook! Outstanding atmosphere and service !
  23. LL

    LindaL

    Tucson

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around! Food was excellent, service by Janet was excellent!
  24. DW

    DebW

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing find! The place was charming, the wait staff superb, the food fantastic. We highly recommend Terra Cotta Wine Bistro.
  25. R

    Robyne

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was magical - from the twinkling lights framing the charming, colorful cottage… to the incredible meal and sparkling wine. I had been eager to experience my neighborhood restaurant… it didn’t disappoint. It gave my guest for the Indian Market a wonderful memory, and for me, a new favorite.
  26. DC

    DanielC

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful time at TerraCotta, as usual. Great food, great staff. One of our Santa Fe favorites.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed the lovely outdoor dining with our Corgis, Lucy and Ava. The wine selection is diverse and well priced. We loved the hot corn and shrimp appetizer as well as delicious salmon atop fresh salad greens. Definitely a must while visiting SantaFe.
  28. DO

    DONNAS

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating birthday , server brought us free birthday dessert with a candle. Nice touch.
  29. M

    Malagamaui

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, quaint atmosphere and good value! As a local, this is one of our favorite places whether dining with friends or bringing out of town guests.
  30. TG

    TennisGolfLady

    New Mexico

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food, the service, the ambiance are always perfect.
  31. RG

    RobertG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE. WE ATE OUTSIDE. WOULD CERTAINLY RETURN.
  32. T

    Trptgirl

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place! The chicken was wonderful as was the onion rings! (And dessert!)
  33. RB

    RayB

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we chose this little gem! Everything was incredible. Really enjoyed the quaintness. Lots of great places to eat in Sante Fe, but don't miss his one
  34. S

    Sarah

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good value for food. Ribeye steak was amazing. Service was outstanding and back patio was very nice. Recommend
  35. KA

    KarenA

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightfully simple preparations that allow the individual ingredients to shine. My cedar-planked salmon was cooked to perfection, topped with a dab of honey-mustard sauce, and accompanied by roasted potatos and seasonal vegetables. The service was both professional and friendly. I also appreciated my server's ability to characterize the featured wines by the glass and to help me select one I really enjoyed.
  36. TR

    TanoRoad

    New Mexico

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Been going to TerraCotta for years and am shocked at how mediocre the food has become as well as super expensive. The staff and server were nice but sitting outside under the tent is stifling and the food cooking smells from the kitchen get trapped under it, especially pungent when they were cooking fish. The plank salmon, which used to be spectacular, was overdone and fishy tasting, served with tasteless vegetables and ok roasted potatoes. It was not a meal prepared with care or nicely arranged on the plate. Maybe it was because Katherine the chef was not there it would have been better, but that’s not really an excuse and when you pay $90 for a disappointing meal, it’s not a restaurant that we will soon be returning to.
  37. g

    ggsantafe

    New Mexico

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very pleasant dinner while seated at the front patio. Service was excellent and attentive and we all enjoyed our salad, entrees & dessert.
  38. R

    Randy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience - perfect night to eat outdoors. Highly recommend!
  39. F

    Firedog1949

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Santa Fe’s best restaurants. Great ambiance, fantastic food, stellar wine list, and affordable prices. Portions are ample and generous. We split both salad and entree. Service is great. Location is convenient, right near the OKeefe museum.
  40. A

    Artsyma

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent wine and ambiance. We were disappointed in the food, but our waitress Janet was outstanding!

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 2003 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 18 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–9:00 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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