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Rudy's Tacos

2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-234-5686
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Ranked #10 of 114 restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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73 reviews 73 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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Waterloo, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Rudys never fails to leave me hungry.The taco pizza is our favorite.Crispy crust, plentiful beans and meat and the freshest toppings ever.Always great with a frosty mug of beer.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have lunch at Rudy's fairly regularly from work and have always had very good food. It can be quite busy at times and the wait can be a little long. One of our favorites for Mexican food in the area.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

OMG This is the worst Mexican food I had ever tasted . Taco bell makes better Mexican than this place . It's a joke when you say it's Mexican food . I had a Sancho and that was horrible Tacos are so greasy and no taste to the ground beef that was very dry . There is nothing authentic about... More

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Iowa, Louisiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Fresh cooked food, bought locally as often as possible, served quickly with a smile....what more could you want? Vegetarian options? Quirky decor? Plenty of seating, and parking, too? Just the thought of Rudy's makes me very hungry. I hope you'll try this local restaurant, and you'll see what I mean.

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Hawkeye, IA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

My wife and I eat at Rudy's taco on a regular basis. We have to travel an hour to get there, but it is well worth it. If you want to get the "little of everything", get the "Rudy's Platter". Is a good amount of food and great bang for your buck. The atmosphere is something to remember. Its great... More

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waterloo iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Food is America's version of Mexican cuisine but still very good. Cheap prices and cold beer. Be sure to stop in at one of the 2 bars located just outside the restaurant area. Great beer selections!

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

it is not a fancy restaurant, but has a quaint atmosphere, large portions and great food at a great price

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