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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded...
Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Ted Curtis, our founder, set out to create a welcoming restaurant inspired by that experience. We are rooted in serving the best Mexican food, made from the freshest premium-quality ingredients, served with unsurpassed hospitality. Since the first Ted's Café Escondido restaurant opened in 1991, we have stayed true to these founding principles, without compromise. At Ted's, you are not just a customer, but our guest. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and special. We are passionate about continuing to prepare our fresh delicious food daily, by hand. We are dedicated to serving you with humility and heart. Our goal is to exceed your expectations on each and every visit!
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Ted's has long been a favorite Mexican restaurant of mine. Both the food and service are good. Everything I've tried on the menu (and I've tried most things) have been tasty, hot, and served promptly. Often there is a wait in line, so consider going a little early on busy nights. I still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
BillB1948
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Norman, Oklahoma
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ted's has long been a favorite Mexican restaurant of mine. Both the food and service are good. Everything I've tried on the menu (and I've tried most things) have been tasty, hot, and served promptly. Often there is a wait in line, so consider going a little early on busy nights. I still prefer the original location in OKC to... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear about the wait, Bill. But still, we can't tell you how great it is to hear that you've loved all of the food that you've tried. We can't wait to see you back here (or in OKC!) for more! Yours, Ted's Management More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Ted's is always an excellent choice for Mexican food. Good food, great service. I have never had a bad experience at Ted's.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you consistently think that the food is great -- we can't wait to see you back for more! The next time you come in, we'd love to hear all about some of your favorite dishes. Yours, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you're looking for Tex-Mex, Ted's is the best choice. I like the extra sauces/dips you can order with the chips and salsa, especially the spicy dip! Portions are generous and I usually get a to go box. They will give you chips, queso, salsa, and tortilla, as well, without an extra charge. That's is nice when I eat the... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's incredible to hear that we're your favorite choice for Mexican food! We're excited that you love the food, as well as the chips, salsa, and the tortillas, and we can't wait to see you back for more very soon. Best, Ted's Management More 

Norman, OKlahoma, USA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The title of this review pretty much says it all. I've been to Ted's several times, and my impression is always the same: Why am I waiting so long to eat here, when the food is good but not great, and I can't hear what anyone is saying at my table, because it is so noisey? Yes, the food is... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you're not a fan of the food and that the noise level takes away from your experience. If you're ever here and you feel like that, please let us know. We'd also like to give you a food recommendation that's more to your taste, so we hope that you can give us another chance! Best,... More 

14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Been here a dozen times and it's always great. Food and service has always been wonderful. Fun atmosphere. Great place for family or large parties.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're happy to be a favorite place of yours to party, Ashely! Thanks so much for the kind words. Here's to a dozen more times! Best, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I visit regularly and love this place. I have a gluten allergy and love that they are so accommodating. They make special chips and quesadillas(on corn tortillas) so I don't feel like I am missing out. On my last visit, there was an issue with them bringing out the wrong quesadilla. They were quick to apologize, we were also visited... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Beth, allergies of any kind are understandable -- it's the least that we can do to make sure that you're having a great time and enjoying the food. We cannot wait to see you back here for more quesadillas! Best, Ted's Management More 

Kansas City, Kansas
Level Contributor
54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A few times a year we spend some time in Norman and this is always on our list of "musts" while there! We love the food, the warm tortillas are amazing and the kids love to watch at the window! Their were 13 of us this time and we had a table in a good amount of time and good... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's always wonderful to hear that we made the list of "musts," and that you and your family always have a great time here. We're looking forward to seeing you next time you venture out to Norman for more chips, fajitas, and sopapilla treats! Happy travels, Ted's Management More 

Belton, TX
Level Contributor
84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Pleasant surroundings. Very "Mexican" including the music. Pleasant family presentation. Very reasonable prices. Guacamole is very good. Well flavored He atomic salsa is a must get. Excellent. Their regular salsa is also very good. The cheese with the chips is very tasty. The chips are this and excellent. I got the cheese chili relleno and it was wonderful. His is... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Bill, we can't thank you enough for leaving such a great review on both Yelp and TripAdvisor -- it's wonderful to hear that you loved all of the food, especially the cheese chili relleno and guacamole. We're definitely looking forward to surprising you with some of our other flavors, too! Best, Ted's Management More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A fun family friendly atmosphere for birthdays or everyday meals. Guacamole salad made fresh to order and white chili con queso. Lots of platters to pick from. We like the fajita chicken enchiladas and the warm chips and salsa.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

From what we see, it looks like you love it here, and that really makes us excited! We can't wait to see you back for more fajita chicken enchiladas and tortillas. Best, Ted's Management More 

Lucas
Level Contributor
166 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Ted's Cafe Escondido provides a nice dining experience at a reasonable price. Menu had many Tex-Mex choices. Service was fast and courteous. They were able to handle of fairly large group without an excessive wait. Food was very good. However, several in our party (including myself) commented that the chicken was very salty -- but not so much to keep... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Lucas, we're sorry if the chicken was a bit too salty for you. We're going to be looking into it, but next time, let us know while you're there, and we'd be happy to make them better! Can't wait to see you back, Ted's Management More 

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Additional Information about Ted's Cafe Escondido

Address: 700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
Phone Number: +1 405-307-8337
Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-307-8337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Ted Curtis, our founder, set out to create a welcoming restaurant inspired by that experience. We are rooted in serving the best Mexican food, made from the freshest premium-quality ingredients, served with unsurpassed hospitality. Since the first Ted's Café Escondido restaurant opened in 1991, we have stayed true to these founding principles, without compromise. At Ted's, you are not just a customer, but our guest. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and special. We are passionate about continuing to prepare our fresh delicious food daily, by hand. We are dedicated to serving you with humility and heart. Our goal is to exceed your expectations on each and every visit!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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