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Ted's Cafe Escondido

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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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Because if it's reputation, Ted's Cafe now boasts 4 metro locations. Friendly staff await and the food is first rate. The menu offers an array of choices. The Fajitas are especially noteworthy. One of the top three Mexican restaurants in Norman

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Thank Eldon M
Norman, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a family we have been eating at Ted's for years. The food and device has always been stellar. Recently food quality has declined. Carpet is sour smelling and on recent visits tea glasses set empty and chip refills are few and far between.

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Thank Jay T
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Mr. Jay, we're really concerned to hear that, especially since we've been using the same ingredients and recipes as always, and we are diligent about keeping our place spotless. We're going to look into your concern, and we hope that you can give us another chance in the future. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Colorado Springs
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has great customer service! Multiple types of complimentary salsa, queso and freshly made tortillas - all were delicious. Our waiter Sean was very attentive and helpful. The manager Michael checked on us as Sean had told him this was our first visit. The food was delicious and to top off dinner there were complimentary sopapillas! An excellent experience!

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

Ms. Normlyn, we're happy to hear that you loved both the food and the service. It sounds like you had a great experience from start to finish! Can't wait to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Jacksonville, Alabama
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Ted's when we're in town, they never seem to disappoint. I would recommend going slightly before dinner or after the rush. You'll be waiting awhile if not. If you find yourself waiting, walk over & watch them make the yummy tortillas you'll be enjoying at dinner.

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Thank maddsmom00
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

It made our day to hear that you always enjoy yourself here! Thanks for thinking about us whenever you come to town. We hope to see you again soon for more tortillas! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Hockessin, Delaware
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter wanted some good Tex/Mex for her birthday dinner and after reading several reviews we decided on Ted's. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. The warm tortillas were a nice touch. The main meal ( quesadillas with beef) was too salty, but the chips and guacamole were fabulous. I wish I thought this was a five star but... More 

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

Michelle, especially because it was your daughter's birthday, we wish that you had a great experience here with our food. We wish that we could've fixed the situation in the moment, but still, we hope that you can give us another chance to show you we can do better. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Teds is always friendly and fast considering it is always busy. Love their tortillas and chips and salsa. Never have an empty cup, live how everyone pitches in to make sure you are never wanting.

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

It's wonderful to hear that you can always rely on us for delicious chips and salsa! We're always here for you if you ever need anything, and we appreciate your support as well. Can't wait to see you back again soon! With heart, Ted's Management More 

norman , ok
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Usually Teds is first rate, but this time (and maybe the last) our food was cold and overcooked. Very disappointing, because like I said its usually very good. Maybe just an off day.

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

While it does sound like a bit of an off-day, we're sorry to hear about what happened to your food. It should always come out hot and delicious, and anything less than that is below par. If that ever happens, please let a manager know and we'll fix it right away. With heart, Ted's Management More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you pull up and there are lines out the door of people waiting, just walk into the bar! We were seated and eating within 15 minutes!! Everything we ate was really good!! Even the complimentary home made tortillas!!! They have free dessert but we were too full!! Guacamole was too salty for my taste, but it was fresh! Service... More 

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Thank janis t
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear that you had fun here, Janis! It sounds like the tortillas and sangria were great treats for you -- we can't wait to see you back again soon for more! With heart, Ted's Management More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Go to Teds before 4:00 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Food is delicious. Love the Mexican tacos which is a light entree. Taco salad and enchiladas are really good. Best salsa in Norman, I can eat it with a spoon! Great margaritas too but a little pricey

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

Excellent recommendations all around, Ms. Sandy! It's great to hear that you love the Mexican Tacos and the salsa, especially. We can't wait to see you back again for more. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Ate at Teds after work Sunday evening. I had the beef and shrimp fajitas and they were great!! The place was very busy but good came very fast and service was great!! Lovely time with friends!!

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

Thank you for dining with us! It's wonderful to know that our fajitas and our people won you over, and we hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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