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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The next best thing to travel is to experience a place through their food! This is a wonderful place to do just that!

Thank Kevin N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I ate here years ago with a friend and since then have traveled to Ecuador and Peru. Browsing the menu online recently I was excited to return and eat some foods I am now familiar with. I got there after the dinner rush on a Saturday, so the entree I wanted had sold out, but the arroz con pollo was... More 

1 Thank Emily C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We love this place family owned and operated... Consistently good service... Wonderful food and great family! We usually do the beef stuffed plantain patties ( tortillas de verde) and arroz con pollo... Which you could probably split. Massive portions delicious food. Don't be afraid of the Ecuadorean cuisine you'll love it!

Thank Ashdsm
Des Moines, Iowa
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345 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is my second visit to Mi Patria & won't be my last. Both times I have brought Missionary friends who lived in Ecuador during the 80s & 90s. I spent time with them while they lived there as well. All of us feel the food here is very, very close to the food in Ecuador and very, very good!... More 

Thank Guitarjess
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is one of my all time favorite places in Iowa. Their food cannot be beat. I have not had anything that I did not like here. I have gone multiple times on this visit to Des Moines, and I come here every time I am in the area. I can't wait for my next visit.

Thank HallesColette
Kansas City, Missouri
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I wasn't too sure about this because I had never had Ecuadorian food before. I had no clue what to expect and I wasn't familiar with any of the dishes. Wow! Everything was so incredible! Everyone in the group was very pleased with our meals and agreed this was one of the best places we'd eaten. There were only two... More 

1 Thank BG340
Kernersville, North Carolina
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The restaurant is small and quaint. The food is amazing. Dishes you don't find elsewhere. The food is all prepared fresh and authentic. There is a lunch buffet Saturday and Sunday...worth the trip...a sampling of many of the dishes on their wonderful menu. The staff is attentive and helpful with menu choices. When anywhere... More 

Thank kateg1414
West Des Moines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I eat at Mi Patria every chance I get, the food is humble and delicious! The chef makes a meal that is both authentic to his home country and appealing to anyone.

Thank Jennifer A
West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If your looking for a new taste to try, you'll find it at MI Patrik in West Des Moines, Ia. Delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Try it out.

Thank Myla C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to Mi Patria twice and both times it was amazing. Their cheese empanadas are the best! They are topped with sugar which sounds not good but if you try it you will realize it's wonderful. Their arroz con pollo is flavorful and has a great texture. Their pulled pork is succulent and wonderful. Their steaks are okay,... More 

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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
US$ 20
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?