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Ted's Cafe Escondido

700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Ranked #12 of 287 Restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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70% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have been here before a couple of years ago and it was much better. With co-workers at close to closing time. The service and food were both just average. Not nearly as good as I had hoped. The enchiladas were cold and had been sitting too long before being served. The margaritas were just ahhh... What bothered me most... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and i stopped in here for lunch on 8/18/14. This restaurant is nicely decorated and the service was awesome. They bring you out free cheese dip and salsa for your chips...as much as you can eat. They also bring out all the free homemade yummy tortillas you can eat. After your meal they bring you out some free... More

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Andover, Kansas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The last night in Norman we decided to have a group dinner with some of the other gymnastics parents, there was about 14 of us. We were seated in the time promised us by the hostess and the employees were very friendly. The waitress was super sweet and we even had a server assistant. The waitress took our drink order... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On first looking at the menu, I wasn't impressed with the prices (a little expensive), but when you factor in how much food you get, it is well worth it. The food was all prepared well, and they are very open to variations. Not very spicy for Mexican, but overall, well seasoned. When you sit down, you get the normal... More

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Indiahoma, Oklahoma
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The absolute BEST Mexican food! The wife and I have been visiting Ted's in the OKC for 16 years now. We have never had a bad meal or a bad experience at any of the restaurants. This was our first visit the the Norman location. The food was wonderful, but we had the best service ever. The place was packed... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always like Ted's. It's not overly spicy like some Mexican places. The prices are reasonable. Service is usually good.

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Pryor, Oklahoma
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went on a Sunday at lunch time, so naturally they were busy. We had to wait a little while, but then found out there was an entire baseball team and their family ahead of us. No wonder! Once they were seated, our seats came shortly thereafter. The food came fast, the service was good, and the portions were large. I... More

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Chickasha, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been in the food industry business since !975 I cook ' owned my own resterant and I have never tasted a better meal than I had Saturday evening may 30 2014 At Ted's, we had an absolutely awesome waitress and . best Mexican Food ever! if you like Mexican food you owe it to yourself to try Ted's,... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Ted's serves a decent meal - probably not the best Tex-Mex in the Oklahoma City area but far from the worst. I prefer my food to be a bit milder - one of the problems that comes with old age - and the level of seasoning at Ted's is what I can handle. The menu selections are good and the... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant will make your food to order . Expect a 45 minute wait at peak times. We order to go to avoid. Ask for the atomic salsa, has avocado n hot pepper .

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