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Gina's Mexican Cafe

47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
+1 250-753-5411
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“chimichanga” (7 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“beans” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gina’s has been a fixture in Nanaimo for a long time. And for good reason! Situated in a charming old house, you’ll find great Mexican fare and fantastic service. Treat yourself to the margaritas! Be prepared, though, as the pink house on the hill isn’t...More

Thank twofiveoh65
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Muchas gracias for popping by our pink house on the hill for all these years, amigo!

Reviewed March 19, 2018

I was really excited about the reviews for Gina's, but disappointed by the meals. The restaurant has a colorful, cozy decor, but the food was not what I was hoping for. I was disappointed that it wasn't a truly authentic Mexican restaurant; not the taste...More

Thank amyjmiranda
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, Amy. Our local staff does their best to provide friendly service and make everyone feel welcome, so we appreciate the feedback and we will increase our...More

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

One of the favourite places in Nanaimo to eat. The food is good and a great price. The atmosphere is so good it’s an old house converted to a restaurant.We usually go there when we have a group and are in a party mood.Pays to...More

Thank U2484WNjeffreys
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Restaurant has existed in Nanaimo for a long time, because it is good. When the tourists are gone the locals can keep it packed. I recommend reservations. Dress up, don’t dress up, totally up to you. Food is well prepared, fresh and always comes out...More

Thank Ziggy N
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Ordered a meal and I left over 3/4. Waitress heard I had issues with some foods and made my decision on what to eat...wasnt a good choice....kind of forced me. Not bad prices though. Very small and cramped dino g roomMore

Thank loretta c
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not enjoyable for you, Loretta. Our local staff does their best to provide friendly service and make everyone feel welcome, so we appreciate the feedback and we will increase our...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Planning a trip to Ireland this summer so we asked a friend to meet up and give us some tips. We asked where and of course you need to plan an Irish trip at a Mexican restaurant😎 The staff are great! The margaritas... always a...More

Thank rickandcheryl
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Excellent homemade salsa and natcho chips welcome you to Gina’s. My experience is the food is always great and plentiful. The staff offer really good service. Funky old house made into a restaurant on the top of a hill. Love that they offer several vegetarian/vegan...More

Thank YodaBentley
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Muchas gracias for sharing your bueno experience at our cafe, YodaBentley! We hope that we see you soon, amigo!

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing. So much so that it’s been a week since my visit and I’m still Thinking about it and drooling a bit. The only thing stopping this from being a five star review is the service. We had to wait a really...More

Thank Kath E
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Gracias for visiting our Mexican cafe, Kath E. We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal! Sorry we did not provide your food and your bill a little faster. We'll do better next time!

Reviewed February 20, 2018

We weren't impressed with the food at Gina's at all, it seemed microwaved and bland, not appealing to the eye, Mexican, I don't think so. The salsa and chips they give you were good until I picked up a hair in the salsa, that finished...More

Thank henderson8
Sharon S, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not to your liking. We assure you that our team works their best to provide flavourful, freshly made menu items for all of our customers' meals. As well, we have...More

Reviewed February 13, 2018

I'm sorry to say, but we didn't have a very tasty meal at this restaurant. It is a fun atmosphere and decorations, but the food isn't great. I talked to several people who have also eaten at this restaurant and they also didn't think it...More

Thank Happy_traveller233
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Sorry that you did not enjoy your meal at our Mexican cafe, Happy_traveller233. If you're displeased with what you've ordered when you're at our cafe, we are certainly willing to hear feedback and are willing to provide improvements or alternatives. Do you recall what you...More

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Michelle C
October 5, 2015|
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Response from Sharon S | Property representative |
Michelle sorry to take so long for a definitive answer, but no, a group as large as this , we are unable to attend . Our largest group can only be some twenty folks , and this on the weekday evenings only, but thanks for the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-753-5411
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