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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
(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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great if you are in a rush! The servers are efficient and knowledgeable! The food is so good and filling!

Thank Brokenarrowhot1
Ada, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was extremely fast. I had carne asada tacos and they were great. Chips were hot and fresh and salsa was good. Queso was a bit runny, but meh, didn't eat much of it anyway. Service was superb.

Thank jeasly
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Daniel Y
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Thank newcenturian
McAlester, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank vcashmere
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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

Thank aawoody

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
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: (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?