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

 

 

 

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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

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