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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 249
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  • 37
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  • 12
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  • 5
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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
Awesome

It comes across as a little dive, but the food is excellent! Full Mexican flavored and lots of green chilies on your breakfast. We got lucky and got right in, but it's a small place, so you may have to wait. It's worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
J M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It comes across as a little dive, but the food is excellent! Full Mexican flavored and lots of green chilies on your breakfast. We got lucky and got right in, but it's a small place, so you may have to wait. It's worth it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Locals hangout with excellent home cooked, made from scratch American, Mexican, and Central American specialties. Patio and inside seating, street parking.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I was so excited to try this place because of its appearance on the food network and it was a total let down. Food was below average.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Informal out of the way breakfast place. Great pancakes, and super good yogurt and fruit parfait. Noisy and busy with some outdoor seating.

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Highly rated, we expected more from it. I don't know where the appealing photos came from. We saw no food served to anyone that looked appealing. Taste was okay.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cute little hole in the wall on a seldom-traveled side street. Has very limited seating. Order as you walk in, and your food will be served. We were there for brunch and everyone enjoyed the breakfast fare -- Huevos Rancheros served in a bowl of beans and chile were good, and one of my companions raved about a rolled up... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Three of us all really enjoyed a late dinner, having a variety of dishes, including El Salvadoran combo. Filling and delicious. Very good value, happy with the service. I would not hesitate to return if I were in the area again.

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colorado springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Hadn't been in Santa Fe in a couple of years. Wanted to try something new. We both had the Buffalo Burgers. Well prepared, quick, and moderately priced. Would definitely recommend it to friends.

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Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stopped in Santa Fe during our road trip just because we read a review about how great Tune Up Cafe was, I also saw the episode on Diners and Dives and was very excited to try it. Unfortunately I wasn't fascinated with the food. It wasn't horrible but nothing really good or special. I was disappointed.

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family lives in Santa Fe and they recommended Tune Up to me. I ordered the bagel with lox and a coffee. I didn't expect to leave as satisfied as I did. I will certainly be back :) Staff was friendly and asked to refill my coffee multiple times.

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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: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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