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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Soups
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2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-4615
+1 405-848-8337
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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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Oklahoma City
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am 65. Have loved Mexican food since 1966. This is consistently the best in Oklahoma.. I love the freshness of everything. The salsa is never watery. The homemade soup is great. Very packed with chicken as are the enchiladas.And it isn't so ground up you don't know what you are eating. The queso is excellent. Is not fake cheese... More 

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Thank pammycoon
Naperville, Illinois
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610 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stumbled on this place as we were looking for a burger – so glad we did. The portions are huge and very tasty. The service couldn’t be better and they keep your table stocked with chips and salsa. You even get free dessert at the end of your meal. Worth a trip.

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Thank mja1982
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're so happy that fate brought you to our door! It's great to see that you ended up enjoying yourself while you were here. We can't wait to see you back again soon for more chips and salsa. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Secaucus, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with a big group of 12 people. The waiting area was pretty big to accommodate all those who were waiting. Once seated, we ordered chicken enchiladas and fajitas. They gave us so many complimentary items like chips, salsa, tortillas, roasted veggies and dessert. The staff was super friendly which made the experience worthwhile.

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

It sounds like all twelve of you were having a great time! That makes us very happy to hear. We can't wait to see you all back for more chicken enchiladas and fajitas! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place gets a lot of great reviews. I didn't find it all that great. The food was mediocre at best and not what I had expected for all the hoopla. It was OK just not great

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Thank griffith111
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Griffith, we take excellence to heart, and we're pretty disappointed to hear that our food didn't live up to the hype for you. We're disappointed that we couldn't find a dish that fit your palate better. We hope that you can give us another chance to show you a better experience. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ted's offers great food, pleasant wait staff however the restaurants ( both of them ) are always crowded . You often have a 30-45 minute wait to get in so plan ahead when you go. One of Oklahoma City's better Mexican food restaurants

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Thank Lorraine0614
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Lorraine, it means a lot to hear that you're such a fan of our place. Thanks for your support! We can't wait to see you back for more delicious food. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Dallas, Texas
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300 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, the beer is cold and the waitstaff is terrific. Sometimes a short wait, but it is worth it! Terrific fajitas!

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

Carmen, it sounds like you really enjoy yourself while you're here, and that's terrific to see! Still, if there's anything we can be doing to make your experience even better, please don't hesitate to let us know. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called and the catering manager sent me the menu by email. There are great choices in several price ranges. We decided on steak/chicken fajitas. We decided to have it delivered and set up by Ted's. The Cater Associate was Robin, she was EXCELLENT!! The price was $16.99 per person. Absolutely everything was included, even ice for the tea and... More 

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

Deb, we're so happy to hear that your event went off without a hitch and that everyone loved the food! We hope that you all had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you again! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are hungry you will leave at the opposite end of the spectrum. It's like being at momma's house, where she makes sure you are full, full, full! A great variety to choose from. Push the chips, tortillas and dips back because they will refill anytime your bowls empty. Your belly will be full before your meal arrives. Love... More 

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Thank treed295
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

And we loved everything about this review! It's wonderful to see that you enjoyed all the food, especially the chips and tortillas. We can't wait to see you back again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always delicious and fresh. We had terrific servers that stayed on top of our needs and wants lol without being a nuisance or in the way. They were friendly and fun and very efficient, especially with it being a large group. They were accommodating and our lunch was very enjoyable. Thanks guys!

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Thank chelle1313
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear that everything from the food to the service was so on point during your visit -- you should expect nothing less. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and we hope to have you back again very soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite Tex-Mex place to hit in the OKC area. The flour tortillas are made from scratch and you can tell. I've not had a single meal that wasn't delicious and if you like spicy the atomic salsa is awesome!

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

Andrew, it's wonderful to hear that we're your favorite Tex-Mex spot in all of OKC! We can't wait to see you back for more of that Atomic Salsa. 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
Average prices
USD 8
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116-4615
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-848-8337
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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