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“A real Girlfriend place !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Galleria de Paco

Galleria de Paco
Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Waterloo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
HAMPTON IOWA
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A real Girlfriend place !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2009

I take all of my girlfriends there..it is a great place to eat when girlfriends gather for a special event in life !!!
SERVICE is always the best !!!
FOOD served is all about presentation !!!!
A work of art on your plate when it is served !!!!

A very beautiful place with special artwork !!!
Do not miss this place for a special event to celebrate !!!!

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English first
Central Iowa
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth a special trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2008

We came from Des Moines to meet family for dinner last weekend. We were greeted and made to feel very welcome when we arrived. Our service was good. We all ordered a different menu item and were all very pleased with our selections. The presentation is very nice and the food was excellent. I ordered the filet and it was done to perfection and served with a tasty sauce. The steak came with a choice of salad or soup, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, and a vegetable medley which was delicious. We eat out quite often, and this was the nicest meal I've had in quite some time. It's worth visiting just to see the ceiling. We will be back.

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Waterloo, IA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Food good, service/timeliness beyond poor”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2008

The uniqueness of Paco's ceiling mural is stunning, but a restaurant is a restaurant, and does require the service of food and customers. They have had well over a year to work out the kinks, and it just isn't happening. It is difficult to recommend this restaurant to traveling friends when 2 1/2 hours is required for a meal, despite the flavors shared.

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Iowa
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“Don't miss this experience!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2008

Eight of my family members went to Galleria de Paco to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. The owner met us at the door, greeted us and showed us to our waiting table. The decor of course is what draws people here in the first place because of the beautiful painted ceiling and walls done entirely with aerosol paint by the owner's son Paco. It is truly magnificent and worth the trip all by itself. The service was impeccable and the food beautifully served and delicious. The only negative was that my pork scallopini was a little on the tough and grisly side but the flavors and portions were yummy and everyone else loved their food. The staff sang Happy Birthday and presented our mother with a special dessert too. Don't miss the house salad option with your meal. It is called the Paco salad. It is wonderful, with walnuts, blue cheese, apples and raspberry vinegarette tossed with greens. Also, be sure to take time to go downstairs to the Catacomb bar for a drink or to just look around. The decor is tasteful and not overdone.
Here is their website with full menu.
http://www.paco-rosic.com/home.html
I am excited to go back sometime for lunch. This is truly a Waterloo treasure.

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“when you're there you have to go downstairs to the Catacombs Lounge for a drink!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2008

when you're there you have to go downstairs to the Catacombs Lounge for a drink!

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