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

Antojitos Mexicanos DF on SW 9th

Antojitos Mexicanos DF restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa

Antojito Mexicanos opened up as a truck at the Tianguis flea market in 2015 or earlier. Then they were parked on Hubbel Ave. beside Kathy’s Depot, then in a car lot on SE 14th St. Now they have a physical location.

Steak Tacos Combination from Antojitos Mexicanos DF in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 4100 SW 9th St, in a southside building that once housed a tenderloin place, a Maid Rite, and an Abelardos franchise.

Online at: facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/Antojitos-Mexicanos-DF-page-1650954601789231/

Active Since: The physical location opened March 2017 but their truck had been going since at least summer of 2015.

Gorditas Antojitos Mexicanos DF in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: The truck served pambazos and huaraches, but the store has a Mexican dessert and paletaria menu.

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Menu Antojitos Mexicanos 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

La Rancherita on Southeast 14th

La Rancherita Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

This truck started serving next to the old car lot and a bar on Se 14th in the summer of 2015.

Location: 4502 Southeast 14th

Active Since: Summer 2015

Enchiladas from Tacos La Rancherita Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Specialties: gorditas and taquitos

Last Spotted: Spring 2017

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Gorditas from Tacos La Rancherita Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Los Olivos on Southeast 14th

Los Olivos Pupusa Truck in Des Moines, Iowa.

Los Olivos Tacos Y Pupusas Truck in Des Moines

Los Olivos took over the parking lot where Tacos Tarascos had been for the past few years.

Location: 1805 SE 14th St.

Active Since: Summer 2015

Pupusas from Los Olivos Pupusa Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: pupusas

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Los Olivos Pupusa Truck in Des Moines, Iowa