Bar Rita – A Vibrant Mexican Restaurant and Rooftop Margarita Bar

Bar Rita, the two-story Mexican restaurant and rooftop margarita bar from the owners of Fort Lauderdale’s Tap 42, is easy to spot. It’s painted black and has a soaring roof, which is where you want to sit to enjoy city views with drinks like the mango-sage margarita. Food includes tacos, build-your-own bodega bowls and entrees including chile lime filet mignon and American Wagyu skirt steak.

Rooftop Margarita Bar

After four years of delays, a vibrant Mexican restaurant and rooftop margarita bar is finally open on Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Bar Rita, from the founders of Tap 42, is serving up modern Latin fare like Taco Platters and fajitas (from chili-lime filet mignon to Baja-grilled shrimp), build-your-own bodega bowls and tacos (like truffle barbacoa and carne asada cheesesteak).

In terms of drink selection, you’ll find a wide range of margaritas and tequila cocktails. There are also plenty of non-alcoholic options, like freshly squeezed juices and agua fresca.

As for the guac, Bar Rita is mixing things up with flavors like spicy tuna and mango and the cheesy truffle street corn guac. And don’t worry if you can’t handle the heat, there are plenty of vegan / vegetarian options. Variety is the spice of life, after all. The guac is served with tortilla chips. It’s also available to-go. Located next to the restaurant is a two-story rooftop, which offers city views and serves lunch, dinner, drinks and weekend bottomless brunch.

Modern Mexican & Latin Fare

The food at this new rooftop in Penny Williamsburg is a fun blend of traditional Mexican cuisine and innovative culinary techniques. Guests can enjoy classics like lobster tacos and surf and turf fajitas while sipping on a margarita from their extensive list of 100 tequilas!

At this Michelin-star restaurant in Flatiron, they serve dishes influenced by Mexico’s various regions and use local ingredients such as heirloom corn for their tortillas. You can enjoy their dishes paired with a frozen margarita such as the Serrano Berry Margarita made with Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, serrano berries, and cilantro.

This upscale Latin-fusion restaurant and bar serves up dishes such as their chicken mole and duck carnitas. Their cocktails are just as unique, especially their Organica Fresca made with Casa Noble organic silver tequila, Bauchant orange liqueur, and lime juice! This is a refreshing drink perfect for a sunny afternoon.

Brunch & Happy Hour Menus

Located next door to Tap 42 in Poinciana Park, the vibrant two-story bar/restaurant is hard to miss thanks to its painted facade and glowing roof. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend bottomless brunch, this restaurant offers a modern take on Mexican bar food in a spacious setting. Guests can choose from indoor dining on the ground floor or outdoor seating at the rooftop. The menu features Taco Platters and Fajitas in addition to entrees like American Wagyu skirt steak and fish Veracruz. Complementing the meal are a wide selection of margaritas, cocktails and tequilas.

Since opening, revenue has been running roughly 50-50 between food and drinks. Owners are constantly tinkering with the menu and ingredients to see if they can tilt things more toward food. To do so will likely require the restaurant to increase its kitchen capacity, which isn’t in the cards for the immediate future. The food, however, remains solid – particularly the smoked Impossible tacos and the guacamole.


1401 S Andrews Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Bar Rita is located in a vibrant setting and features brunch & happy hour menus along with modern Mexican & Latin fare. It also offers rooftop city views and a rooftop margarita bar for guests to enjoy. Whether you are looking to grab a quick bite or are interested in a more leisurely dining experience, the restaurant provides various service options that include delivery and takeout as well as dine-in seating. Some items on the menu include Build-Your-Own Bodega Bowls, Carne Asada Tacos, and Red Chile Chicken Quesadilla. If you are planning to order online, be sure to look for the option to select a delivery time at checkout so you can make sure your food arrives when it’s most convenient for you. Bar Rita is a great choice for those who want to experience an exciting new restaurant with a colorful painted facade and lively atmosphere.

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