Tacos Talpa on SE 14th St

Tacos Talpa Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

This truck popped up in the spot where Antojitos Mexicanos DF was parked last year.

Birria Tacos from Tacos Talpa in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 4200 SE 14th St in an empty car lot.

Active Since: Spring 2017

Asada Steak Tacos from Tacos Talpa in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: cabeza and birria tacos.

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Tacos Talpa in Des Moines, Iowa

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

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