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45 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
40 504 600
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly service and standard Montezuma's fare

We have eaten at many versions of Montezuma's and thought that we would check out the Cairns experience. The service was quick and friendly and it was great to be served our drinks at our table and not have to venture up to the bar for service. Our food was delicious. No complaints from us.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Clancy-Smith
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Sydney, Australia
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English first
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Spotted this place while in Cairns on our travels. what can I say other than excellent. The decor gives it a bright buzzy atmosphere, the drinks where great and the staff were so friendly. As for the food, that was faultless, full of flavors, I only wish I didn't have to fly 12,000 mile just to eat there again

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South Australia, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Incredible food, possibly the best meal eaten in Cairns. Great customer service, quick delivery of food and a tasty meal. Would recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We have eaten at many versions of Montezuma's and thought that we would check out the Cairns experience. The service was quick and friendly and it was great to be served our drinks at our table and not have to venture up to the bar for service. Our food was delicious. No complaints from us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Queensland food tends to be light on for spices and many dining places in Cairns are for young people to meet and drink. I think Montezuma's follows that trend. I detected no chillies in my dishes, but plenty of cheese. The salad was different, with no tomato, but with lettuce, red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, celery and apple. Despite my... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place was great. The food was good. Hot and well seasoned. The atmosphere was good and the service was very quick.

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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Not sure how they stay in business. Very average so called Mexican. No others in Cairns probably keeps it alive. Make yours at home.

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Fukuoka, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Positive: staff is very friendly. Atmosphere is nice. Negative: the food is mediocre at best. I'm from Texas so I might have a slightly skewed perspective based on being raised on Mexican food, but based on my experience the food is not worth the money. Also, it's extremely over-priced. A single enchilada will run you about $16-20.

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Have to say I was very disappointed. Have been going to Montezuma's for years in different places throughout Queensland.Always been great. Second time here. It was not a good experience, food just not up to scratch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Just visited this restaurant and it was really average. My taco had really cold meat - almost verging on frozen! The other items on the plate were hot. The explanation from the kitchen was that the lettuce on the plate caused it to be cold. I am talking cold not warm! We ordered margaritas and they were great BUT we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Very very tiny portions. Low grade ingredients. Coming from america where mexican food is big this is a sad excuse to be called a mexican restaurant. Waiters were good can't complain about the staff. Save yourself amd eat somewhere else

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Additional Information about Montezuma's

Address: 45 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 40 504 600
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 40 504 600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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