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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 - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 59
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 4
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  • 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
Mr Johnny Moore

We came on a lunch break and the service was always good plus the chips,salsas before the meal is great. I wish you all would start selling salsa by the quart. It that good. If we want mexican food in Norman we always go to Ted's!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Johnny M
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Guymon, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Although we had an early dinner, the restaurant was very busy. Our server was outstanding. Since they were busy it did take a while to get our drinks and chips and tortillas. The food was amazing, everyone at the table was very pleased with everything. Would recommend for all.

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

What a fantastic recommendation! We're excited that you loved the service and that you thought that the food was amazing. Whenever you're craving more chips or tortillas, we're always here. Hope to see you again, Ted's Management More 

Dallas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a late lunch so had no wait. A rare event! The food is always here and the selection is huge. It's all good. Every time we are in the OKC area we make sure we save one meal for Ted's.

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

Thanks for always saving a meal for us, Randy -- we feel lucky to have you join us! It's great to hear that you enjoy the lunch selection so much. Can't wait to see you the next time you're in the area! All the best, Ted's Management More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stopped at Ted's for an early dinner and we're glad we did. Our waitress was excellent. She gave us time to look at the menu and decide without making us wait. She was quick to bring our drinks and to informed my husband she was brewing a new pot of decaf coffee for him so he could have fresh.... More 

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

We're excited that you stopped by, too -- nothing makes us happier that you loved the service so much! We'll start preparing more spicy food and tortillas for your next visit. Can't wait to see you again soon, Ted's Management More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We came on a lunch break and the service was always good plus the chips,salsas before the meal is great. I wish you all would start selling salsa by the quart. It that good. If we want mexican food in Norman we always go to Ted's!

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

It's fantastic to hear that you think the service is great, Johnny. But still, you blew us away with your love for the salsa. While we're not selling it in quarts now, we do sell it by the pint. Just ask your server about it next time you are in. Meanwhile, if you ever get hungry, you know where to... More 

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 via mobile

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
55 helpful votes 55 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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