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!
My wonderful experience started from the moment I booked it online. Then, speaking over the phone with Jessica to confirm it, incredible service all the time. Once at the restaurant with my guests, I was served like king. Friendly staff (I remember Ana, the new girl and a the kindest waiter ever). They helped me to choose the best options for me and my group. Finally, they patiently waited for us to finish, sorry about that guys, we just did not want to leave the lovely restaurant. Overall, one of my best experiences dinning in Sydney, I strongly recommend it. Thanks, very well done guys!! see you soon ;)
Montezuma's is always a great experience!! Reliably delicious food, great service, decent value, every time. The new sangria selections are an excellent addition to the menu!
Great food as always. Really enjoyable experience and very friendly service. If you enjoy spicy food ask for the hot sauce, is definitely not something to be missed