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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Established in 2001, Buena Vista has a fabulous location with great views...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh organic lovely ambiance and view highly recommended!

Food is fresh , organic and reasonably priced, also there are some specials at a higher prices. service is always good. Great view of the market, I often visit this restaurant whenever Im in otavalo. Their coffee is also very good, days later friends who dined with me there are still raving how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Case B
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Montreal, Canada
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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59 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Food is fresh , organic and reasonably priced, also there are some specials at a higher prices. service is always good. Great view of the market, I often visit this restaurant whenever Im in otavalo. Their coffee is also very good, days later friends who dined with me there are still raving how the coffee hit the spot. Recommended!

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The climb up the stairs is worth it for the view of the Poncho Market and surrounding mountains. There is a small outside seating area for the great views. I had a salad, shared nachos with a friend. The portions were large. The service was excellent and the jazz music was relaxing. The drinks were a little high priced but... More 

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bournemouth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I shared the grilled chicken with rice and vegetables, but what arrived instead of vegetables was salad, which we rarely risk. I pointed out that the menu said vegetables and was told they were vegetables. No attempt to make a mends. There are better places in Otavalo.

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Canmore, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

After a brief visit to the market, we headed up to this second floor bistro. The menu is small, but has something for just about everyone, and the service prompt and efficient, if a little on the `cool` side. Drinks came right away, and the meals followed shortly afterwards. I chose a spaghetti al carbonara, which was quite good, the... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My wife and I met some friends at Buena Vista last night for dinner. The restaurant is located on the plaza where the big Saturday market is held. There is only one balcony table available and it was taken so we sat inside in a nice booth in this warmlyvdecorated restaurant. The waiter was very polite and he spoke English.... More 

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Twice now, we have stopped in for lunch and had the beef and cheese nachos. They are really good, served on an extremely hot stone. This last time, we decided to have a margarita. Mine was traditional and my friends was with fruit juice. NASTY to say the least. No salt around the rim of the glass and so sour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

During my visit to Otavalo this restaurant became my go to because of the good food, great prices, and the view over looking the market.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We arrived late at night and Buena Vista was the only restaurant still open. We were greeted by the owner who was fantastic all night. The food and drinks were really good, the atmosphere was nice with great music. We then went back for breakfast as the food and been so good. We arrived just after 10am, so not early,... More 

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william j, Propietario at Buena Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I’m sorry that you believe that the waitress was rude to you. I think there may be a cultural difference at play here, and that the waitress meant no harm. I know the waitress quite well, and she is a very kind person. It would surprise me if she were... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

While visiting the artisan market at Otavalo, we asked the locals for a restaurant suitable for tourists, and were directed to this restaurant. The only thing that it was not is a tourist trap, and the patrons were both locals and visitors. We found clean premises, a wide selection of food, organic and suitable for vegetarians, reasonable prices and friendly... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great view from the terrace overlooking the poncho marked. Tasty food and good value. Friendly staff!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: 593-062925166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 6
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

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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