Tacos La Papa on E. 14th

Tacos La Papa Tacos Bus in Des Moines, Iowa

 

These people used to run a truck on MLK Blvd a few years ago. They recently took over the big green bus with the MEXICAN FOOD sign on a busy corner on East 14th St.

 

Burrito from Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1111 E 14th on the corner at University near East High School.

 

Active Since: This bus was run by people calling themselves Tacos Maya, but since summer 2018 it has been Tacos La Papa, who used to run a truck.

 

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Birria Tacos from Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Specialties: Birria tacos are the specialty, but there are the usual meats and tacos and burritos.

 

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Tacos La Papa in Des Moines, Iowa

 

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

Taqueria Plateros on Hubbell Ave

Taqueria Plateros Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

This place started selling gorditas here this spring.

 

Different gorditas from Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1824 Hubbell Ave

 

Open Since: Spring 2019

 

Al Pastor Tacos from Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: facebook page is HERE

 

Specialties: they have gorditas with many filling to choose from

 

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Menu Taqueria Plateros in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Express on East University

Taqueria Express Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Express was parked on 2nd Ave a few years ago and now they are serving on East Grand.

 

Last Spotted: Summer 2018

 

Location: 1640 E University Ave.

Al Pastor Tacos from Taqueria Expess Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: Facebook page is HERE.

Specialties: Al pastor tacos are nice

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Taqueria Express Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taquiza Guadalajara on University Ave.

Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Location: 1306 University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Online At: Facebook page is HERE

Al Pastor Tacos from Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: they have tortas ahogadas and sopes

 

Active Since: the truck has been here since Summer 2018

 

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Taquiza Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

El Buen Mexicano in Clive

El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

 

This place just popped up next to the liquor store in Clive near Windsor Heights and West Des Moines.

Gringa from El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

 

Location: beside the World Liquor and Tobacco store at 1775 NW 86th St in Clive, Iowa.

 

Online at: facebook page is HERE.

 

Active Since: Summer 2018

Pambazo from El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, Iowa

Specialties: they have huaraches, pambazos, and gringas.

 

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El Buen Mexicano Taco Truck in Clive, 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

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