If you want to try something different and get out of the Tampa scene for awhile, head over to St. Pete.
St. Pete is a great place to just walk around and experience what it has to offer. Everything is super close to each other so all you have to do is park and walk.
Red Mesa (128 3rd Street South) is a stylish neo-Mexican bistro, sleekly dark inside with an amazing outdoor patio that is great to have lunch and margaritas on a Saturday. If you go for dinner you can walk right upstairs to the bar with live music and great drinks.
I have to say that the food here is absolutely amazing. Whether you go for lunch or dinner you can’t go wrong with some of their signature dishes. Like the duck tacos, sweet with pineapple and spicy with chilies, are delicious; same goes for the simple yet satisfying guacamole. Someone in the kitchen must have a flair for design because the empanadas were served amidst swirls of sour cream and red sauce.
It can be a little more pricy then your average Mexican restaurant, but so worth the money. The plates run anywhere from $9.00 to $20.00. The owners sure know what they are doing with this place because the décor is gorgeous and the ambiance amazing.
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