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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
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We have never ate at an Ecuadorian restaurant before but we both really enjoyed our meal. I had the carne asada and my husband got the pulled pork. We shared our meals and enjoyed both dishes. The restaurant is in a strip center and doesn't look like much but don't let that deter you or you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Stephanie H
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have never ate at an Ecuadorian restaurant before but we both really enjoyed our meal. I had the carne asada and my husband got the pulled pork. We shared our meals and enjoyed both dishes. The restaurant is in a strip center and doesn't look like much but don't let that deter you or you will miss out.

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Fort Madison, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Second time I have ate here and it was just as good as the first time. The staff are friendly and very helpful in picking out something to eat. Answered any questions we had. The portion sizes are generous and very tasty. Would recommend it to anyone. The desserts are good to, had the fried plantain dipped in coconut and... More 

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Des Moines
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I went today, a Sunday lunch. Empanadas appetizer was awesome and drinks came quickly. Then came the disappointment. 3 different tables were seated after us but served before us. When we asked after an hour of waiting why they were served first, the wait or lied to use stating they were served appetizers. We could see the full plates and... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a treat to find authentic Eduadorian food in the middle of Iowa. The food is flavorful, unique, well prepared with a lot of offerings. We had the appetizer llapingachos and entrees arroz con pollo, hornado con mote, carne asada and lomo saltado. Each was equally flavorful and worth ordering. We will definitely make a return trip when in the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nothing not to like here. My wife and I come here at least once a month, and is a great find. A bit of an odd location in an unassuming mall area, but do not let that turn you off on this place. The food is amazing. My wife is a vegetarian and they have a great dish that keeps... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We finally Venture over to my Patria for some GREAT FOOD. I was consistently seeing great reviews for this restaurant, but just couldn't get my husband to agree to it. Finally my daughter eat there and told us how wonderful the food was. I had the HORNADO con Mote and the slow roasted pulled pork was so delicious it melted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food has so much flavor and the service is excellent. Everything I order has been delicious and authentic.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were in town and looking for a place for Saturday evening dinner - did our usual TA search and read some of the wonderful reviews this place had and decided to give it a try. Hands down amazing food. Decided to be a little daring and ordered Tried Llapingachos as an appetizer - the peanut sauce was unusual but... More 

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Weston, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were on our way home after a 6 week car trip out west. Didn't want to spend my birthday at a chain and found this small place and were delighted with the dinner. We got the sampler for 2, and had enough for a second meal. It was all delicious and a wonderful change from normal road food.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My friend and I received the warm welcome and a good orientation to the menu and it's specifics. Having seen this restaurant on television, I already was familiar with many of the menu items. My friend had Lomo Saltado and I had Fritada con Mote. Both entrées were very generous portions and absolutely delicious. In particular my friends steak entrée... More 

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Additional Information about Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Address: 1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
Phone Number: 515-222-2755
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Ecuadorean

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Ecuadorean
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?