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Red Mesa

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
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4912 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
+1 727-527-8728
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

NO MORE SUNSET MENU! One if the greatest things about this place is gone. It's still good Southwestern fare but it will be a bit shocking compared to what you may have enjoyed before. The shredded beef burrito was a favorite as well as the cedar plank salmon. Great presentations. Valet parking.

Thank billlane5200
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We had dinner at the Red Mesa Restaurant tonight and I must say the food was excellent. It's not your everyday Mexican menu but more like a Mexican fusion with some interesting taste combinations. All in all I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for something a little different and tastes wonderful. The only improvement would be... More 

Thank tpaterry
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to spend your evening. Start with salsa and chips with a pitcher of hibiscus/pomegranate margaritas. All of the dinners are excellent. Then you can go to the back and listen to the band and finish your pitcher of mararitas.

1 Thank Paige Stoll
St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

As a local resident we eat at Red Mesa frequently. The food is great. It's not your everyday Mexican food. Their sangria is good also. They have a sunset menu if you are seated by 545. It's a unique, popular place so get there early or plan to wait.

Thank TRVJ
Clearwater, Florida
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Four for lunch each with a different but delicious meal. I had the Favorito Combo which was a tasty sampling of some of their specialties.

Thank dmd8312cc
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

I love meeting clients and colleagues here for lunch. Their chips and salsa is just fantastic. Good seasoning and a nice bite makes for an easy snack before lunch. I am a creature of habit. I love the Red Mesa salad with fried goat cheese. This is the only restaurant of the group (Cantina and Mercado) that has fried goat... More 

Thank Kristina2998
Lausanne, Switzerland
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250 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I was expecting something pretty good from Red Mesa. But like many restaurants in the area, the food felt over-sauced and of mediocre quality. I ordered salmon, which was really over cooked. The vegetables seemed fresh but like they were sautéed in a low-quality oil. The salsa was also quite runny and salty. Again, my opinion... More 

Thank GroteAppel
Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great Food! My husband and I went with my parents and we were all extremely happy with our food. Try the cedar plank Salmon. Its my favorite.

Thank Jean S
St Petersburg
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For more than 15 years, Red Mesa has been serving up great food and it's done consistently! Their salsa is the best I've ever eaten and I believe it's so good because they make it with chipotle peppers! Sunday brunch is awesome; enjoy their shrimp and grits! A must on the St Petersburg restaurant experience!!

Thank Holly H
New York City, New York, USA
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I'm honestly not as impressed as it was hyped up to be. The margarita pitchers do not taste very well, but the specialty ones do. As for the food, you have to order chips separate, but the dips were tasty. I got the mofongo entree and it was good, there was a fair amount of seafood, but at the same... More 

1 Thank jbwatsonusf

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4912 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-527-8728
Of Mexican origin, fused with flavors and favorites from Latin American, Tex-Mex & Caribbean kitchens. A St. Pete landmark, known all over for inspired dining at its best, garnering numerous awards and kudos, most proud of our personal service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?