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Ted's Cafe Escondido

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. Awesome service, food quality, large portions, good beer and.accompdating to specific diets. We stop here when we visit OKC and always look forward to returning.

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

Thanks so much! We're happy you enjoy our place so much. Hope we can see you back again soon when you return! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ted's while in Oklahoma for Christmas. We had 11 in our party, but only had to wait about 20 minutes! The food was wonderful, the service was spectacular, and it was a tremendous experience. We will definitely be going back when we are in town.

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

Thanks so much, William! We're happy you enjoyed your visit here, and didn't have to wait that long as well. Hope we can see you again someday soon! Cheers, Ted's Management More 

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love Ted's. They're friendly and accommodating. They'll make things just the way you want them. Their fresh flour tortillas are fantastic and great for breakfast the next day. I appreciate that they have a lot of options. Lots of sides, choice of beans, choice of corn preparation, different styles of beef (ground or shredded), etc. It's nice that everybody... More 

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

Thanks, Lori! We're happy that you really enjoy our food here. It's good to know you always have leftovers for the next day, too! Thanks for mentioning our good service as well as our delicious food. Hope we can see you again soon! Until next time, Ted's Management More 

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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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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204 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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?