Red Mesa Cantina

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Happy Hour, Mexican + 3 more
25% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

128 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Directions

(727) 896-8226
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    2 ratingJune 04, 2017

    While they do offer a gluten free menu, it is very limited and frankly, quite boring. Their quality seems to have gone down. I have never gotten sick from their food, but feel their service and food have gone downhill.

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    1 ratingOctober 28, 2016

    Their gluten free menu stated they would not guarantee or prepare gluten free food on a safe non contaminated workspace. Chips and corn tortillas were not gluten free. The only option really was a steak or chicken but again could not be guaranteed gluten free. The service was nice but the food tasted terrible very greasy and the gluten free food made me sick. Please avoid if you are highly allergic or have celiac you will get sick.

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    4 ratingMarch 13, 2015

    I have eaten at this restaurant 3 times and have not had a problem. In fact, I love it, because I come prepared and bring my own gluten-free tortilla chips! I just let them know I brought my own chips and to bring out a salsa for my friends and an extra one for me so my friends don't cross contaminate me. I usually order one of the ceviches that has shrimp and fish or the one that has just shrimp, a sweet salsa, and avocado slices. They are so good. For a side, I ask for the rice with beans. If you stick to those items, you are totally fine. The only down side about the salsa is that they will charge you $2 a bowl. Other than that, I love those items and always come here to get my salsa fix.

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    4 ratingFebruary 27, 2015

    The only thing on their menu that is truly gf is their Shrimp El Mojo, which is very good. one of their bartenders has Celiac and she told me nothing else there was safe. The tortillas are handmade and corn but made around other flours and wheat ingredients. The chips are made in a dedicated fryer but have a risk of cross contamination. the atmosphere is amazing and they have a great happy hour with $3 wine.

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    1 ratingApril 16, 2014

    Not really gluten friendly and over priced. Outstanding atmosphere and the food looked and smelled delicious. However options are extremely limited and not their core Mexican food. Don't recommend and won't be back.

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    2 ratingMarch 24, 2014

    They offer very little on the menu that's actually gf. You could get guacamole, but you can't eat the chips bc they are fried with other wheat products. The duck and chicken tacos were good, but $4 per taco without any sides is really expensive. I left hungry and had to go elsewhere to actually eat a meal. I wouldn't go back.

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    4 ratingFebruary 25, 2014

    Food was good and staff knowledgeable. They could easily answer all our questions about the menu and food prep. The gluten free menu was limited and probably should be updated since half the entrees listed were no longer on their menu.

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2013

    Everytime I have eaten here the staff has worked to accomodate me, and I've always had a great experience. Now they have a gluten free menu. Hooray! food is great, innovative, very cool patio/garden, good bar, dining room noisy but fun. I'll be stopping by more often.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
11 am - 10 pm
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11 am - 11 pm
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