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Baby Salsa

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4 University Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6C5, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has the real deal Mexican Food Experience! Between the street tacos and the Enchiladas I could eat here every week! Service is sometimes very slow, but the food is worth the wait. Highly Reccomend trying!

Thank Brendon T
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

I have eaten at baby salsa a half dozen times over my 3 years in Nanaimo.Overall you can't get more authentic mexican food than this in town.I usually order the Enchiladas and they will give you a choice of sauce verde or Ranchero,i get a mix.If your looking for a burrito try one with the chorizo.They do have a drive-thru... More 

1 Thank 40Dean
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Love all the food at both locations. Great service, lots of variety and one of my favorites is the sample plater. Margaritas are a must!

Thank Kimberly O
Ladysmith, Canada
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208 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Great Mexican food. The food is authentic, using all fresh ingredients. Lots of flavor and value. Definitely will be back.

Thank fishingguy2015
Nanaimo, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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

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

Thank Afinbarrell
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank SusuMadu
Nanaimo, Canada
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261 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Dory H
Manitoba, Canada
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766 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Lynda D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 University Cres, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 6C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo

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