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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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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 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 10 May 2017 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 5 May 2017 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 May 2017 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 21 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Massive amounts of tasty, authentic food done just right. Great value. Friendly staff. Highly recommended

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant! We were looking at other places in the area to eat and bumped into this jem! Recommend the beef empanadas as an appetizer.

Thank Mr-Bugh
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Authentic food, great service and reasonable prices make this place worth checking out if you are in the area. The Ecuadorian sodas do not taste anything like what they are labeled (the strawberry tastes like cough syrup), but the food is fantastic.

Thank RMFD94
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This local eating establishment is worth a try if you want to get a taste of this South American cuisine. Nothing fancy here but still good quality Ecuadorian comfort food. We had the potato stuffed with cheese smothered in peanut sauce as an appetizer. It...More

Thank Michael W
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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.
15 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.
18 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
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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