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Red Mesa Cantina

128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-527-8728
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“mofongo” (44 reviews)
“duck tacos” (43 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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121 - 130 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stumbled upon this place on a balmy Wednesday night. Amazing atmosphere with large outdoor seating area and indoor area with luchador masks lining the walls. Food is great. Margaritas were tart and well balanced. Would be great for a birthday party or gathering with friends.

Thank Betsy S
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place! The patio is beautiful and the staff is always nice! I love the Ahi and Shrimp Tacos. I've also had the Shrimp Ceviche, which was delicious. Last time my boyfriend had the Seafood Mofongo, also amazing! There's usually live music at...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Red Mesa is a regular stop of mine for the great service, consistency, and fair prices. There's no better lunch value on Friday in St. Pete than Red Mesa. Their Arroz con Pollo is a massive plate of yellow rice, dark boneless chicken, and plantains....More

Thank Choochface
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ate here with our daughters and we all loved the place. Good location, great atmosphere and the waitress was very nice and efficient. My husband and I both had a Margaritha to drink and we had enough vegetarian choices. The food was basic but...More

Thank marianrein
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Great food,love the Margaritas,and the staff is friendly. I always order chips and dips. Taco Salad is awesome with blackened chicken!

Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A cool funky bar with fantastic food. Large potions, and reasonable price... Even the steamed veggies were great... Granted, I was very hungry from a long day of fishing, but I would definitely recommend this restaurant again...

Thank Schneller37
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great place for outdoor dining. If you can get a seat outdoors, you'll enjoy the white noise of the waterfall built behind the bar. Speaking of which, the Tamarind Margarita's are the bomb! Average mexican food, but good none-the-less. If the flavors had a bit...More

Thank Matt H
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here with my family as a last night out before they had to go bak to school. The service was speeding and met all our expectations, even when we had to send an item back. The food was great and the menu offered a...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch and really enjoyed it. Both the food and the services were perfect. We have ordered ceviche sampler and four different dishes and everything was delicious, highly recommend!

Thank Marriedwchildrn
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Visited as a family of four. Good food, fresh ingredients, nice atmosphere. While our server was great, front staff (hostesses) seemed non-enthused. We had chips and salsa and dips, steak and chicken tacos, Cuban sandwich - all fresh and delicious. Not a bad place at...More

Thank carecare27
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Questions & Answers
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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