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Red Mesa

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4912 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
+1 727-527-8728
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last night (Wednesday) the wife and I ate dinner at the Red Mesa. At 5:30pm, there were quite a few people there, but we were able to get seated right away. We found out that they have some early-bird specials, which come with a drink, house salad, and an entree. I had one of these, the "Vaca Frita" (literally "fried... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting menu - They do not have a liquor license. However, between an adequate selection of beers, sangria, and blue agave wine-based margaritas, all is good. Try the margaritas - they are surprisingly good. Fourth street at about 50th ave N.

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fremont MI
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My third visit, with friends, was again excellent. The varieties of fabulous ceviches alone would bring me here whenever I visit St Pete. And the entrees often provide a creative treatment, for example the filet of beef with a rich ancho based sauce.

Thank mike s
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drinks Margaritas are superb and prices are reasonable. Very convenient location not far off Central.

Thank Patrick M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Red Mesa is a sleeper in an unassuming building on 4th St. It's worth driving from downtown or elsewhere to eat here! The menu is creative and it's easy to taste the love that goes into each dish! I've never had anything I didn't love here! It's spicy, fresh and a cut above restaurants in the same genre! Red Mesa... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this restaurant. They have a great happy hour, love their sangria and margaritas. And their duck quesadillas are probably my favorite thing ever!!

Thank Kristelle G
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Have been many times, mostly for work lunches. They do get very busy with the lunch crowd. Their Guac is fresh and great. I've never had a meal I didn't enjoy and all ingredients seem fresh. Note: it's a small space and gets crowded and loud. If this isn't your type of place, maybe avoid during busier hours. Definitely going... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We drove over from Tampa to visit my two sisters who live in St Pete, and planned to meet at the Red Mesa. This is one of our usual meeting places, as the food is great and the service equally top notch. We arrive around 2pm on the Saturday after New Years, and the place was still full and busy.... More 

Thank Kevin W
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

First time here. We saw reviews on Tampa bay newspaper and decided to try it...I don't like mushrooms and asked for sauce on side but the mushroom sauce they served on my chicken was out of this world! Lapping it up. Husband totally enjoyed his panko grilled pork! We'll be back!

Thank Paulapelletier
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The folks at Red Mesa serve excellent food at reasonable prices. We had shrimp tacos grilled while our table mates (who are regulars here) had the enchiladas. Apparently they can't break away from the enchiladas. We were told the tacos would not be your typical texas/Mexican restaurant food, and they were right. Our tacos were exceptional. There seems to be... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4912 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703-3819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-527-8728
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.

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