Cantina Rooftop

4.1
986 reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Cantina Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, located on top Stage 48, features an innovative Modern Mexican Cuisine by Chef Saul Montiel and expertly crafted Cocktails and Margaritas by Mixologist Daniel Barragan.

Because COVID-19 We are not accepting reservations larger than 6 people 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.
Please visit our website for more information.

Thank you for your interest in Cantina Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 986 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Energetic
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ABSOLUTELY A GREAT VIBE YOU MUST EXPERIENCE

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SusanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Service slow! One of our guests ran outside to get money from her friend and they wouldn’t let her come back in the restaurant!!!! Terrible !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

The waitress and staff were so friendly! Also the environment was so fun and upbeat! However, the manager had to ID us again because we looked under age, mid dinner. I was there celebrating my 24th birthday casually, not crazy or anything, and we were confused since the bouncer scanned our ID when we got in. He didn’t apologize either for interrupting our dinner, kind of ruined the mood. Food wasn’t good for the $ and neither was the drinks. I would def recommend another rooftop if you have a chance but this will do last minute.

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harlemobserver
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

The food was delicious!! Great location, I loved the relaxed vibe out front before you reach the rooftop. However, the music was absolutely tooooooooooo loud! They had a dj @6:30pm, blasting annoying music, making the atmosphere annoying.

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BasatC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was nice, rest was meh. Plastics everywhere - hope they’re recycling. Overall ambiance is killed for covid restrictions where as we visited a lot of nice restaurants this week, who was able to do both. Super loud music but no dancing - lol! We were given the worst table because we have 2 kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Over priced food and drinks for what it is. Rooftop has views of nothing but taller buildings surrounding it. $25 chicken enchiladas I was told to be careful cause they can be “a little spicy”. I told them to make it extra spicy. I received a plate that I would describe as Gerber Babyfood levels of spice. Absurd. After you pay the included 20% tip and the photographer tries to sell you $20 picture frames, they will make you walk down 5 flights of stairs and exit through an emergency fire exit. Foolish way to treat customers right after paying. Hostess tried to convince me it wasn’t “that much” of a walk down stairs. Anyone interested in a rooftop experience by the water, avoid this place at all costs. You will not see an ounce of river or a single light from the New Jersey skyline. Will never return. Place is straight fugazzi

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SonyaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a fun place. I bit pricey and noisy, but we had fun.

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nj617
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

First time here, not sure I’ll go back. Very pretentious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience was great and I will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food1Service1Ambience1

Wildy rude door staff. Plastic cups for buying bottle of Prosecco. Don’t waste your time here.

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MoisesG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Just didn’t like the 90 min time limit and getting reminded about it constantly. Food was good and drinks were good as well. The dj played great music but they don’t let you dance bummer 👎🏾

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Alto volumen de música, el lugar no se parece a las fotos publicadas,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and I loved it. Great energy. The CB weather was perfect the service was fast pace but no short cuts on quality. The margaritas are amazing. Just everything u need on a warm summer day. Can’t wait to come back.

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AK1256
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience1

This restaurant is perfect for those seeking a Spring Break party scene vibe. It’s not the fine dining experience as advertised. Upon entry you are seated in a vacant dark nightclub and then ushered into a crowded elevator to the rooftop dining area. I love music and dancing but this was a whole new level. The music is blaring and uncomfortably loud. Unlike some who commented we were lucky to have a great waiter who was attentive and friendly. The food was not bad but fitting with the decor and plastic drink cups. The whole experience felt like an amusement park cafeteria. The 20% forced gratuity stamped in red on the receipt was both comical and incredibly tacky as I have never experienced this before but who knows as restaurants recover from COVID perhaps happening more often. Patrons are required to exit via stairs but they will accommodate those with a disability so props for being ADA compliant/ disability friendly. Overall, I would not recommend this place to a friend, but the other guests seem to enjoy the party scene so if you’re looking for an elegant rooftop restaurant with Latin cuisine and chill ambience, look elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the energy at this place! So much great music and amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This was a horrible experience. Was there for brunch on Sunday. Terrible food, terrible service, terrible DJ blasting mediocre songs with mixing that will give you a headache. Felt rushed the moment we walked in. But after ordering and then being brought other tables’ food twice and being told by the staff that it wasn’t his problem, I finally got the correct thing served to me. But there were two of us, so we waited for the other entree that took another 5+ minutes to come out. The food was not good. Flavorless and unappetizing. It looked like cafeteria food. Nobody ever asked us if we needed another drink, not that I would have ordered anything that would have kept me there longer. After being rushed, I was the one who wanted to leave, but good luck getting the check. I asked 2 or 3 people for it and eventually was told there was an issue with the computers. This is not a place for me. It seems more like a business model designed for tourists… attractive looking venue, rooftop dinning, but high prices, low quality, rushed service, seemingly no concern for repeat business. Do yourself a favor, skip this place.

