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Rudy's Tacos

2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-5717
+1 319-234-5686
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“lava lounge” (7 reviews)
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2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-5717
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The people of the Cedar Valley LOVE this restaurant. My family, friends, and colleagues went on and on about how amazing and delicious this place is. I had high expectations. I understand that this is not authentic Mexican food, it’s American versions of Mexican dishes....More

1  Thank Jaimie K
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We chose this place for a road trip first night stop dinner thanks to the reviews on here. We thought the place was in a funny stip mall with a couple of small dive bars. The menu is at the front and you order and...More

Thank AdMackoske
Reviewed August 6, 2018

great Mexican style food and atmosphere, there is a line at peak times but the service is great and there is never a very long wait. good place for kids and adults alike. we eat there often

Thank William E
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Yes, they have wonderful Americanized Mexican food. But today I'm writing this review to tell you about their amazing hamburgers and cheeseburgers. I've had numerous people tell me that Rudy's has the best burger in the Cedar Valley, and today I experienced that for myself....More

Thank Deganotneb
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This Rudys is over priced and in need of a severe update. The food was mediocre and the staff sucked!

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The puppets hanging from the ceiling give Rudy's Tacos a real cantina feeling. We've never had a bad meal. Staff is very friendly.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to. I love the chicken enchiladas and my husband always gets the mucho nachos. Love this place

Thank Wsr0224
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

One of a kind atmosphere. It is fairly hard to be uptight at Rudy’s...you would have to work at it. An excellent well varied menu. Most of the usuals as far as Mexican dishes go with a surprises few thrown in that you wouldn’t expect....More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Rudys is a Waterloo institution, the best, fresh Mexican food. The wait staff is very attentive & fast!

Thank Sherry K
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

A fun, relaxing, one-of-a-kind inexpensive dining experience. A can’t miss unless you are extremely ‘bunged.’ Healthy food choices, a small selection of craft beers, funky atmosphere...what’s not to like?

Thank Scott B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-5717
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-234-5686
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