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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Soups
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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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Bella Vista
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159 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ted's was always "thee" place to eat great Mexican but it seems to our family that it has slipped to ordinary? They continue to raise their prices but that does not appear to affect their crowd. Always busy. Maybe we are just too picky? But we have eaten with the original Ted Curtis start up and will always remember the... More 

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Thank rickstrack46
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ted's is a great place to eat by yourself or with family, it is better if you can call ahead as there is often a wait time, but no one seems to mind, the food is excellent, the staff knowledgeable and it is exciting to watch them make tortillas

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Thank lesleywr
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Ted's is our favorite, go-to Mexican night out. The service is consistently speedy and excellent and the food predictably delicious and hot. All meals come with complimentary sopapillas and the best tortillas in the state. I love everything on their menu!

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

Megan, it's an honor to hear that we're one of your favorite places to eat when you go out! It sounds like you enjoy all of our food from the tortillas to the sopapillas. Can't wait to see you back for more! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Martinez, California, United States
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy place so we try to hit it at slightly off hours, but have never been disappointed and always have a little something to bring home so we can enjoy the food a second time! Servers are helpful and very attentive!

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

It's great to hear that you're still thinking about us when you head home! It sounds like you enjoy the food, and that makes us happy. Hope to see you back for more treats soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson and I went two weeks ago on a Friday night. I had been wanting to try Ted's, my grandson was game. So we went.. We had about a 15-20 minute wait. The food was good, the server was very good, and helped with suggestions. Grandson likes the food and wanted to know when we can come again.

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

Kathy, we're excited to hear that you and your grandson have been sharing some special memories here! We can't wait to see you two again. What's his favorite dish so far? With heart, Ted's Management More 

Ada, Oklahoma
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Teds is known for its great service and good food. Plenty of food on the plate, everyone in this group was pleased. The cheese sauce served with the chips and salsa is delicious, be careful you'll eat too much before your meal gets there, or use the floor tortillas to dip in the cheese. You cup never runs dry, the... More 

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

Kim, this review made our day. It's wonderful to hear that you all loved the food so much, especially the tortillas and cheese dip! We can't wait to see you back for more. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay-I ordinarily would Not go out of my way to dine at Teds, as I usually prefer the non-chain Mexican restaurants and cafes, in my own locality, and side of town. What I Love about Teds, however, is that they are always Open long after a majority of restaurants close, and can seat you more immediately, even during busy times.... More 

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

Teresa, it means a lot to hear that you're such a supporter of all of our locations that you've been to all of them. Thanks for always being a Ted's fan. We can't wait to see you, whether you're hungry and in a bind, or you're just hanging out with some friends. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going out to eat at Teds means you'll be waiting in line, unless you go on OFF peak hours. However, since we have gone as a family to Teds for many years, eating there has become somewhat a traditional fun occasion during visits from far-away children. So go, prepared to wait...and maybe think of fun conversation starters to while the... More 

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

It's wonderful to think that our place has become a tradition for you and your family. We'll remember that you said that you adore our spot -- and we'll reward that with fresh tortillas next time you come in. We can't wait to see you again soon! Yours, Ted's Management More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good but the atmosphere is not enjoyable. The tables are packed close together and the noise level is very high. The service was good and the waiter helpful. I have been there several times and there has always been at least a 30 minute wait to be seated. If you don't mind the wait, crowding and noise... More 

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Thank 887tamarab
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

While it's great to hear that you love the food, we want you to be able to fully enjoy yourself while you're here. If you're ever curious about the wait time in advance, please don't hesitate to call and ask us -- we're always here to help! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Chandler, Oklahoma
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best salsa and flour tortillas ever! Great service. Food is great as well. Several location/all great!

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Thank ktaylor1958
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Great review! It's wonderful to see that you enjoy your time here. We can't wait 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
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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