Cantina Rooftop

4.1
1022 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Cantina Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, located on top Stage 48, 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.

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 1022 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
ambience
3.8
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Noise · Energetic
56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and really loud music. Dj booth was also very cool.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience4

Poor service by waiter.

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Shimgim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was everything!!!!! The food was so good and the music - top tier. Come ready to dance in your seat 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, drinks were too sweet. Vibes were great, very loud tho. Not really great for a date you can barely hear anyone. But super fun and energetic.

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vipPeterS
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time here. It’s quite an adventure! We had reservations and the hostess managed to screw it up. We ended up waiting 25 minutes while watching her seat other parties without reservations. Mystifying. The hostesses need some training…

Once seated the evening went well. Our server was on top of everything- got everything right - refilled waters and was very personable. The food was very good as well. RA h if us really enjoyed our dinners.

The photographer did a nice photo that cost $20 framed. A good souvenir.

Music here is loud and rhythmic - keeps the energylevel high and the entire place engaged. Loved it

We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch Birthday experience for my boyfriend and I

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Cantina! Super loud music. didn’t bother us but Just something to know before you go since some people around us were complaining. Will definitely go back! Birthday celebrations looked fun

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The restaurant was a really cute spot. The music was good, it was a fun dinner experience. Cute decor. The service was good, the waiter didn’t have much personality but he was on top of things. The drinks were very strong, and delicious which we loved. The food was not the best but we were hungry. Overall, a 7/10.

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vipDaveW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and view!

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dreea88
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun time for brunch and amazing DJs. A hot spot for birthday celebrations and drinks in pineapples.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ok experience. The brunch menu is very limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

SO much fun perfect for a birthday or if you have friends in town and you want a fun night out!

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PatrickG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was good with a very nice and attentive server. The noise level is high with music pumping by a DJ. The big issue is the prices. We ordered 3 fancy drinks and that cost us $100. The rest of our meal for 3 was another $100. All in all compared to other dining in NYC I felt what we got for $200 was sub-par. I’m told the place really hops later on, but we were there early before it got full of the bar crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was amazing just wish the tables weren’t so close

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AleerV
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Over priced for no reason, waitress rush you out to finish.

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ChrisH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went to grab lunch on our anniversary. I don’t know what I was expecting, but that was basically a nightclub during the day. The DJ was blasting music and it was so loud you couldn’t really carry on a conversation. We were also seated very close to both of the parties next to us so I guess NY’s packed dining measures are back. Food was tasty and the service was great, but the restaurant itself was not my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Ambiance was nice, perfect for date night or just a night out with friends. They take pictures of you at your table; you get 1 for free and get to buy the rest of them if you’d like. The chairs were a little uncomfortable and the air was hot but it was a hot day in nyc. The food was great, but the pitcher was way too overpriced. The waiter got my order wrong twice and i was very annoyed, other than that i would recommend the location! Definitely don’t forget to bring your iD if you plan on drinking

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KristinaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food and scenery. The DJ kept the entertain going and played up the whole vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and family enjoyed the environment of the place. Great music, great male host, great waiters, great bus boys, and overall the food and music! Just the female hostess was rude to us, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the rest of the evening. Thank you for making this occasion great!

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Daisy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and atmosphere was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantina rooftop is amazing, many places for beautiful photo ops and professional photographer available! The food and atmosphere is great for family and for adults.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El ambiente es inmejorable. La música crea una atmósfera mágica de fiesta, pero aún así, no molesta y te permite conversar . La comida buenísima y la atención super!!!
Una experiencia inolvidable.

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Vanessa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Loud music. Told there was a birthday to Alberto and was ignored. Thanks for making the day special.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent brunch experience!

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Qmanzanita
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a get-together with friends! It was so much fun and the food and drinks were delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and drinks were GREAT! Staff was prompt and friendly. Had a bit of a wait, even with a reservation, but once we got to the rooftop it was clear why. Great vibes, lovely decorations, and live music. Only complaint is that the music was a bit TOO loud--we were far from the DJ and still had to shout to be heard at times--not ideal, especially if you're on a date!

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They should tell people how loud it will be. Not a great atmosphere for dinner. Should call it a club.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was just ok.. they’re pretty pricey for the food to be so bland. I also wasn’t too fond of the noise level, the music was so loud.. you could barely hold a conversation. In fact the only thing I did like about this overpriced place was the drinks.. Margaritas are on point. The waiter just brought over our bill without be aware if are meal was concluded. We asked for another margarita and he told us “there’s a 90 minute time at the table” what?! We spent over $200 on just the two of us to make such a comment. Gratuity is included, again just for a party of 2. Save your time & money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The hosts had a rude attitude! Not very welcoming and treating guests in a very dismissal way. The server was very nice though. And when we were leaving they directed us to exit through a different stairway in a very rude way

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Dahlia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It’s a cute place but I expected much more. The ambiance and view on the rooftop wasn’t as nice as I thought.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Really fun vibes- food wasn’t great but it was good enough and drinks were good as well. Did. It get a really nice table but still enjoyed the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was okay, the music was way too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY A GREAT VIBE YOU MUST EXPERIENCE

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SusanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service slow! One of our guests ran outside to get money from her friend and they wouldn’t let her come back in the restaurant!!!! Terrible !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The waitress and staff were so friendly! Also the environment was so fun and upbeat! However, the manager had to ID us again because we looked under age, mid dinner. I was there celebrating my 24th birthday casually, not crazy or anything, and we were confused since the bouncer scanned our ID when we got in. He didn’t apologize either for interrupting our dinner, kind of ruined the mood. Food wasn’t good for the $ and neither was the drinks. I would def recommend another rooftop if you have a chance but this will do last minute.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Too expensive, view was not good

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harlemobserver
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The food was delicious!! Great location, I loved the relaxed vibe out front before you reach the rooftop. However, the music was absolutely tooooooooooo loud! They had a dj @6:30pm, blasting annoying music, making the atmosphere annoying.

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BasatC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was nice, rest was meh. Plastics everywhere - hope they’re recycling. Overall ambiance is killed for covid restrictions where as we visited a lot of nice restaurants this week, who was able to do both. Super loud music but no dancing - lol! We were given the worst table because we have 2 kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over priced food and drinks for what it is. Rooftop has views of nothing but taller buildings surrounding it. $25 chicken enchiladas I was told to be careful cause they can be “a little spicy”. I told them to make it extra spicy. I received a plate that I would describe as Gerber Babyfood levels of spice. Absurd. After you pay the included 20% tip and the photographer tries to sell you $20 picture frames, they will make you walk down 5 flights of stairs and exit through an emergency fire exit. Foolish way to treat customers right after paying. Hostess tried to convince me it wasn’t “that much” of a walk down stairs. Anyone interested in a rooftop experience by the water, avoid this place at all costs. You will not see an ounce of river or a single light from the New Jersey skyline. Will never return. Place is straight fugazzi

FAQs

Cantina Rooftop does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.1 stars by 1022 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.