West Des Moines, IA Restaurants Overview: Sushi, Ecuadoran

West Des Moines food favorites include authentic Latin flavors and fresh seafood.

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Diners in West Des Moines enjoy cuisine that can’t be found everywhere because popular restaurants feature food from Ecuador, Japan and Bosnia.

Mi Patria

Locals in West Des Moines flock to Mi Patria for a taste of Ecuador. Diners have an opportunity to try other Latin cuisine besides Mexican, thanks to Chef Cesar Miranda who has been showcasing the flavors of his native country.

Customers love the seafood at Mi Patria, and the ceviche, marinated shrimp or fish in lime juice, is a favorite. The arroz marinero, or rice and seafood, is a crowd pleaser with a generous portion of crab legs, clams, mussels, and shrimp over a bed of yellow rice. Sweet fried plantains accompany the seafood medley, and diners rave about the fruit's delicious texture.

Waterfront Seafood Market

Fresh seafood in the heartland isn’t just a dream; Waterfront Seafood Market provides landlocked West Des Moines locals with the best from the ocean. With another location in Ankeny, Waterfront Seafood Market has been voted central Iowa’s Best Seafood Restaurant for more than 20 years consecutively.

While the menu features classics such as crab cakes and coconut shrimp, locals keep coming back for the sushi. The deep-fried Chuck Norris roll with cream cheese, mango, crab and tuna is a favorites.


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