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About TerraCotta Wine Bistro

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.

304 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 11:30 AM - 9:00PM
Sunday : 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Chapelle Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 989-1166

Website:
http://www.terracottawinebistro.com/

Catering:
We are affiliated with Peas ‘n' Pod Catering, Santa Fe's premiere off premise, full service catering company. Peas 'n' Pod has been creating memorable events in Santa Fe since 1996.

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.

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please join our e-mail list to learn about our wine dinners and special events. We are happy to customize wine tastings for large or intimate groups and private parties.

TerraCotta Wine Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Happy Hour (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fun (13)
Healthy (13)
Live Music (13)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (11)
Business Meals (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I have eaten here several times on pleasure trips through or through Santa Fe. The food is wonderful, the wine list extensive and the service excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Very good food and service. Very nice ambiance and decor.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 3 days ago

Imaginative, well-crafted meals. I've been twice and can highly recommend the beef tenderloin and the fried chicken. I wasn't fond of the collard greens that came with the chicken, but the rest of the meal made up for it. My husband had salmon and it was prepared just the way he likes it...medium rare. Try the skillet chocolate chip cookie for dessert! The wine list isn't huge, but is complete.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

The attentive, personal service and delicious food is worth the hassle finding parking (especially at lunch).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Small, cozy, nicely appointed restaurant. Nice artwork. We had fried chicken and crab cakes and a bottle of bubbly. The food was great and the wine list is exceptional. Will be back and would recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Every time I am in Santa Fe I return to this wonderfully friendly restaurant located in a charming and historic building. This particular visit I was alone and sat in the lively bar area and it didn't take long to meet others and have a fun evening of conversation with others who are both locals and tourists. It is obvious this is a locals gem of a restaurant...many folks knew each other.

The whole staff are well trained, very accommodating, attentive and helpful....especially when wading through the pages of available wines. And the prices for wine are very reasonable...especially the $6 for glasses of wine before 6 pm. I have enjoyed many different dishes at Terra Cotta...they have their classics including the best French Onion soup I have ever eaten, wonderful selection of appetizers and Mezza Plates, great variety of salads, and delicious main courses including salmon, fried chicken, perfect tenderloin steaks, and vegetarian selections. Something for everyone. They also offer seasonal dishes .... currently their Fall selection included some good comfort food...I really enjoyed the chicken pot pie....followed by a warm apple tart.

The owners (Chef Catherine and Glenda) were onsite the night I went and greeted the customers and made an effort to ensure folks were happy. Combining a great location, quality staff, yummy food, and real value pricing, I highly recommend a visit to Terra Cotta.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food, great service, reasonable prices. Have recommended to friends, and will definitely return. Unpretentious, tasteful and comfortable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely spot close to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. The rolls were warm, the Sea Bass tender juicy but the potatoes and veggies were without flavor. Theirs could be remedied with just a little extra effort and the attention to the details of the meal. Has potential to be very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Incredible food, flavors were delicious!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were in Santa Fe for the weekend and wanted a casual, upscale, moderately priced dinner. This was the perfect place. Food and service were both outstanding. Staff is friendly and the food choices are varied if you're looking for a break from a typical southwestern menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terra Cotta is one of my favorite restaurants in Santa Fe. It's great for lunch and dinner. The food and service are consistently good and the atmosphere is intimate & cozy. Some of my favorites are the salmon with mustard & brown sugar glaze, the ahi tuna salad, and the bruschetta, which is a meal all by itself. Catherine, the chef, often comes out and visits with the guests and will try to accommodate special requests. I can't eat onions, and this is just about the only restaurant in Santa Fe that has lots of choices that don't include onions or chile. Hooray!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always, Terra Cotta Bistro was very good on our recent visit. I tried the brushetta for the first time and loved all four that I selected. Everyone in our party of four was pleased with their food. Excellent service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner . The small room in the back provided us with a quiet room for conversation. Our server was attentive. The meals were both generous in quantity and tasty.
We'll be back again to try the small plates and desserts.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Creative dishes like Chicken Pot Pie served in a cast iron skillet. Excellent wine selection both by the glass and bottle.
My husband ordered the beef tenderloin and was disappointed at its toughness. He immediately spoke to our waitress who took the whole dish away. At my husband’s OK, the chef prepared another meal for him in record time. This one was excellent. For “his trouble”, the waitress brought him a complimentary dessert of his choosing. She was very concerned that we were happy with our food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had such a wonderful time at the bar, I visited with my husband a second time in the same week. On each visit, Emily did a marvelous job taking care of us. She really knows her wine and gave us informed, friendly service. We will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great, warm, welcoming experience and delicious good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Imaginative comfort food. Cozy environment. Friendly staff and ownership. The chef stopped to visit with patrons. The salads are off the chart. Then, the entres match with quality. The wine is outstanding and the pricing is fair. This was our first visit and Terra Cotta has made our favorites list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a great experience. The food and service was impeccable. Since we were visiting Santa Fe, we took a chance and was greatly rewarded. In fact, we ate there a second time during our stay

