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Cantina Rooftop

4.2
877 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Cantina Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, located atop Stage 48, features an innovative Modern Mexican Cuisine by Chef Saul Montiel and expertly crafted Cocktails and Margaritas by Mixologist Daniel Barragan.

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.
Please visit our website for more information.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 877 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
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4.3
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4.0
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Brunch menu sucks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A seriously incredible experience! We went here on the recommendation of a friend and it truly was so excellent! Wonderful service, awesome food, and what an amazing thing to dine on a rooftop in midtown. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. Very attentive and nice.

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vipafshawall
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

There was food residue on my fresh plate, table was sticky, etc. – it was very clear that they're not taking cleaning measures seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waiting before sitting despite reservations

JM
vipJennieM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience2

First time at the Cantina Rooftop. The waiter was rude and very impatient. The environment was super loud and crowded. Food and drink was delicious ended up taking it to go. Just a suggestion ask the customer if it's their first time there before assuming of the menu rules for the restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love that it was still warm regardless of being up on the rooftop. Some prices are a stretch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible management

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Energetic place! Get ready to shake it while you’re eating!

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TamileeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was good, the food was amazing but our server needs more training or help because he took too long to bring out our drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I traveled from Texas and the food was absolutely disappointing. No flavor, no seasoning and it made my friend and I sick. The waitress was super sweet and nice. I don’t like how they include gratuity in the bill already. I will not be coming back.

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vipxNYxDinerx
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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."

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vipStillWaiting
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Small portions average drinks marginal service. We won’t repeat this mistake

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AnaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing environment. Portion size for guacamole way to small. We wanted the birthday dessert platter they didn’t have it. Only had one dessert.

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Lexcue
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing along with the food and the drinks, got all three colors of skull mugs as the margaritas were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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IHateYou
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a bad restaurant. Please burn and break it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Saying goodbye to a friend moving

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My reservation was at 3pm and have to wait over 20 mins downstairs because they weren’t ready.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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 .

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AnjieS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SonamK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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.

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Rarafitness
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipjoer
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. We had a great time.

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vipErikaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and atmosphere and scenery. Setting is lively. Would be better with more options on dinner menu and specials on drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Poor quality food for high price.

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Chris
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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LuisV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing drinks/food/music; will come back again .

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SC1206
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Violated NYC dining orders when it started raining. Closed roof and entire space so it was no longer outdoor dining. Reporting them

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have a great time food and drink were good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very good and the service was efficient! it was a beautiful rooftop!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great vibe and service. Dj was on point. Nice view. Drinks were amazing. Do people who make food there even try?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Breanna
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great brunch! The environment was beautiful and the DJ was lit. Definitely would go again.

FAQs

Cantina Rooftop does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.2 stars by 877 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.