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Red Mesa Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224 (2nd Avenue South)
+1 727-896-8226
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went for the mofungo but too sweet for my taste. Great drink menu and options for the tequila lover. Patio is best place to be to enjoy the weather and building is beautiful.

Thank zooplantgirl
St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are like me and love spicy Mexican food, then the Red Mesa Cantina is the place for you. Highly recommend the duck taco's and the duck quesadilla. The taco's have a real bite to them so watch out. The atmosphere is also great. You can sit outside or inside which ever is your preference. Usually not a long... More 

Thank Eric B
Exeter, New Hampshire
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The front terrace blends nicely into the bar and seating area. There are fountains, flowing water and plenty of Mexican motifs and decorations. The food was fine - a notch up from fast food, but not fine dining. The service was good, knowledgeable and timely.

Thank zola025
St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place to have a drink and dinner with friends and family. Fun atmosphere within the heart of St. Petersburg downtown. Great selection of Mexican food. Amazing sangria and margaritas. Service was excellent !

Thank Pat B
Indianapolis, IN, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business dinner, everyone had something different and all were very happy with their selection. Great margaritas, Wednesdays are half price! Service was very good for our big group

Thank Christy M
Richmond, Virginia
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice setting with popular happy hour promotions that draw a large crowd. The food was good but our server did struggle with the busy crowd and apologized for how long it took us to get our drinks, then appetizers. We went somewhere else for dinner since it had taken so long but would go back for a... More 

Thank smotley
Pinellas Park, Florida
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187 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and beverage was wonderful. Service was excellent. I highly recommend you check this out. All four meals were better than expected.

Thank Sharon B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really groovy spot with an interesting menu and yummy margaritas! It's a fun place to go with a group and sit outside in the courtyard!

Thank Diana P
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd time at restaurant. 1st experience was excellent. This last one was not good. We got there at 11pm... when we ordered drinks we were told kitchen was closing and to hurry and order. ... dinner seemed like it was thrown together. And waitress was hard to find. Wil. Try again but not hsppy about this last trip

Thank Roger S
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit, wait for a seat in the outdoor patio area. Wonderful atmosphere! Food is a bit mild, ask for hot sauce if you want to spice it up. Love the Duck Taco! Ahi Tuna Taco was just so-so. They don't offer refried beans as a side, only beans and rice. They have an appetizer of refried beans but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
    (2nd Avenue South)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-896-8226
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?