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“Wonderful atmosphere and even better food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Mesa

Red Mesa
Ranked #10 of 894 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Of Mexican origin, fused with flavors and favorites from Latin American, Tex-Mex & Caribbean kitchens. A St. Pete landmark, known all over for inspired dining at its best, garnering numerous awards and kudos, most proud of our personal service.
Orlando, FL
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere and even better food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

After visiting the nearby Dali Museum, we decided to stay with a Spanish theme and stopped at Red Mesa for lunch. What a great decision! Despite the bright sun, we opted to sit outside and were pleased by the shady umbrellas and fans. The water feature and brick courtyard provided delightful scenery while we waited for food. Our party of three adults split the dips and chips appetizer which included very fresh salsa, guacamole, and a substituted side of queso. For our main course, we all stuck with tapas and appetizer items as the portions were reasonable. Hands down, the mofongo was the favorite! The fish taco and tortilla soup were delicious as well.
Service was good and rather prompt. Worth a drive over.

  • Visited July 2013
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Richmond, VA
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awesome and DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

My oldest son, his fiance, his sons (ages 5 and 7) and my youngest two kids (13 and 17) and I dined at Red Mesa last night. It was delicious! We had a short wait (which tells us how popular the place is) on a Saturday night.
My son had the Enchilada Trio which he orders when he goes there on a regular basis. His fiance had Chimicheri Filet Mignon, which was so delicious and plentiful she had to take some home, My younger daughter had Shrimp and Crab Enchiladas which was also so plentiful she took a wee bit home for lunch today.I had the chicken enchilada which was juicy and filled with cheese and had spinach as a side. The boys all had kids meals which were sizable as well and two took home leftovers.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank winniezpoo
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Burrito”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Love the location and the food. The Steak Burrito is my absolute favorite. It has great flavor. Usually dine at Red Mesa with friends and always had a good overall experience. Favorite Mexican Restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fresh and authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Visit frequently, never disappointed. Food and drinks are great and the service is usually excellent. Sit outside if not too hot. Delightful experience.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank ewbtravels
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Vero Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very comfortable setting, friendly staff, ample seating both inside and outside. Food is fresh and tasty. A bit over-priced though on some items. Wednesdays are apparently fajita night, they are good, but at $14 a pop, a bit much and not all that exciting. Charging for chips and salsa is also a bit over the top for a cantina. Would definitely return though.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Greg Z
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