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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” (51 reviews)
“sopapillas” (21 reviews)
“queso” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:30 pmAll 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 5 January 2017

Classic Tex-Mex. If dining in, be prepared to cool your heels....this place can pack out on a weekend. Their call-in-take-home service is top notch......take home has a a entire prep area with a dedicated staff who will take care of our take-home as if they...More

Thank Sorbie2016
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

We're sorry about the wait, but it's exciting to hear that you always love our food! To hear that it's exactly as if we were "your Granny sending you home with leftovers" filled us with pride. We can't wait to see you back for more...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The cheese dip and salsa was complimentary and all you wanted. Food and service was good.

Thank pdprock
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

Sorry about the wait! It sounds like you had a fun time once you got seated though, and that makes us happy. We can't wait to see you back for more cheese dip and salsa in 2017! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here the day after Christmas on our way back home. They were slammed, but we lucked out in getting a table for two. I had only ever eaten at the original Teds in OKC and that was many years ago. I had no idea...More

Thank DisplacedOkie
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

We're excited that you still came by for a treat! Thanks for thinking of us even all these years later -- it's wonderful to hear that it was all just as great as you remember. We can't wait to see you back for more delicious...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The food is good and our server was great. We are the combination fajitas. I thought they were good and the wife said because the Ky used brisket it is not fajita..... Nice place to eat when you are missing south Texas.

Thank Dean C
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Dean, it's wonderful to see that we reminded you of home! We hope that you and your wife had a great time. Can't wait to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Ted's is one of our favorite places to eat. Everything is fresh, served hot, and is good. The service is also consistently good. There are very few places that do it any better.

Thank Joe M
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Joe, it means the world to us to hear that we're one of your favorite spots to eat! We can't wait to see you back again soon -- you'll have to tell us all about your favorite dishes here? With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This place that has above-average Mexican food for Oklahoma if you like spicy salsa they have an atomic clock that has avocado in it that is amazing they have homemade tortillas and average queso the price is just a bit inflatedMore

Thank jamesfW575UB
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

James, it's disappointing to hear if you haven't found a dish that you truly enjoy yet. We know that you love the Atomic Salsa so far, so we hope that we can find something else for you as well. We want you to know that...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

this is very good tex/mex great atmosphere, and the best service around. even if there is a wait it moves quickly

Thank Kim R
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Kim, from the food to the service, it sounds like you always have a great time here. That makes us happy to hear, and we can't wait to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 22 November 2016

Best service of anywhere I have even ate. Love their hot atomic salsa. Average food, but filling. Always busy.

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

It's wonderful to hear that you love our Atomic Salsa, James! We hope that you've been enjoying yourself here. If you need a recommendation next time around, don't hesitate to ask! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We used to go here alot as a family. But they have gotten too expensive. I now prefer to go to Chuys.More

Thank Michael E
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Michael, it's disappointing to hear that, especially since you've been such a fan of our food in the past. We appreciate your feedback here, and we'll definitely look into this. We hope that we can continue to be a tradition for you! With heart, Ted's...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

We used to love this place before moving to Texas, and getting much better TexMex food (at much lower prices). Still, it's good for Oklahoma. Service was excellent.More

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David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

We know that you moved to Texas, but thank you for your support, still! It means the world to us, and we hope to see you when you're back in town. If there's anything that we could be doing better, don't hesitate to let us...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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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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