Founded in Des Moines in the 1960s, Leaning Tower of Pizza moved its operation to Ankeny in the 1970s. Within a bright, lively environment, complete with red-and-white checkered tablecloths, diners can sample homemade dishes from the restaurants famous pizzas to sandwiches and pastas, all made with the best ingredients available. Something to suit every taste, highlights include the veggie alfredo pizza topped with mushrooms, sweet red peppers, onions, and tomatoes plus alfredo sauce, Charlie’s pizza with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and green peppers, and mac ‘n cheese with a white cheese sauce.
Leaning Tower of Pizza, 512 SW 3rd St., Ankeny, IA, USA, +1 515 964 0401
Established in 1961 by Richard and Antonia Mosqueda, Tasty Tacos has grown to become a small, local chain within the Des Moines area. Featuring flavorful Mexican cuisine, this laid-back joint entices customers with its budget-friendly options. Known for their flour tacos, which feature a tortilla shell stuffed with meat or beans plus lettuce and cheese, the menu also offers corn tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, salads and more. A host of side dishes are also available, including refried beans, Spanish rice, and guacamole and chips. For those with a sweet tooth, desserts, such as krispos or fried flour chips sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and served with honey, are also on the menu.
Tasty Tacos, 2401 SE Delaware Ave., Ankeny, IA, USA, +1 515 964 2400