TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.6
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1456 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and wine. Nice background music—not too loud.

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vipMagical
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical! Locals moving back to Santa Fe. The steak large, perfectly cooked. The salmon smoked and yet medium rare, soft & buttery texture, with whole grain mustard accent. Roasted potatoes, roasted on all sides yet soft yummy center. Summer pasta with loads of vegetables. French pinot gris and Sicilian red perfect compliments. Dessert: molten chocolate cake and peach/strawberry crepes. The owner graced our table with tales of travel. Micheal our waiter, helpful with no pressures. Atmosphere relaxing & comfortable. Back patio quintessential Santa Fe. Potted flowers, coyote fence, covered. Inside dining also quintessential with local art.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Really great food, wine, and service. My husband and I had a wonderful time out.

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JennyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TerraCotta was so lovely! Our server was attentive and kind, the food was delicious, and the prices were reasonable!

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BodieHoney
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for the tempura soft shell crab special and OH MY GAWD it was good.

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vipnlgcoach
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a terrific little place! The food was very good - especially my husband’s Ribeye steak. They have a very good wine list. Our server (Michael) was excellent. We look forward to going back!

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sengasene
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the staff was very curtious and accommodating and the food was delicious. The setting on the patio along the beautiful rose garden made for a perfect evening.

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vipPeggyT
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When we arrived our server was not helpful, in fact--she was a bit surly. As the evening progressed she seemed to cheer up. We know it must be difficult to keep a positive attitude during these Covid times, but it was a rough start to our visit. We found the food to be good, but not remarkable. Also, for a restaurant that is supposed to be known for its wine--again our server was unable/unwilling to tell us anything about the wines available or to make a recommendation. That was surprising.

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vipMarianneB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ah-May-Zing!!! We found this gem on Open Table and liked the menu. My hubby said the Salmon was to die for and I especially loved the fig and Brie bruschetta. We finished it off with their chocolate cake (don’t let the gluten free distract you - it’s incredible!). We loved the dining room and the folks running this adorable cafe definitely care about the product and service they offer. Don’t miss this place!

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Dante
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM. YUM.

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vipLululick
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was really just ok. Couple of things seemed stale. But still tasty.

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vipMargo
New Mexico
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly and escorted to a lovely (socially distanced) table on the back patio.
Service was friendly and professional and the food was absolutely delicious!
This is one of our favorite places for an outstanding meal in a casual setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Great wine selection

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vipSunRiseEagle
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner on the back patio was very quiet as we were the only table on a Monday evening. Service and dinner was excellent. The very large wines by the glass allowed us to try four different wines.

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vipGood
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our last night in Santa Fe! Food as always was delicious. The tarragon chicken salad was very tasty. Generous portions, took some of the salmon home. We were a comfortable distance from other patrons on the back patio.

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BevBrian
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and accommodating staff. Terracotta is one of our favorite Santa Fe restaurants. We were very pleased to be able to dine on their lovely covered patio.

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DianeBFWTx
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, incredibly friendly and attentive service team and even Chef Catherine came out to check on us.

Watermelon soup was fantastic and very refreshing!

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GabbyK
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still an awesome place! Always good.

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Abbi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Rather disappointing overall. My boyfriend and I both ordered a glass of wine each and his tasted spoiled. They did give him another glass free of charge. Service was fine overall and we never felt neglected. However the food was a real disappointment. I ordered the summer pasta and couldn’t even finish it it was so flavorless. Even after seasoning it at the table with salt and pepper. The ambiance was charming but overall for the price and the poor quality I can’t recommend.

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vipCCTX
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A delightful neighborhood spot with cozy I does and sweet terrace. The food is decent and very fairly priced. The owner is friendly and makes sure guests are happy. Recommended.

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vipKerryD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio. Service and food were outstanding.

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Foodiegirl
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Nice outdoor patio. Great wine selection. $6 glass of wine prior to 6pm

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nancyf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday celebration. It is my favorite restaurant in town. We always are very happy with everything there! The people are super nice there too!!!

