2836 NW 68TH St, Oklahoma City, OK | Directions 7311635.540434 -97.564606
Fri-Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 11am-8:30pm, Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Central Oklahoma City
Ted's Cafe Escondido -- COMPLETELY OVERRATED – Completely overrated. Oklahoman's don't know what true Mexican or Tex-Mex is if they like this stuff. A native Texan, and one that grew up around real Mexican and Tex-Mex, I am extremely dissapointed in this Oklahoma City "staple". I can't justify waiting a minimum of 45 minutes anytime -- usually outside without anything to drink b/c the building is so small.
Then, once you wait your entire life to get in, they gorge you on the prices. Plates start at $10.95 -- now I'm not about to pay $10.95 for enchilladas from anywhere. They are supposedly famous for their fajitas, which also cost an arm and a leg. They are okay as are their tortillas.
But really, the OKC area has quite a few smaller Mexican restaurants that you can get a table with minimal or no wait that has great tasting food and great personal service. It doesn't bother me that so many Oklahoman's storm to this place and wait, because while everyone is there waiting, I'm enjoying my own dinner at a different place.
By far the best Mexican food in OKC. – Ted's is by far the best Mexican food in OKC. It is definately worth the wait. The tortillas and queso are great! And for lunch or dinner, try the quesadillas.
Avoid any time except 3:30 on Tuesday.... – The food is average to above average. Far and away their best item is the freshly-made tortillas - excellent. The drawback is the wait. There are scores of small mexican restaurants in OKC with very good food and no wait. Ted's isn't good enough to justify the wait. I'd suggest a go-order, but you can't be in too much of a hurry for that either. I once waited 55 minutes for a go order of nachos at the south location. They didn't forget my order either, I kept having them check. Ridiculous. I would also add that their catered food (typically fajitas) isn't very good at all. It just doesn't seem to weather being held in a warming tray very well.
Best Tex-Mex! – Best restraunt in OKC! EXCELLENT, CONSISTANT service every time! And if you go before 4:30 you can get lunch specials!
Best salsa and queso – Great food, although they have had at least 2 or was it 3 price increases, since opening the south location. Love the service, you don't have to ask for anything, they just put it on your table before you ask. I would like to see their prices go back down, although I know that won't happen. Wait time is crazy. Fajitas are so-so, enchiladas are excellent, decent guacamole. Service is usually excellent! Worth a stop for out-of-towners!
It will be your favorite Mexican place!! – As soon as you sit at your table someone is looking to see if you need something. They do not interfer with you they just place more free salsa, queso, chips, tortillas, ect down and take away your empties. I am often full before my food gets to the table and that does not take long. The kids meals are very large and the kids love them.
Fantastic! – Worth the wait? Absolutely!! There is a reason Ted's is always crowded. It is THE stop in OKC for Mexican. We are from out of town and go out of our way to eat there each time we are in the city. Keep up the good work!!
Why the wait? – If you every wondered why someone would wait over an hour to eat at a restaurant, go to Ted's. It is one of the best Mexican Food restaurants in a City that prides itself on the cuisine. The portions are more than generous, and the service is top notch. You may have to wait an extended period for a table; but it will definitely be worth it.
The Best Restaurant – I think that Ted's has the best authentic food in the area. They do a great job and make you feel like family when you're there. I love taking my family and friends to Ted's because I know that they won't be disapointed.
poooooooooor – poor service, employees very rude and I would never go back
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