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) #4 of 113 Restaurants in Waterloo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (16 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Business dinner for 6 colleagues. Everyone really enjoyed the food. Unlimited chips and salsa were great. Service was slow as waitress appeared to be overworked.

Thank Djdave20729
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is by far and away the best Mexican food I've ever had! Big variety and the food got to the table fast and hot. I love Mexican food and have eaten in many, many places. The décor is nice and the service was...More

Thank ScubaKMF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sure the food at Chapala is great but bad service can ruin the experience. Just left.. first time here and, being from out of town, probably my last. What it comes down to is we simply waited.. and waited... to place food order...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for supper on the recommendation of the clerk at Motel 6. Good choice. Salsa is spicy with the complimentary chips, yum. Tecate beer was only $2 each. My wife loved her enchiladas and I had Huervos Rancheros for supper Service...More

Thank Rich P
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I'm all about great Mexican food and this fit the bill, from the chips and salsa in the beginning through dinner (we were too full to even consider dessert). Great food, drinks, and service! Will definitely consider stopping again when we are in Waterloo.

Thank Dreamer72
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The reviews were great and I agree. Ordered my favorite the shredded beef chimichanga, it came with beans, rice, guac and sour cream. The taste, texture and quantity was excelkent. Can't be the price either! I will definitely be back on my next trip to...More

Thank Starabella
Reviewed 13 June 2017

By far our favorite Mexican restaurant in Waterloo!! They have the best Seafood Mexican Cuisine to choose from on their very large menu!!!

Thank _iaholic57
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the food and service at Chapala, the fajitas are delicious! The menu is so much to choose from and margaritas are amazing!

Thank Dannielle M
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Being from South Texas, we have enjoyed good Mexican food all of our lives. Now that we are full-time RVers...we haven't been very happy with the food in other states. So, it was nice to find a restaurant we can brag on.... Chapala is worth...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to get takeout instead of taking our young children out for dinner. The food was hot & tasty when we got home & complimentary chips & salsa were included. Our meal for three adults & three children was $50 plus tip--very reasonable.

Thank Alicia N
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9 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-287-8005
  • E-mail
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