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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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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
Good food at a reasonable price

Except for one night when the joint below was blasting its sound system, this is a nice place for a serviceable meal at a reasonable, under 10 bucks, price. I've been there 3 times and would go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
kmalivuk
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Quito, Ecuador
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Quito, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Except for one night when the joint below was blasting its sound system, this is a nice place for a serviceable meal at a reasonable, under 10 bucks, price. I've been there 3 times and would go again.

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The atmosphere was comfortable, perfect for a drink and/or dinner in the evenings. The service was great, quality of food was good, and prices were very reasonable. We stayed in Otavalo three nights and stopped at the Buena Vista twice for an evening drink.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 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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314 reviews 314 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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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: Italian, Mexican, American, Vegetarian

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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