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“Sunday brunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Mesa Cantina

Red Mesa Cantina
Ranked #15 of 893 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, 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!
St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Great Sunday brunch, variety of brunch specials and reg menu available. Superb atmosphere for anytime dinning.

  • Visited March 2013
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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A good Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Red Mesa Cantina is a popular Mexican restuarant in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
It is a good variety of Mexican dishes.
The food is good, but the service is inconsistent - since they are usually very busy.
It is large, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“2 for 2 & batting 1.000.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was our second visit to Red Mesa. Went there last year during Spring Training & was quite pleased. This year was even better. Took some friends who loved it, too. Arrived at 9PM & was promptly seated. George was our waiter & took great care of us. Drinks, appetizers, entrees & desserts were all outstanding. No complaints by any of us. Reasonably priced - 4 appetizers, 5 entrees, 4 alcoholic beverages & 3 desserts for $145. Great outdoor atmosphere. Already looking forward to 2014 Spring Training.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing, but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

I love every single thing in that place... the waiter was very friendly and funny talking to me about my options, food is very very yummy, visual is PERFECT, with a nice font and lovely nights... such a very romantic place. But everything has a price, and the price there can be a little high. I think it's worth tough.

Visited January 2013
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Perfect margarita, atmosphere, food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

If you are looking for a really excellent homemade margarita then go no further than Red Mesa Cantina in downtown St Petersburg FL.

Carl the bartender makes a Hot Carlos margarita that is the best spicy drink I have ever had

Brunch food was great and service impeccable. Love the big outdoor patio too

Try it. You will live it

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