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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
+1 515-222-2755
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (35 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (21 reviews)
“pork” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the strip mall exterior fool you. Inside you will find some of the most amazing food and service that goes above and beyond. No matter how busy the place is the servers always take time to help with any questions and educate people...More

Thank StephP1901
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters and I enjoy experiencing foods from around the world and this was great. The meal choices were all very high in protein, very flavorful, and very unique. The prices were great and we even had room to share a flan between the three...More

Thank Todd D
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This was our first visit to an Ecuadorian restaurant. We shared the dinner for to which is a meal of 3 different meats and several other items for $25. The food was excellent. Service and prices were excellent.

Thank cppptravel11125
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

What Alena doesn't say is that Carmen's Cuban Cafe and Lounge is in Morrisville, North Carolina come on get real.

Thank ken0224
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have been to Mi Patria several times, eat-in once and otherwise, take-out. Excellent and consistently delicious every time! Our Son and Daughter-In-Law are Vegans, and they accommodate for them perfectly, so we can all enjoy dinner together. We LOVE the dinner for two---the two...More

Thank arnoldrkaa
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The food was not as good as a sit down meal at Carmen’s Cuban Cafe & Lounge, but it’s great if you like fast food.

1  Thank Alena T
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Such good food and friendly staff. The portions are good so come hungry! We had empanadas and pollo al horno.

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a regular at Mi Patria. The food is fantastic, the portions are generous and the staff is welcoming. Decor is basic but you are there for the food. Highly recommend.

Thank Grant K
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Service started out very slow. Considered leaving because it took so long for anyone to come take our drink order but because of the hype we gave it a chance. We ordered the cheese empanadas. Huge and fresh but not a lot of cheese inside....More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

So we had no idea where to go for lunch. Thanks to Trip Advisor, ended up at Mi Patria and had one of the best meals during our 2000mi road trip from RI to CO. The rice and chicken is kinda like fried rice, we...More

Thank pvcnco
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
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Response from MichaelA804 | Reviewed this property |
That may be correct. I would not think an Ecuadorian restaurant would be required to serve only Ecuadorian originated dishes.
15 November 2015|
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Response from MichaelA804 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't expect a problem, but it is a good idea, none the less, to have a table.
18 July 2015|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
They have a small wine & beer selection. As is typical of many small restaurant owners, they often carry lower-end, less expensive, well-known selections. It would be a boon to business and customer dining experience to have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-222-2755
  • E-mail
In March 2011 "Mi Patria" opened becoming the first and only Ecuadorian restaurant in Des Moines. Owner Cesar Miranda (Ecuadorian) with more than fifteen years of experience in the restaurant business, accomplished his dream by bringing the aromas and flavors of his country to Des Moines. A customer of the restaurant stated, "I never imagined finding an Ecuadorian restaurant in Iowa". This gives us an idea of the challenges Cesar Miranda encountered. Before opening the restaurant, Cesar and his wife Delilah exploited every opportunity to prepare, serve and sell their dishes in the different festivals and fairs in the area. They attended World Food Festivals for over four years in Des Moines. This allowed them to predict the success that they would have with their restaurant. Mi Patria offers menus for Lunch and Dinner. The restaurant has a Latin atmosphere with Ecuadorian ornaments and music.
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