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Tune Up Cafe

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1115 Hickox St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1087
(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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Thousand Oaks, California
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is not one you would find unless you knew about it. Was highly recommended by friends who live in Santa Fe. Good food and family-friendly atmosphere. Was busy, but we were able to get in without a reservation.

2 Thank Molly876987
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the Huvous Rancheros, the fact you can order organic eggs is a plus and the rest of the ingredients tend to be high quality organic. Sometimes the bread can be tough or dry. But after eating here for many years sometimes three time a week, I do recommend this as a place to eat.

2 Thank M.c. C
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I sat outside on the patio where other who were eating included singles, couples, and a group of friends or family. Get the salmon tacos--moist and tasty salmon with a great dill sauce; nice salad to start. It's off the Santa Fe beaten path but worth the short drive away from town. Very reasonable pricing.

2 Thank solofemaletraveler99
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after a long string of errands. Nice to sit outside. The chicken enchiladas were delish as was the burger.. The best was the coconut cake with lemon curd filling. The second time I was there, we learned it was a gluten free cake. Fabulous to know folks that need gf have that selection. Second time, enchiladas... More 

2 Thank Colmena2013
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Described as a great locals place for Mexican food. It was ok . Just not the greatest. Very average. Dined in one time and did take out another. Had to ask twice for chili. Forks, etc.

Thank luckytxn
Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second time at Tune Up Cafe and both times have been great! I had the salmon tacos and they were excellent. I replaced the rice with fried banana, yum! Nice outdoor space with lots of shade in the evening. I'm going back here again!

3 Thank painter111
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by a local and well worth the stop. It's a bit off the tourist lane and has amazing food. The staff are nice and efficient as they were very busy when were there.

2 Thank Howard T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here first based on TripAdvisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Loved the Mole' Enchildas and House Salad. Amazing!

1 Thank Four4OnTheRoad
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were outside of the normal tourist areas of Santa Fe and came across Tune-Up. We loved the local, friendly feel of the place and enjoyed a wonderful New Mexican meal on the patio. The green chili stew was excellent and the tamale plate was very good. Local draft beer made it even more enjoyable.

2 Thank aknight
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner last week and didn't know what to expect. It reminds me of a locally owned cafe and beer garden. Order at the counter and they bring food to tour table. Not super clean, and very crowded when we were there. Food was 'okay'. We can say we've tried it, but will not be back.

Thank Smyer678

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?