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Baby Salsa

University Mall, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #72 of 268 restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Nanaimo, BC Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband and I have spent several winters in La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico and this is authentic Mexican food. The complimentary house-made tortilla chips and fresh salsa are to die for. Worth going for those alone. Today I ordered the Tortilla Soup, it was delicious, a flavourful tomatoey broth with lots of chicken, topped with crema and queso fresco and... More

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Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Loved the food here! Had a shrimp quesadilla with salad and it was excellent! Lots of shrimp and cheese. Only sad thing was, they don't have a place in Parksville, B.C. Spouse had burrito with rice and avocado,shrimp. Again, excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Waitress wouldn't come around even though the place wasn't busy at all! Expensive small portioned salad, tacos tasted great, but again small portioned. Will not return, will not recommend

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Parksville, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

First time here, was thinking Mexican and punched up reviews, Gina's or Baby Salsa, BS had an extra star so went there. Small cafe in a shopping centre with a nice Mexican theme. Service was good and the owner looked after us. Explained a few things and as we chose she brought us salsa and warmed, large, tasty chips....chips nice... More

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Nanimo, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Took twenty minutes to get my food to my table even though I could see it ready to go out, rice undercooked, and hard as rock, nachos soggy (with hardened cheese on top) and to boot there was a hair in my (cold) food, as well the staff were to busy socializing with each other to notice me whenever I... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Baby Salsa is a little unassuming Mexican Restaurant at University Village Shopping Centre. Mexican decor and friendly staff greeted us as we settled in for lunch on a hot weekday afternoon. The tables were occupied, and patrons looked content. I have been spoiled by being raised by a Mexican nanny who made us fresh tortillas for breakfast and often brought... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Service was poor, it was full and we wonder why? Must be a social watering hole, price of food not worth the portions at all, food was not what we expected.

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Nanaimo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

First time trying this restaurant that has been in my list for awhile. I was quite impressed. Service was excellent. Sever went over the menu with us explaining items and suggesting popular items. We chose the nachos to share. Portion size was excellent, nacho chips were delicious and the taste was great. Complementary chips and salsa was a nice touch.... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It is obvious from all the reviews that the battle is on in Nanaimo as to who has the best Mexican food. It's Monday evening and we're reading up on both Gina's and Baby Salsa. No definitive winner. Go to the front desk at our hotel. Two locals there. Each place gets a vote. What to do? We picked Baby... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I'm not sure why "Gina's" gets the hype, because I think Baby Salsa's is MUCH better! Maybe Gina's has the better atmosphere - Baby Salsa is a bit more "cafe-ish"... (still has some A/C tables inside, as well as some nice tables outside though) But the food at Baby Salsa's was much more enjoyable! The Quesadillas at Gina's are just... More

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