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Gina's Mexican Cafe

47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5K4, Canada
250-753-5411
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Ranked #48 of 282 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Price range: $0 - $13
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small restaurant with big taste, excellent service. Where I go for a fun dinner that I would not cook myself

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Nanaimo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This Mexican restaurant is great. I think it's the best Mexican restaurant in town.In fact Gina's just celebrated 30 years in business.

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Nanaimo, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This restaurant has great Mexican food and a "Gringo card" to provide guidance for the menu. The atmosphere is colourful and the restaurant has nooks which give privacy. To boot, prices were most reasonable.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really crowded and fast atmosphere. Almost bumping elbows. Service was adequate, food was adequate - fairly unremarkable. Felt rushed.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Funky colourful authentic atmosphere with nooks and small rooms. Great for lunch with a beer and full dinner experience with drinks. Always lots of good food with fresh ingredients.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My favourite restaurant in nanaimo, great food, excellent atmosphere and unbelievable pricing! A spin on Mexican and Canadian, best margaritas!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is such a quaint and authentic restaurant perched up on a hill in Nanaimo. Decor very Mexican, and food is delicious. It's a must go- to when in Nanaimo. Prices very reasonable, servings generous, and freshly made.

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B.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always fresh, staff always happy and helpful. The daily special is always great. Great view of Nanaimo from up on the hill.

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Vernon, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Two nice visits to Gina's mexican cafe in a cheerful pink and blue house close to downtown. The waitresses are helpful, friendly and patient. I love my bean and cheese burritos but my partner ventured more in ordering fajitas and quasadillas. We love this place for lunch.

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Tofino, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I indicated to our server I had a Dairy Allergy. I asked for my meal to have no dairy and emphasized I have an allergy to dairy. After a few bites I started to feel unwell and asked a different server to double check with the kitchen to make sure there was no dairy in any of my meal. She... More 

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GinasMexican, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at our Mexican cafe in Nanaimo, Stephanie. Our staff works very hard at making certain that dietary restrictions and allergies are honored by all of our servers and cooks, so we're upset that our normal care and diligence in this respect did not follow through. We would be pleased to discuss... More 

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Additional Information about Gina's Mexican Cafe

Address: 47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5K4, Canada
Phone Number: 250-753-5411
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 13
Cuisine: Mexican

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