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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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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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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Teds is consistently good food. Any location is the same. It's good quality, efficiently ran, a safe bet for Mexican food. There isn't anything that necessarily sets this place apart other than its consistently good. You won't regret the visit.

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

It's wonderful to hear that you can always rely on us for a great time! What matters here is that you love the food and that you enjoy yourself, and it sounds like you are! We can't wait to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Texas where Mexican food is a staple being so close to the southern border. I was pleasantly surprised that there is at least one restaurant in Oklahoma city that gets it right! Ted's has the Mexican American cuisine down to not only a science but to an art form. Try it out for your self, you won't be... More 

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

We're excited to hear that we got it right for you, especially since you've been looking for something that's so close to home -- and so close to your heart. We can't wait to see you back for some delicious dishes! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is outstanding. The service friendly. Ted's is an enjoyable place to eat, one of the best if OKC.

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

Mr. Dwight, this review was outstanding! It's great to see that you always have a great time here -- but the best of OKC? That's an honor. We can't wait to see you back again soon. Yours, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best TexMex I've had anywhere. It starts with all you can eat corn or FLOUR tortillas, 4 different sauces including hot Atomic and Habanero (which is my favorite), queso, pickled veggies, and chips which all comes FREE with the meal. The entrees are the best in my opinion and the service has always been fantastic with one exception where I... More 

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

Mr. Joe, it's an honor to serve you the best TexMex you've had around -- thank you for all of your support, and thank you for letting us spend every birthday with you! We hope that you've been able to make many special memories here. Hope to see you again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Teds has great 👍 Mexican food! Ample helpings of delicious food! Cheese, Chicken, and Beef Enchiladas are our favorites and we also love their Fajitas !

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Thank 2999hunt
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

You can't go wrong when you've got a great enchilada. We're excited that you had a great time, and we can't wait to see you back again soon. Thank you so much for your support! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite go to place. Always great service and good food. The best Mexican food in town. You will love everything on the menu

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

Best Mexican food in town? That truly made our day! It's wonderful to hear that our food always brings you back for more. Hope to see you again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food every time!! With a friendly wait staff. And the wait to get seated is usually very quick. We go often for lunch.

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

Kristi, excellent review! It's great to see that our food always has you coming back for more. We can't wait to see you for lunch again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To start with the restaurant was not very busy at all and we had to wait 15 min to get a table ,which when we were seated there were atleast 10 empty tables. the service was very poor and we had to get the bus boys and the manager to get things for us because our waitress was so slow... More 

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Thank kurt8385
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It's really concerning hearing this, especially since we want to get even better over time, and we always want you to enjoy yourself. We want to assure you that the quality of our food has not changed. We use the same exact ingredients we have since we opened our doors. Please feel to call the restaurant and speak with a... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ted's used to be THE place in Oklahoma City for Mexican style food. The food tasted great, the portions were generous, wait staff friendly even though the prices were a little on the salty side. Since the original restaurant opened, there are now 3 other locations across the OKC metro but I have to say, recent visits have failed to... More 

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Thank ovation12
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Especially because you've been a fan of ours for so long, it's disappointing to see that you don't enjoy our food and service as much as you used to. We've been working hard to make sure that we improve over time, and we want to continue that process. Thank you for all of your feedback -- we hope to make... More 

Lawton, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to eat at Ted's but always hold our breath when we order take out. They more than regularly never get our order correct. They forget at least one item that we ask for and we have come to the point where we have to check our order EVERY time we go to insure it contains everything we've asked... More 

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Thank clail2017
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

While we're working on improving our To-Go service, it's disappointing to hear about your experiences with it! This is really great feedback as we continue, and we hope to make your next visit even better. 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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