I'm from SoCal, where there is an abundance of Mexican restaurants to choose from. Penny's is arguably the best Mexican/Spanish food my wife and I have ever had. Everything is fresh made, except the chips. The seasonings are subtle, different, and delicious. The presentation is beautiful. The location is in the harbor on some kind of floating platform. Open air and quite nice.
My only negative... more
Delicious, fresh, amazing food while dining ocean front in Nanaimo harbor. Oyster tacos the special of the day were so yummy!! We also had a regular favorite Enchiladas Suiza and ceviche mixta absolutely delicious! All of the food we ordered had so much flavor and was nicely presented! Portions are great! Margarita was one of the best I have had... more
Yum! And what crazy wonderful atmosphere. I had Alberta guests visiting for the day. Hopping on a sailboat was out so the next best thing ... hop onto Penny's Palapa floating restaurant! It's all outdoor seating and practically every seat has an amazing view of the harbour!
We went there on the Sunday of the BC Day long weekend & I was sure we'd have to wait in line but we just waltzed right... more