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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 14
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  • 33
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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to have lunch

Nice restaurant with a view over part of the otavalo market. The food is good (we had hamburgers) and the service is friendly and English speaking. Menu also in English and in general a nice and warm "brown cafe/restaurant" to have your lunch. Not particularly cheap (14 dollar for 2 hamburgers and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Breda, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Breda, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Nice restaurant with a view over part of the otavalo market. The food is good (we had hamburgers) and the service is friendly and English speaking. Menu also in English and in general a nice and warm "brown cafe/restaurant" to have your lunch. Not particularly cheap (14 dollar for 2 hamburgers and 2 drinks) but tasty!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The person who took our order was terrible. We asked questions like "does the hamburger come with fries or something?" and the guy said "it comes with whatever it says in the menu"... Which was not clear at all in the menu, unless you are local. Not service oriented at all (the dialog was longer than that and didn't go... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Unfortunately I was not happy with my choice to have lunch at Buena Vista. The food was lousy and the prices quite expensive in comparison with other restaurants here in Otavalo. Although the location (directly at the market) is attractive, I would not recommend this place to other travelers...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stumbled upon this second floor restaurant in Otavalo. I was craving a salad and lasagne and a break from Ecuadorian food. Both were delicious and I'm not easy to please. The setting was nice and the staff friendly. Definitely recommend if you are n town.

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Cumbaya, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A clean and pleasant place in the middle of the market, I was there twice and it was always a relaxing moment in the middle of the Otavalo experience.

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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

You walk up the steps to get to this little gem upstairs. Pretty balconies that overlook the market square. Great for drinks and coffee.Did not have food here as was not open very late. Wait staff a bit relaxed.Good prices and wifi.

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Budapest, Hungary
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311 reviews 311 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate here 2 years ago and enjoyed it. This time around, it was too chilly to sit on the balcony, so we stayed inside. Just as relaxing, the inside seating has a nice ambiance. My spouse ordered the special, pork ribs ($10) and I had the steak with mushroom sauce ($6). Both dishes were excellently cooked and presented. The... More 

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

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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

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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