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Ted's Cafe Escondido

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (55 reviews)
“queso” (45 reviews)
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank COBlueSky
Reviewed 9 August 2018

You will not be lacking for food when you eat at Ted's. Before we even got our main course, we had chips with queso and salsa and tortillas with pickled veggies...all at no extra cost.

Thank jbestrogers
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I had some of the BEST beef enchiladas to ever tickle my taste buds. Service was great, even for a large group like ours. Oh, and ask for Jamie as your server! She’s GREAT!!!More

Thank DayTrip656617
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

So happy to hear you're such a fan of our made from scratch enchiladas! We make all our food fresh every day to give you an exceptional experience, so we look forward to welcoming you back for another delicious meal sometime soon. Until then, Ted's...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My family went to Teds for dinner, they told us it would be a 35 min wait which was fine since it was a Friday night. We were seated 37 minutes later and had a great server, I think his name was Cameron. He was...More

Thank chelle1313
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

It was great having you and your family in for dinner! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your made from scratch Mexican food and had a good time with Cameron -- we'll be sure to let him know. Looking forward to welcoming you back for...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

While the service rendered to my group of 7 by German and his sidekick Tim was 5-star, the quality of my order of spinach quesadillas was terrible. I'm speaking personally for my order and not for any other members of my group. I hadn't eaten...More

1  Thank Barbara B
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

While we're happy you finally made your way back, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed in your spinach quesadillas. We take quality just as seriously as we do service, and we make all our food from scratch every day in order to ensure a...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018

I have heard good things about Ted's for years, but have not gone as I favor going to restaurants that are not part of a chain. The praise however, was deserved. Good food, atmosphere and our service was very good. I had one of their...More

Thank Stephen K
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

We're happy you finally stopped by to give us a try! It's great to hear you were pleasantly surprised with your meal and enjoyed your visit with your wife. Whether it's for another wrap and tamales, or to give something new a try, we look...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Individual chips, cheese and salsa for every person at the table. Great food, big portions and reasonable prices. We have enough food left over for lunch tomorrow! Waiter Dan also knew the menu and was able to help us first timers find the perfect dishes....More

Thank KSU920
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

We're glad you were a fan of everything from the complimentary setup to your main course. We'll be sure to let Dan know he did a great job, and we hope we'll be welcoming you back sometime soon. Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 19 June 2018

we often eat at teds in the city and most times at lunch the waiter will have some sort of complimentary treat to offer.....didn't happen this time but the queso and soapipillas are to die for...will be back pretty soon...More

Thank 355terryjm
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

We appreciate you coming back to see us! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to leave a review. It's awesome that you're a fan of the complimentary setup and have been impressed with your service. Looking forward to showing you an even better...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 20 with us and when we sat down there was already chips, salsas and queso on the tables. Service was great even though they were closing soon we never felt rushed. The food was amazing. I loved the shredded beef...More

Thank JacieLynn430
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Glad to hear you all had a great time and were impressed with the service you received. We're so happy that you enjoyed your made from scratch meals, and we look forward to wowing you with another meal soon. Thanks for the review! Until next...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Ted’s continues to offer delicious Mexican food! Tasty sauces. Homemade tortillas. Wide variety of menu options. Free sopaipillas. Staff friendly and full of hard working motivated college students. We will be back!

Thank Justatravel
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We're so glad you're a fan of our made from scratch Mexican food! We love welcoming return guests, and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Hoping to see you again soon! Until next time, Ted's Management

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Barbara H
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe for kids but it's very good Mexican food.
Barbara H
22 January 2017|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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