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Cantina Rooftop

Cantina Rooftop is a 2 level vivacious restaurant and lounge that combines Mexican cuisine with an energetic fiesta ambiance. The party comes alive with live DJs and an inviting atmosphere perfect for celebrating life’s special moments or simply soaking up good vibes. With a climate-controlled retractable rooftop and a hidden indoor garden room, it guarantees endless fun all year round.

Need to Know

We don’t have age restrictions but do have a party ambiance, Live DJs and loud music playing at all times.

Meet the Chef: Saul Montiel

Chef Saul Montiel is a Mexican All-Star Chef and television personality with 25 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry. Montiel is from a small town in Hidalgo, Mexico, where he was raised surrounded by the tantalizing aromas and flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. Montiel has worked at notable restaurants in New York City alongside some of the best Chefs in the industry including: Sara Jenkins, Jody Williams, Josh Capon, Anne Burrell and Amanda Freitag.

 In 2018, Montiel joined Cantina Rooftop as the Executive Chef where he combined his authentic Mexican recipes with his adopted Mediterranean and Italian techniques to create a contemporary and exciting new menu at Cantina Rooftop. This restaurant has become a destination for food lovers from around the world who want to try his unique cuisine creations. Montiel’s success in the restaurant industry has not gone unnoticed. He has been featured in various television shows and news articles including, Food Network,Forbes, Good Morning America, The Wendy Williams Show, Epicurious, Univision, Food & Wine, NowThis News, People en Español, Telemundo, Cooking Channel and more. Montiel has recently participated on Food Network’s Chopped.

General Manager: Luis Flores

With a wealth of experience in the bustling New York City restaurant scene, our General Manager brings a dynamic blend of leadership, industry expertise, and a passion for hospitality to Cantina Rooftop. With a career spanning over a decade, they have honed their skills in managing diverse teams, orchestrating seamless operations, and delivering exceptional guest experiences. Their deep-rooted understanding of the intricacies of the industry, coupled with a commitment to excellence, ensures that Cantina Rooftop continues to thrive as a premier destination for authentic Mexican cuisine, innovative cocktails, and unforgettable moments in the heart of NYC.

Owner: Pedro Zamora

Nightlife and entertainment mogul, Pedro Zamora has over 30 years of experience in the Latino music industry and is one of the largest producers of Latino concerts and Hispanic entertainment events in the United States.

A proud immigrant from Nuevo Leon in Mexico, Pedro’s entrepreneurial spirit has built a successful Latino entertainment empire which includes Zamora Entertainment, La Boom Inc. Z Live, national radio stations and hospitality venues including HK Hall and Cantina Rooftop in the heart of New York City.

Pedro Zamora
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