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Red Mesa Cantina

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” (43 reviews)
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“duck tacos” (43 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Super friendly hostesses and waitress, Kiernan was fabulous as well. Answered lots of our questions. The atmosphere at the Red Mesa Cantina is very appealing whether you chose to dine outside in the fabulous patio area (really pretty at night with the lights on), or...More

Thank forthefamilyof4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal herw with great service. Tuna taco was excellent. Pork mungo was good as haven't had before so was pleased with it. Had a couple of drugged out girls sitting right next to us would be the only issue we had. Completely...More

Thank Calvin38
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely sit in the courtyard or outside bar area. Super atmosphere with tons of seating. Usually a wait on the weekends but while waiting take a walk to the outside bar area where they have a few high tops. We got lucky last night and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

TripAdvisor again didn't disappoint. Looking for Mexican restaurant and came across Red Mesa Cantina. Lovely outdoor patio seating area. A nice menu with many choices of standard and unique Mexican dishes. Server was good ~ friendly and helpful in making decisions. Food was great with...More

Thank johnsonlnl29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the courtyard to inside dining to my cucumber mojito to burrito was unique and colorful. Service was great and food and drink was wonderful. Will go back again and again.

Thank Carla T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, but our entres came out before the chips and salsa. Also, you have to pay extra for the chips and salsa. Corn was good, and the tacos were good.

Thank mcarroll01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner on the terrace that really made you feel like you were in a whole world away with the architecture and the bamboo. The waiter was excellent and very attentive.

Thank newyorkboundNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to red mesa at least once a week,if not more for years. The food,the drinks,the atmosphere is amazing. It's an enjoyable place for all occasions. If you just want to grab a beverage or a nice brunch or dinner. Go solo,...More

Thank captdave18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our first visit, but NOT our last.......really enjoyed this place. has a great vibe, awesome outdoor dining and delicious food. servers are laid back & relaxed (at times we wished they were a bit more attentive). we tried the pulpo (octopus) ceviche & mini tuna...More

Thank pyramoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere. We ended up eating inside due to the wait time, but I would recommend choosing to sit in the courtyard area if weather/wait time allows. We started with chips and guacamole and both had margaritas, which we enjoyed...More

Thank cmmctiernan
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
will there be any specials for cinco de mayo
15 April 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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
Is it dig friendly
4 March 2017|
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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 - 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: +1 727-527-8728
  • 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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