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Galleria de Paco

622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-5416
+1 319-833-7226
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-5416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food iin this really classy restaurant is excellent, but before you try the excellent selections, take time to see that ceiling. It is a rendition of the Sistine Chapel, done by Paco, who has developed a uncanny skill with spray paint. You will not...More

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is the most amazing restaurant. Not only is it an artistic masterpiece, the food is handmade and spectacular. Jackie is a warm and welcoming host, making everyone feel like family. Make sure to check out the lounge downstairs and see the ever-changing display of...More

Thank RandSonthebeach
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Love this place in downtown Waterloo! They are friendly, super accomodating, and a local, family owned business

Thank ceven
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The artwork is stunning! You feel as if you are in the divinci code! A gem ,the food is amazing and good value especially ala carte 4 course! Service is first class and very personable! Visit this for any occasion! I have travelled from England...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Galleria de Paco while on a business trip to Waterloo. The owner, Jackie, treats each guest as if they were in his home. His son is the chef and the artist that created the replica...More

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The food is very good, but not the most excellent thing I've ever tasted. The service is wonderful. What really sets this place apart is the beautiful atmosphere, and the spray-painting of the Sistine Chapel.

Thank mspettel
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Beautiful! Desserts were luscious! Owners were so pleasant and social. Excellent wine list and service to match!

Thank 860kelleyc
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The owner/host will definitely make your dining experience top notch. All entree's are excellent gourmet food prepared by a great chef. Definitely worth the experience - not to forget the fantastic art work by Paco. The Ceiling art work is marvelous & words can not...More

Thank _iaholic57
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Wow! This is a must see and enjoy dining experience! The atmosphere is fantastic, service is impeccable and food is divine. I went with 3 friends for a Christmas get-together and we all enjoyed delicious dinners from their Prix Fixe Menu which included a four-course...More

Thank Junesphr
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Birthday dinner get together. We have been here often with good results BUT not this time. The food was disappointing. Owner and waitress were wonderful and helpful but the steaks were way over cooked and for an extra 8$ charge this is not good. 3...More

Thank Frank S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-833-7226
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