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

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 15, Wapello

Wapello, IA: Louisa County We stumbled upon Arandas 3 while touring the scenic areas of Louisa County and we’re glad we did! They served up a plate of tacos that are more than worthy to make it on our 2016 Taco Tour. Wapello is officially in the running for the best Hometown Tacos! The al Pastor… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 15, Wapello

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

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 14, Bettendorf

Bettendorf, IA: Scott County’s Scott County The look on the faces when you tell them that you’re looking for the best Hometown Tacos in Iowa. And then the look as you tell them you’re crowning a champion in December. Azteca 3 wants this award! And they brought out a platter of their finest tacos to… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 14, Bettendorf

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 13, Storm Lake

Storm Lake, IA: Buena Vista County There’s the lake, the waterpark, the resort, and all the great things that draw thousands of visitors to Storm Lake every year. We came for all of those. Storm Lake is loaded with can’t miss recreation, historic homes, museums, and a picturesque campus at the local university. Storm Lake also… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 13, Storm Lake

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 12, Kalona

Kalona, IA: Washington County Travelers flock to Kalona for many reasons these days. The rolling farmland that you drive through yields countless family farms selling their fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, homemade goods. Country stores specializing in affordable groceries sold in bulk, clothes, handmade quilts, kitchen supplies, and handcrafted furniture. And let’s not forget the bakeries!… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 12, Kalona

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 11, Solon

Solon, IA: Johnson County Iowa’s county roads weave into some very interesting places. For folks who live in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas, they lead you to one of Johnson County’s gems when it comes to great restaurants. Solon is a small town that’s getting quite a lot of publicity for its variety of… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 11, Solon

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

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 10, Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County The Iowa Gallivant is forever searching for delicious tacos and Fresh Deli in Davenport, IA, more than came through for us. They fused together the best of two completely different worlds. They took the spicy and nutty flavors of Thai cuisine and made it into the comfort food that we know… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 10, Davenport

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 9, Albia

Albia, IA: Monroe County When you want a shrimp taco….you need to get a shrimp taco! We were road tripping through southern Iowa when we hit up Monroe County and the town square of Albia. Standing out with the rest of the historic buildings was Casa Agave. It was a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 9, Albia

2016 Taco Tour · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 8, Lamoni

Lamoni, IA: Decatur County Iowa’s “border towns” see visitors, travelers, and tourists by the truckload everyday of the year. Lamoni is positioned right smack-dab in south-central Iowa and welcomes traffic coming in from Missouri every moment of the day. What more travelers need to know is that a short drive into Lamoni is a family owned… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 8, Lamoni

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 5, North Liberty

North Liberty, IA: Johnson County There’s a relatively new restaurant in Iowa’s Creative Corridor and they figured out how to lure The Iowa Gallivant through the doors and many more customers seeking the flavors from south of the border….and another border…and another one after that. El Taquito’s meals feature the best of Mexico and Central America. Maribel knew there… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 5, North Liberty