Penny s PalapaFloating Mexican Waterfront NanaimoFresh Squeezed Margarita

Penny’s Palapa

Authentic Mexican dishes with a west coast flair. Customers from all over Nanaimo are drawn to the harbour, to enjoy the fresh summer breezes on our licensed floating patio. Our Tasty Tacos and Fresh-Squeezed Lime Margaritas will transport you to a warm tropical vacation.

On cooler days we’ve got you covered. Heaters, blankets, and heart-warming dishes like Enchiladas and Tortilla Soup.

Now Open!

Call 250-753-2150 for take-out or reservations!

Hours

11:30 am - 8:30 pm

Daily

COVID-19 Update

Please see Penny’s Palapa’s comprehensive Work Safe plan here.

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2 months ago
Penny's Palapa

That's a wrap! We are now closed for the 2021 season. It has definitely been an interesting one, to say the least! We made it through the travel retrictions, indoor dining closure, indoor dining reopening, borders still closed, mask mandate reinstated, labour shortage, supply shortage, a couple heat waves and proof of vaccination requirements. Through all of that we have been so truly fortunate, lucky and blessed and have not taken one moment for granted. Thank you to the absolute most amazing staff, you are what made this season so special. Thank you to all the locals that supported us and vacationed with us right here in Nanaimo, I hope we brought you some of those Mexico vibes we've all been missing! Thank you to the travelers and tourists that so patiently waited on the hot dock for a table or returned after an hour and a half waitlist and for being prepared and gracious when asked for proof of vaccinations this past week. We are humbled by all of your support this season and we are cheering on all the other small businesses and restaurants that are still going through so much. See you all April 2022!!!
#pennyspatio #pennyspalapa #nanaimorestaurants #nanaimoharbour #eatdrinklocal #eatfresh #explorenanaimo #nanaimomarina #grateful #lovewhereyoulive #beststaffever❤️ #floaton
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Thats a wrap! We are now closed for the 2021 season.  It has definitely been an interesting one, to say the least! We made it through the  travel retrictions, indoor dining closure, indoor dining reopening, borders still closed, mask mandate reinstated, labour shortage, supply shortage, a couple heat waves and proof of vaccination requirements. Through all of that we have been so truly fortunate, lucky and blessed and have not taken one moment for granted. Thank you to the absolute most amazing staff, you are what made this season so special. Thank you to all the locals that supported us and vacationed with us right here in Nanaimo, I hope we brought you some of those Mexico vibes weve all been missing! Thank you to the travelers and tourists that so patiently waited on the hot dock for a table or returned after an hour and a half waitlist and for being prepared and gracious when asked for proof of vaccinations this past week. We are humbled by all of your support this season and we are cheering on all the other small businesses and restaurants that are still going through so much. See you all April 2022!!!
#pennyspatio #pennyspalapa #nanaimorestaurants #nanaimoharbour #eatdrinklocal #eatfresh #explorenanaimo #nanaimomarina #grateful #lovewhereyoulive #beststaffever❤️ #floaton

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See you in April!

3 months ago
Penny's Palapa

ALMOST SOLD OUT!!
We are almost sold for the season! We still have tacos and Margaritas but only till 4:30pm today!
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Had some great food this Summer!!!

Congratulations on another year in the books!! 🍻

Great job!! Have a great and well deserved off season 💕

Location

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#10 Wharf Street,  Penny’s Palapa is located down on the Dock of Float H, in Nanaimo’s Waterfront Marina. Down the ramp closest to the Wharfinger’s office. Click on map for a custom tour of local amenities.
For more info see 'Explore the Waterfront'

Parking

NEW: 3 hour courtesy moorage!  Contact Wharfinger office to assure your spot.  VHF Channel 67  Phone: 250-754-5053

Pioneer Plaza Parkade on Front Street is closest to the marina.

The Port Theatre has a parkade located at the corner of Wharf and Front Street.

Port Place mall has parking located on Front Street across from the marina.

More info and map see ‘Visit Penny’s’