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Tune Up Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, International
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1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
+1 505-983-7060
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great find on our way into Santa Fe. We love to try new, exotic food and this cool, hippy-vibe fresh food joint did not disappoint. My boys loved the homemade cinnamon rice milk- Horchata. One enjoyed the enchiladas while the other and myself had some great El Salvadorian dish. My wife enjoyed the Banana Leaf wrapped Tamale. It was nice... More 

Thank Don B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick find right before we left town. It was amazing!!! Every plate that came out of the kitchen looked delicious!!

2 Thank Kelly S
Denver, Colorado
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be hard to find a breakfast/brunch place in Santa Fe without an hour-long wait. That's where Tune Up Cafe comes in. It's about a mile or two from town which means it doesn't get the foot traffic like Cafe Pasqual's and Tia Sophia's, and you can actually sit down when you first get there. Their food is delicious.... More 

2 Thank Julie W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grilled salmon tacos with dill sauce were excellent! The rice was light and flavorful, beans were good, and the green sauce allowed the meal to come together.

2 Thank Carleen B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food at amazing prices! This was a great find and we would go there again in a heartbeat. Everyone in our party of six loved the food.

2 Thank Jennifer M
berkeley, CA
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first discovered this place because we were staying nearby. Now we make a habit of going there whenever we're in town. The atmosphere is relaxed and it can be noisy, but they have a terrific selection - lots of choices - and the best bison burgers in town.

1 Thank janeyre
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tune up had a small menu, which our waiter said their menu is small so every dish is perfected. I ordered to Mole Colorado Enchiladas which had grilled bananas on it. This freaked me out at first but ended up being very good.

1 Thank Ashlyn B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the casual vibe fool you. This place serves serious, locally-sourced food. The lunch menu is firmly rooted in central america and is consistently fine. The dinner menu is altogether more ambitious. The Alaskan halibut with posole served only when available fresh is one of the best preparations I've ever tasted. Highly recommended.

2 Thank Jonathan S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose the Tune Up Cafe because it had a lot of gluten free options. The smoked duck hash was one of the best meals I had in Santa Fe; my spouse had chorizo gravy on biscuits and thought it was killer. The coffee was not great, but the food made up for it!

1 Thank Gwen R
Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to the Railyard Farmers Market and explored some of the galleries in the area when we decided we were hungry. Our family took us to this unique place and we were delighted. The food was incredible! The dining room is pretty cramped, but once we were seated, it didn't matter. We loved every bite!

1 Thank KDumlao

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-7060

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Iowa City, Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?