Cantina Rooftop

4.1
1057 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.

ALL CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES MUST BE VACCINATED TO ENTER CANTINA ROOFTOP.
Thank you for your interest in Cantina Rooftop Restaurant and Lounge.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff 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 1057 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar para pasarlo en grupo, la música , el ambiente y la comida son inmejorables!! Lo recomiendo al 1,000%
Enhorabuena!!

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vipChelseaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

With the right group & right occasion, this could be a fun spot. But to catch up with a friend, it’s simply too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The food and service was awesome. The tacos were some of the best we’ve had. Thanks for making this birthday dinner one to remember. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service the music was good. Don’t come here if you want to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated a bachelorette party. The decor and ambiance were amazing. The DJ had such a fun range of songs. Definitely recommend the piñata celebration dessert!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience with my sisters celebrating my birthday. The drinks were super and the food amazing! Our server David 100% the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my birthday and was great. Hospitality was great and food was great. Highly recommend.

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vipMariZach
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was our third time dining here. The first two times were pleasant but things were quieter then during the high point of Covid. This time they packed us in like sardines. The tables were no more than 8 inches apart and I had to shimmy my way into the table. There was a DJ playing blaringly loud music. Our waitress was missing and non attentive. The guacamole was bland and the food over salted. Although the venue is pretty and has a great view, it does not overcome the faults of this restaurant. We went on a Wednesday evening at 7:30. Maybe earlier or lunch would be less crowded. We won’t be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was very loud and i think I would have loved it if it was a Saturday or Friday night but it was a Sunday at 5pm. The food was okay. I’ve definitely had better - you’re paying for ambiance and being on a roof and the colorful backdrop. The drinks were fantastic!! The service was great and our sever was fantastic. I’m glad I went I’m just not sure I’ll be going back unless I’m looking for a party on a Friday or Saturday night.

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ElaineU
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was great and the service attentive. The music was a little bit loud and we did not like the fact that they only have plastic cups which is bad for the environment. However I would still go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Birthday, it was ok. We were seated by dj booth by elevator. Could’ve been better seating. Drinks took forever to come at first. Got better before. Small portions of food for minimum 18 dollars.

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Jennifer
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tacos in NYC!! All of the food was so flavorful and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Overpriced, food was not good at all. Would not recommend nor come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a Amazing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So good for the price!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Super energetic, which is good or bad depending on how you feel. Solid food, but not better than other Mexican spots for double or more the price. Biggest issue was noticing that a gratuity was automatically added on the bill for a party of just 2 people. Not a classy move.

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vipMattL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was a little uncomfortable because the servers stopped by the table upwards of 15 times and asked the same questions. We had left over remanence of our nachos for which we were waiting for more chips. The servers stopped by our table 10 times before the nachos arrived to clear the plate and at least 5 times while we were eating to remove it. While we respect the 90 min timeframe, we didn’t even spend an hour at the restaurant nor were we asked if we wanted another drink. We felt rushed out.

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CameronA
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tourist trap, incredibly poor service, ok cocktails, crappy food

The view and the umbrellas were the only redeeming characteristics.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun restaurant! They give you a free tequila shot for your birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a wonderful time at Cantina the food was great , drinks was strong but wonderful. I definitely record this spot. I do wish they had happy hour.

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KimberlyG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with great DJ playing great music. The food and drinks was amazingly good.

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vipShannonB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loud, club-like, drink-focused brunch— so fun with a group!!

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Blannca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The place was really loud but had very upbeat energetic music! Hard to talk unless you’re Technically screaming. Really great vibes but sadly can’t dance even tho that would just make the whole restaurant 10x better.

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jeneew
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, I have dined at a lot of places and had a great time. Was hoping that it would be great as I was meeting my sister and showing her around New York but it was possibly the worst place I’ve been in New York and outside of New York. To begin the service was terrible was barely ever served water until an hour later and it was sketchy because it was warm compared to everyone else’s cold glasses. Was talked to you in a very rude manner by the servers as well. The weird part too was that gratuity is not usually included but just because they know they treated us very rudely they made sure gratuity was included in the check. Do not waste your time or money here when there’s a million great options in New York. This place should be shut down and I don’t know how it hasn’t been yet to be honest.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and it was awesome ! Great vibe

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vipOlly
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The whole place feels like a tourist trap. Extremely loud music (with annoying horns and serens), impossible to talk, had to leave within 30 minutes. Ordered a virgin drink, they have charged $12. Anywhere else I can get virgin mohito for $6-8. Tiny tacos cost $19 which is over $6 per taco. It's ridiculous!
Plus, there is a photographer on site, who offers you to buy your own photo for $25/image. I thought it was a restaurant not an adventure park.
BEWARE: the tip is already included in the check at rate of 20% (what if I don't want to leave twenty percent??). And on top of that they bring you another check asking for another tip! They hope that their guests would be so drunk that they would not notice the tip charge on the first check.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waited about 15 minutes before asking for a waiter to come over to take our orders. Then my drink was wrong and no one came back over for us to tell them it was wrong. The guacamole was just ok.

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vipJess
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Although the food was delicious the environment was way too loud. Felt like I was in a nightclub rather than a restaurant. The DJ did not have to be playing such loud music, my friend and I could barely hear each other.

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vipManisha
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic, energetic vibe. The drinks and food are delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

You are paying for the view basically 🤷🏻‍♀️ food is not good and drinks either. The Music was not bad, if you like loud Spanish music while you eat.

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Vickyjazz
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Loved the DJ . The crowd was nice . Definitely lots of opportunity for Instagram worthy photos. The service was good . Drinks and food were ok .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
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 24 July 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience4

Poor service by waiter.

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Shimgim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 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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NicolaB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is very energetic. Noise level a bit too high for my liking. Drinks were really good but the food was ok. Appetizers were tasty and the entrees were average.
Good for a lively inexpensive night out.

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vipPeterS
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on 18 July 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 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch Birthday experience for my boyfriend and I

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Cantina Rooftop is rated 4.1 stars by 1057 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 bookings at the moment.