At the entrance of a residential neighborhood located on 68th St. in Oklahoma City, with a fondness for freshness and a made-from-scratch mentality, Ted’s Cafe Escondido was born. We’ve been bringing better Mexican food to Oklahoma since 1991, and nothing about that has changed (well, we don’t use pagers anymore).
Sure, we’ve added a few more locations to the family. But we still believe in hospitality and good vibes. Handmade meals and happy guests. And that good isn’t good enough. Better Mexican food is.
October 3, 1991
Ted’s Cafe Escondido is born
Ted Curtis opens first Ted’s Cafe Escondido location on 68th St. in Oklahoma City.
Six months later
Summer of 1992
A sea of lawn chairs begins to flood the restaurant lawn each evening as Ted’s becomes an Oklahoma City go-to for Mexican food and the waitlist grows.
Y’all like those tortillas
A lot. So we opened the Annex at the 68th St. location to keep up with the demand, and cut down on the need for lawn chairs.
Our servers get tech savvy – and oh so hip. We introduce pagers to make service faster and more convenient, without sacrificing Ted’s quality. Time is tortillas, people.
Rockin the suburbs
What to do about wait times? Give the people more Ted’s. Our Edmond location opens in June 2003.
Location number three comes to southside Oklahoma City, serving up more made-from-scratch magic to the metro.
Better Mexican in Broken Arrow
Growth! Our fourth location opens with a 100-name wait list on day one.
College town bound
We move into Sooner territory and open the Norman location.
More seats, more Setup
Tulsa Hills opens with the most seating to date. That’s 158 people and some serious tortilla math.
April 7, 2014
Full-service, at your service
Our Del City location opens with our first ever full-service, sit-down bar.
November 2, 2014
New market. Same Ted’s. Our eighth restaurant opens in Lawton.
December 14, 2015
Christmas comes early off Council Road with another new location. The perfect spot after shopping at the Outlet Mall.
March 18, 2017
We officially hit the big 1-0 with the opening of our North Penn location.