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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (55 reviews)
“queso” (44 reviews)
“fajitas” (22 reviews)
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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 28 August 2017

Of all the Mexican food places in Norman, my wife raves about their salsa. Service is topnotch and we have it on our regular food rotation.

Thank davidscalf
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

If she raves about it, we're doing something right! Thanks for coming in to see us. We love having you all here. Happy to keep things top notch! Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is located along the I-35 frontage road, easy to get in and out of. Visited for an early lunch on a Sunday. No wait when we arrived but long line when we left. Chips and salsa are brought to the table, waiter even asked...More

Thank Bdbanshee
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thanks so much for coming in for lunch. We appreciate you stopping by! It sounds like the visit was a great one. Though we're bummed to hear that the fajitas weren't quite as flavorful as we would have hoped, we hope you'll stop by again...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Not only was the service spectacular. The food was amazing and plentiful. The only complaint I had was I left with a too full stomach.lol

Thank Marie K
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Ms. Marie, this is what we want to hear every single time. Thanks so much for these kind words. We already can't wait for your next visit. Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had a group of 10 for dinner last night. Wait was about 20 minutes, staff were very friendly and attentive. Jake was our server and did an absolute awesome job taking care of us. Food came out quick, hot and correct. One of our favorite...More

Thank James A
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Mr. James, it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal here! We can't wait to see you back again soon. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was very accommodating for our lrg group of 11--from 3yo to 85 yo & in wheelchair. Food was good & wait staff there for refills all the time. Not too long a wait for food considering our no.

Thank aawoody
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

We're happy when you're happy! It's great to see that you all had a great time. We hope to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 12 July 2017

One of the more popular Mexican style restaurants in Norman, Ted's offers of a variety of Tex-Mex favorites in a festive atmosphere. With it being so popular, there may be a wait, however, the staff do a very good job of turning over tables quickly...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Met friends here recently and as always enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! Good service, good Mexican food, reasonable prices. The best of everything!

Thank Sheila B
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

You're the best, Ms. Sheila! Hope to share more drinks and traditional Mexican food with you and your friends soon. Take care, Ted's Management

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place is awesome, from the service to the food. Very professional service, greetings was nice and friendly, seating was fast, it took no time to order, the the food was awesome!!! Couldn't ask for more in a restaurant.

Thank Catherine K
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Ms. Catherine, it's such a compliment to hear how much you've been loving the service and food -- that's all we could ask for! Thank you for offering such kind words, and we hope to see you again someday. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I was led here by trip advisor reviews, and I'm not sorry I came here. I tried the pollo ranchero and it was very good. They had the best flour tortillas I've ever eaten. I'll definately eat here again when I'm in the area.

Thank Dleep
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your visit -- we're glad we lived up to our reputation! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ted's was close to our hotel, plus we were told they were one of the best Mexican food restaurants. We had almost 20 in our group and they were happy to accommodate us. Our waitress was exceptional!!! She really worked hard to make sure we...More

Thank 792TerryE
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Mr. Terry, we're excited to hear that you all loved the food and service so much! It's wonderful that you found us while you were in town -- it sounds like you all had a lot of fun here. We hope to see you back...More

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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
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
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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