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“A solid favourite for Mexican food in Nanaimo”

Gina's Mexican Cafe
Ranked #28 of 321 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A solid favourite for Mexican food in Nanaimo”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I have been to Gina's a number of times over the past 17 years. It is a consistent restaurant that serves good food and in a lovely hill top locale. Nice views, friendly service - a comfortable established restaurant.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank EKRICHES
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
529 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a terrific place for lunch (probably dinner as well ) if you are near the courthouse . I went on a recommendation from a friend and was very impressed . Fresh , high quality ingredients , well prepared with good recipes . Very tasty . Good service. Nice atmosphere . Decent pricing .

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank rdmiller_pcj
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Hamilton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
256 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent Mexican”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Coming thru town and on Trip Advisor's recommendation we found our way to Gina's. Very friendly warm staff greeted us upon our arrival. We all tried different dishes, and were all very pleased. Great service, great food and good value. Highly recommended and would revisit next time we came through time. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank David B
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

We moved to nanaimo about 30 years ago, ate here then hated it, ate here again in May this year still hated it. Lots of slop on the plates but please go to mexico "Gina"

Visited May 2014
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Thank RJV2651
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GinasMexican, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear RJV We are very sorry your experience here has not been satisfactory. I assure you we do our utmost to provide freshly made , specialties with a festive flair. I would be happy to discus this with you personally , so give me , Don, a call
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Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Love the food and the atmosphere! The homemade desserts are to die for...but so are the margaritas and salmon dorados!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Tanis R
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