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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

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702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071-6401
(405) 360-8070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love eating here, just about every 1-2 weeks. Food is great, prices are good, and staff is amazing! Plus you get complimentary queso, which many places charge you for. If you come during lunch or dinner rush be prepared to wait a little while for a table, this place is always busy.

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Thank Daniel Y
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had both lunch and dinner here for the last 4 years food is excellent salsa the best in Norman and very quick service almost always busy but worth the short wait for a table and an excellent lunch or dinnet

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Thank newcenturian
McAlester, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to eat! Food was excellent fast service friendly fun atmosphere lively party type place. Can eat outside

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Thank vcashmere
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food here is always superb...especially pork tamales. Best salsa in town...if you like cilantro... You are packed in like sardines & wait staff give you a look if you are finished & just visiting...I just ignore. Accommodation for kids, but one big room & always loud. On weekends usually have guitar player. A bit pricey, but superb food!!! Enjoy

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Thank aawoody
Norman, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, interesting atmosphere, reasonable prices. Food is good but, for me, not my first choice for Mexican food in the area. For the money, Ted's is better.

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Thank Catherine D
Norman,Oklahoma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here often. Great Mexican food and a variety of dishes. . There may be a line but the wait is short. The service is fast. Prices in line with other restaurants serving lunch and dinner.

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Thank cesykes
Norman, OK
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and excellent service but is very busy. If you have to wait it is usually not for too long but if you go prior to 6 pm you can usually avoid the crowd.

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Thank jmerritt
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always busy, always hot, and always get a Modelo. This is a very popular Mexican stop in Norman. They do a great job.

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Thank Russell R
Norman
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great service and the cleanest place always. You can watch the kitchen from your seat in the restaurant w a camera feed. I have never had a bad meal, always fantastic, great food and a Norman favorite. The owner/manager is always attentive and making sure his staff gives top notch service and serves the best Mexican dishes.

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Thank philipbX5528LM
Norman, OK
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This incredible restaurant features outstanding food and drink in an inviting environment. The quality and presentation of the dishes are mouth watering. An eager and attentive professional staff are there to serve your ever need. Daily specials are worth considering snide ration. The menu is impressive and eye catching. This is a wonderful place to dine for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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?