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Delicado's is a funky high energy southwestern restaurant/deli with a fun and exciting atmosphere. Wholesome reasonably priced food made fresh daily, eye catching southwestern decor, excellent service, and great music have made Delicado's famous.

The Delicado's Concept

At Delicado's, food is prepared fresh daily on the premises, allowing us to offer a delicious variety of flavorful, colorful, and healthy southwestern food options. The menu includes mouth watering items such as roll-ups (wraps), southwest burritos, enchiladas, tortilla pies, baked polenta, homemade soups, fresh salads, and much more.

Our mini-market right in the restaurant offers specialized ingredients such as a wide variety of authentic southwest hot sauces, BBQ marinades, freshly made salsas, and several varieties of oil free hummus, just to name a few. And our deli case has all our eat-in favorites, salads, and side dishes available to go. So if you are looking for fun and healthy alternatives to eat-in, take out, or stock your own kitchen, make your next stop Delicado's.


Please phone the Delicados location where you will pick up your order


Phone: 250-753-6524

Delicado's Nanaimo Downtown

238 Wesley Street
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 2T6

Phone Nanaimo Downtown: 250-753-6524

CLOSED Sept 5 - Sept 13
Mon-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun Noon-4pm


Phone: 250-390-0700

Delicado's Nanaimo North

404-6581 Aulds Road
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T 6J6

Phone Nanaimo North: 250-390-0700
Fax: 250-390-4349

Mon-Wed 11am-5pm
Thurs-Sat 11am-6pm
Sun 11am-4pm


Phone: 250-338-8885

Delicado's Courtenay

180 5th Street
Courtenay, B.C.
V9N 1J4

Phone Courtenay: 250-338-8885

Mon-Sat 10am-3pm
Sun Closed


Best of Nanaimo: The Locals Say Yes

#1 Lunch in Nanaimo. Every year since 2001. 'Nuff said.

Nanaimo Bulletin Best of the City

2016 Best Lunches: Delicado's Deli

Winner of the "Best of the City for Lunch" 5 years running!

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

"Great wraps and huge selection of salads. All freshly prepared ingredients that are cut each morning. Tex Amex but also wide range of other foods. Great for take out or eat in. Not fancy but great lunch spot for different fare."

One of our many fans on Trip Advisor

"I loved it here in Delicados Courtenay. A great spot tucked by the bridge giving you plenty to watch while having lunch. A lovely patio full of sunshine. The décor was bright and jolly. Service fantastic and the food was fresh, tasty and filling. They served a fabulous ginger beer (non alcoholic) as well as soft drinks and beer. The burritos were so good and I loved the salads. I will go there next time I am in town. Well worth the visit."

Another of our many fans on Trip Advisor

Zomato 4.1 of 5 stars

"Awesome. Have been waiting for Delicados to come to Courtenay and I wasn't disappointed. Went for lunch today for a South West rollup and it was deeeelicious. Cool place with good atmosphere and great music and of course as always excellent food!"

One of our many fans on Zomato

Northwest Best Places: The Most Trusted Guide in the Region

"Don't try to keep your fingers clean at Delicado's; you can always lick off the chipotle sauce and black bean and corn salsa after you finish one of the handheld roll-ups. (These people were into wraps before they became the latest cooking rage.) The cafe/deli in an old machine shop near Heritage Mews attacts a mixed Birkenstock, yuppie, and student crowd, who savor good, solid, spicy soups or burritos and enchiladas and who can finish up with a wildberry chocolate square before they head off with a parcel of take-out."

from Northwest Best Places, 12th edition (Sasquatch Books)

Reviewed by Nanaimo Magazine

"I'm not going to tell you about Delicado's. No! Uh, Uh. Cause if I do, I know what'll happen - I'll never again be able to get a seat out back, by the rock, under the cherry tree.

If I tell you about the "Shrimp" or "Chicken Roll Ups," a kind of old world burrito with Chipotle sauce and fresh tomatoes n' stuff, or the Hummus, Tabouleh and crunchy salads...I mean, if I let everbody know that you can get lunch with a great salad and drink for around seven bucks, I'm out waiting in line with the rest of you.

Maybe I should pretend that the Deli/Take-out is all they do. Yes. Come on down and get all you want to take back to the office. Just keep your elbow out of my eye while I try to finish my Mango Smoothie."

from NANAIMO MAGAZINE, Volume1, Number2 - December 1992

Reviewed by Santa Clarita Valley's "This Week" magazine

"Delicado's deli case bursts with vibrant colors, as does the black-board menu announcing an array of salads, wraps, soups, and plates of enchiladas, tostadas, and burritos in jewel-toned chalk. Those who crave healthy, innovative fare (like me) will be in heaven at Delicado's, where everthing is made from scratch on the premises daily..." Read the full article.

CHLY Staff Pick

Customer review by MC Mic Control and DJ Doc at CHLY Radio
CLHY Radio Lunch at Delicado's

“We've been eating here for many, many years (veggie rollup, X-hot for the MC; southwest chicken, X-hot, extra cheese, sprouts instead of spinach for the DJ) as it is an outstanding local business run by wonderful people who make wonderful food, so we're exceptionally pleased to shout loudly about their contributions to CHLY!” -MC Mic Control and DJ Doc