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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I wasn't too sure about this because I had never had Ecuadorian food before. I had no clue what to expect and I wasn't familiar with any of the dishes. Wow! Everything was so incredible! Everyone in the group was very pleased with our meals and agreed this was one of the best places we'd eaten. There were only two... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The restaurant is small and quaint. The food is amazing. Dishes you don't find elsewhere. The food is all prepared fresh and authentic. There is a lunch buffet Saturday and Sunday...worth the trip...a sampling of many of the dishes on their wonderful menu. The staff is attentive and helpful with menu choices. When anywhere... More 

Thank kateg1414
West Des Moines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I eat at Mi Patria every chance I get, the food is humble and delicious! The chef makes a meal that is both authentic to his home country and appealing to anyone.

Thank Jennifer A
West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If your looking for a new taste to try, you'll find it at MI Patrik in West Des Moines, Ia. Delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Try it out.

Thank Myla C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We have been to Mi Patria twice and both times it was amazing. Their cheese empanadas are the best! They are topped with sugar which sounds not good but if you try it you will realize it's wonderful. Their arroz con pollo is flavorful and has a great texture. Their pulled pork is succulent and wonderful. Their steaks are okay,... More 

Thank Andrew T
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We took family that was in town for the weekend and they had no problem serving our large group. Everybody loved what they had and our server was very friendly. I was amazed at the variety of flavors and left feeling very satisfied. We will definitely be coming back.

Thank Joseph J
Ne Ohio
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Mi Patria's has fantastic Ecuadorian fair. The Hornado con mote (pulled pork) was out of this world. The Arroxcon con pollo (pulled chicken) was a close second. Super service. Prices pretty good also.

Thank Ryan B
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We learned that Ecuadorian food is not generally spicy; in fact, there was only one dish on the menu listed as spicy (and was made with jalapenos). They do serve a house-made hot sauce which was delicious. My dining partner and I had the fried plantain appetizer, which was a huge portion and very tasty. I ordered the shrimp ceviche... More 

Thank Mel M
Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

My husband and I visited the restaurant for the first time a few weeks ago. The service was great; waiter was very friendly. We got our food fairly fast and it was piping hot and fresh. We both ordered the rice with shrimp, it was great! It was full of flavor with all the spices, and the plantains were cooked... More 

Thank Roxyjc
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We had food from Mi Patria, which serves Ecuadorian food, at a wedding we attended. It was amazing food. I don't know anything about prices, since it was a catered meal, but I will say that 99% of the time, feeding a crowd at a wedding cannot be done with good results. This is the 1% exception. The meat, the... More 

Thank Kathleen M. B

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?