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45 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
40 504 600
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on a week day. Waited at the door for a few minutes. Only two tables were occupied in the restaurant that time. Nobody cared to guide us to a table or tell us to get seated. Poor chef had to look out the window from a distance and point us to a spare table. Ordered large... More 

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Thank Anisha P
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This restaurant chain has heavily decreased in NSW with only one Sydney location remaining. On a recent holiday to Cairns I revisited this restaurant and enjoyed the delicious flavours I remembered. Fun colourful décor, a comprehensive menu and friendly service.

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Thank Lisa J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I ordered a takeaway nachos and I was very disgusted with the price I paid to what I got. The food was very overpriced and not very tasty. The service I received was also quite poor and I didn't feel welcomed when I picked up my food.

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Thank Monique W
Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had a craving for Tacos, Burritos, and Margaritas, and walked to Montezuma's at 2:00 in the afternoon for a late lunch. The place was almost empty, and there was only one hostess / server/ bartender working during that slow time. She kept up with us, but would have had trouble if many more came in. The food was very... More 

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Thank CarlEKansasCity
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This reminded me of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the US. We thought everything was delicious and the service was good. Ordered a combo with a chicken enchilada and chorizo enchilada. They were both so good! The Spanish rice and refried beans were the perfect compliment. Would definitely go back again.

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Thank AnnaOz63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The most authentic Mexican I have had since moving to Australia. Really friendly staff and great food. Good price.

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Thank Mica S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Had dinner here with my sisters and friends, the service was great the staff are friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back when i'm back in Cairns again

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Thank annapp69
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Went last night. Service was good but everything else terrible. Nachos were dry, tasteless, rubbery, beef (?). Very small, I mistook full portion for half, kids Nachos were slightly better and bigger for $10 less. Nachos should be stacked and TASTY. And $4.50 for a side of equally tasteless guacamole...meal was overpriced and just awful. Never again.

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Thank hendo500
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited montezumas a lot and the staff are always friendly. The food is usually boiling hot and tasty. Sometimes it is a bit stuck to the plate as they cook it on the plate. Bit pricey but they do have deals on the cairns booking sites. All in all er like it. A decent Mexican in a town that... More 

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Thank TravelGiraffe13
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Was the first people on a Sunday night. Was looking forward to some good Mexican food but was disappointed. The food was very bland - no spice - very little flavour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?