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TerraCotta Wine Bistro

887 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday through Saturday: 11:30 AM - 9:00PM
Sunday : 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(505) 989-1166
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Catherine O'Brien
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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.
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Private party contact
Glenda Griswold: (505) 438-2877
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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.
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Cross street
Chapelle Street
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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.
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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.
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
What 887 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Went for restaurant week and it was such a great price for the meal and the experience! The chef came out and was so friendly and even topped off the bacon on my husband’s broccoli cheese soup—yum!

ZulemaO (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious. However, we waited over 30 minutes to get our food after we finished our appetizer. Waitress never checked on us during that time.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This place is great! Intimate and delicious dining....outstanding service that is attentive yet not overbearing. A hidden gem off the plaza!

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. The wait person disappeared for a while when I needed more water, but she finally came back and filled up the glass. Schnitzel plate was fantastic! Filled Begnets were mixed. One was excellent, one was too dried out, and one was half excellent, have hard. Still tasted great. Excellent value. Biggest problem that prevents 5 stars is that the parking is terrible. Mostly reserved lots and no-parking streets in this downtown area. Spent 15 minutes looking for parking!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service, food was excellent

Foodfan65 (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our first visit and it was great! Very comfortable, cozy, romantic. We’ll be back

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The quinoa stuffed bell pepper featured broccoli and cauliflower: delicious. The cinnamon ice cream is a special treat.

vipWendee (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were looking for a full dinner menu at 4 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon and found this place on Open Table. Small and quiet which was perfect and with a full menu including starters and a range of entrees. Lots of excellent choices for wine by the glass. We had the french onion soup, casa salad, and shared the beef tenderloin. Everything was delicious and the portions were generous, so we did not go away hungry. Limited parking but we did not mind walking a couple of blocks.

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We can always count on Catherine and her staff to provide an enjoyable visit. The food is perfectly prepared and the service is attentive.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great wine list and food! The waiter was helpful in suggesting wines.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed it so much I just made a reservation for 10 folks for a Friday night!

JonnaB (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We try to eat here every visit to Santa Fe. Good food, good service, and outstanding wine list!

MarinaB (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious dinner with wonderful service We highly recommend this bistro.

ninac (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Always love the food, people and atmosphere. A Santa Fe gem

vipbugsy (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We love the diverse menu, good wine selection (and great happy hour), and especially the friendly wait staff. There are still menu items we are looking forward to trying...

vipPlacitasMan (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Stopped off on our way to Taos because we were STARVING and wanted something that was different. We were glad we did.

We were greeted by our server and host at the front door. Smiles and good attitudes all around. We were seated in a tight little corner booth, cozy but a bit tight. Nonetheless it worked just fine.

Ordered off the prix fixe menu - I had the Shepherd's Pie and my wife the Pork Schnitzel. I started with a soup - cheese/broccoli and my wife the salad. Both were very tasty and just the right amount. I'm not a fan of huge appetizer/starter portions. The mains were HUGE and so very tasty. Couldn't finish either but not because of taste, just quantity. I completed my meal with the trio of beignets and my wife the apple tart. Again, definitely up to snuff.

Our server was very attentive and plates were cleared quickly and efficiently. Banter was on the light side. We left very sated and with a plan to come back for more. The only reason for the deduction of one star was that I expect a particular level of expertise and presentation. While the food was very good it still needed a little push to the next level. So don't let this review prevent you from trying what is a very good little restaurant. We'll definitely return.

vipElena (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

An amazing menu to trigger and delight your senses!
There are many dining choices in Santa Fe, but you have to try Terra Cotta Wine Bistro.
They will give you an amazing dining experience

THE BEST!!!!!!!

NMProf (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Terra-cotta is one of our go-to places in Santa Fe. It is small and friendly--not fancy, yet sophisticated. It's a nice change from the many New Mexican places in Santa Fe. The food is freshly prepared and is usually excellent, with nice vegetable sides and lovely salads. The planked salmon is particularly good. There have been disappointments from time to time, particularly in Italian dishes which my husband has ordered, which tend not to be flavored correctly.

vipKelly (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and ended up dining twice because our 1st experience was so great!