Our History

Montezuma’s is one of Australia’s oldest established Mexican Restaurant franchise companies

At Montezuma’s we use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to provide you with tasty, authentic, Sonora style Mexican dishes. Our meals are made fresh to order and we follow Montezuma’s secret recipes with most meals cooked in convections ovens.
We strive to provide our customers with excellent value for money and work hard on keeping costs low to bring you the freshest Mexican flavours at affordable prices in a casual, friendly environment.
Our number one goal is to ensure that each time you dine-in or order take-away at a Montezuma’s Restaurant, you have a satisfying and enjoyable dining experience, and the quality of your experience remains consistent regardless of which Montezuma’s Restaurant you visit.

SINCE 1978

The first Montezuma’s restaurant opened at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland in 1978 and enjoyed great success from the very start! Relying on word-of-mouth advertising from satisfied local customers, business increased steadily and word spread far and wide that Montezuma’s provides the fresh taste of Mexico while offering great value for money in a casual, friendly and relaxed environment.


In 1991, following the success of Montezuma’s Burleigh Heads, it became clear the best way to share the Montezuma’s experience across the country and around the world was to start a franchise company and Montezuma’s Mesa Australia Pty Ltd was founded. Since then many new Montezuma’s franchised restaurants have brought great tasting fresh Mexican food to different parts of Australia from Queensland all the way to Victoria.

The success of a Montezuma’s franchise restaurant depends on a passion and commitment to succeed, great people skills and entrepreneurial flair. If you would like to find out more information on how to join the Montezuma’s franchise family then contact us today.

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