Montezuma’s on Alexander Street has long been the standard-bearer for authentic Mexican eating in Crows Nest. Everything is made fresh in-house from scratch, diners can dictate their level of spice from mild to tongue-tingling, and in addition to familiar Mexican favourites Montezuma’s offer a selection of harder-to-come-by and hard-to-forget Mexican specialties including their succulent mole poblano chicken, tasty tamale pie and albondigas meatballs. Just remember that Montezuma’s has been a firm Sydney favourite for years, so it’s no hidden secret and advance bookings are strongly advised to ensure a table!
Since 1978 Montezuma’s have built up a strong reputation for honest, wholesome, authentic Mexican food that has made their funky Crows Nest venue on Alexander Street a long-time fixture of any discussion on Sydney’s best, most affordable Mexican restaurants. Fun, vibrant and homely, Montezuma’s atmosphere and setting make it ideal for large groups and family meals (there is a diverse kids menu ‘for the little amigos’), though an excellent range of cocktails, over 30 Mexican beers, homemade sangria and other drinks makes it popular with young crowds looking for a relaxed night out. Still, it is undoubtedly the delicious, fresh food that has done the most to grow Montezuma’s reputation over the last 40 years.
The menu is huge and options diverse at Montezuma’s Crows Nest restaurant, so it’s impossible to imagine anyone not finding something memorable regardless of their spice tolerance, appetite, or particular taste preferences. Of course you’ll find the names of familiar Mexican favourites like tacos, burritos, chilli con carne, nachos, quesadillas and enchiladas, though the versions you enjoy here on Alexander Street are immeasurably more authentic than the norm around Sydney’s Mexican eateries, based on authentic traditional recipes and a mixture of premium local meat and vegetables complemented by quality spices brought from Mexico. Just bear in mind that Montezuma’s is seldom quiet (for obvious reasons) so it’s always wise to book a table before turning up to avoid disappointment!
Great food & great atmosphere as always!! Our children always look forward to our visits, they love the kids menu & activity packs. Thank you
Food was excellent. Couldn't resist the deserts either. Well worth the drive. Very nice mexican feel . Every body enjoyed and was soo full. Thank you
Always a good time coming here! Never fails to satisfy my enchilada cravings
As usual, Montezuma food is really good. My plate was super full that I couldn’t even finished it all. The atmosphere is nice and it’s close to my home :)
Excellent vegan options! So delicious! And very grateful that they split bills. The seating is really nice (we were in a two person booth at the back) I will return due to these points alone. In terms of service, I think it could be stepped up just a tiny bit (I asked for water and the waitperson told me to get it myself instead of bringing it to the table, for example). The vegan churros didn't come with melted chocolate like my friend's non-vegan churros did...a lot of dark chocolate is vegan so I really think that is something they should add to the dish. And lastly, I think it's crazy that guacamole isn't automatically included in vegetarian nachos!!! All in all though, I loved my meal and will be back.
They have drinks on the kids menu that are adult mocktails but there is nothing to indicate this, $8 for a mango slushy in a glass kids can't reach to drink from and end up spilling down the front of themselves. $12 for a margarita in a small tumbler. 3 kids drinks, 1 margarita, and 1 beer $46. The kids drinks took 30mins by which time the food had been finished. We asked for a side of guacamole with our order ($4.60) which came in a serving that was so small that 3 teaspoons and it was gone. The kids nachos was corn chips with a small amount of meat sauce on top, no guacamole or sour cream. Had to ask for more sides of these so the kids could have some. 3rd child ordered the soft shell tacos (implies multiple) , I was surprised to see that this meal is just 1 taco and was mostly lettuce. At $4.5 I now understand but they should make this clear so you know to order multiple. The adult meals were nice enough but the multiple disappointments detracted from what we had hoped would have been a nice dinner out with the kids.
I chose Montezumas for my birthday lunch with some friends. We were a group of 5 & we were warmly welcomed by the lovely lady that served us. She made suggestions regarding the menu, 3 in our group had never eaten Mexican food before. She took photos of our group when asked & even appeared with a desert complete with a sparkler & sang happy birthday at the end of our meal. Everyone was very impressed with both the food & the service. We will be coming back!!
Beautifull people,beautifull music and really good relaxed atmosphere. Staff were all smiles!!!! Great selection of liquid gold. Great selection of entrees...how could i say no to pull pork nachos. Food was served promtly and was more food than i expected...been to few mexican restaurants...and cant beat montezumas. My kids love the food here. Its worth every dollar!!!! Prices are very competitive..well its way cheaper and much much better quality. Can't wait to come back..thank you montezumas.
waitress said sour cream doesn't come with burrito, I said the menu says it does, she said oh yes, it does, then she said would you like that sour cream as a side serving? I said does that cost extra she said yes, I said no just the standard sour cream serving that comes with the meal. Why would I pay extra for sour cream that is included in the meal???? then they served the meal without any sour cream at all, unbelievable. So I asked her for some sour cream, she said ill bring some. she never came back, so I asked the bloke for sour cream and he brought me some. Unbelievable, I wish Parramatta restaurant never closed, I wont be back, steve
Prompt, friendly and efficient service along with delicious meals and margaritas at reasonable prices. This was not my first visit and won't be my last. I highly recommend Montezuma's Crows Nest!