Tacos La Papa on E. 14th

Tacos La Papa Tacos Bus in Des Moines, Iowa

 

These people used to run a truck on MLK Blvd a few years ago. They recently took over the big green bus with the MEXICAN FOOD sign on a busy corner on East 14th St.

 

Burrito from Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1111 E 14th on the corner at University near East High School.

 

Active Since: This bus was run by people calling themselves Tacos Maya, but since summer 2018 it has been Tacos La Papa, who used to run a truck.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Birria Tacos from Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Specialties: Birria tacos are the specialty, but there are the usual meats and tacos and burritos.

 

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Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Taqueria La Mexicana on SW 9th

Taqueria La Mexicana Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

It looks like a younger guy has taken over the old Taco Movil truck and put some new banners and a new name on it to open as Taqueria La Mexicana just up the street.

Al Pastor Quesadilla Taqueria La Mexicana in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 4812 SW 9th St in a lot between the e-cig shop and a car wash.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

 

First Spotted: They are active since about Spring 2019

 

Taqueria La Mexicana in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Specialties: Its the usual taco topping like Carne Asada steak or Al Pastor pork.

 

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Al Pastor Tacos Taqueria La Mexicana in Des Moines, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Tex-Mex Grill Truck in Des Moines

Tex-Mex Grill Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Active Since: They have been around at least since 2018

 

Birria Tacos from Tex-Mex Kitchen Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: They have been doing local events as well as certain weekdays at the State Capital parking lot, this summer they have been parked at East 14th and Maury on weekends behind a Git N Go station.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Chori Burger from Tex-Mex Kitchen Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Specialties: they have carne asada fries as well as giant burgers topped with taco meats and texas toast.

 

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Carne Asada Fries from Tex-Mex Kitchen Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

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

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

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

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