Lina’s Mexican Restaurant on SE 14th St

Lina’s Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa.

The old Sonic Drive-In location became the first Des Moines location for Lina’s Mexican Restaurant. They also have locations in Wichita and Omaha. This location has fixtures left behind from both Sonic and a short lived bbq placed that tried this location. There are two dining areas, a patio is open in the summer.

Adobado plate Linas Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 5959 SE 14th St in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Linas-Mexican-Restaurant/167297940070404

Specialties: while the menu is almost exactly the same as Abelardo’s, they are some differences like free chips, two kind of queso dip, or sopes on special.

Beef Tacos Linas Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: These guys appeared a few years after Abelardos and have been here at least since 2012.

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Linas Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Mi Lindo Mexico on NE 14th St

Mi Lindo Mexico Taco Truck on NE 14th St in Des Miones, Iowa

Location: in front of the BP station at 5120 NE 14th St just north of Des Moines.

This is the third truck in a year parked in the same space just north of the interstate.

Cheese Shell Tacos from Mi Lindo Mexico Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: I first saw them on January 2017.

Specialties: full breakfast, burgers, and cheese shell tacos.

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Cheese Shell Tacos from Mi Lindo Mexico Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

La Michoacana on Lincoln Way in Ames

Tacos La Michoacana Taco Truck on Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa

Location: 326 Lincoln Way beside the pawn shop in Ames, Iowa.

Online at: facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Tacos-la-michoacana-1038748356180235/

Huarache from La Michoacana Taco Truck in Ames, Iowa

Active Since: at least May of 2016

Specialties: they have huaraches and daily specials like fried fish or tamales.

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La Michoacana Taco Truck in Ames, Iowa

 

 

La Familia Taco Co on 6th Ave.

Tacos La Familia on 6th Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/LaFamiliaTacoCo/

Barbacoa Tacos from La Familia Taco Co in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: September 2016

Specialties: Their menu refers to the place as a “Casa de Barbacoa”, and they serve some odd items like barbecue ribs or chicken wings, plus a full breakfast served mornings.

Chilaquiles from La Familia Taco Co in Des Moines, Iowa

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La Familia Taco Co in Des Moines, Iowa

The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill on Douglas

The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Taco Truck on Douglas Avenue in Des Moines Iowa

This truck appeared this fall beside a pawn shop on Douglas on the north side of Des Moines.

Location: 3005 Douglas Avenue

Online at : facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/TheHotPeppers/

Adobado Tacos from The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Active since: November 2016

Specialties: they have tacos with cheese and mulitas.

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The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

El Sabor Peruano on East Grand

El Sabor Peruano Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

This spot just opened and they had a grand opening sign, the space was home to Taqueria Jalisco before he became Taco King, then to Central American restaurant La Costenita. The interior has decorations from the previous tenants, and the light is not good for taking photos. They have a huge menu with seafood and ceviche and grilled chicken.

Location: 1704 East Grand Ave in Des Moines

Online at: facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/elsaborperuano123/

Tallarín Saltado Mixto at El Sabor Peruano Restaurant in Des Moines Iowa

Active Since: They have been at this location since October 2016 but they have been around town for a while.

Specialties: The menu is huge and not everything is available when I stop in. The basics are grilled chicken or sausage with french fries, but there are many fusion dishes like fried rice or fried noodles. They have soda imported from Peru

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El Sabor Peruano Restaurant in Des Moines Iowa

 

El Salvadoreño Restaurante on 2nd Ave

El Salvadoreño Restaurante on 2nd Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

I guess Mi Rinconcito Mexicano didn’t last long and now this space has a pupusa place inside.

Location: in the space vacated by Mi Rinconcito Mexicano and the tamale place before that at 2728 2nd Ave.

Plantain Breakfast Desayuno El Salvadoreño Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: September 2016

Specialties: pupusas, breakfasts and daily specials like fried fish or shrimp.

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El Salvadoreño Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa