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Red Mesa Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban, Gluten Free
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128 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224 (2nd Avenue South)
+1 727-896-8226
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner menu is so much better than lunch I ordered tuna tacos . Expected some kind of side. Just 2 tacos seems cheap considering They charge for chips and salsa. Value is in the dinner menu

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Thank Stacy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is the bomb. My favorite is the burrito any type they're all good. Drinks aren't bad either!

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Thank Raybuc1
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the restaurant can be noisy, we still go. Food is good, atmosphere is fin, waitstaff good, nachos are outstanding!

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Thank BNfrmStPete
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met a couple for dinner at Red Mesa and dined outside, even though it was July. We were under cover, for awhile, but when the rain didn't hit, they rolled it back and we could enjoy the blue skies. The Margaritas were wonderful, as was the salmon dish I have had a few times, now. The Taco Salad is huge... More 

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Thank SusaninFLA
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant and it's sister restaurants are all excellent. When we are in Florida we never miss a week eating in their Mercado take out and market site. The 4th street Red Mesa and this restaurant are superior offering great Mexican entrees that please our vegan family members as well.

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Thank Sondra S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a Florida Native and lover of Mexican food, I must encourage you to go to Red Mesa Cantina if you are visiting St. Pete. You will find live music on the weekend evenings and a wonderful outdoor atmosphere if the weather permits! My favorite combo is a glass of red sangria paired with the Shrimp al Mojo.

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Thank Megan W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go go go!!!! Out standing food! Great outdoor space. Down Town St Pete location. The one on 4th Street is even better food, but a little more $$$. The food at the one on 4th is a little more upscale as far as food, but lacks in atmosphere. This one has lots of atmosphere! You go wrong at each location!!

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Thank joseph1971
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come for the food and drink, stay for the vibrant roof top atmosphere. Fun crowd, good food, yummy drinks in a casual atmosphere. Live music on weekends - you must try their red sangria, the tamales are pretty good too.

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Thank ToughnyCoqui
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time we had such a large group for a Mother's Day brunch. The service was excellent, the food very good. The restaurant was packed and they were able to make it flow fluidly. If you have a large group, they can certainly do it.

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Thank jude613
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in before a rowdies game and glad we did. I think it is a little on the expensive side but the food was really good as were the margaritas. I tried the Verde Ceviche and although it was excellent it was way to hot for my baby mouth. I switched to the Shrimp Los Cabos Ceviche and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

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