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“Ate here 3 times in 2 weeks”
Review of Tune Up Cafe

Tune Up Cafe
Ranked #16 of 564 Restaurants in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Takeout
Brooklyn, NY
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253 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Ate here 3 times in 2 weeks”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

I just love Tune-Up. Every time we come to Santa Fe (which is often: we have family here) we start the trip with breakfast at Tune-Up. This trip we had one brunch and two lunches, and I'm only sorry we didn't get back there for dinner. What was the matter with us? Next time.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank artnik
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Thumbs Up for Tune Up”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Recommended by friends who have a vacation home near here, we loved this quirky little place. Its small, so reservations during prime dining hours may be needed. The menu is eclectic, diverse, and vegetarian friendly. Nice vibe here, definitely an authentic local cafe with good food and service. Tables are close together, so if you want a quiet, private dining experience, this may not be for you. Five to ten minute drive from Old Santa Fe.

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Onewag01
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Midland, Texas
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326 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Found the Tune Up on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives; glad we did. Delicious, funky, fun, and away from the Plaza. The eclectic menu offers enough variety to satisfy any palate. We definitely will return.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank BillM551
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Decent food, better-than-decent value for dollar”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This small restaurant, in the former site of the bit of local color known as Dave's Not Here, has tried to maintain its predecessor's quirkiness while going in entirely new directions as a dining experience. The menu is entertainingly diverse, with the only "El Salvador" dishes I have ever seen on offer in the United States in a city as small as Santa Fe, along with Southwestern, American and Continental offerings. We didn't try any of the Salvadorean dishes, but those we did have, one plate American (crab cakes) and one Southwestern (sort of; lamb enchiladas), were satisfying. The quality of the food was good rather than great, but the prices were quite low considering the content, and I'd give them better-than-average marks in terms of value for dollar as a result. The restaurant is crowded and noisy, more suitable for a loud, enthusiastic dining experience than a quiet, intimate one, and service can be a bit slow.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank canbelto
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Eclectic Southwestern”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B manager. It was a distinctive, and tasty, departure from most places. Very informal, and very original Southwestern place - kind of off the beaten paty.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank SusanandMichael302
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