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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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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

relatively quick, scenic indoor decor, makes you feel like you are in Mexico, I will go back again, for sure!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ginas is very accomodating when it comes to vegetarian or vegan food. It's awesome they serve both tofu and dair-free cheese here. I find the side dishes of rice and beans to be a bit plain on their own but when you mix everything together...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't ate at Ginas for a long time. With memories of past visits with funky atmosphere, tasty food and great drinks, we stopped there for lunch. The fish taccos were mediocre, orange cheese inside, and the salad was not edible; it was topped with mounds...More

Thank Donna W
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to read that your experience at our Mexican Cafe in Nanaimo was not to your liking, Donna. 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Gina's mexican restaurant with my husband and two kids. I nust say it was very busy when we got there. We didnt get the menu until 10 min after we got seated. After we ordered we had to wait at least 30...More

Thank Pennelope35
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Penne , sorry for the wait time , we dropped the ball there, as we strive to acknowledge and serve our patrons to the best level possible, We hope to see you in the near future and do a much better job . Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was meeting Co- worker from another town and we both said it had been too long visiting Ginas so we had lunch , It was just as great as the last visit several years ago they have great combo plates I think very authentic and...More

Thank GBezzy
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks GB for the kind words DC

Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Gina's offers a colourful, cheerful and friendly atmosphere. The service is quick and friendly. The authentic Mexican food is amazing. From the cheese nachos, to the vegetation chimichanga, the shrimp and sockeye salmon burrito, and finally the fruit burrito, all amazing and good size portions.

Thank Denise W
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks for your kind words, Don

Reviewed August 8, 2017

My wife, 18-yr-old daughter and I have never been disappointed with Gina's. We have taken many out-of-town relatives and visitors, and introduced many local friends, to Gina's since we moved to Port Alberni in 1995, then more so after we moved to Nanaimo in 2003....More

Thank Bede-Are
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

thanks for your hearty recommendation...Don

Reviewed August 1, 2017

I've been here at least a dozen times and I'm never disappointed! I usually just get the special and always love what I get! I love the decor and the funky vibe of the place! Everyone should check this out if they're in Nanaimo.

Thank jason9945
Don R, Owner at Gina's Mexican Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

thanks so much for the kudos DC

Reviewed July 17, 2017

Everyone I know says the same thing about Ginas. It's good food, but it's a little pricy, however the portions are very good. If you want to eat good Mexican in Nanaimo this is the place to go.

Thank NutsoLonsdale
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers good food, a great location with Nanaimo downtown views. Room for larger parties (with a reservation) and great for smaller intimate gatherings. Awesome margaritas. Service can be slow, so come with time to enjoy a longer meal, rather than rush through.

Thank Gina G
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Michelle C
October 5, 2015|
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Response from Don R | 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

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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