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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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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view of the market!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
CanmoreFunkyDude
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Canmore, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Canmore, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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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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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hengelo (ov)
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We came here just for drinks and would have stayed longer if not for the music. Terrible jazzy kind of music, it made us jumpy. So we enjoyed the view, had our drinks (nice fruit juice) and went again. Very nice staff though!

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

thanks to you guys for comming to buena vista,sorry about music at that moment but teast of music is different for everyone and i do not see the reazon to qualify us that low only because of this. Any way would be glad if you guys come one day in order to play your teast of music and make you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I ordered the jugo tropical and it was delicious! Great place, great feel and great food. The feel of the place makes you feel like you're in Ecuador. The nachos are infallible as well

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I ate at Buena Vista 2 evenings in a row while in Otavalo. Usually I try different places, but the 2nd time it was Sunday 8.30 PM and most restaurants were closed, so I was happy to have a nice place to return to. At dinner you don't go there for the view on the market, but still the atmosphere... More 

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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: American, Italian, Mexican, 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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