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Because COVID19 We are not accepting reservations larger than 6 persons or any combination of parties of 6 people.
Reservations are strongly encouraged for the dining room.
all Reservations on the rooftop must have a Complete Dinner Meal.
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Thank you for your interest in Cantina Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Serrano, Onion, Tomato, Cilantro & Lime
Steak & Eggs
Flank steak, roasted shishito salsa, crispy potatoes, sunny side up eggs
I've lived in NYC for 20 years and I have never walked out of a restaurant before ordering, but the service in this restaurant was absolutely unacceptable, and that is exactly what I did.
The waiter was unbelievably rude, putting his hand in my dinner companion's face & waving it and yelling at us when we tried to order.
The pretty images that you see online give you no indication that this place crams as many people as it possibly can into it. There is no rooftop view. The music is so loud you have to yell at the person across from you. There is poor cellphone connection so you can't even see the menu (no paper menus) while you are waiting for the terrible service.
If you are thinking of of dining here, my advice would be "don't do it."
Amazing environment. Portion size for guacamole way to small. We wanted the birthday dessert platter they didn’t have it. Only had one dessert.
Our server was amazing along with the food and the drinks, got all three colors of skull mugs as the margaritas were delicious!
At first a bit loud, but the DJ softened the music a bit and after a margarita or two we were dancing in our seats. Good drinks, excellent guacamole and tacos.
This is a bad restaurant. Please burn and break it
Saying goodbye to a friend moving
My reservation was at 3pm and have to wait over 20 mins downstairs because they weren’t ready.
It was a nice lunch. However, the menu was very small. Not a lot of variety. If your looking for the whole mexican food /drinks experience this is not it . Very nice ambience and i loved the umbrellas. Overall they offered great service, although not what I expected .
Phenomenal experience!!!! I love the vibe, food & service!!! I can’t complain. I took my best friend for her birthday & im going again to take my next friend for her birthday! Cant get enough of this place. 10/10 I would recommend.
The food was not very good and the service was pretty terrible. They brought our entrees before our apps. We also ordered Mexican corn and it came out extremely watery, as if they had just emptied a can of corn into a bowl and threw some cheese on it. They also rushed us off the table, and literally picked up our coats and made us get up.
Where to begin with this place! If you get Oscar as a server leave! Food isn’t great either! So we heard the hype about this place and wanted to check it out. Made a reservation for 2 people for the rooftop in the afternoon and still had to wait online to get upstairs since you have to wait for the elevator. Once we finally got to see the umbrellas, only thing worth for the pic, we were seated. Me and my girlfriend wanted to just have drinks and share appetizers as we’ve usually done in many NYC restaurants. We asked for guacamole and ceviche and two drinks. Our server Oscar insisted that guacamole wasn’t food and that we needed two main dishes . We sat there looking dumbfounded, canceled the guacamole order and ask for octopus instead along with the ceviche. Later we realized gratuity was added to the bill, and that Oscar was just trying to get us to order more food so he can get a bigger tip. Worst service so far in the city, and the food was just ok. I wouldn't eat here again. Tourist trap! Why do you need good service when you get a tip regardless! Don’t go!
There were a couple of mishaps like waiting about 7 mins standing for our table to be ready, and waiting for 1 friends food to arrive while the rest of 5 of us already had our food however waiter Michael really made everything worth while! He was of very great cheer even while busing numerous tables! Michael checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed! He also helped us sing happy birthday to my husband and he was very happy while doing so! We really appreciated it!
Decent food. It’s nice the way they set it up. Great sangria. But very loud. Good if you are young. Dj playing music lots of birthday parties
Birthday brunch. We had a great time.
The food is always great i want happy with the pitcher of margarita was not good it tasted like only margarita mix i had to send it back
I don't know the name of the Hispanic man who was checking people in downstairs but I guess he didn't want to take the temperature of my ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN party. He handed the thermometer to the AFRICAN AMERICAN janitor and let him do it. If we didn't have to make reservations at every restaurant I would have left IMMEDIATELY. IT IS SAD THAT DURING AN ERA OF BLM a Hispanic would act this way.
