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“Muy bueno!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Montoyas

Montoyas
2507 Chelsea Dr, Covington, KY 41017-1701
(859) 341-0707
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Ranked #31 of 119 Restaurants in Covington
Cuisines: Mexican
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USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Muy bueno!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We have been going to Montoya's for over 15 years and have enjoyed every meal & visit!
- Try the hot and extra hot salsa with your chips.
- Great margaritas!
- my new favorite dish is the Chicken Tinga.
- fantastic tortilla soup.
- have a delicious flan for dessert!

The staff is friendly and accomodating, including the owner who is there every day, to make you feel like a part of the family!

There is no comparison between Montoya's and any other Mexican restaurant in the Northern Kentucky area - hands down the best!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Montoya's is located in a small strip mall but the food is excellent. I've been coming here for years and the quality hasn't changed. I highly recommend the cheese and onion enchiladas with the mole sauce. This is the only Mexican restaurant in this area where they serve mole as well as red and green sauce for enchiladas.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Love the taquitos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Montoya's has been a local favorite for many years. It's packed on weeken evenings, but if you get there around 5;30, it's easy to get a table. A lot of the dishes are standard Tex-Mex done well. They also serve a (reportedly) terrific Mole but I haven't tried it (yet) since I usually order the Guadalajara Plato which consists of two rolled up fried tortillos filled with shredded beef, along with refied beans, guacamole and Mexican rice. I think you can get it with chicken if you prefer. It's a really tasty dish. They start you foo with chips and 3 different salsas...the hot is especially good and tastes like roasted peppers. Other stuff we've ordered include burritos, enchiladas and everything has been good. They serve various Mexican and American beers and great frozen margaritas. The dining room is pretty basic. The service is good.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely service, really good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Felt like a blessing to have good food in walking distance from the worst hotel on earth. Genuinely nice service, a fine margarita and tacos that were terrific!

Visited June 2012
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NKY
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Stick to the fried stuff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

This place taught banks how to nickle and dime customers. Everything is extra... Chips tortillas even cilantro. My fajitas were 80% onions and were served with a pinch of cheese and one tablespoon of sour cream. Guac was not included of coarse. Beans were basically flavorless. Others at my table seemed to enjoy the fried stuff. So I guess just sick to that if you are forced to come here. My onions and tea were $16.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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