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All 208 West Des Moines Restaurants

Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
515-222-2755
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English first
Spring, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 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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Chicago, Illinois
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362 reviews 362 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Now I know! It does not look like much but who cares - it is fantastic and affordable! Inspired: the food Service: Darwin was excellent Atmosphere: basic and inviting Food: Mi Patria for two was wonderful Return: yes Discovered: great reviews on TA

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Here for my son's Spanish project and really had no idea what we were in for. Really understated from the outside and even on the inside. Clearly makes its mark once you taste the food and talk to the staff. Just had apps and I was blown away. Picadillo de Hornada was a fantastic combo of flavors. Empanadas were light... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We are new to the area. We had seen the restaurant over the weekend while shopping and doubted we'd ever eat there. The following week visitors at worked raved about it. I visited this week with two friends. Definately worth it. You aren't paying for atmosphere, but it's comfortable and clean. The food is different than usual but not crazy... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent latin style food, very well cooked. The waiting staff are gentle and friendly. We ordered Llapingachos for appetizer, never tasted potato cooked this way, with cheese and smooth peanut sauce. I was convinced it would be a hit on Thanksgiving table in the place of mashed potato. My husband had Churrasco, steak was thinly sliced, very tender and flavorful.... More 

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On my way to the airport I found this small Ecuadorian restaurant and thought of giving it a try. It was brilliant. I had fish cheviche with patacones and rice: excellent. The fish seems of good quality and certainly the patacones (fried plantain) were tasty. There was only one guy serving and at lunchtime it was busy, however I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I decided to try something new and it was a great choice. The cheese filled potatoes with a peanut sauce were a velvety, warm plate of comfort. The steak was tender and the blend of different flavors on the plate was fantastic! It is worth going just to try the sweet plantains. If you have enough room for dessert, the... More 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was in the area for training and decided to try something different. I was not disappointed. The staff was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable as I asked a lot of questions since I was not familiar with the dishes. Once my questions were answered the hardest part was picking which entree to order. I started with llapingachos moved on... 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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