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Ted's Cafe Escondido

) #5 of 269 Restaurants in Norman $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Gluten Free Options
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
+1 405-307-8337
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072-4156
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We are picky when it comes to Mexican food. Ted's food is always great and the service is great and servers are always friendly.

Thank Christopher K
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Christopher, it's great to see that you love our food! Thanks for bringing your friends and family on by -- we can't wait to see you all back for more food. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 2 August 2016

Love Ted's. They have several locations in Oklahoma. Regretfully one of them in OKC does not serve alcohol because it is too close to a church or school. This one does and is on I-35. Wait times can be long but service is fast. Tables...More

Thank skerns123
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Susan, we loved reading this review! It was great to see that you love all of the food and the margaritas. The next time you stop by, we hope you let us know what some of your favorite dishes here are! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went with my sister and her girls. The atmosphere was classy. The wait staff were friendly. We had ordered margaritas for the adults, and they offered virgin ones for the 'young ladies' which was fun for them. They took care of our every need. The...More

Thank Jessica S
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Jessica, we're happy to hear that you and your family had such a fantastic time here! It sounds like you all had a great Girls' Night, and we can't wait to see you back for more fun times ahead. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Ted's is a very popular Tex Mex restaurant. Usually a crowd and services is generally very good. The fresh made flour tortillas served before your meal are excellent. Go light on your main course because you will be full of chips and tortillas by the...More

Thank Clint W
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Clint, it's great to hear that you've enjoyed all the food that you've tried here so far! We can't wait to see you back for more tacos and tortillas soon. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Wait staff is always great along with food. My favorite in Mexican food in Norman. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jay T
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Jay, it's an honor to be able to give you your favorite kind of food! We can't wait to see you back for more. Thanks for recommending us! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and service with a laid back atmosphere. Really good hot salsa and their tortillas made fresh are sooo good! Great for larger groups!

Thank SoonerGirl13
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

It's great to hear that you love our food, service, and atmosphere. We can't wait to see you back for more of those tortillas and salsa. By the way, go Sooners! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with my mom and sister. We sat in the bar area so we wouldn't have to wait for a table. Our waiter was a very awesome guy who helped my mom figure out what was vegan on the menu. The food was...More

Thank AnIrishErin
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

It's great to see that you and your family all had such a great time here! We can't wait to see you back for more chips, tortillas, queso, and salsa (among other delicious dishes!). With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 19 July 2016

Everyone was excited when Ted's came to Norman. The one on the North side of OKC was always a favorite. We have eaten there around 5 times, and have never been all that impressed with it. Food is just okay, nothing to write home about....More

Thank missjo1964 .
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

It's disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy our Norman location as much as our OKC location. We always strive for consistency, so if there's anything that we can do better for you, please don't hesitate to let us know. With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 13 July 2016

Ted's is our favorite go to for TexMex. It's local to Oklahoma (some in the OKC and Tulsa areas). The food is delicious and the service is even better. My favorite is to get the set up with made on site fresh tortillas, yummy queso...More

Thank Edward B
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Edward, it's wonderful to hear that we're one of your favorite spots to go to, especially for that queso and salsa. We can't wait to see you back for more! With heart, Ted's Management

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy the food at Ted's. You get chips, salsa, and cheese dip. Atomic salsa is available for those who like hotter salsa. I really like the enchiladas.

Thank Soonertodd
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

You really can't go wrong with the salsa or the enchiladas! It's great to hear that you're enjoying it. We can't wait to see you back for more, Todd. With heart, Ted's Management

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Barbara H
Do you serve any American food? n
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
Maybe for kids but it's very good Mexican food.
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Barbara H
Does Teds Cafe serve any American food?
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Response from Dee H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. the list is small on the Adult menu and a few on the child's menu. They offer various types of salads that good and plentiful. I have found if you go to Ethnic restaurant and you are not a fan of that... More
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Restaurant Details

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