Oct 31, 2022 - Food and Drink
Ninas Tacos closes southside restaurant after multiple break-ins
Ninas Tacos has closed its restaurant on Des Moines' south side after three break-ins caused financial challenges.
State of play: Nina Tejeda opened the restaurant where she became known for her birria tacos at the end of 2021.
- The first break in happened Sept. 24, when burglars took cash, a laptop and Doordash tablet — impeding their ability to take delivery orders.
- Break-ins occurred again on Oct. 1 and Oct. 12. Cash was stolen each time.
Of note: Des Moines police have not made arrests in the cases.
What's next: Tejeda said she is focusing on her food truck business instead and is raising money so she can one day own her own building.
- "Our family tried so hard to make this restaurant work, but too many obstacles and all these break-ins had us finally say 'enough,'" she told Axios.
Where to find it: Follow her Facebook page to see truck locations.
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