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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish
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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
+1 515-222-2755
11:00 - 21:00
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250 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered four appetizers to share, plus one main course. While nothing was outstanding, the food was good. An order of empanadas comes with three empanadas. One can choose among beef, chicken, or cheese. I would have liked one of each, but that was impossible; the order had to be three of the same. Service was prompt and cordial.

Thank bamboola
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tastes brought me back to time I spent in Ecuador years ago. Huge portions! My husband liked it too! Had the arroz con pollo and it was great.

Thank Michelle245248
Webster City, Iowa, USA
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time trying Ecuadorian food. Will not be the last. Had some kind of cold fish with diced tomato/onion combo that reminded of Pico served with rice. Fabulous. Fried plantain also. Fabulous. Whole dish was very unique for me and darn tasty. Restaurant was very clean and neat and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Will go back for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Ecuadorian-style food; it is not standard fare "Mexican" or Tex-Mex. I really like the flavors here. Service is good. Prices are good.

Thank tin_horn
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Service was really good, waitress was friendly. Food was good and the price was good too. There were probably 4 tables or so around 2:00 when we ate, which means people like eating there no matter what time. It didn't take long for our order to come out either. Thank you!!

Thank Keri A
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82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Group of 5 all trying different meals and all blown away on how good they were. Will definitely repeat. For lunch it was a little slow but the food all special prepared and worth the extra time😇.

Thank Jan F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We chose this restaurant for lunch because it promised a variation from Tex Mex or other Hispanic foods. We were not disappointed in having authentic Ecuadorian food. We're not experts, but the choices were obviously different from typical tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The lunch plates had an amazing amount of food. No worry about not getting enough. All the food... More 

Thank Michael S
Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Large amounts of great food with a friendly attentive staff. We had never had Ecuadorian food so my wife ordered a shrimp dish while I had the pork. Both were very well prepared and nicely seasoned. The restaurant is located mid strip in a suburban shopping center and while the decor was simple it was functional and tidy. The owners... More 

Thank Steve S
Hannibal, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. It's our go-to any time we are in Des Moines. Our favorites for appetizers are the patacones con queso and the ceviche. For entrees I love the arroz mariscos (seafood and rice) which is a perfectly cooked flavorful rice with shrimp, clams, mussels and crab legs with carrots, onions, and peas. The carne asada... More 

Thank Racheal R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Since my grandsons ( 11 and 9) were not able to travel on Springbreak, I thought I would try an in town experience. We visited different ethnic restaurants. Mi Patria was so great. They helped the boys pronounce the items correctly, explained what each item was and was able to learn about different cultures. They had fun tasting/eating their meals... More 

Thank diana6588

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?