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Rudy's Tacos

2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Rudy's Tacos in Waterloo is known for using only extremely fresh, locally growing ingredients. The result is great food in a fun, family friendly environment. Try counting the Mexican puppets hanging from the ceiling! The beer selection is top-notch and the service is great. Ask for the chips, cheese and Barry's salsa -- it's homemade by the owner and outstanding!... More 

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Hudson, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is just plain fun - - - good food, GREAT drinks (don't miss the margaritas here - - SO far and above anything you can get anywhere else in town), and great people. The only area that is less than great are the oldish bathroom facilities - - -but even those are kept spotless. One of our all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Awesome food... have gone there hundreds of times.... and yes they do take out.... when they want. I get take out all the time there about once a weak but if you call to put in an order friday or saterday night during their busy hours dont expect someone to answer the phone and they will occasionally pick up the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch today. The food was excellent, and the girls working were super friendly. It really was a nice change of pace on a rainy day!

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Waterloo, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to rudys and was surprised by the variety of items to choose on the menu. The food was great and fast. Will come back again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Anytime I'm back home in W'loo Rudy's is a must. Locally grown fresh ingredients & great staff make Rudy's one of places to definitely stop at.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I choose a beef and bean burrito.It was fresh and the shredded beef was melt in your mouth tender. I asked for all the extra toppings which included lettuce,cheese,onions,black olives and jalepenos.They also serve many kinds of beer and mixed drinks upon request that are made at the lava loungethat is also on the property.The decorative scheme is eclectic, old... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Rudy's Tacos is a regional Mexican chain started in the Quad Cities. Having gone to college in Davenport I am well aware of Rudy's You get very large portions of Americanized Mexican at Rudy's. Every is always good but if your looking for hot spice you need to go elsewhere. The only draw back is the price. It is much... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My family loves this place. It is definitely pricier than many restaurants, but the quantity and quality are top-notch. They use fresh, locally-grown ingredients, and you can definitely tell. I do wish they started you off with a free basket of chips and salsa...they have these, but you need to pay for them. At nighttime, it is definitely more of... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

All of the food is prepared with fresh homegrown ingredients to order!! I love the chimichangas, guacamole, Taco pizza and enchiladas. There are multiple draft beer choices. The refried beans are excellent as well. Anyone thinking Taco Bell has better food than Rudy's is sadly confused. I think Taco Bell is OK but clearly chain fast food. If that is... More 

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Additional Information about Rudy's Tacos

Address: 2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone Number: 319-234-5686
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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