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, drinks, and staff - always a pleasurable experience when we eat there. And the Gluten Free options are fantastic and full of flavour!
Had a wonderful Mexican lunch to celebrate Father’s Day! Had excellent service as usual who were very friendly and gave great suggestions. Would definitely recommend
Food was great, plenty of variety and all the 'old-favourites' too. The decoration and atmosphere was lively and feels authentically Mexican. The sangria was delicious. Always a great evening! We love dining at Montezuma's!