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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

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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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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great food,great service,great location,great town. Best Mexican food in oklahoma. Compares to the wonderfull mexican dinning in New Mexico.

Thank James B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a favorite go-to Mexican restaurant. The service is incredible and the food is the best. My favorite thing to order is a Michilada which is like a bloody mary made with beer and lots of lime on the rim. We always order the beef fajitas, Chili Colorado and Ceviche. Always busy! Prepare to wait but the food comes... More 

Thank 5Normanites
Norman, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We are regulars. Go there several times a month. Go early or go late, or you will wait. But they are very fast in getting you in.

Thank mmilligan780
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is "homemade". No microwave in sight, and you can see the kitchen. Service is great have not had a bad meal there even once.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

The food is excellent, but the service is over the top. You will never run out of chips, salsa, or beer. Speaking of beer - I don't know what they do to the glasses or the beer, but you can't drink just one. The avocado enchiladas are the best around.

Thank soverstreet
Liberty, Missouri
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Headed here for lunch today on my own. It was very busy. The hostess let me wander in thinking there was a bar to sit at when there wasn't, luckily another hostess was more helpful and led me to a table. My waiter was very nice and quick. The enchiladas were good and chips, salsa and queso are included with... More 

Thank AnIrishErin
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If you're in the Oklahoma City area it is well worth the drive to go eat at this place I've been eating there since they were open when you go you have to try their spicy green sauce it's like a avocado base guacamole but spicy everything is handmade it's family-owned the only downside is it takes a long time... More 

Thank jamesfW575UB
Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is worth the wait. It is a must experience. The food is hand made, hot and Extremely delicious. This is the best.

Thank James G
2 reviews
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food in town and awesome service! I thought the wait wasn't worth it at first...but was I ever wrong! I would wait in line any fay of the week to eat those tamales again!

Thank Michael L
Norman, OK
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10 reviews
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

I have been going to Tarahumara's since it first opened. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and efficient. It can be quite noisy at times but you don't notice the noise level when a plate of their delicious chips and sauce are immediately set before you. There is usually a short wait on many evenings but you... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?