to our pink house on the hill,
offering hand-crafted Mexican food
since 1984

A popular Mexican cafe featuring in house recipes made with fresh ingredients and locally sourced wild salmon, halibut, shrimp,
free range eggs and organic tofu.


  • Monday ~ Friday 11am
  • Saturday & Sunday 12pm
  • CLOSE:
  • Sunday ~ Thursday 8pm ish
  • Friday & Saturday 9pm ish

our menu

Quality Ingredients, Tasty Meals

Gina's offers a variety of vegetarian and vegan options and specializes in accommodating allergies and dietary requirements

House Made

Cheese Cakes and other Desserts

As with all of our food Gina’s desserts are made from scratch in house.  Enjoy.

Cheesecake flavours vary daily.


Learn to speak fluent Spanish in just one Margarita.... well... at least a few helpful words.

Happy Customers...

Very authentic Mexican restaurant. I absolutely love the vibe. Great food. Makes you feel like you are on vacation in your own back yard.

- Raya B

Amazing food, best margaritas, great service.

- Jordanna R

Just awesome. Authentic, well priced and delicious.

- Karla H

Check out our reviews

Located in downtown Nanaimo @ 47 Skinner St. just off of highway #1,
Gina's is a short walk up from the boat basin and the waterfront walkway and close to all hotels.


We are happy to take your reservation for large party’s.



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Hi All, it is with a heavy heart and more than a couple of tears that I write this especially after all the support and love we've received.
Gina's is now closed for a couple of weeks.  A number of our crew have been isolating for awhile already and we now feel it's time for the rest of us to follow.
These are crazy times and we feel we have to do our part, and honestly, I wouldn't want to be responsible for causing one of mine or my customers to get sick.  The responsibility is weighing.
Looking forward to a bit of a rest and some free time to think of fun things to do when we re-open!!  I hope there are some people hungry for some Gina's then!!
This is an amazing community and we will get through this by sticking together!.... 6 feet apart. ;)
Thank you all for your support that you have given us and continue to do so.
Take care of you and yours and spread love everywhere!!
Sharon and the Gina's crew