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Kayla · Getting married on 08/14/2021
Montero's food was ABSOLUTELY amazing. The farm I had my wedding at (Fair Winds Farm) had recommended them to us and we couldn't get enough of them! The food was amazing for both the tasting and wedding rehearsal and reception. Our family was talking about how good the food was all day! We went with the heavy orderves menu because we wanted to get as much food as possible. Only thing that was unexpected was we had SOOOO much food, lol, everyone loved it and ate as much as they could and we had leftovers for the next day or so. =) Everyone was great with helping us out! Well worth it!Sent on 07/28/2014
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thanks so much for your kind words:) It was such a pleasure to help you all celebrate your wedding day! We just hope that we get to feed you again soon here in Elizabeth City!
Nichole Dawn Schultz · Married on 10/26/2019
LOVE Montero's! So happy with our service!!
How do I even begin to describe how wonderful Montero's was?! From the tasting to the day of the wedding, Montero's was nothing short of amazing. The food was wonderful and memorable (I had several people asking me who we used because they loved the Chicken Ashley so much!). The staff (all of them--from the chefs to the bartender, to the waiting staff, to my contact Andy Montero!!) were such professionals and were so incredibly friendly. I bombarded poor Andy so many times via email and on the phone, and every time he was nothing but a sweetheart and answered every question promptly! I can't wait to go back to Montero's in Elizabeth City for all of our future anniversaries and eat their delicious food!Sent on 11/11/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:❤️. We're all so happy that your wedding day was every single bit of what you had hoped for! Thank you so much for trusting our team with the details of your reception and for keeping Andy busy (he loves being needed!). We can't wait to have you back down for your anniversary dinner!!
Brooke · Married on 10/12/2019
We went for our tasting a few months ago and everything was wonderful! Can’t wait for them to cater our big day!Sent on 01/03/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Hi Brooke,
Kelsey · Married on 10/05/2019
Monteros did an amazing job from start to finish. We initially started working with Mel who was absolutely fantastic. She was very prompt to respond and answered any questions quickly and thoroughly. She left the company before our wedding, but Andy, the owner, hopped in and continued communication without skipping a beat. They arrived at the venue early and helped setup and breakdown everything. They were quick and so helpful with everything. Everyone LOVED the food. All of the food was so delicious and everyone raved about it for days! Overall, we were super pleased with Montero’s and would highly recommend them!!Sent on 10/23/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Kelsey! It was an honor and pleasure for our entire team, to be part of your wedding day! ❤️
Arianna Betancourt · Married on 09/21/2019
If you are in doubt, BOOK THEM! We got married sept 21st, 19 at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and Montero's was beyond amazing throughout the day and with the food and service. I couldn't thank them enough for all their hard work at our wedding. Our guests are still telling us how delicious the food was and how there was so much of it. They are the nicest people to work with and try very hard to work around your needs. If I ever have a large enough event to cater again I wouldn't doubt in booking them once again.Sent on 10/17/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:You all were just as wonderful to work with...and your guests too! What a pleasure to serve you all and help create memories with your family and friends! Thanks for your trust in our team! ❤️
Kalani Hornbeak · Married on 08/03/2019
We got to taste over 15 different items for our tasting and everything we tasted was delicious from the appetizers to the late night snacks. Mel was great and so were our servers and of course the chef himself. We can't wait for our wedding day and having the pleasure to work with Montero's again.Sent on 04/27/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much Kalani! I absolutely loved getting to meet you all and spend time getting to know your personalities! I am so excited for your wedding day! Montero's is honored to be your caterer!
David Long · Married on 07/06/2019
All we can say is you can’t go wrong with this business. Everything was delivered as promised.Sent on 07/08/2019
Aleta · Married on 06/08/2019
Outstanding food and phenomenal customer service!
Monteros did an amazing job catering our wedding. From the moment we contacted them until the actual event, Mel was so helpful and responsive to all my millions of emails/phone calls. She made sure to understand exactly what we wanted before setting up our tasting. I have Celiac’s disease, so I have to eat gluten free and am very careful about cross contamination. To make sure I didn’t get sick, we decided to make the entire wedding meal gluten free. I was having trouble communicating with other caterers about this. They would either say they thought that was a bad idea, or that they couldn’t handle it. We didn’t want anything extravagant; meat, potatoes, fish, veggies, etc. are all naturally gluten free. When I voiced this concern to Mel, she immediately assured me that would be no problem. They were able to alter several items on their menu to make them gluten free for us. The tasting was incredible, all the food was delicious and we had so much that they even packed up the leftovers for us to take home. The day of the event, their team was outstanding. The food was delicious and came out hot, which we were nervous about when we chose a plated meal. Several of our guests told us how nice the staff was, how great the food tasted, and how delicious the drinks were. The bartender they provided was excellent as well. Mel and her team did a phenomenal job and I would highly recommend Monteros to anyone!Sent on 06/21/2019
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank You Aleta!!