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were so pleased with our first meal at TerraCotta that we booked a second evening during our recent visit to Santa Fe. They have a wonderful selection of wines with happy hour special pricing before 6:00 p.m. And the menu selections are creative and delicious. The atmosphere is laid back and intimate - you will be sitting very close to other diners but that's not much of an issue. It just means you are sharing the space with other folks who enjoy good wine and food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Delicious, creative menu set in an old adobe home. Fabulous!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, great food and creative too. We stop by Santa Fe for a night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

A friend and I enjoyed a very nice dinner. We both selected from the Fall Prix Fixe menu. The tomato basil soup, with apple, was some of the best soup I've ever had. The chicken pot pie was both tasty and comforting, with so much it made a second meal at home. We finished off our dinner sharing an order of the warm apple tart with cinnamon ice cream and the carrot cake - both delicious. A lovely glass of Charles Krug cabernet sauvignon was the perfect accompaniment. Just wish the noise level had been a tad less, but with two large parties on either side of us that was not to be.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I were looking for a more eclectic restaurant than Santa Fe usually offers (spouse does not care for southwestern flavors/spices). We visited on a Saturday. I had made reservations via opentable and we were seated right at the entrance in what was a very long window booth with three tables fairly close to one another. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The menu indicates that they do not provide bread or water except by request FYI. The menu offered a lot of variety and several vegetarian choices. My spouse got the chicken pot pie (prix fixe with soup and dessert) and I got a mustard salmon dish. The french onion soup was exceptional, and they brought him a bowl by request and did not charge extra. We both enjoyed our entrees, I will say I thought mine was more "special" than his, with a delicious mustard sauce and grilled polenta. Both of us cleaned our plates, with portions generous but not insanely huge. The one slight disappointment was the dessert of apple tart, which was described as warm but came straight from the refrigerator. It was good, but not remarkable.

One note about seating. We were exhausted after a day in Taos and were fairly quiet. The seating was rather close together and we could clearly hear conversations from the table next to ours AND the table next to them. They were interesting people (isn't everyone in santa fe?) and while we enjoyed the guilty pleasure of overhearing their light, impersonal conversations about travel, it might not be the place to sit if you want to talk personal or private business. The other rooms seemed to have more spaced apart seating.

The food was delicious and more reasonable than many of the other places we went. While I'm sure it is known for its huge wine list, we didn't partake so I can't comment on that.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to this restaurant for the second time and was just as special as last year. Had barramundi and it was terrific. Great service and good wine suggestions. Also they have all price points with wine sorted by price points

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were on vacation in Santa Fe and found this wonderful restaurant on the internet. Could not have been more perfect. If you get there before 6pm they have a happy hour that lets you select from a list of many many great wines by the glass for just 6$ a glass.

It has the best wine selection we had seen from our trip through the Southwest. And that should not take away from the food that was creative and delicious .

A lovely gem of a bistro across the street from Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 18, 2017

In a nutshell, this dining experience was as close to perfect as any that I have experienced. The only down side was my choice in tables! The menu was creative and our meals were properly prepared and delivered. The wine list was well done and reasonably priced. Service was pleasant, attentive but not overbearing. Thank you Terra Cotta!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a lunch and a dinner here while we were in Santa Fe. Both times were wonderful! Excellent food and service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server was great, the food was terrific, and to our surprise there was a wonderful musician there who plays guitar and sings on Tuesdays and Thursdays! We celebrated our anniversary and it couldn’t have been more special!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was my second visit to Terra Cotta. I returned because of the wonderful food, extensive wine list, and the atmosphere of cozy dining in an old home. I had the fire-roasted red pepper stuffed with quinoa, carrots, and chickpeas, and topped with preserved lemon coulis, served with roasted vegetables. I will be back again on a future visit to Santa Fe.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were looking forward to this dinner based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. Good food, great wine selections. It was quiet enough for table conversation. A real pleasure.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Terra Cotta was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. Out of the way spot in Santa Fe that seemed to be mostly locals. Great wine list and interesting menu. We will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We chose this place for the wine, food and ambiance. We wanted a nice meal and the ability to have a conversation and this was perfect. Great wine list, delicious food, excellent service. An enjoyable night!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were on vacation in Santa FE, NM and looking for a menu that offered meat and vegan options and assorted salads with wine options in the mix. Our dishes, fish entree and New Mexican flank steak on a field of greens were "requisimo." We were so impressed that we chose to dine again on our last day in SF;-). We will return and the proprietors, Catherine and Glenda will welcome U with their southwest charm!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were seated at a table in the front room by the bar. Very tight and not so comfortable. Waitress was very nice, as were the owners. Food was fair.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food, beautiful presentation, great desserts.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 5, 2017

From the moment we walked in the service was perfect. Food was delicious. Great place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a fantastic meal and got to bask in the attention of the proprietresses who regularly check in on you with genuine concern and lively conversation as to making sure your total experience at Terra Cotta is exceptional. It was and has always been... Exceptional. Cheers!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food. We where in Santa Fe for 6 days and had dinner here three of the nights.
Customer service level great. Met the owner and chef they came out and mingled with the tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our monthly ladies luncheon was here and we all liked it a lot. Great wait staff, great wine and food. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent. Service great. The owner took time to stop by table and talk with us about the food. Going back!!!

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