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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in Des Moines on our cross country trip West. Looking at restaurant reviews we decided to give Mi Patria a try. We are certainly glad we did. Not familiar with Ecuadoran cuisine, we found the dishes to be flavorful, interesting and very tasty. We began our meal with Llapingachos,potato patties stuffed with cheese and topped with a peanut... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Delicious food, fresh ingredients, good service. Large portions without overkill. A nice selection of wine & beer as well. A gem hidden away in a shopping center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fantastic find in West DSM, with fresh ingredients, wonderful homemade hot sauce, piping hot empandas and very quick, efficient service. Menu offers a really wide selection of regional choices, and I was very happy with my ceviche mixto. Good dinner size portions. It might not be the flashiest location, but the cuisine is spectacular.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't pass up this adorable little Ecuadorian gem. The food is fabulous, the presentation is pleasing, and the portions are prodigious. Tucked away in a strip mall between a craft store and a pet supply store, this restaurant is easy to miss. However, it is well worth the stop.

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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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