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900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 1 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
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 Jessena J
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
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Can gift cards be purchased on line? If so where? Thank you
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I can not say if you can. I'm sure you could call and ask!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-287-8005
  • E-mail