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Red Mesa Cantina

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
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” (47 reviews)
“mofongo” (50 reviews)
“duck tacos” (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 6 days ago

We're local residents and have eaten here about 10 times. The Tex-Mex food is fairly authentic, but we'd only give it an average grade for flavor and quality. Our favorite appetizer is the Chips and Salsa with a trio of different cheeses. They have pretty...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch around 2pm today with 6 other ladies. Tastiest part of anyone’s meal was the nachos. We had to send them back because the toppings were so skimpy. Then we had to wait for them to return right about when our main...More

Thank C M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had no reservation on a Thursday night so the wait was about 20 minutes for an outdoor seating, which we preferred. Our server was nice and promptly took our appetizers order. Guacamole was delicious and though they were out of plantains, yuca, my second...More

1  Thank BUGI_70
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this place! The Shrimp Al moho and duck tacos are excellent. Don't miss the chips with three types of dip.

Thank amiableone
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of the inside bar. They have an outside bar too along with outside seating for dinner. It's really a cool place and the food is very good and not too pricey. They got a good happy hour as well with decent...More

Thank Dorian L
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Food and service here is amazing. Jay the bartender is so fun. We went for hospitality night, And he was great. Its Sunday 5-10. Half off if your in hospitality industry. We go other times too. Great selection of tequila if that's your game. I...More

Thank kimtravelgirl
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and excellent food. Had duck tacos and they were awesome. Other meal was a chicken quesadilla and it was awesome. Almost too much for lunch took part of it home. They charge $10 for three different sauces with your chips which they were...More

Thank Becky E
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. We had the mofongo, empanadas, duck taco, chorizo/sweet potato taco and churros. The hibiscus tea drink was watered down. Our waitress was inattentive and unfriendly. I would go back and would just request another waitress bc the food was good.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I went with a group of 8 people to Red Mesa Cantina on a busy evening in July. The place was packed (a good sign) and we had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. Not bad. The bar was packed and it was...More

Thank TravelinDantheMan
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We enjoy stopping here at the bar for happy hour for margaritas and some appetizers. The bartenders are so friendly and the outdoor bar is perfect. Food and drink are all wonderful. They also have inside seating.

Thank librarian73
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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