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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%
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“brunch” (67 reviews)
“duck tacos” (49 reviews)
“mofongo” (47 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 2 days ago

Was told by several people how great this place was, well I beg to differ. The food quality was poor and over priced.

Thank Len_A1952
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tacos lived up to the hype! Came here for lunch on a muggy Saturday. Despite this, outside was packed. So we ate inside which wasn't awful. The whole place has a really cool vibe. Started with the octopus ceviche. Super tender, nicely spiced. This...More

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great nite out! Started with a couple of specials before eating the delicious dishes that were served to us! Roman the waiter was exceptional!

Thank kitlove119
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. Fun atmosphere. Convenient location. Enjoyed the outdoor seating and the food was perfect!

Thank julu74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had flown down from Long Island and were starving. It was almost 9pm by the time we got to Red Mesa. The outdoor garden area was great. Since it was Wednesday I got the fajita special. Steak fajitas for $15! There was a drink...More

1  Thank scottbA3717FE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ahi tuna tacos are the best thing I've ever eaten! Great environment even the kids enjoyed it. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Great bar(s)

Thank Felicia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend always surprises me with the best date night and stay-cation festivities. Our experience at the Red Mesa Cantina was amazing. From the time we were greeted when we arrived until the very end, the service provided was exceptional. The wait staff is very...More

1  Thank ladythai1018
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll find this place busy and loud. Many pricey bars and good atmosphere but then the food. UGH. Here's the menu item I had: EL GORDO: CHOICE OF STEAK, SHREDDED ROAST PORK, CHICKEN OR TOFU, GALLO PINTO, JACK CHEESE AND PICO DE GALLO - TOPPED...More

Thank kah50442
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was wonderful and the service was great. We sat near the bar and the bartender in the waiters were particularly efficient and the bartender was very personable. The place was decked out for Halloween and it was a very fun and busy atmosphere....More

1  Thank Pam A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp and grits was a fiesta to my taste buds! I highly recommend visiting this place! Excellent customer service and perfect atmosphere.

Thank Bright Light Wa... N
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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