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Tasty Tacos Incorporated

1418 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
+1 515-266-4242
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (81 reviews)
“tortillas” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
1418 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Simply amazing food--even though it's fast food! Why? The flour tortilla is "Indian fry bread." It's an Iowa institution!!! There are 5+ locations in the Greater Des Moines area; they are all equally as good.

2  Thank IowaBrooke
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I have worked all over America and love dining out. I have tried more than 50 Mexican restaurants across the country( I have worked all over southern Texas) and while its a simple place there is nothing else like a flour taco at Tasty Tacos....More

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 7 August 2014

They are known for their flour tacos & flour nachos. Tried both & they were very good! When in Des Moines again we will go back to eat there!!

1  Thank Donna A
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I really liked the flavor of the steak taco! The meat is a lot like a Philly but in a taco. I added a side of guacamole and that added a nice flavor. Yum!

1  Thank 5Arewethereyet
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

#1 NOTE CLOSED SUNDAYS I bet we went to DSM 50 times before discovering this place. It's a copy of a 60-70's fast food Mexican joint (Taco inn, Limcoln, NE) that did not go national in the 80' (taco johns). The food is spectacular and...More

Thank ZoboFlobby
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Great flour tacos deep fried fresh cheese and very tasty! However since the place is well established, the family members who run it dont seem to recognize repeat customers keep the business afloat. Counter workers are rude. But hey great food.

Thank auditru2blue
Reviewed 14 June 2014

My husband is from Des Moines - and this place is a family favorite! I am not a big taco eater, and wanted to order a burrito. But my in-laws (all 5 of them there at lunch) insisted that I had to have a taco!...More

Thank 323Julie
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Not sure why so many people like this place. Maybe they just haven't experienced flavor before. The tacos here are bland, no taste at all. Taco Bell/Johns or any of the generic Mexican restaurants are a better option.

Thank freshcity
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Went here based on trip advisor reviews & we weren't disappointed! Great puffy tacos- we shared the original & grilled chicken and refried beans Long line but moved super fast and no problems finding seating! We went to original location just a few minute drive...More

Thank Polly V
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The best flour tortillas ever. Try the original..nice spice. The lunch line looked long, but it moves fast and tables turn over just as fast.

Thank Katherine F
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1 October 2017|
Response from O5997QZkarens | Reviewed this property |
Yes It was an error on my part, wanted to get that clarified, I was talking about Raul's at the time and inadvertently typed their name, but my review was about Tasty Taco's
Lisa A
3 September 2015|
Response from Kimberly G | Reviewed this property |
No they can not. Club Car owners have GF child so try are really great about it. They are in West Des Moines.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1418 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-266-4242
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