Floating Mexican Waterfront NanaimoFresh Squeezed Margarita

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Penny's Palapa

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How much longer are you open for?

I agree.

I won’t argue. Pumpkin spice should be banned. Every one should eat Tacos 🌮🌮🍺🍺

totally agree!

I’ve never agreed with something so much.


Penny, can I order a taco and a pumpkin spiced latte? 🙂 porfavor? 🤗🥰


Ken Jones

4 days ago

Penny's Palapa

We will not be open today, due to poor weather. We will be open tomorrow 11:30am-7:30pm. Hasta Manana, Amigos! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Penny's Palapa

Kids are back at school!!! Way to go parents, you made it!!! #schoolsin #parentingwin #celebrate #cheers #salud #margaritas #margaritatime #september ... See MoreSee Less

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.

Rain or Shine we’re open from
April 1 till Thanksgiving Sunday

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April - May

11:30 am - 8:00 pm

June- August

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

September - October

11:30 am - 8:00 pm


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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'


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’