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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-8070
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Ranked #8 of 287 restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Norman
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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We are local regulars, eating at Tarahumara a couple of times a week. When our grandson visits, that's his request to eat there. The staff is terrific and treat us like family. Everything is fresh and haven't found anything on the extensive menu that we don't like! Even when I'm dieting, I can eat the Efrain's salad (chicken, beef or... More

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Midwest City
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food is pretty good. I had the #12, fajitas (beef & chicken mixed). The service was excellent and the wait staff was very friendly. This was my first trip, but the family has been there before. Love the live music. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were customers for a long time at this restaurant until a couple of months ago. I got a take out order and signed the credit card slip. I don't tip on to go orders but the hostess who took my payment added in a $5 tip for herself after I left. I called the manager and he didn't hesitate... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food is pretty good. It isn't great, but it isn't bad by any measure. It's very crowded (at least when I was there). The service is really good. I was impressed. The salsa and queso were decent, but seemed more like what I'd get out of a jar. I would eat there if friends wanted to, but not my... More

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Beach City Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Arrived for a late lunch, early dinner. Very friendly staff, great authentic Mexican food served quickly and margaritas to die for. I highly recommend Tarahumaras if you are in the Norman area.

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Tecumseh, OK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I'd heard this place was great, but had never made an attempt to try it. Drove by (unexpectedly)and pulled in. Got a table immediately (which was a miracle)! The atmosphere, menu offerings, taste and value are the standard to judge other Mexican restaurants by, now. When we left, there were several families waiting for a table - at 1:30 on... More

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BATTLE CREEK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visiting my daughter and and boyfriend In Norman, we asked them if there was any real Mexican food there since Michigan is sorely lacking. Chris, the BF, and a recent Sooner grad, suggested Taraumara's. Even though it was a Monday night at 5:30, we had a 20 minute wait. It wasn't wasted. I walked in. Found the bar near the... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have been going to Tarahumara's for years. This place has the best 1) food e.g. mole poblano , 2) service - there may be a short wait at noon time - but when you get seated - the chips, the queso, the tortillas are there within one minute - always . The owner - Ephraim oversees everything, each plate... More

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I can't eat Mexican anywhere else. The absolute best fajitas I've ever had. Excellent service, always clean, and the best Mexican in Oklahoma. Be prepared to wait for a table if you arrive anywhere near lunch or dinner time. Not because they are slow. The food is so good the place is always packed.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My wife is a Mexican food nut, I'm not. I enjoy it now and again but that's it. Waiting in line is a given here, but it's worth the wait. Food is great and service is outstanding. As with many towns, there are a lot of Mexican eateries, this one stands out.

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