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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8324 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
+1 405-635-8337
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11:00 - 22:00
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

For years I've been visiting Ted's, usually for a late lunch or early dinner in the afternoon when waiting times are lower. Besides the excellent food and the friendly staff, the thing that amazes me the most is I can't think of a single time they've gotten my order wrong. The food is consistently excellent and the chips among the... More 

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

Thanks so much, Earl! We're happy to have been a favorite of yours throughout the years. Glad you love all our complimentary items, too. Hope we can see you again someday soon! Until then, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Met family there. It's ok. Not great. I've had way better Mexican food. Alot more pricey for what u get. Flavor isn't that great either.

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Thank kittytak65
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Sorry you weren't very impressed with us. Usually people really enjoy our place, and we're disappointed you don't feel the same way. We hope you'll visit us again someday soon so we can show you that we can do much better. Until then, Ted's Management More 

New Port Richey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant. Good chips and salsa. The only thing we weren't used to was having flies flying around us while we were eating. It was a little annoying

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

Thanks for visiting, Helen! And sorry about the flies. We know they're more pesky this time of year, but we're doing what we can to minimize that problem. Hopefully the next time you return, it will be taken care of! Regards, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The atmosphere is very nice and the food is great. The menu has lots to choose from. I found the service to be very good and they delivered the order quickly. It is a very busy restaurant because it is so popular so it is best to arrive early.

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

Glad you had a great experience with us, Joe! We're happy you appreciate our great service as well as our good food. Hope we can see you again someday soon! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food & service. Price is a little higher than what I am use to paying for Mexican food, but the quality is well worth it. Fresh made tortillas and salsa/cheese with every meal. Delicious

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

Thanks for reviewing, Cynthia! We're glad you appreciate our high-quality cooking and all our complimentary items. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to eat at Ted's. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the restaurant atmosphere was very pleasant & clean. I definitely will be coming back. I highly recommend Ted's!

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Thank JD T
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Glad we could give you a great first time experience! Great food, great service, and a pleasant atmosphere -- couldn't have said it better ourselves. Can't wait to see you again! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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200 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we go to this teds the service is good the food is good especially their Bean's their chili that have lots of vegetarian items this is just a great ted's it's definitely worth going to

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

Glad you think we're worth the trip! It's good to hear feedback that you enjoy our vegetarian items, too. Hope we can see you again soon! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Ted's for years. I always enjoy myself and love their food! Highly recommend the Chimichanga! One thing that would make me even happier is if they served real sour cream as their sour cream sauce that comes with their entrees. Also, the atmosphere is a little loud and can sometimes lose your conversations in all the noise,... More 

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

Glad you love our local place, Sonya! Your suggestion has been noted about the sour cream. We're really proud of all our menu items, but always happy to substitute if you tell your server about it. Looking forward to the next time we can see you again someday! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

San Angelo, Texas
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It all begins with the amazing "atomic" salsa, with fire roasted chilies and lite crispy fresh made chips. We could have stopped there but I ordered the vegetable fajitas which are not on the menu I was thrilled that there were carrots, broccoli and squash though mostly onions which didn't bother me. And the Papas, there are no words just... More 

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

Glad you loved everything, Carrie! Sounds like you and your husband had a wonderful time. Thanks for this great review! Until next time, Ted's Management More 

Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

My hotel was surrounded by chain restaurants, but just a bit down the street I found Ted's. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was very flavorful and fresh and the Perfect Margarita definitely was.

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Thank Carpediem1231
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Aw, so glad you stopped by! We do have some pretty tasty margaritas -- happy you got to try one. Hope we can see you again soon someday! Cheers, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 8324 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-635-8337
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?