Sunday, 9 March 2008


I know there are loads of great places to eat in Byron Bay. But everytime I go there, I can't go past the fantastic nachos at OzyMex.

OzyMex is a hole in the wall type place serving nachos, burritos, tacos & enchiladas. It has been set up by the Byron Bay Chilli Co, which is probably why the salsas and other sauces taste so good.

On this trip, I had the small nachos with shredded beef ($6.50) which are served with pinto beans, cheese, sour cream and guacamole (which I ordered as extra). You also get a choice of the Byron Bay Chilli Co salsas to top off the dish. Since I've been buying nachos from OzyMex, I've never been disappointed, and this was no exception. The nachos were fresh, tasty and filling. On this day, it was the perfect lunch.

We also ordered one of the flour burritos ($7) with pinto beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream and salsa. It was an enormous serving, wrapped up like a kebab. Again, the burrito was delicious but very filling.

Extra toppings are a bit regimented, and are all charged extra. But the food is so good, you quickly forget about paying an extra dollar or so for a few more toppings.

There are only a couple of seats inside, so unless you time your visit well, this is a takeaway option. If you're looking for a quick, tasty cheap lunch or snack next time you're at Byron Bay, then give OzyMex a try.

food bling ratings
Food - Great
Service - It's take away
Ambience - Hole in the wall
Value for Money - Great
Vegetarian - Great
Gluten Free - OK

Lawson Street/Jonson Street roundabout
Byron Bay NSW 2481
P - 02 6685 7157


Anonymous said...

Just letting you know: I was having a drunken snack there and they've put your review on their wall! I was eating tacos thinking "I know Food Bling!".


food bling, Brisbane said...

I wish there was an OzyMex in Brisbane - I'd live at the place