TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.7
1715 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.

TerraCotta Happy Hour continues all day long, with over 60 wine by the glass options available for $6 every day until 6pm.

Experiences

  • St. Supéry Prix Fixe Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    TerraCotta Wine Bistro is pleased to offer a spectacular wine dinner for Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta 2021 featuring St. Supéry vineyard. The delectable Prix Fixe dinner is a creation of our celebrated chef Catherine O'Brien. There is only one seating at 6:30 pm and space is limited so make your reservations today. (Credit card required for reservations.)
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TeeB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. The food was good - the cheese plate was excellent! I will be going back and am happy too have discovered this. I'm local but was not familiar with the restaurant.

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NeldaY
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They acknowledged at check in that it was a special occasion, as indicated on the reservation. But it was never mentioned again! A disappointment since I was surprising my husband with a special evening to recognize his retirement:(

But only a slight misstep at a place that we love and always find outstanding.

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Mark
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. We sat on the front porch as requested and it was a gorgeous evening. The bruschetta was fabulous. The server/ bartender Jennie was great at suggesting wines. We will be back to dig into more of the wonderful menu!

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PatC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entrees were great, and our wine selections, too! Such a nice setting surrounded by beautifully kept plants. Great ambiance, food, and wine, the perfect combo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing here! Spicy friend green beans tasted like onion rings and the sauce was not spicy. Our salmon and veggies was barely warm even though the plate was hot. Ambiance is cool - in an old Pueblo. The wine was the best part of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We enjoyed the outdoor seating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely overpriced wine. Food was fine.

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CErives
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent service, and tasteful food.

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vipGaryT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great, and it is a nice quaint place.

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homechef
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in Santa Fe for a couple of nights and walked to Terra Cotta from our nearby hotel. We'd reserved a front porch table because we were bringing our miniature Schnauzer along. The staff were very pooch-friendly and brought him a bowl of water along with our own drinks. We shared a number of small plates as we weren't hungry enough to go for the full monty. The onion rings and the bruschetta were excellent, our wines by the glass even better. We'd go back for sure if we found ourselves in Santa Fe again. Never felt that the constraints of the pandemic had altered Terra Cotta's level of service nor the quality of its cuisine.

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vipBill
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. I had the fish and chips and my spouse had the crab cake. Both were very good. We sat in the covered outside garden room. There was a light breeze which made it delightful. Erasmo, our server, was efficient as always. The garden room was almost full but we did not have to wait for dinner or our check. All in all a very pleasant evening.

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vipJimmy
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. Consistently outstanding in everything!

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vipFoodie
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on front porch. Great food and atmosphere.

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vipSuzetteD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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DickW
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice little restaurant that has great staff members and a good overall atmosphere. A little over priced for the quality of food, but I would recommend.

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NancyV
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. Quiet, delicious food and wine.

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vipwino4ever
Austin
63 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terra Cotta is always a solid choice for a well-rounded menu with something for everyone as well as a fantastic (and reasonably priced) wine selection. We always enjoy our experience here and find it pleasantly affordable in a town where prices get out of hand quickly.

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vipsparlkeplenty
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Cute place, food was average - got a Caesar salad that was like it had been previous day. The meals were other wise fine. The service was very good. It is a cute bistro environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine and food were excellent. I have a lot of food allergies/intolerances and the waitress and kitchen did an outstanding job of accommodating my needs.

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JamiZ
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Smallish menu with several things I’m not interested in such as two deep fried, breaded options, red meat or a barbecue plate. What I chose (fish) was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was a really cute place. We do not recommend the bruschetta. It was chewy, cold, and flavorless. The olives and pesto were good. We ended up cancelling the rest of our order, and it was still $70.

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vipWendyT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was wonderful. We ate on the front porch surrounded by a rose garden. It was a lovely experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and had a wonderful dinner! Locally owned and operated. Met the Chef/Owner who was checking on people to make sure all was good. Noticed Great service throughout the restaurant. Will go back when in Santa Fe.

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PamelaN
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both of us in my party had the salmon and it was delicious. The wine was excellent, the service attentive. We were really pleased

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
127 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique establishment with delicious food and great value happy hour wines. Quirky but fun.

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vipChris
Sacramento
342 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed dining outdoors on the back patio. Service was prompt and friendly throughout. The shrimp risotto appetizer was delicious. We both had the fish and chips which was very good. They use grouper and the fish was, fresh, flaky and flavorful. The key lime pie was terrific. Wonderful casual dining experience.

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vipSFeLind
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to TerraCotta is like being in a good friend's kitchen - it's always warm and friendly and laid back, we always know we are going to get absolutely fabulous wines and food and we always leave happy. We personally prefer sitting in the bar area for it's quaintness and because the owners are always around and fun to visit with. However, we've had several great times on the back patio too so I guess I'd have to say that there is not a bad seat in/out the house!

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Buddy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good wine selection, watermelon salad was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening dining outside to celebrate birthdays. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Troll
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for the evening with good friends.

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BarryJ
Amarillo
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food. Salads were good. Portuguese pasta was excellent. Crab cakes were very good. Creme brûlée was very good. Mango sorbet was outrageously good. Prices are very fair, especially wine. Front patio was ok, but a little noisy and windy.

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KarenO
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. Nice simple area to eat outside, covered by an unobtrusive tent so we were fine when it rained. Food excellent -- go for the watermelon and feta salad! The service also very high quality. We will come back!

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Barry
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and a great meal. Excellent service from Janet and a special thanks to the hostess for seating us although we were very early due to an impending storm! We had crab cakes and fish and chips both were delicious. Varied and extensive wine list too. Well worth a visit. One problem is parking. If you’re staying in Santa Fe within walking distance do so.

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Jenifer
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with an incredible server!

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, charming atmosphere, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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vipchip
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homey ambiance, terrific wine list, friendly people

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by the friendliest host. We were seated at a very comfortable table with a lovely view of the garden. The server, host acknowledged our anniversaries. It was a beautiful experience. The food was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Staff had an attitude as soon as we walked in with 2 kids in tow even though it was labeled as kids friendly on one of the social review websites. When we pointed out that one of the wine glasses were dirty, we were told to “relax”. When we remarked that the wine we tasted was sweeter than we’d prefer and wanted a different recommendation, the server has a tone that bordered annoyance. The food was nothing to rave about and certainly didn’t deserve then price tags. The kids pastas they said they could make was so small in portion that one of the 2 kids (age 8) did not have enough to eat. We then found out when we got the check that the kid portion that didn’t sustain a kid would cost $12!! Well, we will make sure to note for ourselves and any other friends visiting Santa Fe to avoid after the treatment and lessons we got.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of four and everyone had something different. All entrees were wonderful, the onion rings were fabulous, and the desserts were great. Highly recommend.

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AJones
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I would not recommend. The waitress was very rude and rushed our dining experience. My companion's ratatouille was merely a bowl of chopped sauted vegetables.

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 1715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.