Norman >Food & Dining > Tarahumara's Mexican Cafe
702 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK | Directions 7307135.227785 -97.441210
Neighborhoods: Old Silk Stocking
Best Food in town, maybe even in the state – Most awesome place to eat time after time! The best in Norman and maybe even in the state of Oklahoma!! My boyfriend and I love this place, everyone from the owner to the girls at the register are very polite and friendly. Thanks, Efrain~~~"stay hungry my friend"
Too expensive – We used to love to go to Tarahumara's, but now, with the recent price increases, it's back to On the Border we go. Plenty of food and very reasonable prices at OTB. Plus OTB does not rush you out the door like they do at Tarahumara's......
Yummy...and spendy! – I really look forward to eating at Tarahumara's! I'm a native of New Mexico and this is the closest to "my" type of food that I've found in Oklahoma. They also serve such a wide variety of Mexican dishes that I've been able to try new Mexican food I never found in my home state. I've never been disappointed with their food.
That being said, the prices are pretty high for what you get. I wish they would scale back their MASSIVE menu just a little bit and maybe adjust their prices accordingly. I'd really like to eat there more often, I just can't afford to do so.
Parking is a real pain – I have eaten at Taramahara's for many, many years and I really enjoy their food. It is beginning to be a little pricey.I hate, hate, hate trying to find a parking place and have gotten to where that and price increases have caused me not to go there as much as I once did. Still, the food is good and I like that they have the kitchen on monitors.
#1 Mexican Food in Norman – I have been all over Southwest country, and unless you go straight to Mexico, this is the place to be... awsome service, at first glance the wait seems forever. Just be patient it really is not that long, and it will be worth the wait. Even for the bigger groups they are moved in/out in no time... The food is out of this world!.. be sure to ask for salsa verde (if you can handle some spice) We cannot say enough about this place, the location is perfect, cozy and it feels like abuelito's kitchen, cramped but like home. My husband and I will continue to dine here and enjoy everyminute of it~~~ gracias tarahumara!
Terrible Service – Went there last night with my family (5). After an hour and 1/2 wait a family with an even larger party (10) that had come after us complained about the wait and were seated almost immediately. When we complained about this action we were told they could do nothing about it and that we would just have to wait. When we looked closely at the reservation sheet they could not explain other families with larger parties that also who had been seated before us. We thought this was very unfair and we will never eat there again.
busy for a good reason – Don't let the crowd keep you out of this place. This restaurant is crowded because it's really, really good. The service is fast. Even if you have to wait a few minutes to be seated, it's worth it. The monitors that show the kitchen is a really cool touch too.
I have NEVER had better mexican food. – MMMM. Cheese enchiladas are my fave and the waiters are so wonderful. Usually if we go out to eat that is the place we all choose! It is wonderful.. BETTER THAN TEDS!!!!!!!!!!!
Still Terrific – I used to work near Tarahumara's when I was in college and ate there about two or three times a week. I loved it then and I love it now. Their set-up is the best on the planet: Warm crispy chips and the best salsa and queso I've ever had! I have tried the whole menu (almost) and everything is great. If you aren't a patient person, don't go at lunch...it is always packed.
Best Mexican Food Ever – This is the best Mexican food ever! Not only is the food amazing, but the service is also great. If you're ever in Norman and hungry for Mexican food, this is the place to go.
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