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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 good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (34 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (21 reviews)
“pork” (22 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We have bee trying different ethnic restaurants and when we came across Mi Patria we thought it sounded good. Besides it was only about a mile from my home. Food actually tasted better than the reviews. I had the camarones al ajillo and it was...More

Thank DesMoinesDenizen
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Always delicious and enjoyable... the servers and kitchen are knowledgeable in gluten-free selections too. Our kids love it too.

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Food is great! Service wonderful! We go here often and our kids love it also! Highly recommend. Yummy

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Great service and large portions. Chicken empanadas were delicious!!! Pork was so fall apart tender, with the best flavor.

Thank Alyson P
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We came here based on the TA reviews. The restaurant is nondescript in a plaza. It would be very easy not to notice it. We ordered the platter for 2 which came with a bit of everything. It was a huge platter and we could...More

Thank 1Skibunny
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We really enjoy trying ethnic foods...we were so pleased to find Mi Patria, a great place to try foods from Ecuador. Mi Patria is a fairly small restaurant in a strip mall, but it's big on flavor. After reading reviews, we started our meal with...More

Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed 15 April 2018

All I have to say is Iowan's you are so very lucky to have this place in town. This is our 4th time visiting from Minnesota and every time we come to town we just have to stop here!! I have no complaints whatsoever. First,...More

Thank Michelle M
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
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Response from Michael A | 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 Michael A | 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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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
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