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2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
+1 319-233-6100
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The food was acceptable but not fantastic by any means. With all the other Mexican restaurants to choose from in the area that are much better I won't be back. The margaritas were absolutely horrible.

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Thank doni1824
Traer, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

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

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Thank Lwinn1968
Waterloo
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2822 University Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701-3355
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-233-6100

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