Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck on SE 14th St

Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Pupusa Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
The family that runs this truck used to have a cafe spot on Hubbell Ave until last year.

 

Online at: Facebook Page is HERE.

Carne Asada Plate from Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
Active Since: This is the first summer their truck is parked here. They have operated trucks over the years going back to before their cafe opened. This new truck seems to have their sign from the old cafe fixed to the side.

 
Location: 1013 SE 14th St in the lot next to the old Pizza House building.

Pupusas from Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
Specialties: pupusas and tacos along with full plates like carne asada or specials like fried fish on certain days.

 

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Pupuseria La Cuscatleca Truck in Des Moines, Iowa
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Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura on East Grand

Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura in Des Moines, Iowa

 

The old Peruvian restaurant is gone and the people who ran La Ventura truck and the cafe near Drake have been operating from this location for a few months now

Pupusas from Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura

Location: 1704 E Grand in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online at: facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: Fall 2018

Mojarra Frita from Panaderia Y Restaurante Salvadoreño La Ventura

Specialties: there are pupusas every day, and half the menu is not available on any given day but they do have daily specials.

 

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Out with the old, In with the New, Unnamed Mexican Salvadoran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

La Ventura Tacos y Pupusas on University by Drake

La Ventura Tacos y Pupusas, or La Ventura Taqueria, on University Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Location: 2225 University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

 

A couple weeks ago the La Ventura Antojitos truck was parked outside the old Tacos Andreas near Drake University. They were serving from the truck while getting the interior ready. The new owners have done a decent job of cleaning the interior but the old fixtures are still there and the inside only has four tables.

Pupusas La Ventura Taqueria in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: Around August 2017. Before that it was Tacos Andreas and very briefly a trombo with al pastor was operating in the front.

 

Specialties: The usual tacos and quesadillas, but the menu on the front has a picture of a loaded chicharron preparado that isn’t listed on the menu, and they have had daily specials like enchiladas or soups, I’ve even seen them make eggs that aren’t on the menu for customers.

 

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Shredded Beef Tacos from La Ventura Taqueria 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

 

El Buen Sabor Latino on East 9th

El Buen Sabor Latino Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

El Buen Sabor Latino opened in September of 2015 in a spot vacated by Golden Triangle Asian Restaurant. They barely changed the interior so the walls have bamboo forest wallpaper and pictures of panda bears. The menu has breakfasts, pupusas, soups, and steak entrees.

Pupusas El Buen Sabor Latino in Des Moines Iowa

Location: 1130 E 9th St in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: https://www.facebook.com/El-Buen-Sabor-Latino-Restaurant-851352164972165/

Chorizo Breakfast El Buen Sabor Latino in Des Moines Iowa

Specialties: pupusas and soups.

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Yuca frita con chicharron El Buen Sabor Latino in Des Moines Iowa

La Costeñita on East Grand

La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

La Costeñita recently opened and they don’t quite have a menu as of when I visited. They have salvadoran, honduran, and mexican dishes listed on a board. The sign says family restaurant, and they don’t quite have their systems organized in the kitchen so food takes forever to come out.

Closed Since: Early 2015

Pollo con tajadas from La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1704 E. Grand Ave in space previously occupied by Taqueria Jalisco and a seafood place.

Specialties: meats with fried bananas on the side, pupusas and baleadas.

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Window Menu La Costeñita Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

La Cuscatleca: Pupuseria on East Hubbel Ave.

La Cuscatleca Restaurant & Pupuseria in Des Moines, Iowa

La Cuscatleca had operated a pupusa truck on 2nd Ave before opening up a restaurant on Hubbel. They might have another location in the works.

La Cuscatleca Pupuseria in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1832 East Hubbel Ave in Des Moines

Online at: https://www.facebook.com/lacuscatlecadmi

Pupusas from La Cuscatleca: Pupuseria & Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Open since: this location has been open since 2013, but the truck has been open longer.

Nuegados from La Cuscatleca: Pupuseria & Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: pupusas and salvadoran dishes like yuca frita or nuegados.

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Antojitos Salvadoreños from La Cuscatleca Pupuseria in Des Moines, Iowa