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“Consistently good” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Mesa Cantina

Red Mesa Cantina
Ranked #14 of 872 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Avenue South
Transit: 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.
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!
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Every time we go here we have a good experience - from the food to the service. This time our female server was polite, knowledgeable, not intrusive, not phony, quite funny actually. The service is prompt and polite. The food was excellent and came in proper amount of time. Everything I have ever ordered has been good. Only one time I didn't like something, but it was only that I don't (can't) eat raw onions and I didn't know it when I ordered the dish. At my house we fight for the leftovers, it is that good, first to the fridge gets the prize. And the leftover food is not congealed fat/grease like so many leftovers from similar restaurants. Medium priced, good value. Bring a sweater because the front part of the restaurant is very cold, the back not as much. We return often.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food but magarita's are way too expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Great food. The magarita's are good but they give you a very small drink that it twice the cost of any other magarita. Best option is to order pick up and go home and make your own magarita. You will save a ton of money not drinking there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

I've eaten here many times, and really enjoyed the food each time I've been there. My tip, though, is to sit outside if you can. For some reason the service is better outside, and it's SOOO loud inside you can't hear the person sitting next to you. The outside experience is great, though.

Visited May 2012
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Dunedin, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“worth the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

my husband and i had business near st pete on last sunday and we were looking for somewhere to have brunch or lunch.i had been to the red mesa cantina before with a girlfriend and really enjoyed the whole experience so i decided to treat my husband. it was a beautiful day so we got a seat on the patio where the sounds of all the fountains was so relaxing.my husband was so impressed with the food and the wonderful service. thanks red mesa for making our sunday a perfect day!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Favorite Spot Downtown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is one of our 'go-to' spots downtown. Fantastic food - never been disappointed. Out of this world staff and management (Jon, Taylor and Storm just to name a few:) Great mimosas and bloody mary's sat and sun (only $3!) to accompany an awesome brunch menu. Overall an outrageously awesome place

Visited November 2012
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