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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 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went in on a very busy Thursday night. While we were in no hurry our waiter made a great effort to let us know when our meal would be coming and was very pleasant. Our meals tasted great! Best Mexican restaurant in Iowa that I've...More

1  Thank alfonsos1
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We recently ate here while out running errands in town. We have never been here before. We had great service from the hostess to our waiter. Very quick prompt service along with great food. Huge portions. We were not able to eat it all and...More

1  Thank sunnydaysiowa
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Heard about this place from many different friends...finally made it over and was pleasantly surprised. Good portions and a fair price. The salsa has a good kick to it. I had the picadillo filled Burito or Chimi (I forget) and it was very good!

1  Thank FlashBack351
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I believe Chapala's has some of the best and most authentic Mexican entrees offered in the Cedar Valley! The servings are very generous and the margaritas are delightful!

1  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a local favorite, good for couples, families, and groups. Lunch and dinner are served, and bar service is available. The food is fresh, tasty and attractively presented. Some booths are tight so be sure to adjust seating to your preference.

1  Thank Baldy47
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy great fajitas or carne asada this is the place for you. The cooks are excellent and the staff is courteous and very prompt. I can't believe how fast they can make the orders for having a fast delicious lunch.

1  Thank CouplesDateNights
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Best Mexican restaurant in the Cedar Valley Area. Good, food, good service, and great margaritas!!!!

Thank jacdyl
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have eaten at this restaurant many times. We have also eaten at other Mexican restaurants in the area any none compare to Chapala. They have a great selection of great tasting food and the service is great. The margaritas are the best around and...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a great place to go and have drinks and eat. They even have margaritas in a pitcher if you need that for your table... hehe The servings are large and food is consistently good, even if you customize it.

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Waterloo and desk clerk at our hotel suggested Chaplain. We live 6 hours away and are trying to think of a reason to return. From the moment we entered restaurant u til we left we received the best service. Margarita was...More

Thank Rhonda G
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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, Business meetings, Groups
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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