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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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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Now this place is classy, and has great service. The walls are covered with paintings by Paco Rosic, a very talented artist. The service from the owners, in the fancy basement bar- called the Catacombs. This place will remain one of our local favorites.

Thank ttphotography
Waterloo, Iowa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was better than expected. We had a guest from New Orleans with us. It really impressed all of us with the paintings and the dinners. He felt this was more impressive than the real Sistine Chapel as it was closer to you. We had fantastic food and good conversation with the staff. There was a 60 year class reunion... More 

conrad, iowa, usa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it. We are definitely going back. Great place to bring friends. So unique and the food and drinks are delicious!!

Thank maryeckerman
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The art is the main draw for Pacos, but the food is wonderful. They have a marvelous selection. Ultra clean kitchen. The staff is very professional and on point. The bar downstairs is a fun and totally different feel from the more elegant upstairs. Great martinis.

Thank Heather H
North Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent supper. Four course meal was only $30. Service was excellent. Most amazing are the paintings all over the walls and ceiling. Almost like something Michelangelo would have done, but apparently were air brushed. Jackie is an amazing host. Very nice evening!

Thank 295bethl
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. ..the décor is lovely and the art work is amazing....it's a little gem hidden in Waterloo Iowa...the food is good. The tapas are a meal in themselves.

Thank Victoria J
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Nice dining experience in the Cedar Valley without feeling overly pretentious. My husband and I had the four course meal and were very impressed. We both were very full afterwards, although that didn't stop us from finishing our dessert... Will definitely be going back.

Thank DKL929
Strawberry Point, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 July 25, 2016 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 July 22, 2016 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

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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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?