Making Some Changes

Hello, Taco Likers!  As Tacopocalypse finishes up its fourth year in the East Village we are making some adjustments to better serve you, and keep things smooth running on our side.  We appreciate all of the love and admiration you’ve thrown our way, all of the support you have shown, and we have some new and potentially exciting food coming your way in return.  Here’s what’s going down:

  • Please welcome the Burrito Of The Week. The BOD (Burrito Of The Day) is now the BOW (Burrito Of The Week).  Over the last 5 years of coming up with a different burrito 6 days a week I have received a lot of feedback from you all.  The overwhelming response is “We just come in and order the BOD, it’s always good and different.” Awesome, that’s what I was shooting for back in the day.  The Other Overwhelming response was that a lot of people, and I mean A LOT, were a little sad to miss out on certain burritos after learning about them too late.  The BOW solves this FOMO issue for many, as you can obviously get the burrito you saw on Wednesday night for Lunch on Thursday.  No Mo FOMO.
  • Tacopocalypse East Village will be closed on Mondays until summer. I never wanted to join the ranks of No Monday Restaurants, but it’s time for us to pull the plug on Monday until it’s nice and sunny out again.  We will be using Monday as a prep and delivery day, and be back open bright and shiny at 11am on Tuesday.  My apologies to the Monday crowd. Monday Lunch will be back, it’s just a small break.
  • Tacopocalypse is getting a new Vegan Menu.  I have been personally developing new Vegan recipes for our upcoming Sibling Restaurant, Vegetaire, and have also gone back to my former Vegan lifestyle.  This gave me some insight into the need to shake the cobwebs out of the Tacopocalypse Vegan offerings.  Soy free and gluten free Vegan/Vegetarian options are at the top of the list, with a focus on fresh veggies, Jackfruit, and introducing our new Vegan Cheese for Quesadillas/Nachos. Yeah, Real Vegan Nachos. I’m stoked. The new menu will drop in May.
  • The Cumming Tap Tacopocalypse Tuesdays are back.  We have returned to the place where it all began. This is the ORIGINAL Des Moines taco ride that has helped launch a restaurant, a few careers, and some Food Network appearances.  Tacos are being served from 5pm to 9pm, or until we run out.  Get on your bike, ride south on the Great Western Trail, and be a part of making this year the greatest year we have seen.

Again, thank you for all of the love both locally and nationwide.  It’s been a thrilling ride to get here, and we are looking forward to providing you all some more thrills this year, and in the years that come.  Thank you for your support.

Sam Auen, Creator


Why We Love Fridays, Especially While Serving You Lunch.

Taco Lovers,

We love Fridays, but not in the traditional “day job, work week’s over” way, more of the “we love seeing everyone enjoying the end of their work week” way.  You see, many of you out there have a week that revolves around business hours, our week revolves around the hours during which you are ready to forget about work and enjoy yourselves, even if just for a short time…like a lunch hour.

DID SOMEONE SAY LUNCH? Yes, it was mentioned and it IS THAT TIME AGAIN for you all to join us at BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB for yet another amazingly astounding (and hyperbole laden) FRIDAY LUNCH PARTY!!!!!!!  This week we have the usual favorites like our AWARD WINNING TACOS, our semi-well-know Taco Salad, Unmatched Nachos, little special other things, and our two lunch specials. Which are:

SOUP OF THE (FRI)DAY: POSOLE - our take on the traditional Mexican Pork and Hominy stew, it has been described by an entire table of diners as “the best f#cking thing I have ever put in my mouth.” It is, evidently, THAT good.

BURRITO:  Bul Go Gi Burrito - Korean BBQ Beef, Home Made Kimchi, and a hot Cous Cous pilaf with a little cucumber and hot sauce thrown in for good measure.  I just had one, and it is astounding.  Why Cous Cous? Well, I don’t like filling burritos with rice. There are plenty of people out there who take care of that thing,  Tacopocalypse does not subscribe to the Rice/Burrito philosophy.


Lunch served from 11 am until 4 pm.

See you then

Taco Pastorius