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Rudy's Tacos

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2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-234-5686
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Freshest Mid-west Mexican

Rudy's has the freshest ingredients because the purchase their ingredients from local producers, that is why they may be a little on the expensive side for Mid-west Mexican food. If you are looking for fresh Mid-west Mexican that is very good this is the place. If you are looking for authentic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
electech2015
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Waterloo, Iowa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
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Waterloo, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Rudy's has the freshest ingredients because the purchase their ingredients from local producers, that is why they may be a little on the expensive side for Mid-west Mexican food. If you are looking for fresh Mid-west Mexican that is very good this is the place. If you are looking for authentic Mexican you will need to get closer to the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Rudys is a great place for family and friends good prices great food fun Mexican atmosphere you have to check out the ceiling very cool and the sweet nostalgic tables. Its just a great place to dine

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Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Fresh hard shell tacos loaded with locally grown ingredients. The atmosphere is wonderful and the tables are straight outta the 60's and 70's...chrome,chrome and color inlaid tabletop's....cool!!!

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Cedar falls
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120 reviews 120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I understand this is a local favorite but I don't get it. Not overly clean, expensive microwaved food, and average tasting. Don't get me wrong, I will go if someone invites me but overall, not impressed.

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WATERLOO
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-234-5686

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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

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