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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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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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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
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A great place for great food!! We go here quite a bit and always have awesome food. Relaxing atmosphere and good service every time we visit.

Thank pjrgns
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great food, good service, and nice place. Always have a good experience and great food. Much better than the chain places. Best authentic mexican in the area.

Thank lovetoexplore2015
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Another great meal. We ate at the new Cedar Falls location which was also very good. If you like Mexican food this is a place for you.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

My meal was huge! It tasted good too. They give you free chips & salsa too! Service was excellent. Only down side, if I eat Mexican food, I want an horchata but they didn't have it.

Thank bobschultzdbq
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Coming from SoCal and having a place in Baja, Mexico it's always a challenge to find a decent Mecican Restaurant in other parts of the country! What a pleasant surprise to find a great little place in Waterloo, Iowa in a small strip center. Good...More

1  Thank Olaf H
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We love fajitas, on our way home from Florida, we researched Mexican restaurants in Waterloo. Chapala's was highly rated, the viewers weren't wrong.

1  Thank Doug M
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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