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Red Mesa Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
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128 3rd St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224 (2nd Avenue South)
+1 727-896-8226
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Get here early or sit at the bar. It fills up quick. Their Barbacoa and Churrasco dishes are fabulous. Their salsa is great. Their sipping tequila selection is outstanding. Their entire menu is fabulous. Did not miss this place.

Thank Smokey1611
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Decent mexican food. Nothing out of the world. Food was good, ok portion sizes. They charge you for the chips and salsa. When we asked for something more spicy, they I informed us that they don't have any but gave a tobacco like product. Disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
St. Petersburg, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service is great. Guac is good, not great....Enchiladas were fair, tacos very plain. Over all very plain food in a very loud restaurant. I am not sure if this was Mexian, tex mex or latin fusion....menu is the effort of trying to be too cute with simple food when people just want real good food at a fair value, and... More 

Thank ellisfamily7
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Right in downtown St Pete, Red Mess is a casual place to dine, meet friends or just party. The menu is southwest fare primarily but has delicious salads and seafood.

Thank GinnyandRon
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Foodies will flock to this, afterwards walk to the brewery just down the street and enjoy a cold craft beer.

Thank botrapeze
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bright exterior dining area was alive with diners, music, flowing fountains, busy waiters. In contrast, the interior was dark and cool, full of art and a glowing bar that slowly changes colors like a mood ring. The wait staff was helpful and our dishes were delicious. Smartly casual, reasonable prices, positive atmosphere.

Thank D F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ordered a vegetarian version of the taco salad, with a side of guacamole. Both were fresh and tasty. Sat at an outdoor table with my dog and right away the wonderful waiter brought a bowl of water for my cockapoo, Alexis. Friendly service. No pressure to finish up and leave, as can often be the scenario for a single diner.... More 

Thank liviBoston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

With indoor and outdoor seating, you can have an amazing time. Outside you have live band at night; they play really good. Food is a combination of Mexican and other latin food, but mostly Mexican. Duck quesadillas are a must! I really enjoyed te decorations. Very friendly staff. Be sure to get there with enough time, specially on weekends, it... More 

Thank Gustavo A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My in-laws and I were exploring St Pete and love Mexican being from California. My MIL didn't want to eat outside due to the wait, but I would have preferred that to indoors on such a beautiful day. I also liked the outdoor vibe. Our server was great, and I think his name was John. I ordered the Duck and... More 

Thank Cristinmcl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter, grandson & I enjoyed a simply delicious dinner here. We sat on their beautiful Patio area. Loved the sounds of the fountains in the background. It was happy hour so we enjoyed the best margaritas I have had in a very long time. Our waitress was great - so pleasant. We had a side order of fried sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?