6 The Terrace‚ North Ipswich

Tina and Terry Bartholomai have run Montezuma’s Restaurant at Riverlink Shopping Centre since 2015 and have earned many loyal regular customers in that time.

This is a bright and cheery family restaurant that belongs to the group of Australian restaurants established in 1978 that first brought Mexico’s tantalising flavours to suburbs across Queensland and New South Wales.

Tables spill outdoors onto the Terrace overlooking the Bremer River, making a pleasant spot for a glass of sangria on a breezy afternoon.

Tina says the restaurant is known for its hearty, generously portioned meals, delicious cocktails and colourful décor.

It’s the San Francisco that has won local’s hearts from the menu – a chicken and sour cream enchilada snuggled up with a beef burrito under a blanket of molten cheese. You’ll find it on the Combination Plates section of the extensive menu.

Much of the menu is gluten-free, and there are ample options for vegan diners that use vegan cheese and vegan cream, including “chicken-less” and “beef-less” fajitas.

The couple is assisted by their son, Simon, in the business, which is open daily for lunch and dinner. It is a popular spot in which to take a break from the shopping at busy Riverlink.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


Apr 2021

Unforgivable! We love Mexican

Unforgivable! We love Mexican and went back to this restaurant a fifth time hoping that it might be different to the previous four times, it wasn’t, still terrible. Three other tables at 6pm on a... more »


Dec 2020

Very Dissapointed

First time Montezumas and will never go back. Guys you cant call that fresh food. Absolutely no flavor and tasted like reheated doc martins. The girl serving was great but hid when I complained. We... more »


Feb 2020

Good mexican

We had never tried Montezuma Ipswich because we needed a Mexican fix. We had a Durango meal and a Gringo and we both enjoyed them immensely, the meal was hot and tasty and reasonably priced. We also... more »

Rod V

Jul 2019

Potential is there

I had not been to Zuma's for some time this was always my to go to restaurant but have been out of town for a few years. We sat at a booth and enjoyed scrolling through the menu reminiscing. One of... more »


Nov 2018

Dinner for two

Good food, fast service and good portion sizes. Maybe a little pricy but I would recommend it when you are looking for a Mexican food fix. more »