Floating 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.

Yes! We are open for PICK UP and patio dining by reservation!

We will be accepting orders from 11:30am – 7:30pm

Our patio is open!

Accepting reservations  250-753-2150

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Hours

May 15 - September 15

11:30 am - 7:30 pm

COVID-19 Update

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

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1 day ago

Penny's Palapa

Chilli Garlic Prawn Tacos are now on our patio menu!!
#tacos #patioseason #prawntacos #mightaswellhaveamargaritawithit #nanaimoharbour
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Chilli Garlic Prawn Tacos are now on our patio menu!! 
#tacos #patioseason #prawntacos #mightaswellhaveamargaritawithit #nanaimoharbour

Comment on Facebook

Omg. I will be there sometime next week to order these!!!

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2 days ago

Penny's Palapa

We now serve @longwoodbrewery Rugged Coast Lime Gose!! Featuring Vancouver Island Sea Salt and freshed squeezed lime it fits right in here. Available on our patio or with your Pick-Up order!
#longwoodbrewery #ruggedcoast #coldbeerandnachos #seasaltandlime #nanaimorestaurants #patiotime
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We now serve @longwoodbrewery Rugged Coast Lime Gose!! Featuring Vancouver Island Sea Salt and freshed squeezed lime it fits right in here. Available on our patio or with your Pick-Up order!
#longwoodbrewery #ruggedcoast #coldbeerandnachos #seasaltandlime #nanaimorestaurants #patiotime

Comment on Facebook

I’m coming for sure as soon as the travel ban has been lifted...so need a haircut by Vicki Johnson and a Margarita by Penny’s!!! I miss you guys!!!

Best summer time beer...ever!

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’