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Gina's Mexican Cafe

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47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Sarnia, Canada
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't argue with most the other reviews. I really enjoyed it. It was a busy evening. The service was still quick and good. I had the Acapulco combination. Loved it. Very filling. Unfortunately no room for dessert.

Thank Millertimeon
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Better menu than typical Tex-Mex joints, didn't taste like the typical Mexican meal that comes out of a can (Doña María, La Costeña): seemed original. Been in business almost 32 years! Was a bit lackluster, but actually like a lot of side street small restaurant fare in many towns across México. It's not Diana Kennedy, put it that way. But... More 

Thank Lew J
Parksville, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank heaven. Gina's always has good food, well priced and nicely presented. The service is quick and pleasant. Parking is mostly on the street, which in the evenings is ample. Can't really say what I like most, cos everything is good, however my partner last weekend tried the black bean soup and one of the small pizzas, which I believe... More 

Thank Jim S
Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty good food, cute atmosphere. I'd go for the atmosphere for then the food if you want a place to take people for fun. It was decent food but not real Mexican food. Good Canadian/Mexican version tho

Thank Britanny C
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Ginas many times and I always leave full and content. Service has always been fast and food has been great with big portions. Reasonable prices I will go back anytime.

Thank Bruce S
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing wrong with place is the seating,feel cramped in .Other then that the food is good,portions large and the service is spot on.Oh yes they make great drinks too.I like it because there isn't a long wait for your food even when they're very buzy.

Thank Nancy P
Fort St. John, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was excellent! We went two nights in a row it was so yummy! The first night my husband, two year old son and I sat on the patio. They had a highchair for him so that was great. The menu had an awesome selection! I am a vegetarian and I found a lot of choices which I don't... More 

Thank Carolyn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going here. Be prepared to wait a bit on the weekends as it is always packed. More than worth the wait. Food is always perfect and fast. Big portions and if you have a taste for Long Island Ice Teas I recommend one or two. Good place to start off a Friday night then skip over to the... More 

Thank Josh S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here twice and loved it both times. The service is quick and helpful. The food never takes very long and is always delicious. I really enjoy the traditional lime margaritas and the enchiladas! The decor is an experience on its own. So fun! I recommend this place to everyone. Will be back soon!

Thank Amanda K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing as always. Good to introduce someone new to Gina's. Being able to increase the heat of the food yourself is fabulous.

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Skinner St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: 250-753-5411

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