La Ventura Tacos y Pupusas on University by Drake

La Ventura Tacos y Pupusas, or La Ventura Taqueria, on University Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Location: 2225 University Ave in Des Moines, Iowa

 

A couple weeks ago the La Ventura Antojitos truck was parked outside the old Tacos Andreas near Drake University. They were serving from the truck while getting the interior ready. The new owners have done a decent job of cleaning the interior but the old fixtures are still there and the inside only has four tables.

Pupusas La Ventura Taqueria in Des Moines, Iowa

Active Since: Around August 2017. Before that it was Tacos Andreas and very briefly a trombo with al pastor was operating in the front.

 

Specialties: The usual tacos and quesadillas, but the menu on the front has a picture of a loaded chicharron preparado that isn’t listed on the menu, and they have had daily specials like enchiladas or soups, I’ve even seen them make eggs that aren’t on the menu for customers.

 

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Shredded Beef Tacos from La Ventura Taqueria in Des Moines, Iowa

 

 

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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

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