Cantina Rooftop

4.2
911 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
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 911 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The music is way too loud. It’s cool it’s a rooftop and all, but as a previous rooftop manager of another establishment, the extra loud music should be an evening attraction. Brunch-people are hung over, tired, catching up with friends and family, and can barely hear each other talk with the loud music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Extremely noisy, advertised as outdoors and it was not, poor ambience. Was like being in a club at 11am. Great if you want to get smashed in the morning, but not what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

horrible it was so bad it was not covid SAFE NOT SAFE NOT SAFE

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday brunch was great. Kevin our server was wonderful and knowledgeable with questions about food and drinks. The decor was just lovely for pics. Spicy margaritas were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The waiter was very rude to me and my guests And the staff was rushing us out when they were plenty of other people sitting still and drinking

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AliciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

The service was outstanding I must say, but I was highly disappointed in the ambiance and scenery. I specifically booked reservations here because their pictures on Instagram looked beautiful with a fun atmosphere and open rooftop with colorful umbrellas. When I showed up, it looked completely different and the rooftop was totally closed, I really thought I was in the wrong place. As I was sitting in my seat, I even had to look up the Instagram page again to compare pictures and address to make sure I was where I was supposed to be. It was a friends first time in NYC and I wanted to make a great impression with an amazing view of the city. Their pictures on Instagram are EXTREMELY misleading and they do not clarify the real setup. Very disappointed I brought my friend here for her first NYC visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice experience for the first time. Hostess and waiter (Alberto) were attentive. Food were great. Ordered the Red Snapper!!! It was delicious! Got a gift at the end...unexpected..treat / tip your waiter well.

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TikkiT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, decorated so cute for Valentines Day. I felt very safe and they had a dj but weren’t blasting the music. I could hear my conversation with my date.

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JessicaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had a great time. Very fun and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

NEVER BOOK THIS PLACE! We booked a bottomless brunch which they failed to mention is no longer available. They claim it’s because of COVID but that’s not actually a legitimate claim. Most bars and restaurants are still doing it. The drinks were mostly sour mix and the pitchers are only about 4 drinks worth which is more expensive than buying them separately. The food was bland and overall, is very expensive. Don’t waste your time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Do yourself a favor and keep looking. This was our 5th time coming here by over the past 3 years and we were excited about to come out tonight as it’s the first night allowed for indoor dining in a while, but we were severely disappointed. No matter how far in advance you book the reservation, they will put you in a horrible spot with zero views and save multiple open tables for “VIP” guests (2nd time in a row this has happened). Service is EXTREMELY slow and the only time you do see your server is when he’s reminding you it’s a 90 minute seating. Used to be a great spot for after work drinks and special occasion dinners. Atmosphere has really gone down, and the quality of food for the premium prices they now charge just isn’t worth it. Place has turned into a insta story trap for basic white girls lying about it being their birthday to get the DJ to play the most annoying birthday song every spliced together for the 7th time in 30 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience4

Love this place to visit but store hours didn’t reflect on the reservation that day.

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vipShannonB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So nice to actually have loud birthday fun out during Covid. Atmosphere was a blast and brunch food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me ayudaron con mi sorpresa de compromiso muy amables y cordiales

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vipAshleigh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service sucked. The worst service we have experienced going out any where in the city since Covid started. Server never came back to our table after taking drink and app order and when we finally found him for our dinner order he pointed to the 90 minute limit and walked away without taking our order. He was too busy taking care of the table that arrived some time before us and stayed after us (and we were there for 110 minutes since it took so long to pay the check. He was rude, didn’t listen to any of our orders or requests and never came back to find out multiple things were wrong. Music was so loud we had to yell at each other and still couldn’t hear to have a convo. Tables were def not 6 feet apart where there was no barrier. It was uncomfortably crowded. The only good thing about this was the food for the dishes that were right. Will not be returning here as long as Covid exists when there are other places that deserve our money that provide better service and feel safer.

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BlakeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food wasn't good, but it looked nice. I wouldn't recommend, but if you're looking for a chill night with at a nice place, then it could be cool.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Dj was awesome modelos promotion night. Drinks were great food was good. They followed all covid protocols, a bit loud to hear the waiter but an amazing experience. No discount for birthday though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly service, clean, great ambient, awesome music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Went for my birthday, so disappointed! The place was packed, even with the plastic hanging dividers, every table should not be filled, no distancing. It was 4 of us and the table was so small, more like for 2 people. The noise level was too high, felt like I was in a club; barely could hear the waiter. The wine was served in a plastic cup. Where’s the elevator? Too many stairs to get to the top, and the stairs are narrow. The food was very poor taste and quality, the pork and beef tacos were barely seasoned. The chicken fajita dish had too many peppers and onions, and they were big pieces, not finely cut. The only thing I recommend is the guacamole and this cheesy dip. This spot is more for afterwork appetizers and drinks if anything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun, free shots and a lot of margaritas and really delicious food ✨ we even got a photo of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Super unprofessional manager and stuff. We are ordered pinch of mimosa and waiter said it's 32$, but at the check it's 60$ !!!! They don't put in the menu real prize f some drinks. Never come back again.

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AJMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s fun & vibrant. Great food. Great people. The DJ plays some good music. It keeps you in a good mood. 👌🏼

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AdrianaA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my friend here from NJ and we loved it here! Definitely a fun rooftop experience even in November. The staff was amazing and very friendly. However, they were out of guac and at times the music was a little overwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt safe and was still warm and the area was well ventilated. Food and oh the drinks were super yummy...with all the Covid restrictions it was nice to be in a great environment..

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Biana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had to leave because they were not letting anyone gets drinks unless everyone ordered, the food was overpriced and some of the workers were rude. All we had were nachos and the check came out to $25 because they included gratuity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The host was nasty and wasn’t very welcoming , she was on the restaurant level , once we got upstairs my server made it better for me . I wouldn’t visit again though , too many restaurants to deal with unfriendly folks

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Dame
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice and fun environment. A little pricey but good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for 3pm but restaurant had changed opening times to 4pm without notice so was unable to be seated.

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GingerA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall and super COVID safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been here before for brunch and it was great so decided to come back for my friends 21st birthday but we were kind of disappointment to have gotten the check so quickly. We were only there for an hour and half but due to COVID it’s understandable. Overall, the good and service, food and drinks were great!!

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vipNoms101
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend had an amazing birthday here, thank you for making the night so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
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
4 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
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Waiting before sitting despite reservations

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vipJennieM
San Francisco
8 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!

FAQs

Cantina Rooftop does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.2 stars by 911 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.