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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Our Footprint guide had recommended this place and we were glad we went. Good food at very decent prices. My partner had the humus sandwich, which was okay, and I had the trout (nice). The nachos with frijoles were very nice. Try the fresh fruit juices, they're good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mariekje
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our Footprint guide had recommended this place and we were glad we went. Good food at very decent prices. My partner had the humus sandwich, which was okay, and I had the trout (nice). The nachos with frijoles were very nice. Try the fresh fruit juices, they're good!

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Thank Mariekje
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place. We enjoyed relaxing here after wondering around the market. Would love to go back but out of time.

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Thank jsharpton
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Holland we say: "gezellig" to this atmosphere, little dark with candles and nice music! The girl that served us was very kind, even when she had to serve many people on her own. We loved the lomo and the brownie with ice cream.

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Thank Joland W
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The reason to come here is not the great food or the cheapest lunch, it is to prevent your girlfriend going into food crisis during shopping at poncho plaza in a slight drizzle. Or in the hot dun. The nachos are good, the cheese sandwich ok, and so were the cappuccino and the fruit juice. We sat at the balcony... More 

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Thank Roger H
Ecuador
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I rated this place before and gave it a good rating, but now I'm thinking different. While their food may be good, it ain't THAT good -- as the food simply doesn't match the prices. Sorry, but we've lived here long enough now to recognize a tourist trap. Seriously, don't charge me $12.00 for a pair of BBQ pork chops... More 

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Thank retiretime
Plano, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Began by sitting on the balcony sipping our beer (hubby) and glass of wine (me). Watched with fascination as the people loaded their goods onto their backs as the market wound down at the end of a busy day. Soup here was outstanding! We also tried the trout which was excellent. All very reasonable. Waitress was kind and congenial. Very... More 

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Thank RuthC691
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after walking over the market. Really felt like a good coffee.We ordered a cappuccino and an espresso. Both were made of dissolve granulated coffee, juck! Perhaps because it was early morning. Atmosphere was great and so was the view, just don't order the coffee.

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Thank KirstyKop
Somerset, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a cup of Te Coca with great views of the market place and the amazing Andean mountain scenery from our window table.

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Thank Peter B
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I liked this little place. It's cosy and the staff are nice and I had a good vibe. I ordered the guacamole with nachos for $3.50 and the BlackBerry juice which I loved. Several friends ordered pasta which they didn't rate at all, the spaghetti Bolognese was somehow sweet so no ideas what's gone on there. Good menu selection with... More 

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Thank loonietunes123
Ecuador
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A quaint little restaurant with a second floor view of the Plaza de los Ponchos. They offer a variety of food and their nachos are very good.

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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: Families with children, 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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