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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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11:00 - 21:00
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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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norman , ok
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually Teds is first rate, but this time (and maybe the last) our food was cold and overcooked. Very disappointing, because like I said its usually very good. Maybe just an off day.

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

While it does sound like a bit of an off-day, we're sorry to hear about what happened to your food. It should always come out hot and delicious, and anything less than that is below par. If that ever happens, please let a manager know and we'll fix it right away. With heart, Ted's Management More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you pull up and there are lines out the door of people waiting, just walk into the bar! We were seated and eating within 15 minutes!! Everything we ate was really good!! Even the complimentary home made tortillas!!! They have free dessert but we were too full!! Guacamole was too salty for my taste, but it was fresh! Service... More 

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Thank janis t
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you had fun here, Janis! It sounds like the tortillas and sangria were great treats for you -- we can't wait to see you back again soon for more! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to Teds before 4:00 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Food is delicious. Love the Mexican tacos which is a light entree. Taco salad and enchiladas are really good. Best salsa in Norman, I can eat it with a spoon! Great margaritas too but a little pricey

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

Excellent recommendations all around, Ms. Sandy! It's great to hear that you love the Mexican Tacos and the salsa, especially. We can't wait to see you back again for more. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate at Teds after work Sunday evening. I had the beef and shrimp fajitas and they were great!! The place was very busy but good came very fast and service was great!! Lovely time with friends!!

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

Thank you for dining with us! It's wonderful to know that our fajitas and our people won you over, and we hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We love this place. We eat here often and usually have outstanding service. Food is wonderful! The wait time on the weekends is really long at times but you won't be disappointed!

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

It's wonderful to hear that you love all of the food and service here, Ms. Cassaree! We can't wait to see you back again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Amarillo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great food at a good price. There was a short wait on a Friday night but not too long. The wait staff was terrific.

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

This was short and sweet, but it made our day. We're just happy that you had a great time! Hope to see you back again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I love Ted's food and their margaritas. Chicken fajitas are bomb! My daughter loves watching them make tortillas and gets a sample of their dough.

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

Ms. Carmen, it's wonderful to hear that our Chicken Fajitas and our margaritas always have you coming back for more. We can't wait to see you and your daughter back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go there a couple of times a month Great food and service. When friends from Wisconsin are in they have to ear there and order extra to take all the way back home with them

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1 Thank terrim40
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Ms. Terri, it's wonderful to see that you love both our food and our service! Thanks for always recommending us to others and for showing your support in such a great way. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I always go to Ted's expecting a long wait. Usually, I am right. Especially in prime time (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Night). Service is fast and fresh and the selection is vast. Complimentary chips and salsa start the meal and complimentary sopapillas finish the meal off properly. The location is easy to get to, just off the highway (I-35), exit... More 

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

Thanks for sharing so much info about our spot! It's great to see that you always have a wonderful meal from the chips and salsa in the beginning to the sopapillas at the end. We hope to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Fort Worth, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This is good Mexican style food. Great service and comfortable atmosphere. The location is easy to get to from I-35.

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1 Thank kevinwA2475DC
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Mr. Kevin, this review was short and sweet, but it made our day! We're excited to see that you love our food and our location. Hope to see you back again soon. 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
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-307-8337
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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