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Las Margarita's

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2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
319-233-6100
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food good price

Pretty good food but great big frosty mugs of Dos Equis (sp?) dark. Needs a good cleaning but what can you expect it's an old country kitchen

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2014
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pretty good food but great big frosty mugs of Dos Equis (sp?) dark. Needs a good cleaning but what can you expect it's an old country kitchen

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Evansdale, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lunch selections are LARGE, and inexpensive...lunch fajitas definitely enough for two, unless you're starving! Clean, quiet restaurant, with prompt friendly service - try it you'll like it (and GREAT Margaritas by the way!!)

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Waterloo, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

their salsa, guacamole, and fajitas are excellent and consistant. Prices are reasonable. Good beers on tap and daily specials

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Waverly, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Las Margaritas many times, and the food is always wonderful. The service is hit or miss, but it's never been too bad. The bathroom does not smell the best, but it doesn't stop me from returning. I recommend the pollo a la crema. It's amazing!

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Peshtigo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Happen to come by this place wanting Mexican food and literally drove right in without reading any reviews. my waitress was helpful with suggestions ,my bartender made me the best Margarita I have had in a long time, and the take out dinner was great! I had the chicken enchiladas and a la cart homemade tamale, all very good My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I decided to 'celebrate' National Margarita day by heading to las margaritas. We had been there before and enjoyed our experiences. This evening was completely the opposite. It started with the gnats or fruit flies surrounding us and our table. Drinks were served quickly, and were satisfactory (bottled beer and margarita). Once we ordered (enchilladas de mole... More 

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waterloo iowa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Fast service and excellent food. I don't know why I don't eat here more often at these prices!! The margaritas are the best in the area and the staff is always friendly and efficient. Thanks Victor & Bianca for our great meal and service Saturday night!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Food has always been very good and tasty. The margarit's are very good and the price is GREAT especially on Wednesdays. Sitting out side on a hot summer night with cool margaritas is wonderful. If when it's a little cooler it's a treat. Out side seating get there before 5PM or wait till around 8PM, otherwise sit in side.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I've eaten at Las Margaritas a number of times over the years and have picked up carryout as well. Their beans and rice are my favorite of any Mexican food in town. I have never had any problems with the food. The service can be slow, and the place isn't fancy, but it is always clean. Yes, there is the... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Have eaten here several times and found service to be very slow. Food is fair.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-233-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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