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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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Birthday Dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
TME1947
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Weston, Florida
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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West Des Moines, IA
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
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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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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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?