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All 43 Otavalo Restaurants

Buena Vista

Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Ranked #20 of 43 Restaurants in Otavalo
Price range: $5 - $6
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian
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Restaurant details
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
2 reviews
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 Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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hengelo (ov)
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148 reviews 148 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

1 review
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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Gorgeous view of the market and mountains, especially on a sunny day. Food is average but reasonably priced.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Buena Vista it's a nice place with great atmosphere and good music. The food is delicious except the pasta is a not al dente, but the rest no complains. The restaurant has a fantastic view of la plaza de ponchos and Imbabura volcano.

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant 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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Address: Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-062925166
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
Average Prices: USD 5 - 6
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mexican, Vegetarian

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