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Galleria de Paco

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622 Commercial Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
+1 319-833-7226
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Evansdale, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Place is quite nice, a little high on price but the food and service are excellent. A great place to take your lady out for a fancy dinner

Thank JerryMak
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing artwork - Amazing food!!! The Chef prepared a wonderful dinner for my wife and I.... The wine was wonderful and the cost wasn't out of sight.

Thank Marty H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

awesome night, great service, food excellent, atmosphere is fantastic. Would recommend this place to everyone looking for a great place

Thank Sherry S
Winthrop, Iowa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem found in an unexpected place - Waterloo, IA. The way the son's owner was able to reproduce the Sistine Chapel is amazing but the food is even more of a dining experience. Upscale menu. On lower level, there is a nice bar and lounge. If you get a chance, visit with owner and/or his wife. They are... More 

Thank Sharon M
Yankton, South Dakota
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beauty of the art work, is what brought us to the restaurant. It is amazing to sit and take it all in. Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful to see. The food was amazing! We loved choosing from the 4 course menu, and then trying each other's as each plate was brought out. The food is rich and... More 

Thank ificouldonlyfly
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

I was awed the first step in. The murals and atmosphere make this place something special. Original hand drawn murals fill the rooms. Be sure to check out the downstairs too. Food is pricey but this is fine dining. The flaming desert was so cool to watch and eat. Check that out, too. Great wine list. Very unique menu items.... More 

Thank Kevin S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The food is quite good and somewhat unique for the area and the restuarant itself is beautiful. The upper level is painted like the Cistine Chapel and the basement lounge makes you feel like your back in the 60's or on an episode of Mad Men. I would recommend a visit just to see the place, and the great food... More 

Thank Jeff N
Waterloo, Iowa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

This place is just great. You have to see the ceiling and walls that were painted by hand. I was told they used spray paint oh my they are beautiful. The owner is always there to greet you and everyone makes you feel like old friends. The food is great and the prices are right. The only true way to... More 

Thank David M
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The arched ceilings have been spray-painted reproducing the Sistine Chapel. A menu with a wide selection of Italian-style dishes. The food was well-presented & prepared. All-in-all, a good dining experience.

Thank Madronaguy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

I only get back to Paco's about once a year when I am in town but it's always a special treat. Everything is perfectly prepared, the service is gracious, and the atmosphere can't be beat. (Seriously, when it looks like the Sistine Chapel, how can it be rated less that spectacular.) I had calamari -- it was quite big not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, International, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, 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 Street, Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 319-833-7226

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La Porte City, United States
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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?