Taco Trucks of Iowa

Tacos La Papa

  • 2536 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Dude, these tacos are legit. When I say they are probably the best I’ve ever had, they probably are. Yum city in a truck, I’m hooked.

La Rancherita

  • Emma and SE 14th Des Moines, IA 50315
  • La Rancherita offers affordable tacos at $1.75 which is cheaper than most other food trucks. However, the cheaper cost also means the taco is smaller and you get less meat in the taco. Check this place out if you are looking for smaller portions and cheaper prices.

Tacos Cheliss

  • on the move around Des Moines, IA
  • Fantastic food. Friendly owner. Eat here!

Los Pinos Taqueria

  • 3116 E 14th St Des Moines, IA 50316
  • One of the best taco trucks in town. The staff is friendly and the food is delicious. The tacos al pastor is my favorite. Just a couple blocks north of Grand View College.

Roadside Tacos

  • 219 4th St Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Fresh and tasty with smiling service can’t go wrong. The gentleman chatted with me as he prepared my steak nachos with all the fixings. I was eager to hear his story as food trucks in Des Moines are becoming a big deal since the city passed the Mobile Food Vendor program.

El Forastero

  • 3116 E 14th Street Des Moines, IA 50316
  • The selection choices of meats for the tacos differ from other taco trucks in that they offer pibil (pork) which is a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatán Península. They also offer barbacoa (aka cabeza) which is slow cooked cow head [beef cheeks].

Villanueva Taco Truck

  • 1531 E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50316
  • This place is always busy. The food is always fresh and taste as good as any of the street tacos I got when hanging in Baja on a recent fishing trip.

Don Diego Tacos

  • on the move around Coralville, IA
  • The chorizo tacos were great! The hot sauce is a great blend of sweet and super spicy. But not spicy enough to distract from the flavors. Can’t wait to try the burrito next time!

Local Burrito

  • on the move around Iowa City, IA
  • Great local and organic choices! Their classic breakfast burrito is on point. My favorite is their sweet potato black bean and barely option. The staff are awesome and friendly!

Tacos Guadalajara

  • 725 E University Ave Des Moines, IA 50316
  • We saw that there were many EMT/Ambulance technicians eating here so we thought we had found something the locals enjoyed. We ordered two pastor tacos. The meat was tender and flavorful.

Taqueria Veracruz

  • Cleveland Ave & E 14th St Des Moines, IA 50316
  • I asked what type of taco he recommended. He said many people get the carne taco. I wasn’t particularly interested in what everyone else in Des Moines ordered though. I wanted to know what the man thought was tasty to him! He said he recommended the cabeza. Cabeza is actually beef cheeks. He offered me a little taste and it was delicious!

Taqueria la Esperanza

  • 1547 E Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50316
  • Torta was on point, tacos delicious, not to mention the price was very reasonable, and very polite staff. Will definitely be back.