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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Large portions are served at lunchtime! Service is quick and friendly, staff can answer any questions. Price is very good for amount of food given. Nice flavors without being spicy. Try the unique sodas, too.

Thank Russell G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was pretty decent, for not knowing their culture or use to Ecuadorian food. I need to eat more Ecuadorian food to understand good quality . Perhaps they deserved a higher rating

Thank timh8u
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, reasonable price, good service. We tried three kinds of meats and the side of Salvadorian beans. Really tasty, especially the pork!

Thank theconvergencegroup
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this local restaurant, featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Ecuadorian food is not spicy, but really flavorful and delicious. The family owners are friendly. Also, the prices are great. Try the empanadas.They are large and wonderful. We like the beef, stuffed with tender...More

Thank CourtWo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly, they never have Cuy ;) But, the rest of their foods are outstanding. Even better, if that is possible, are their excellent and friendly servers. Located in a strip mall, there is a lot of parking.

Thank RandyKasal
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've been here for lunch and dinner, and both times I left extremely satisfied. The portions are enormous, the flavors are delightful, and the service is perfect. My vegetarian fiance found several items that she enjoyed as well- a testament to the menu's offerings. This...More

Thank Mr. P
Reviewed 7 August 2017

While on my last road trip I visited Mi Patria when I was in Des Moines. On a Fri evening I got in right a way. The restaurant is quite spacious and I liked the decor. Right off the bat, service was great. This is...More

1  Thank TripleDRoadTripper
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went for here for dinner with high hopes and they weren't dashed. The service is excellent and the food was amazing. My wife asked for something spicy and she got it. She had the Camarones al Ajillo and it had plenty of shrimp, heat,...More

Thank TC6012
Reviewed 11 July 2017

we visited in the afternoon so it was not very busy and our waiter was very attentive. The food was wonderful and authentic. Its in a strip mall and not fancy inside, but the food was worth it. ask for the hot sauce.. which is...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Here's a restaurant that I want to root for. It's locally-owned & has a unique niche of Ecuadorian cuisine. I work nearby and eat here fairly often, sampling most every dish on the menu. I've spent time in Ecuador and I'm familiar with the menu...More

Thank Jimbenben2
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
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Response from lockoz |
Yes it is... but it mainly a Ecuadorian restaurant with authentic flavours, the lomo salteado is Peruvian and taste awesome just like the Churrasco!
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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