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Ted Cafe Escondido

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5301 Main St, #117, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
+1 405-813-8337
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10:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded...
Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Ted Curtis, our founder, set out to create a welcoming restaurant inspired by that experience. We are rooted in serving the best Mexican food, made from the freshest premium-quality ingredients, served with unsurpassed hospitality. Since the first Ted's Café Escondido restaurant opened in 1991, we have stayed true to these founding principles, without compromise. At Ted's, you are not just a customer, but our guest. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and special. We are passionate about continuing to prepare our fresh delicious food daily, by hand. We are dedicated to serving you with humility and heart. Our goal is to exceed your expectations on each and every visit.
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Full Parking Lot.

Has to find out why the parking lot was always full. Average atmosphere. Good service and food was very good. Free queso and veggie tray, just ask. Price was average to high. Street side seating (south of the partisan) is quieter than the floor area. All in all a good visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Don H
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We eat here often, it is always good. Wait staff will always keep your chips and queso full. Everything I have ordered has been delivered hot and fresh, not one complaint!

Helpful?
Thank happytraveler1058
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Not one complaint? That's so great to hear! Thanks for being a regular -- we're always happy to have you. Cheers, Ted's Management More 

Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Teds As The Best Mexican Food & Service in Town Everything is Served Fresh & Fast They Dont See You Then Ant Corners Everything From Cheese Dip to Soft Tortillas is Included & Topped Off With A Sopaphia For Dessert

Helpful?
Thank MtnDude01
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We can't tell you just how amazing it is to hear you call our food the best Mexican food in town! Here's hoping we'll be lucky enough to call you a fan and friend for years to come. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the normal Mexican style restaraunt with a little twist. You get complimentary flour tortillas, chips, queso, relish, and sopapias. The food is always good. They serve a variety of quesadillas, burritos, and skillets. And they do their own rendition of the Happy Birthday song that always brings attention across the room. Might want to get reservations between 6-8... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maeham88
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Earning your stamp of approval has definitely got us feeling proud! Whenever that Mexican food craving hits, you know we'd love nothing more than providing that cure for you. Until next time, Ted's Management More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food/price is just average. It was a nice perk getting a cup of queso with your chips and salsa though.

Helpful?
Thank RayNJanetViel
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We certainly wish we'd left you feeling more impressed. While it's great to hear you're a fan of our chips and queso, we'd certainly love nothing more than another chance at making you a fan of the rest of your experience with us too! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

All i heard about this was "you get free chips, cheese dip, tortillas and cinnamon things." Well one taco is like 9$ so how "free" are those things really. The food was nothing special. Los cabos is way better. The service is good though.

Helpful?
Thank ndn_20
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's a real shame to hear you left feeling this way. We'd like to think the quality of our dishes is worth every penny, but we're sorry if that didn't come across to you during your last visit. We know we're better than this, and we'd love another shot at proving it to you! Hope to see you again, Ted's... More 

Wichita, Kansas, United States
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Free warm tortillas to eat with your salsa. Free sopapillas. Very good food. Be sure to get your beer Ted's style if you enjoy beer. Smaller than other Ted's that I have visited. Still great food and service.

Helpful?
Thank Jayme B
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're definitely honored to know we've got a big fan in you, Jayme! Whenever you're hit with a beer, sopapilla, or tortilla craving, you know we'll always have you covered. All the best, Ted's Management More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Teds is legend in the greater Tulsa area. The chips and tortillas pre meal extras and atomic salsa is the best. But the quality and flavor of the main courses has changed. It's become average at best. The last few times I've eaten here I was not impressed. I don't know what's changed but I want the old Teds back...... More 

Helpful?
Thank jwith2003
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's such a shame to hear your impression of us has taken a turn like this. As you mentioned, we're definitely known to be better than this. We can assure you that nothing has changed in our restaurants. We still serve the same thing as we always have since 1991 at our original location. If you decide to dine with... More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Ted's menu has a great selection of Mexican food with a variety of prices. There are a lot of complimentary extras: delicious salsa & warm chips, hot fresh tortillas, queso, atomic dip, spicy relish & sopapillas. The wait staff is nice and very helpful. Everyone works together to be sure you have a good meal & good experience.

Helpful?
Thank Janet B
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

There's nothing better than hearing every visit with us is a great experience, Janet! We're ecstatic to hear everything from our food to our service has earned your stamp of approval, and we certainly hope to keep you coming back for years to come! Take care, Ted's Management More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

The best service I have had in a very long time. Hot fresh chips, wonderful salsa, my new favorite Mexican restaurant

Helpful?
Thank Gayle G
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's amazing to hear you felt like you got the five-star treatment here, Gayle! We definitely consider ourselves lucky to have such a great fan like you. Here's hoping we'll be seeing you back for many visits to come! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Has to find out why the parking lot was always full. Average atmosphere. Good service and food was very good. Free queso and veggie tray, just ask. Price was average to high. Street side seating (south of the partisan) is quieter than the floor area. All in all a good visit.

Helpful?
Thank Don H
David F, Owner at Ted Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're glad you stopped by to find out what all the hype was about, Don! Even better is knowing that we've earned a new fan of our queso in you, and we definitely hope to welcome you back again soon -- we're looking forward to the chance at showing you the five-star experience we're known for. Until then, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5301 Main St, #117, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Broken Arrow
  • Phone Number: +1 405-813-8337

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Serving friend and family a delicious meal in your home is deeply embedded in Mexican culture. With that in mind, Ted Curtis, our founder, set out to create a welcoming restaurant inspired by that experience. We are rooted in serving the best Mexican food, made from the freshest premium-quality ingredients, served with unsurpassed hospitality. Since the first Ted's Café Escondido restaurant opened in 1991, we have stayed true to these founding principles, without compromise. At Ted's, you are not just a customer, but our guest. We strive to make each of our guests feel welcome and special. We are passionate about continuing to prepare our fresh delicious food daily, by hand. We are dedicated to serving you with humility and heart. Our goal is to exceed your expectations on each and every visit.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm

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