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Red Mesa

4912 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
+1 727-527-8728
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
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Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: 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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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Everyone in our group of six was very pleased with their food. Margaritas are great. And the service was exceptional. Prices are good. Environment is casual. Will definitely go back.

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the handcrafted margaritas - they have a huge range of tequilas to choose from. It was very busy that evening so we sat in the sidewalk section and enjoyed people-watching the passers by. The server was very friendly and helpful with making our choices, and the food was good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a great time with friends enjoying dinner at this location. Make reservations or arrive early. This place gets crowded with other followers. Sangria and the South western food was out of this world.

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Clearwater, Florida
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Arrive early for dinner and you will be shocked with zero wait! We showed up just before 6 on a Saturday evening and were seated immediately. The restaurant filled up fast behind us and when we left, there were at least 30 people waiting. They do not take reservations unless you have a large party and will not seat the... More

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Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Living in St Petersburg I have been to this restaurant many times and never had a bad meal. The food always tastes fresh and delicious, the service is wonderful and prices are fair. So many mexican restaurants have food that all tastes the same and just becomes one big mush. Not here,, the entrees are inventive and have distinct tastes.... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

How have I not reviewed this place yet?! I have been throughly enjoying Red Mesa for years, and years, and years. It is one of the go-to restaurants in St. Petersburg, especially for people who are visiting and only have a limited time to see what St. Petersburg has to offer. I don't need to say much because this place... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went on First Friday in August and the entire city was packed. At 10:00 PM there was a wait. However we took first available and ended up inside - which was fine with us. The place was very loud, very crowded but the service was excellent considering the chaos. The drinks were generous pours and the food was some... More

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Madison, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I just had lunch today at Red Mesa---Excellent across the board. I'm more familiar with Mexican dishes since I hail from Texas and grew up on Tex-Mex. This place serves what I consider closest to true Mexican from the Yucatan area. The service was prompt even though they were very busy. It not a place to go... More

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Naples, Florida
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286 reviews 286 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Your first impression walking into this restaurant is that it is an upscale cantina. Ambiance and decor suggest that. After having been ignored for 10+ minutes before being approached by a server is The first red flag. We ordered a sampler of 4 different ceviches. Only problem that although supposedly 4 totally items they all looked the same and tasted... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love hanging out here with friends. The outdoor area is really cool. I've not been disappointed yet. The brunch on Sunday is a must.

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