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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-8070
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Ranked #5 of 287 restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Southaven, MS
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is my second review of Tarahumara. I had been earlier in the year and had a great experience. We went around 4 p.m. and there was no wait. Service was quick, but you don't feel rushed. I wanted to order something different this time and got the Mexican Dinner this time. 2 tamales, 1 enchilada, rice beans and on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I first visited this restaurant after hearing one of my coworkers rave about the food. Upon my arrival I was greeted with a wait although it was 8pm. The food was poor at best. The chips were stale and the food came out entirely too fast and tasted as though it sat under a heat lamp for some time. I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My daughter goes to OU and has been telling us about this place. We ate there tonight and everything she told us was true. Honestly the best Mexican food I have ever had. Incredible and fast service. Highly recommend. Awesome.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This family owned restaurant is fabulous. A Norman favorite. Don't let the long lines worry you. They move fast and ...what a great testament to the quality of the food and service.

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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 August 5, 2014 via mobile

Tarahumaras is My. Favorite. Of. All. Mexican. Restaurants! The beers are served in an icy glass with generous salt & an entire lime mashed on the rim! We call them "Extreme Beers!" The flavor of the food is second to none--my hubby gets the fish & veggies and I either get cheese enchiladas or ceviche--to die for! The service is... More

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Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Food here is as good as any Mexican food we ever eaten anywhere, and we have eaten at lots of mexican food places, and the service was simply the best period. They are amazingly quick to meet your needs and insure you enjoy your visit there. We had 4 servicers around our table at the same time, bring something... More

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Coppell, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This wonderful Mexican restaurant has a great atmosphere! We ordered our drinks (margaritas ans beer) and set outside in the misters as we waited for our table. The queso and salsa along with great thin tortilla chips were waiting for us at the table when we were seated. Big plates of food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is my favorite in Norman. They always have interesting specials, the food is consistently good and fast and this place is clean. Highly recommend.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I tried this restaurant on our trip to OKC, and couldn't have been happier. Yes, they are busy and we had to wait for 25 minutes to be seated. Well worth the wait. The staff was friendly and willing to provide recommendations. Delicious complimentary chips, tortillas, salsa, and queso. Not more than 3 minutes after we ordered... More

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Lindale, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor on our drive to OKC from east Texas. Decided to give it a chance and we were not disappointed! There was a huge crowd for a Tuesday evening, but we only waited a few minutes. Our chips and dips arrived promptly, as did our food. My husband loved his chipotle shrimp and my fajita flameado... More

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