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!
Nice food, nice servers. Loved everything on the menu. Drinks are good too. We always have a good time in this restaurant. Definitely coming back.
Easy location to find, just opposite Woolworths and parking is no problem. Good food, great selection for vegetarians and vegans. Restaurant was a bit uncomfortable as it was a hot evening - don't think air con worked well.
Great & fast service. The waiter easily explained the vegan options & was very friendly. Even though they were very busy that night, their service was 10/10!
Great atmosphere and delicious food, as always. Our party of 10 people had a great evening. Those new to Montezuma's were very pleasantly surprised. We will be back!
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.
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.
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!
Great food, good atmosphere, generous portion, awesome combination for a nice dinner out. This place serves simple American style Mexican food, a breath of fresh air compared to all the hipster Mexican places that serves tiny fish tacos with chilli Mayo and call them tex-mex. This is great for group of friends, family or just 2 people.
Tonight I received the most fabulous service from a girl named Anna. She was beautiful, kind, attentive, but not over attentive. I tried to give her a tip but she said it had to go in the jar to be shared. I really wanted her to have that money for making me feel so farm and fuzzy