12 best rooftop bars in Mexico

Rooftop restaurants, party rooftops and rooftop infinity pool bars. Mexico offers a wide range of different rooftop bars, and here you find some of the very best.

October 17, 2022
10 best rooftop bars in Mexico

Mexico is a highly popular destination for travelers all over the world. Much thanks to the warm climate, paradise beaches, food and history. But you can also find some fantastic rooftops here.

Many of the terraces come with beautiful ocean views, often with a kitchen offering superb mexican food.

Here's the list of the 12 best rooftop bars in Mexico, made by The Rooftop Guide. Enjoy!

1. Quince Rooftop
/ San Miguel de Allende

Quince Rooftop
Quince Rooftop - Photo: https://quincerooftop.com/
Quince Rooftop
Quince Rooftop - Photo: https://quincerooftop.com/
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Leading this impressive list of rooftop bars in Mexico is Quince in San Miguel de Allende. It’s so much more than a bar or restaurant, it is a true destination. Quince has it all. First-time guests may initially come just for a cocktail or a casual Comida with friends overlooking San Miguel’s iconic church but often end up staying to eat late-night sushi while dancing to the beat of the DJ.

The food, music, service, cocktails, atmosphere, and clientele come together to make “The Quince Experience.” Both elegant and hip, Quince caters to a diverse crowd offering casual fare, fine dining and French pastries.

After helping to make Quince “the #1 Rooftop Destination in the World”, according to Robb Report, the owner and chef have continued to evolve Quince’s international menu. Stuffed lobster drizzled with chile Manzano cream, crispy kale leaves atop black truffle risotto, and the Texas steakhouse filet are just some of the highlights of the menu.

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Quince’s lead partner hosts his chefs every few months in one of his favorite culinary cities, including Lima, New Orleans, New York and Mexico City, just to name a few. These global stops have provided unique inspiration for Quince’s menu. After visiting Peru, Quince’s culinary team created a menu of delectable sushi creations that use Japanese techniques, Peruvian spices, and sometimes include some Mexican pepper heat or Texas-style accents.

As the evenings progress at Quince, stunning sunsets appear, and the energy escalates. The music is happy, hip, and familiar to most generations, and ushers a multicultural clientele into the night. Quince’s mixology, rated top 10 in Mexico, is prepared while the mixologists showcase their tricks and impress guests with uniquely curated cocktails.

Quince is not only a bar or a rooftop destination, it’s a complete experience and a gift to one’s soul.

QUINCE ROOFTOP

Cuna de Allende 15, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto

Monday – Thursday: 12pm–1am | Friday: 12pm–2am | Saturday: 11am–2am | Sunday: 11am–1am

Website: www.quincerooftop.com

Instagram: @quincerooftop

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2. Rooftop Bar at HUNAB Tulum
/ Tulum

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Rooftop Bar at HUNAB Tulum
Rooftop Bar at HUNAB Tulum - Photo: https://www.hunabtulum.com/

With a privileged location on the intersection of Cobá Avenue and the entrance to the biggest residential zone in Tulum, the impressive HUNAB Lifestyle Center is a modern hot-spot to enjoy the best of jungle fun.

The 4 300m2, sustainable designed, outdoors commercial lifestyle center offers a wide range of gastronomical options, accommodation, entertainment, shopping, wellness and services over several floors, where the spacious rooftop is the most elevated experience.

Up here you find coastal chic restaurant and bar, as well as amazing infinity pools, chillout areas and rooftop fitness center. Not to mention, amazing views over the surrounding jungle.

To enjoy the prime relaxation in the comfy sun beds by the infinity pools, you can either go for a Day Pass ($500mxn, with $400mxn food & drinks credit), or book nights at the Motto By Hilton Tulum.

Otherwise, all are welcome to indulge in sublime cocktails, tasty food with friends, great music and jungle sunsets at the rooftop restaurant and bar.

ROOFTOP BAR AT HUNAB

Esquina Entrada, Avenida Coba, Aldea Zama, 77765 Tulum, Q.R.

