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Galleria de Paco

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622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-5416
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Strawberry Point, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to have dinner with family!!! Beautiful doesn't say enough. Staff & food was just as wonderful!!! Owner greeted us & spent the entire time we were there making sure everything was good.

Thank glhawk20
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paco's offers fine dining upstairs and an incredible menu in the downstairs bar. Service is impecable. Love, love, love this place!

Thank Mary H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable restaurant! My group loved it! 4 course meal and 5he beautiful paintings of the Sistene Chapel surrounding you! A definite must do sight in Waterloo.

Thank Oneta A
Waterloo, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner there the hosts are wonderful and cater to your needs and the atmosphere is wonderful with art work. The ceiling is amazing. The food is good, caters to corp clients but has a great bar in the basement for hanging out in . I really enjoyed the steak tips with mushrooms cooked in wine sauce. a meal... More 

Thank stana642016
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I am shocked at the quality and quantity of food offered at such a reasonable place in such an out of the way location as Waterloo, Iowa. Whether you Prix fix or a la carte, the selection and quality of food, service and atmosphere are exceptional. I have eaten here many times when traveling through Iowa and make it... More 

Thank D D
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For starters we had Cucumber Mojito, and a cucumber martini down stairs in the "catacomb lounge". Meals were lamb chops, salmon, tuna, and ribeye. Mushrooms ragu, salads everything was very good. No complaints would return next time in town!

Thank Ed S
tinley park, il
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A very unique dining experience with this hidden gem. When we saw it from the street it was a bit disappointing, but when you entered it was a WOW! It is entering an actual gallery and from what I understand the art was spray painted and it is to give you a feeling of the Sistine Chapel. Food was fabulous,... More 

Thank fitnesstraveler
Raleigh, NC
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240 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We scheduled our trip to be in Waterloo for dinner so we could eat here. We arrived at 5pm just as it opened and were greeted very warmly by the owner. It is a most impressive place. The art work is amazing and it takes a full meal just to see it and enjoy it from your table. We had... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner one night - reservations are recommended. It's an interesting place where the owner's son has painted the Sistine Chapel murals all along the walls and ceiling of the room - using only spray paint. Service is good and the owner himself is very attentive of his guests. They don't seem to offer any beverages other than water or... More 

Thank JessHays
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Attended this lovely place with my aunt and uncle after an event. The owner recognized my aunt from a couple of years ago when she would often bring her clients there for lunch. I had lamb & it was eqsquisite. Above and beyond service, food that brings an experience, & beautiful art will surround you here.

Thank Jessica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, International, European, Eastern European, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701-5416
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: 319-833-7226

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