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Eat, Drink & Vibe at Cantina Rooftop! - Cantina Rooftop, New York, NY

Cantina Rooftop

4.1
4.1
1286 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Cantina Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, located on top HK Hall, features an innovative Modern Mexican Cuisine by Chef Saul Montiel and expertly crafted Cocktails and Margaritas by Mixologist Daniel Barragan.

We do 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 957-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Saul Montiel

  • Private party contact

    Gavin Stephenson: (212) 957-1800

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    11th & 12th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 7 PM.

  • Public transit

    Located at 48th street off the corner of 11th avenue. Accessible by C/E Trains to 50th street, #1 train to 49th Street or F/V/B/D to 47-50th Rockefeller Center or M50 Bus.

  • Entertainment

    Latin and World Music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,286 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. K

    Keyanap

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Went out for my birthday and let’s start out by saying Drinks are over priced and watered down , the dj was all over the place playing Spanish music to American to Christmas music it didn’t catch the attention of the crowd the portion sizing of the food is little to nothing compared to the price that you are paying . The busser kept trying to clear the table even after explaining that we were not done eating . I did like the atmosphere it was probably the only thing to compliment . Overall I’d give this place a 3/10 don’t know if I’d go back or recommend for anyone to go very overrated .
  2. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The place is nice if you're ready to party. If you want to go somewhere and eat with light music in the background, well this is not the place for you. The music should start low in the early afternoon and then gradually get louder as night-time comes. The drinks are a bit expensive for the amount of drink but not bad for New York. Its a nice place.
  3. K

    Kappoka

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great music!!!everyone is friendly and welcoming.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was a blaaast! Highly recommend the piñata :d
  5. AB

    ArjenB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible place. We left after 3 minutes inside, because of the loud noise of a DJ playing Mexican music. Tables are close to each other. The promised view was nowhere to be found. Also you have to order by QR code, no service for these prices though. First and last time for us.
  6. s

    strngstchrm

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    If you’re looking to have a day party club experience for brunch, this is it, complete with a photographer that goes around from table to table selling photos of you that they take, a DJ, plastic cups for overpriced drinks, and thoroughly underwhelming dishes.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great location, parking on the street is available after 7pm. Seated right away with OpenTable reservation. Friendly staff and quick service. Once ordered, food was out in 10-15 mins on a busy Saturday night. Loud music. Open rooftop. Dance floor and great energy!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The drinks were very good and the music and atmosphere was very energetic making it a great experience the service was also attentive
  9. WL

    WynterL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Unfortunately I had a piece of bone in my tacos and my daughter was served a margarita with a dead fly in it.
  10. JR

    JennyR

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    La comida malísima, servida fría desde la entrada o sea muy lindo en Instagram pero la realidad es otra.
  11. SF

    SherikaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cantina was such a vibe. The food was absolutely amazing and tasty ! The cocktails were so great and I was shocked that the food & drinks came so fast after ordering . The music was a vibe & ambience also customer service impeccable!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Everything was great until they brought us the check.. we wanted to stay longer and order more drinks but apparently the server said that there’s a time limit and there was people waiting outside.. there was clearly a bunch of empty tables around us and and i didn’t see no people waiting when we left as well.. really disappointed because it was a really cool place and I wanted to come back with a group of friends but after that… i am definitely not coming back it really killed my mood when they brought the check
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not scenic at all like the pictures. Very low rooftop with little scenery. Not my scene. Very loud music and couldn't hear each other talking. Staff was nice and helpful. Food was small portions and we left hungry because we were ready to get out of there. Nothing bad happened it just wasn't our vibe.
  14. d

    dani

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    Could be a fun place & experience but the food was terrible with little flavor.
  15. D

    Drinksatdinnerareamust

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We had a reservation and they insisted we had to sit in a corner under the speaker even though the entire restaurant was empty. We couldn’t even hear the waiter so finally we were moved to a different table and the restaurant was never even halfway filled by the time we left. The food was mediocre at best and we left most of it uneaten. Service was slow. It looks so cute and pictures but I would not recommend going there
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the best birthday celebrations we have had !!
  17. WA

    WilliamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg I love it definitely. I’ll back Nice people nice ambient. Everything was great
  18. A

