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

El Pollo Catracho on SE 14th St.

El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

El Pollo Catracho is the second Honduran restaurant in Des Moines.

 

Baleadas from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Open Since: October 2018

 

Address: 4100 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

 

Desayuno from El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online at: facebook page is here

 

Specialties: The chicken on the sign and the name El Pollo should be a clue.

 

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El Pollo Catracho Honduran Restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Gorditas Los Tios on SE 14th

Gorditas Los Tios Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

 

Last Spotted: summer 2018

Basket of Gorditas from Gorditas Los Tios Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1796 SE 14th St next to a car lot.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: they were serving on East Grand and Hubbel Ave for the past couple years

 

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

 

Specialties: gorditas with lots of filling to choose from

 

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Gorditas Los  Tíos Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Taqueria El Gordo & La Flaca on SE 14th

Taqueria El Gordo & La Flaca Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Location: 1013 Se 14th St in Des Moines.

Al Pastor Tacos from Taqueria El Gordo & La Flaca Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

This taco truck with a couple inside has been working beside the old La Pizza House while the building is being renovated.

First spotted: Spring 2018

Picaditas from Taqueria El Gordo & La Flaca Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Specialties: the menu includes carne asada steaks and a selection of seafood.

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Taqueria El Gordo & La Flaca Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

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