Saul Montiel

35 years old Chef Saúl Montiel was born in Atotonilco el Grande, a small town outside of the city of Pachuca in central Mexico. Montiel was one of four children, all of whom were raised solely by his mother, Margarita Montiel Perez. At just three years of age, Montiel suffered the sudden loss of his father, which instilled in him a sense of responsibility to care for his mother and provide for his family in his father’s absence.

Montiel quickly adopted the kitchen as his second home, where he not only developed a passion for food but for the restaurant industry as well. Both his mother and grandmother, Maria de Jesus Perez, had made careers in the kitchen, owning two restaurants by the name of “La Unica,” which means “The Only [One]” in Spanish. It was within these two restaurants that Montiel first developed his skills of managing and operating a small business. He washed dishes, cleaned, and was responsible for choosing fresh produce at the local market.

Pro chef Vs Home Cook

Breakfast Sandwich 
Gordita Eggs Benedict  
Chicken Burrito
Chicken parmesan 

4 levels

CHIPS & GUACAMOLE
PULLED PORK SANDWICH
BURRITOS
STUFFED PEPPERS
CHICKEN NUGGETS
EGGS BENEDICT
ENCHILADAS
TOSTADAS

What People are Saying

Telemundo 

“GMA”

We tried a 12-pound taco you’ll want on the menu at your Super Bowl party

“Forbes”

9 Tips For Foolproof Guacamole From Chef Saúl Montiel Of Cantina Rooftop

“Forbes”

National Burrito Day Is A Great Excuse To Try These Creative Spins On A Classic Snack

“Condé Nast Traveler”

9 Best Rooftop Bars in New York City

“EL DIARIO”

A cocinar con el Chef Saúl Montiel

“EL DIARIO”

El regreso del Chef Saul Montiel

“Hubhopper”

Episode 56: Chef Saul Montiel

“Chef Works”

In their own words: The journey of Executive Chef Saul Montiel

“Gear Patrol”

Never Screw up Rice Again With This Chef-Approved Rice Cooker

“The food channel”

CHEF SAUL MONTIEL

“Total Food Service”

Saul Montiel Lives American Dream By Bringing Authentic Mexican Cuisine to NYC

“Broadway World”

Chef Spotlight: Saul Montiel of CANTINA ROOFTOP

Hours

Cantina rooftop winter hours of operation:
Monday- Closed until February 
 
Tuesday -Thursday 5pm- 9:30pm which is our last seating 
 
Saturday brunch- 11am-3:30pm which is our last seating 
 
Friday & Saturday dinner 5pm-10:30pm which is our last seating 
 
Sunday Sunset 11am- 6pm which is our last seating