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“Nice little place, great service”

TerraCotta Wine Bistro
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Ranked #13 of 572 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $32
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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. 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. TerraCotta's Happy Hour continues all day long, with a large selection of wines by the glass for $6 until 6:00 PM. TerraCotta has the largest selection of wines by the glass in Santa Fe. Our varied menu features sharing plates, salads, paninis, Chef's entrees, and of course yummy desserts. In addition, we offer a $ 30 3 course Prix Fixe menu that changes with Chef's Catherine inspiration.
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Nice little place, great service”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a nice cozy little spot in Santa Fe near the plaza but away from all of the action. This place was recommended to us by the manager of the hotel we were staying at down the street. I would say the food is very good, not exceptional but very good. Service was outstanding. Our server was Stephen, a super nice guy from Wales who works his butt off to make sure you have everything you need to make your meal enjoyable. We had the stuffed poblano peppers which were really good. They do have a really wonderful wine list and I believe the prices are very reasonable for Santa Fe. The space itself is really nicely done and it's in a cool old adobe house, very quaint. Overall, very nice experience and great service with really nice people working here.

  • Visited October 2013
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4 Thank hankypanky505
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Alto, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best New Restaurant in Santa Fe”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This place has it all. Impeccable service,great selection of small and large plates, reasonable wine list and a comfortable atmosphere. Give it a try. Located behind the El Dorado hotel and in walking distance from just about everywhere in the Plaza area.

  • Visited September 2013
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5 Thank altitude80
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Ocala
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Close to the Georgia O'Keefee Museum”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The outdoor luncheon area is no longer open at the museum. They recommended this restaurant to us and we were absolutely thrilled. It's right up the block and great for lunch and dinner. There soups are great and they have a deal on wine: $6.00 till six...o'clock that is.
The staff was very friendly. We had both lunch and dinner and both were great.

  • Visited September 2013
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4 Thank MacOcala
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Wyoming
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Avoid disappointment - There are better places for lunch”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The positives: Our waitress, Anda, was courteous, friendly, and smart. Without her, the lunch (for two) we had on 8/16/13 would have been a disaster. The negatives: At 1:00 p.m. on a Monday, all of the red wines by the glass were sold out, so we had to order a bottle. If you call yourself a wine bar, you should have red wine by the glass available at all times--not when you feel like opening a bottle. The Bruschetta with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon ($15) came with a slice of bacon and a covering of Black Forest ham. We ordered a side of bacon to compensate for the bland ham. The Planked Salmon ($14 / $18) was listed as "Brushed with Whole Grain Mustard and Brown Sugar." The salmon arrived over-cooked and covered with something that tasted like a watered down version of Stubb's original barbecue sauce. For dessert, the kitchen redeemed itself by making us two delicious affogatos (not on the menu--I think they charged us $5 per affogato.) So maybe there's hope for Terra Cotta, but don't bet on it. The owners also operate a catering business. They need to know that what works with crowds does not necessarily work with a table for two. Cafe Pasqual's, Palacio Cafe, and Santa Cafe all serve a better lunch and provide a better experience--for less than the $127 we paid, for lunch, including a $39 bottle of wine, and a nice tip for Anda.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank pillowhead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Wine and Small Plates in Santa Fe”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The restaurant is in an old house near the Georgia OKeefe museum.

We had both dinner inside and came back for lunch on the front porch.

We chose the small plates, which were imaginative and well-presented.

The wine choices by the glass are extensive and reasonably-priced.

Alas, no wine on the porch - I hope the city eventually allows it.

The service was friendly. I was undercharged, and when I pointed it out the manager thanked me for my honesty and said it was on the house!

Not fancy, but a pleasant atmosphere and good food.

  • Visited August 2013
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7 Thank Njal
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