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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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Saturday: 11:30 AM - 9:00PM
Sunday : 4:00PM - 9:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
It was busy on our recent visit. We were greeted promptly on arrival and sat in the front bar. I'm pleased we did. It's warm & welcoming and the bartender/sommelier Emily, was great. She's very knowledgeable about wine and pointed out several Pinot Noir features (which we tried) that were outstanding. It was a pleasure to speak with her about the wine regions & taste the different styles of wine side by side. She appeared busy and we appreciated the individual attention she gave us. The food, too, was hearty and comforting. The Chicken Pot Pie is a winner & hits the spot on a cold night.
This was my second visit and the chef did not disappoint. I had the fried chicken with collards and cheesy grits. The chicken was so succulent, I barely noticed the flavor of the crust which is usually my first thought. Don't know what the marinade was but it created an excellent flavor and tender, juicy chicken breast and wing. My husband had the tenderloin with vegetables. The beef was excellent and cooked just so. We shared the apple tart with cinnamon ice cream. What a delight! Did I mention that the wine offerings are extensive and they are ready with recommendations if you aren't sure what to order. All-in-all, it was a delightful way to celebrate our 25th anniversary!
A true gem just a short walk away from the busy plaza area of Santa Fe. Outstanding wine list--many by the glass--and a fabulous happy hour special before 6pm. Food is excellent, everything we've tried has been delicious. Atmosphere is cozy as the restaurant is inside an old home. Parking is a challenge, so be prepared. Worth the drive from ABQ!
Santa Fe abounds in great restaurants. This is not one of them. Unfortunately, every other restaurant in town was packed and we were hungry so we decided to try this one. I love oysters - both raw and cooked - but the oysters Rockefeller here were over-breaded, over-salted and had a fishy flavor. The plank salmon was covered in an unattractive dark brown mustard sauce which detracted from the salmon itself, which seemed to be of fairly good quality but the accompanying vegetables were inedible and the polenta had a cake like texture. The wine list is massive but not necessarily good and the server had very little knowledge of the wine or the food menus. We told the waiter we did not enjoy the oysters and they didn't even offer to comp the appetizer. Please do not waste your money at this restaurant.
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Santa Fe offering some of the best cuisine in town. Their crab cakes follow a Baltimore recipe and are ‘to die for’ delicious. Their wine list in incredible and the menu covers a wide range of choices. Lunch is as. Good as dinner and the desserts are fantastic.
We arrived and were warmly greeted, and shown to our choice of tables in the sunlit back room. Our waiter was enjoyable, informative, and attentive, once he learned that this was an annual friends' lunch - to be enjoyed with wine. We were VERY impressed with the extensive wine list, and the full, varied lunch and dessert menu. It was a most enjoyable time, and the food was excellent and plentiful too!
We were at Terra Cotta for New Year's Eve. Not all restaurants are able to pull off a special menu, and regular menu with a New Year's crowd, however, Terra Cotta served a near perfect meal for our 6 without a hitch. Every dish was delicious, although my husband's medium steak had some overly rare sections. I had the mushroom shepard's pie and it was a real treat, as well as a large dish. The wine selection as always has some gems. The service was very personable and efficient. We regularly visit this restaurant when we are in Santa Fe--for dinners, and for wine in the afternoon, so we were pleased it was the same lovely experience we have come to know. Overall, a wonderful evening.
The co-owner, LInda greeted us warmly upon our arrival, and made us feel so welcome, even though we were a few minutes late for our reservation, and arrived with one fewer guest than our reservation had been set for.
The menu has something for everyone, including lots of fun appetizers to share (or not), and everything was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. We all enjoyed the relaxed vibe, great wine list and delicious food.
For those staying at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa,, the restaurant is just steps from the back door of the hotel.
We had Christmas dinner here, it was one of the few places open that night; and we had just flown in from Philadelphia. The staff was super-attentive and friendly. We felt very welcome.
As a person who works in the food service industry, it was very encouraging to hear the people in charge encouraging the staff to eat dinner before they left work that night. The staff themselves appeared happy to be there and working.
The prix-fixe menu was full of options for people with dietary restrictions. I was happy to with my dinner and loved my wine. I would definitely come back.
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