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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 122
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very crowded. But the food is worth it! I recommend the Fahitas. My husband likes tamales. We never leave there hungry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Wanda C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

First impression: Rude greeting. Flies everywhere--never a good sign. When you see flies inside a restaurant, VACATE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. The place smelled of ammonia. We decided to get our food to go. I requested a quesadilla; my companion ordered fajitas. We got home and opened our bags. My quesadilla consisted of melted cheese on foil. That was IT. REALLY???... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tarahumara's is one of my favorite Norman eats, and one of my favorite Mexican eats as well. The menu is extensive, the wait is always worth is (if you have a wait) and when the mariachi band plays it completes the experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very crowded. But the food is worth it! I recommend the Fahitas. My husband likes tamales. We never leave there hungry.

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Houston, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service and food are wonderful! The atmosphere is warm and family friendly. Price and selection are first rate...a real good value. My only issue is the wait...I have never been seated in less that 15-20 minutes. So grab a 'rita and enjoy the patio and conversation with family or friends. As my dad used to say, if the parking... More 

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great authentic Mexican food. There is usually a wait, but it is worth it. They staff is friendly, but very busy as they are running around filling chips, salsa, and queso.

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Noble, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The food is really good. Service is good also. One complaint- they rush you so much to get more customers in and out thst it can take the relaxation out of dining. The drinks are rather pricey. Awesome guacamole and Chile rellenos. Good place for Mexican food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

If you speak Spanish you can be seated ahead of everyone. I witness this not once, but twice on my last visit. Great food and service, especially if you want to be hurried through your meal like its a cafeteria.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Unfortunately, the Mexican food is not good enough at Tarahumara to take us back to this NOISY restaurant. It is a very popular restaurant close to downtown, but not for us anymore. On the Sunday evening we were there, it was very crowded and exceptionally noisy. When it is hard to talk to those at your table, it makes for... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?