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Tune Up Cafe

1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
(505) 983-7060
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Ranked #19 of 455 restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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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Brooklyn, NY
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I just love Tune-Up. Every time we come to Santa Fe (which is often: we have family here) we start the trip with breakfast at Tune-Up. This trip we had one brunch and two lunches, and I'm only sorry we didn't get back there for dinner. What was the matter with us? Next time.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Recommended by friends who have a vacation home near here, we loved this quirky little place. Its small, so reservations during prime dining hours may be needed. The menu is eclectic, diverse, and vegetarian friendly. Nice vibe here, definitely an authentic local cafe with good food and service. Tables are close together, so if you want a quiet, private dining... More

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Midland, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Found the Tune Up on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives; glad we did. Delicious, funky, fun, and away from the Plaza. The eclectic menu offers enough variety to satisfy any palate. We definitely will return.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This small restaurant, in the former site of the bit of local color known as Dave's Not Here, has tried to maintain its predecessor's quirkiness while going in entirely new directions as a dining experience. The menu is entertainingly diverse, with the only "El Salvador" dishes I have ever seen on offer in the United States in a city as... More

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B manager. It was a distinctive, and tasty, departure from most places. Very informal, and very original Southwestern place - kind of off the beaten paty.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Good Food, nice ambiance, local haunt. Food took a while to show up. 3.5. Miss Dave's not here. Great place to watch hipsters in their natural habitat.

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Dallas, Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great little restaurant near railyards area on a residential street. Small, quirky but very good place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Outdoor area (pet friendly) is nice, weather permitting. Good fresh and creative food. Excellent chile relleno and huevos rancheros. Can get crowded since it is small, but worth it!

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Boulder, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We eat here about once a month (average) and always love the food here. I don't know of a restaurant in town that I can honestly say is as consistent in quality and service as the Tune Up. The outdoor area (when weather permits) is great. I'm happy to say, the Tune Up Cafe will see us again and again!... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We LOVE the Tune-Up Cafe so much, we eat there at least 3 times a week! Yes...they're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. First...the food...always incredibly creative, fresh and delicious. A real gastronomic experience at a surprisingly affordable price. Cooked foods are served piping hot. Salads specials are amazingly cool and crisp. The dressings are so good, I'm always tempted... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Sometime's you remember something better in your memory than it is, and you worry that years later when you go back and try again it won't be close to as good. Tune-up is as great in the present as in my memory. I went here a few years ago and had the pupusas. I remembered the veggie pupusas as one... More

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