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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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ENSALADAS
Our Famous Guacamole Salad
made fresh twice daily using ripe avocados and no fillers. served on a bed of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. large (6 scoops), small (4 scoops)
Taco Salad
large flour tortilla shell filled with beef and beans or chicken and rice. covered with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. served with a scoop of sour cream and guacamole on the side. lite portion available
Fajita Taco Salad
large flour tortilla shell filled with fajita chicken and rice, or fajita beef and beans. covered with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. served with a scoop of real sour cream and guacamole on the side. lite portion available
NACHOS & QUESADILLAS
Quesadillas
large flour tortilla filled with cheese and chicken or beef fajita meat, then buttered, folded, and grilled golden brown. served with a scoop of guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo. fajita beef or chicken or cheese
Ted's Favorite Dilla
with fajita chicken breast sauteed in butter, cheese, pico de gallo, & poblanos rajas. served with a scoop of guacamole and sour cream
Cheese Nachos
crisp tortilla chips, smothered in cheese
Bean And Cheese Nachos
crisp tortilla chips, topped with beans then smothered in cheese
Beef Nachos
crispy tortilla chips, topped with beef then smothered in cheese
Chicken Nachos
crispy tortilla chips, shredded chicken
Nachos Supreme
crispy tortilla chips, topped with beans, ground or shredded beef, or rice and chicken breast, then smothered in cheese. served with real sour cream, and a scoop of guacamole. combine chicken and beef if you like
Fajita Nachos Supreme
crispy tortilla chips, topped with chicken or beef fajita meat, grilled onions and peppers, then smothered in cheese. served with real sour cream, and a scoop of guacamole. jalapeños may be cooked into the nachos or requested on the side
AUTHENTICAS ESPECIALIDADES DE CAFE ESCONDIDO - CHICKEN, BEEF, OR COMBO
all dinners come with all-you-can-eat fresh chips, salsa, cheese sauce, and fresh homemade flour tortillas. free sopapillas for dessert! single order or double order.
The Best Mexican Tacos
four corn tortillas filled with beef or chicken fajita meat, sautéed with onions and cilantro. served with rice, beans, and a scoop of our world famous guacamole. a very authentic mexican favorite. lite portion available
Pollo Primo
one chicken fajita enchilada filled with fresh sautéed spinach, topped with sour cream sauce and cheese with one crispy chicken best mexican taco. served with rice and beans
Pollo Ranchera
sliced marinated chicken, sautéed with onions and cilantro, then smothered with a blend of cheeses and our classic ranchera sauce. served on a bed of rice, with pappas mexicanos, and corn con crema. magnifico
Chicken Fajita Enchiladas
two flour tortillas filled with chicken fajita breasts sautéed in butter, cheese and pico de gallo. covered with sour cream sauce and cheese. served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Beef Fajita Enchiladas
two flour tortillas filled with beef fajita meat sautéed in butter, cheese and pico de gallo. covered with ranchera sauce and cheese. served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Chicken Chimi Rajas
chicken fajita meat sautéed with butter, poblanos rajas, cheese, and pico de gallo. stuffed in a fresh flour tortilla and fried to a crispy golden brown. served with rice, beans, and your choice of cheese sauce, salsa ranchera, tomatillo sauce or sour cream sauce on the side
Chimichangas
a fresh flour tortilla stuffed with your favorite meat, cheese and pico de gallo then fried to a crispy golden brown. served with rice, beans, and your choice of cheese sauce, salsa ranchera, tomatillo sauce, or sour cream sauce on the side. ground beef, shredded beef or chicken, or chicken or beef fajita
Tamales (2 Tamale Dinner)
combine beef or chicken tamales. served with beans and rice (our tamales are hand-made fresh daily) lite portion available
Chiles Rellenos
a poblano pepper stuffed full of your choice of chicken, beef, or cheese, then battered and fried to a golden brown and topped with salsa ranchera, cheese sauce and cheese. served with beans, rice, sour cream, and a scoop of our famous guacamole
Pork Chili Verde
pork tenderloin slowly cooked in our homemade tomatillo sauce. served on a bed of rice with steamed beans, steamed corn, and a scoop of guacamole
MEXICAN DINNERS
note: you may substitute cheese sauce, salsa ranchera, or tomatillo sauce on any plates. please tell your server
Escondido Especial
two flour tortillas filled with chicken fajita breasts and spinach sautéed in butter, cheese and pico de gallo. covered with sour cream sauce and served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Chicken Fajita Spinach Enchiladas
two flour tortillas filled with chicken fajita breasts and spinach sauteed in butter, cheese and pico de gallo. covered with sour cream sauce and served with rice and beans. lite portion available
The Mexican Flag
one cheese enchilada topped with chili con carne, one shredded beef enchilada topped with tomatillo sauce, one chicken enchilada topped with sour cream sauce, served with rice and beans
Special Mexican Dinner
one cheese enchilada covered in chili sauce, one chicken enchilada covered with sour cream sauce, and one tamale of choice. served with rice and beans
Mexican Dinner
one cheese enchilada covered in chili sauce, one tamale of choice. served with rice and beans
Enchilada Dinner
your choice of two enchiladas, any combination of chicken with sour cream sauce, or beef or cheese with chili con carne. served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Spinach Enchiladas
two corn or flour tortillas filled with a blend of jack and cheddar cheese, fresh spinach, sautéed in butter, garlic, and lemon. covered with sour cream sauce and cheese. served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Burrito Dinner
a fresh cafe-made flour tortilla filled with your choice of ground or shredded beef and beans covered in chili con carne, or chicken and rice covered in cheese sauce, or bean and cheese covered in cheese sauce. topped with cheese and served with rice and beans. add beef or chicken fajita for an additional charge
