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Montezuma's

45 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
40 504 600
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Ranked #213 of 421 restaurants in Cairns
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hinesburg, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

So there isn't a big Mexican influence in Cairns, and as long as you remember that, you can keep your expectations in check. Our food was ok but arrived lukewarm, the service was adequate, and the cost was not outrageous. If you're dying for Mexican, it's the best we found...also the only Mexican restaurant we tried. Stick to Australian and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went to this place full knowing it was terrible but I wanted to experience how bad it was. Do not do what I did and waste your money !! Pretty funny though just how bad it is!!!

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Mission Beach, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is very good and tasty. The menu is varied, and has a selection of mexican meals. They have all the right mexican beers also. great value for money even without the early dining discount.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

To be honest, my Chilli Verde was quite good both in quality and quantity, but my friends orders a bit over priced and taste were average. Service was good, but would come back only when it's on special. Still, my order Chilli Verde was very tasty :)

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Darwin, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

In Cairns for weekend and felt like Mexican. Still have not come across any Mexican restaurant that makes a decent hot cheese dip. I make my own, and far better than any I have come across anywhere! Had the Montezuma's Delight for main with shredded beef, though hard to find under all the cheese, however the crispy vegetable salad on... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Took our two young boys here for lunch and they both tried something different (thank goodness there are no nuggets and chips on the menu!). They enjoyed their meal but especially liked the dessert choice of mousse and churros! They want to go back! I was happy with the service, prices and meals...all very 'typically' Mexican meals. Loads of choice,... More

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Cairns
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

How can anyone make a nachos so bad? Why did the beef taste like tuna? Why did I wait so long just for my order to be taken? simply because Montezuma's is just bad. It's understaffed, service was slow, the rice was dry, and everything was covered with oily cheese.

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Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Not great, but not bad either. Some food overcooked - burned rice, dry date pudding, but there was lots of it, and it was edible. Go here if you're hungry and not too fussed about the quality. We had a BOGOF voucher, so can't complain about the price.

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Cairns, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

on a whim, we decided to try a new restaurant. Decor is a bit dated, but the staff were friendly, and service was quick. We got a litre of sangria, which was yummy, and some fajitas and enchiladas to share between 2 of us. Will definitely go back.

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Launceston, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant authentic mexican, tacos with shredded beef, not mince. Nachos are a meal within themselves. Frozen margaritas to wash the meal down with. Nom nom nom, you leave feeling like a big fat Gringo!!

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