Red Mesa Cantina & Lucha Bar

Mexican in St Petersburg

Rounding out St Pete's plethora of contemporary ethnic cuisine, Red Mesa dishes up tasty, updated Mexican mains, plus a range of interesting ceviches and tacos. The Oaxacan chef does triple duty at an older, sister restaurant to the north, Red Mesa, and a newer fast-food restaurant and market, Red Mesa Mercado, which opened at the end of 2014. All are worthwhile.

The attached Lucha Bar specializes in high-end tequilas and strong margaritas, some of which are half off on Wednesdays.