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“I went for "not Tex-Mex" food. Pretty Tex-Mex, but still very good.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe
702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-8070
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Ranked #6 of 291 Restaurants in Norman
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Norman, Oklahoma
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63 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“I went for "not Tex-Mex" food. Pretty Tex-Mex, but still very good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Large portions, generous with the beans and rice. Chips, cheese sauce and salsa (spicy, nice!) waiting when you sit down. Other reviews suggest the prices have gone up, but I'd say they are reasonable. Certainly in line with any chain.

Most of the food seemed to be freshly made. It had a good flavor, but lacked the flair of foods made in Mexico. This is not a detraction, unless you are looking for something not Tex-Mex.

We went on a Sunday around 1. There was a wait, but not too bad. We had five people and waited a bit longer, around 20 minutes. Smaller groups were seated much more quickly.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lufkin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“a little overated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The service is very good. The cheese sauce is awful. And the food overall was good but not great and the prices are above average.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Noble, Oklahoma
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Chile Rellenos EVER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Better than Fajitas in Moore. Well at least since the last time I tried them which was over 10 years ago. Tried Tarahumara about a year ago. It was great. Didn't try anything else. When I have money I'll take my family there again

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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food but way too expensive.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This restaurant truly understands the laws of popularity. The more word spreads how good the food is, the more prices go up each month. I haven't been in a long while now because they've gotten way too pricey. Too bad though, it used to be a great local place, now the locals can't afford to eat there.

Visited December 2011
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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in Oklahoma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This is hands down the best Mexican food in Oklahoma. The staff is great and the owner is almost always there working just as hard as him employees. You never have to ask for anything to be refilled as they are always on top of it. Try the salsa de casa. You'll have to ask for it by name and it is not on the menu. It is great! Food is always good. There are several TVs all around the restaurant with some type of sport showing. There are also TVs that show what's going on in the kitchen. If you haven't been in a while, they have expanded their parking lot!! I've had the fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, and several other items and all have been very good. Always a favorite!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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