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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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Mexican, Southwestern
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700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is very good tex/mex great atmosphere, and the best service around. even if there is a wait it moves quickly

Helpful?
Thank Kim R
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Kim, from the food to the service, it sounds like you always have a great time here. That makes us happy to hear, and we can't wait to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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

Best service of anywhere I have even ate. Love their hot atomic salsa. Average food, but filling. Always busy.

Helpful?
Thank jamesbQ615ZH
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you love our Atomic Salsa, James! We hope that you've been enjoying yourself here. If you need a recommendation next time around, don't hesitate to ask! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go here alot as a family. But they have gotten too expensive. I now prefer to go to Chuys.

Helpful?
Thank Michael E
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Michael, it's disappointing to hear that, especially since you've been such a fan of our food in the past. We appreciate your feedback here, and we'll definitely look into this. We hope that we can continue to be a tradition for you! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Houston, Texas
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to love this place before moving to Texas, and getting much better TexMex food (at much lower prices). Still, it's good for Oklahoma. Service was excellent.

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Thank SoonersfromHouston
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We know that you moved to Texas, but thank you for your support, still! It means the world to us, and we hope to see you when you're back in town. If there's anything that we could be doing better, don't hesitate to let us know. With heart, Ted's Management More 

El Reno
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Took some business client for lunch. Food is great, portions are big and staff were friendly and attentive. I eat at Teds at least once per month and at different locations and they never fail to satisfy.

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Thank James A
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

James, it's great to see that your experiences here are always great -- thanks for always supporting us! We can't wait to see you back again this month. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best cheese salsa and chips. Lots of choices on the menu. Easy access to restaurant off of I-35 between Main St and Robinson on the west side of the road!

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Thank Lesa L
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Lesa, it's great to see that you always come back for more chips and salsa! We can't wait to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Conroe, Texas
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319 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Ted's at least once per year on annual business trips to Norman. Be careful, or you will fill up on the good chips and free salsa, queso and pickled carrots. They'll bring you tortillas early, so you can load up on them, too. All of the entrees come with large portions...ample for sharing with someone if you... More 

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Thank Reagan10
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Reagan, thanks for always coming back for those tortillas and sopapillas! It's wonderful to hear that you always enjoy your meals when you stop by. The next time you're back, we can't wait to hear about your favorite entrees as well! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

As usual we had a pleasant experience and anytime we have company in town we recommend Ted's. Always a pleasant experience.

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Thank William M
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

William, thanks for the recommendation! It means a lot to hear that you always enjoy our food. We can't wait to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Lodi, Ca
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Good food - great service - friendly staff and ample size Margarita's. Plentiful salsa and chips- tasty fish tacos - good sized portions. A place to go if you are hungry!!

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Thank irishrover40
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us -- it was such a pleasure to have you join us for a delicious margarita or two! We really do love getting the opportunity to share amazing meals with even better friends, and we hope to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

heartland
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We have ate here several times. My favorite is fajita chicken enchiladas. Good is always great, hot & tasty. My only issue is because of the fast pace we never feel like we can relax, eat at a slower pace & enjoy a drink after dinner.

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Thank soonerlegend
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

That loyalty is a true compliment! It's so great the food can always impress, though we'll be sure to keep your feedback on the speedy service in mind. Hope we'll get to see you back for another round of enchiladas soon! Take care, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-307-8337
Description
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 to serving you with humility and heart. Our goal is to exceed your expectations on each and every visit!

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