Tostada Plate
two fried corn tortillas, one covered with beef and refried beans and one with chicken and rice. both topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese. served with a scoop of sour cream and guacamole on the side
Chicken Monterey
a marinated 8 oz. fajita chicken breast grilled to perfection, covered with sautéed peppers and onions. topped with monterey jack & cheddar cheese. served with rice, beans, and a scoop of guacamole
ADD-ON ITEMS
only when ordered with an entree. ala carte price will apply to shared plates
Taco Or Enchilada
Tamale
Mexican Taco
Taco Al Carbon
Burrito
Chile Relleno
Rice
Beans
steamed or refried
Steamed Corn
Rice And Beans
TACOS
Tacos Al Carbon
our specially marinated chicken breast or beef sirloin, diced and rolled into homemade flour tortillas. served with rice, beans, fresh pico de gallo, and a scoop of guacamole. lite portion available
Taco Plate
two tacos, soft or crispy either chicken or beef. served with rice and beans. lite portion available
Tortilla Soup & Tacos
a bottomless bowl of our delicious broth filled with big chunks of marinated chicken slowly cooked in a special blend of spices. served with your choice of two, soft or crispy, beef or chicken tacos.we guarantee this will be the best tortilla soup you have ever had
A LA CARTE ITEMS
all-you-can-eat chips, salsa, cheese sauce, and tortillas. a set-up of our all-you-can-eat chips, salsa, cheese sauce, and tortillas side of rice or beans or rice and beans combo
Enchilada
cheese, chicken, beef, or spinach. (1), (2), (3)
Taco
chicken or beef (crispy or soft). (1), (2), (3)
Tamale
chicken or beef. (1), (2), (3)
Burrito
chicken, beef, or bean and cheese
Mexican Taco
chicken or beef. (1), (2)
Taco Al Carbon
chicken or beef. (1), (2)
Chile Relleno
cheese, chicken, or beef
Chimichanga
cheese, chicken, beef, or spinach
Chicken Breast
5 oz., 8 oz.
SIDE ORDERS
Side Of Sour Cream
Side Of Sour Cream And Guacamole
Side Of Guacamole (single Dip)
Side Of Grated Cheese
Side Of Onions
(dine in only) no charge
Side Of Pico De Gallo
(dine in only) no charge
Side Of Tomatillo Or Ranchera Sauce
(dine in only) no charge
EXCELLENT AMERICAN SPECIALS
Fried Chicken
five chicken breast tenders served with french fries
Chicken Breast
8 oz. grilled marinated chicken breast topped with cheese. served with fries
About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews tortillas queso fajitas sopapillas rice and beans taco salad tex mex great mexican food fresh salsa oklahoma city area norman location friday night my favorite teds chips freebies
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed in our visit. The food was just so-so. Salsa was pretty bland, large guacamole was a huge order, but a bit of a turn-off, as it looked like it had been scooped into the bowl using an ice cream scoop....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DebFex07
Reviewed 5 days ago

Teds is a fixture in Norman for Tex Mex. The food is good Tex Mex but it can be better than others from time to time. It is a very busy place and there is always a wait time on weekend nights. They make their...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ECSSBA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Ted's early in January 2019. It was a pleasant experience and the food was very good. My wife had a perfect margarita and I drank a Corona Light. The only negative was all the servers were dressed very slouchily, although the service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dbl062
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salsa tasted like they opened a can of tomatoes and put it in a dish. The atomic salsa was better....but far from atomic, it wasn't even hot. The queso wasn't bad, just not memorable. The same goes for the ranchero and cream sauce, the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank desjohn_tx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you been one you been to them all. Its so so Tex Mex Service is good food is average. If you have time search out of the local Mexican restaurants.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jude W
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Our family has frequented Ted’s for a few years now and we have always received great service and food!!! Take friends, family or business acquaintances, it’s a guaranteed winner!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Growing up, Teds was a hotspot for our family when we traveled to the OKC area. 20 years later, it’s just not the same. WHAT I LIKE: 5 stars to their setup! It is one of the best in the area if that’s what your...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank danaredden
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Escondido Especial Four of your favorites in one meal! Start with a chicken, ground beef or shredded beef taco (crispy corn or soft flour tortilla), served with a side of our Always-Fresh Guacamole! Next we’ll serve you a cheese enchilada with chili con carne, a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank skeetr
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

This place is popular with locals which is always a good sign and had a high TA rating. What really sold us is the proximity to our hotel, the Comfort Inn only 2 blocks away. There was a short wait but friendly and attentive service....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jodat2014
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Flexible menu with all the standard Mexican selections. Coolest part is you get queso and fresh tortillas along with the chips and salsa, as well as a free sopapilla for dessert. Wow! Tortilla soup was very good; it's broth-based. Pork was the best of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe for kids but it's very good Mexican food.
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Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. the list is small on the Adult menu and a few on the child's menu. They offer various types of salads that good and plentiful. I have found if you go to Ethnic restaurant and you are not a fan of that... More
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