TerraCotta Wine Bistro

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1223 reviews
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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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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, beautiful little place. Our first place eat at this trip and was the perfect choice. Food and drink outstanding.

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Atlanta
342 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second time dining here because my husband loved to try different wines at Happy Hour prices of $6 per glass. He very much enjoyed his bruschetta appetizers (selection of 4 different bruschettas). I enjoyed my branzino, but I've been stuffed up (allergic to something in the air) since we got to Santa Fe, so my taste buds are "off." We had leftovers to take back with us to the place where we were staying.

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San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and nice ambiance for catching up with friends. Always love the salmon salad!

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T
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are return customers and have thoroughly enjoyed both times. The food is excellent. The wait staff were friendly, engaging and knowledgeable. We very much enjoy the wine selections.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary here. We were happy we did. Neither of us are that knowledgeable about wine. Our server helped us navigate the large selection and came up with some very good choices. The bruschetta was delicious. The brie and fig combination was our favorite. We split a spinach salad which was just right. My wife had a melt in the mouth filet. I chose the fish. It was light and flavorful. I wish we had saved some room for dessert. We will on our next visit.

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New Mexico
197 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always!! Shrimp Greek salad was yummy. Brisket sandwich was outstanding. We have been here many times and we’ve not been disappointed. Service is friendly and attentive.

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Atlanta
343 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our first dinner in Santa Fe at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the "Happy Hour" outstanding selection of wines by the glass. Our server Kira took excellent care of us, as she was always cheerful and upbeat. My salmon entree was so large, I took part of it with me to eat for breakfast the next morning. The patio garden area where we ate is very colorful. The flowers and plants outside show lots of care is put into the landscaping. We will probably dine here again before we leave Santa Fe.

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Dallas
55 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and loved it as much as the first. Nice quiet setting. Great wine list. We loved everything we ordered - smoked trout, bruschettas, grilled artichoke, oysters rockefeller. Definitely a great place for small plate sharing.

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New Mexico
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. The food is great and the prices are reasonable. Got before 6:00 and get great wines for only 6.00

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JA
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

6 of us for lunch today at 1pm (Saturday). It was quiet, but we found the food to be very good and fairly priced. Had an excellent glass of wine for just $6 and our server was great.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd time dining in Terra Cotta Wine Bar. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and the staff went out of their way to acknowledge our anniversary. We will look forward to going back next time we visit Santa Fe.

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JM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, wine selection great

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NH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, we will certainly return!

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New Mexico
120 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Terra Cotta wine bistro has become our favorite place to go for lunch. The food is good with a broad variety. The place is cozy and the service is warm friendly and thoughtful. I it quiet enough that you can have a good conversation. Try the French Onion Soup.

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We took a dear friend and colleague to this 6 year-old addition to the many fine eateries in Santa Fe. This gem can certainly take its rightful place alongside all of them. Our dinner began with the bruschetta appetizer which thrilled us all for the variety of toppings, freshness and delicious crisp texture of the bread. Soups, salads and entrees followed and were met with oohs and ahs all around. The pair of shared desserts at the finish were equally tasty and left us well sated. Our experience was enhanced by efficient, friendly service that flowed throughout. One major footnote is how welcome the low ambient noise was. We could actually hear one another amidst quiet sharing and conversed with another diner a couple of tables away. We look forward to a return!

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Out of 3 courses, only onion rings good, dry, undercooked spinach and very small oysters for “Rockefeller”; no flavor to special dish soft shell crabs, too much batter, soggy vegetables; wine list of many grocery wines priced too high. Maybe an off night, but would never recommend this restaurant. Worst meal in Santa Fe!

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B
Orlando
59 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed. Needs more parking. See full review on TripAdvisor under reviewer name BatonWaver.

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Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Crab dip with corn was way too spicy! Should have warned us!

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New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were on our way back to Albuquerque from a day trip further north and decided to stop here for dinner after finding it on Open Table. TerraCotta Wine Bistro did not disappoint. We were warmly welcomed into their comfortable space. The mouthwatering basil pesto sauce on the Burrata Salad was some of the best pesto I’ve had in a long time, and the fresh burrata just melted in our mouths. The salmon salad was also a winner with it’s generous portion of mustard and brown sugar seasoned salmon and fresh greens. We chose the Olive Oil Carrot Cake for dessert. It was moist, flavorful and just the right size for two people.

