TerraCotta Wine Bistro

4.7
1646 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.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJo308
Austin
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cottage, excellent food and very welcoming of our pup - found by accident, will return!

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MichaelM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding wine selection. And $6 per glass before 6. Party of 6 and all our meals were delicious. Bruschetta wonderful.

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JimS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, very accommodating staff, will come again

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vipBobS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and ambiance as always! Also a great Santa Fe value.

BJ
BillJ
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Both the ribeye and Branzino were cooked perfectly.

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IreneT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the locals’ favorites. Small and intimate spaces. The wine list is the star, even offering half bottles of many excellent wines. The menu is small, but everything on it is good.

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Fortheloveofjack
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here again for a special meal. We have come to Santa Fe every year and the last three times we ate at Terra Cotta Never fails a wonderful meal great selection. Wine list is superb. Patio dining is really really nice. And if you’re lucky enough to be there on a night when there is music it’s magical!!!! Prices are reasonable given the quality and quantity of their entrées and starters. Their salads cheese boards and bruschetta are amazing. The salmon plank and the crabcakes are delicious entrées. The food alone is a reason to go! But, add to it the really nice surroundings and romantic atmosphere and it’s a winner every time.

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SherryM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner here - I loved my salmon, and my husband praised the crab cakes. Very nice people and a professional server. Because it was our 40th wedding anniversary, our daughters (one in Minnesota, one in Seattle) decided to treat us and told us it was wonderful to work with the owner/manager, who set aside the champagne they had selected so that it would be available. And what a surprise that the dinner was entirely paid for by these generous girls, including the mango sorbet dessert. We will be back to this delightful restaurant - my only regret is not having discovered it earlier.

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MD2018
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience in back courtyard. We loved bruschetta and large wine selection and live guitar music.

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DawnA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious meals. Just can't get over how perfect everything was. My husband had the chicken and he let me try a bite. Chicken is usually not special to me, but wow. That chicken was the juiciest, most flavorful chicken I've ever had. I had the salmon with brown sugar and whole grain mustard. It was cooked perfectly at medium rare. Flavorful and delicious. Oh, and how can I forget the watermelon salad? Loved it. Unusual, fresh, refreshing, light. Wine was wonderful and so was the attentive service. Highly recommend!

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vipsmcc
New Mexico
160 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for dinner last night and truly enjoyed the food and the service. We haven't been to the restaurant since COVID hit and closed everyone down, so I was glad that the restaurant survived and the food was still wonderful. They do have a lovely patio if you reserve in advance, so I would recommend doing that. I have been there 3 times and have always been seated in the back room. I look forward to experiencing the main dining room at a future date.

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vipmhall
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

After the opening of Santa Fe to tourism post pandemic this remains a dependable good restaurant..The menu is interesting and uses local seasonal offerings.The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced...The dessert are very good .The waitstaff is professional and pleasant....All of this combines for a pleasant evening..

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DBonVivant
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the better wine lists in Santa Fe not only for value, but also for the way in which it is organized.

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Boots
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent; thanks Glenda, Catherine and Linda! You make me and my guests feel special every time!

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BarbaraS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the personality of the place and the owner and servers.

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MichaelK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We have eaten here before and was impressed. Last night disappointed. Fish was overcooked and the Branzino was chewy and fishy tasting - could not even finish the very thin piece of fish.

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Chic60
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so very kind and accommodating. We requested a change to the time of our reservation because of storms and flash flooding. Our guests were very impressed with the food and ambience.

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Firedog1949
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled on this restaurant while visiting Santa Fe years ago. Had a great meal then, and have continued to go when we return to the area. This trip didn’t disappoint. Our son in law, who manages a nice higher end restaurant in Brooklyn, remarked “we’ve had many great meals and some stellar dishes in our week here. But in terms of overall experience—the food, they way the dishes complemented each other, service, ambiance—this was the best!

Can’t add much more too that recommendation!

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BarryL
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Maybe we ordered the wrong items. My wife wanted the cheese plate for an appetizer. Didn't care for it at all. I had a BBQ plate for dinner. it was OK... My wife had a salad with Salmon and liked it.

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Magdalena
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and food is always amazing, the staff is friendly and efficient. Great for groups of friends with different dietary need.

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nancyf
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is friendly and cozy and the owners are wonderful to all of their guests. I had a wonderful birthday celebration there!!!!

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vipBrianB
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. great wine list. fresh ingredients. Outstanding dining experience.

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In2food
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit in less than a week. The staff was so welcoming and accommodating. Food was sensational. We enjoyed the bruschetta with a wonderful bottle of wine before dinner. Our entrees of planked salmon and trout special were very tasty and perfectly prepared. Terra cotta is an undiscovered jewel in a town with outstanding restaurants.

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TanoRoad
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Owners and staff were friendly and welcoming. Lovely patio dining.

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vipBobS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit ( with many to come).... the owners and staff are knowledgeable and friendly, they have a menu to cover pretty much any taste including vegetarians, and they have a Wine Spectator award winning wine list. Go and see for yourself!

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vipDonMemo
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites when we visit our second home in Santa Fe.
The entire menu is great. Service is friendly and attentive. The owner-chef visits all patrons to ensure a great experience. In addition, the wine list is outstanding. A must visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurant with great atmosphere and food.

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vipMarcbert
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great !

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vipJoeDon
Des Moines
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere for “smart casual” dining. Great wine list. The salmon with mustard and brown sugar glaze was amazing as was the crab cakes. Save room for the key lime pie!

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DONNAS
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST FOOD, great menu, great service. We sat outside and it was quaint and quiet, surprisingly comfy chair. One of the owners/ chef spoke with us briefly and that was fun.
Casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely little restaurant has it all! Delicious food, beautiful surroundings, great wine and wonderful staff. We visited twice during our week in Santa Fe. Chef Mary Catharine chatted with us on both of our visits, and she was a delight! We tried several appetizers, bruschetta, the ahi tuna salad, and the branzino. Everything was delicious! I only wish we lived in Santa Fe so we could visit more often.

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vipNoname
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent Thai coconut soup and salmon salad, while my partner had onion soup and rib eye

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ShellyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem in Santa Fe! This one must not be missed when you visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The owner (and chef) talked with my wife and I throughout the night. She recommended starters and insisted on giving us samples when we weren’t sure what to eat. We weren’t the only table she gave extra attention to either. You can tell she loves cooking and seeing people enjoy what she makes. I will definitely be back.

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markl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined twice here the week we were in Santa Fe, the first time a walk-in and they accommodated us. Lovely atmosphere and varied menu served by a caring and efficient staff. Indulge in the starters and sweets - everything we ordered was delicious, unique and prepared with care. We loved it so much after the first time we booked for a second experience and we’re not disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A friend and I had the bruschetta platter which was flavorful and an excellent starter to the plank salmon with green salad. It was matched with a large wine selection. The tables were well spaced, it was easy to hear each other, and the surroundings, lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Good wine list, delicious food, great and friendly service

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Souplover
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food wonderful staff. Loved it. Glad I saw the chef on the show Chopped because the food was wonderful. The restaurant is a little small for a wheelchair though but that’s my fault being handicapped

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Really nice staff. However, the kitchen was slow and food lacked flavor. We booked two days of reservations based on our 2019 experiences there, but canceled the second one based on our recent experience. It’s not the same place it was pre Covid unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Consistently our favorite.

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 1646 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.