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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I have visited Gina's multiple times over the years.. With friends, family and out with my husband. They have great service, very tasty food and an eclectic and fun atmosphere! I love the salsa, and the nachos, and the enchiladas... and pretty much anything I...More

Thank DawnaJR
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We were a group of five and we were generally satisfied with our dinners. The portions were good and the menu offered many choices. The coffee was fresh, the service attentive, but having been to Mexico a few times, I expected the food to taste...More

Thank coast_to_coast_250
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We always like to stop in Gina's when we pass through Nanaimo. It's easy to find and the food is always decent. The portions are huge, service is fast, friendly and efficient, and the view is outstanding. We showed up with a large party at...More

Thank bocadey
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We have visited this restaurant many times over the years and have never experienced poor service or a bad meal. You can expect a good portion and the prices are very reasonable. The staff have always been friendly, with smiles and lively banter, I would...More

1  Thank Murray M
Reviewed 26 May 2015

There is lots of atmosphere and the service was great. It's a cozy and colorful restaurant with good food. Even though it was packed, we never felt rushed to leave by the staff. It would have been nice to stay for a couple of coronas...More

1  Thank KramJH
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Try the combination dishes, homemade beans are great, recommend the chicken with mole, topped off with a pitcher of margeritas

1  Thank JodyP662
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I really wanted to like this place, I really did. We lived for 3 years in Mexico and know Mexican food, the real stuff. I liked this place from the outside, kinda cool looking building in a great location. It wasn't too bad on the...More

2  Thank John P
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2015

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, John. We assure you that our team does its best to provide freshly made food with locally sourced ingredients delivered with festive Mexican flavour and flair....More

Reviewed 19 May 2015

A brightly painted old house sits high on a hill...that's Gina's Mexican Cafe. The portions are hearty, the Margarita's can come in pitchers, prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly. A good place to eat if you have a hankering for some Mexican food.

1  Thank Fen114
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

I like the colourful tacky atmosphere and views. I was lucky to get parking, dinner was quite good. Friendly fast service.

1  Thank StaceyLWilkins
Reviewed 14 April 2015

While I wasn't blown away, I certainly enjoyed the vegetarian platter. With the exception of the side of corn, everything tasted fresh and flavourful. Spice was needed, but I realize that is a personal preference. The lime margarita was perfect after climbing the little hill...More

1  Thank Scarlett S
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Michelle C
6 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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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