I've noticed Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant has been rated #1 restaurant in West Des Moines on Tripadvisor for some time. We try to get into Des Moines a couple times a year to meet up with our daughter & other relatives. We usually pick a restaurant in West Des Moines because it's closer for us. Yesterday we tried Mi Patria for lunch. I'm surprised it's rated #1. The first thing I noticed was a seafood type smell when we walked in the door. My impression is that it's pretty much a fast food establishment; inexpensive tables and chairs, no table clothes, hardly any decorations. The food is also the quality of a fast food establishment. The server was nice and it's always fun to try different ethnic food. My daughter said her dish was good. My husband's sandwich was rated ok. I had the buffet so I could try several different items-interesting, but nothing I'd go back to try again.