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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
515-222-2755
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Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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199 reviews 199 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Outstanding flavor in every dish! Best empanadas my wife or I have ever had. Their special sauce (I believe is is called ají) really set off the pork tips too. I think we found our new favorite spot!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Don't let the fact that this casual eatery is in a strip mall with simple décor, the food is the star. We started off with empanadas for an appetizer and received 3 nice sized tasty treats. They ask you if you would like their home made hot sauce on the size and say yes. Tasting it on its own could... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time last night. Not sure what took us so long to try it - it's only a few miles from our house. What a great restaurant! I had the Chaulafan (stir fried rice with pork, beef, chicken and shrimp) and my husband had Hornado Con Mote (pulled pork, white corn,... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

After seeing this place on TV, we decided to give it a whirl. It seems their business has picked up, but their staff hasn't met the demand yet. It took quite awhile for drink orders to be taken and the food wait was much longer than most places. Also, we noticed tables were left dirty for our entire meal and... More 

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Spring, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My traveling companion saw this little place on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Very good fresh ingredients. Service also very good. Highly recommend this place.

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Clive, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were turned on to this restaurant by a friend and have since returned many times since it opened because the food and service is so good. It's certainly not fancy, but it's clean and the food makes up for any lack of decor. The hornado is wonderful and the lomo saltado is also very good. We have yet to... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not that it was ever lost, it's just not a flashy exterior. You come here for the food. I've been here twice, once for dinner and once for just appetizers. For dinner, my wife and I split the Mi Patria for two. You get an entree of pulled pork, chicken and steak and sides of rice, beans and hominy(not too... 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 1 - 20

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