El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines

El Rey Burrito in West Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1310 Grand Ave in West Des Moines

El Rey is a family run Mexican restaurant that has been serving in three different locations on Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. They used to be in a strip mall next to a Blockbuster Video, then in another strip mall further down the road.

Active since: at least fifteen years now, its been a while.

Sopes 2 El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: their menu lists a website with a url that does not work.

Specialties: they made their name with a giant burrito named “Rey Rey”.

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El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines, Iowa

 

Taco King by Taqueria Jalisco on University

Taco King by Taqueria Jalisco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

You've Come A Long Way Taco King by Taqueria Jalisco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1306 University Ave in Des Moines Iowa

Taqueria Jalisco once had a restaurant on E Grand, after closing that spot they briefly parked their trailer outside the same spot in 2013. They reappeared in 2015 with the name Taco King by Taqueria Jalisco and their latest location is a paved over lot across the street from another Mexican Restaurant.

Birria Tacos from Taco King by Taqueria Jalisco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Last Spotted: October 2015

Previous locations: they had a brick and mortar restaurant on 1704 E Grand, then spent the summer downtown at the sculpture park and capital complex in 2015

Specialties: Torta Ahogada or Birria tacos on special days.

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Sign from Taqueria Jalisco in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Guadalajara on Euclid

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taqueria Guadalajara is the old man of taco trucks in Des Moines. The painted figure on the side of the trailer is Zorro, the mascot of Club Atlas soccer team from Guadalajara.

Tacos Dorados con papas from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1603 Euclid Ave

Active Since: They may be the oldest taco truck in Des Moines, operating off and on since 2008 or earlier.

Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: torta ahogadas, tacos dorados, they even have brains on the menu.

Previous locations: They spent a few years at 725 East University, but were at this spot in previous years.

Torta Ahogada from Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

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Taqueria Guadalajara Taco Truck in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Loco Kings on East 14th

Taco Loco Kings in Des Moines, Iowa

Taco Loco Kings is serving tacos and Mexican food from inside the Shop N Save Liquor Store, but they drew in traffic by parking their truck in the parking lot.

Active Since: Summer 2015.

Pork Tacos Taco Loco Kings truck in Des Moines Iowa

Location: 1372 E. 14th St where Taqueria Vera Cruz was parked last year.

Specialties: the alhambres are served like a mixed grill of veggies and meats in a giant quesadilla.

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Grand Opening Taco Loco Kings truck in Des Moines Iowa

Las 3 Lulu’s Tacos on Hubbel Ave.

Sopes from Las 3 Lulu's Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa

Las 3 Lulu’s Tacos in Des Moines Iowa

Las 3 Lulu’s Tacos opened and closed soon after in a store that used to be a Mexican clothing store. They had renovated the interior to be a restaurant and now the space is an African restaurant.

Location: 2250 Hubbel Ave.

Closed Since: Spring 2015

Specialties: taqueria food like tacos and sopes

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Las 3 Lulu's Tacos in Des Moines, Iowa