Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck on SE 14th St

Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Pupusa Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
The family that runs this truck used to have a cafe spot on Hubbell Ave until last year.

 

Online at: Facebook Page is HERE.

Carne Asada Plate from Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
Active Since: This is the first summer their truck is parked here. They have operated trucks over the years going back to before their cafe opened. This new truck seems to have their sign from the old cafe fixed to the side.

 
Location: 1013 SE 14th St in the lot next to the old Pizza House building.

Pupusas from Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
Specialties: pupusas and tacos along with full plates like carne asada or specials like fried fish on certain days.

 

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Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
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Taqueria Plateros on Hubbell Ave

Taqueria Plateros Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

This place started selling gorditas here this spring.

 

Different gorditas from Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1824 Hubbell Ave

 

Open Since: Spring 2019

 

Al Pastor Tacos from Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: facebook page is HERE

 

Specialties: they have gorditas with many filling to choose from

 

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Menu Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

El Pollo Catracho on SE 14th St.

El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

El Pollo Catracho is the second Honduran restaurant in Des Moines.

 

Baleadas from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Open Since: October 2018

 

Address: 4100 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

 

Desayuno from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online at: facebook page is here

 

Specialties: The chicken on the sign and the name El Pollo should be a clue.

 

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El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Tortillería Luna on Hubbell Ave

Tortillería Luna Mexican Grocery Store and Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Tortillería Luna took over this building earlier in 2018. Their specialty is fresh tortillas made in the giant tortilla machine in the area where previous tenants would seat diners. They sell tortillas, a small selection of groceries, and daily lunch specials.

Asado de Puerco stewed pork from Tortillería Luna in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 2250 Hubbell Ave in a restaurant space with high turnover over the past several years.

 

Online at: Facebook Page is HERE.

 

Open Since: I think they have been at this location since May 2018

Costillas en Salsa Verde Pork Rib bits in Green Salsa from Tortillería Luna in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: daily special is Menudo on weekends, but varies during the week. Check the menu to make sure they have what you want. Served with rice and beans for eight dollars cash only.

 

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Tortillería Luna in Des Moines, Iowa

 

 

 

Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura on East Grand

Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura in Des Moines, Iowa

 

The old Peruvian restaurant is gone and the people who ran La Ventura truck and the cafe near Drake have been operating from this location for a few months now

Pupusas from Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura

Location: 1704 E Grand in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online at: facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: Fall 2018

Mojarra Frita from Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura

Specialties: there are pupusas every day, and half the menu is not available on any given day but they do have daily specials.

 

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Out with the old, In with the New, Unnamed Mexican Salvadoran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Puerto Rico Restaurant in Windsor Heights

Puerto Rico Restaurant in Windsor Heights Iowa.

 

Location: 6611 University Ave in a strip mall in Windsor Heights

 

Tripleta Sandwich Puerto Rico Restaurant in Windsor Heights Iowa

 

Open Since: Early 2018

 

Online at: facebook page is HERE.

 

Specialties: sandwiches and plates of meat with sides.

 

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Jibarito Sandwich from Puerto Rico Restaurant in Windsor Heights Iowa

Tacos Villanueva on East Grand

Tacos Villanueva Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1601 E University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

Tacos Villanueva was parked on East Grand for a few years, and now they are around the corner from Williams Stadium on East University since 2016.

Al Pastor Tacos from Tacos Villanueva in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Last Spotted: summer 2018

 

Specialties: tacos

 

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Tacos Villanueva Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa