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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (22 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (19 reviews)
“rice” (31 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Mi Patria to discover Ecuadorian food and were very pleased. The appetizers and entrees were plentiful and delicious. The service was outstanding. I highly recommend Mi Patria.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant for dinner on Black Friday. We ordered fried ripe plantain, empanadas, a shrimp stew, rice and a couple of items from the kids menu. Unfortunately no pictures were taken. The empanadas and fried plantains were excellent. The shrimp dish - Camarones...More

Thank JoshDad
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big servings, can definitely share or take some home. The food was very fresh and yummy!!! We will definitely go back next time in town!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Got the big MiPatria for Two. Tasty rice and beans. Meats were decent. Nice to see some South American places in Iowa. Want to try some other menu items soon. Whenever I'm in Ecuador I'm always stunned by how good the set price meals are....More

Thank Cubecritter
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I lived in Ecuador for a time 30 years ago, so I was excited to have some genuine arroz con menestra and paticones. I was a little nervous about the rest of my family, but they said that their meals were great and that they...More

Thank CCLoop
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This was our first time eating Ecuadorian food but we found all the dishes we tried to be delicious and probably authentic: there was nothing on the menu that sounded like an American version of something else. Portion were large and the food carefully prepared....More

Thank World_traveler_mamma
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Wonderful little Ecuadorian restaurant with excellent Corvina, Picadillo and Chaulafan. I'm not a fan of puffed white corn but the rest of the Picadillo de Hornado is to die for and others may like the corn. Healthy portion for an appetizer--made a meal for me,...More

Thank Sunny405
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Large portions are served at lunchtime! Service is quick and friendly, staff can answer any questions. Price is very good for amount of food given. Nice flavors without being spicy. Try the unique sodas, too.

Thank Russell G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Food was pretty decent, for not knowing their culture or use to Ecuadorian food. I need to eat more Ecuadorian food to understand good quality . Perhaps they deserved a higher rating

Thank timh8u
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great food, reasonable price, good service. We tried three kinds of meats and the side of Salvadorian beans. Really tasty, especially the pork!

Thank theconvergencegroup
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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