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
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El Mezquite Taqueria on East Euclid

El Mezquite Taqueria Taco Truck on Euclid Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: in a parking lot beside the Cash Saver at 1320 E Euclid

First Spotted: Spring 2018

Cabeza tacos from Taqueria El Mezquite Taco Truck in Des Moines Iowa

Specialties: they have the usual taco toppings and serve breakfasts.

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Taqueria El Mezquite 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

Sabores De Mexico in Windsor Heights

Sabores De Mexico Taco Truck in Windsor Heights, Iowa

Sabores De Mexico is based in West Des Moines and serves at Sherwood Forest and local events.

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Al Pastor Tacos from Sabores De Mexico Taco Truck in Windsor Heights Iowa

Location: They are parked in the Sherwood Forest shopping center at the corner of 73rd and Hickman.

Active since: summer 2016

Specialties: tacos, nachos.

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Sabores De Mexico Taco Truck in Windsor Heights Iowa

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

 

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

 

La Michoacana on Lincoln Way in Ames

Tacos La Michoacana Taco Truck on Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa

Location: 326 Lincoln Way beside the pawn shop in Ames, Iowa.

Online at: facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Tacos-la-michoacana-1038748356180235/

Huarache from La Michoacana Taco Truck in Ames, Iowa

Active Since: at least May of 2016

Specialties: they have huaraches and daily specials like fried fish or tamales.

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La Michoacana Taco Truck in Ames, Iowa