    Anon

    Oxford

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe in this place. Loved the DJ. Food and drink excellent. My friend and I are in our 60’s and were the youngest by a year or two! but loved it. If we ever manage to visit New York again we’ll be back.
  19. JR

    JanR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Great food, venue and staff. The music played on the saturday 2:00pm time was horrible. It ruined the experience.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my boyfriend birthday!!!!! He loved everything. He said that the food was amazing & the drinks was to die for!!!! His favorite was the piñata surprise in the end!!!! Thank you again for an amazing time there!
  21. J

    John

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was overpriced and very average. You pay for the environment. Chairs are very uncomfortable, and tables are tiny for four people.
  22. K

    Kjlm

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Food was not great … drinks was ok. They automatically include the max percentage for tip on your bill. The service was not 100%. Would not be going back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Too load. Not enough servers
  24. DG

    DaveG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The music from the bar area was piped into the dining area at dance floor levels for some inexplicable reason, since people were sitting and eating, not trying to dance.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    VERY loud venue. There was a DJ the night we were there that we were not expecting. I thought the food was ok, but my husband didn’t like it at all. Very cool rooftop decor.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Above average Mexican food, pitchers of drinks, pinyata dessert. 4 star
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch for husband
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience5
    It was my birthday brunch. Although the service from my server was amazing, a mistake happened that (working in the service industry) we figured the reute
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brussels sprouts, tacos and well really everything we ordered was amazing! Service was great and the vibe and music was excellent!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say everything was perfect. From the decor to the food and Dj was great. We had a wonderful time. We dance while waiting for our food. The atmosphere was spot on. So much energy. We took lots of pictures
  31. SA

    SandyA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was delicious but waiting to put in drink waiting to get water waiting to ORDER our entrees…. Too much waiting and not enough fun. Thought the water was sympathetic when they ran out of deserts and he offered the birthday boy another drink… that he added to the bill… also no where anywhere is it posted that the max way you split a check is on 2 cards. After being there 3 hours no way was I bothering with venmo!! Not sure if I will revisit honestly!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Moms birthday
  33. LP

    LynPal

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Omg! Love this find in NYC! So fun!!! The staff is a lot of fun! They will dance and laugh with you!!! There is a DJ and a small dance floor, but it’s a restaurant so the whole family can go!!! It’s a lot of fun!!
  34. G

    Gertie23

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Was excited to try this place. However, would never return. I loved the vibe and decor but was absolutely soured by the food and prices. I was charged $6 for a glass of soda water and the gratuity was included already for our small party but not highlighted at all or said by staff so in the loud and dark space, I didn’t notice until after I had tipped another 22% and left. I love a gratuity included restaurant IF you make patrons aware. Food was fine but very lackluster for price. Unless you only care about vibe, this is not the spot.
  35. ED

    EmerD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food and ambience were great. Fab views over the city too. Really glad we stumbled across Cantina Rooftop!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance! Everyone is kind and attentive. Great location. The food was spectacular!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andres is an Amazing server. Service was excellent and the music was wonderful
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We left after drinks and cocktails. The music was so loud it was impressively to communicate with people even next to you at the table
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiter Zerafín provided an excellent customer service. The guacamole tasting, carne asada and sangria were DELICIOUS. The salmon was plain with no flavor. The atmosphere was outgoing along with the music. I’m definitely coming back.
  40. LJ

    LonJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Discovered this restaurant on social media & decided to give it a try. Everything was amazing my friends and I were very impressed! The place was CLEAN (cleanest NYC bathrooms I've ever used), the rooftop view was beautiful & the food/drinks were DELICIOUS. I was pleasantly surprised with everything we ate. We got the Guacamole sampler, they were all delicious. All the food was authentic and flavorful. The staff was pleasant, attentive & fun! We went for Saturday Brunch, although it was not bottomless they did offer pitchers & the drinks were fairly priced for NYC. Can't wait to come back here!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.1 stars by 1286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
Google Map for Cantina Rooftop

605 West 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    11th & 12th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available after 7 PM.

  • Public transit

    Located at 48th street off the corner of 11th avenue. Accessible by C/E Trains to 50th street, #1 train to 49th Street or F/V/B/D to 47-50th Rockefeller Center or M50 Bus.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Saul Montiel

  • Entertainment

    Latin and World Music

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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