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Des Moines-based Tacopocalypse is expanding to Coralville


A vegan chorizo and tofu scramble taco at Tacopocalypse. -- photo courtesy of Tacopocalypse
A vegan chorizo and tofu scramble taco at Tacopocalypse. — photo courtesy of Tacopocalypse

Popular Des Moines restaurant Tacopocalypse will open a second location in the Iowa City area later this summer, officials from the Iowa River Landing announced in a news release today. The East Village restaurant has gained a following for its taco menu, which incorporates ingredients inspired by various Asian cuisines. The restaurant was also featured on the Food Network’s show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

In addition to tacos, Tacopocalypse offers sandwiches, burritos, quesadillas and breakfast (brunchpocalypse), and menu items have both creative names (the ICBINBB or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Breakfast Burrito) and ingredients (lemongrass pork or wasabi brisket). Owner Sam Auen says that the Coralville restaurant will include a similar menu, with a few small changes, but no specifics have been announced at this time.

The Press-Citizen reported that the restaurant will be located near 30hop and the corner of E. 9th and E. 2nd Ave. In addition to Tacopocalypse, Aun also owns Krunkwich Ramen House in Des Moines and plans to open a pizza restaurant, also in Des Moines, according to the Des Moines Register.


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