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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
Today
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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always busy so plan to wait but the food is worth it. Service is fast once seated. New location near the outlet malls of okc.

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Thank debbieaF8350HB
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ted's has such fantastic customer service!! We are always beyond pleased with the waitstaff whenever we go. They are friendly and more than happy to accommodate kids and serve with a smile. The extras you get with your meals take the food from a 4 star rating to a 5. The chips and salsas and queso are fabulous, and the... More 

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Thank Bonnie B
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, with great customer service!! We always get Chicken fajitas, perfect. My aunt and uncle drive over 100 miles to come eat here.

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Thank Julie G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down, favorite Mexican restaurant ever. Service always friendly and fast. Food always taste great. Once I ordered enchiladas with queso on top and instead they put the chili sauce. When I told the waiter he was so apologetic and had my correct order in front of me within just minutes. Love the complimentary chips, queso, salsa, flour tortillas, salsa... More 

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Thank Cheryl G
Oklahoma City
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food is always good, service sometimes lacks in speed. Always a huge wait time at peak hours. I suggest an early 11:00 lunch or 4:00 pm dinner in order to get right in and out.

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Thank Victoria L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good service, good food, always busy! This was a workday luncheon. We got in and out without missing too much of the work day. Everyone was happy with the meals.

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Thank TeddieKuma
Oklahoma City
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am 65. Have loved Mexican food since 1966. This is consistently the best in Oklahoma.. I love the freshness of everything. The salsa is never watery. The homemade soup is great. Very packed with chicken as are the enchiladas.And it isn't so ground up you don't know what you are eating. The queso is excellent. Is not fake cheese... More 

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

Pammy, it made our day to hear that our food can never be beat. Thanks for coming back to us for our salsa, enchiladas, and queso. We appreciate your recommendation, and we can't wait to see you again soon. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Naperville, Illinois
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614 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this place as we were looking for a burger – so glad we did. The portions are huge and very tasty. The service couldn’t be better and they keep your table stocked with chips and salsa. You even get free dessert at the end of your meal. Worth a trip.

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Thank mja1982
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

We're so happy that fate brought you to our door! It's great to see that you ended up enjoying yourself while you were here. We can't wait to see you back again soon for more chips and salsa. With heart, Ted's Management More 

Secaucus, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with a big group of 12 people. The waiting area was pretty big to accommodate all those who were waiting. Once seated, we ordered chicken enchiladas and fajitas. They gave us so many complimentary items like chips, salsa, tortillas, roasted veggies and dessert. The staff was super friendly which made the experience worthwhile.

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

It sounds like all twelve of you were having a great time! That makes us very happy to hear. We can't wait to see you all back for more chicken enchiladas and fajitas! With heart, Ted's Management More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets a lot of great reviews. I didn't find it all that great. The food was mediocre at best and not what I had expected for all the hoopla. It was OK just not great

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Thank griffith111
David F, Owner at Ted's Cafe Escondido, responded to this review

Griffith, we take excellence to heart, and we're pretty disappointed to hear that our food didn't live up to the hype for you. We're disappointed that we couldn't find a dish that fit your palate better. We hope that you can give us another chance to show you a better experience. 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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, 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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