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3. El Mayor
/ Mexico City

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - El Mayor
El Mayor - Photo: https://elmayor.com.mx/

Found on the corner of República de Argentina and Justo Sierra, in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City, El Mayor is a great spot for mixing tasty Mexican food with fantastic views.

Located on top of the traditional publishing house and the Porua Bookstore, the rooftop restaurant and bar holds an historical in location, but comes with a contemporary in design.

Cacti originating from Mexico, granite and wood floors, and modern furniture, all surrounded with fantastic views over the Metropolitan Cathedral, the ruins, the city main square and the buildings of colonial and modern Mexico.

Up here you can enjoy tasty and classic Mexican food with a contemporary touch, creating unique dishes with a fusion of flavors.

The food is complemented with everything from cold beer and classic cocktails, to premium spirits and lemonade.

With great service and a lovely ambience, El Mayor rooftop is a fantastic spot for a breakfast, a lunch, or just some sunny cocktails with a view.

EL MAYOR

Av. República de Argentina 15, Centro Histórico, 06020 Ciudad de México

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4. Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa
/ Cancun

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa
Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa - Photo: www.amrcollection.com

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa, nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, is auxurious and cosmopolitan beachfront haven, equipped with several amazing rooftop venues.

To start with, the resort is set over two buildings, which means two rooftops and double the elevated excitement.

The lower rooftop is called Xcelerate Rooftop, and this is the most spacious one. Here you find a beautiful and glittering infinity pool, which also holds the Deep swim-up bar, serving cool and refreshing cocktails while a DJ plays the best mixes of today’s hits.

Next to the pool is the exclusive Fizz Iced Champagne Bar, as well as the poolside grill Bare Buns, offering delicious burgers and snacks.

All of this with some truly breathtaking views over both the Caribbean Sea and the Nichupte Lagoon.

Moving on up, the other Breathless Cancun Soul rooftop is set on top of the skyline tower. Here you find another fantastic infinity pool with a swim-up bar, called Purple Bar, which is exclusive for xhale club members.

Next to the pool, the elegant Silk City restaurantoffers tasty Pan-Asian cuisine as dinner every night.

Almost needless to say, the rooftop comes surrounded with absolutely amazing views, to the hotel zone, over the water and to Cancun city.

All in all, Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa is truly a rooftop heaven.

BREATHLESS CANCUN SOUL RESORT & SPA

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 4.5, Num Ext: MZ 34 LT 3-C Seccion C Int SN, Col, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.

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5. Cityzen Rooftop Kitchen
/ Mexico City

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Cityzen Rooftop Kitchen - Photo: www.sofitel-mexico-city.com

Located on the 38th floor of Mexico City's famous Hotel Sofitel, Cityzen Rooftop Kitchen offers both an exclusive atmosphere and jaw-dropping views of one of the world's busiest cities.

Cityzen Bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a large semi-open terrace from which you can enjoy unimpeded 180-degree views to the Chapultepec Castle, the Paseo de la Reforma, and the Angel de la Independencia.

Open Mon-Fri from 1:00 pm to 1:00 pm and Sat-Sun from 10:00 am to 12:00 am, Cityzen boasts an exclusive atmosphere, relaxing music, minimalist and tasteful decoration, as well as a rooftop pool, though the latter is reserved for clients of the hotel.

Helmed by award-winning mixologist Riester Morales, who won the Grand Marnier award in 2018, Cityzen offers high-end spirits, delicious tequilas, mezcals, and a collection of both classic and signature cocktails.

Cocktails like the Montparnasse and Mexican Eagle, mix French-style mixology techniques and Mexican ingredients and spirits to create innovative and adventurous signature cocktails that can be enjoyed by the glass or by the jug.

Cityzen also offers a food menu with luscious French and Mexican cuisine, offering both mains and dishes perfect to share.

The bar also features a small but delicious menu of mocktails and smoothies, in case you want to enjoy the atmosphere without drinking.

CITYZEN ROOFTOP KITCHEN

Av. Paseo de la Reforma 297, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX

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6. Casa del Rector
/ Guanajuato

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Casa del Rector - Photo: www.casadelrector.com

Overlooking one of Guanajuato's most famous streets, and boasting jaw-dropping views of the colorful city, Casa del Rector is an adult-only boutique hotel that offers not only amazing service but one of the city's coolest rooftop bars, called Bartola Sky Bar.

