4912 4TH St N, St Petersburg, FL | Directions 3370327.816950 -82.638972
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 09:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 09:00 AM To 09:00 PM
Fresh food, prepared by people who care – Unpretentious locale, and fine gourmet Mexican food.
Dont expect fancy, exciting atmosphere here. It is all about the food and service.
It is very refreshing to find a Mexican restaurant that uses quality ingredients with a gourmet presentation. The food is amazing here.
The food is very fresh and presented as if it were a work of art. As any gourmet food should be!
It is a bit plain inside. They really do put the emphasis on the food here, not the decor.
If you want a good meal with fresh food, prepared by people who care about what they are serving, you will love this place.
Ambitious Southwestern – Wandered in here with the kids on Saturday afternoon. There were only a few other diners so we didn't have to wait for a table. Not traditional Americanized-Mexican, but this gringa can't vouch for it's authenticity. The server was unfazed by my seven-year-old's proclaimation that he "HATES Mexican food!" and sweetly offered him the chicken strips. Gorged ourselves on the chips and salsa and couldn't finish our entrees, but not for lack of trying. A bit pricey.
Like a trip to Santa Fe – The chips & salsa are great. The sangria and cheese enchiladas are the best I've eaten anywhere--it is hard to imagine that they could be better. I'm a vegetarian and always find plenty to chose from. The wait staff is always pleasant and well informed. I've been coming here for eight years and am always amazed at the quality of the food. This is not a run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant--it is a high quality Southwest restaurant.
An Excellent Choice – Excellet food, great service and well worth the wait. Crab cake salad is delicious and anything chef decides to create for the specials have always been fabulous.
Mexican? – Well it does resemble Mexican food, albeit if rich Mexican's went out to eat, they still probably wouldn't go here. Small portions, very high prices - they've captured the yuppie crowd, that's the hook. Food is fairly good, rather crowded with yuppies, and just plain expensive.
Expensive – While the food and service are top quality, it it too crowded at lunch time with long waits for your order, and I recommend reservations at night. The prices are very high for Mexican food, so you only see rich people in here, which is OK if you want to see and be seen. This is NOT typical Mexican food, this is artsy experimental Mexican dishes never seen in Mexico. A great place to impress a date or a business friend, if you don't mind the wait. Forget taking the kids here.
Red Mesa's food and presentation is perfectly and artfully done, and the service is jovial and expert. – The Scene
Inside, it looks like it once was a Denny's or other fast food joint, but the walls are painted a shimmering beige, accented on one side with a big, bright mural of a Mexican scene. The tables are simple formica, but the careful politeness of the staff and the dignified civility of the place gives it an elegance its surroundings might not otherwise convey.
Start off with the complimentary homemade chips and handmade salsa that'll knock you out. Time for the appetizer: a cup of vegetarian black bean soup--rich, flavorful, topped with a thin drizzle of sour cream, cilantro and onion. Then try a spicy dish of tender beef tips, cooked rare and sizzling with hot peppers, served with rice and black beans; or the breast of chicken with two mojo sauces streaked across its surface, one made from green chilis and one a chocolatey brown. For dessert, indulge in a piece of chocolate cake infused with chocolate mousse and raspberry coulis that's expertly made and divine to taste.
Best in St. Pete – The Red Mesa is heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to flavor and getting what you came for. The Ginger-crusted salmon is to-die-for! The salsa-n-chips and sangria are wonderful appetisers. My husband and I think it's the best restaurant in town and we live in St. Pete and have compared it to other restaurants.
Just Great – This is the place to go in St. Pete. You just can't beat it. Some of the dishes are hotter then hell in mid July. I can't say enough about this place.
southwestern delight – For the very best enchiladas,great sangria and the best salsa! You can buy the salsa in a large container to take home too.
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