One of the owners who is also the head chef mingled with guests and stopped by our table as well. We are looking forward to dining here again soon.

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s
Atlantic City
56 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed a good casual dinner and a good wine list, nicely served in a pleasant environment

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L
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great front patio dining; the wine options are fantastic--reasonably-priced wines-by-the-glass the food was so damn tasty. We'll be back for happy hour!

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Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great wines - SO many choices - wanted them all so can’t wait to go back- highly recommended!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, good food and service. Not the standard menu. Group of 8 young women made a lot of noise

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DA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this restaurant. It provides a small intimate environment with a wide variety of wine and dinning selections. There was a very loud bachelorette party next to us but the manager tried to address the noise. I will continue to eat here when I’m in Santa Fe.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and wine was delicious and plentiful. The prices seems very reasonable for what was offered and there were varying price points across both red and white wines. The only ding was that the waitstaff seemed to be short handed the day we dined so we had to ask to get water refills. Waitress was knowledgeable of the menu and made a good suggestion for dessert.

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the TerraCotta Wine Bistro on Memorial Day weekend right after a long hike in the mountains, and we were grateful to find table space and an accommodating staff. The food was excellent, perhaps a tad pricey, but the selection was good and we were there before 6 pm, so in time for their $6 wine by the glass happy hour. We would definitely go back!

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Jackson Hole
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small, cozy, tables very close, no real privacy. Food excellent and service very attentive and personalized.

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RT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our evening at Terra Cotta. The wine list is expansive with lots of different prices. Something for everyone. The food was excellent. My husband and I both enjoyed selections from the spring price fixed menu, but plan to go back to enjoy other dishes that looked delicious coming from the kitchen. Our servers were cheerful friendly and helpful in making recommendations. The atmosphere is lively without being busy or noise. I have already recommended TerraCotta to friends!!

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L
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Well-priced and a great ambiance.

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KY
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Where to begin! This is our favorite restaurant in all of SantaFe since we discovered it about 6 years ago. We are not residents, but visit 2-3 times a year. Yet they always recognize us and treat us like regulars. We ALWAYS enjoy great food, friendly staff and cozy, yet upscale, ambiance. It’s absolutely the best value we’ve found in the area.
This time, celebrating our anniversary with them, they outdid themselves! Anniversary greetings from almost every staff member, they remembered our favorite table, served us complimentary champagne, and two of the owners visited with us. Jake, Emily, Glenda and Katherine not only served us delicious food in a lovely place, but made our celebration a totally special experience!

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c
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are constantly delighted with our visits to TerraCotta. The food is always excellent and the wait staff is perfect. I've lived in Santa Fe for many years and TerraCotta is one of the few restaurants that I know I will always enjoy.

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PD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best barbecue I’ve ever had, and I’m from Texas! The sauce was a perfect combination of sweet and tangy; the brisket was thinly sliced, and tender; and the ribs actually fell off the bones. But barbecue is just one choice. The French onion soup was covered in a thick layer of cheeses, and the house salad was full of delicious sweet and savory treats. We were lucky enough to have two servers including one in training. Both were attentive and friendly. This is a quaint little romantic spot with great wine, food, and people.

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GK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything I have tried has been amazing! They have a large selection of wines baring from $20~ bottles to more expensive ones. They have the best pot pies I've ever had!

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l
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new Santa Fe “go to “ place.....always just lovely.

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RJ
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always welcoming and delicious! One of out go-to places in Santa Fe.

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WA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful variety to the menu -- we particularly enjoyed the mix of bruschetta to choose from. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was convivial and relaxed.

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AB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, wine, and service were great - will definitely be back!

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Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was truly a hidden gem. I never would have found it by its location as it is not directly in the heart of town; but rather on a side street. I was browsing the web looking for a place to have dinner at the last minute while walking around town and this happen to pop-up. We were quite happy with our little discovery. Would definitely go there again if we were ever in town.

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BG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Adorable place, they have their own parking since it is tight in the area which was nice. We were seated in the back room at a small table in the corner! A few minutes the Host came back and moved us to a nice table in the big front room. Huge wine list, nicely catagorized by price. Crab cakes and the Chicken Schnitzle were delicious, and the dessert. Our waitress was spot on but not bothersome. Will come back next time were in town.

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