Mi Patria Ecuadorian Restaurant

1410 22nd St.
West Des Moines IA 50266
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 11am-9pm
  • Tue: 11am-9pm
  • Wed: 11am-9pm
  • Thu: 11am-9pm
  • Fri: 11am-9pm
  • Sat: 11am-9pm


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In March 2011 “Mi Patria” opened becoming the first and only Ecuadorian restaurant in Des Moines. Owner Cesar Miranda (Ecuadorian) with more than fifteen years of experience in the restaurant business, accomplished his dream by bringing the aromas and flavors of his country to Des Moines. A customer of the restaurant stated, “I never imagined finding an Ecuadorian restaurant in Iowa”. This gives us an idea of the challenges Cesar Miranda encountered. Before opening the restaurant, Cesar and his wife Delilah exploited every opportunity to prepare, serve and sell their dishes in the different festivals and fairs in the area. They attended World Food Festivals for over four years in Des Moines. This allowed them to predict the success that they would have with their restaurant. Mi Patria offers menus for Lunch and Dinner. The restaurant has a Latin atmosphere with Ecuadorian ornaments and music. Within a year of its opening, Mi Patria has been recognized for its quality of food and excellent service. Local media, such as The Des Moines Register and Metromix have dedicated articles to the restaurant. TripAdvisor has awarded “Mi Patria” with a Certificate of Excellence. For Cesar Miranda achieving these awards reinforces their dedication to their customers in offering them the best Ecuadorian food with high quality and excellent service every day. Mi Patria has chosen the best and the more representative of the Ecuadorian food to offer on their menu. Their specialties include seafood, rice, beans, and dishes based on flour, bananas, and corn. We also offer traditional Ecuadorian drinks of Tropical and Manzana.