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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 - 8:30 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
Description: What Makes Ted's Unique? We would like to take this time to welcome you to...
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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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
MEXICAN FOOD

Good food , nice family restaurant. very busy, tables very close together, can get very loud and difficult to visit with the ones you are dining with. Usually quite a waiting time. If you have a limited amount of time this is not for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Judi B
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food , nice family restaurant. very busy, tables very close together, can get very loud and difficult to visit with the ones you are dining with. Usually quite a waiting time. If you have a limited amount of time this is not for you.

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

It's great to know that we've been a favorite spot to take the family for you, Judi! We realize that it can get a little busy in here, and while we're definitely thankful for that, we see how that could be a little frustrating. We hope that our food and service will keep an awesome guest like you coming back... More 

Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I eat here occasionally, they are always busy. Good tortillas, chips and dip. Our sever was excellent last week. Food always comes out quick and hot. I took my mom here last year and now she mentions it every time she visits.

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

We're so happy that we can consistently serve up some delicious Mexican food, Christina. And it's an added bonus that we could impress your mom! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at Ted's many times and almost always leave wondering why I came. The chicken enchiladas are some of the most bland I've ever eaten. The portions are huge and overpriced. There are so many better restaurants - try them! Tarahumaras, Mama Veca and others.

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

This is pretty disappointing to hear. The last thing we want is to have our customers leave unsatisfied. Hope you'll think about giving us another chance to show you what we are capable of. Best, Ted's Management More 

Norman, OK
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are regulars at Ted's and their chicken fajita nachos are yummy and large enough for two to split. Ted's has zesty salsa, so-so cheese sauce, chips, tortillas, veggies and sophipillas included in each meal. So, while their prices seem a little high, a lot is included. Their Mexican Chef salad is tasty and they let you choose between rice,... More 

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

We're so glad to hear that you can rely on us for some delicious and authentic Mexican food here in Norman! Sounds like the Mexican chef salad is a real hit! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife loves this place. The food is good and the service is normally really good. I love the fajita enchiladas.

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

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy our fajita enchiladas so much! Thank you, thank you. We look forward to the next time you and your wife are able to join us! Best, Ted's Management More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

But not quite excellent. The "main" dishes were very good - tasty, nicely seasoned and well crafted. However, the included 'rice and beans that accompany the meals could do with some improvement. The rice was too smushed (no definition and I know I didn't order sticky rice) and the beans seemed crushed. The salsa and the queso were good, though... More 

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

We're disappointed that you weren't happy with your rice and beans, especially since we aim to keep all of our food consistently great. In that sort of situation, it would be great if you let your server know -- anyone on the staff would be happy to remedy the situation. Still, we hope that we can get things right for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 

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Restaurant Details

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

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.
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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