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900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
+1 319-287-8005
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (19 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
“parrilla” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
900 Laporte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702-1836
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11 - 20 of 155 reviews

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Great service, wonderful margaritas. The best fajitas. Lunch menu has lots to choose from and very reasonable.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Letonn
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Love the rachero, fried tacos. Margaritas carry a powerful punch. Have areas long enough for large groups.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank kelkoolaid
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

The food and service here were great. The place was also clean. The veggie quesadilla had a good mix of cheese and veggies. The salsa was too hot for my liking-too much spice for chips. Ok when added to the rest of the food. Would...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank person777
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Chips were ok and the salsa was very spicy. Too spicy for me Frozen margarita was just ok, it lacked flavor. Fajita combo with steak chicken and shrimp had very little taste. Fajita sides were good, with guacamole being the star. Service was slower than...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank craighP6649VA
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. The rice and rancho beans were great. The tacos were good but a bit over salted. Hubby like the burrito and I really like the cheese enchiladas. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank CS124578
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a regular place for us. They have good vegetable Mexican dishes and fajitas. The Cedar Falls location is newest and most spacious. Consistent service.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Chapala on the way through town because we were craving Mexican food. The food was good but the hostesses seemed put off when we walked in the door. There are some quarter toy machines that our kids were super interested in. We...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank AmyCarlJaxon
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Business dinner for 6 colleagues. Everyone really enjoyed the food. Unlimited chips and salsa were great. Service was slow as waitress appeared to be overworked.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Djdave20729
Reviewed August 5, 2017

This place is by far and away the best Mexican food I've ever had! Big variety and the food got to the table fast and hot. I love Mexican food and have eaten in many, many places. The décor is nice and the service was...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank ScubaKMF
Reviewed July 27, 2017

I am sure the food at Chapala is great but bad service can ruin the experience. Just left.. first time here and, being from out of town, probably my last. What it comes down to is we simply waited.. and waited... to place food order...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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