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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Back again. Never disappointed.

I come through Waterloo once a year and I always stop at Galleria slide Paco. Love the ambience and the food is always spectacular. Thanks for another great trip and a delicious meal. See you next year.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
HovWorld
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Muscat, Oman
via mobile
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Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I come through Waterloo once a year and I always stop at Galleria slide Paco. Love the ambience and the food is always spectacular. Thanks for another great trip and a delicious meal. See you next year.

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Thank HovWorld
Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is interesting and the the owner was obviously trying very hard to impress his customers but the food definitely did not deliver. The menu is a bit confusing. Once the food began coming out, it was obvious that they did not have a trained chef in the kitchen. The Brie with jam and garlic was obviously microwaved and... More 

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Thank DanaSwasand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food was good, I would not get the calimari steak however. My husband's pork was phenomenal. Attentive service and other than the calimari steak, food was good. The dessert....well.......definitely worth a try!

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Thank Tiffany K
Spirit Lake
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go when you have out of town visitors,the paintings and atmosphere are awesome , also upscale service and menu

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Thank Joyce H
Waterloo, Iowa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful atmosphere with the paintings. Service is exceptional. Hang your coat for you, slide in your chair. Quiet place.

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Thank Bonnie S
New Hartford
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Service and food were excellent but my favorite was the most comfortable chairs they have!!!!! I wish we could afford to go there more often as it is the best experience!

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Thank Dennis706
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is my go to place for any special occasion or to impress a guest. The décor is on a level of it's own. Paco is incredibly talented. It's always refreshing to be greeted by Jackie and Anna's homemade touches are delish. Can't wait to go there again. My favorite is always the ribeye. My wife and other guests I've... More 

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Thank Jason S
Waterloo, IA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Unique and beautiful atmosphere. Best rack of lamb I've ever had and great drink selection. Don't miss the bar downstairs!

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Thank AudHack
Waterloo, Ia
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162 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The atmosphere in this restaurant is amazing! We were greeted at the door by the owner and he took our coats. He then seated us and continued to tell us a cute story. The food was wonderful. We had the four course meal and ended up taking home our desserts. All four courses were excellent!

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Thank JDWLOO
Waterloo, Iowa
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We entertained out of town business guests here this week. Our guests were greeted warmly at the door by the owner and were instructed where our party was meeting downstairs in a very artsy lounge. At dinner we were again greeted by the owner, I believe Jackie, seating us and again welcoming us to the restaurant, interacting with the guests.... 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, Business meetings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?