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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic, Ecuadorian dishes! Not much for atmosphere, but amazing food!! Do not miss this place, it is a gem.

Thank kemeny1055
Fate, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic. Place is small and unassuming. Don't let the ambiance fool you. The food presentation is top notch, the portions are huge, and the flavors are unique. This is not Mexican food. My first experience with Ecuadorian food and I really enjoyed it.

Thank Michael N
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cuisine. I've never had Ecuadorian food before but based on what we had here, I decidedly like it! Many complex savory flavors. I've had several vegetarian options and liked them all. My husband enjoyed the steak con nopales. Try this comfy, clean, modest strip mall restaurant. Great service and music.

Thank asilemeter
Muscatine, Iowa
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to visit Ecuador 15 years ago and fell in love with the food. I never thought I would find authentic Ecuadorian food in the US--much less in our home state of Iowa! But..then we came across Mi Patria! We ate here with our two young adult daughters for my birthday dinner. We split four appetizers--chicken empanadas (BEST... More 

Thank Debra D
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260 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We ordered four appetizers to share, plus one main course. While nothing was outstanding, the food was good. An order of empanadas comes with three empanadas. One can choose among beef, chicken, or cheese. I would have liked one of each, but that was impossible; the order had to be three of the same. Service was prompt and cordial.

Thank bamboola
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The tastes brought me back to time I spent in Ecuador years ago. Huge portions! My husband liked it too! Had the arroz con pollo and it was great.

Thank Michelle245248
Webster City, Iowa, USA
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

First time trying Ecuadorian food. Will not be the last. Had some kind of cold fish with diced tomato/onion combo that reminded of Pico served with rice. Fabulous. Fried plantain also. Fabulous. Whole dish was very unique for me and darn tasty. Restaurant was very clean and neat and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Will go back for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is Ecuadorian-style food; it is not standard fare "Mexican" or Tex-Mex. I really like the flavors here. Service is good. Prices are good.

Thank tin_horn
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Service was really good, waitress was friendly. Food was good and the price was good too. There were probably 4 tables or so around 2:00 when we ate, which means people like eating there no matter what time. It didn't take long for our order to come out either. Thank you!!

Thank Keri A
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127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Group of 5 all trying different meals and all blown away on how good they were. Will definitely repeat. For lunch it was a little slow but the food all special prepared and worth the extra time😇.

Thank Jan F

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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
Latin, Ecuadorean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?