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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
515-222-2755
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 64
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
¡Me Gusta!

Like so many other people I love the food here. Every single dish I've had tastes great and is reasonably priced. Even my picky-eater kid loves this stuff. The restaurant has plenty of space and is easy to get to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Michael R
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West Des Moines, IA
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West Des Moines, IA
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181 reviews 181 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Like so many other people I love the food here. Every single dish I've had tastes great and is reasonably priced. Even my picky-eater kid loves this stuff. The restaurant has plenty of space and is easy to get to.

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Emmaus
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231 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have eaten in several Peruvian restaurants which we liked very much, but never had a chance to try Ecuadorian food before. I had spiced pork tips with plantains and rice and black beans, while my wife had the pulled-pork. Both dishes were very good, the herbs and spices used in their cooking were subtle but delicious.

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San Juan
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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I would pledge some sort of allegiance to this food. I've become quite loyal to the bistek and the patacones. I'd desert the yuca de however. Too ideological. Love the empanadas or leave them Good value. Good garlic.

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Hudson, IA
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37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Carne Asada is very tender and flavorful, Mrs had the Hornado Con Moti dinner....the pork was very tender and tasty as well. She wasn't a big fan of the corn but I thought it was pretty good. The Emanadas were awesome as was the Coconut Banana Chocolate Ice Cream desert mmmmmm

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant can get very busy at lunch and in the evening. Be prepared to wait for a table if there is a crowd. The food is very good and portions generous. We had the marinated pork tips which came with rice, beans, fried white corn, salad and fried plantains for $9.99. The pork was tender and everything tasted great.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited Mi Patria with high expectations, but didn't live up to the hype. It was adequate, but nothing to write home about. The arroz con pollo was very oily and the empanadas were barely stuffed with meat. The yuca de tortilla was very bland in flavor. The service was not the greatest. After visiting it makes me think maybe I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was one of the best places I've eaten at. The food was cooked perfectly. Everything was in complete unison as far as taste goes. Can't wait to go back again.

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Ames, Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Awesome food! Authentic taste and flavors! One of the best restaurant meals we ever had! Very friendly service!! We went for dinner, the appetizer, main course and desert..were all excellent! Must try!!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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121 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoy eating here. The food is always delicious, no matter what is ordered. Service may not be the fastest, but it is always friendly. If we have a menu question, it's always answered politely and we've even been offered a taste of something we've not had before. We always try to recommend this restaurant to friends who like something... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I have a very few restaurants here in Iowa that we really love, Mi Patria is at the top of the list. Having never traveled to Ecuador, I can't testify to their authenticity, but I can say that every dish is unique and delicious. They have been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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Restaurant Details

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: 515-222-2755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?