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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 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

I've been patronizing Red Mesa since it opened and have always loved it. The salsa and sangria are the best in the Tampa Bay area and always consistent. Since I've become a vegan the past four years it's been a struggle because they don't offer much for me, but if you are a meat eater you will not be disappointed.

Thank Julia L
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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120 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

We visited the area and heard about this place. It was relatively close to our hotel, so we gave it a try and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, this is not a cheap eats place, the food is more upscale but still quite reasonably priced. The atmosphere and service was also good for us. As a tip: go... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Salsa great, dinner C . shredded chicken in enchilada had no taste what so ever, beans bland. No lettuce, tomato or any greens served with meals. Churro for dessert, old hard and unhealthy fried dough stick, no chocolate served with it. Will I be back? No way.

Thank WantToSeeItAll
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Unfortunately a poor server can ruin even a great food experience. The food was good, but not great. Not worth the hype. Yes, the appetizer of chips that you pay $3.00 for was nothing spectacular. Our waitress was not only unfriendly, but when we asked her to bring us something, she never even did. Also we finished our drinks and... More 

Thank Mr and Mrs P
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Good food, but the chips that you PAY $3.00 for weren't hot, even after I sent them back the first time. The entrees were good though. Disappointing not to get a tequila margarita, although the agave wine margarita was okay.

Thank dededoyle
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Excellent, authentic Mexican food. The food was very fresh and was uniquely flavorful as opposed to a chain restaurant. Also loved the outdoor, courtyard seating.

Thank moffam938
Clearwater, Florida
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113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

My friends enjoy this place often and it was my first time here. The food was good but not excellent compared to some better Mexican restaurants I have dined at. We all liked our food: Ginger crusted salmon salad, black bean soup, stuffed chicken, chicken enchiladas and chips w/ salsa. The Sangria is very yummy. Server was excellent. No complaints... More 

Thank starannette
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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502 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This place was bustling when we arrived for diner but we were seated quickly (there were 6 of us). Our server was great and was attentive but not intrusive and allowed us to enjoy our meal. The food was delicious and all of the ingredients tasted fresh and none of the food had the prepared-earlier-and-just-warmed-up taste. Parking is complimentary valet... More 

Thank KingHuskey
St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

I have never had a bad meal in this establishment. The Puntas De Filet is to die for as well as any of the shrimp dishes. You cannot order a bad meal here. The homemade salsa is the best I'ver ever had.

Thank CeeBee3851
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1,232 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 748 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Have eaten here on a number of occasions and never been disappointed. Would probably go more often but it is a 45 minute drive from North Pinellas. I usually get the shrimp enchiladas which are delicious. The Sangria is pretty darn good too!!!

Thank jaybeeFL

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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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?