Tacos La Papa on MLK

Tacos La Papa Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 2536 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, is a space previously occupied by Taqueria “Cordoba” and the first Antojitos Mexicanos Truck in the past year.

Gorditas from Tacos La Papa Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: Spring 2015

Previous Locations: 1638 East University beside the Budget Appliance

Online At: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tacos-La-Papa/753529044763781

Discada quesadillas from Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: They have specials on weekends like menudo or gorditas.

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Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

La Costeñita on East Grand

La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

La Costeñita recently opened and they don’t quite have a menu as of when I visited. They have salvadoran, honduran, and mexican dishes listed on a board. The sign says family restaurant, and they don’t quite have their systems organized in the kitchen so food takes forever to come out.

Closed Since: Early 2015

Pollo con tajadas from La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1704 E. Grand Ave in space previously occupied by Taqueria Jalisco and a seafood place.

Specialties: meats with fried bananas on the side, pupusas and baleadas.

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Window Menu La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

La Rancherita on Southeast 14th

La Rancherita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

This truck started serving next to the old car lot and a bar on Se 14th in the summer of 2015.

Location: 4502 Southeast 14th

Active Since: Summer 2015

Enchiladas from Tacos La Rancherita Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Specialties: gorditas and taquitos

Last Spotted: Spring 2017

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Gorditas from Tacos La Rancherita Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Guadalajara on Euclid

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Guadalajara is the old man of taco trucks in Des Moines. The painted figure on the side of the trailer is Zorro, the mascot of Club Atlas soccer team from Guadalajara.

Tacos Dorados con papas from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1603 Euclid Ave

Active Since: They may be the oldest taco truck in Des Moines, operating off and on since 2008 or earlier.

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: torta ahogadas, tacos dorados, they even have brains on the menu.

Previous locations: They spent a few years at 725 East University, but were at this spot in previous years.

Torta Ahogada from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

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Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Loco Kings on East 14th

Taco Loco Kings in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Loco Kings is serving tacos and Mexican food from inside the Shop N Save Liquor Store, but they drew in traffic by parking their truck in the parking lot.

Active Since: Summer 2015.

Pork Tacos Taco Loco Kings truck in Des Moines Iowa

Location: 1372 E. 14th St where Taqueria Vera Cruz was parked last year.

Specialties: the alhambres are served like a mixed grill of veggies and meats in a giant quesadilla.

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Grand Opening Taco Loco Kings truck in Des Moines Iowa