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Buena Vista

Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Ranked #20 of 40 restaurants in Otavalo
Price range: $5 - $6
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Established in 2001, Buena Vista has a fabulous location with great views of the surrounding mountains and a balcony where you can sit and watch the busy Indian market below. With its cozy lounge-style atmosphere, you can relax with family and friends and enjoy a great variety of food and cocktails at reasonable prices. Our menu offers a wide selection of Italian, American, Mexican and vegetarian-vegan food made with fresh, organic ingredients.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Otavalo, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Life At 13 Minutes North of Latitude 0…… Buena Vista Restaurant & Bar Otavalo on Plaza de Poncho William had a good idea……. no a great idea! Yes build it and they will come…. And come they have and keep on coming. The food, drinks, great music videos, sporting events and location…… location…… location. Located right on Plaza del Ponchos... More

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Atuntaqui, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Each time I've eaten here I have enjoyed their food. Their burgers are delicious, so is their chili, their soups and their nachos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere, good view on the market but not too much in your plate considering the price for "ok" food!

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Good location overlooking the markets. The restaurant is clean and modern, with descriptive menu in english as well as spanish. Huge choice of yummy food. We had the potato skins and garlic bread for lunch and it was delicious approx $5-$7 US per main. Also tried the banana colada - yum! def would come back here!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for a late lunch and split the beef and bean chili served on a baked potato, and had the homemade brownie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. The chili was very good, just the perfect amount of spice without ruining the flavor (not spicy though!) which was only $4.90! But the highlight of the meal... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been dining in this wonderful spot for years. Love it. My daughter and I now call it "our office". The Buena Vista and William Jurado's sister restaurant downstairs, The Ally Alpa, are two of our constants while traveling in Ecuador. The food is great, consistent, reasonably priced, contains lots of great veggies, and is prepared and served kindly... More

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a favorite place for us on a trip to Otavalo for a few hours. A great outside view of the artisan market from their second floor. We love watching and listening to all the tourists and vendors with drink and snacks in hand.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Our party of 4 visited this cafe last night and were grossly overcharged by the female waitress on duty . Instead of the legal 12 per cent tax she added 22 per cent to the bill. When queried she was unwilling to reduce the bill. We also noted she placed the bill underneath the cash register hidden away. Clearly, it... More

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Orlando, Florida
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260 reviews 260 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Grabbed a good table on the upper floor to watch the goings-on at street level. The service was acceptable and the food quality and delivery above average. The cost was very reasonable and the staff very helpful with questions we had. Even came back the next day to make a few pictures from the high vantage point.

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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

I am not much of a shopper, so when my wife goes to haggle in the market in Otavalo, I go to Buena Vista! Perfectly situated on the main square, it sits on the 2nd story overlooking all the craziness of vendors set-up in Plaza de Pancho. Kind of a gringo spot with food choices any tourist will recognize, like... More

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