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Tune Up Cafe

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1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
(505) 983-7060
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Tune Up is a popular neighborhood restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu includes classic American (hamburgers), Salvadoran (pupusas), New Mexican (burritos) and home-made desserts. There are items for children, as well. The quality of the food, is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Penny S
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Tune Up is a popular neighborhood restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu includes classic American (hamburgers), Salvadoran (pupusas), New Mexican (burritos) and home-made desserts. There are items for children, as well. The quality of the food, is inconsistent, though never less than average at it's worst. Noise levels can be unpleasant at peak... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I ate here and must say the food was just so so if even that. I thought the food was much better when it was Dave's Not Here, also it didn't look very clean. If you're in the area and working that's one thing but as a tourist there are better places to get good New Mexican... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I love the vegetable tamales at Tune-up, that is if nothing catches my attention on the specials board - they have some of the most delicious specials in town, and I can always find a vegetarian option. The inside can be a bit crowded in winter, but once that patio is open, its the perfect spot.

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Amarillo, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Husband and I tried this place on a friend's recommendation. Super good! Portions are large, chile is delicious, OJ was large and yummy... All good things. The patio was awesome, small, but comfy. Altogether, great place with friendly service and great food.

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Madison, Wi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Knew about this place from a couple who live in Santa Fe. Off the beaten path but great food. A great place to people watch. Ate here twice in one week.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The service and the food were very good. Tune Up is as unique as Santa Fe. Cafe is tucked away and is unassuming. The inside feels very comfortable yet small. When you go to leave, you'll be glad you went! Good eats!

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really not much to say--just mediocre food. I had the goat cheese, zucchini and spinach omelet and it was fine. Could have used some herbs to make the flavor more enticing. My husband's green chile burger was a good burger but the green chiles didn't have much flavor. The best thing there were our son's chocolate chip pancakes. Had really... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped on our way through town and have no regrets. It is easy to find and situated in the middle of a residential area. You order in what was obviously the front room of a house turned restaurant. We then found a seat near the bar after walking through a doorway to what may have been a couple of... More 

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Dallas, TX
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Tune Up Cafe is truly a Southwestern gem. This is now a staple stop when we are in Santa Fe. This little place doesn't look like much from the outside, but is some of the best food in Santa Fe. My enchiladas were phenomenal ( I get them with half Green Chile and half Red Chile), the Mahi fish tacos... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I've been to the Tune Up 2 or 3 times in the last month. Food is first rate but today I went in there and the girl who took my order was either a complete idiot or under the influence of something. I can't tell you how many times she asked me my order even when I got to my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 983-7060

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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