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900 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 287-8005 ‎
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Waterloo, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food here is great. I go to Chapala's almost weekly! It is a great place to go for a date or with family/friends!

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I had the chicken adobado, which I've never had before. The flavor was amazing! The meal started with a bowl of very spicy salsa and chips, and the service was fast and friendly. The restaurant was full of a very happy crowd of people. The prices were reasonable. The only shortcoming was the coffee. It seemed to be watered down... More

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USA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is the best Mexican for miles around. Beats the rest of them hands down. Good service (at least for the three times I went) and great food. Good value - nicely sized portions. Enjoyed all the meals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Get the fajita platter and share, very good. Chips are fresh and salsa is picante. Always top on our list when dining out.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Plenty of Mexican in the area but most is pretty bad they make up for it here in portions which can be split to make a cheap dinner with kids...

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Warsaw, Poland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

First off, the service was really good. That said, this meal was really disappointing. A burrito should have more in it than just meat. And a meal shouldn't have to be smothered in sauce. But that seemed to be all that was on offer. We ordered combo meals: me the burrito and chili relleno, hubby the burrito and tamale. Both... More

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were surprised to find such a great Mexican restaurant in a city in Iowa! Having spent most of our lives in Texas, we are accustomed to superb Tex-Mex. Chapala exceeded our expectations and then some!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Every thing is soooo delicious here! Each dish is actually 2 & nothing less than perfect! Never miss this place in waterloo! And dont forget the fried ice cream at the end!

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I was in Waterloo for work. Being spoiled by many awesome Tex Mex places in Chicago I was skeptical of how good the food was going to be. I ordered the enchiladas suizas and was not disappointed. Chapala rivals some of the very good Chicago Tex Mex restaurants I've been to. The food came out hot, fresh, and quick. The... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good authentic Mexican food. Nice decor too. Service is good. Waverly location is just as very comparable to the Waterloo location.

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Address: 900 La Porte Rd, Waterloo, IA 50702
Phone Number: (319) 287-8005 ‎
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
Cuisine: Mexican

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