Casa del Rector is also home to one of Guanajuato's few rooftop pools, which only adds to the appeal of this 19th-century refurbished and repurposed boutique hotel.

Equipped with both indoor and outdoor seating, furnished with simple yet comfortable areas, and decorated with lush greenery and green walls, Casa del Rector Rooftop Bar is a pleasure to visit no matter the time of the day.

Start your visit to Guanajuato with a delicious coffee, drop by in the middle of the day for a splash, and a fresh cocktail or dine while overlooking one of Mexico's most romantic cities. The choice is yours to make.

Up here, the atmosphere is exclusive and relaxed, providing an oasis and a perfect place for relaxation that you won't find elsewhere in the city.

While the on-site bar has a wide selection of beers, cocktails, and world-spirit, wines are the true star of the show, with an extensive collection with wines from all over the world that you can enjoy while overlooking a sunset over the city.

CASA DEL RECTOR

Positos 33, Zona Centro, 36000 Guanajuato, Gto

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7. Fives Rooftop
/ Playa del Carmen

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Fives Rooftop
Fives Rooftop - Photo: www.fivesrooftop.com

One of the very best spots to enjoy Playa del Carmen from above is the Fives Rooftop, found on top of The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences in the heart of the city.

Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this poolside oasis is made to indulge in ultra-laid-back luxury.

Stylish in decorations, with comfy lounge spots and dining tables, the very best part of the terrace is the fantastic rooftop infinity pool. Stretching pretty much all of the edge, here you really can enjoy the feeling of swimming in and above the ocean.

From the rooftop bar you can order expert mixology drinks, as well as innovative dishes by the renowned chefs.

Enjoy long days under the Mexican sun, or visit for vibrant nights, when the DJ amps up the atmosphere.

FIVES ROOFTOP

10 Avenida Nte. s/n, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.

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8. La Sirena
/ Puerto Morelos

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Fives Rooftop
La Sirena - Photo: http://lasirenapm.com/

Situated directly behind the Puerto Morelos lighthouse, La Sirena Resturant and Lounge offers global food, live music and rooftop views. Among other things...

At the downstairs restaurant you can enjoy a full international menu, including plenty of locally inspired Mediterranean Cuisine, made with local ingredients.

One floor above, the airy rooftop lounge offers a dedicated tapas menu, along with special, tropical and classic cocktails, crafted beers, wine, and (of course) plenty of tequila.

With panoramic views of the Carribbean Sea, the La Sirena rooftop is a great spot for both sunny afternoons and elegant evenings, relaxing with a pre-or post dinner cocktail.

But, this is also a vibrant venue filled with a familiar atmosphere, offering live music every day, from salsa and reggae to bossa nova, sazz and funk, as well as showing NFL and all things live sport.

Every Monday, La Sirena also host a Tequila University on the rooftop, where you will learn about different tequilas in an interactive tequila + food pairing.

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LA SIRENA

Calle Jose Maria Morelos Mz 4, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R.

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9. Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar
/ San Miguel de Allende

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Luna Rooftop Tapas Bar - Photo: www.rosewoodhotels.com

Located on top of one of San Miguel's most luxurious hotels, the Rooftop Bar Rosewood offers great views of San Miguel's historic and modern skyline.

Located on the 5th floor, the terrace is a small and exclusive affair, providing both indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as a fantastic rooftop pool with great views to the city.

Comfortable sun loungers, large lounge sofas, plush chairs, and coffee tables adorn all corners of this beautiful rooftop terrace. If you're not a fan of the sun, large umbrellas protect you from it, and there are roofed areas without walls where you can enjoy a more refreshing experience without sacrificing the views.

The rooftop bar is small and straightforward, offering cocktails, world-spirits, beers, and wines, the latter coming from Hotel Rosewood's own reserve.

The hotel has a second, much larger bar available, though this one is located underground, which makes it the perfect choice for those looking to experience yet another unique venue.

