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7 days ago

Penny's Palapa

We have opened April 1st or a day or two earlier since we've had the privilege of being the new owners of Penny's Palapa. Today would have been the start of our fourth season! Thank you to all that have supported us, we can't wait to get back at it! All we can do at the moment is everything we can do to flatten the curve and get things to a beautiful new normal. We'll have a Margarita waiting for you when that day comes!🌴🌮🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

We have opened April 1st or a day or two earlier since weve had the privilege of being the new owners of Pennys Palapa. Today would have been the start of our fourth season! Thank you to all that have supported us, we cant wait to get back at it! All we can do at the moment is everything we can do to flatten the curve and get things to a beautiful new normal. Well have a Margarita waiting for you when that day comes!🌴🌮🎉

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We are not offering window service or take out at this time. Unlike other restaurants that had full coolers and shelves and staff scheduled we are unique that we do not. We feel it as best to stay shut down for the time being but things are changing all the time and we will make decisions based on these changes.

Hang tough. We will flock to you in droves , as soon as possible 😀 Get the ice maker tuned up.

It would be awesome for window service or delivery. Lol. I could go for a margarita! 🤪

Wait is that an April fools joke or is window/service going to be available 😍😍

1 week ago

Penny's Palapa

As April 1st approaches we are saddened to inform you that we will be postponing our opening date until it is deemed safe to do so. We look forward to the return of our fabulous staff, our wonderful customers and friends, the gorgeous view of Nanaimo Harbour, the hustle and bustle of a busy summer day on the waterfront and of course a delicious halibut taco washed down with an icy Margarita! Until then please stay home, stay safe and stay healthy. Can't wait to see and serve you all. There will be a rainbow at the end if this all!
#nanaimowaterfront #nanaimo #nanaimorestaurants #stayhome #stayhealthy #rainbowafterthestorm
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As April 1st approaches we are saddened to inform you that we will be postponing our opening date until it is deemed safe to do so. We look forward to the return of our fabulous staff, our wonderful customers and friends, the gorgeous view of Nanaimo Harbour, the hustle and bustle of a busy summer day on the waterfront and of course a delicious halibut taco washed down with an icy Margarita! Until then please stay home, stay safe and stay healthy. Cant wait to see and serve you all. There will be a rainbow at the end if this all!
#nanaimowaterfront #nanaimo #nanaimorestaurants #stayhome #stayhealthy #rainbowafterthestorm

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Stay strong and healthy!!!❤️

Stay safe, look forward to the opening when you get the all clear!!!

Can’t wait for the day we can come share tacos & margs with you ❤️

we could only wish this was some kind of April Fools joke! Take care, together we can and will overcome this!!!

We’ll look forward to takeout when it’s available! And sitting in that beautiful space sometime this summer!

Looking forward to seeing you all!

I understand this but was hoping for the window or maybe a door dash or skip the dishes !

OMG I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FISH TACOS!!!!

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1 month ago

Penny's Palapa

Our flower boxes are trying to tell us it's time for Spring!!! We will be seeing you soon, Amigos y Amigas!!!🌴🍻🌮
#sunshine #bringonspring #pennyspalapa #nanaimowaterfront #flowers
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Our flower boxes are trying to tell us its time for Spring!!! We will be seeing you soon, Amigos y Amigas!!!🌴🍻🌮
 #sunshine #bringonspring #pennyspalapa #nanaimowaterfront #flowers

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I can’t even wait You don’t even know all the bad tacos I’ve had to endure since you aren’t open ! Ugh !

Can’t wait ! Love walking the dogs and stopping at the taco 🌮 window!

So ready for summer!

We will be open April 1st! Keep an eye on our page and we'll let you know if we sneak open a couple days earlier🤞

When do you open for the season?

Michelle Loewen!!!

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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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Hours

April - May

11:30 am - 8:00 pm

June- August

11:00 am - 10:00 pm

September - October

11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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

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’