Serena at Moxy South Beach

An open-air rooftop restaurant and bar channeling the enchanting rooftop and patio restaurants of Oaxaca and Mexico City.

Located on a vibrant, lushly planted terrace, Serena has a laid-back vibe. Inspired by the brightly hued works of the great Modernist architect Luis Barragán, Serena’s garden-like outdoor dining area is a vibrant mosaic in bold shades of pink, orange, coral, and blue, with eclectic seating arrangements of plush sofas, overstuffed banquettes, swinging barstools, cushioned wrought-iron chairs, and ceramic-tile tabletops. Its domed cast iron canopy strung with twinkling lights and bougainvillea is a nod to popular Mexican markets.

The outdoor kitchen features a large circular stone mill for grinding the blue and yellow nixtamalized cornmeal, as well as a comal, the traditional griddle for cooking tortillas. Led by chef Scott Linquist, alongside the teams behind Coyo Taco and 1-800-LUCKY -  expect a modern interpretation of traditional Latin and Mexican cuisine. 

Open daily from 11am.

Ideal For

Mexican cuisine, and sunset views

Favorite Room

The greenhouse-like bar has glass garage-style doors open to the warm beach breezes. Inside, the lounge has blue-painted beam ceilings and mosaic tiles reminiscent of an antique fountain. Chilled-out tunes emanate from the semicircular DJ booth composed of breezeway blocks, stationed beneath a purple-toned wall with a neon sign reading “LA ULTIMA Y NOS VAMOS” (“Last one and we’re leaving”).

Signature Dishes

Uni and crab tostadas; squash blossom quesadilla and huitlacoche quesadilla and steak tartare.