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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (51 reviews)
“sopapillas” (21 reviews)
“queso” (39 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Teds has been around Oklahoma City for quite a while. The food is very good as Tex Mex goes. Try to visit during the week as they get crowded on weekend nights. They have a good selection of drinks. You can fill up on the...More

Thank Jonathan F
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear you always enjoy your meals with us. The complimentary chips, homemade flour tortillas, salsa, queso, atomic salsa, vegetable relish, and sopapillas can be rather filling! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have the best flour tortillas! Also a great place to visit with friends while you eat. Most Mexican restaurants make me feel rushed to leave as soon as we've finished eating but not here.

Thank Susan B
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love having you as a fan! It's great that you enjoy the homemade tortillas, and we hope it won't be too long before we welcome you back. Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Best chips in Norman. Their skinny margarita is my favorite. The food is very fresh and prepared beautifully.

Thank jksteed
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoy coming in! We look forward to welcoming you back for another great meal and a few margaritas sometime soon. See you around, Ted's Management

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Two friends and I were out shopping for our Annual Fire Dept. Chili Cook Off competition. We finally found a opportunity to get lunch about 4pm at Ted’s in Norman. We were seated immediately and our waiter was quick to take our drink orders. Salsa...More

Thank Countrygirl5573
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you got the chance to come in for a meal! It's great to hear that everything hit the spot after a long day of shopping. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and come back and see us again soon!...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here many times. The food has always been good as well as the service. They have a chicken enchilada with a white sauce, I think it was called a cream sauce, that is very good. I may be a gringo, but beware of...More

Thank Keith M
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We're happy to hear you enjoy it! We appreciate your review and look forward to welcoming you back for more enchiladas sometime soon. We'll hold the atomic salsa! See you around, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 January 2018

They are very quick to get food out and it is always hot and tastes great. The staff is always friendly. The tortillas are my favorite.

Thank Aimee W
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for sharing such kind remarks about all that we do! Hope you can join us for some more tasty plates and tortillas soon. Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Consistently excellent. Servers are always very friendly, service is also very fast, I would consider this Tex-Mex food instead of authentic Mexican food, but it’s great!

Thank Christine C
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thanks for the review! We're thrilled you're a fan and look forward to your next visit. See you around, Ted's Management

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Ted's is consistently great food. Make sure you go hungry because all the extras they start you with are easy to fill up on. The salsa and queso are good, nothing out of the ordinary but still very good. The tortillas are freshly made and...More

Thank W6644YXscottm
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

We always want our guests to enjoy a meal with us, so thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed our freshly-made tortillas and our entree dishes. We cannot wait to welcome you back. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This was right next to our hotel so we thought we would stop in for lunch! Amazing they give you lots of free extras! My dad and I split something and with all the extras it was more than enough! My son had a huge...More

Thank katiekamm
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

We're so happy you stopped in for lunch! It's great to hear everyone found something they enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return in February! Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 19 November 2017

A few of my friends like to say they don't like Ted's anymore or that it's too expensive but I'm not at all sure what they're going on about. They are always dependable and I think the prices are no higher than any other Mexican...More

Thank liabraaten
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

We really appreciate that! Your loyalty means a lot to us, and we're so glad you cant always count on a great meal. We're always willing to hear you out if you have any concerns, and we look forward to continuing to welcome you back...More

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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