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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
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good Mexican food . The sangria is exceptional as well. It gets very busy and often times has a long wait.

Thank JP33765
St. Petersburg, Florida
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good but small portions with big prices. If the dishes would have been a little larger and a little more exotic perhaps it would have been a little easier to pay those prices. Not a place for your average family of 4 to dine. Took my teenage daughter which was fine but even she got a little... More 

Thank furback1
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the atmosphere... we were seated and then the waitress/server forgot we were there... ugh.... when she finally remembered we laughed it off...and I am soooo happy we didn't leave .... food was sooo good!!! I had Duck quesadilla and Diego had seafood mofongo...wow!!!!! Killer😃👍🌈 We started we a very good guacamole too!!! Still giving it five stars even after... More 

Thank Tom A
Treasure Island,Fl
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently enjoyed with my wife a very tasty lunch.I have dined here before and it has never disappointed.The lunch menu portions are quite large.The burritos are great also the tacos.I like the value it offers and it can get quite crowded on Fridays.It attracts a lot of business people and service is excellent.

Thank William T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the food was good, we could not believe the size of portions. You have to buy chips and salsa.

Thank musicwomn9
Moline, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped with friends for dinner. Was not real hungry so I ordered the Nacho appetizer to share. Menu said you can add steak or chicken for a fee. I asked about adding Pork instead and they obliged. Very good. Will do this again as a meal.

Thank Timothy S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch and cocktails . The patio os very nice and hidden from the tall buildings. Food was a Ok but great place for afternoon evening drinks and atmosphere

Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rocked climbed at vertical ventures and we were starving, locals raved out Red Mesa Cantina. So glad we followed their advice! Ordered the ceviche sampler and it was FANTASTIC! Ordered the duck taco and shrimp taco...loved the Mexican slaw on the shrimp taco and the duck was a nice surprise of a little bit of sweet and savory. Loved the... More 

Thank Karen M
Palm Harbor, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had pulled pork on fried plantains and a bed of lettuce with tomatoes and avocado. Delish! Cousin had a burrito that smelled amazing. Margaritas were good. Ceviche was a bit too spicy hot for me, but plentiful. We would all go back!

Thank VPBunnie
Treasure Island, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great open air dining, excellent service and food was all great. Highly recommend this spot for casual dining.

Thank i2Hungry122

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?