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Ted's Cafe Escondido

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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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167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Teds consistently delivers god food and great service. The food is typical texmex but the staff is always attentive. My water glass never stays empty at this place. Friends I was with ordered fajitas with jalapeños rather than bell peppers. They were HOT but a great flavor. I'll definitely try that again.

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

Mr. Steven, that definitely makes our day to hear! It's great to know that you always receive great food and service when you're in. Can't wait to see you back for some Fajitas with Jalapenos! Yours, Ted's Management More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for our niece's 21st birthday celebration. They were able to accommodate a large group,without difficulty. The service was awesome (never ran out of salsa, cheese sauce, or chips)! The food was good. My niece loved her first margarita from there. We felt the prices for the salads were a little high for what was served, but other... More 

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

Letha, we hope that you and your family had a great time! It's great to see that your niece had a fun memory of her first margarita. Here's to many margaritas to come! With heart, Ted's Management More 

okc
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ted's is on of the finest Mexican Food Restaurants to be found in Oklahoma. Service is excellent, setup is very good with special chips. Food is always well prepared and served hot. Good luck on saving room for desert.

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1 Thank garyf431
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Gary, this is the finest review we've ever seen, by far. It's great to see that you always have a fun time here. We can't wait to see you back, whether it's for the set-up or for the sopapillas. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Heartland
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I love Ted's chicken enchiladas, and decided to stop and order a take out lunch on my way home from running errands. When I said I wanted to place an order, I was asked to take a seat in the waiting area and the host would send someone my way to take the order. Twenty-five minutes later, I was still... More 

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

We're sorry to hear about the wait to take your order. It sounds like there may have been a miscommunication about your order, especially since we usually get to-go orders over the phone. We're going to let our staff know about this and make sure that it doesn't happen again. Thank you! 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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