Taco Casa on Euclid by Douglas and MLK

Taco Casa Mexican Food in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Casa has a huge menu with a message on the back claiming the place was started by a Mexican immigrant a long time ago. The interior and the painted murals and menu choices are like a step back in time.

Nachos Grande from Taco Casa in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 2506 Euclid Ave, just off the corner of Douglas Ave and MLK.

Online at: website is HERE

Active Since: the menu claims they have been doing business for 53 years. But this place has been HERE for as long as I can remember.

Plate Number Three from Taco Casa in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: The salsa and hot sauce is great, so are the beans and enchilada sauce. Most of the menu is basic mexican food with melted cheese on top.

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Taco Casa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Taqueria Guadalajara on Euclid

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Guadalajara is the old man of taco trucks in Des Moines. The painted figure on the side of the trailer is Zorro, the mascot of Club Atlas soccer team from Guadalajara.

Tacos Dorados con papas from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1603 Euclid Ave

Active Since: They may be the oldest taco truck in Des Moines, operating off and on since 2008 or earlier.

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: torta ahogadas, tacos dorados, they even have brains on the menu.

Previous locations: They spent a few years at 725 East University, but were at this spot in previous years.

Torta Ahogada from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

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Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

La Tejanita on Euclid Avue

La Tejanita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

La Tejanita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

La Tejanita was open for the summer of 2014 in the parking lot of a Honda motorcycle dealership.

Location: 1603 Euclid on the North side of Des Moines

Bacon wrapped hot dogs from La Tejanita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Last Spotted: summer 2014

Specialties: bacon wrapped hot dog and El Paso style floutas that were like rolled tacos drowned in salsa topped with shredded cheese.

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La Tejanita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa