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Tune Up Cafe

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1115 Hickox St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1087
(505) 983-7060
7:30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this cute little place. Had a little pup with me. Super friendly. Sat on the front patio. Great vibe and service.

Thank Lynne B
Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love my El Salvadorian eggs with beans and bananas. Seems like a popular locals spot away from the plaza and tourist areas.

Thank COMamaKate
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Casual, funky fun atmosphere offers excellent food at very affordable prices. I had the sea bass in a pepper sauce. Great wine and friendly service.

Thank alison4349
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing good ambience and food We each had the combination El Salvador platters I had the vegetable /vegetable and my husband had the chicken/ beef ! Both were among the best tamale and pupsusa I've ever had and the rice and salsa are so good too If I travel through here again I'm definitely stopping!

1 Thank Dawn-Kevin B
Camas, Washington
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by our Airbnb host for dinner. Don't think we would have found it without her. It was so good, we went back for breakfast.

2 Thank discriminatediner
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to the Tune-up 4 times now. Twice for breakfast; twice for dinner. One dinner was fab; the next uh...not so much. Same for breakfast. The hash was the best we'd ever had anywhere. The first time anyway. Today, way way to much onions and the corned beef wasn't the same quality as the last... More 

1 Thank LesDye
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Food was not as good as usual... The wait person messed up my husband's order. The food portions seemed significantly smaller than they were a year ago. Several times the french fries and the homemade chips were poorly done--substandard. I like the waiters here. I like the atmosphere. It is too noisy however. Typically we ate here once a... More 

2 Thank AptosAmy
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to walk to this place on a recommendation and were definitely glad we did. The food was unique, simple and perfect. I had the Tune Up breakfast which was two eggs, a poblano pepper with cheese and beans and it was perfect with my coffee. The tastes were outstanding for such a simple dish and the prices... More 

2 Thank VanW713
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here for all three meals in my visits to SF, and most recently for dinner, which did not disappoint. There is table service and we were a table of 7. Food is healthy and good, but not authentic New Mexican if that is what newcomers are looking for. There are healthy variations on many dishes. I had... More 

4 Thank 775junel
Asheville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had Green Chile Stew and I had Chile Rellanos both very tasty. Busy place, small patio area if you have a dog. Order at the counter and they bring it to you. Would go again.

2 Thank MountainMe47

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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, Gluten Free Options
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 St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1087
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: (505) 983-7060

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