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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Dining options: Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Yummy food in a quaint setting!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Gwendolyn D
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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145 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 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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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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