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Tune Up Cafe

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1115 Hickox St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1087
+1 505-983-7060
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have lived in Santa Fe for a while and had heard of this place but never tried it. The ambiance was cute with nice lighting, although the seating area is a bit tight. The waiters were friendly. The food was awful. My husband ordered the enchiladas mole with a Caesar salad. The salad was below average. My husband said... More 

Thank Darcy200
Santa Fe, NM
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to breakfast every 6 weeks or so with a friend who is a big fan of Tune Up Cafe. We last went probably in September. You order at the counter from very pleasant folks, and service is prompt and efficient. The place is quite small and has a very "neighborhood" and "cozy" feeling. The food is of good... More 

Thank NormanSantaFe
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I read a glowing review and saw the episode on Food Network, so we thought we'd give it a try. We will not be back. The ginger chicken sandwich was more bread--LOTS more--than chicken. Fries were OK; guacamole was OK if sparse, and as an appetizer, it was brought out with the meal. The chicken enchiladas had more chicken than... More 

Thank Go to Gal
new jersey
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends in town brought us here and we were underwhelmed. The Free range chicken fajitas were kind of tough and at $18 overpriced. The Fish special while tasty was very small for $22. We spent $85 per couple at this supposed affordable place, for 2 shared appetizers, a few beers and some Just OK food, in cramped space?? I didn't... More 

Thank jart2b
Index, Washington
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to stop by the Tune Up Cafe each time I visit Santa Fe. The beef used in their burgers is very flavorful and cooked to order. Add some green chiles and cheese for a real deal green chile burger. On this trip I had the Colorado Mole Enchiladas with chicken and fried bananas and beans. It was very... More 

2 Thank IndexDavid
Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Maybe it was a timing thing. We had enjoyed sitting outside for a leisurely dinner a year ago. This past August we returned for lunch and the experience was less than thrilling. Initially, parking was extremely difficult. The, although we arrived after 1:00 P.M. the restaurant was very crowded and we could only obtain a cramped seat inside.The service was... More 

Thank Citylaw
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wish they had more vegan choices. Sometimes they will have a vegan soup....but didnt even have vegan creamer when we were there....

Thank RaeSikora S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

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

3 Thank Lynne B
Erie, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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

2 Thank COMamaKate
Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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.

2 Thank alison4349

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Hickox St, Santa Fe, NM 87505-1087
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-7060

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