Mary Robertson · Married on 05/18/2019
Wedding Woman's Club of Portsmouth 5/18/19
We began our search for a caterer over a year before my daughter's big day. We met first with a few local caterers. Then we met with Mel Noerr, Sales Catering Director for Montero's Restaurant in N.C. Our venue was located in Portsmouth, VA. She made it convenient by meeting us halfway, where we had the chance to sit down and talk. Immediately I liked Mel. She was knowledgeable, friendly and energetic. Just the kind of person I was looking for to make this day run smoothly. So, Monteros won us over.Sent on 05/21/2019
Over the next year, Mel was always available. If I called, she returned my call as if the wedding was the very next weekend.
The tasting at Montero's was incredible. Making choices was the most difficult part. That is because we had so much to choose from. Everything was delicious. We had the opportunity to meet Andy, owner of Montero's. Stopped by to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.
The day finally came last weekend. From the room set up for 150 guests, to the cocktail hour on the front porch and then the dinner, all expectations were met and exceeded. The staff and service, professional and friendly. Jen, Montero's lead for the day/night did a marvelous job of making it all look easy and effortless, which I am sure it was not. Many compliments from guest were received during the event. The presentation of food, from appetizers on the front porch, including the Welcome Mat, to the buffet style dinner was wonderful. Many, many compliments throughout the evening and next day.
If you are in need of a caterer, please give Montero's a call. You will not be disappointed. Mary Robertson
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Mary,
Leslie A Reed · Married on 11/09/2018
Great Food and Great Service for Wedding
Montero's Restaurant catered our wedding in November 2018 and everything was wonderful. Our wedding reception was in Hampton, VA so a bit far from Elizabeth City but that was no problem. The food was great and all of our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food. Montero's staff was great to work with. They were very accommodating. I (the bride) am vegan but no other wedding guests were so Montero's plated me a special meal which was wonderful. We stocked the bar ourselves and Montero's was very helpful in determining the amount of alcohol and mixers to purchase based on our guest count - they were very accurate. Montero's was also very responsive. Overall great choice!Sent on 12/05/2018
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much for such an amazing review!! We love taking special care of our brides and grooms on their wedding day! Your wedding was absolutely AMAZING!
Jennifer · Married on 09/22/2018
I live in Virginia Beach, VA, but absolutely worth the drive to NC for the tasting! The food was delicious then and even on our big day our guests continuously complimented the food! We were of course nervous preparing the food for a large group wouldn't be the same quality as our tasting, but that's not the case at all. Same amazing quality and so delicious! We're even planning a date night for dinner again, it's almost a 2 hour drive and totally worth it!Sent on 10/06/2018
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Jennifer! It was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding day festivities. It was a beautiful day and you were a beautiful bride. We sincerely look forward to have you and Andy back down for a date night!
