Red Mesa owners Peter and Shawn Veytia, started out in the restaurant trade with their popular 4th Street seafood restaurant, Seabar, in 1981.
In 1995 the Veytias were joined by Executive Chef Chris Fernandez, who grew up in the kitchens of Oaxaca, Mexico where he was exposed to a great variety of regional foods and flavors from around Mexico. Chef Fernandez and the Veytias drew from their shared Latin heritage and Red Mesa was born. The Red Mesa family has since grown to include the Veytia's two sons Dana and Pete.
In 2009, the Veytias opened Red Mesa Cantina, (www.redmesacantina.com) in the heart of Downtown Saint Petersburg. The Cantina offers a social dining environment with latin-inspired small plates, indoor and outdoor dining, two full bars as well as a popular Saturday and Sunday brunch service. Cantina's Tequila Bar boasts the one of the largest, if not the largest, selections of Tequilas and Mezcals in the Southern United States.
Not Your Typical Mexican Restaurant