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
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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 Ventura Tortas Y Antojitos on NE 14th

La Ventura Tortas Y Antojitos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

This truck just appeared on NE 14th, and I think they came from Northern Iowa. The menu hints at lots of items but its all crossed off when I visit.

Location: Next to the Star station at 4028 NE 14th St

Suadero Tacos from La Ventura Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: at least September 2016.

Specialties: the menu teases you with stuff crossed out or out of stock, but I had Suadero beef tacos and other people were getting tortas.

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La Ventura Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Taco & Burger Truck on NE 14th

Taco & Burger Truck on NE 14th St in Des Moines, Iowa

The people running Mr Frogs Tacos left their truck and now it serves breakfast and lunch in the same spot. The name is accurate, this truck sells tacos and burgers. They accept credit cards.

Active Since: July 2016

Carne Asada Tacos from Taco & Burger Truck  in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: in front of the BP station just off the freeway at 5120 NE 14th St, Des Moines

Specialties: They serve a full breakfast and sandwiches like a philly cheese steak.

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Taco & Burger Truck  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

Mr Frogs Tacos on NE 14th St

Mr Frogs Tacos Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

This is a new truck debuting in fall of 2015 just north of Des Moines in Saydel Township on the road to Ankeny.

Carne Azada Stak Tacos from Mr Frogs Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa

Last Spotted: October 2015

Specialties: tacos

Location: in front of the BP station just off the freeway at: 5120 NE 14th St

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Mr Frogs Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa