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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 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was great. Wonderful vegetarian options. Highly recommend the plantains. Robert W was an awesome waiter. Nice shaded patio area for outdoor dining.

Thank Marta C
Milliken, Colorado
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No wow factor at all, seems a bit over priced for Mexican. The building and patio is pretty nice but there are tons of options in the area. Draft beer is $5, $7 burrito, $9 chicken quesadilla, they were okay, but again, nothing special at all.

Thank laffin_ol
Boca Grande, Florida
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175 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this spot out after our daughters appointment at All Children's on Valentine's Day for the first time. This restaurant has a great atmosphere, we sat outside and we're immediately greeted by a friendly male server. We started out with the chips & dips, it was exactly as we expected and tasty. I personally had their lunch... More 

Thank ErinLee13
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Never knew I never reviewed. Handcrafted Margaritas are just perfect combo of sweet and sour. Favorite antos are Chips and Dip,and Mofongo (get it,love it) Ensalads, I devoured the Taco Salad (sans the shell) with blackened chicken and with grilled steak. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Teresa J
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a business dinner. The service was awful. We needed to keep asking anyone who would listen where are food and drinks were. Food was average at best. Overall bad experience. Would not go back.

Thank Paul P
Dillard, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Red Mesa Cantina is one of our favorites. Easy to get to, right downtown St Pete. Menu choices are amazing, as are their house special margaritas. Always a good choice.

Thank Barb D
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got A gift certificate for here. We were not disappointed. The portions were on the small side, which is not all bad. Lots of seating choice inside and out. The food was very tasty and service good. Will go back again even though the drive there takes 45 minutes.

Thank rwbw
Madison, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A long wait with no reservations taken is the only downside of Red Mesa Cantina! Very good food and drink, quick service, in a stylish fun location!

Thank jjminer
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the atmosphere outside, it's so relaxing and enjoyable. If you are there when ur not working, the margaritas are delicious.

Thank Jennifer F
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place for Brunch!! Flavor galore, variety, large portions. For some reason they do not have fresh squeezed OJ? You can eat outside on the patio with a view of the street and good people watching or dine inside in the AC. Tequila is available, they probably have 100 flavors for your perusal! There is no Cappuccino but... More 

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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
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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: +1 727-896-8226
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?