Local Eats: Ted’s Cafe Escondido
The fresh vibe, the fun drinks, the free cheese sauce — what’s not to love about the hot new mood and menu at one of the metro’s most epic restaurants? Ted’s Cafe Escondido has upped the wow factor, big time, especially at its remodeled Danforth location in Edmond. The artsy decor, expanded views of the woodsy outdoors, exciting new bar scene and crazy good, shareable drinks are turning heads. If a mega goblet rimmed with fresh fruit and two straws doesn’t scream fun to you, the variety of other cantina favorites and made-from-scratch menu newcomers will.
With 28 years of excellence under their belt, Ted’s is a true homegrown success story. Throughout the 10 Oklahoma locations, guests are seeing new technology, decor, drinks, music and menu options taking the eatery to next-level enjoyment. “It’s always about an experience when guests come to Ted’s,” says David Foxx, Chief Operating Officer. “We’re all about the choice and convenience that today’s guests expect. Even as we’ve opened new locations and brought in new technology, we pride ourselves on excellent, speedy service and all food prepared fresh daily from scratch.”
The signature and the setup
Let’s talk tortillas. Ted’s has been rockin’ them since day one. Where else can you walk in hungry and immediately grab a steamy, just-made flour tortilla to nibble on before being seated? This old school fave was a hit 28 years ago when the chefs first created it and it’s still Ted’s signature standout today. The warm welcome gets even better when Ted’s famous setup comes to your table. What is it about light-as-air homemade tortilla chips dunked in your own individual bowl of hot cheese sauce that just seems to make the world a better place? Whatever it is, Ted’s gets it. Served along with salsa (again, in your own bowl, because who ever wants to share?), vegetable relish, grilled peppers and onions, atomic salsa and flour tortillas–all complimentary with your entree–it’s a pre-dinner fiesta.
Your way, all day
When you just need to have things your way, choose one, two or three items from the create-your-own menu loaded with Ted’s most popular items and served with rice and beans. Upgrade to premium sides like garlic mashed potatoes, creamy spiced corn or the awesome grilled vegetable medley that’s good enough to be an entree on its own. Ted’s does grilled vegetables right, even if you’re picky about your veggies.Vegetarians, rejoice! You have your own special menu jam-packed with everything from appetizers and combo plates to chimichangas and quesadillas. These are 40+ items you need in your life right now! Ted’s also offers gluten-sensitive options.Sometimes the best way to enjoy your favorite food…is in your comfy pants at home! Take advantage of delivery options available through Postmates, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and more to get your Ted’s fix.
Kicked up cantina
Check out Ted’s new bar scene and extensive drink menu with fun sips like the Cherry Barb–an adult cherry limeade named for a guest in Lawton. So yum! The 36 oz. shareable drinks brimming with fruit are also a huge hit and great to enjoy with friends.Save room for a complimentary sopapilla, and once your belly is full and happy, don’t forget to take your selfie in front of the popular sugar skull mural by artist Sharon McCoy before you leave!
Visit Ted’s Cafe Escondido’s Edmond location at 801 E. Danforth Rd. or www.tedscafe.com for other locations in the OKC Metro, Tulsa and Lawton.