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
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Taqueria Express on East University

Taqueria Express Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Express was parked on 2nd Ave a few years ago and now they are serving on East Grand.

 

Last Spotted: Summer 2018

 

Location: 1640 E University Ave.

Al Pastor Tacos from Taqueria Expess Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Specialties: Al pastor tacos are nice

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Taqueria Express Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Loco on East University

Taco Loco Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: beside the day care center at 1520 E University

Nachos from Taco Loco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: one facebook page is HERE.

 

Active since: they have been working out of the truck or physical locations for at least ten years now, including the old Tops Steakhouse building and parking the truck downtown in previous summers.

Flour Tacos from Taco Loco Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: Tacos

 

Last Spotted: Summer 2018

 

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Taco Loco Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Gorditas Los Tios on SE 14th

Gorditas Los Tios Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

 

Last Spotted: summer 2018

Basket of Gorditas from Gorditas Los Tios Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1796 SE 14th St next to a car lot.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: they were serving on East Grand and Hubbel Ave for the past couple years

 

Pile of Gorditas from Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

 

Specialties: gorditas with lots of filling to choose from

 

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Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Taquiza Guadalajara on University Ave.

Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1306 University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online At: Facebook page is HERE

Al Pastor Tacos from Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: they have tortas ahogadas and sopes

 

Active Since: the truck has been here since Summer 2018

 

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Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

El Buen Mexicano in Clive

El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

 

This place just popped up next to the liquor store in Clive near Windsor Heights and West Des Moines.

Gringa from El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

 

Location: beside the World Liquor and Tobacco store at 1775 NW 86th St in Clive, Iowa.

 

Online at: facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: Summer 2018

Pambazo from El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

Specialties: they have huaraches, pambazos, and gringas.

 

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El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

Marias Mexican Food in Valley Junction

Maria’s Mexican Food in Valley Junction, West Des Moines Iowa

Adobado Tacos from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Maria’s is the latest place with the same menu and business plan as Abelardos. It has all the taqueria specialties, available at a counter or drive-thru, is open late, and very affordable. It should be noted that this original location is very bright, clean, well lit and service is better than the other places like it. It might seem beside the point, but Valley Junction has a long history of Mexican restaurants over the years, from the place on 5th St that was so busy back in the nineties to the Modern Mexican place in the 8th St strip back when that area was booming.

Location: 210 Grand Ave. in Valley Junction area of West Des Moines

Fried Tacos from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Online At: facebook page is HERE. They also do the online ordering service from sites I haven’t used yet.

 

Open Since: they moved in around 2017 after the Burger King closed.

Pollo Adobado from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: the menu is almost exactly the same as Abelardos, with additions like jalapeno poppers dipped by hand, pork chops and carne asada steaks.

 

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Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa