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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
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (6 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“rice” (21 reviews)
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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 430 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A busy restaurant (a good sign!) but didn’t take too long to get a table. Have gone here a couple of times now & servings are large and good!

Thank stephoto
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Muchas Gracias stephoto! So glad you enjoyed your Gina's experience! Hope to see you back soon!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cant get a bad meal here Food is always excellent nice and hot with great flavors the chipotle sauce is my fave and hey throw a few margaritas in there and a great evening you have!!

Thank mar t
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Muchas Gracias mar t!! So glad you enjoyed our hospitality:) See you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warly greated, promptly seated. Wide variety on the menu, so much to choose from. We had the acapulco and the navaho. Both were remarkable - flavorful and spicy. Friendly staff, great service, really good food!

Thank sean b
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Muchas Gracias Sean! So glad you enjoyed our pink house on the hill!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice little place, well decorated and sympathetic. Broad menu choice, well put together and tasty. I would draw attention to their chile relleno... if you are used to 'standard' north american Mexican food, you may be disappointed with this, as it was filled with cream...More

Thank frater93
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, frater93. 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 4 weeks ago

Prior to there being any options for Mexican food in Nanaimo, this was the spot to go, but there has now opened up some very credible competition and this is becoming low on the list. Atmosphere is always very friendly, space is tight but it...More

2  Thank Colleen T
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, Colleen. 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 September 24, 2018

Was recommended highly by friends. Atmosphere was great, cozy and friendly. Food was underwhelming and lacking flavor. No spice, no salt. Tasted like what you would imagine Mexican hospital food could taste like. Really disappointed. Maybe just an off day for the kitchen...More

1  Thank douglasbrendaf
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, douglasbrendaf. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavourful, freshly made menu items that also provide good value for each and every...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

I ordered a beef burrito and the serving was pretty large beans rice corn good food great service and the dessert oh my gosh fruit in a burrito with ice cream yum

Thank Jason C
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2018
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Mucho Gracias Amigo! So glad you enjoyed!!

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Good service and food, used to be better. Small wine glasses served for margs with no salt on brim. Large nachos at $18, suitable for 1 person.More

Thank gspannier
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not to your liking, gspannier. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavourful, freshly made menu items for all of our customers' meals. The price of...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Gina! You have to do something about the inedible corn! You make very good Mexican food, but your attempts at making profit are going to be your demise. You could use beans or rice... but get rid of the corn! It is awful!!!!More

1  Thank 47dingos
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Hola 47dingos! I see that you are not a corn fan. We do offer rice and beans and cost wise they are the cheaper ones. You are more than welcome to substitute them on any meal. Salad is also an option just ask your server...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had been recommended this restaurant by multiple people; all raving about the food, so I was disappointed. They have good Margarita's; that's about it.The meal seemed as though it had been sitting under the heat lamp or in a warmer for hours. The beans...More

2  Thank Marcel & April P
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not to your liking, Marcel & April P. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavourful, freshly made menu items for all of our customers' meals....More

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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