New Year’s Eve Special Dinner Announcement!

Tacopocalypse New Years Eve Dinner


On December 31st, 2013, Tacopocalypse will be hosting a special menu New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe dinner at their East Village location (621 Des Moines Street).  A six course menu will be offered, with dishes spanning the breadth of cultures and cuisines which inspire their daily offerings, including  hints of Spain, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and North America.  Vegan/vegetarian course options will also be offered.  No corkage fee will be charged for BYOB, and a complimentary champagne toast will be offered at the end of the meal to ring in the beginning of your New Year’s Eve festivities.  This is a very limited availability, single seating reservation only dinner priced at $65 per guest.   Seating begins at 5:30, dinner begins promptly at 6.  Tickets available at the Tacopocalypse location or through




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

Friday Lunch Party/WFF Demo


Friday Lunch Party is happening again tomorrow from 11 to 4 at Bombay Bicycle Club! That is right FIFTY CENT DOMESTIC DRAFT BEER, ONE DOLLAR IMPORT DRAFTS! AND SOME MUTHAFLIPPIN TACOPOCALYPSE FOOD!

Soups: Cuban Black Bean (vegan), Pozole (pork and hominy stew)

Burrito Thing: Wasabi Brisket Burrito! Ginger Braised Brisket, some crazy rice blend thing, and peppers wrapped up in a burrito shaped missile thing, covered with our Smoked Queso and garnished with Wasabi Crema. Eat this.

AND THEN AT 5pm YOU CAN JOIN CHEF SAM AT THE WORLD FOOD FESTIVAL FOR A COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND A LITTLE Q&A SESSION. East 4th and Locust! We will be demonstrating our take on Chorizo Verde and serving some sample sized tacos of said chorizo. Fun. You even get little recipe cards!

See you Friday…and then Saturday

Taco Pastorius

Tacopocalypse/Aj’s Sunday Funday Brunchpocalypse Menu!

Taco and Brunch lovers, prepare for this Sunday when your two favorite things are driven full force at each other in a crazy game of “Chicken” resulting in a wicked crashing together of terms which will end up forming into ONE TERM which will be standing on the side of the road thumbing for a ride into your bellies.  BRUNCHPOCALYPSE is upon us….er…you?

(Translation: we are serving brunch this coming Sunday at AJ’s On East Court at E 4th and Court Avenue.  Aj’s has been kind enough to host a brunch event so that you, the taco and Sunday funday lovers out there enjoy both.  This is our first brunch, and if you all like it this time, it will most likely become a regular event.  You dig?)

The beer cooler at AJ's, they serve 80+ flavors of beer, including the Chef's Choice, PBR Talls.

I have been meaning to get a menu posted for this weekend, but have been running into snag after snag.  Today is no different.  We had a little incident of Van-dalism which has caused a few problems today, but here is the basic “gist” of what will be served up on Sunday:

AJ’s will be serving up killer Bloody Mary and Mimosas (I have heard that they are going to be XXL) and have a $1.50 domestic bottle special that is going all day.  That means during brunch also.

Tacopocalypse tacos served on hand-made corn tortillas and topped with our signature slaw flavors include:

  • Braised Pork - our take on the classic carnitas.  We have been told it is “waaaaay better” than carnitas.
  • Vegan Chorizo - Tacopocalypse Vegan Chorizo is very traditional-tasting blend of soy, spices, and vegetables.  But “waaaay better”
  • Wasabi Brisket - I had some other ideas, but the WB is so popular that I was practically threatened into serving it at brunch.
  • Spiced Tofu Scramble - Get your tofu scramble from the guy who was the first to put tofu scramble on Des Moines menus.  Still the best.  
  • Bacon Chorizo - It’s a morning thing, so we were like “duh, bacon chorizo”  I know, good description.  Chorizo made from only bacon.
  • Korean Chicken - with spicy mayo and kimchi….um…yummm.
  • Potato and Pepper - cumin dusted roast potatoes with peppers and onions….maybe even get some egg up on there…

AND WE WILL BE SERVING THE BREAKFAST THING!  Two corn tortillas sandwiched around melted Chihuahua cheese topped with eggs, more cheese, your choice of taco toppings, and slaw!  I was once told by a person after trying their first BREAKFAST THING “why didn’t you make me eat one of these before?  Dammit!” and hit me on the arm.  I guess that means it is good. er.

Vegan chorizo Breakfast Thing

We have also promised a few new items, but we are going to be leaving that for a Saturday announcement.  The details have not been worked out quite yet due to…things.  (like fixing slashed tires)


Sunday, March 11.  11am to 3pm

AJ’s On East Court, 419 East Court Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Taco Pastorius