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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%
Travellers talk about
“empanadas” (34 reviews)
“arroz con pollo” (21 reviews)
“pork” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoy trying ethnic foods...we were so pleased to find Mi Patria, a great place to try foods from Ecuador. Mi Patria is a fairly small restaurant in a strip mall, but it's big on flavor. After reading reviews, we started our meal with...More

Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed 1 week ago

All I have to say is Iowan's you are so very lucky to have this place in town. This is our 4th time visiting from Minnesota and every time we come to town we just have to stop here!! I have no complaints whatsoever. First,...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here soothes my soul. Well prepared with excellent spices at reasonable prices. A great find! Service is quick, the setting clean and the food is delicious!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family group of five of us went to Mi Patria for lunch. Haven't had Ecuadorian food before; didn't know what to expect but it was very tasty. The food has a distinctly different flavor from the familiar Mexican style commonly found in Iowa. I...More

Thank Iowan4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... but unfortunately I had to dig for the small amount of con pollo in my dish. My wife & I had an early Saturday evening dinner at Mi Patria before we drove downtown for a hockey game. The restaurant is tucked in a strip...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shared pulled pork and vegetable plate. Pork refreshing change from US BBQ. Delicious salad. Inch long hominy. Plantains. Nice Latin bottled beers. Corn cakes. I ate at least half.

Thank Guy L
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Passing through the area and decided to look for Food Network recommendations. Came across this quaint place and left very satisfied. Huge portions, reasonably priced, great service and very good food.

Thank Rogersmama
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The pork... Oh my is the pork good! The empanadas are all great: beef, cheese and the wonderful pork. Get the pork with the potato and favabeans.

Thank budpaine
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The food is amazing! Love the arroz con pollo and the hornado con mote the best. Great service too. Very casual.

Thank hwemmie
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Thought I would try this restaurant near my hotel. The server suggested two of the favorite dishes and I chose the Hornado Con Mote. ($10.99) Hugh amount of delicious food. Enough for supper too. I highly recommend this restaurant. The server was very nice and...More

Thank Dan S
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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.
16 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.
19 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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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