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Tasty Tacos Incorporated

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
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1418 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
+1 515-266-4242
11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty Tacos is famous in Des Moines. I have been eating there since I was born, and it has always been a favorite. It is the first place many of our friends and family ask to go when they come to town. Think of it as Mexican fast-food in a way. They are known for their flour tacos - I... More 

Thank Courtney H
Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great authentic Mexican tacos. I love the flour tacos and has other great food as well. I also like the tators with cheese sauce.

Thank doralb73
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got food poisoning after eating. It was looked good, but I got so sick :( We were in town for tournament and I had to brave day being horribly sick with 103 temp after having for supper. Never again.

Thank Jody W
Johnston, Iowa
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189 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We ate lunch here. The menu is large so maybe we chose wrong. I had a taco salad. It was a small, no frills kind of deal. Small shell with lettuce, chicken, and cheese. My son ordered a side of cheesy fries. Those were regular fries with a side of cheese that even he didn't like. I had the jalapeno... More 

Thank Peanut977
Des Moines, Iowa
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190 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The original flour tacos drip with grease and the enchiladas swim in grease, resulting in a gut ache. Flavorful, but take your tums!

Thank Tammy C
Des Moines, Iowa
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is where the name literally is correct. The right price, the easy menu, and those flour tortilla shell and their hot sauce is sooooo good.

Thank bglick21
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic greasy tacos. When you go in, don't be on a diet. Just order an original taco beef or chicken. You won't regret it. You know it's good because you will be standing in line and waiting for your number to be called. Well worth the wait.

Thank Fam_Tvler
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Read the trusted reviews. I've had worse. It was ok and cheap. Busy when we got there. Filled orders in no apparent order. Edible but boring. First and only time.

Thank David U
Chicago, United States
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The boy was in town from college and wanted to go nowhere else other than the original Tasty Taco the food was off the chain the customer service was superb.

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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food is ok. I don't go there dften, maybe a few times a year. The ones near Jordan Creek and east of downtown are newest and maybe cleaner. Last night I stopped at the one in Cobblestone market and a roach was crawling on my table. I discreetly told the people at the counter who did not seem to... More 

Thank IowaMidwestTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?