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Gina's Mexican Cafe

47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-753-5411
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (7 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“beans” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit that this restaurant and I got off on the wrong foot. They were totally packed when I walked in and it was a good ten minutes of just sitting on a stool in the corner of the packed tiny bar area...More

Thank metaungulate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is still located at the top of a hill, but unfortunately the quality of the food has slid off that hill. Gina's entrees have always been a bit of a melted cheese mess but they were tasty. The star of the show has...More

Thank VIJeff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are considering moving to Nanaimo and were anxious to support local business instead of chains that can be found anywhere. Gina's Mexican Café was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. There was a queue out on to the street when we arrived...More

Thank elainik
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias Elainik!! Glad you enjoyed our hospitality!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked in (being the only customers there) and were not greeted by the front of house person, the server saw us seat ourselves but I had to approach her to get menus. This place claims to be serve authentic Mexican food but the food...More

1  Thank jlaking
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, jlaking. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavorful, freshly made menu items for each and every one of our customers' meals...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

lunch here - wonderful - staff - food - just a wonderful time spent there - my lawyer friend in town for court - got us in and out - fed in record time - Applaud all staff - love the food - and thank...More

Thank beachgypsy
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gracias Beachgypsy! Glad to be able to accommodate!

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Amazing authentic Mexican food, warm inviting atmosphere, very busy, great food great service great pricing. The fish tacos are amazing

Thank Len B
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Gracias Len! Glad you enjoyed our little house on the hill!!

Reviewed June 10, 2018

This quaint little house on a cliff makes close to authentic Mexican food. I had an enchilada and a burrito that had great flavour. The food is seasoned so similar to dishes I've had in Mexico that it's almost identical and the sangria was delicious...More

Thank Commander1812
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Gracias Commander! Hope to see you back soon!!

Reviewed May 27, 2018

Very festive atmosphere, great selection of amazing dishes something for everyone in the family. Kids love this restaurant as well as adults

Thank June E
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2018

Gracias June! Glad to be able to make everyone happy!

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

This is not a Mexican food restaurant, I think this is the dream of some gringo about how Mexican food should be. Food is inauthentic, portions are huge, and food is bland. They can't even spell "chile relleno" right, even if it is on the...More

Thank Alla-Rustica
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, Alla-Rustica. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavorful, freshly made Tex-Mex menu items for each and every one of our customers'...More

Reviewed May 21, 2018

We love authentic Mexican food and were not disappointed. We visited on a very busy Saturday night and it was noisy, but lively. The food was worth it, and the service top rate.

Thank Sheila H
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Gracias Sheila! Glad you enjoyed our little house on the hill! Hope to see you soon:)

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Mimi C
October 5, 2015|
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Response from Sharon S | Property representative |
Michelle sorry to take so long for a definitive answer, but no, a group as large as this , we are unable to attend . Our largest group can only be some twenty folks , and this on the weekday evenings only, but thanks for the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-5411
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