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₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
+1 319-287-8005
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (17 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chips were ok and the salsa was very spicy. Too spicy for me Frozen margarita was just ok, it lacked flavor. Fajita combo with steak chicken and shrimp had very little taste. Fajita sides were good, with guacamole being the star. Service was slower than...More

Thank Craig h
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. The rice and rancho beans were great. The tacos were good but a bit over salted. Hubby like the burrito and I really like the cheese enchiladas. Nice atmosphere.

Thank CS124578
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a regular place for us. They have good vegetable Mexican dishes and fajitas. The Cedar Falls location is newest and most spacious. Consistent service.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Chapala on the way through town because we were craving Mexican food. The food was good but the hostesses seemed put off when we walked in the door. There are some quarter toy machines that our kids were super interested in. We...More

Thank AmyCarlJaxon
Reviewed 15 August 2017 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 5 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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
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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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-287-8005
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