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Rudy's Tacos

Mexican, American
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Awesome Mexican food In Waterloo

My favorite is the Chicken Chimichanga meal! Love this. I order the twin so I have leftovers. I used to live in the neighborhood years ago, but I will still travel there whenever I crave this meal. Very good atmosphere, great service, and it has the old time diner type tables with matching chairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
E6128ZWpatriciab
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Evansdale
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not particularly my favorite Mexican style restaurant, but is fine if we ever have a group that wants to go. Food is average. Most I can appreciate is that it is a true local place and uses local suppliers.

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Thank JunkerFam
Evansdale
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favorite is the Chicken Chimichanga meal! Love this. I order the twin so I have leftovers. I used to live in the neighborhood years ago, but I will still travel there whenever I crave this meal. Very good atmosphere, great service, and it has the old time diner type tables with matching chairs or booth seating. I am also... More 

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Thank E6128ZWpatriciab
waterloo, iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I chose this restaurant because we had not been there for a while. We both had the ground beef enchiladas with beans and rice. The servers are real nice and polite. Awesome food. A little pricey, but well worth it.

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Thank sharonnia2003
Waterloo, Iowa
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Neat little stop with good food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere....kind of a hidden gem! Great stop for everyone! Huge portions, meal sharing is always an option.

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Thank jjltrader
Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Have eaten there for many years. The mexican food is best you will ever eat. You go in, order from the menu on the wall, go sit down and in almost no time your food is swerved to you at your table piping hot. food is mostly made from home grown products. .........................very liberal portions and not over priced.

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Thank dick p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Cheap food and cute little restaurant. Have small beer selection also. You get a ton of food with your order so come hungry!

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Thank Shelly P
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been to Rudy's several times and have always been pleased. The black bean burrito is my favorite.

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Thank Stephanie L
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Excellent authentic Mexican food & combos make it very affordable. Ambiance with the puppets hanging from ceiling is amusing.

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Thank TUsh41
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband read positive reviews about this place so we decided to give it a shot. The outside of the building doesn't indicate the fun decor awaiting inside. I don't want to give it away - go see for yourself. All three of us agreed the food was delicious and we had leftovers to enjoy for lunch the next day.... More 

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Thank Connie K
Grundy Center, Iowa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I haven't been there in a few years, but everytime I did go it was excellent!!! Great food and I love the atmosphere. Good portions and not over priced.

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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, Families with children
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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