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Baby Salsa

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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University Mall, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we are in Nanaimo we try and hit Baby Salsa. The food is fantastic, and the service is always great. Everything is very fresh. My only complaint is that wonderful chicken tortilla soup is in such demand I guess they often run out of it or it isn't ready yet when we go in. But, it is sooooo good.

Thank Julie M
Ladysmith, BC
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Based on the reviews I thought this place would serve fresh healthy Mexican food. The quesadilla was a gooey mess of paste with 2 tiny red pepper diced pieces. It is served with more filler food - a white rice with red color. This stuff is tasty, unhealthy and the street food that has resulted in an overweight nation. When... More 

Thank diabow_10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the shredded beef tacos al pastor & they were great! Fresh ingredients!!! The drive through service was fast & friendly and the price was great too!

Thank Judy C
B.C. Canada
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373 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is my second review about Baby Salsa. But, I have eaten here countless times. I really love eating here in the summer on their shaded patio. In October, my husband treated me for dinner after a long day traveling back & forth to Vancouver. When, we arrived just before 6:00 PM, the place was empty. Within 10 minutes after... More 

Thank condu
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has the real deal Mexican Food Experience! Between the street tacos and the Enchiladas I could eat here every week! Service is sometimes very slow, but the food is worth the wait. Highly Reccomend trying!

Thank Brendon T
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I have eaten at baby salsa a half dozen times over my 3 years in Nanaimo.Overall you can't get more authentic mexican food than this in town.I usually order the Enchiladas and they will give you a choice of sauce verde or Ranchero,i get a mix.If your looking for a burrito try one with the chorizo.They do have a drive-thru... More 

1 Thank 40Dean
Missoula, Montana
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Love all the food at both locations. Great service, lots of variety and one of my favorites is the sample plater. Margaritas are a must!

Thank Kimberly O
Ladysmith, Canada
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221 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great Mexican food. The food is authentic, using all fresh ingredients. Lots of flavor and value. Definitely will be back.

Thank fishingguy2015
Nanaimo, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I had my first experience at the Terminal location...(the old KFC)...it was friday the 13th...maybe that explains the crappy food. I ordered the chicken quesadilla with cactus chips. The chips are just kettle chips, nothing new here. The quesadilla arrived full of goop,hard to tell what it was. It was very sloppy,cheesy,gooey and just pain terrible. It had crap oozing... More 

Thank mark993
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Really great place overall, the food was great as was the service. In my opinion this place deserves your business!

Thank Afinbarrell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: University Mall, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?