Thursday Nov. 2, 2017
6:30 – 9:30 PM*
North Straub Park, Downtown St. Pete

Travel through a world of regional flavors and delights as you enjoy exquisite tacos and alta cocina dishes. Sample the range of tequilas and cocktails presented by eight of the most renowned distillers of agave spirits. Brand ambassadors will share their knowledge as you savor the various expressions of their unique spirits. (Last pour 9:00 PM)

Hosted by St. Pete’s finest purveyors of tacos and tequila!


Red Mesa Restaurant is a twenty-year landmark in St. Pete dining traditions and the winner of Tampa Bay Times’ Best Mexican Restaurant of Tampa Bay 2016 award.


Red Mesa Cantina is a downtown destination, home of the largest selection of tequilas in the South, and winner—3 years in a row—of the “Best Margarita” by Creative Loafing’s People’s Choice Awards.


Red Mesa Mercado, located in the heart of the Edge District, brings the gourmet street-level dining style of Southern California to St. Pete.

One All-Inclusive Price!

Tacos & Tequila features awesome ALL-INCLUSIVE pricing. Your glass and plate will runneth over as all your food and tequila tastings are included – even the bottled water is free! Walk through the gates and put your wallet or purse away!

Tacos & Alta Cocina

Chef Chris Fernandez, renowned Alta Cocina chef, continually mines the cultural roots of Mexican cuisine, reflecting his passion and skills through 20 years of culinary celebration in St. Petersburg.

Tequila & Cocteles

Andy Jay, General Manager and Tequila Curator of Red Mesa Cantina’s collection of 400+ tequilas and 60+ Mezcals, has organized an extraordinary presentation from some of the top brands of tequila today.

Prestigious Tequilas

Red Mesa Cantina has assembled eight of the most prestigious brands of tequila, represented by their brand ambassadors. These passionate tequila evangelists love nothing more than introducing neophytes and aficionados to the wonders of their line of tequilas. Each brand is presenting their various expressions: Blanco, Reposado and Añelo. Sample them neat or in a specialty cocktail and discover which tequilas delight your palate the most. Keep track with your Tequila Passport and vote at the end on which brand pleased you the most.

The Menu

Filet Mignon Skewers
Chipotle Shrimp & Congri

Duck Tacos
Baja Fish Tacos

Pastor Tacos
Barbacoa Tacos

The Tacos & Tequila Festival Experience

Tacos & Tequila on Thursday features a range of tequilas and cocktails presented by eight of the most renowned distillers of agave spirits. You’ll also travel through a world of regional flavors and delights as you enjoy exquisite tacos and alta cocina dishes from Red Mesa Restaurant, Cantina and Mercado.

Tacos & Tequila Day of Event Tickets

6:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Price is all-inclusive
  • Unlimited Tacos & Alta Cocina from Red Mesa Restaurants
  • Eight prestigious brands of tequila
  • Specialty cocktails to delight your palate
  • Tequila passport

Our Charity Partners

St. Pete Arts Alliance

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance provides leadership for the financial success, quality, diversity, and organizational stability of the arts and cultural community of St. Petersburg. The Wednesday night Charity Wine Pairings Dinner will benefit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Proceeds from our 2015 Pairings Dinner helped fund the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk for half a year!

Waterfront Parks Foundation

Waterfront Parks Foundation

SPWFF is partnered with the Waterfront Parks Foundation, a volunteer group that raises funds for upgraded maintenance and capital improvements for the Waterfront Parks system in downtown St. Petersburg. Using a downtown waterfront park as its backdrop, SPWFF will encourage awareness for the Foundation’s mission to support the preservation and enhancement of the historic waterfront parks.

2016 Sponsors