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“If you haven't been - GO”
Review of Red Mesa Cantina

Red Mesa Cantina
Ranked #15 of 902 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Peruvian
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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!
Central City, KY
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you haven't been - GO”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I dined at the Cantina last night and we were very pleasantly surprised. We preferred an indoor seating as it was rather windy and were given a table for two inside. Our server was somewhat slow coming over, so the manager greeted us and took our drink orders. He apologized for the delay. We were impressed with his being so concerned. We had a great waiter. I ordered the ahi taco and the fish taco. The ahi taco is wonderful. The fish taco (mahi) was also very good, but next time I will order two of the tuna taco's; they were that good . My husband ordered the pulled port burrito and it was also delicious. Margarita's were very good - did not taste like something out of a bottle. The best surprise, when we received our check, the waiter informed us the margarita's were on the house because of our wait !!! Needless to say, we were impressed. We plan to return and try the Sunday brunch. Very nice outdoor seating space was very pretty and hopefully we will be able to sit there next visit. Great experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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Tampakan, Philippines
2 reviews
“Delicious, as always”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Small place, good friendly service. The new waiting "lounge" two doors away is very nice, but a totally different feel.

Visited June 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Perfect Restaurant?”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We have eaten here a dozen times in the last year (since we moved downtown) and are yet to be disappointed. They are fun and friendly - and love making some incredible food!

First, the food is superior, delicious and creative: 5 Stars
Second, the service is consistently top shelf. Friendly and knowledgable: 5 Stars
Atmosphere, Sit outside by the fountain, cool lights with a little reggae. 5 Stars

I cannot recommend Red Mesa enough.

  • Visited January 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food, Service and Atmosphere!!”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

In town for Gasparilla and found this GEM of a place. Outdoor seating was the best I have experienced. Not usually my thing but so enjoyed the water features and lights that the indoor seating looked bland. Food and pricing were excellent and very reasonable. Happy Hour $3 Margaritas were high quality and the meal (Duck Quesadillas) made me want seconds. Already a "must visit" our next trip to Tampa.

  • Visited January 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Must Try!”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I love this place! best Brunch around. everything I've had there was amazing. great atmosphere too. Great drinks and the random off menu specials are always worth a try!

Visited January 2013
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