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Red Mesa Cantina

128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-896-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A repeat visit to Red Mesa Cantina after quite a while away. Again as then we dined before a Tampa Bay Rowdies game at Al Lang and wasn’t disappointed. Excellent friendly service, a lengthy happy hour 3pm to 7pm on drinks including 50% off house...More

Thank MartynG_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a visit here for excellent and somewhat creative Mexican. Very nice decor inside and out. Much bigger than I expected. Good Experience.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was outstanding! We visited in August so we sat inside, but the courtyard looked the place to hangout Amazing tequila selection, great prices on Happy Hour Margaritas and of our party of 4, everyone raves about their food The service was spot on...More

Thank Bonish_Photo
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is open air dining and an outside (sort of) bar. The dining room itself is modern with a side of memorabilia Food is fantastic and there is a lot of variety. Price is moderate. (Try the Plantains)

Thank 1927Tom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my husband checked his bank account the charge was increased by $2. However another person had $15+ added. $2 not a huge issue, but still not right. Our friends are going to contact Red Mesa regarding their added amount.

Thank G9069DDsharonb
Edgar V, Guest Relations Manager at Red Mesa Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi. By all means, contact us. We have no idea what charges you’re referring to. Call us at 727 896-8226 and ask for the manager or write to us at eat@rmcantina.com Thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks are average. Nothing wrong just massed produced due to it being a popular location. The bar on the top floor is great but only open on the weekends.

Thank SensibleTraveler50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Brunch in St Pete! Amazing Bloody Mary's. Try the Huevos Ranchero! but ask for Tortillas to use with the eggs.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gourmet Mexican. One of our favorites. Everything on the menu is delicious, you can't go wrong. A little on the expensive side, but worth it.

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious Mexican cuisine is served in a charming brick and wrought iron patio setting with a central fountain and umbrella tables. There are also tables on the inside and a rooftop bar. The food is tasty and satisfying and the service is great. Weekends can...More

Thank lilysparrow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from the Dali museum, it was a lovely walk the city is beautiful. We sat out side to enjoy the scene's. We ordered the ceviche app, it was phenomenal. My margarita was good but it was hot outside so it got a...More

Thank TheBrownstravels
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October 21, 2017|
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Response from alwaysfun2travel | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. I would check with the restaurant.
April 15, 2017|
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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
March 4, 2017|
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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
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • 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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