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Rudy's Tacos

2401 Falls Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701
319-234-5686
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Ranked #12 of 115 Restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Waterloo, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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