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Ted's Cafe Escondido

700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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Ranked #14 of 291 Restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: What Makes Ted's Unique? We would like to take this time to welcome you to our cafe. We feel it is tradition in all of Mexico to have friends home for a delicious Mexican meal. Everything from our salsas and tortillas to our tamales are made fresh daily in the finest Mexican tradition. Our guarantee to you is we will use only the best quality and freshest ingredients available. We are proud and hope you will agree our meals are prepared "The way Mexican food should be." We invite you to visit our website for more information on our to-go, catering and delivery services, as well as banquet availability at select locations. With eight locations in North OKC, South OKC, Edmond, Normand, Tulsa Hills, Broken Arrow, Del City and Lawton, it's easier than ever to find a Ted's Cafe Escondido close to you! We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to serve you.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The food and service is fantastic!! Fresh ingredients and great authentic dishes. I'm a repeat visitor.

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

We always love seeing you leave here happy! It's great that you think that both the food and service are fantastic. The next time you come in, we'd love to hear about some of your favorite dishes. Can't wait to see you back, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The free setups are the best and the free sopapillas are delicious. Everything we have ever ordered has never disappointed.

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

It means so much to us to hear how much you love the set-up and sopapillas, Susan! When you're happy, we're happy. The next time that you come in, we hope to hear about your favorite dishes. Thank you, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our daughter just returned from a semester abroad and wanted Mexican food for our gathering of family and friends. The wait to get seated was long, but not unreasonable considering the size of our party. The menu prices seemed high for Mexican food, but I was hopefully that they would make up for it in quality. The chips and tortillas... More 

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

While it's wonderful that you enjoyed the chips and tortillas, we're sorry that you didn't feel like you got what you paid for and that there was a mix-up with your order, Kevin. We'd love another opportunity to show you that our service is normally excellent and perhaps recommend a dish that would be more to your taste. Hope to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Why can't I get a cup of water at the bar to take my medication? They don't have water at the bar? Seriously?

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

You should always be able to have water at the bar, Jennifer. We're not quite sure what happened in your situation, but it was probably just a misunderstanding. Still, we're sorry if you were offended. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us in person if you have any questions about what happened. Thanks, Ted's Management More 

Norman,Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've eaten at several Ted's Cafes around the metropolitan area. They do a very brisk business, have large, clean restaurants, average food, good service and are friendly. Their restaurants are all located on busy streets easily accessed unless you are on the wrong side of the street during rush hour. If you like queso, theirs is the most bland around.

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

While we're happy that you can always rely on us for dinner, we want to make sure that you're having an even better time here. It's disappointing that you think our queso's bland -- the next time you come back, please let a staff member know so they can make a suggestion of a dip that's more to your taste.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was awesome - gone to OK City for work and had a chance to eat at Ted's based on some local recommendations. Expected the chain mexican experience, but this place was awesome. The amount of free stuff before the meal got me stuffed (try the atomic salsa!). Besides the regular chips and the salsa (individual), they served us... More 

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

It's fantastic that we could make you get excited over our atomic salsa and sopapillas -- we hope that you enjoyed the meal as well! Please say thanks to whomever gave you the recommendation. We truly appreciate it and would love to see you all here again. Thanks, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great place to take the family. I think the service has dipped since they've become an franchise but the quality of food seems to be the same. I consistently get their Tamales and love the atomic salsa. Our waitress was above average and of course they provide a consistent experience every time we eat.

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

We're really disappointed to hear that you feel we've had a dip in service. Consistency is definitely one of our main priorities, so we want to adjust back to that service you used to love. That being said, nothing pleases us more than hearing you talk about your great experiences here with the food. The next time you get a... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have eaten lunch here several time. The burritos are quite tasty. The salsa are very good. If you like some more spicy make sure and ask for the "hot" salsa...good flavor with a reasonable kick. The prices are a little high for lunch but you do get full meal and will walk away full and happy. They are quite... More 

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

It's fantastic to hear that you've liked the burritos and salsa every time you've come in. We're sorry if the prices are higher than you feel they should be, but we do that so we can afford to give the best experience to all of our guests. We hope to see you back, and hopefully next time we can make... More 

OKLAHOMA CITY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

All Ted's locations are consistently great! Reservations are recommended especially on weekends. Service is good and fast. Your won't be disappointed!

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

Thanks, Mary! It's fantastic to hear that you're consistently enjoying the food. The next time you stop in, we'd love to hear about some of your favorite dishes. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ted's is simply the best Mexican food around. Their complimentary homemade flour tortillas are sinfully yummy. Love all their sides (more offerings than just your typical beans and rice). Be prepared to wait though (maybe enjoy a margarita at the bar). Everyone else knows Ted's is worth waiting for, too.

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

We can't tell you how great it feels that you think our food's the best, Micahjo. We're happy that you think our food's worth waiting for and can't wait for you to come back for our fresh complimentary homemade flour tortillas. We know you said that you especially love the sides, but the next time you come in, we'd love... 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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