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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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Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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115 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
Schererville, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Tasty Taco near Jordan Creek. My wife had been there before, but it was my first time. While there was a line to order of 10-15 customers we didn't wait more than 5 minutes. The wait for food wasn't much longer. My wife and I each had an original taco and we split the... More 

Thank John S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, excellent service, always clean. I can't say enough good stuff about this place. Been around for a long time. And still going strong. Must visit if in Des Moines.

Thank Stephanie C
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Service atmosphere and food is good. I always have a very good experience whenever I visit any of the Tasty Taco locations in the Des Moines Iowa region.

Thank Marvin J
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I purchased tacos for my team - 18+. We got a ton of sides and beans. The food was awesome and large scale ordering was super easy. This is a great place to cater a fun function.

Thank LChurch333
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband had been introduced to Tasty Tacos on a business trip and when we were going to Des Moines for a family trip, he said we had to go. I was thinking, how good can a taco be? These tacos are the best I've ever had! The homemade shell is a cross between Indian Fry Bread and a gordita.... More 

Thank KKM2000
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

When we were transferred to Des Moines for my husband's work, we were told you have to have Tasty Tacos! So we made it a priority and were very surprised. We had never had a deep fried flour tortilla, but kept an open mind. This taco is simple & addicting!!! I am generally someone who tries everthing on the menu,... More 

Thank Karen F

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?