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PamelaH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Had the oysters Rockefeller and crab cakes. Would highly recommend

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DanielC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in quaint, relaxing space. Great selection of wine,

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Flossy1160
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stopped overnight in Santa Fe on our way to Colorado. We had read good reviews on Terra Cota so decided to give it a try. Food and service was excellent, with the Covid situation they provided hand sanitizer at the door and spread customers out well. There was a beautiful patio out back we didn’t know was available, I would definitely request that next time. The food was fresh, tasty and generously portioned. We had the wedge salad, crab cakes and lamb kabobs. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal on comfortable outdoor patio and great service. Highly recommend the bruschetta. Appreciate the restaurant being open and taking such good care of us in difficult times. Please visit and support this local Santa Fe business!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening in the patio

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Jointsrme
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time here and it was every bit as delicious as the 1st time. I had the Ahi and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellent.

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ChrisA
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

TerraCotta should really be a group experience, so the wonderful wine list can be enjoyed properly. The food is good and well-prepared, though not really exciting. Service was excellent.

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BarbC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dining experience . So friendly, great service and outdoor seating. Great dinner!

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vipJimmy
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and ambiance were exceptional! Kudos to Cheff Kate and Glenda!

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vipDianeL
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined on the patio. Quiet and comfortable. Quality food and service. Always a favorite.

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Enchanted
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to support one of my favorite local restaurants. Never disappoints! Great food and great service. Bravo!

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LesReam
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our anniversary in the time of COVID - and with some easing of restrictions we were delighted to return to Terra Cotta. The evening was perfect and we chose an outside seating: the roses were cooperating with scents and colors aplenty. Our waitstaff was warm, knowledgeable and had great timing, sensing when to come by, when to leave us. We shared a bowl of spicy watermelon gazpacho; I had the stuffed poblano and she had crab cakes; we shared a chocolate dessert and a very nice bottle of Pinot Gris. The crab cakes had less flavor than might have been; the poblano was filled with perfectly made quinoa and veggies.
We were happy that the staff was so attentive to the needs of masking, noting that it is so odd that visitors to Santa Fe seem not to realize that they, too, need to take COVID precautions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, good to have them back

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TroyB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As local Santa Feans, my wife and I wanted to try a restaurant we'd never visited before to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We also wanted to make certain we visited a locally-owned restaurant. We selected TerraCotta Wine Bistro, and we chose wisely! The setting allowed for quiet conversation, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and the servers were attentive without ever being intrusive. The restaurant was spotlessly clean, with all staff being highly attentive to Covid-Safe practices. The meal itself was exquisite, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Servings were not as large as other restaurants we've visited, but we found the serving sizes to be "just right" for our appetites. We ate every bite of our entrees and desserts, and left satisfied but not overly full. The wine was also excellent - we tried a couple of wonderful reds. All in all, it made for a delightful anniversary evening.
TerraCotta Wine Bistro is probably not the best place to go if you are looking for dinner on a budget. With each of us ordering an entree, dessert, and glass of wine, our tab came to just under $100 before adding a generous and well-earned tip. (By Santa Fe standards, this is fairly typical for a "nice" dinner for two.) That said, the meal, service and ambiance were worth every penny!
We ate inside, but the restaurant also has a wonderful covered patio that I'm sure we will enjoy when we visit again.
Our thanks to Linda and her staff for a wonderful evening!

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vipkjindenver
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant right when restaurants were reopening after covid. It was a great experience. They took all the precautions and wore masks the entire time. The restaurant was clean and they're was appropriate n distancing. More over, our service and good was so incredibly good!! Every bite was tasty and fresh. All be coming back next time we visit.

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vipAnnaK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First fine dining experience post shutdown and it didn’t disappoint. Food, service, and wine selection were excellent but the desserts were exceptional! Charming ambiance and welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to returning on our next trip to Santa Fe!

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

TerraCotta Wine Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1456 OpenTable diners.

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