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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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
neighborhood gem

We stayed at a VRBO in Railyard district in Santa Fe. This is an authentic quaint meal stop for locals and we were within 3 blocks of this great place. Small house turned into a cafe .There is also outdoor seating option. Everything we ordered from breakfast lunch and dinner was fresh and we'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
chdarb
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a VRBO in Railyard district in Santa Fe. This is an authentic quaint meal stop for locals and we were within 3 blocks of this great place. Small house turned into a cafe .There is also outdoor seating option. Everything we ordered from breakfast lunch and dinner was fresh and we'll prepared

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Houston, Texas
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Traveling with my grandchildren and they wanted burgers for dinner. Not wanting to hit a fast food burger joint, we settled on Tune Up Cafe. The burgers were great - even the kids said so!! There's a small patio, but it was raining so we were seated inside. Staff was very friendly and service was OK.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I liked it. First time here. At first they were going to sit us at a table about a foot from the next table, and that was just not all right with me, sorry. They need to figure that out. Maybe fewer seats overall, but a modicum of privacy. But a booth opened up, and it was a great seat,... More 

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Lyford, Texas, United States
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

While on vacation in Santa Fe we ate at the Tune Up Cafe twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Enjoyed our meals, service was good, seemed to be a popular local place to be. Would go back.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a little bit off the beaten path for tourists, but the trendy Santa Fe locals sure know about it. We went for brunch and had great service and food- from New Mexican to standard American breakfast fare, it was all good. We ate on the patio which was very enjoyable. The crowds can overwhelm this pretty small place,... More 

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Santa Fe NM
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lunch today was unremarkable, chicken enchiladas/green almost tasteless, not sure how you can do that with an enchilada. Many other options in town, would rather eat at any of them in the future.

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I, new to the area, saw the Diners, Drive-In's and Dives video about the Tune-up cafe and we were so excited to check it out. Upon arriving, the restaurant was empty, yet we were not greeted.. Finally we sat ourselves and eventually someone brought a menu. The Pupusa was deep fried and saturated in oil, the Cesar... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a small place - a few tables inside and a few on the patio. Yet it is clean and welcoming. It is busy; there is usually a line. Orders are placed at the counter and delivered to the table. Parking is very sparse so expect to park on a neighborhood street. The food is incredible, and it just... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We try to hit this place as often as possible, as we live here in SFe now. The chile relleno is fab--- as well as the Mexican watermelon juice and cantelope juice (forget the proper names-- sorry). The desserts are absolutely to die for, albeit 'gluten-free'. Really, really good and home made (better than non gluten free, to be real... More 

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Clovis, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When we were visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico, my daughter told us she was going to take us to a restaurant she had seen on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. She asked the waiter what they had made on the show, and he told us Chili Rellenos and Pupusas, so that is exactly what I ordered. Chili Rellenos is my... More 

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

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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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