Cantina Rooftop’s Holiday Celebration with Chef Rick Bayless

Cantina Rooftop offers a modern Mexican menu from Executive Chef Gonzalo Colin. The rooftop restaurant and lounge serves up a selection of ceviches, guacamoles and tacos, in addition to their signature house specials including Barbacoa de Cordero, a Maguey braised lamb shank, consommé with Guajillo sauce and comal corn tortillas, Pollo Campestre served with Grandma’s mole negro, epazote rice and grilled cornlettes. 

We stopped by the posh location for a private holiday celebration where renowned Chef Rick Bayless debuted his collaboration with Modelo Negra. Chef Bayless, who recently released his book, More Mexican Every Day, demonstrated three different recipes featuring Modelo Negra.


We enjoyed Grilled Duck Breasts with Mole Colorado, Tacos of Garlicky Mexican Greens and the Modelo Negra Chocolate Float. The duck breast was our absolute favorite, very succulent and packed lots of flavor. To wash down our delicious meal with crafted cocktails, curated by Cantina Rooftop’s in-house mixologist, Nelson Lemus.

Chef Rick Bayless book, More Mexican Every Day, is available where books are sold.