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Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071-6401
+1 405-360-8070
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The first indication of a very good restaurant is the amount of cars in the parking lot. The parking lot for Tarahumara's is full every day for dinner and lunch. It is in the heart of Norman across the street from the old Norman Regional Hospital on Porter. Tarahumara's is well known for its speedy service and quality food. Usually... More 

Thank Ebazinam
Norman, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is great here, but it's also served in a very rushed environment. Sometimes there are a lot of people waiting, but because the service is so fast, they move a lot of people through the restaurant in a fairly short period of time. Not a restaurant to go to to have a leisurely meal, but a restaurant that... More 

Thank ARLove
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have regularly dined here after church on Sunday's. Our kids (now 8 and 11) always "suggest" this place and we don't often object. The restaurant is clean (there are even cameras in the kitchen to watch them prepare the food) and the service is lightening fast. Your meal comes with unlimited chips, queso, and salsa (which is excellent) and... More 

Thank dwl10
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! Great margaritas, fajitas are delicious as is everything that I have tried from there. My children love to go eat here. Absolutely great waiters that are hard workers and very nice. Sometimes it can be a long wait to get in but depends on what time that you go but it's always worth it! Love their... More 

Thank AmyUndem36
Gillette, Wyoming
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516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day on the road, my wife dialed up TripAdvisor and convinced me to get back in the truck and find Tarahumara's. I was late enough in the evening so I didn't have to wait, but they do have a huge waiting area, so be careful if you are planning a visit during a peak period. The staff... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We call in, 10 minutes later we show up and get our food. No need to wait and the food is hot and ready. They give each order a big bag of chips with salsa and queso. My family ends up snacking on the chips for days. We go to Mexico every year and this is the closest I've found... More 

Thank kdeaver
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about it was just nasty. It was dirty, the food was subpar and the servers acted like they had somewhere better to. Be the whole time. Will not be going back

Thank Abi W
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a restaurant is packed all the time for years upon years, something is going right. Mexican Food is one of those things that is so subjective and people tend to have specific flavors that they gravitate towards. Tarahumara's claim to fame is the freshness of ingredients and the friendliness of the staff. You will always feel welcome. I think... More 

Thank pepperwilliams
Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is always packed during lunch but they turnover the tables very quickly. They have the best Mole (spicy chocolate sauce) that I've ever had.

Thank Jeremy I
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consider myself a foodie, mexican being my all time favorite. The food is ridiculous. Service is great. Margaritas are exceptional. There is usually a wait but it is worth it and they get you in quick. You can go to the bar and get your drinks while you wait and take them to the lobby or outside weather permitting.... More 

Thank Kristie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071-6401
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-360-8070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?