Cantina Rooftop

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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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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.
What 793 People Are Saying
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MichaelB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food, great service, terrible ambiance with cheesy DJ and loud music blasting our ears.

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vipCarmenL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday. The food was very good. The service was excellent. Drinks were very good. We definitely come back.

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NickG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was great had the doughnut balls and the huevos ranchero great; service however was not good; somehow after our waiter took our appetizer order he then became the door man down stairs. We then asked one of the bus boys to get a waiter, he asked the one who was taking care of the table right next to us who actually made a scene about not serving us; he then let us sit for about another 20 mins and then sacked if someone came over of course not, he asked the same waiter who again threw his hands up and declined. Finally we requested the host to resolve the issue he immediately sent someone over; food and drinks were great; that was a blow tho

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JayT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service!

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LissyE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed rooftop cantina. The food was great and so was the atmosphere. I really enjoyed brunch and look forward to going back soon!

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vipSuannI
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fact that they play music at a civilized volume is a huge advantage. I always enjoy the waitstaff and I love the "gratuity included" billing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástica comida excelente servicio!!!!
Great Good better service

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KieraM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately, I would not recommend Cantina Rooftop to a friend. We waited for over 10 minutes after being seated for a server. It was about 5:30pm but it seemed like the staff were still trying to play catch up from their brunch crowd. This is always an awful start to any meal.

After my sisters and I were finally greeted, the server told us it wasn't even his table but he would help us. The drinks took another 10 minutes to come. Might I add we did not even get chips and salsa until our appetizers came and we had to ask for it!

Our server, never showed face or introduced himself, or apologized for his lack of service. I can only assume that the man that ended up giving us our bill and ''serving'' us was our designated server, but who knows. The drinks were just okay and overpriced, as well as the food.

Would not return.

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brookea
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Went for the bottomless brunch. Food was amazing, I got the hash brown Benedict. The drinks were also delicious and they were not shy about refilling our drinks. Only problem was that our waiter was clearly very drunk. He wiped my friend's hand inappropriately and was overall sloppy. The other waiters & busboys pretty much made up for it. It was a super fun environment and would definitely recommend for friends!

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vipDonL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cool space. More of dive bar club than a restaurant but the food was excellent. DJ was loud during Friday dinner when there was only table crowds not bar / club crowd yet. With that excellent Mexican street style food and the fair prices it could be a fun dinner pre-party crowd.

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ALEXANDRAC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing time, attentive service as usual! AND the DJ killed it as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good vibes definitely will be going back!

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vipfamily
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, friendly staff, great tasting food and good DJ also.

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JayT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Guacamole was great, desert good but the entree was awful! The music was unbearably loud. The price was too high , should not have to order entree! Don’t recommend!!!

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EwoudK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Entrance by elevator. Rooftop it is, but building is not high. DJ was playing just for himself on a ear-wrecking noise level. Just terrible. Glasses are all plastic, beer in tin cans. Waiters OK, but asking if everything is ok every 5 min is to much. Food reasonable, but not super. Value for money off-balance. Never again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The drinks were definitely amazing but the food was subpar.....I would have a better meal at Chipotle....the steak wasn’t tasty or seasoned.....the tacos weren’t that good....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Really hard to believe that they force you a 20% top on a table of 3 . We would probably had left more but just left with a bad taste.

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lowli
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and delicious food at amazing prices for NYC

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JohanL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really a nice place to go to. The food was good and tasty, and the service was really good too. We really liked the atmosphere, and so did both we as parents and our "teenager kids".

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lissettel
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!! Our waitress (2) excelente!!!! It wasmy dauther's birthday and they really make it special!! Thanks!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we came and they had obviously forgot to stop the booking, or the restaurant simply does not excist.... It was a bit in the middle of nowhere and no other restaurants nearby. Anyway this is not acceptable! I don’t trust this place and will not recommend it to anyone. The place did not at all look like the photos and this is for me an example that you can’t trust TripAdvisor.

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AddisonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Mediocre food for the price. Cocktails were strong though.

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PaolaA
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience , we had the big taco and it was so delicious. Thank you so much

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JordanH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud DJ and dance floor right next to dinning area. The food was mediocre and not worth the prices

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AmandaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for brunch on Sunday. We had a great time. The seating is a bit cramped with tables set up pretty much in long rows, which I guess makes sense to fit more people but there isn't much division between your table and the table next to you. The food was good but the portions are on the smaller side. Our waiter was super nice and the staff was very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food was definitely microwaved! nothing on mine or my lady's plate was hot.... two drinks! appetizer! two entress! 130$ not worth one cent...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My overall experience as a first time customer.... I didn’t like it at all first when my date and I arrived early we had to wait to have a table. And some of the people that was there was crazy wild the DJ was trying to get girls that was dancing and it didn’t look professional at all. And people are eating and girls are just dancing like it’s a night club. And the food was over priced for 3 little enchilada with 2 little shrimps and one little spoon of rice and beans and my partner had the same thing and without ordering enough drinks cost over $130. I just find it was weird. And for a date setting thinking a nice rooftop spot would be nice but it just turned out to be awful. I could not stand the fact that a group of screaming girls was around. Omg awful.

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WilliamK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A stunning vista and great food. Went on a Friday night which was a more party fare than I expected (or, rather, would have realized if I thought about it more).

Thus it was difficult to talk and listen in the eating area. Again, that's on me.

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AnyaL
Brighton
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Yes however service was awful, they added $10 gratuity to the bill which we were not happy about. Took 20 minutes to order, then when we were finished we sat with empty plates till we left. Asked for the bill while the food was still on our table as we couldn’t wait any longer. We were shocked at $10 being added to the bill when we wouldn’t have even given it $5

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KathyM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Great place for rooftop dining and yummy drinks

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the rooftop experience. Servers were friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place,nice energetic atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place and will continue to go back.

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DJDavis89
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun to be outside at the end of the summer!

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vipandreh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and drinks served by wonderfully friendly staff!! Great place for a party!!

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PRICEYtheatrics
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This option was picked out by my 27 year daughter in celebration of her grandmother birthday .... it was my moms 68th birthday & even though it was loud ... and not age appropriate for her and my dad since he is blind and 75 years old ... they had an amazing time ... the staff went out of their way to accommodate my dad who is blind ... the staff kept checking in on us.. the DJ EVEN GAVE HER A SHOUT OUT ... I just wanted for one day for them to enjoy the weather and ambiance....changing their NORM .... the waiter was super accommodating.... we ordered the 90 minute unlimited alcohol for 25 per person & they kept those glasses full at all times... the menu was limited but we made the best if it ...it was a truly a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FULL OF DANCING LAUGHTER & just pure enjoying a roof top IN NYC ON THE LAST DAY IF SUMMER .... I would definitely go back without them lol .... great choice to benefit all ages .... even down to the conga line & choice of variation of music genre .....

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Marz
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was rude. They said that me and my friend "did not look old enough to drink" and made a huge fuss with the manager about it, despite us having real IDs that scanned. Extremely rude.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were not informed upon making reservation at 9pm that They closed the kitchen at 9pm. They should really close their tables at 8pm if that’s the case. We were rushed into ordering and on top of it they forgot to put an order in.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They’re doing construction so it certainly effects the rooftop ambience, no one wants to see a huge building that’s in the process of being built when you’re trying to enjoy skyline views but the $25 bottomless drinks certainly made up for it. The food was okay and the portions were small. The $25 bottomless drinks would probably be the only reason I come back.