• Baby Salsa Mexican Restaurant

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering faux meats and Daiya cheese to veganize many dishes. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by LisaPons-Labelle


Points +425

30 Aug 2023

Good and many choices

Great welcome, nice people, tasty food and many vegan options.
We had some nachos with salsa and guacamole, one margarita for me and quesadilla with vegan cheese and vegan chorizo "La Norteña".

Pros: Vegan cheese, Good margarita , Well garnished



Points +19

24 Jul 2023

Amazing Mexican food

Had the Vegan Del Jardin Burrito. The food was amazing! If we were staying longer, I would have liked to come back again.

Pros: Vegan menu, Quiet


Points +88

04 Jul 2023

So many vegan options

Loads of vegan options (2 pages of the menu) they make their own vegan chorizo which was great.
Has a patio and lets you bring dogs.


Points +54

24 Jun 2023

Loads of vegan options 🌱

So excited to see how many vegan options they offer! My hubby ordered the vegan tacos 🌮 and I got the vegan chorizo enchiladas. Highly recommend 👍🏽

Pros: Good price, Loads of vegan options , Indoor & outdoor seating

Cons: Takes awhile for your food


Points +53

26 May 2023

Pleasantly surprised.

Before we ordered they brought warm nachos that were great and they really have a 2 page dedicated vegan / vegetarian menu. I would say go if you are in the area.


Points +46

05 Sep 2022

Not worth it

Vegan nachos were a 25min wait and came soggy with barely any cheese.

Updated from previous review on 2022-09-05

Cons: Overpriced , Small portion , Not great


Points +230

30 Aug 2022


I had vegan chorizo enchilada with ranchera red salsa. It was honestly the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. The flavours and spices are heavenly. I wish happy cow allowed me to give 5 stars because it doesn't deserve anything less.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-28


Points +33

28 Aug 2022

Five Star, just not technically due to HC rules :)

This place has by far the best, most authentic tasting Mexican vegan food. Unlike many other restaurants’ vegan options, these guys don’t just remove the non-vegan part of their dishes. They actually have vegan replacements made by companies like Beyond and Gardein. I couldn’t understand why this place did not have 5 Star rating (then I saw that 5 star is reserved for restaurants that are exclusively vegan/vegetarian).

Pros: Dedicated vegan section in menu, Authentic Mexican, Complimentary salsa and chips

Cons: Smaller facility, so can get full easily , Some people don’t like the part of town, Really no other cons :)


Points +793

20 Jul 2022


I love that they have a separate vegan menu at this place. It makes it much easier to just order freely rather than picking through a menu and not being able to choose majority of it. Atmosphere was nothing special but our server was nice and the fajitas were great and a big portion. I didn’t have room for dessert and had leftovers for the next day! A good option in Nanaimo. Would come again.


Points +28

02 Jun 2022

Bomb food with lots of vegan options!

Everything I’ve tried from baby salsa (which has been a lot over the years) has always been great. They’ve got an awesome selection of vegan quesadillas, burritos, tacos, and a couple vegan deserts! I’ve also always been super impressed with the customer service, and they do occasionally add different vegan menu items from time to time to change things up. The only complaint I have is that it is super unfortunate that Baby Salsa Express has closed, it was my favourite drive thru in Nanaimo!


Points +237

07 May 2022

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Baby Salsa is a restaurant located in a strip mall with limited indoor seating plus an outdoor patio. The large menu includes two pages of vegan options, including many that feature Beyond brand meat alternatives and their in-house chorizo. Because I spent 15 years living in Arizona, I am fussy about the quality and authenticity of Mexican cuisine and this place exceeded my expectations. The flavors are exceptional. I tried the Sante Fe vegan burrito “drowned” in red sauce while my wife tried the vegan chorizo enchiladas. Both were great. My burrito was quite spicy, which was great, but those diners used to Taco Bell might be overwhelmed. The restaurant has a wide selection of beverages for sale including Mexican beer selections, a couple local draft beers, White and red wine, and various cocktails including a margarita with a Corona beer wedged into it.

Pros: Many vegan options, Large menu and drink options


Points +220

31 May 2021


I love Baby Salsa! 🌮🎉There’s a large vegan menu with tons of tasty options, a lot of which are made in house such as the vegan chorizo! I’ve only ever had take out as covid protocols but the quality is just as delicious and the staff are friendly. Big portions and yummy food. The fact that it’s locally owned is also a huge bonus!


Points +92

25 Nov 2019

Luv this place!

I eat here several times per week, great food and good portions.

Pros: Lots of vegan options., Decent portions.

Cons: Little expensive.


Points +525

02 Sep 2019

Great for vegans

Full vegan menu so loads of choice. Seating limited though nice patio if the weather is ok.

Pros: Full vegan menu

Cons: Bit cramped


Points +220

04 Jul 2019

So good!

I'd give this place 5 stars if I could. Separate vegan menu with tons of options. I've tried several things and everything has been fantastic. I look forward to eating my way through the rest of the menu. Highly recommended.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Fantastic food, Delivery available through Skip the Dishes


Points +90

10 Mar 2019


Had a great time. Would go back!!!

Pros: Huge vegan selection on separate menu, Great drink selection , Vegan cheese and meats

Cons: Nachos could use more toppings


Points +24

24 Sep 2018

Awesome vegan menu

Small black bean soup is super filling. Their food is very fresh and yummy.


Points +79

30 May 2018

Fantastic Vegan Mexican

Baba Salsa restaurant is an omni establishment that values it's vegan customers enough to make a separate vegan menu for us. They have 2 locations, an express and a full service restaurant, which this review is for. They serve Beyond Meat and Daiya cutting house shreds, and are fully licensed. The food is fresh and delicious, and they feature several different house made salsas. The best vegan Mexican in B.C. without a doubt.

Pros: Vegan Menu, Beyond Meat and Daiya, Patio

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