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Red Mesa Cantina
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11AM–10PM
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128 3rd St S St. Petersburg, FL 33701
128 3rd Street SouthUSFloridaSaint Petersburg33701
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Peruvian Restaurant
Caribbean Restaurant
Today 11AM–10PM
Monday 11AM–10PMTuesday 11AM–10PMWednesday 11AM–10PMThursday 11AM–3AMFriday 11AM–3AMSaturday 11AM–3AMSunday 11AM–10PM
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. Two bars, indoors and outdoors, elaborate fountain with courtyard dining, The most extensive selection of tequilas and Mezcals in the South!

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Modernized Mexican eats & hand-crafted cocktails are served in a festive setting with outdoor patio.- Google
"Other delicious plates have been the Seafood Mofongo and the Duck Quesadilla."
"A good place for higher end mexican style food."
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Albert Larra
2 months ago
Really good Mexican food. I love the taste it has to it. It's like it's own unique taste. One of a kind food that you will not find elsewhere. Go get some food today
Ken Winters
4 months ago
This place is the spot! Had drinks (strong) and the filet burrito. O my! so good. My wife had the chicken quesadilla and this is her staple. They nailed it! Price is Great for the quality they are giving out.
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scot shuman
4 months ago
Well, the waitress had some pretty stylin' specs and served up a top-notch margraita. The filet chipotle burrito was out of this world. Yes, a filet mignon chiptle burrito! Good good.
Danielle Denton
7 months ago
Hated everything about this place. Awful food and even worse service. Told us all margaritas were half off so we ordered a certain kind of margarita. Got the bill & were told the kind of margarita we ordered wasn't half off.. Would have been good to know before we ordered two of them. Then our server went to talk to the manager & they agreed to not change our bill. Paid for two drinks full of ice. Guacamole is fake, cheese dip is fake, refried beans were just awful. Horrible experience & will not ever be back.
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Rob Lund
2 months ago
Amazing place. Industry night sunday after 5 pm. 50% off everything!!!!!!! The place is already very reasonable on prices. Come prepared with a paystub or schedule and your drivers license. Kara was amazing. Knowledgeable efficient and anticipated our needs. It was a great experience. Try the tequilla flights if your feeling adventurous. Cool vibe, awesome architecture and live tunes.
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4 months ago
So this evening a friend and I decided to walk around DTSP and we deliberatly walked passed other establishments so we could go to red Mesa cantina. Walking up we were greeted, but not just by a hostess but by a gentleman. I had my 4 pound service dog with me In a sealable cross-body bag, while holding a water from my lovely experience at the gallery right down the road. The man approached us and told us we could not have the dog indoors even though it was outdoors. Which is understandable due to codes. KEEP IN MIND IT WAS STILL OUTSIDE. We did not want go inside. we decided to sit down outside due to his request and when we went to sit the lady the hostess told us that we cannot sit at that particular table because it had the red dog and we have to go to a table with the green dog which was literally 5 feet away...The next table after hearing her say that we complained a little but we decided to move anyway. once we got to the next table she then asked us to get rid of our water bottles that she could not serve us until we got rid of them. I made a comment saying "what can I do?" After that we refused to get service. It ruined all expectations of red Mesa. I am very disappointed and shocked with the amount of rules customer must follow to pay them for service.
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
HI Shay, I'm sorry you and your friend had a bad experience with us. Perhaps, we could have explained things better which might have made a difference to you. But you see, it all comes down to health and safety, and secondarily, legal regulatory compliance. Ironically, I spent the afternoon in the City Licensing offices today renewing our permits, providing a list of required documents and demonstrating compliance. Those red and green signs you referred to are there very specifically for health reasons, which helps us and our customers stay in compliance with health standards. We're happy to comply since people entrust us with their health and we take it very seriously. We run our kitchen like a surgical theater and our concern for your health extends throughout the restaurant and into every seat, indoors and out. I'm sorry if the staff was not very clear in explaining the reasons behind the rules and it seemed to you that it was personal, but I hope you can understand now that it really wasn't. The rules apply to everyone equally, including all of us when we come back around with our own dogs. It has only to do with assuring a healthy and safe environment. Edgar V. Red Mesa Family
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Alex DiNardo
2 months ago
Love the location, perfect outside seating, service is great, bartenders are awesome. The food was a little disappointing. We had tacos-- the meat was cold, the tortillas tasted store-bought. For the price I was expecting more.
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Guillermo Gonzalez
5 months ago
Such a great atmosphere with food to match. Loved the courtyard and the monfogo balls. The Mahi was amazing! Would recommend to anyone looking for Latin cuisine, and they're very well priced! Tried the seafood mofongo today...Devine!!!!!