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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 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in the area exploring St. Petersburg & came across this restaurant!! When we first walked in, we thought it was a cute place! Then we ordered the mofongo & the Margarita! The mofongo was delicious!!! We order some add'l items that were very tasty as well but our favorite by far was the mofongo. I will definatley come... More 

Thank msjrodz
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we found this place. We sat outside and it has a wonderful atmosphere ... Fountains/ponds, plants, umbrellas and good music. Tucked away just enough that it makes you feel like you're out of the city. We started with a fresh fruit app which was served on a quarter of a pineapple ... The mango was so good!... More 

Thank MaKayla D
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food Delicious....incredible!! I highly recommended it!! It is a must-visit when you're in downtown st. Pete!

Thank ladyscorpionc
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the tacos. Sometimes the service is hit or miss. Great margaritas too. Breakfast was also tasty.

Thank Andrea S
Treasure Island, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose to sit outside with a large fan blowing on us it was quite comfortable. We ordered the classic pitcher of margueritas ($24.00) with a Grand Marnier float for $10 more.Very tasty and refreshing. The only downside being the ice melted rapidly in the heat and drinks got watery quickly. Not the restaurant's fault. Our server was Delaney, she... More 

Thank suzylingpow50
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So worth a visit for both the food and the atmosphere. The Ahi tuna salad was a neat mix of Asian and Latin flavors.

Thank KMS212
St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done whoever designed this restaurant. Beautiful artwork, interesting pieces near cool bar that changes color. Patio is an oasis in the city. Steak quesadilla and steak tacos good choice. Warm chips with guacamole and salsa a must.

Thank SandySullivan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. Every dish I have gotten is great! The margaritas are fabulous. Clean restaurant, clean bathrooms. Cute and friendly staff.

Thank Jenna1967
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popular spot in the area for lunch. Had a delicious lunch. Service was pleasant and fast. Nice atmosphere.

Thank marydonato
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a dozen times and I'm always happy. They have delicious brunch specials, and the gourmet tacos can't be beat! Duck taco for $3? Ahi tuna taco for $4? Yes and yes! Yummy food, reasonable pricing, fun atmosphere (the outdoor patio has a giant fan near the fountain, which is super refreshing), and pretty good service too. Just... More 

Thank Jenn_FLyoga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?