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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

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702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-8070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
SIMPLY THE BEST SERVICE, MEXICAN FOOD IN THE AREA

You might have to wait for lunch or dinner BUT it is worth the wait. Immediately upon being seated the exceptional and attentive service begins by the knowledgeable staff. The menu is far more extensive than most Tex-Mex restaurants, and that is why I refer to Tarahumara as Mexican. Delightful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jim F
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

You might have to wait for lunch or dinner BUT it is worth the wait. Immediately upon being seated the exceptional and attentive service begins by the knowledgeable staff. The menu is far more extensive than most Tex-Mex restaurants, and that is why I refer to Tarahumara as Mexican. Delightful appetizers and entrees to choose from. You will not be... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
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319 reviews 319 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Good Food...nothing special, but very tight seating and over priced food. Not sure when it become OK to charge almost $12.00 for 2 cheese enchiladas, rice and beans. Several other places charge about $8.00 to $9.00 and are just as good.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've never been disappointed! Everything is amazing. I've had spinach quesadillas, all fajitas, all enchiladas, shrimp ceviche (amazing) and green pork chili. Tonight I had tamales and they were almost as good as my husband's but I might be biased. Great service always. You can ask for the green salsa made with avocado that is spicier and also amazing. They... More 

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Dodgeville
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73 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Tarahumara has an extensive menu with many excellent options. The nachos are light and crisp. The grilled chicken is well spiced and tender. Flour tortillas are served with all meals. The service is very fast--perhaps too fast if you want a leisurely meal. The atmosphere is welcoming but quite loud. To avoid a wait, arrive early or late.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The regular wait says it all. Great food, fast and fantastic service, good atmosphere. The queso is worth the exercise you'll do later to burn off the calories.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Their food is amazing and the service is always fast and polite! This is one of our fave places to eat in Norman! In fact we are there so much the wait staff already knows what we want when we sit down! Love it!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our family considers this authentic Mexican fare a treat when we visit Norman. The extensive menu offers so much to enjoy, and the service is quick. It has to be... They always have a wait and need to turn those tables!

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great portions plenty of food. Beer very cold. Service great timely delivery of hot good. Recommended highly

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Norman oklahoms
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great service and drinks . I think it is a great restaurant for kids and not couples however we go there at least once a month. It would be nice to have a private bar were adults could go. Food always good....

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Norman, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love the food here and the service is outstanding. The place is spotless. On Sunday morns, you can see the crew scrubbing the parking lot. While they have all the traditional Tex Mex cuisine, they offer some traditional Mexican dishes. During Lent, it is my go to place on Fridays. I love the cerviche. They have great margaritas that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: (405) 360-8070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?