Dave · Married on 09/02/2018
While searching for caterers for our wedding at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, my wife and I felt that Andy at Montero's just gave the best service. We went through several other caterers before trying Monetero's, and after a very frustrating process, Montero's stood clearly above the other options. He listened to what we wanted. Really listened. It was refreshing to have a vendor care about what we wanted. Montero's restaurant is located in Elizabeth City, so for the tasting we traveled there. For everything else, Andy came to us where we live in Ghent. At our tasting, Andy struck a nice balance between allowing us to taste the food in private and being present to listen to our thoughts. Since Montero's is out of state, it was necessary for us to provide the alcohol and ABC license, but the license was easy to acquire and we saved a significant amount on buying our drinks wholesale. Andy never tried to steer us from what we wanted, only made suggestions to help improve what we asked for. For one of our beverages, we need mint as an ingredient, and Andy said he would provide this for us at no extra cost. It was little touches like this that made Montero's the clear choice as caterer for us. Before the wedding, we had several changes to our guest count, and Andy had no problem adjusting as we needed him to. The food was amazing, we had duck and pulled pork, and Andy told us his staff was excited to do something different, and we could tell. During the wedding, Andy brought us drinks and food when we were otherwise occupied, and this personal touch really put the whole experience over the top. The quality of the food and service was outstanding, we were so thrilled with the whole affair, I would recommend Monteros catering to any and everyone.Sent on 09/19/2018
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:You all made it so easy and so much fun to work for you! From our first meeting until we got to see you off on your wedding night, both you and Chloe have been flexible, funny and most importantly, down to earth! Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your wedding day and to celebrate with all of your friends and family! ~Andy
katie · Married on 05/19/2018
Our guests RAVED about Monteros. Not only was the food amazing but the service was impeccable. We really enjoyed our wedding day food trial and working with their staff. Come wedding day, they knew exactly what to do and when to do it. Their waitstaff was attentive, fun, and enjoyable to work with. The food was outstanding. I would absolutely recommend this vendor to anyone looking for an incredible caterer.Sent on 05/22/2018
KELLY · Married on 10/28/2017
Montero's was SUCH a joy to work with throughout our planning and especially on our big day. The weather was tricky but they were ready to rearrange everything at the drop of a dime if that was what I needed. We received SO many compliments on the food, which I am not surprised on based on how our tasting went. Between cocktail hour and dinner, everything went off without a hitch and our guests were kept full, with drink in hand, and happy from start to finish. A special thank you to Mel for being available for all of my questions leading up to our wedding. THANK YOU!!!!!!Sent on 10/25/2017
Jiney · Married on 10/07/2017
We used Montero's for our wedding (the Diamond Package) and they are worth every penny - We really loved working with Mel! Extremely professional, friendly, responsive, and accommodating to our allergy/diet requests. People LOVED the food. We went for tasting and my bridal party were excited to eat it again. The second time did not disappoint either! :) People's favorites: beef tenderloin carving station with horseradish sauce, crabcakes, bacon wrapped scallops and the sweet potato/ham biscuits. I can't say enough good things about this catering company. We hope to visit again to eat at their restaurant!Sent on 10/10/2017
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:We're so glad to hear that you, Stephen and your guests enjoyed themselves Jiney! It was our pleasure to help you celebrate each other and we thank you so much for your kind words and trust in our team. We'll be sure to share your post with them all!!
Sara · Married on 08/26/2017
Nicole and her team went above and beyond for our special day. Everyone raved about the food, and said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. Montero's offered a wide variety of options for everyone's palette, which my fiance an I really appreciated. I definitely recommend using Montero's for your catering needs!Sent on 09/08/2017
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Sara! We truly enjoyed serving you, Matt and all of your friends and family! We all wish you many, many years of bliss :)
Kara · Married on 06/03/2017
From day one, Andy and the Montero’s crew had our backs. Andy is a not only a true professional, but one of the nicest and most enjoyable people to work with. He was available, patient, and prompt with answers to our many questions; walked us through the whole process so we’d know what to expect; and provided exceptional food and service on our wedding day. Our guests raved about the food. Andy and his team are the best choice for catering in the area.Sent on 06/19/2017
Anna · Married on 05/28/2017
Montero's catered our Outer Banks wedding. I had no clue what kind of food I wanted, and Andy planned an excellent menu. The food and service were wonderful. Over a year later, people still tell me how good the food was! I highly recommend Montero's Catering!Sent on 06/29/2018
Shaunna · Married on 03/11/2017
How many ways can I say thank you, thank you, thank you! Finding and choosing a reputable catering company for our daughters wedding was a more stressful process than I had anticipated. A family friend had recently been to an event catered by Montero’s and recommended that I look into that possibility. I had heard of Montero’s but didn’t consider them as a choice because being based in NC I assumed they were too far away. Well, I am so happy I took my friends advice!!! Andy Montero was delightful to speak with and had great advice about some ideas. Mel Noerr was not only one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with, but she was on top of everything!! As for the food selections, we are still getting compliments from wedding guests and the wedding was two months ago!! Simply delicious!Sent on 05/14/2017
