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Tune Up Cafe

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1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
(505) 983-7060
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Great Food, Neighborhood Ambience and Friendly Service

A local friend recommended we try this place and we enjoyed the food, ambience and service. The lamb tacos were quite good and the Salvadorean dish was good as well. We will dine again on our next trip to Santa Fe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
jmik66
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Heber City, Utah
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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406 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Heber City, Utah
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A local friend recommended we try this place and we enjoyed the food, ambience and service. The lamb tacos were quite good and the Salvadorean dish was good as well. We will dine again on our next trip to Santa Fe.

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Colorado Springs, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had to try after triple D. Had the corned beef breakfast it was very good. We thought it could use a little sprucing up. Definitely a Dive with good food.

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College Station, Texas
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294 reviews 294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Tune up serves simple central american food. However, it is quite delicious. The veggie burger was quite interesting, however I was disappointed by the pretty mediocre toppings (tomato, standard pickle, lettuce). If you serve an incredibly seasoned rice patty in an incredible brioche bun, why not go a little further and get creative with the burger toppings? The veggie tamale... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Diners, Drive Ins and Dives episode got us to make the first visit, then while on a vacation, we went there every day for a week. The place is simple and crowded but the food is exceptional. Our group of six was very quickly addicted to the breakfast and lunch menus with the top attraction being the chile relleno.... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Thank you fellow TAs for pointing us to this little laid-back gem. I loved the Equadorian plate with a tamale and a pupusa. Never had better.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I really like this place. It makes you feel comfortable and "in the place to be." Tune Up is an asset to the entire Santa Fe community. Hope to come back next time I am in Santa Fe. Great brunch food.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Huevos Rancheros! Excellent! Pupusas were great too. Nice hot tea, good coffee. Had breakfast and lunches there. Buffalo burger good too. Not gluten free. Great place.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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191 reviews 191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Tune Up Cafe is a laid back, happy place to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some outside tables and two rooms with table inside, plus a small bar...they serve wine and beer...all cozy and comfortable. The food is always fresh, creative and plentiful. You can hang out for as long as you like, I had a fun 2 hour... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We love the casual, local feel of this cafe, with the chalkboard menu, order at the counter and excellent New Mexican food. We have only eaten breakfast there, and have enjoyed it every time!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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132 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Two recent spur-of-the-moment visits to the Tune-Up Café will have us coming back for more. Not fancy by a long shot (casual/funky does it for me), but consistently good food, and no need to dress up.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?