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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
+1 405-848-8337
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: What Makes Ted's Unique? We would like to take this time to welcome you to...
What Makes Ted's Unique? We would like to take this time to welcome you to our cafe. We feel it is tradition in all of Mexico to have friends home for a delicious Mexican meal. Everything from our salsas and tortillas to our tamales are made fresh daily in the finest Mexican tradition. Our guarantee to you is we will use only the best quality and freshest ingredients available. We are proud and hope you will agree our meals are prepared "The way Mexican food should be." We invite you to visit our website for more information on our to-go, catering and delivery services, as well as banquet availability at select locations. With eight locations in North OKC, South OKC, Edmond, Normand, Tulsa Hills, Broken Arrow, Del City and Lawton, it's easier than ever to find a Ted's Cafe Escondido close to you! We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to serve you.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 181
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    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
Time-honored, a good old neighborhood Mexican restaurant

The atmosphere? Er, Mexican-y, the noise level? kid-filled, but it is a favorite. My out-of-town kids don't consider a visit home without visiting "Ted's". The take-out is a perfect way to cover dinner for a crowd, and there is a banquet facility about 30 seconds away. There is NO atmosphere there... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
joyr10
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere? Er, Mexican-y, the noise level? kid-filled, but it is a favorite. My out-of-town kids don't consider a visit home without visiting "Ted's". The take-out is a perfect way to cover dinner for a crowd, and there is a banquet facility about 30 seconds away. There is NO atmosphere there, but the food is good, the room is large... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Ted's is an Oklahoma fixture, serving up the best cheese-covered, queso-driven high-carb Tex-Mex that middle-Americans could ever dream of. But, you know, you could also eat Mexican food, which is delicious, not covered in cheese juice, etc. I've seen "best Mexican in OKC" thrown around as if Ted's serves Mexican food. It doesn't. It's the Tex-est of Tex-Mex you could... More 

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Norman
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ted's offers consistent, well prepared tex-mex style food, very good beef and chicken fajitas and guacamole. They will give you all the soft flour tortillas you can eat; or corn ones, if you ask. Service is always fast (once you get a seat). It definitely is not New Mexico style and not what one would get in central Mexico, but... More 

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Hearing that you love the food (especially the fajitas and guacamole!) is wonderful, Tom. Hope that your next visit here is even better! Hope to see you back, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like the place but I've had better. They get you in and out so they can get the next ones in. Food is good but a bit over priced.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It sounds like we made you to feel a bit rushed while you were here, which is not our intention and we'd like to apologize. Thank you for mentioning something. It sounds like we have room to leave a better impression. We hope to have the opportunity to do so sometime soon! Thank you, Ted's Management More 

Clovis
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Salty and not "real authentic Mexican food". Good mostly for tortillas and being over crowded. I do not see the appeal. Maybe after I have been out of New Mexico for a little longer the food will be "the best Mexican in OKC"

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

While it's nice to hear that you enjoyed our tortillas, it's disappointing that you found our food to be underwhelming. Our intention is to provide a bit of authentic Mexican flavor to the people of Oklahoma. You have offered us some important feedback, though, and we look forward to moving forward from here. Sincerely, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The service is impeccable. We were seating immediately. The food was awesome. I ordered shredded beef nachos. My wife had the chicken nachos. We both enjoyed our meal. The complimentary tortillas and cheese sauce made waiting for the meal go by quickly.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a great meal with us, Bryan! It's great to hear that we could serve up some delicious food for you and your wife. We're glad you enjoyed such impeccable service and got to try our famous cheese sauce while you waited for your entrees. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Ted's Management More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great fresh mexican food, teriffic atmosphere. Food is made fresh using just the right amount of spice to be flavorful without being overbearing.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliment! We're looking forward to sharing this with the rest of the team, as we know that they, too, will enjoy the encouragement. Have a wonderful weekend! Sincerely, Ted's Management More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ted's has excellent food, service and portions. They have the BEST homemade tortillas every, the have three different hot sauces choices get them all and try them.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Randie, thank you for your wonderful recommendations! We're flattered by your comments, and look forward to welcoming you back. Best, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some of the best Fajitas and enchiladas. Sometimes a wait for seating during the lunch or dinner busy period.

Was this review helpful? Yes
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Appreciate the recommendation of our fajitas and enchiladas! Thanks for being a fan and leaving a review. If you ever have any suggestions for what we could improve to give five-star experiences in the future, please reach out directly and let us know -- we'd love to hear it! Have a great day, Ted's Management More 

Ballwin, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

loved the food and service was amazing, but the location I visited couldn't serve alcohol due to zoning issues.

Was this review helpful? Yes
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Our apologies about those zoning issues, Ron! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service so much. We hope to have you back again sometime soon! All the best, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-848-8337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

What Makes Ted's Unique? We would like to take this time to welcome you to our cafe. We feel it is tradition in all of Mexico to have friends home for a delicious Mexican meal. Everything from our salsas and tortillas to our tamales are made fresh daily in the finest Mexican tradition. Our guarantee to you is we will use only the best quality and freshest ingredients available. We are proud and hope you will agree our meals are prepared "The way Mexican food should be." We invite you to visit our website for more information on our to-go, catering and delivery services, as well as banquet availability at select locations. With eight locations in North OKC, South OKC, Edmond, Normand, Tulsa Hills, Broken Arrow, Del City and Lawton, it's easier than ever to find a Ted's Cafe Escondido close to you! We sincerely appreciate this opportunity to serve you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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