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Red Mesa Cantina

128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-527-8728
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“mofongo” (50 reviews)
“duck tacos” (47 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yeah I am a fan. First, I must say that up until this year this rating would have been a 3. Much has changed in the 2 last years. Better organization in the front of the house, better quality of food, better service, I just...More

Thank Zithic
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just ate here for the first time and it was fantastic! We had the Pork Verde and Beef Barbacoa burritos and they were delicious. Wesley was our server and was great! He is personable and very attentive and cares about your dining experience.

Thank Dallas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere and huge selection of tequila. All the tequila is described on the menu and the flights are fun! I live here. There are many great restaurants but this one is a constant favorite.

Thank Susanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been here a couple times and had the ceviche. It is very good, I had the Cantinita this time. The chips and salsa is fresh. It’s a good place to take out of town friends for a drink and food.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a short 15-20 minute walk from The Dali museum and waited about 40 minutes. Luckily we had an indoor table... it was chilly! Outdoor heaters would be a great touch.

Thank Jeanne E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has been going here since they opened and New Years Day for Brunch has become a tradition for us. My late wife always had eggs Benedict and this Monday will be the first time without her but my daughters will enjoy for sure....More

Thank Eugene H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food fast service plenty of seating lots of choices I love the veggie tacos the beans are good also

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped by for a late lunch/early dinner and had a great time. We were seated in a nice outdoor location immediately and greeted by our friendly server within just a couple minutes. The food was good, although the portions were on the skimpy side....More

Thank Guy W
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome Buenos rancheros best I've ever had anywhere including California and Texas..the place was packed inside and out, it was cold out nut they had heaters

Thank Rona B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Stopped here for lunch with old friends following symphony concert at Mahaffey Hall. Turned out to be a very good choice; all of us enjoyed our meals.

Thank Charles H
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Questions & Answers
22 October 2017|
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Response from alwaysfun2travel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. I would check with the restaurant.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Edgar V | Property representative |
Greetings! We have a lot of things planned, actually. Having the largest collections of Tequilas and Mezcals in the Southern US gets us a lot of support from a number of brands of Tequilas and beers. During the day different... More
William G
5 March 2017|
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Response from Edgar V | Property representative |
Hi William, if what you're asking is if we're dog friendly, indeed we are. Just let the hostess know you're accompanied by your dog and they'll take great care of you both. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
    (2nd Avenue South)
  • Public Transportation: Free Public Transportation for Tropicana Field sporting events, i.e., Rays games, one block away. A municipal PTSA bus stop is across the street at Publix. Taxi’s all know Cantina.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-527-8728
  • E-mail
With Mexican cuisine at its heart, Red Mesa Cantina blends Latin and Caribbean kitchen traditions to create a menu of exquisite ceviches, tacos, and small plate classics that deliver bold, fresh flavors. An award winning, word-of-mouth favorite among locals and visitors alike with the most extensive selection of Tequilas in the South!
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