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Tune Up Cafe

1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
(505) 983-7060
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Ranked #22 of 465 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to pick a local place to eat- what a great decision it was to go here. We had heirloom tomatoes marinaded in olive oil with fresh basil and feta cheese for an appetizer. It was delicious. Our entrees came with a choice of Caesar salad and the Tune-Up house salad- we chose the Caesar salad.... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Food is ok but expensive. Definitely if you are a native from El Salvador you will be disappointed. Should have known from the name. The pupusas are steak and veggie. Whaaat?!! Place if busy though so if you don't know what a pupusa should really taste like, you might like it.

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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A good informed staff The New Mexico Chile to die for Both Breakfast and dinner menu have great options

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went there with our 6 and 11 year old. Every one loved the food. We ordered the guacamole, combo salvadore with pupusa and tamale, mole enchilada, chili relleno, and a kids burger. The mole sauce flavor was complex and a bit too intense. The rest of our food was perfect with a peach cobbler as desert which was a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went to two other resturaunts before this one and they were closed. Not sure we would have tried this while in Santa Fe if this would not have happened. It was 9:40 when we arrived and they closed at 10. Staff was friendly and didn't seem to mind. It wasn't busy which made sitting outside nice. The food tasted... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

All the dishes were creative and very tasty. The crabcakes and BBQ Lamb Tacos were wonderful. No reservations but did not have to wait.

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Leesburg, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I couldn't believe it when we got to the Tune Up Café. I had eaten here in 2006 when it had another name. We came for breakfast this time and were not disappointed. I had the breakfast burrito with green chilies. It was great! They make everything fresh. So if you have someone with special food needs like we did... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We came here for breakfast after many recommendations. When we got there, there was quiet a large line to order , out the door! It moved fast and there was enough tables for everyone so we didn't wait long. I had the gluten free blue corn waffles, they ware amazing!! Coffee was ok. Service perfect

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Always crowded, always good. Great experienced wait staff. Fun to see a waiter carry six salads down one arm and something else in another. No one minds the tight seating. Locals and tourists visit this little restaurant that churns out every dish is a great dish. My husband on the recommendation of an eavesdropping diner chose the chile rellano. Unfortunately,... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We ate here twice in a week and enjoyed everything. The mole sauce and the squash soup were highlights. Casual atmosphere with porch or indoor seating. Attentive waitstaff.

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