Cantina Rooftop

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684 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Cantina Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, located atop Stage 48, features an innovative Modern Mexican dinner menu and expertly crafted cocktails with a focus on Margaritas.
Reservations are strongly encouraged for the dining room.

Please visit our website for more information.

Please contact us for large groups of 9 or more. If you can not book your reservation online please e mail us at reservations@cantinarooftop.com and we will be very happy to accommodate your group.

Thank you for your interest in Cantina Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge.
Join us for Happy Hour at the Bar and Lounge, Monday thru Friday from 4-7 pm.
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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch spot!!! Amazing food and fabulous service

JH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Catalina for being so awesome. You truly made our experience much better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Suitable for Happy Hour Drinks and Loud Music - not for enjoyable dining experience. Food was very poor and service was poor.

EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Too crowded, noise level too high, can barely hear yourself talk. Seats uncomfortable . The food fair and much too expensive. Drinks way too expensive. The one good grace was they had excellent coffee and deserts. Sorry, would not recommend or ever go back.

ME
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Our waiter was very friendly. Great music. Beautiful once the sun goes down. Great food.

KS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a great ambiance. The staff was friendly, festive and attentive. The happy hour menu should be available to those who dine in the main area vs only at the bar, I mean what's Mexican after work without a happy hr! Just something to keep in mind.

DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Went for a brunch. It was okay but service could'be been better

S
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food had a unique twist on brunch with tasty options like tres leche French toast and carbonara mac and cheese. Overall, it was a fun brunch experience and the food was well worth the money.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It's recommended but not for vegetarian, as its rooftop it has good view not the BEST but they are so in rush that I order dessert and birthday celebration but our table waiter didn't know and it didn't came, of course since you in Manhattan we were in rush to visit other places. So it didn't bothered us. Other than that food was okay, ambiance is good and dance floor was energetic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal. The guacamole was outstanding! The service was phenomenal! They put a water pitcher on our table and constantly filled our glasses. I love to have access to water and not have to wait for my glass to be filled. The DJ played great music. The dance floor was constantly filled. The views from the roof were beautiful. Such a fun night!

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great place if your looking to club it up at dinner time. I don’t want to take away from the fact that it would be a great place if just the wife and I but we had the kids and wanted the nice rooftop experience as open table shows it to be and sells it as. Food was ok.

A
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was trash. The elevator wasn’t working and they didn’t have things advertised on the menu. No unlimited drinks. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.

NI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This place was a great time! The bottomless brunch was definitely worth it and we all loved the live DJ! Great for celebrating a birthday!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience there. Staff was amazing!!! They went above and beyond the entire time we were there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Very fun crowd. They play some Spanish music however it’s mostly English. If sitting on the high tops near the wall/stage facing the view people will bump into you and take pictures on top of you for the view.

Service was great, ambiance was lively, drinks and food are pretty good too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enrique was an excellent server and had delicious food, great atmosphere!

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great view from the rooftop and the setup was great too. Great food. Good cocktails. Fun experience.

m
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After being seated we didnt have a waiter for 10 minutes until I went and asked for one.

Ordered chicken enchiladas- got SHRIMP

Girlfriend ordered sauce on the side, didnt get

if youre looking for a cool spot to instagram your rooftop time, cool, but much better places- the view is not worth

if you want to actually eat mexican food- AVOID this place

KB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was not as good as expected and much too expensive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for a bachelorette lunch kinda thing and my friend was very surprised and loved the music!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch was great! They were very accommodating, just a little warm. Outside the sun hits you directly. But everything else was awesome.

DA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to celebrate any event. I was there for bday celebration. Since it was hot the staff accommodated our request to sit in the shade by moving the retractable terrace roof a little bit more. Wonderful staff!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Wouldn’t go again

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was awesome! I came for brunch for my 30th and everyone was great. They kept refilling your glasses without asking and the music was amazing! Would def come back here again!!!

BL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There is almost no tables in the shade, so during August it was difficult to enjoy the food and drinks for brunch because it was so hot! They have a retractable roof, but they only pulled it out a little and only about 3 tables had shade. This would be great during the day, in others months

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation for my friends birthday for 9 pm by the time we got seated it was 9:30 and then we were rushed because kitchen closes at 9:45. They were literally moving tables away while we were eating and basically rushed out of the table so they could convert to a lounge. We spent $300 and had our table for basically 45 min. Despite dinner we stayed for the lounge after spending $300 for a 45 min dinner that was rushed we were told we needed to buy bottles to have a reserved section we bought additional drinks and hookah and then were kicked out of our seats/section for someone who purchased a bottle when at that point we spent over $500 in like 2 hours. Never again!

IO
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food portions could be better. Overall had a great time.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere really nice and good music. The food was good and so was the service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Literally amazing everything! Wow! Will do again ;)

DD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice, popular roooftop restaurant with great atmosphere. Converts into a nightclub after 10PM. Food is a little bit pricey vs quality/quantity. Drinks were very good. Mostly millennial clientele with a few baby boomers here and there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went here thinking it was a chill rooftop restaurant. Celebrating our 3 year anniversary. Wanted a nice dinner before seeing a broadway show. It was advertised as a reservation only, relaxed environment.

I get there and the music is incredibly loud. I can here it on the elevator from the first floor of the building. Get to the rooftop, the music is blasting, girls are twerking on the tables, took my waiter 15 min before bringing water. Another 10 before taking my order. The food is okay. The drinks are good The tip is included which is nice.

The restaurant is cramped. You can’t really move. There’s also a DJ telling everyone to scream every ten minutes.

I just wish it were advertised as a party rooftop rather than a “relaxed ambiance”. Then we would’ve gone elsewhere.
But if you’re looking for a party restaurant then check it out.

TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

But only if they wanted somewhere drink and dance. Don’t go on a Friday after work for dinner with the hopes of being able to have a conversation- way too loud (like, DJ yelling and “party sirens” going off constantly).

TB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Strawberry mojito number one. Food was awesome.

NP
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Didn’t appreciate the 20% Tip added to my bill for a party of 2!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot but gets super millenial after 9 pm

A
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a fun evening with good food and nice view of the city skyline.

E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

4 flight walk up not noted anywhere
If you can make the climb the food was great and service was excellent

JH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

So this is not as it looks or described. We understand the elevator was out of service no problem. Climb 4 fights for amazing views! What view ? There was other rooftops and the menu “supposedly” changes every Sunday so what we saw online was not available. The waiter was super nice the food was bland. Not a return for us

n
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

To begin my experience, my sister and I were running 15 minutes late due to the play getting out later than expected I called and said I was one block away and they told me that they gave away my table. The girl was not very nice on the phone and I probably should’ve turned around and never gone there at all. The food And drinks were just Ok and the service was not very friendly.
Overall I was disappointed as it was a special birthday dinner for my sister that I also mentioned in my reservation which was ignored

JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I hope this was his name.....Pineda was GREAT. If the service he provided was ANY indication of the service one can expect..... I will be back often. Having worked in the industry in numerous capacities I am well aware of reasonable expectations. The gentleman was energetic and very attentive to my guest and I. THANK YOU to him. I always was very impressed with the food.

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