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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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Mexican, Southwestern
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700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my sister and her girls. The atmosphere was classy. The wait staff were friendly. We had ordered margaritas for the adults, and they offered virgin ones for the 'young ladies' which was fun for them. They took care of our every need. The food was pretty good as well.

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Thank Jessica S
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ted's is a very popular Tex Mex restaurant. Usually a crowd and services is generally very good. The fresh made flour tortillas served before your meal are excellent. Go light on your main course because you will be full of chips and tortillas by the time your meal arrives. If you like Tex Mex you can't go wrong here, unless... More 

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

Clint, it's great to hear that you've enjoyed all the food that you've tried here so far! We can't wait to see you back for more tacos and tortillas soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wait staff is always great along with food. My favorite in Mexican food in Norman. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Jay T
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Jay, it's an honor to be able to give you your favorite kind of food! We can't wait to see you back for more. Thanks for recommending us! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service with a laid back atmosphere. Really good hot salsa and their tortillas made fresh are sooo good! Great for larger groups!

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Thank SoonerGirl13
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you love our food, service, and atmosphere. We can't wait to see you back for more of those tortillas and salsa. By the way, go Sooners! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Liberty, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my mom and sister. We sat in the bar area so we wouldn't have to wait for a table. Our waiter was a very awesome guy who helped my mom figure out what was vegan on the menu. The food was awesome and each meals come with chips, tortillas, queso and salsa. I would for sure... More 

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

It's great to see that you and your family all had such a great time here! We can't wait to see you back for more chips, tortillas, queso, and salsa (among other delicious dishes!). With heart, Ted's Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone was excited when Ted's came to Norman. The one on the North side of OKC was always a favorite. We have eaten there around 5 times, and have never been all that impressed with it. Food is just okay, nothing to write home about. I would recommend Taramuhara's or Chelinos if you are looking for Mexican food in Norman,

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Thank missjo1964 .
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy our Norman location as much as our OKC location. We always strive for consistency, so if there's anything that we can do better for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ted's is our favorite go to for TexMex. It's local to Oklahoma (some in the OKC and Tulsa areas). The food is delicious and the service is even better. My favorite is to get the set up with made on site fresh tortillas, yummy queso and salsa that is refreshingly delicious without burning your mouth off. If you need your... More 

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

Edward, it's wonderful to hear that we're one of your favorite spots to go to, especially for that queso and salsa. We can't wait to see you back for more! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy the food at Ted's. You get chips, salsa, and cheese dip. Atomic salsa is available for those who like hotter salsa. I really like the enchiladas.

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

You really can't go wrong with the salsa or the enchiladas! It's great to hear that you're enjoying it. We can't wait to see you back for more, Todd. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Noble, Oklahoma
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is made from scratch and made fresh daily. Even the tortillas. In fact, you can watch them make them. They also can make anything according to you dietary needs/preference. I love the fresh made salsa, cheese dip and flour tortillas, and unlike many places they don't charge for queso. To me, the salsa, queso and tortillas will always determine... More 

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Thank lacyg1
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Thanks for the support, Lacy! It's great to know that you've always loved our food. We can't wait to see you back for more of those tortillas, salsa, and queso! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food!!! Love the fajitas and margaritas. Long wait to get in so go early, either way worth the time. I'm from Texas and this is the best Tex/Mex in OKC

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

Great review, Christopher! It means a lot to have that kind of testimonial. We can't wait to see you back for more fajitas and margaritas. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-307-8337
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!

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