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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
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chimichanga” (8 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We, as in my family, have gone here about once a year. Staff is super accommodating and food is top notch. My wife has celiac disease and hasn’t ever had an issue here. The only complaint is the tables are packed in tight.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day was cold and the little restaurant was very drafty and chilly. The servers did not try to find us a comfortable place to sit because there wasn't one. The place is so small all the tables are crammed together and unless you get...More

Thank OMG661
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear OMG We do hope you will visit us again, we are very attuned to our patrons needs usually, and try to provide a pleasant experience from walking in, to the "Adios Amigos", of another special occasion . Hope to see you soon, Don and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my parents here for my dads 70s bday and he absolutely loved it! He’s a big Mexican food fan and so his praise is awesome. We had the halibut ceviche to start and my mom and I had the halibut fish tacos which were...More

Thank D2135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This weekend we went to Gina's with our granddaughters (5 &8) and daughter in law for dinner. No reservations on the weekend. We arrived at 5:30 and we were lucky enough to get the last empty table. The service was great - very helpful regarding...More

Thank skinnylynmy
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for the feedback Skinny. See you again then

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Gina’s is the place to go when you want a delicious lunch or dinner Great atmosphere great staff delicious food fantastic drinks a real gem for Nanaimo make sure you put Gina’s on your list of places to stop in for a meal

Thank Kristina L
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for the Kudos Kristina

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Good food, and fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Presentation of food could be a bit more interesting but is tasty.

Thank MGMck
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for joining us at our cafe for your fun evening!

Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have eaten here at three different times over thirty years! While visiting Nanaimo I rediscovered an old favourite. Perched on a hill this restaurant is a colourful space with great food.

Thank Italy09-2008
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for the nice review, amigo!

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Good food, Great Service. Was my favorite Mexican place ..... ......until I discovered another place. Ginas is great tho

Thank Christine R
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Google Translation

Gracias!

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Our food came scalding on the outside and ice cold on the inside. When we asked what the cooking method was the waitress responded with a combination method of oven and microwave. That basically says it all right there, we don't own a microwave and...More

1  Thank Ryan M
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Heya Ryan, thanks for your comments, I recall when you brought this matter to our attention,(and we consequently comped your meal) that you understood that microwave use is very common in todays restaurant cuisine . It might be well to inquire when ordering , if...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly cozy colorful place nice big portions the food was amazing and the margaritas are the best

Thank lanny776
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for the nice review, amigo! Hope to see you again soon!

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Michelle C
5 October 2015|
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Response from Don R | 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$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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