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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

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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 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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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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Nanaimo, Canada
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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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Nanaimo, Canada
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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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Manitoba, Canada
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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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Nanaimo, Canada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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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Ladysmith, BC
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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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Nanaimo, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I tried this restaurant with my fiance just the other day, heard it was good so I was willing to try it even though I thought it was over priced. It was 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, and I was really hungry I ordered the shrimp flauta, they took the order and were gone for 6-7 mins and then came... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Small restaurant and definitely a modern and diner type style. The service was friendly and polite. Margaritas great as they should be. I ordered the fish tacos, not bad but the battered fish went soggy before I could finish them, the tortillas were overloaded and made them hard to eat. Overall very nice food.

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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

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