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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 - 21:00
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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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Noble, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Everything is made from scratch and made fresh daily. Even the tortillas. In fact, you can watch them make them. They also can make anything according to you dietary needs/preference. I love the fresh made salsa, cheese dip and flour tortillas, and unlike many places they don't charge for queso. To me, the salsa, queso and tortillas will always determine... More 

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Thank lacyg1
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Thanks for the support, Lacy! It's great to know that you've always loved our food. We can't wait to see you back for more of those tortillas, salsa, and queso! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Great food!!! Love the fajitas and margaritas. Long wait to get in so go early, either way worth the time. I'm from Texas and this is the best Tex/Mex in OKC

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

Great review, Christopher! It means a lot to have that kind of testimonial. We can't wait to see you back for more fajitas and margaritas. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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425 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I love Ted's. My wife loves Ted's. In fact my whole family loves Ted's. The service is top notch. The food is fabulous. Everything is wonderful. I love their atomic sauce. And I love getting an appetizer plate of fried jalapeños and onions. Yum yum. I've tried numerous entrees and everyone has been great. I really like the shredded beef... More 

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

This review really made our day! It means a lot to us to hear that your entire family loves Ted's so much. We can't wait to see you back for more Tecate and a Beef Chile Relleno. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Metairie
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

So, so delicious! We had to wait for about 35 minutes, but then again it was a Friday night and we were a party of 7. You get your very own queso and salsa and hot, thin chips! I could have stopped there, because I love me some queso, but I didn't. Oh no...I kept on. The margaritas were decent,... More 

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

Well, nothing can ever make us happier than knowing that our guests have a great time here. We're excited that all seven of you enjoyed the food. We know that you all live in New Orleans, but if you're ever back in town, we hope to see you back for more chips and salsa! With heart, Ted's Management More 

San Diego, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican food with superior service. We felt like royalty and could not believe how delicious it was. The whole experience was excellent. Definitely some great places in Norman.

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

Michelle, it's great to hear that you loved our food and service! You're always royalty while you're here. Hope to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We are in Norman each year for camp at OU, our always ask if we can eat at Teds. Love the chips, salsa and cheese with the fresh tortillas. Meals are always excellent, staff was friendly!

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

It's an honor to hear that we get to host you each year, especially since you're in town for such a short time. We're looking forward to next year -- we'll save you plenty of chips, salsa, queso, and tortillas -- don't worry. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So, first off--Ted's is a chain and not a local Norman/Oklahoma experience. Second, there are not as many veggie-head options as there are carnivore options.That being said, I finally ate here and it was delicious! I do eat shrimp and had a single serving of the shrimp fajitas. I was so full I ended up taking a lot of the... More 

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

We're so excited that you finally stopped in! It's great to hear that you loved those shrimp fajitas. Here's to plenty of meals together in the future! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My family loves to have dinner at Teds. The food and service is always great. Even when the lobby is full the wait never seems too long. They have a convenient bar that you can grab a cerveza at while you are waiting on your table! The tortillas are made fresh daily and the salsa is amazing.

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Thank 1999colby
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It really made our day to hear that you and your family have shared a lot of wonderful memories around our table, Colby. We're looking forward to seeing you back for more delicious tortillas, cerveza, and salsa. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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160 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We don't go here often but when we do I always leave and say we should come here more often. Good variety of Tex-Mex and a nice blend of salads and other items that are not typical Tex-Mex but very good. Good kids meals and plenty of food choices. You should really try it.

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Thank sdavis3908
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation! We hope that you do come in more often because we'd love to see you around. Don't hesitate to say hi the next time you come in. With heart. Ted's Management More 

Catoosa, United States
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Just like ALL TED's CAFE ESCONDIDO, the service is outstanding... the food is quick, fresh and plentiful... the bill is reasonable!! We love the caso and salsa that is complementary. Also the fresh warm tortillas and DELICIOUS with butter on them!!

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

Michael, we loved reading this review. It sounds like you had a great time while you were here, and that's exactly what we like to see. We can't wait to see you back for more delicious tortillas with butter! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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