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Galleria de Paco

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International, European, Eastern European
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622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-833-7226
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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..as soon as possible. This is by far the best restaurant, I have eaten at, in Iowa. See and taste for yourself, you will not forget it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

..as soon as possible. This is by far the best restaurant, I have eaten at, in Iowa. See and taste for yourself, you will not forget it.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Between the service of the maitre d', the decor and ambiance, and the food, this is pure class in the heartland! This is the kind of restaurant you could take out-of-towners to impress, or just go with a partner for a romantic dinner. I had heard only good things about the restaurant and finally got to go earlier this year.... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was excited to try Paco. I arrived at 8pm to be greeted by no one. The two waitresses looked at me, and one picks up the phone. The owner comes up the stairs and asks what can he do for me. He sat me down and my waitress hands me the menu. The menu is explained as a four... More 

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Mt Zion
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We went twice for appetizers, this place has excellent food- mushrooms were out of this world! Desserts are a must and happy hour has endless choices! Both times our service was Fantastic, love the downtown area .

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After having been to Italy with family this place held up to all my standards. I had the the bruschetta, Caesar salad, ribeye and dulce de Leche creme brûlée. Everything we had was very tasty. The waitress was very nice and attentive. Also the host was a very nice and accommodating. He was also very interesting to talk to. The... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great experience-a real must see in dining and decor. This is a family owned business and it shows.

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Decorah, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was an unplanned, happenstance stop with a delightful surprise! The owner greeted us at the hostess table and, despite not having a reservation on a Saturday night, created a table for two and were seated within minutes of arrival. The menu was not expansive, yet had variety to please multiple tastes. My husband and I each chose the 4... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant is simply "off the charts" in excellence. I have traveled and dined all over the world from U.S. to Europe to Asia, and this restaurant is one of the tops! The artistic decor painted by the owner's son is amazing, but what really make this restaurant a cut above the rest is the wonderful food and personal service.... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lovely restaurant, charming owner and wait staff, complete with delicious entrees, appetizers, and desserts.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We very much enjoyed our four course meals which were excellently prepared. There could be some more interesting beers, but the place is obviously bent towards the wine crowd. The service was well executed. There are few places that will take your coat and push in your chair. It made me wish I had dressed a bit nicer. The art... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-833-7226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: International, European, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?