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.
2023 Season Now Open!
Please see Penny’s Palapa’s comprehensive Work Safe plan here.
#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’