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Fresh turnover stuffed with your choice of either beef, chicken or cheese
Perfectly cooked baby potatoes sautéed with Ecuadorian style chicharron, green onions and cilantro, tossed with mozzarella cheese.
Picadillo de Hornado
Roasted, lean and tender pulled pork served with potato patties, white corn, fava beans and ensalada criolla.
Tortilla de Yuca
Delicious yucca patty stuffed with cheese, topped with ensalada criolla.
Tortilla de Verde con Ensalada Criolla
Savory plantain patty stuffed with perfectly seasoned beef and vegetables, topped with ensalada criolla.
Potato patties stuffed with cheese, topped with warm peanut sauce (contains peanuts).
Patacones con Queso
Fried green plantain served with a slice of fresh cheese
Prices vary from $8.99 to $11.99
Sandwich de Hornado
Oven roasted pulled pork served on a toasted ciabatta bun with mayo, lettuce and ensalada criolla, accompanied by a side of fries
Sandwich de Bistec
Ecuadorian-style *steak served on a toasted ciabatta bun with mayo, sliced tomatoes, avocado and crisp lettuce, accompanied by a side of fries.
Sandwich de Pollo Asado
Grilled, marinated chicken breast, served on a toasted ciabatta bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onions, accompanied by a side of fries.
Sandwich de Tilapia
Lightly breaded tilapia fillet, pan-fried to perfection, served on a ciabatta bun topped with shrimp ceviche, lettuce and avocado, accompanied by a side of fries
Prices vary from $10.99 to $16.99
Camarones al Ajillo
Large shrimp sautéed with hot peppers, simmered in a house special sauce, served with steamed white rice, lettuce, slices of tomato and patacones.
A medley of shrimp, crab legs, clams, mussels, and vegetables, cooked then tossed with yellow rice and garnished with slices of fried ripe plantain.
Large shrimp, lightly breaded and fried, served with lentil rice, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, avocado and fried ripe plantain.
Arroz con Camarones
Shrimp and vegetables tossed with yellow rice, garnished with slices of fried ripe plantain.
Flavorful tilapia lightly breaded then pan-fried golden, served with lentil rice, lettuce, patacones, avocado and ensalada criolla.
Ceviche de Pescado
Fresh fish marinated in lime juice, served with onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and cilantro, accompanied by a side of patacones and steamed white rice.
Ceviche de Camaron
Succulent cooked shrimp served with tomatoes, onions and green peppers tossed in a savory citrus-based juice, garnished with toasted corn, served with a side of patacones and steamed white rice.
A mouthwatering combination of cooked shrimp, fresh fish, and clams, served with tomatoes, onions and green peppers, tossed in a citrus-based juice garnished with toasted corn, accompanied by a side of patacones and steamed white rice.
Prices vary from $9.99 to $24.99
* Indicates items may be cooked to order
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
Grilled *steak served with steamed white rice, lentil menestra, patacones and ensalada criolla.
Costillas a la Brasa
Tender and succulent spareribs, infused with traditional Ecuadorian flavors, slow cooked, finished a la brasa, served with steamed white rice, ensalada criolla, lentil menestra and sweet ripe plaintains.
Grilled *steak served with steamed white rice, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, avocado, bean menestra, fried egg and slices of fried ripe plantain.
Hornado con Mote
Slow roasted marinated pulled pork, served with white corn, steamed white rice, delicious potato patty and ensalada criolla.
Arroz con Pollo
Rice mixed with a medley of pulled chicken and vegetables, served with slices of fried ripe plantain.
Beef strips, Green peppers, onions and tomatoes sautéed with a signature sauce, mixed with fries, served with steamed white rice, lettuce, avocado, and slices of fried ripe plantain.
Fritada con Mote
Marinated pork tips served with white corn, steamed white rice, bean menestra, slices of fried ripe plantain and ensalada criolla.
Bistec de Carne
Ecuadorian style *steak served with steamed white rice, lettuce, patacones and slices of avocado.
For the adventurous: traditional beef tripe stew simmered in our signature mani sauce with diced vegetables and potatoes, served with steamed white rice, sliced avocado and sweet ripe plantains
Seco de Pollo
Chicken stewed with vegetables, served with yellow rice, lettuce, and slices of fried ripe plantain.
Prices vary from $2.50 to $3.00
Menestra (beans or lentils)
Fried Ripe Plantains
Prices vary from $4.99 to $6.99
Smooth and silky flan topped with delicious caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Coconut Fried Banana with Ice Cream
Perfectly ripened banana strips dipped in our own delicious, sweetened coconut breading, fried to a crunchy golden brown and accompanied by creamy vanilla ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup, garnished with a fresh strawberry… It’s delicious.
Arroz con leche
You must try our savory sweet, warm spiced rice pudding… Just like mom used to make
ALL KID MEALS ARE $5.99 (For kids under 12 only please)
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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.…
First visit was for supper, order the Costillas a la Brasa. The spareribs had a wonderfully smoky flavor. Didn't have to fight sauce to get the meat flavor. Not a fan of white rice, but mixing the rice with the lentil menestra. Was a meal...More
I’ve been wanting to try Mi Patria for awhile and finally made it for lunch. The food was delicious and the portion was huge. The service was top notch. Our waitress asked if we’d been before and when we said it was our first time...More
Idid not know until our server Miguel told us, that Ecuadorian's do not like the spices. NTL, this food is delicious. I live in the Council Bluffs metro and there used to be a Chilean restaurant, which Patria is reminiscent of. We sat at the...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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 some unique & interesting varieties of wine & beer (including local craft brews) that pair well with this great food.
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