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Red Mesa Cantina

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-896-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (66 reviews)
“duck tacos” (48 reviews)
“mofongo” (45 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great service, great food, great experience! Guacamole and chips starter was excellent. I had filet mignon tacos and Greg had shredded beef tacos. Both of the entrees were excellent. Best part is their food was not checker block full of cilantro!

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just happened to walk into this place after going to a movie last night with some girlfriends, and we were a bit disappointed because it closes early on Saturday nights when everywhere else is wide open. Then unlike, most Mexican restaurants, the chips and salsa...More

Thank Yolanda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, Florida I had the opportunity to dine at the Red Mesa Cantina in Downtown St. Pete. The food was out of this world good, we had the Mofongo for appetizer and the main course consisted of scallops...More

Thank Amado T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a restaurant to have dinner with a family member from the area. She suggested this place and boy was i happy we went to Red Mesa. The food was as good as it could get. The staff was friendly and did i...More

Thank utuado1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a fabulous lunch on the patio. Our Cuban sandwiches were delicious with our pitcher of margaritas, and our server, Brianna, was lovely. Highly recommend!

Thank Swe81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice slow (our choice) lunch on their patio. They have clever sculptures around in the luxuriant greenery, a tiny bridge and waterfall - lots of nice features there. Food was very good. I ordered something that involved avocado, my husband had his...More

Thank BinColorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in St Pete for a baseball game we always make a visit to Red Mesa. It has great food, and has never disappointed. We sat on the patio last evening and there was just enough of a breeze to be pleasant.

Thank turtle_lvr63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is such a cool ambiance about Red Mesa Cantina! The food & drinks are amazing, but sitting outside on a warm day next to the sparkling fountain was absolute perfection!

Thank Meganapalmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boss took me here for lunch with four other people. We sat outside even though we were told if it rained there would be no place for us inside. It did not rain and it was delicious! One of us was gluten-free and that...More

Thank Anneliese M
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve been away for a few years and were looking forward to returning to the Red Mesa. However, appetizers were lame and re-engineered. Bean dip, really? They serve that!! Pitcher of swamp water tasting margaritas. Churrascos with rice/bean filler. Looks they are trying to maximize...More

Thank aabbccdd4321
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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: +1 727-896-8226
  • 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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