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

El Sabor Peruano on East Grand

El Sabor Peruano Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

This spot just opened and they had a grand opening sign, the space was home to Taqueria Jalisco before he became Taco King, then to Central American restaurant La Costenita. The interior has decorations from the previous tenants, and the light is not good for taking photos. They have a huge menu with seafood and ceviche and grilled chicken.

Location: 1704 East Grand Ave in Des Moines

Online at: facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/elsaborperuano123/

Tallarín Saltado Mixto at El Sabor Peruano Restaurant in Des Moines Iowa

Active Since: They have been at this location since October 2016 but they have been around town for a while.

Specialties: The menu is huge and not everything is available when I stop in. The basics are grilled chicken or sausage with french fries, but there are many fusion dishes like fried rice or fried noodles. They have soda imported from Peru

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El Sabor Peruano Restaurant 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

 

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

Gorditas Los Tios on East Grand

Gorditas Los Tios truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Location: Beside M & E Auto Repair at 1710 East Grand Ave in Des Moines.

Online at: facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/Gorditas-Los-Tios-1702956369967526/

Pile of Gorditas from Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Specialties: Gorditas with a dozen different fillings, they also make tortillas by hand.

Open Since: early 2016

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Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa