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Galleria de Paco

622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-833-7226
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Ranked #1 of 115 restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: European, Eastern European, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
DeWitt, Iowa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant is very romantic and the food is absolutely delicious. The decor of the restaurant is stunning. You literally do feel like you're in an art gallery. The food is exceptional. They offer a four course meal that is to die for. I noticed they don't have ant salt, pepper, steak sauce or any other condiments on their tables,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had 3 different meals and all of agreed that they were excellent. The service was outstanding. But the most amazing part was the paintings. We had been to the real Sistine Chapel and were shocked when we walked into the restaurant. It was even more impressive to find out that it was done with spray cans. The painter/chef/owner will... More

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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My son in law and daughter and I had been talking about what we miss about going out to eat, We'll we had all the things we said we're missing and then some. Excellent food,service, quality ingredients and ambience. The painting done all over the restaurant by the owner is breath taking. The menu is extensive and all foods we... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is a treat to go to just to view the incredible art. The food is excellent and the service very good. My only complaint would be that they don't seem to change the menu much.

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Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
408 reviews 408 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very good dinner in a special place right in the center of Waterloo. Started 8 years ago by a Bosnian-American owner, it features an expansive menu with a full range of dishes. The appetizers are excellent and the salads nicely prepared. The entrees are exceptional with creative sauces bringing the meat or fish flavor to the surface in a tasty... More

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United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What an amazing dining experience - give yourself the gift of dining at this restaurant. This was our first time dining here - our kids had heard of it and wanted to go. I'm so glad we did. It's a unique dining room with murals and statues filling it and an intimate and elegant feeling at the table. Our server... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We came into town to take my Mother in law out for Mothers Day and had always wanted to try galleria de paco, and made reservations. From the minute we entered, we were treated to perfect service in an amazing setting. The food, from the beef medalion to the Salmon was first rate. There is no question, this is the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
409 reviews 409 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We saw on tripadvisor that this was the number one restaurant in Waterloo. The restaurant is open only for dinner Tuesday through Saturday. I would highly recommend a reservation. The host/owner graciously greeted us and throughout the meal came to our table to see that everything was fine. It was wonderful to see an owner who truly cared about his... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I travel a lot and have had wonderful dining experiences around the world. GdP in my hometown offers a similar first class experience. Great food, Great atmosphere and even better service!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The service here is top notch, the food is prepared well and there is a unique drink menu. For Waterloo, it is hard to find a finer night out.

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