We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nena's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1064 E. Waterloo Rd., Stockton, CA
(209) 547-0217
Website
Add hours for Nena's Mexican Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent local mexican food!

This restaurant is owned by a local stockton women. The food is fantastic!!! You must try the breakfasts, coffee coc canela (cinnamon) and the fresh tortillas!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Kathleen L
,
Stockton, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Stockton, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited Nena's over the past weekend. The pros-Ambiance is nice as it is on the waterfront. The chips and salsa was pretty good but I think the best thing about Nena's is the handmade tortillas. I ordered a dinner with a chicken taco and cheese enchilada. It was the only time I had ever seen a dry enchilada. I could... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant is owned by a local stockton women. The food is fantastic!!! You must try the breakfasts, coffee coc canela (cinnamon) and the fresh tortillas!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, CA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Used to love going to Nena's for some of the best Mexican food in Stockton, but after they moved to the waterfront location, the service went downhill. The location is nice, food is still really good, but service has gotten worse every time we have gone. Your table's order never comes out at the same time. the last few times,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I love the location and the atmosphere was amazing. this was by far the worst Mexican restaurant I have ever been to the salsa was watery the chicken was dry the shrimp was overcooked and it took them like 5 times to come back to give us all of our food. Plus the rice and beans which I usually love... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

The food is the BEST in the area. The services is terrible. The owner is a nice person but had not managment skills and the employees take advantage of the situation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nena's Mexican Restaurant is located at the Waterfront, near the Port of Stockton, overlooking the Stockton channel.. It is great restaurant, with a festive atmosphere, to dine, and enjoy a fantastic view of the Stockton channel waterways, especially during sunset. What a view! Kinda gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling. Besides the nice location and the view, Nena's is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lunch or dinner by car or boat will be worth the cruise for the wonderful authentic Mexican cuisine. Absolutely "The Best In Town"!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

OMG, Northern California is not particularly known for its Mexican restaurants but I must say that Nena's is one of the best there is. I even told this to the manager. I am from SF and there is such limited excellent Mexican or Latin restaurant. You better try the Chicken a la Parilla and you will never see the light... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We love Nena's! I would give it a 5 rating except for the location. If you are a visitor in town, I would recommend going during daylight hours as that area of Stockton can be a wee bit dangerous at night. The food and sauces are simply AWESOME! The waitresses are great as are the musicians who entertain some weekend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockton, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

What I like about this place is that the owner makes you feel like she knows you from a very long time. She goes to your table and makes sure you had a good experience . The food is alright the tortillas are very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nena's Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Nena's Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1064 E. Waterloo Rd., Stockton, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stockton
  • Phone Number: (209) 547-0217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nena's Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?