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Red Mesa Cantina

128 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-896-8226
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Ranked #20 of 728 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Peruvian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Avenue South
Transit: 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.
Description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
481 helpful votes 481 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

As visitors, enjoying a good walk around the St Petersburg waterfront and downtown, we were delighted by the courtyard patio, which is separated from the street by a fence and cooling bamboo and other foliage. This was a nice place to sit on a hot day. However it was marred by the cold air blasting from a giant outdoor aircon... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We live in Sarasota and make a special trip to St. Pete a couple times a year to go to RMC and enjoy downtown St. Pete. I love it so much that I often chose it for my birthday dinner out, as I did last night. Service is always right. The food is original, fresh, and creative take on Mexican.... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were going to a Tampa Bay Rays game and wanted to grab a "lite bite" before going into the stadium. This cantina was less than3 miles or so from the stadium. We found on-street, metered parking right near the place, but didn't have any change, so my husband went to the outdoor hostess station - they hostesses were very... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food was spectacular. Loved the atmosphere as they have both indoor and outdoor seating. Service was pretty good too!

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Hove, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

we stopped off here on the way back to tampa international having planned to come sometime during our vacation in madeira beach, and SO wished we had come sooner. Had we done so we would have been back a couple of times Really good mexican-style food, rely tasty, not heavy or over spiced, just really tasty and very well presented.... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. So we finally decided to try it. Went as a group of 5. cool vibe at the outdoor seating area. We sat inside. Very unique setting. Tends to get a little loud,but very enjoyable setting. They offer a extensive tequila menu. Drinks were very good, we had margaritas and mojitos. Apps were very... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Recently visited for dinner while on vacation. Lovely outside patio with a terrific fountain. Unfortunately, it started to rain so we had to move inside. Had an excellent steak burrito and an even better pitcher of sangria!! Would definitely recommend for the great atmosphere. The food was good, I wanted to try a couple of dishes but had to choose... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this was intimate yet comfortable and spacious...The water fountain,the nice patio, the friendly staff, the nightly musicians, and the delicious food...Reasonably priced and when you go, try the Cadillac Margarita....

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Oviedo, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visit St Pete a couple of times a year and one year ago we found the wonderful Red Mesa on fourth street. Thought we would try it again on our last trip so we typed it into the iPhone and were led downtown to third street. Um - something is going on here. The sign out front said Red... More

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Tampa, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This has truly been a favorite restaurant of mine for a few years now. When I lived in downtown St Pete area, I went here all the time. I once actually went here both Saturday AND Sunday for brunch in the same weekend. (sweet potato pancakes are soo good) Any time I had friends/family in town, this is where I... More

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Additional Information about Red Mesa Cantina

Address: 128 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
Phone Number: +1 727-896-8226
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Peruvian

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