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Ted's Cafe Escondido

700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (49 reviews)
“queso” (38 reviews)
“sopapillas” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I’ve loved eating at Ted’s for years. Firstly, the restaurant on May in NW Oklahoma City, then in Broken Arrow. Now they have a branch in Norman! What can I say? Those warm flour tortillas are only one of the reasons to go to Teds’s....More

Thank Patricia D
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad to be your most recent favorite location, Ms. Patricia! We look forward towelcoming you back for another great meal, and of course warm tortillas, soon. Until next time, Ted's Management

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an awesome Mexican restaurant. Ask for the habenero salsa and add it to the regular salsa for some fire. The atomic salsa is also a favorite. It has avacodo in it. So good. The chicken quesadilla is my favorite.

Thank Cristi R
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this awesome note! We think you're wonderful. That's a great tip with the salsa! It's delish. Hope to see you for another meal soon! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at several different Ted's locations over the past year and have enjoyed the food. Very decent tex-mex food. Definitely above average in this. Category.

Thank Kay N
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ms. Kay, thanks so much for your kind words. Anytime we get to see you, it's a pleasure. Always ready to go above and beyond for you! Hope to see you soon for another meal. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome service, excellent food! Staff is friendly, they are always crazy crowded but well worth the wait.

Thank Bonnie C
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Ms. Bonnie, you're awesome! Thanks for this review. So glad you're a fan of what we do here. From the service to the meal, so glad to be worth the wait. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed with Teds. Great value for the price. Salsa was fresh and good tasting cheese sauce dip fresh chips. Good desert included with meal. Fresh flour tortilla. Has a great gluten free menu.

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

Mr. Randy, we're pleased it's always a great time! We never want to disappoint -- sounds like were making the grade. Happy to provide some good gluten free options. Thanks so much for your visit! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food is fantastic, the service is unmatched anywhere. The value is outstanding. When relatives come visit this is the most requested restaurant to visit, at least once, more often than not, twice.

Thank Doug M
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Mr. Doug, thanks for leaving us some feedback! We're pleased everything was so top notch -- your recommendation means the most. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We recently dined at Ted's for lunch. My husband and I split a lunch of two tamales and added a side of black beans. With the complimentary chips, salsas and homemade tortillas, we were stuffed! Then the waiter came by with complimentary sopapillas - he...More

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

Thanks for coming in to dine with us! We loved having you all. Those complimentary snacks are the best, and we're glad you all enjoyed your meal so much. Love to see you again soon! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Never disappointed with the food or the service. Plenty to eat and reasonable prices. Family friendly.

Thank LAURIE D
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Ms. Laurie, thanks for the support. We love having you here! We're pleased the variety is plentiful and the service friendly. Love to see you soon, Ted's Management

Reviewed 29 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

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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.
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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