2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Iowa’s Best Hometown Taco Award Goes To…..

Let the awards season begin! What an amazing round of tacos we had this year! Our search for Iowa’s Best Hometown Tacos took us to a lot of restaurants with 25 of them making it to the pages of The Iowa Gallivant. We went all over the state in search of some of the best tacos. Obviously, we… Continue reading Iowa’s Best Hometown Taco Award Goes To…..

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 25, Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County Weeeeeeeeee’re back, Fort Madison! And one of our favorite restaurants figured out a way to lure us back in. We had such a great experience with our first trip to the Atlas Steak & Smokehouse, we had to come back in. This time to capture one of Chef Scott’s off the… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 25, Fort Madison

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 24, Fairfield

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County (Our 38th County!) One of Iowa’s most unique communities gives its locals and visitors one of Iowa’s most unique food scenes. Restaurant after restaurant, Fairfield has its own flavor, experience, and blend of variety. If you’re looking to spend a weekend, or week, or month, gastro-touring in one Iowa town, you may want… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 24, Fairfield

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 23, Knoxville

Knoxville, IA: Marion County (Our 36th County!) Here we go again! Team Goodvin is on another road trip and another great Iowa town lured us in  for another great round of tacos! Knoxville has a thriving town square that offers some great eats, but we needed another fix from south of the border to get this taco… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 23, Knoxville

2016 Taco Tour · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

Toledo, IA: Tama County It’s just a matter of weeks before we a crown a champion for The Best Hometown Tacos, and Tama county has its second contender! Los Charros Mexican Grill served up some Steak al Pastor with grilled pineapple, fresh Pico de Gallo, and a fiery chile sauce that brought some major heat. The “whoooooo-WE” kind.… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 21, West Branch

West Branch, IA: Cedar County Herbert Hoover’s hometown may be home to one of Iowa’s largest Mexican food menus. Seriously folks, it’s going to take some time picking something. Which is why you may want to choose multiple selections. Have a couple margaritas and start on the next page. Chapter 7 is a tearjerker. A family… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 21, West Branch

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 20, Muscatine

Muscatine, IA: Muscatine County Craft beer and tacos. With more craft beer and tacos. Followed by craft beer and tacos. JayJay and Monie found our happy place while watching the Big Muddy flow by the whole time. The Clamshell is connected to Contrary Brewing Company and we couldn’t have been happier about that. Beer flights along with a dip flight… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 20, Muscatine

2016 Taco Tour · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 19, Tama

Tama, IA: Tama County (Our 34th County!) The taco train made a stop at the old railroad town of Tama and we loaded up on the local tacos. El Gallito is your stop for your groceries and a great selection of food from their conjoining restaurant. And they’re serving up some amazing authentic Mexican food right down… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 19, Tama

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 18, Washington

Washington, IA: Washington County Our taco tour led us into the county seat of Washington County and we discovered a very busy restaurant that is pumping out a lot of delicious food. Team Goodvin was more than hungry and you’ll see what I mean when you look at what we ordered. We came for tacos and… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 18, Washington

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 16, Ottumwa

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County One of the hardest choices we had to make when visiting Ottumwa was picking a taqueria to feature in this series. Ottumwa is absolutely loaded with authentic Mexican restaurants and that is all Team Goodvin needs to hear for road trip roll call. We NEED tacos. Ottumwa has thousands of them. Let’s… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 16, Ottumwa