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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)
+1 515-222-2755
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was really good, waitress was friendly. Food was good and the price was good too. There were probably 4 tables or so around 2:00 when we ate, which means people like eating there no matter what time. It didn't take long for our order to come out either. Thank you!!

Thank Keri A
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Group of 5 all trying different meals and all blown away on how good they were. Will definitely repeat. For lunch it was a little slow but the food all special prepared and worth the extra time😇.

Thank Jan F
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant for lunch because it promised a variation from Tex Mex or other Hispanic foods. We were not disappointed in having authentic Ecuadorian food. We're not experts, but the choices were obviously different from typical tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The lunch plates had an amazing amount of food. No worry about not getting enough. All the food... More 

Thank Michael S
Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large amounts of great food with a friendly attentive staff. We had never had Ecuadorian food so my wife ordered a shrimp dish while I had the pork. Both were very well prepared and nicely seasoned. The restaurant is located mid strip in a suburban shopping center and while the decor was simple it was functional and tidy. The owners... More 

Thank Steve S
Hannibal, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. It's our go-to any time we are in Des Moines. Our favorites for appetizers are the patacones con queso and the ceviche. For entrees I love the arroz mariscos (seafood and rice) which is a perfectly cooked flavorful rice with shrimp, clams, mussels and crab legs with carrots, onions, and peas. The carne asada... More 

Thank Racheal R
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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
Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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

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