Travail Rooftop Patio Cantina

Tammy and I went to the opening night of Travail’s Kitchen and Amusements Rooftop service tonight. We were lucky enough to grab tickets right when they went on sale and it was a southwest tasting menu that looked absolutely delicious to us.

At Travail Rooftop

Travail Rooftop Patio Cantina Tasting Menu

Travail did a very good job managing social distancing, keeping everything outside with fresh air, and making sure that people moved through promptly but not too fast. I love seeing that restaurants are figuring out how to adapt to the pandemic.

Watermelon Slurpee with Tajin
Pinto Bean & Cannellini Bean Salad
lime creme fraiche, roasted pepper salsa, gustavo romero’s nixta tortilla chips

Watermelon Slurpee with Tajin

coconut lime marinade, lime segments, almonds, avocado, green tomatoes, king crab, smoked swordfish, basil, fresno, cilantro, taro root


piΓ±a colada slurpee with coconut cream


Mexican Curry Corn & Roasted Poblano
oaxaca cheese tamale, herb and lime crema

Mexican Curry Corn & Roasted Poblano

Pescado ala Talla
cage-grilled mexican striped bass: morita chile sauce, grilled vegetables, gustavo romero’s nixta tortillas

Pescado ala Talla

Strawberry cardamom creamsicle pop

Strawberry cardamom creamsicle pop

Stuffed Smoked Chicken
herbs, mesca bbq sauce, green mole, crema, mexican pickles

Stuffed Smoked Chicken

Mexican Chocolate Mousse
coconut cream, cinnamon waffle round

Mexican Chocolate Mousse*

tres leches cake, strawberry flambe, strawberry jam filling, whipped cream

tres leches cake

Take home
churro ice cream with chocolate

churro ice cream


I had some delicious drinks along with dinner.

Repasado Tequila, Spicy Grapefruit Cordial, Fresh Grapefruit & Lime Juice, Highball Soda Water

El Valiente (The Brave Man)
Tommy’s Margarita, the simple and famous blend of Tequila, Agave, Lime


To top off the beautiful evening on the rooftop patio we also had delightful music from Riverside Unplugged. They played a wide variety and were seemingly ready to play anything. We requested Prince and Brandi Carlile and they did both without hesitation. 🎢

Jamie Thingelstad @jthingelstad

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