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Red Mesa Cantina

) #14 of 682 Restaurants in St. Petersburg €€ - €€€ Mexican, Latin,
128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
+1 727-527-8728
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“mofongo” (47 reviews)
“duck tacos” (44 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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128 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4224
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Decent mexican food. Nothing out of the world. Food was good, ok portion sizes. They charge you for the chips and salsa. When we asked for something more spicy, they I informed us that they don't have any but gave a tobacco like product. Disappointed.

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Service is great. Guac is good, not great....Enchiladas were fair, tacos very plain. Over all very plain food in a very loud restaurant. I am not sure if this was Mexian, tex mex or latin fusion....menu is the effort of trying to be too cute...More

Thank ellisfamily7
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Right in downtown St Pete, Red Mess is a casual place to dine, meet friends or just party. The menu is southwest fare primarily but has delicious salads and seafood.

Thank GinnyandRon
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Foodies will flock to this, afterwards walk to the brewery just down the street and enjoy a cold craft beer.

Thank botrapeze
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The bright exterior dining area was alive with diners, music, flowing fountains, busy waiters. In contrast, the interior was dark and cool, full of art and a glowing bar that slowly changes colors like a mood ring. The wait staff was helpful and our dishes...More

Thank D F
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Ordered a vegetarian version of the taco salad, with a side of guacamole. Both were fresh and tasty. Sat at an outdoor table with my dog and right away the wonderful waiter brought a bowl of water for my cockapoo, Alexis. Friendly service. No pressure...More

Thank liviBoston
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

With indoor and outdoor seating, you can have an amazing time. Outside you have live band at night; they play really good. Food is a combination of Mexican and other latin food, but mostly Mexican. Duck quesadillas are a must! I really enjoyed te decorations....More

Thank Gustavo A
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My in-laws and I were exploring St Pete and love Mexican being from California. My MIL didn't want to eat outside due to the wait, but I would have preferred that to indoors on such a beautiful day. I also liked the outdoor vibe. Our...More

Thank Cristinmcl
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter, grandson & I enjoyed a simply delicious dinner here. We sat on their beautiful Patio area. Loved the sounds of the fountains in the background. It was happy hour so we enjoyed the best margaritas I have had in a very long time....More

Thank Ruth Y
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

For those who don't want the noise and smoke of the main drag of the historic district, this is just a short walk and has a nice vibe, outdoor seating near a soothing fountain, the music not too loud, and a great and creative set...More

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Questions & Answers
15 April 2017|
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Response from Edgar V | Property representative |
Greetings! We have a lot of things planned, actually. Having the largest collections of Tequilas and Mezcals in the Southern US gets us a lot of support from a number of brands of Tequilas and beers. During the day different... More
William G
5 March 2017|
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Response from Edgar V | Property representative |
Hi William, if what you're asking is if we're dog friendly, indeed we are. Just let the hostess know you're accompanied by your dog and they'll take great care of you both. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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: +1 727-527-8728
  • E-mail
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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