Ah, Byron Bay! A place known for its pristine beaches, laid-back vibes, and of course, its diverse culinary scene. On one of my recent trips to this coastal paradise, I stumbled upon a gem that transported my taste buds straight to the heart of Mexico. Enter OzyMex – a vibrant spot that promises (and delivers) an authentic Mexican experience right in the heart of Australia.

A Little Backstory

I’ve always been a fan of Mexican cuisine. The rich flavours, the spicy kick, and the comforting feel of a well-made burrito or taco – it’s hard to resist! So, when a local friend mentioned OzyMex, I knew I had to give it a try. And boy, was I in for a treat!


First Impressions

Located on the bustling Jonson Street, OzyMex stands out with its colourful signage and the tantalising aroma that wafts out of its doors. As I approached the restaurant, I couldn’t help but notice the lively atmosphere. People were chatting, laughing, and most importantly, enjoying their food.

Why OzyMex?

Now, you might wonder, with so many eateries in Byron Bay, what makes OzyMex special? Well, for starters, it’s not just another restaurant; it’s an experience. Their presence on platforms like Facebook, Restaurant Guru, and TripAdvisor speaks volumes about their popularity and the love they receive from both locals and tourists alike.

Location and Contact Details

Finding OzyMex

Nestled in the heart of Byron Bay, OzyMex is conveniently located on 8 Jonson St. For someone like me who’s perpetually lost (even with a GPS!), finding OzyMex was a breeze. The vibrant exterior and the buzz around the place are hard to miss.

8 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

+61 2 6685 5211


A Tip for First-Timers

If you’re driving, I’d recommend parking a little away and taking a short walk. Byron Bay’s streets are always bustling, and a stroll through its vibrant lanes is an experience in itself!

Ambiance and Setting

First Step Inside

The moment I stepped inside OzyMex, I was greeted with a burst of colors, lively Mexican tunes, and an ambiance that screamed ‘fiesta’! The decor is a delightful mix of traditional Mexican elements with a modern twist, making it both cozy and chic.

Outdoor Seating: A Personal Favorite

While the interiors are inviting, the outdoor seating area is where I found my happy place. Overlooking the busy streets, it’s the perfect spot to people-watch, soak in the Byron Bay vibes, and of course, indulge in some delicious Mexican fare.

Menu Highlights

A Culinary Journey to Mexico

The menu at OzyMex is a delightful blend of traditional and contemporary. From classic burritos and tacos to unique dishes that showcase the best of Mexican flavors, there’s something for everyone.


  • Burrito Bowl: A hearty mix of flavors and textures, this was an instant favorite.
  • Fish Tacos: Fresh, zesty, and packed with flavor.
  • Nacho Chips with Salsa: The perfect starter to whet your appetite.

Dietary Preferences? No Problem!

What truly impressed me was the range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. As someone who often struggles with limited choices, OzyMex was a refreshing change.

Customer Reviews and Feedback

The Good Word

While my experience at OzyMex was nothing short of fantastic, I decided to see what others had to say. A quick glance at their TripAdvisor and Facebook pages, and it was evident – I wasn’t alone in my love for OzyMex!

Some Rave Reviews:

  • “Generous servings, fresh ingredients, and a vibe that’s hard to beat!”
  • “The staff is friendly, the food is top-notch, and the ambiance is just perfect.”

Constructive Feedback

Like any place, OzyMex has its share of constructive feedback. Some patrons felt certain dishes could be spicier, while others wanted more vegan cheese options. But the overwhelming consensus? OzyMex is a must-visit in Byron Bay!

Special Features

More than Just Dine-In

While dining in at OzyMex is an experience, they also offer takeaway and delivery options. Perfect for those beach picnics or lazy evenings in your accommodation.

Hot Sauce Galore!

For someone who loves a spicy kick, the diverse range of hot sauces available was a dream come true. From mild to “fire-breathing dragon” levels, there’s a sauce for every palate.


OzyMex is more than just a restaurant; it’s a slice of Mexico in Byron Bay. With its delightful menu, vibrant ambiance, and top-notch service, it’s a place that beckons you to come back, time and again. Whether you’re a local or a traveler passing through, make sure to add OzyMex to your Byron Bay itinerary. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you!

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