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Chapala

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$$ - $$$
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900 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702
319-287-8005
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Today
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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Warner, South Dakota
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our food was served super quick and super hot! Our serv was fantastic and the chips and salsa were great, too!!

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Thank LostLucy
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived about 7 o'clock on a Saturday night. They were busy but we were seated right away. All of the food was good and very hot. They did mess up on a couple of special requests for no tomatoes and extra guacamole but other than that everything was good. All in all a good restaurant that we would recommend.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My family enjoyed the chicken fajitas while visiting family in the area. The food was very fresh and the serve was timely.

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Thank David G
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Called and made reservation for 20 and they were able to accommodate! Salsa was a bit spicy for my liking but others enjoyed it. Ordered chicken fajita quesadilla but was disappointed when it only came with chicken and onions, no peppers. Margaritas were good.

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Thank Cher B
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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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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
United States
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236 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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 22 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

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 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?