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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (31 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (19 reviews)
“rice” (34 reviews)
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Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We love this local restaurant, featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Ecuadorian food is not spicy, but really flavorful and delicious. The family owners are friendly. Also, the prices are great. Try the empanadas.They are large and wonderful. We like the beef, stuffed with tender...More

Thank CourtWo
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Sadly, they never have Cuy ;) But, the rest of their foods are outstanding. Even better, if that is possible, are their excellent and friendly servers. Located in a strip mall, there is a lot of parking.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've been here for lunch and dinner, and both times I left extremely satisfied. The portions are enormous, the flavors are delightful, and the service is perfect. My vegetarian fiance found several items that she enjoyed as well- a testament to the menu's offerings. This...More

Thank Mr. P
Reviewed 6 August 2017

While on my last road trip I visited Mi Patria when I was in Des Moines. On a Fri evening I got in right a way. The restaurant is quite spacious and I liked the decor. Right off the bat, service was great. This is...More

1  Thank TripleDRoadTripper
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went for here for dinner with high hopes and they weren't dashed. The service is excellent and the food was amazing. My wife asked for something spicy and she got it. She had the Camarones al Ajillo and it had plenty of shrimp, heat,...More

Thank TC6012
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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