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Red Mesa Cantina

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128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224 (2nd Avenue South)
+1 727-896-8226
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Plant City, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My boyfriend took me here for my first visit on a Sunday night hoping that it wouldn't be too crowded. Boy were we wrong. It was packed, but luckily there was an opening for inside seating. I was a little disappointed, since it was a nice cool fall evening and I was hoping to sit outside, but I wasn't willing... More 

Thank Gaelic2014
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The time of year matters, but in late Oct and Nov, dining with friends outside is a delight. The various ceviches ordered as one order (a sampler) is the way to go if you have a table of four. If you don't like olives, make sure to skip the one with cut up olives (a rare addition to ceviche). I'm... More 

Thank KerryNBC
Dade City, Florida
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203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It had been a while since my wife and I had eaten Mexican cuisine and we really liked the Red Mesa that last time we went so we thought we would try it again. It was awesome! I had a burrito so big I couldn't eat it all and my wife had a burrito of different ingredients which was equally... More 

Thank Ben H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This restaurant was a last minute decision and I am glad we made it. Our waitress was amazing as was the food. We sat outside by the waterfall and relaxed listening to live music. A definite go to in my opinion.

Thank Carissa S
St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved Red Mesa Cantina - have been there more than once and have had a great experience each time - sat at the bar and Courtney, the bartender, is excellent - she is very attentive and professional - definitely visit if you love Mexican food

Thank clairegl1
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a Monday lunch and the 3$ margaritas were perfect. The chips with various dips were very good but not quite 5 star as I thought they needed a bit more seasoning. We had pulled pork and Ahi tuna tacos which again were very good but not quite 5 star for the price. The outdoor atmosphere was excellent and service... More 

Thank Michael P
Treasure Island, Florida
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374 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

With so many place to choose from, we decided to try the Red Mesa. It was a Sunday afternoon and I was in the mood for a change of pace. This place fit the request, a good menu and great service. The Mexican food was good and I have no complaints. The prices are average and the atmosphere is fantastic.... More 

Thank bandit153
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch outside after visiting the Salvador Dali museum. I ordered the steak burrito and my wife had the chicken burrito. Both were on point and reasonably priced. Staff was curtious and made our lunch enjoyable.

Thank Josh B
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is amazing (if you sit outside) with the hanging lights, waterfall and the beautiful trees! The guacamole was delicious and the esquite is a must try! The tofu tacos were ok but we will definitely be back for another visit!!

Thank KZBB
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my friends and family, 10 total, the food was ok but pricey, a must get is the Mofongo it was delicious. Their "water" must've come straight out of the sewer it was disgusting! The decor and patio are very nice, staff was friendly but SO DAMN SLOOOOOOOW!

Thank SeanInJax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 727-896-8226
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?