We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

Is this your business?
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
+1 515-222-2755
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“plantains” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Latin, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1410 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1403
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (201)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 201 reviews

Reviewed September 30, 2016 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
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...More

Thank Michelle M
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,...More

Thank HTonic
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
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...More

Thank Regomatic
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!...More

Thank jrisolvato
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
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...More

1  Thank Emily C
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...More

Thank Ashdsm
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is my second visit to Mi Patria & won't be my last. Both times I have brought Missionary friends who lived in Ecuador during the 80s & 90s. I spent time with them while they lived there as well. All of us feel the...More

Thank Guitarjess
Nearby Restaurants
Cool Basil
178 reviews
.40 miles away
Waterfront Seafood Market
270 reviews
.42 miles away
Jethro's Bbq N' Bacon Bacon
132 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
515 Brewing Company
29 reviews
.84 miles away
Buccaneer Arena
23 reviews
1.74 miles away
Clive Aquatic Center
18 reviews
2.07 miles away
Rangemasters Training Center
6 reviews
1.92 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
April 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lockoz |
Yes it is... but it mainly a Ecuadorian restaurant with authentic flavours, the lomo salteado is Peruvian and taste awesome just like the Churrasco!
November 15, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Michael A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't expect a problem, but it is a good idea, none the less, to have a table.
July 18, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
They have a small wine & beer selection. As is typical of many small restaurant owners, they often carry lower-end, less expensive, well-known selections. It would be a boon to business and customer dining experience to have... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 515-222-2755
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing