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“Excellent Southwestern Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Mesa

Red Mesa
4912 4TH St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
+1 727-527-8728
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Price range: $0 - $30
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.
Largo, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Southwestern Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Sunday brunch was delicious at this consistently good at this southwestern style restaurant. They accept reservations for five or more, and smaller parties usually do not have much of a wait. There are some standard American dishes on the menu, such as sweet potato pancakes, some combinations such as shrimp and grits, and several true southwestern favorites. Service by a knowledgeable staff is great, and you never feel rushed. This place is a favorite of locals for lunch and dinner as well. It is our favorite Sunday morning stop.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
“Have been going for over 12 years, consistently really good to sometimes excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Quality of the food is consistent, downside can be lack of flexibility with the menu, both in substitutions and dinner vs. lunch offerings. The chicken seems to be different on the Red Mesa Salad -- the marinade, specifically. Not as good as it used to be.

Visited April 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A bit of fancy added to Mexican?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Food was good, location was great for dinner followed by sports and music. Vibrant scene, more locals than tourists (hooray!). Definitely on the list for next trip to town.

Visited June 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A Notch Above the Rest....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I have been going to Red Mesa off and on for close to 20 years. Recently starting going again and I must say it's still very good in terms of service and quality food. Red Mesa is not a Mexican Restuarant, but a true Southwest culinary delight. Presentation for all meals is fantastic and appealing. Great dinners, not cheap, but you get what you pay for. I consider Red Mesa an overall good value. Suggest you try lunch if your are not sure. Also Sunday breakfast is great at Red Mesa.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Very good Southwestern flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Glad to have made a reservation because this is a very busy place! The sangria is very good and all our apps were delicious. The server wasn't overly friendly, but it was extremely busy when we were there. The menu has some very nice southwestern flavors/spices and the food was very fresh.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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