LUNA ROOFTOP TAPAS BAR

Nemesio Diez 11, Zona Centro, Centro, 37700 San Miguel de Allende, Gto

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10. Breathless Cabo San Lucas
/ Los Cabos

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Breathless Cabo San Lucas
Breathless Cabo San Lucas - Photo: www.amrcollection.com

Located in front of Médano Beach, just next to the Marina Los Cabos, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa offers an ultra-chic, all inclusive and adults only experience, filled with elevated venues, vibes and amazing views.

To stay refreshed under the Cabo sun, there are two beautiful infinity pools. One more relaxing overlooking the marina, and one more upbeat in the Freestyle Entertainment Zone, with views of Medano Beach, the ocean and the bay.

Among the seven uniquely social eateries and four chic bars and lounges, there are two more elevated ones to enjoy food and drinks with a view.

One is Kibbeh restaurant, a romantic and exciting Eastern Mediterranean restaurant with striking panoramic views, open for dinner nightly.

The other is the award-winning Purple VIP Rooftop Lounge, where you can enjoy the sun and the stunning rooftop views of the Marina and the Sea of Cortez with a cool drink during the day, and join the party on the rooftop and dance with local DJs in the evening.

BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS

P.º de La Marina 4750, El Medano Ejidal, 23453 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S.

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11. Thompson Hotel
/ Playa del Carmen

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Thompson Hotel
Thompson Hotel - Photo: www.thompsonhotels.com

A relatively new addition to Playa del Carmen's modest skyline, the Thompson Hotel takes ultra-modernity and style to the next level, and that goes double for its fantastic rooftop pool and bar.

Equipped with a variety of seating options, like sun loungers, pool loungers, lounge sofas, recliners, dining tables, and offering both indoor and outdoor seating options, the Thompson rooftop bar is one of the best venues the city has to offer.

The pool is rather peculiar, as it's very long but also narrow, resembling a river rather than a traditional pool. Its location right next to glass walls only adds to the charm and gives it beautiful views of the nearby ocean.

Though the Thomspon Hotel isn't a beachfront property, its palm-trees, luscious greenery, comfortable installations, relaxing atmosphere, and top-notch service more than makes up for it.

As with everything else, the Thompson also excels when it comes to its drinks and food. Drink wise, expect world-spirits, beers, wines, and a fantastic collection of expertly mixed cocktails.

Food-wise, you can enjoy traditional bar bites, or order seafood-based dishes from the hotel's restaurant, Catch.

Speaking of the terrace, The Rooftop has both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a variety of seating options. Barside stools, small standing tables, lounge sofas, private and public areas, etc.

Some offer shade for those who need it, and others are out in the open, to ensure you get a fantastic tan.

THOMPSON HOTEL

Calle 12 entre 5ta Ave. y 10 S/N, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.

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12. Terraza Cha Cha Chá
/ Mexico City

Best Rooftop Bars Mexico - Terraza Cha Cha Chá
Terraza Cha Cha Chá - Photo: www.grupopalmares.com.mx

Elegant, chic, great food and drinks, plus fantastic views over the the Revolution Monument. Terraza Cha Cha Chá rooftop bar and restaurant has pretty much all one can wish for.

Set up on the sixth floor, right by Plaza de la República, Terraza Cha Cha Chá comes with seating both inside and out on the lovely terrace. Trendy and tropical, the decoration is just about as fine as the views.

Up here you can enjoy tasty Mexican dishes with an international touch, most of them made perfect to share. There are tacos, meats and delicacies from the sea, all served with a side of cactus salad.

To complement the food, the rooftop bar offers unique and crafted cocktails, a wide variety of Mexican beer, lots of mezcals and tequilas and a nice selection of wines.

Open from around noon to late at night, Terraza Cha Cha Chá is a fantastic spot for both a long and relaxing lunch (with cooling drinks, of course), as well as for late night gatherings when the atmosphere really gets going.

Good service and a very attentive staff, nice music from the speakers and a trendy yet casual vibe all around. Terraza Cha Cha Chá rooftop bar and restaurant is truly a great spot for gathering a group of friends and enjoy days and nights out with lovely views.

TERRAZZA CHA CHA CHÁ

De La República 157, Tabacalera, 06030 Cuauhtemoc, CDMX

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