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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.

Now open for brunch on weekends!

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


Monday- Friday

11:30 am - 9 pm

Saturday & Sunday

9 am - 9 pm

COVID-19 Update

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

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So nice to hear such kind words and appreciation. ❤

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I agree! I've always had great service! The staff are all very nice and very efficient.

Well deserved bouquet!!

Yes I completely agree with that bouquet! 💐

Well deserving 💐


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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'


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’