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2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
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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
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Parkersburg, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My wife and I ate here for our first time and were very impressed! The food portions are huge - especially for the price! Service was very quick and good. We had our food within 10 minutes of ordering (non-busy night). Outdoor patio was a great place to eat outside and enjoy the weather!

Thank tandkwinkey
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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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

Thank scargo1969
Evansdale, Iowa
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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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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

Thank Kent M
Waverly, Iowa
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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!

Thank musicgal21
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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 

Thank homeon64
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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 

Thank Shiv806
waterloo iowa
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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!

Thank Brenda J
Waterloo, Iowa
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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.

Thank billy12102
Waterloo, Iowa
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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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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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