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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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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tortillas” (53 reviews)
“queso” (38 reviews)
“fajitas” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most weeknights there is no waiting for a table, there is plenty of free parking. We used to eat here a couple of times a month, but haven’t had very good food there recently. Complimentary chips, salsa, queso, tortillas & relish are offered when seated....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience. At Ted's, we take quality and service very seriously. All of our food is made from scratch every day, which allows us to customize almost any meal to your preference. Next...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thin warm corn chips with queso and salsa comes quickly to your table free. Warm flour tortillas come next. I like these served with butter. It was missing for me but a good fresh tortilla. Next up chicken and veggie fajitas. An order for one...More

Thank Funandfabover50
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that your visit didn't meet your expectations. Our fajitas are intentionally not served sizzling the way some other restaurants serve them. This is because the smoke can be a nuisance...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ted's has been my favorite since it first came to Norman years ago. It isn't what it used to be but it is still my favorite for Tex-Mex in Norman. The menu has changed some but I think the difference over the years is the...More

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

We're happy to be a favorite! It's great to hear you're such a fan, but we're sorry you haven't been as impressed recently. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon to make a better impression and remind you why we've been your favorite all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tortillas are the best thing about Ted’s. It is actually worth it to just get the chips, tortillas, queso, and salsa.More

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

Thanks for coming to see us! We're happy you enjoy the complimentary setup and homemade tortillas so much, but we hope to welcome you back again soon to find an entree you love just as much. Looking forward to seeing you again soon for an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Excellent service!! Awesome ambience!!! I highly recommend it to tex-mex lovers and also first timers

Thank alpanag2018
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in for a meal! We're happy you enjoyed everything and look forward to hearing what we can do to earn that last star on your next visit. Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great food, outstanding service and were very accommodating of our large group size. The size of our group in no way affected the time it took in getting our meal in a timely manner.More

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much! We often get large groups and are glad to accommodate them. The more the merrier! We're happy to hear you and your group enjoyed our made from scratch food and that our team took great care of you. Looking forward to...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I attended a business dinner here and the food was amazing. There were four of us in attendance and we didn’t have much room at our table as they are pretty small , the staff was on top of their service and I felt they...More

Thank Tracee B
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We're happy you enjoyed your business dinner. It was great having you all, and while it's great to hear you were a fan of the food, we wish you were more impressed overall. If you ever have an issue with where you're seated, please never...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

An Incredibly delicious chicken tamale with cheese sauce, a cheese enchilada with cream sauce, a beef enchilada with chili sauce, and a crispy chicken taco with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole on the side, rice and beans was my order of the Escondido Especiale. My mouth waters...More

Thank Lynnda N
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

So glad you enjoyed your meal! It's great to hear you were a fan of everything you tried from the chicken tamale to the enchiladas. Customer service is very important to us, so we love hearing that our team took good care of you and...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Ted’s has been a go to Mexican Restaurant chain in Oklahoma City area for many years. The Norman location does not disappoint! Fajitas fabulous! Tasty!! Friendly staff. You often get hosted by hard working OU students at good Norman restaurants and this is no exception....More

Thank Justatravel
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

We really appreciate your review. It's great to hear you've always been impressed with your meal and our amazing team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Until next time, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Food was good and service was excellent. Enchiladas could have been a little hotter but overall everything was good.

Thank Nancy L
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for the high marks! Don't be afraid to speak up if your plate's not just as hot as you wish next time -- we'll be sure to get it just right for you. Hope we'll see you again soon! Best, Ted's Management

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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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Barbara H
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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