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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Latin, Ecuadorean
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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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

Thank Samcat79
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit f Mi Patria... and Ecuadorian restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa... I would recommend it to have a good taste of South American good. The Lomo Saltado is definitely a different version of extraordinary Peruvian lomo saltado, but it is still good and presents...More

Thank luisgaviriac
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I have lived in DSM over 10 years and about a year ago I was on trip in Cuba with a tour group and this couple from Michigan asked if I had been to this place they saw on Diners Drive-ins, Dive. So fast forward...More

Thank icityrules
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Just passing through and used (once again) the indirect advice of Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. And another winner! Pulled pork was great and the empanadas are delicious perfection. Don't miss it!

Thank Gogoinspectorgadget
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Isn't Lomo Saltado a Peruvian dish? According to Wikipedia and many sites it is a Peruvian dish NOT an Ecuadorian dish
10 April 2016|
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.
Do you recommend dinner reservations for Sunday nights at 6:00 pm?
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.
wine and/or beer?
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
Latin, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail