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Ted's Cafe Escondido

700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tortillas” (56 reviews)
“queso” (41 reviews)
“fajitas” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed today via mobile

Individual chips, cheese and salsa for every person at the table. Great food, big portions and reasonable prices. We have enough food left over for lunch tomorrow! Waiter Dan also knew the menu and was able to help us first timers find the perfect dishes....More

Thank KSU920
Reviewed 5 days ago

we often eat at teds in the city and most times at lunch the waiter will have some sort of complimentary treat to offer.....didn't happen this time but the queso and soapipillas are to die for...will be back pretty soon...More

Thank 355terryjm
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We appreciate you coming back to see us! Thanks for coming in and taking the time to leave a review. It's awesome that you're a fan of the complimentary setup and have been impressed with your service. Looking forward to showing you an even better...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 20 with us and when we sat down there was already chips, salsas and queso on the tables. Service was great even though they were closing soon we never felt rushed. The food was amazing. I loved the shredded beef...More

Thank JacieLynn430
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad to hear you all had a great time and were impressed with the service you received. We're so happy that you enjoyed your made from scratch meals, and we look forward to wowing you with another meal soon. Thanks for the review! Until next...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ted’s continues to offer delicious Mexican food! Tasty sauces. Homemade tortillas. Wide variety of menu options. Free sopaipillas. Staff friendly and full of hard working motivated college students. We will be back!

Thank Justatravel
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you're a fan of our made from scratch Mexican food! We love welcoming return guests, and we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Hoping to see you again soon! Until next time, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I normally enjoy Ted’s in Tulsa when I am visiting customers. This trip took me to Norman OK and I was not disappointed to find a Ted’s there as well. Ted’s in Norman had a high bar to meet to equal my previous experiences in...More

Thank jvmanu
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy everything exceeded your expectations! It's great to hear finding us was a pleasant surprise and that you enjoyed your meal as always. Hope to welcome you back for more fajitas and margaritas sometime soon! Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently at here during a family visit to OKC. Michelle was our waitress and and was excellent. Helpful and kind and very outgoing. All employees seemed happy and were efficient. Lots of food choices and all really flavorful. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Terry M
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in! We're happy to hear Michelle took great care of you and you were pleasantly surprised with your meal. We hope you'll be back our way for an even better experience if you're ever back in the area! Best, Ted's Management

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Most weeknights there is no waiting for a table, there is plenty of free parking. We used to eat here a couple of times a month, but haven’t had very good food there recently. Complimentary chips, salsa, queso, tortillas & relish are offered when seated....More

Thank tiffypics
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience. At Ted's, we take quality and service very seriously. All of our food is made from scratch every day, which allows us to customize almost any meal to your preference. Next...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Thin warm corn chips with queso and salsa comes quickly to your table free. Warm flour tortillas come next. I like these served with butter. It was missing for me but a good fresh tortilla. Next up chicken and veggie fajitas. An order for one...More

Thank Funandfabover50
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry to hear that your visit didn't meet your expectations. Our fajitas are intentionally not served sizzling the way some other restaurants serve them. This is because the smoke can be a nuisance...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Ted's has been my favorite since it first came to Norman years ago. It isn't what it used to be but it is still my favorite for Tex-Mex in Norman. The menu has changed some but I think the difference over the years is the...More

Thank Jim L
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

We're happy to be a favorite! It's great to hear you're such a fan, but we're sorry you haven't been as impressed recently. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon to make a better impression and remind you why we've been your favorite all...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Tortillas are the best thing about Ted’s. It is actually worth it to just get the chips, tortillas, queso, and salsa.More

Thank Tegan S
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks for coming to see us! We're happy you enjoy the complimentary setup and homemade tortillas so much, but we hope to welcome you back again soon to find an entree you love just as much. Looking forward to seeing you again soon for an...More

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Barbara H
22 January 2017|
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe for kids but it's very good Mexican food.
Barbara H
22 January 2017|
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Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. the list is small on the Adult menu and a few on the child's menu. They offer various types of salads that good and plentiful. I have found if you go to Ethnic restaurant and you are not a fan of that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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