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

 

 

 

 

El Pollo Catracho on SE 14th St.

El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

El Pollo Catracho is the second Honduran restaurant in Des Moines.

 

Baleadas from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Open Since: October 2018

 

Address: 4100 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

 

Desayuno from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online at: facebook page is here

 

Specialties: The chicken on the sign and the name El Pollo should be a clue.

 

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El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

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

 

 

 

El Mezquite Taqueria on East Euclid

El Mezquite Taqueria Taco Truck on Euclid Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: in a parking lot beside the Cash Saver at 1320 E Euclid

First Spotted: Spring 2018

Cabeza tacos from Taqueria El Mezquite Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Specialties: they have the usual taco toppings and serve breakfasts.

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Taqueria El Mezquite 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

Taqueria Los Pinos on East 14th St

Taqueria Los Pinos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Taqueria Los Pinos took over the truck from Taqueria 2 Hermanas at the beginning of 2016.

Location: beside the grocery store at 3116 East 14th St

Carne Asada Steak Tacos from Taqueria Los Pinos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: https://www.facebook.com/Los-Pinos-Taqueria-638835106254302

Active Since: January 2016

Specialties: carne asada and cabeza tacos.

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Taqueria Los Pinos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa