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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 good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (34 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (21 reviews)
“pork” (21 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 22 June 2017 via mobile

Having been skeptical of the reviews I could not have been more wrong. Don't let the strip mall location deter you - the food is very good - go for the tortilla de yucca and the churrasco - the former delicious and the latter very...More

Thank dmblakeley
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't expect much since it's in a strip mall. The outside is kinda bland. Definitely not an indication of what is inside! It's very clean with lots of tables and chairs. The staff was phenomenal and friendly. They welcome you and make you feel...More

Thank musicboxofcrayo... .
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We decided to try something new & was pleasantly surprised. We walked in near closing time & they never hesitated to give us great service. The waiter helped us make our selection & he did not steer us wrong. Beef empanadas were so tasty &...More

Thank Katina V
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

In a land of mediocre food, this place stands out. From appetizers to dessert, everything was amazing! Service was fast and friendly. I never thought I'd eat ceviche in Iowa, but I'm really glad I gave it a try.

Thank 603Tracy
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service. I had the vegetarian meal and it was good. The unbattered plantains are better then the battered. Husband had a steak dish and it was great. Kids loved it too. We got our 4 kids the dinner for 2 adults...More

1  Thank Samcat79
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We had talked about visiting this place for some time now and BOY am I happy we did! The slow roasted pork is not to be missed, and make sure you order the empanadas before your meal. We ordered just cheese, though meat options are...More

Thank SHingtgen
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Tucked into a strip mall in West Des Moines with easy access to I-235 this little gem restaurant will surprise and delight. We enjoyed the empanadas and fried plantains. The plantains were fresh and delicious. It is very clean and well lighted. The Ceviche is...More

Thank Kent A
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten there approximately once a month and really enjoy the Ecuadorian dishes. I would highly recommend the variety of choices and the dedication the chef has and the quality you can expect.

Thank jjcook2017
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The pulled pork was great! The empanadas were very tasty as well. Good service with menu suggestions if you're interested. Go for something different and fun!

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My niece and I tried Mi Patria for lunch at this unassuming little restaurant in a strip mall. Neither of us knew much about Ecuadorian food so didn't know what to expect. The menu is large and takes some time to review. I had arroz...More

Thank suzievaldez
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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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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