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2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
319-233-6100
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Traer, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food! Great drinks! Good atmosphere! Service is always terrific. Easy access from Waterloo and Cedar Falls.

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Waterloo
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of Mexican cooking because of the spicy food which I literally can't eat, but this restaurant has everything from vegetarian fajitas, burritos, and enchiladas, to rock crab, red snapper, and shrimp dishes. The drink menu alone is 14 pages long so even a non-drinker like myself is able to find a drink.

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Thank Theresa H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Good food friendly wait staff. Plesent atmosphere. Ate here only once as the food was good but just not my favorite but if in the area would eat here again.

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Thank Theresa S
Waterloo, Iowa
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Normally this restaurant is pretty good. Saturday night it was a little crowded. They were under staffed and overwhelmed. The wait staff was in over their head and didn't know how to deal with the problem other than just ignore it. We waited to be seated, we waited to see a server, we waited more to get water and flatware.... More 

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Thank Tom H
Parkersburg, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for our first time and were very impressed! The food portions are huge - especially for the price! Service was very quick and good. We had our food within 10 minutes of ordering (non-busy night). Outdoor patio was a great place to eat outside and enjoy the weather!

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Thank tandkwinkey
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Pretty good food but great big frosty mugs of Dos Equis (sp?) dark. Needs a good cleaning but what can you expect it's an old country kitchen

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Thank scargo1969
Evansdale, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lunch selections are LARGE, and inexpensive...lunch fajitas definitely enough for two, unless you're starving! Clean, quiet restaurant, with prompt friendly service - try it you'll like it (and GREAT Margaritas by the way!!)

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Waterloo, Iowa
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

their salsa, guacamole, and fajitas are excellent and consistant. Prices are reasonable. Good beers on tap and daily specials

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Thank Kent M
Waverly, Iowa
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Las Margaritas many times, and the food is always wonderful. The service is hit or miss, but it's never been too bad. The bathroom does not smell the best, but it doesn't stop me from returning. I recommend the pollo a la crema. It's amazing!

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Thank musicgal21
Peshtigo
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Happen to come by this place wanting Mexican food and literally drove right in without reading any reviews. my waitress was helpful with suggestions ,my bartender made me the best Margarita I have had in a long time, and the take out dinner was great! I had the chicken enchiladas and a la cart homemade tamale, all very good My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-233-6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?