We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

S.I.S.A. Cafeteria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South American, Ecuadorean
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 47: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Third floor is the best spot..there are 3 restaurants in the building I like the grilled shrimp and their ecuadorian cuisine is excellent. Good juices and super desserts

Helpful?
Thank David B
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We loved the food, it was fresh and well done in every aspect! Highly recommended! The meaning of "SISA" is flower. Personally, I can tell that the cappuccino was one of the best I ever tried (and I have tried a bunch, Italy included). Enjoy!

Helpful?
Thank jhidrowoh
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a very good light meal at night. Service was fast and no mistakes at all for a 14 people party. We enjoyed live folklore music on Friday night. Enjoyed the views of the church from the top floor. Overall a nice experience. The dessert 3 leches was excellent!!

Helpful?
Thank mangoosten
Otavalo, Ecuador
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Otavalo is rich with restaurants and street food, but when you're searching for a truly elegant atmosphere with great views, try S.I.S.A..The restaurant is decorated beautifully with a full menu of dishes, including seafood brought in fresh from the coast. The restaurant, which is on the third floor, has large glass windows with views of the town and Volcan Imbabura.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cassie120667
Cuenca
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This cafe-restaurant is excellent all the way! It's a neat and nice place. They have a great view of the city and the mountains. It's clean and beautifully decorated. It's location is perfect, just righ downtown. They serve delicious food, and the desserts are yummy! It's just the perfect place for a coffee with friends and family. They also have... More 

Helpful?
Thank fernandoq843
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

I came here for drinks one evening. The very top outside bar was closed, but you could still go up to enjoy the view. The inside had a nice atmosphere and the staff were able to make a drink for me that wasn't on the menu. It is a bit pricey and definitely caters to foreigners.

Helpful?
Thank viajera4paz
Arizona
Level Contributor
131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2015

I think this beautiful wood facade building actually houses a number of different businesses - including a ceramic and craft store on the street level, a restaurant/cafeteria on the 2nd floor, perhaps a movie theater, and another restaurant on the 3rd floor - this is the one we visited. We first went for breakfast/coffee early one morning and were delighted... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jean L
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is upstairs overlooking the street.It was very quiet the night I visited.The menu is comprehensive but I only wanted some pasta with vegetables and maybe a glass of red wine. The pasta was spaghetti cooked 'al dente'with a range of vegies,broccoli,cauliflower,green peas,tomato,carrot and topped with parmesan.Very tasty and just what my stomach needed. No red wine by the glass... More 

Helpful?
Thank Graham D
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We've been travelling through some parts of Ecuador, but the dinner in SISA was the best we had so far! We've been on the second floor and had some chicken dishes! All were good and tasty and the atmosphere was great! The service could be more enthusiastic, but it was good and normal for the people here! We will be... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mäni S
at sea
Level Contributor
202 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2015

not sure why this place advertises a cafeteria on one floor, a restaurant on another floor and a pizza/coffee bar on another. Service was slow and lacked enthusiasm. Food was uneventful but ok. They do accept credit cards, which was a plus.We tried to eat there twice and both times, were sent upstairs and then downstairs before giving up. But... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Footsac

Travelers who viewed S.I.S.A. Cafeteria also viewed

Otavalo, Imbabura Province
Otavalo, Imbabura Province
 
Otavalo, Imbabura Province
Otavalo, Imbabura Province
 

Been to S.I.S.A. Cafeteria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
South American, Ecuadorean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
Description
Great food, reasonable price!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from S.I.S.A. Cafeteria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?