We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Tune Up Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1115 Hickox, Santa Fe, NM 84505
+1 505-983-7060
07:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

610 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 609: English reviews
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Hispanic food in a small setting that is typically fairly packed. The specials menu has some seriously off-the-wall but awesome options, like Duck Hash, etc. If getting a beer, the La Cumbre IPA is where it's at.

1 Thank Nomad_Native
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great laid-back breakfast spot, although service was unimpressive both times we went. I felt like I was putting them out by being there, but the great food overshadowed the attitudes.

3 Thank Maria O
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is cozy, and the food delicious, with a wide range of specials to keep you coming back. Don't miss the El Salvadorean special!

2 Thank Owen S
New Mexico
Level Contributor
157 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Fe is full of fancy and expensive restaurants. Tune Up is the exception - it is not fancy, it is not in the town center (although not far from it), the food is very good, and prices are reasonable. My wife and I had dinner - she had salmon tacos, and I had halibut and shrimp pasta. Both were... More 

1 Thank travelogue6
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great find on our way into Santa Fe. We love to try new, exotic food and this cool, hippy-vibe fresh food joint did not disappoint. My boys loved the homemade cinnamon rice milk- Horchata. One enjoyed the enchiladas while the other and myself had some great El Salvadorian dish. My wife enjoyed the Banana Leaf wrapped Tamale. It was nice... More 

5 Thank Don B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This was a quick find right before we left town. It was amazing!!! Every plate that came out of the kitchen looked delicious!!

5 Thank Kelly S
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It can be hard to find a breakfast/brunch place in Santa Fe without an hour-long wait. That's where Tune Up Cafe comes in. It's about a mile or two from town which means it doesn't get the foot traffic like Cafe Pasqual's and Tia Sophia's, and you can actually sit down when you first get there. Their food is delicious.... More 

4 Thank Julie W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The grilled salmon tacos with dill sauce were excellent! The rice was light and flavorful, beans were good, and the green sauce allowed the meal to come together.

3 Thank Carleen B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Wonderful food at amazing prices! This was a great find and we would go there again in a heartbeat. Everyone in our party of six loved the food.

4 Thank Jennifer M
berkeley, CA
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We first discovered this place because we were staying nearby. Now we make a habit of going there whenever we're in town. The atmosphere is relaxed and it can be noisy, but they have a terrific selection - lots of choices - and the best bison burgers in town.

3 Thank janeyre

Travellers who viewed Tune Up Cafe also viewed


Been to Tune Up Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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, Santa Fe, NM 84505
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-983-7060

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tune Up Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Iowa City, Iowa
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Tune Up Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?