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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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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Family Favorite

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
sturgesfamily
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Norman, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Tara's is a staple in Norman. The atmosphere is truly Tex Mex complete with guitar and trumpet music to accompany your meal. The service has always been speedy to put it lightly. Once you sit down expect to be greeted with chips and salsa and "cheese sauce." Since they work as a team, no sooner than dipping your first chips... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

You almost always have to wait for a table, but I love their food!! Service is almost always excellent, we did get not so good service last time but they gave my friend a discount because of the trouble. If your in Norman and want Mexican this is the place to go!

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious, authentic dishes and very generous servings. The servers were gracious and helpful with the large menu. I suggest trying the daily specials. Despite a large crowd, the wait time ess only a few minutes. This will be a repeat restaurant for me when I am back in town!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I don't go often. Sometimes it's a meeting place for a group. The food is Tex-mex. Yellow cheese and not much in the way of fresh food. There are so many authentic Mexican places that this is never my choice.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?