Roca Roja Cantina
With two unique floors, First floor- upscale Mexican restaurant and Second floor- casual open air Cantina, there is something for all!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Corn tortilla, roasted black beans, cheese. Roasted chicken, flank steak. Accompanied with fruit ceviche
Refried beans, melted jack cheese, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole cream. Plain, roasted chicken, flank steak. Accompanied with fruit ceviche
Great choice for next level mexican type cuisine. The outside seating is awesome. Service is very good.
Kitchen times were a little slow, but the food was worth the wait and service was great!!!
Our second visit to this restaurant. Maybe they were having some kitchen/staffing issues this time. Food was very slow to arrive, however the view is pretty good from the outside porch.
Food is delicious, great service and beautiful outdoor seating options
We enjoyed the food and the employees were very nice
A surprise. The shrimp crevice was great followed by mole enchiladas a d pastor tacos. Great service in lieu of trying times to secure a waiting staff. Appreciated how all staff members stepped in to assist from drinks to courses. A pleasant surprise - both food/service!
Been here multiple times - best (and only) SoCal Mexican food in the strand. Wait staff is enthusiastic about the food which speaks well for the chef. Great food with a great view outside.
Had a great dinner here! The chips and queso were so tasty we almost skipped dinner. We had the tacos dorados and tacos el pastore and both were large and quite tasty. Tim our server was incredibly helpful addressing a food allergy and providing suggestions for dessert.
Our margaritas were excellent and we look forward to returning and indulging our taste buds soon!
Very good margaritas and shrimp tacos. Our friends really enjoyed the chicken tortilla soup. And our server Jason was attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. We'll be back.
The food is outstanding and we love being able to sit outside and watch the marsh while we eat.
Food is ok. Service was very good and the outside balcony seating is very nice.
We sat on the deck with an amazing view at sunset.
The waiter came over and asked what we wanted to drink. We asked what was offered for happy hour (we saw a sign when entered). He told us the deck didn’t qualify for happy hour drinks!!! We asked why and he didn’t know. So he checked and came back and said it’s only offered upstairs where the band is playing. Not cool.
The food was amazing and the drinks were tasty. Our waiter was great. It’s pretty pricey for what you get but overall a great place to go.
Good food, nice view.
Food is excellent! Service was great! They had a fun DJ playing 80smusic! We had some margaritas and danced a bit.
I recommend the Roca as a great fun place with good food!
Good location, very good service and food was great.
Our favorite new spot!! Josh is the best we will ask for him everytime. Jill upstairs is wonderful as well. You won’t get a better view in town
Amazing food! Wow! I’ve waited all summer to try this place and wish I hadn’t! Love the staff, location, ambience and especially the food!!!!!
I did not know about this place, took my wife there for dinner and it was just a nice experience! Living in the beach can be a drag with wait times but not this place! Food was great service was great we had a blast! Highly recommended!!
Beautiful view outside dining, salsa for chips very small, guacamole appetizer very bland. Steak in fajitas very good. Had confusion on order but maybe no ones fault. Asked for steak and chicken fajitas and received two orders one of steak and one of chicken so too much food and too much money - just wanted one order of chicken and steak. No pitchers of beer available - only small glass and wasn’t chilled glass or mug. Waiter very friendly and efficient,
Slow service was expected so the waitress was good. We ate upstairs for Happy Hour. Should have gotten the happy hour nachos instead of the entree, there is enough to share.
Fantastic food. Great drinks. Exceptional service. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed the outdoor seating overlooking Cherry Grove Marsh. Excellent server. Had the local catch tacos (cobia) delicious. House margarita with fresh squeezed lime, queso dip has chorizo and is a generous portion. Chips were tasty and just the right thickness for dipping.
It was excellent from start to finish. Food is fresh and homemade and you can tell. Our server was fantastic and everything was very timely. Love the setting and view and the upstairs looked great for a girls night out. Will be back for sure.
The food was amazing! The wait staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Will definitely go again!
The BEST Mexican food I've ever had!! Amazing drinks and the food was not your typical cheese slide Mexican. Unique and fresh ingredients in both the drinks and the food. Staff was super nice too!!
Food could have been warmer, seemed to have been under heat lamps perhaps and couple dinners were better than others. Plentiful portions. Very nice outside patio with a view. Would go back and try again next time in town.
Atmosphere, drinks. Appetizers and live music - all good.
Food and service poor.
Was very disappointed!!! Horrible time management with reservations.. the salsa was good and cheese dip…Our meals were cold and not very tasty
So here’s the thing. This restaurant is outstanding! When it first opened, definitely there were issues… Covid related issues! We locals are missing out if we don’t support this restaurant. The food is excellent, The location is perfect what a beautiful view of the marsh, the wait staff friendly and efficient. All of our restaurants have suffered with a lack of staffing. We need to show them grace and support them. It was five of us and we all were delighted with the food and the drinks!
This was our second time eating at this restaurant. The food is always good once they get the order correct. This time the flank steak was cooked well done when ordered medium. Well done flank steak is extremely tough. The flank steak is still tough with medium but at you can eat it. We made reservations for dinner. The restaurant was empty with only one party inside. The outside porch had 5 tables occupied. The hostess needs more experience in greeting customer manager upon arrival. We had to wait 10 minutes while the hostess said the table was being cleaned. We could see a table that the other hostess was cleaning. However when we were taken to the table, we didn’t sit at the one that was being cleaned. We were seated at one of the many empty tables. Why make us wait for a table to be cleaned when it was not even the table we were going to. Overall the restaurant is okay. The management needs to work on ensuring the kitchen gets the order correct and needs to work on the hostess receiving customers better when they walk in the door.
Great place for authentic Mexican. The fundido was excellent with homemade chorizo. We had enmodoladas and camarones al mezcal- both were delicious. The wait staff was very passionate about the menu which speaks well of the chef. I am local and will be back.
The food is amazing! The view is amazing! The service was excellent The first time, and fair The second time
First visit. Was not disappointed. Server Joshua was amazing. Very informative and attentive. Complimented his chef and co-workers. Great overall experience. Would recommend. Ask for Joshua!
Nice atmosphere.....generous portions.....the fresh fish tacos and the shrimp tacos were delicious.
What had a great meal overlooking the marsh. The food was delicious and our server Josh was excellent.
Food was good. Waitor was good. Management was rude and unprofessional. Overpriced.
Reservation was at 7:30. At 8:05 we left because no server ever came to our table. The food is great…if you can get it. Very disappointed. Left and went to a different restaurant.
First time and it was nice. Good food! Will be back!
Been to Roco Roja Cantina a few times food and service are awesome
Pleasantly surprised with the authentic cuisine. The staff was very polite and accommodating. The steaks were cooked perfectly! The entrée description should note that the rice and beans are mixed together and whether condiments, such as sour cream, are topped. That was the only negative comment among our party. Other than that, they were pleased with their meal.
Roca Roja Cantina is rated 4.3 stars by 186 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.