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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071-6401
+1 405-360-8070
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Davis, Oklahoma
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love mexican food & this is about as good as it gets in our neck of the woods. Great food & Wonderful service.

Thank Perry F
Purcell, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Genuine Mexican food and servers. Fast paced service with never ending chips, salsa and drink refills. Exceptionally fast service. Great food and served hot and fresh. I love this place!

Thank jamesbQ615ZH
Coppell, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time diners at Tarahumara's. Arrived around 6 and waited about 15 min for table. There was comfortable seating and heaters outside so wait was comfortable. Service and meal a bit rushed We attributed that to it being a home game and Dad's week end. Margaritas were good and our food was plentiful and delicious. Will definitely go back.

Thank Vicki M
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second trip to Tarahumaras. Amazing traditional dishes! But the Tortilla chips.........Wow! They are worth the trip alone!! The chips are half of a corn tortillia, and very thin and crispy! I had Chipotle cream shrimp with rice, corn and adocado. Mom had Carnitas! Just great Mexican food! This is in the my top 5 for Mexican resturants.... More 

Thank xoft
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy restaurant but they got us pretty quick. Everything was good except I wasn't crazy about their chips.

Thank dmcentire
Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local family owned restaurant. The quest fundido and grilled peppers as an app is fantastic. Great Mexican food at a very fair price. Try a Mexican beer in a cold, frosty, salted mug! This place is super popular so you can expect a short wait during peak hours, worth it tho!

Thank maci_604
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Wow! I highly recommend this restaurant for food, atmosphere, and service. We were passing through town and found it on TripAdvisor and it lived up to previous reviews. Great food and reasonable prices.

Thank Annette C
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

When we arrived the parking lot was full, the lady told us there was a ten minute wait and gave us a buzzer. It went off and we sat down in eight minutes.

Thank Berbon H
Norman, Oklahoma
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This place rivals Ted's Cafe Escondido as the best Mexican restaurant in Norman. The chips and queso are outstanding and the enchiladas are to die for. The food and service are top shelf!

Thank dfitz101
Norman, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Delicious food and margarita's, super clean but we always feel so rushed and hurried to get out. It's not a place to relax and chill out, definitely not a place to take a date if you want to visit. Wished they had a nice large shaded patio, last I noticed they had a very small south side patio that was... More 

Thank Cara1133

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071-6401
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-360-8070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?