If Jason Momoa travels all the way from Hollywood for his favorite tacos, there was no excuse for me not to try them this weekend as my family stayed in the Des Moines area for a girl's volleyball tournament. And guess what? Aquaman is right. Tasty Tacos will change your life!

I've always wanted to try Tasty Tacos but hadn't had the chance to recently. Well, this weekend gave me that chance. We spent most of Saturday and Sunday in Des Moines for our daughter Cayleigh's volleyball tournament. The schedule, especially on Saturday, was pretty hectic and ran until nearly 9 p.m. But God Bless my wife. She and Carly took off during a brief break and grabbed some Tasty Tacos to go so we could try them for ourselves in the hotel room that night.

Facebook via Tim Fairlie
Facebook via Tim Fairlie

The best of the tacos that we ordered were the flour tacos. These feature the restaurant's famous homemade fluffy flour shell, filled with beef, lettuce, and cheese. It was absolutely amazing, the best softshell taco I'd ever had. We also tried their corn shell hardshell tacos too, along with some homemade flour chips. All I can tell you is that the hype is for real. These are among the best tacos you'll every eat.

If you aren't familiar with the Tasty Taco story, the restaurant chain was founded back in 1961 by Richard and Antonia Mosqueda. Over 60 years later, the business is still family-run and owned and features six Des Moines locations. Their motto is 'Nada Es Imposible', or Nothing is Impossible.

If you're ever in Des Moines, you owe it to yourself to give Tasty Tacos a try. You'll be a believer! They have six locations including,

  • 1400 East Grand Ave. Des Moines
  • Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
  • 5847 SE 14th Street, Des Moines
  • 2900 East Euclid Ave, Des Moines
  • 2401 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny
  • 8549 Hickman Road, Urbandale


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