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$5 - $14
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Street Food
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

Can't say enough good things about our lunch here yesterday-and every time prior! There were 5 of us yesterday celebrating my husband's birthday. Everyone ordered something different except my husband and I who both had the shrimp tacos. All of our food was excellent, and...our server was outstanding (forgive me for not remembering your name!). We have ventured out again a bit, and only go to restaurants we trust where we know the food and service is well above average. I know so many restaurants are having staffing issues now, but each time we have gone to Red Mesa Mercado, we have had a very attentive server, and our food has always been VERY good! I must say, the shrimp tacos are Excellent- I think each of my tacos, and my husband's, had 6 or 7 shrimp in them! SO good!! Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal, AND the service!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

We just landed in Tampa and stopped in St Pete's on way to Clearwater for lunch. This place fit the bill for a quick and tasty taco lunch. Everyone was so friendly and warm and the food was inexpensive and quite tasty.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

We eat here a few times a month. Sometimes the food is quite good, while other times disappointing. No real consistency in food preparation or service. They get our order wrong about 50% of the time. Our breakfast this morning was sad. The avocado toast...consisted of a cold slice of sour dough bread colored with about a tablespoon of guacamole, two pieces of bacon, and one egg-even though I ordered two. Mercado has the ability to be a good restaurant, they just need to work on their execution.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed March 26, 2021

Absolutely the worst Mexican food we’ve ever had. We ordered 2 chic tortilla soups and 2 Fernandez bowls with chicken. The food tasted ok but something was not right. Today we’re both sicker than..... Stay away, this place has no idea what clean or hygiene...is. A bunch of kids that don’t follow proper food handling etc....More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Walk up and order. Dip trio was excellent loved my taco salad in the crispy tortilla bowl. Would have lived addition of pico to give just a little more flavor. Others really enjoyed the nachos. Lots of outdoor seating.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 4, 2021 via mobile

My parents and I stopped here as a quick bite in between meals to hold us over until dinner, completely underestimating just how good the food would be and how much we’d like it!! Really, this was a top of the list Mexican place if...I’ve ever been to one, and certainly a time I expected it the least. They have a cool option I haven’t seen at other places before- you can get a burrito “enchilada style”- and it’s just about exactly how it sounds: a burrito on a plate with enchilada sauce poured over it, basically a giant-sized enchilada and I was all for it. It was freakin good! Even their salsa was really spicy but you could tell it was real, high quality salsa, not the jarred crap you find sometimes that has no flavor. Their outdoor seating area is lovely as well, it’s covered and right on the corner of downtown St. Pete right by tons of others eateries and boutiques, so between the location and the food/service you really can’t beat this!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2020 via mobile

Pretty good food, especially for counter service! Kind of pricey though for smaller-sized portions. Lots of outdoor seating - nice location in downtown St. Pete. Margaritas were delicious! Perfect place to go for when you don’t want to sit and wait at a restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020

The food, drinks, decor, ambiance, and music has been enjoyable on every visit. People watching has become enjoyable as drinks are sipped and food is sampled and enjoyed...We are going back often.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 23, 2020 via mobile

We made a trip to Saint Petersburg to pick up supplies we can’t get near our home and had to stop to get lunch! Even though it’s only take out orders right now, the ordering process And pick up was easy and safe! We especially...love the salsa from Red Mesa! Thanks for brightening our week with an awesome meal!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Yu_Chun_Lai, Marketing at Red Mesa Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2020

Thank You so much for the kind words! We try our best to keep everyone happy and safe! ❤️

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Husband had chicken burrito i had colorado burrito. Both were large and tasty but not overly so. Smooth ordering process but pandering for tips not appropriate 4 to go orders. Atmosphere next door much more harmoneous. Took our $16 burritos there for better beer choices.

Date of visit: February 2020
Yu_Chun_Lai, Owner at Red Mesa Mercado, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for visiting!

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Hi! We have plenty of outdoor seating and an indoor "air conditioned" dining room open to anyone. Your choice. The various spaces are available for private events, including the indoor and outdoor spaces. :)
September 25, 2017|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Mesa Mercado

Yes, Red Mesa Mercado offers takeout services.

Red Mesa Mercado is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4