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“Leisurely lunch then churros”
Review of Red Mesa Cantina

Red Mesa Cantina
Ranked #29 of 982 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Cuban, Latin, Mexican, Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 2nd Avenue South
Transit: 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.
Description: 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!
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We had a nice slow (our choice) lunch on their patio.
They have clever sculptures around in the luxuriant greenery, a tiny bridge and waterfall - lots of nice features there. Food was very good. I ordered something that involved avocado, my husband had his first Cubano sandwich, and there was draft beer. Then we got churros with caramel and mexican chocolate sauce. It was too much food of course but we enjoyed every morsel. I suspect the place is lively, perhaps even raucous, in the evenings but for a mid afternoon lunch for geezers it was a great choice.

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Thank BinColorado
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

When we are in St Pete for a baseball game we always make a visit to Red Mesa. It has great food, and has never disappointed. We sat on the patio last evening and there was just enough of a breeze to be pleasant.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

There is such a cool ambiance about Red Mesa Cantina! The food & drinks are amazing, but sitting outside on a warm day next to the sparkling fountain was absolute perfection!

Thank Meganapalmer
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My boss took me here for lunch with four other people. We sat outside even though we were told if it rained there would be no place for us inside. It did not rain and it was delicious!

One of us was gluten-free and that was no problem, I had one of the taco plates and it was fabulous even though I never eat the shells.

Someone had a pork dish and someone else had fish. Every plate was cleaned. Service was spectacular and our glasses were refilled whenever we needed them.

I have never had a bad meal here or at their sister restaurant.

Thank Anneliese M
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We’ve been away for a few years and were looking forward to returning to the Red Mesa. However, appetizers were lame and re-engineered. Bean dip, really? They serve that!! Pitcher of swamp water tasting margaritas. Churrascos with rice/bean filler. Looks they are trying to maximize the profits. Knew it wouldn’t last. Last time we’ll go there!

Thank aabbccdd4321
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