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Baby Salsa

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Mexican
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University Mall, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Good Place To Eat!

Very nice food. The flavors were quite nice and the portion sizes were just right. The service was decent, though the 3 times we've been there the tables are rarely bussed and the waitresses seem overworked. It seemed to me they are short staffed. Each time we went we had a new waitress and each of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Dory H
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I had my first experience at the Terminal location...(the old KFC)...it was friday the 13th...maybe that explains the crappy food. I ordered the chicken quesadilla with cactus chips. The chips are just kettle chips, nothing new here. The quesadilla arrived full of goop,hard to tell what it was. It was very sloppy,cheesy,gooey and just pain terrible. It had crap oozing... More 

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Thank mark993
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Really great place overall, the food was great as was the service. In my opinion this place deserves your business!

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Thank Afinbarrell
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not yet on the radar but it SHOULD be. These Cakifornians had a delicious casual meal with awesome flavor and great service. Margarita was spot on too!

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Thank SusuMadu
Nanaimo, Canada
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've eaten twice at Bay Salsa's hoping for Mexican food and found the food disappointing. I'm not sure what culture this represents (Peruvian?), but it is not Mexican in any way and no more than OK taste wise. The service is good and the restaurant clean, but if you want real Mexican food I'd suggest Jalapenos.

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3 Thank Glidr
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very nice food. The flavors were quite nice and the portion sizes were just right. The service was decent, though the 3 times we've been there the tables are rarely bussed and the waitresses seem overworked. It seemed to me they are short staffed. Each time we went we had a new waitress and each of them were friendly, experienced... More 

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1 Thank Dory H
Manitoba, Canada
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668 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our friends in Nanaimo recommended this spot when we all decided to grab dinner together. We all sat out on the patio, which was nice, but really loud with the traffic. Waitress was great. Food was very good, very authentic taste to it compared to other versions of 'Mexican' food we've had. Tostados and enchiladas were awesome, as were the... More 

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1 Thank Lynda D
Nanaimo, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We go to Baby Salsa about once a month just for Nachos and a couple of cokes, good nachos and we usually get out of there for about $25 that includes tip

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1 Thank Nanaimowill
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The closest to authentic Mexican food I have had in Canada; real sized street tacos, some gluten free options, great portion sizes, and they don't hold back on spice if you ask ;) recommend for those who like light summer food. Simple enough to make at home, but nice to have on the go.

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1 Thank Jasmine W
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We just spent two months in Mexico. We love the food so thought we would try Baby Salsa in Nanaimo. It is a humble place for which I gave it a four star. We had to ask for the table to be cleaned. That aside, the menu was formidable, more Mexican stuff than we had in Mexico. All the food... More 

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1 Thank Chad1946
Ladysmith, BC
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Little atmosphere but excellent food and service along with undoubtedly the best Mexican food in town!

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1 Thank PeterSherry

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: University Mall, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?