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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 273
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  • 149
    Very good
  • 38
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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
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I've been to this place several times and I love it each and every time. Great staff and great food. Good beer selection as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jim R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to this place several times and I love it each and every time. Great staff and great food. Good beer selection as well.

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Beck Row, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! The food and service were fantastic. We had the filet mignon and the pupusas and both were out of this world. We got the German Choc Cake and wowser! We will be back any time we go through Santa Fe👍

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2 Thank Ent_n_Connie
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The place is busy. The service is expeditious (order at counter). The tables are communal. The food is great. The location is off the beaten track. And, the parking can be difficult at times; it is located in a mixed commercial/residential area just outside of downtown.

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3 Thank Dust111
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great place for Breakfast, lunch or Dinner! Just down the road from the rail yard area. We go several times each time we visit!

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5 Thank ObruceD
northern VA
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed an absolutely scrumptious meal here. The chef/creative team I think are melding 2-3 different Mexican and Central American countries' recipes and styles. The results are outstanding flavors and entree options. They are always packed but the staff keeps things moving and the food comes out quickly. Tonight we had a mixture of southwestern and other entrees including... More 

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4 Thank constantgardener87
Bastrop, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The best El Salvadorian food I've ever had. And the best Mexican food for that matter. I saw this place on foodnetwork and wanted to try it out. We were not disappointed!! We started with a very flavorful guacamole and homemade chips. For the main course, I had the pupusas and they where excellent with the crispy exterior and the... More 

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4 Thank matthew f
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Went several times to Tune Up and breakfast was excellent. Food was great and nice atmosphere.The waffles were marvellous and staff very friendly

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2 Thank Neildavidson
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The Tune Up Cafe is always good. It can be noisy; it can be drafty. The food is typically satisfying. I like the tacos and the lamb specials.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on our way to Taos. Definitely off the beaten path with mostly locals. Order at the counter and then sit and enjoy the people. Food is excellent-- freshly made and served piping hot. So glad we found it!

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4 Thank FunMumTammy
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great for brunch, good variety on the menu and everything has been excellent. good old hippie vibe on a back street.

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?