Ted's Cafe Escondido

10 ratings
$ • Mexican Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
37% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
700 N Interstate Dr
Norman, OK 73072

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They were very knowledgeable about celiac. They made sure everything was gluten free and prepared correctly.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The Norman location does not have a dedicated fryer, so all chips are unsafe. The only thing I felt comfortable eating was the tortilla soup, but be sure to specify no chips in the soup.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We were told by multiple managers at both Norman and S. Western location that gluten free chips had a dedicated fryer. Went to S. Western tonight and server told us the contrary. Neither of the 2 managers we spoke with could explain why they even offered separate "gluten sensitive" chips. I told them that if they came from the same fryer, they were exactly the same as the non-"gluten sensitive" ones! They both went into fryer gluten-free and came out of fryer contaminated. Oh, and the "gluten-free" yellow corn tortillas...they are dipped into fryer before serving!! As are the enchiladas made with yellow corn tortillas!! If you truly want your tortillas to be safe, you have to ask manager to microwave them rather than to drop your enchiladas into fryer. The 4 Celiacs in our group went home very hungry this evening.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex

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They do not have dedicated fryers. So, if you really need the gluten free your choice is limited. I did not get past the hostess stand, I left. There is no need to take a chance.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I informed my server about having celiac disease and what that meant and how they needed to be very careful. She hands me a gluten SENSITIVE menu (they have no gluten free menu) and it had ONLY THREE options. What I ordered (tortilla soup) ended up being served with the regular chips (not the gluten free chips) in it after I had made sure that I informed her that I could not eat the regular chips because they would make me sick. Not a pleasant experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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It's not a gluten-free, but a gluten-sensitive menu. Pretty limited. Make sure you specify that you want the gluten-free yellow corn chips right away. They put the wrong chips in front of me after I had asked for a gluten free menu. Food was tasty.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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First time I visited, they brought out my order with flour tortillas. Sent back and spoke to manager... Brought out with wrong tortillas AGAIN. Decided to visit a second time (don't know why...) and my order was messed up AGAIN!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great gf chips. Menu is also varied and very good. I had tamales

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable and helpful! Great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I love their gluten free chips!!! Everyone I've told them about even if they don't have the food allergy, they enjoy them better than the regular kind!!! They have tamales, enchiladas, they have a few more main dish items and some sides. I wish they could get a fajita seasoning that was gluten free, so I could enjoy those but all in all we love this place!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This place was great for our daughter! Separate menu for gluten free, they even brought out a basket of chips for her. We know for sure they were gf just by the difference in our basket and hers. She had a great meal and our waiter really understood her need for gf. We left with her belly full and she had no issues. Great place for the whole family to eat.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Not celiac

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My husband is celiac. We were told the chips were gluten free, but he got very sick after eating there. Don’t take the risk.

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No

Celiac

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I got glutened but it was 100% my fault, not theirs. I saw the other reviews saying there were gluten free corn chips, so I assumed the table chips were gf because they look like white corn. They are white corn, but they are not gf...you have to special request gf chips. The white corn chips are dipped in flour before they are fried. I was going to check with the staff, but they were so busy I just said “oh they’re probably fine” and that was a huge mistake. However, they do have a good (though limited) gf menu and the staff seemed really knowledgeable. When I asked why the chips were not gf, the staff knew why. Not sure if the rest of the meal was safe since I glutened myself in the beginning, but it’s a nice restaurant!

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My waiter went above and beyond to make my experience good! Corn tortillas are so yummy and they even have a gluten free sopaipilla!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The manager was extremely helpful and explained exactly what I could order that would be GF and DF. I ordered tamales (chicken and beef) and enchilada (chicken and ground beef) - each had either green sauce or the ranchero sauce. The pinto beans, refried beans and rice were safe as well. Their chips and salsa are amazing! The chips are thin and crispy and the salsa is the perfect consistency. Everything was delish and, since I ordered through Uber Eats, it was all delivered right to my hotel room. Such a treat, considering that I am from out of town and haven’t found a ton of reliable GF options in OKC. I will definitely order from here the next time I’m in town.

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