Tiffany · Married on 10/08/2016
I don't even know where to begin. I met with Nicole of Montero's almost a year before our wedding and from the moment we met, she began offering me ideas and points of contact to help me with the planning. She made me feel at ease early on. Then the week of our wedding, when Hurricane Matthew was looming, Nicole was with me every step of the way helping create weather plans A, B, & C. She stuck by me and made sure that what I wanted for the day was not in any way dampened by the weather or anything else. She helped create the perfect day. There are obviously other great things about Montero's from the food to the other servers. However, Nicole puts Montero's over the top. If you want guaranteed good food and AMAZING customer services, Montero's is what you want.Sent on 10/22/2016
Jennifer · Married on 05/28/2016
We had Montero’s cater our wedding, best decision ever! We chose family style entrees, which guests really seemed to enjoy. The chicken ashley was amazing, everyone raved about the chicken even more than the beef tenderloin, which was also great. The whole team was amazing on the day of the wedding, service was excellent, food was beautiful. I am a vegetarian and they made me a vegetable quinoa risotto, which was delicious. The team from Montero’s ensured the entire evening ran smoothly, we were so impressed. Beyond the food and service day-of, I have to say we were absolutely amazed by Nicole. She was hands down, the most helpful person during our entire planning process. She helped coordinate the rentals, attended the site visit. We actually hired a “full-service” wedding planner, who turned out to be worthless, so we were so unbelievably grateful to have Nicole on our team, she was just above and beyond amazing. She even stepped in after the wedding to assist with an issue with the rental company, not at all her job! I just can’t rave enough about what an absolute gem she is. Just the kindest, sweetest person who is also extremely sharp and knowledgable. My husband made a comment about Nicole that I think is so spot-on: “she’s the type of person that whatever she decided to do in life, she would have been really, really good at it.” Just the epitome of an absolute professional.Sent on 07/17/2016
Alaina · Married on 05/20/2016
My husband and I searched for caterers for a while and nothing really stuck out until we came across Montero's. Once we contacted them we heard back right away from Nicole. The tasting went great and they gave us plenty of options. Everything was delicious! Once we picked out or menu, Nicole went above and beyond to make sure every detail was taken care of. She not only helped us with the menu, but took us to look at linens and table settings as well as any other rental equipment we needed for our day. On top of that, she arranged delivery and transported a lot of the material herself. The day of the wedding went perfectly. Our food was delicious. The food was cooked perfectly and staff was very professional. Nicole and our day of planner Jill, worked wonderfully together to make sure our day was perfect and that we were stress free. I honesty couldn't dream of a better wedding and I have Nicole and Montero's to thank. We will definitely be recommending them to our friends and plan on visiting the restaurant soon for dinner!Sent on 06/06/2016
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you soooo much for your kind words, Alaina! I can't tell you just how much of a pleasure and an honor that it was to be a small part of your wedding day. You, Brandon, and both sets of parents were such a joy to work with, and I am truly going to miss our talks and meetings. Thank you again for the super thoughtful gift basket too! That really meant a lot to me. Please be sure to stay in touch with your Montero's family, and come visit us at the restaurant soon.
Elaine · Married on 04/09/2016
Nicole and the Montero's team are exceptional. Nicole was always available for questions and concerns even outside of catering. She goes above and beyond what I felt I paid for, always just trying to achieve my vision and dream. She is one of the most hands on and caring vendors I have ever worked with (and I work for a wedding coordinator, so I've worked with most). If you are looking for a hardworking, friendly, truly care about your big day type team, then look no further. I would use Nicole and Montero's again and again. I love them so much!!!Sent on 06/15/2016
Michelle · Married on 10/03/2015
Montero's provided the catering for our wedding and we were absolutely pleased with everything!! Not only was the food amazing (we had so many compliments on it from our guests) but the staff made sure my groom and I were completely taken care of! I would highly recommend Montero's to anyone looking for a caterer and we look forward to visiting the restaurant for more yummy meals!!Sent on 10/21/2015
Lori · Married on 10/02/2015
Montero's Catering was awesome from start to finish. Our guests raved about the food at our wedding. We choose to do the heavy hor d'ouevres option with a couple stations. They were flexible with us customizing a package to fit our needs. You must get their Shrimp & Grits! The tasting was so fun with Nicole and Andy helping us with the decisions. Andy, the owner, went above and beyond his role to give input on how much alcohol and mixers to purchase since we chose to do a customer supplied bar. Nicole was also amazing to work with beforehand, especially with all the changes that come in right before the event. Montero's Catering is a great value for such high quality food and professionalism. I highly recommend you check them out for your wedding!Sent on 10/13/2015
Montero's Restaurant, Bar and Catering's reply:Thank you so much, Lori. It was such an honor working with you and your family. We truly loved every minute of it! Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your big day.