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

 

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

The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill on Douglas

The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Taco Truck on Douglas Avenue in Des Moines Iowa

This truck appeared this fall beside a pawn shop on Douglas on the north side of Des Moines.

Location: 3005 Douglas Avenue

Online at : facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/TheHotPeppers/

Adobado Tacos from The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Active since: November 2016

Specialties: they have tacos with cheese and mulitas.

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The Hot Peppers Mexican Grill Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

El Salvadoreño Restaurante on 2nd Ave

El Salvadoreño Restaurante on 2nd Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

I guess Mi Rinconcito Mexicano didn’t last long and now this space has a pupusa place inside.

Yucca Frita El Salvadoreño Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: in the space vacated by Mi Rinconcito Mexicano and the tamale place before that at 2728 2nd Ave.

Plantain Breakfast Desayuno El Salvadoreño Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: September 2016

Specialties: pupusas, breakfasts and daily specials like fried fish or shrimp.

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El Salvadoreño 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

 

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