Ted's Escondido Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 5 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Tortilla Chips, Tex-Mex + 3 more

8300 North Booth Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64158

(816) 415-9999
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingJuly 30, 2017

    The manager was friendly and immediately offered us special gf tortilla chips. I asked if they were fried in a shared fryer. He said they were, but that it wasn't a problem because "the oil is kept extra hot so it doesn't have cross contamination". We turned down the chips, which he was polite about but clearly thought strange, and overall we didn't feel confident in feeding our celiac child.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2017

    Everyone was wonderful and the server helped us navigate the Gluten sensitive menu as well as give us suggestions. The manager spoke to us about their menu. Would highly recommend.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    Very accommodating! The manager came out to speak with me after I requested a gluten free menu and gave me a rundown of everything they could make for me (even items that weren't on the menu). The staff was very knowledgeable. If only there were more restaurants that were so celiac friendly!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingNovember 21, 2016

    So good! They bring you fresh! Gluten-free tortilla chips. They are very informed and accommodating.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingAugust 19, 2017

    2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116

    If you have reactions to MSG don't go here at all. My only options for food was scoops of guacamole, corn tortillas and steamed veggies. Since I have other food sensitivities it was not good. My husband had the fajitas and the quality was terrible! Save yourself some time and go somewhere else.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingAugust 13, 2017

    300, Outlet Shoppes Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73128

    Don't have GF menu, they give you a complicated list to cross reference. Waiter was not helpful either.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingAugust 08, 2017

    2836 NW 68th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73116

    Very knowledgeable and friendly! They even have gluten free tortilla chips that are good!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingJuly 24, 2017

    7001 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

    NOT for anyone with Celiac. They don't have dedicated fryers, so even their "Gluten Free" chips aren't really Gluten Free. They have a "gluten sensitive" menu that basically caters to Gluten Free hipsters. Very limited options for things that are truly GF. If you're Celiac or have a Wheat allergy, I wouldn't trust it here.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingJuly 18, 2017

    7001 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

    This place is NOT safe for anyone gluten sensitive or celiac. Shared fryer and almost every item has gluten. They are uneducated and just going with the "gluten free diet craze."

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    5301 Main St #117, Del City, OK 73115

    Gluten free menu and gluten free corn chips

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJune 05, 2017

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    Gluten free menu, and Megan, our waitress was very knowledgeable and eager to help!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingMarch 06, 2017

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    636 North East 291 Highway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    Unfortunately we had to leave after finding out by our server and confirmed by the manager that their "gluten free" chips were fried in same fryer as their flour products. We have a 3 yr old with celiac disease and he loves chips and salsa, so we knew he would be upset if he couldn't have the chips. We hope that they change this in the future because we would love to be able to eat here!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingJanuary 16, 2017

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    300, Outlet Shoppes Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73128

    Although Ted's did not have a gluten free menu, they did have a listing of all foods that are not ok depending on allergen. The waitress was very knowledgeable about what I could and could not eat. She even knew the sour cream was not gluten free. My meal came exactly as ordered. I would definitely eat there again.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingDecember 29, 2016

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    bar staff was knowledgeable and accomodating. In addition to gluten, I have a dairy allergy. still was able to choose a yummy Mexican meal. Did not get sick! Note: I always take APEX ENERGETIC'S Gluten-Flam as a precaution against cross-contamination when dining out. I also ask for my water in a to-go cup to prevent the cross-contamination from the previous customer. (plastic does not sterilize well)

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    3807 Cache Road, Lawton, OK 73505

    I have Celiac Disease and the staff at Ted's Escondido Cafe were very knowledgeable about the difference in being Gluten Intolerant and Celiac Disease. Our server had the manager come to our table he assured me that they would make sure my food was gluten free. They went above and beyond. They do have a gluten free menu. I had a ground beef and a cheese enchilada with cheese sauce, refried beans, salsa and queso. They also made sure my chips were gluten free. The house chips aren't. They went above and beyond! We will go back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    636 North East 291 Highway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    This casual restaurant serves good food and complimentary gluten-free chips, salsa, queso, and for dessert, complimentary gluten-free sopapillas (only restaurant I know of that serves GF sopapillas). At the hostess desk, we asked for a gluten-free menu. Then the manager came to your table to discuss and clarify the several GF menu choices. Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly and attentive. We will definitely return and, based on our one visit, I recommend this restaurant for celiacs. There are three locations in the Kansas City area: Lee’s Summit (where we dined), Liberty, and 135th & Metcalf in KC.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    300, Outlet Shoppes Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73128

    The food is okay. Gluten free menu is limited. After being seated, I requested the gluten free menu. The waitress went for it and upon her return tossed it in front of me and said to be sure and ask for it before being seated next time. The chips are not gluten free. I will not eat at Ted's again.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    636 North East 291 Highway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    As we were being seated we mentioned we needed a gluten-free menu. The hostess was very sweet and quick with it and made sure to let our waitress know which ones of us were gluten-free free before she came to our table. She also had freshly made gluten-free corn tortilla chips made and brought to our table. They were fabulous! The staff made those of us that were GF feel just as welcome and important as those who were not. The food was not greasy and was simply delicious! This was our first time going but will not be our last!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingSeptember 22, 2016

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    Unfortunately the server didn't seem to know anything about what may or may not have flour in it. The "gluten-sensitive" menu indicates the spinach enchiladas are GF as an entree but they are served with crema sauce, which has flour. When I asked if the crema sauce was GF, he said he assumed it was because it was on the "gluten-sensitive menu." My mom then noticed that the allergen list has the crema sauce noted to have flour in it. I ordered the enchiladas with cheese sauce instead. They brought them to me with the crema sauce on it. The manager was apologetic, but it wasn't a good experience. I won't go back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    636 North East 291 Highway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    Great staff. My waiter was very knowledgeable about handling gluten free entrees. They provide gluten free chips and every person has their own individual dipping bowl for salsa/cheese. At one point an entree that had gluten in it hit my salsa bowl, and the waiter immediately apologized and brought me a new salsa to make sure my salsa was gluten free. I had a delicious corn enchilada. Yummy!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    7001 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

    They will take care of gf, just be sure to ask for the gf menu and tell your server.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingJune 28, 2016

    636 North East 291 Highway, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    Ask for gf chips first . Waitress super knowledgeable.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingJune 16, 2016

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMay 08, 2016

    7001 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

    Great options and staff were very knowledgeable

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingFebruary 25, 2016

    3807 Cache Road, Lawton, OK 73505

    Gluten Free menu.A must if you are in Lawton.Great place and knowledgable staff.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    went there about a week and a half ago before my husband was diagnosed celiac and my mother in law is gluten intolerant and had made that very clear to the server and he was rude over talk to advised us that all meat has msg and then proceeded to bring her vegetables that had their fajita seasoning on it which has a gluten in it it was caught by the guy that actually was handing out our place not even the server will not be going back

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingJanuary 16, 2016

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2016

    7001 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66223

    They have a gluten and other allergy menu that has a good variety! They have gluten free chips and also a free gluten free dessert of cinnamon-sugar (sofapilla style) chips that is very good! Very friendly!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2016

    300, Outlet Shoppes Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73128

    Ted's is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in OKC. You will need to request the gluten free menu. The service was very good. The tamale and enchilada were great with the green sauce. We are putting Ted's on our list.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingJune 14, 2015

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    they cater well to gf but I also have a peanut allergy and I asked tge first time if tge use peanut oil and they said no the sec time I visited I reassured that the Second location did not as well and was informed it is in EVERYTHING they have basically. I was wondering why I had so many issues the evening I dined at the first one. so if you go reconfirm all your info through a manager.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMarch 26, 2015

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

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

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMarch 20, 2015

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    Ted's is a wonderful place to visit if you have Celiac disease! The waitstaff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the gluten free options, plus the manager comes over to make sure everything you order is gluten free. I've never gotten sick eating here nor have I been treated like it's a hassle to serve me.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMay 20, 2014

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    Very knowledgeable and helpful! Great.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMay 15, 2014

    700 N Interstate Dr, Norman, OK 73072

    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!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2013

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    Wonderful Gluten Free Food!!! Cheese Dip, Chips, Taco's and Tamales and a lot more.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingMay 19, 2013

    7848 South Olympia Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74132

    They even have GF chips.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Tex-Mex
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 8:30 pm
  • maps.google.com/?cid=15914262535273835307

Be the first to add a photo!

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.