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Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latin, Ecuadorean, South American
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1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403 (Formerly Cazador)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since my grandsons ( 11 and 9) were not able to travel on Springbreak, I thought I would try an in town experience. We visited different ethnic restaurants. Mi Patria was so great. They helped the boys pronounce the items correctly, explained what each item was and was able to learn about different cultures. They had fun tasting/eating their meals... More 

Thank diana6588
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food/ pulled pork entre was delish, tender- wonderfully seasoned! Everything was fantastic! It came with great accompaniments- so much we took leftovers & were stuffed!

Thank Susan S
Bloomington, Minnesota
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I wish we had a place like this in MN!!! After reading reviews we decided to stop at this place and WOW are we happy we did. Don't judge the book by its cover, it is in a strip mall and doesn't look like much from the outside. Inside is simple decor all the way. The place was busy for... More 

Thank Michelle M
England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had lunch at Ecuadorian rest., this was new for me and my wife and the menu were not really familiar so the staff help us and guide us., and this was our first time experience to try Ecuadorian cuisine, but nothing much to say, all about great food and great service, food was top notch. It was awesome dining... More 

Thank HTonic
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Brought back great memories of the t8I spent in Guayaquil Ecuador. Delicioso food and large portions.

Thank Steve H
Orlando, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We live in Florida and visit lots of restaurants with Central and South American Cuisine on a regular basis. We were surprised to see this place highly rated on Tripadvisor when we were put in charge of finding a dinner spot for some Minnesotan family members who were going to meet us in the area. It doesn't look like much... More 

Thank Regomatic
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The restaurant has the feel of a Mexican restaurant. It is clean and the service is friendly. I had never eaten Ecuadorian food before. I expected it to be very close to Mexican, but was pleasantly surprised. I had a pork dish that was delicious! The pork is slow roasted and tasted like something you would have at Sunday dinner... More 

Thank jrisolvato
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The next best thing to travel is to experience a place through their food! This is a wonderful place to do just that!

Thank Kevin N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

I ate here years ago with a friend and since then have traveled to Ecuador and Peru. Browsing the menu online recently I was excited to return and eat some foods I am now familiar with. I got there after the dinner rush on a Saturday, so the entree I wanted had sold out, but the arroz con pollo was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We love this place family owned and operated... Consistently good service... Wonderful food and great family! We usually do the beef stuffed plantain patties ( tortillas de verde) and arroz con pollo... Which you could probably split. Massive portions delicious food. Don't be afraid of the Ecuadorean cuisine you'll love it!

Thank Ashdsm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Ecuadorean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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