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NataliyaK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for dinner with my mom, we loved the drinks food and music. DJ was great!!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, good music, good food

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55555
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Overpriced. Expensive food and 20% tip was already included for a two persons party. The view was not as expected. The rooftop was not high enough.

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EricP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a blast love the place

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, I was late to my reservation and they still accommodated me. I ordered appetizers thinking I’d be waiting long for my entree and it ended coming expeditiously. FOOD WAS AMAZING. Loved everything about this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

To be really honest, I have never left a bad review anywhere but this one needs one. No where on the reservation did it say that your entire party has to be there to be seated. One of our friends was stuck in traffic & got there after the reservation time.... & they refused to seat us before she arrived. And THEN when she did, they refused to seat us where we had reservations. The staff was not understanding & they sat us indoors during a pandemic, when we asked to sit in open air seating so everyone would be comfortable. & everything was so expensive & the manager never came to explain their case.

I will not recommend this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome and delicious. The services was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The experience was good . However, some of the male staff was looking at my date much which I think was inappropriate.

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Sydney
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience. Good ambience, music was very loud. I didn’t mind it but if you are looking for intimidate quiet dining this is not the place. Also the drinks are expensive. Food was delicious and music was fun

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food1Service2Ambience2

Not happy foot overated

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Hplar
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

I take my mother with family to eat diner at they have good time at enjoy the food and service this is my 3rd time for me I recommend 100% this place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Awesome experience for my family music was great .. we loved the DJ we really didn’t wanted to leave but we had to let other people enjoy as well so we had to give our table away food was amazing wife wants to go back same with my 11 yr ok’d which she is hard to please thank you

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Meira
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Our waiter wasn’t nice at all, he rushed us the whole time, I didn’t feel like a guest I felt he was annoyed 😒 the whole time. They ran out of food the drinks were ok but for what they charge for food I would think you wouldn’t run out of chicken, and it was a heated roof top and I almost broke my neck walking down 6 flights of stairs in heels drunk.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!!

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BooksBrunchTravel
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The venue is nice. The vibe was good but the food however was not great. Of our party of 6 only 2 really enjoyed their food.
I(and another person) had the tres leche french toast- there was nothing "tres leche" or "french toast" about the dish.
There was also confusion as to what our options were to order a non alcoholic drink?

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AlanaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall we had a really great time and the food was great BUT the bottomless brunch is misleading. You can do the bottomless option inside the restaurant, but not in the outdoor area.

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KiaraO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Very loud, not a place for conversation. Food was subpar drinks were strong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fun atmosphere, yummy food, delicious drinks.

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Lily
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The food and energy was amazing although there was one drink "the old fashion" that was very disappointing. Also, I felt we were rushed into finishing our food and drinks .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Cinco de mayooooooo

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vipTyeshaM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The service was terrible! They rushed me and my friend (it was her birthday and the restaurant wasn't even crowded.) They took plates that we didn't say we were done with and the food wasnt good. I ordered carnitas tacos and it was mostly fat and bone. Only saving grace were the drinks. Those were delicious. Overall, our experience was terrible and I would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Way too loud for what we were hoping for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

This place was terrible. It should come with a disclaimer that if you are over 20 you should not go. It was so loud we couldn’t hear each other speak. The food was adequate but the service poor and rushed to get you out ASAP and definitely within 90 minutes. I hated the whole experience and do not recommend.

FAQs

Cantina Rooftop does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.1 stars by 986 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.