Great ambience and atmosphere and scenery. Setting is lively. Would be better with more options on dinner menu and specials on drinks
Poor quality food for high price.
Expected to be more spacious in COVID. Some staff was wearing mask below the nose. I wanted to go here thinking a rooftop would be airy and social distanced. I had the opposite experience.
The atmosphere is amazing, the music is really good just a little bit too loud, it’s like you gotta scream to talk to your friends etc... but besides that the food, the service is amazing. The drink named COCO LOCO is amazing !!! the ceviche, the nachos are so good!! I will definitely come back again with my fiancé
Everything was amazing drinks/food/music; will come back again .
I really enjoyed my visit to Cantina. The rooftop is really nice and i think the restaurant has done a really good job of spacing out tables and making everyone feel safe. The food was great and the drinks were really tasty. My bill was very reasonable for a NYC restaurant. My only compliant is the music was super loud and it was hard for me to catch up with my friend because we could barely hear each other. This place is nice as long as you didn't come to talk lol.
Violated NYC dining orders when it started raining. Closed roof and entire space so it was no longer outdoor dining. Reporting them
I have a great time food and drink were good
food was very good and the service was efficient! it was a beautiful rooftop!
Great vibe and service. Dj was on point. Nice view. Drinks were amazing. Do people who make food there even try?
The tacos are so goooood must go! The place itself is beautiful and the dj is cool and you should definitely go if it’s your birthday! Nice loud energetic happy birthday announcement.
We had a great brunch! The environment was beautiful and the DJ was lit. Definitely would go again.
Would def recommend. Food was amazing and so were the drinks!
There are better spots, for a better value, overall good to experience at least once, prices are too high for what it actually is
Fun, fun, fun!! And a limited but tasy menue. If you are going out to have deep conversations, this is not the place since it is way to loud for that. But for a fun night with friends feeling safe (great Covid solutions in place) - this is the place.
Great music and vibe
The entree was overpriced & it didn’t include the cost of the side. For a two person table they automatically included $23 gratuity which I’ve never seen before. The food wasn’t worth the price. The music was super loud, I could barely hear the person I was with. The drink were also overpriced and very watered down.
Food was good. Service forgot our drinks. Guacamole was the best. Tacos, good. Overall, good.
I was expecting more from this restaurant. We arrived and were sat down at a table that wasn’t sturdy so we asked to be moved to another table and if the umbrellas they had for shade would be opened and we were told no, while the other side of the rooftop was sitting with umbrellas opened for shade. That was strike 1. Strike 2 was when we ordered our food and asked what the happy hour menu was and/or if they had any deals we were told “there is no happy hour” when on Yelp, Open Table and Google it stated Happy Hour was from 4-7 and it was 4:45. Waitress said “not today” I asked “so when is it?” She replied “on Tuesday for Taco Tuesday”. Either way, it wasn’t listed anywhere on any sites/apps. Menu stated there were flavored margaritas, waitress checked with the bar and they said no flavored margaritas today, another false advertisement. I asked for a refill on my margarita right when the food arrived, I didn’t receive it until the bill came by then it served no purpose. Tacos weren’t great, but the nachos were absolutely delicious!!
I wouldn’t go back. Just wasn’t worth it. If you’re looking for one drink and then to head home sure go ahead, if not don’t bother.
100% recomendado. Tengo que volver ❤️❤️🌚
Everything was great
I am definitely coming back. They had a DJ playing awesome music. Beautiful and vibrant umbrella decorations. The Baja tacos were phenomenal. $27 bottomless sangria and mimosas! I don't think any other place in the city has as great of service at the moment. Thank you for making my birthday special!
Poor food selection.
Weak, watered down drinks.
Not so good experience, the tables and chairs move a lot because of the floor, the waiters are very pushy and don’t let you eat, the push there menu even if you not done with your food. The food was good. Also the music was too loud.
Cantina Rooftop does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.2 stars by 864 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.