Antojitos Mexicanos DF on SW 9th

Antojitos Mexicanos DF restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Antojito Mexicanos opened up as a truck at the Tianguis flea market in 2015 or earlier. Then they were parked on Hubbel Ave. beside Kathy’s Depot, then in a car lot on SE 14th St. Now they have a physical location.

Steak Tacos Combination from Antojitos Mexicanos DF in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 4100 SW 9th St, in a southside building that once housed a tenderloin place, a Maid Rite, and an Abelardos franchise.

Online at: facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/Antojitos-Mexicanos-DF-page-1650954601789231/

Active Since: The physical location opened March 2017 but their truck had been going since at least summer of 2015.

Gorditas Antojitos Mexicanos DF in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: The truck served pambazos and huaraches, but the store has a Mexican dessert and paletaria menu.

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Menu Antojitos Mexicanos in Des Moines, Iowa

 

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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 Moines, 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.

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

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 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

Jose’s Tacos on East Grand Ave

Jose’s Tacos truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1531 E Grand Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

If I didn’t know any better I would think this is a new skin on the trailer that was serving baked potatoes on Ingersoll Ave. last fall.

The "Super" Papa Baked Potato from Jose's Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: Jose has been doing events for a while but he has been at this location since August 2016.

Specialties: baked potatoes loaded with topping grilled to order.

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Jose's Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa

Antojitos Mexicanos on SE 14th St

Antojitos Mexicanos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: The truck was parked at 4200 SE 14th St in Des Moines, Iowa

Pambazo from Antojitos Mexicanos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Other locations: I have seen them at the Tianguis in the Southridge Mall parking lot on weekends in years past. Then they were parked beside a bar on Hubbel last summer. Now they are in an old car lot.

Online at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Antojitos-Mexicanos/1650954601789231

Specialties: huaraches and pambazos.

Huarache from Antojitos Mexicanos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

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Antojitos Mexicanos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano on 2nd Ave

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines Iowa

Location: 2728 2nd Ave in Des Moines

Mulitas from Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Des Moines, Iowa

Mi Rinconcito Mexicano opened in March off 2016 in a half hidden spot that has had many tenants over the years. At least one Greek, BBQ, Soul Food, and American food spot has opened and closed here, and Tamales Industry is probably the only one to stay open and move to a better spot.

Carne Asada Steak Huarache from Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Des Moines, Iowa

Active: March 2016 to around June 2016

Online at: facebook page was here: https://www.facebook.com/mirinconmex/

Huevos Mexicanos Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: open for breakfast and homemade tortillas and huaraches.

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Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Des Moines