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Ted's Cafe Escondido

8324 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9214
+1 405-635-8337
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“queso” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8324 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9214
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Reviewed yesterday

very good food, but I felt there we were rushed to get out of the restaurant. I would prefer a little bit of time to enjoy the chips and salsa before the entrees were delivered

Thank miken0kc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to get Mexican. As part of your meal you chips, queso and salsa. You can also get homemade tortillas that are awesome. There was a wait but there is window where you can order drinks! Once we were seated we received our food...More

Thank Denice71
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The food isnt bad here, but I just don't what makes this place so special. It could be that people just love Tex Mex. It's just so-so in my book

Thank tjs1101
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

While we're happy you came in and enjoyed a meal with us, we're sorry to hear you weren't more impressed, and we hope to get the chance to welcome you back for an even better experience sometime soon. Hope to see you again, Ted's Management

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My nephew is in the hospital so I came up from Dallas to sit with him. I went to Ted’s and got us some food and it was wonderful I’ve eaten at Ted’s before and it is always outstanding. Had to have a margarita while...More

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

We're so happy we could provide some comfort while your nephew is in the hospital. It's great to hear you all enjoyed your meal and you got to try a margarita while you waited. We hope he gets well soon and to welcome you both...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our first visit, and I hope it will not be our last. This restaurant was closes to our hotel, so we decided to give it a try. We eat at odd times to avoid crowds, so we had no problems there. We were...More

Thank corollagirl
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

We're so happy you enjoyed your lunch here while visiting the area, and it means the world to know how impressed you were with our complimentary queso and fresh chips. What's more, we're glad you enjoyed your chicken quesadillas, too. We hope this means you'll...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

We had a group for dinner and our experience was ok - not the best ever but not the worst either. It looked like they had been very busy before we arrived but we did get seated fast in an overheated area. To be fair,...More

Thank comerharris
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

We're glad you came in for a meal! While it's great to hear you enjoyed most of your dinner, we apologize if your experience wasn't everything you would have hoped. We look forward to showing you another great meal and the five-star service that we're...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

By far the best I’ve had in Oklahoma !! The food the service was superb would def come again and recommend

Thank Ardi H
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

We're so happy to be your favorite! We appreciate the kind words and recommendation and hope we'll be seeing you in again soon. Until then, Ted's Management

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We order a shrimp ceviche and was awful it had a strong sour taste. Then my tacos carbon where so so, the rice was dry and the beans tasted like out of a can. We have give this place 3 opportunities and is always bad....More

Thank betzabelc
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for coming in to give us a try! We're sorry to hear it wasn't everything you were hoping for. We appreciate you giving us a few shots, but wish that you left with a better impression. Hoe to see you again someday for a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

While in town a friend took me here, we enjoyed a GREAT lunch and then sat around chatting for a long time. The staff was so kind and efficient. The food was very tasty and their flour tortillas are the best. I'd certainly go back...More

Thank AKtravelers22
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We're so glad you got a taste while you were here! It's great you enjoyed your meal and had a chance to visit with your friend in the company of margaritas and Mexican food. We look forward to your next visit to the area! Take...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Had the fajitas combo. Both the beef and chicken had great flavor and the beef was very tender. The fresh tortillas were also good. The regular salsa had a good flavor but not much heat. They brought out a hotter version that when combined was...More

Thank J L
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks for coming in for dinner! We're happy you enjoyed the fajitas and tried a few different salsas to find your favorite. Come back and see us again soon and be sure to let us know if there's anything we can do for an even...More

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Shiene M
3 January 2015|
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Response from travelingtoday | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As a former vegetarian, I've learned most places serve non-meat dishes or will easily accommodate dishes without meat. Ted's will have taco salad, tacos, burritos, tostadas all with beans as the protein. And possibly... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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: 8324 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139-9214
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
  • Phone Number: +1 405-635-8337
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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