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Chapala

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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900 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702
+1 319-287-8005
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Very good Mexican menu have ate there several times has always been busy,and very good. Servers are very friendly and helpful

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Thank John P
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

As you may have figured out this is a great Mexican food restaurant. Upon out latest visit we were very pleased to see that all the seating has been upgraded. The new booths both add a nice style while giving you a more private dinning experience. The restaurant can still handle larger parties at the tables that they can combine... More 

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Thank Jeff S
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217 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I sat at a table in the bar area. The waiter was great. I had the queso and chips and chicken and steak fajitas. Both were delicious. Would definitely return.

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Thank Europabound
Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This place is better than any other restaurants I have been to!! Don't waste your time and money elsewhere! Plus their margaritas are the best!! :-)

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Thank DanielleDarrellJones
Port Byron
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great food! Large portions and fast service. Have eaten there many times. We live 150 miles away and when we are in that area we try to have some great Mexican food. Never had anything I didn't like!

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Thank Z6519RXrobinb
Waterloo, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The food here is always wonderful. Service is great they are on top of it. Even with big to go orders they do great.

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Thank KLS0210
Princeville, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Hubby & I stopped here on our way to Minnesota. The tamales are outstanding. Hubby enjoyed his burrito. The chips and salsa paired well with our margaritas. The decor is fun "south of the border". Definitely a place you could bring children or just a night out. The service was spot on. We would definitely return.

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Okemos, Michigan
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in Waterloo on our way to Minnesota. We weren't sure where to have dinner, but didn't want to go to a chain. The Trip Advisor sticker on the door was reassuring. Our dinner was very good. I had a shrimp fajita that was very different than I've ever had before. There was a red sauce of some... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I had an enchilada plate and it was very tasty. The salsa is a little thin and spicy but still good. The only downside is that the staff does but make you feel very welcome and they sat me at a dirty table

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Thank Kris T
Springfield, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service overall. I have had better and worst. Many menu options to consider. Reasonable priced entrees. We would eat here again on our next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-287-8005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?