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Buena Vista


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$5 - $6
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews nachos asparagus soup juice great view otavalo market second floor balcony seating at reasonable prices nice atmosphere break from shopping tourists specials
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here several times over the years and I have never had a complaint. The food is always good, prepared with high food safety standards. Just finished a nice breakfast with eggs, fresh strawberry juice, coffee, and toast...all for $4.80. But I must...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank travellover5704
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The starter was good but the main dishes were bad intercontinental food. We thaught it would be ecuatorian but we were disapointed by that and then also by the food we ordered.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chris P
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Great place and good atmosphere overlooking the indigenous market. Friendly and efficient staff. really good food and drinks, often with specials.The menu is varied, All of it is good. Best burgers in Otavalo. Balcony is small but nice. Music and videos are dynamite.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank alewton12
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

The food was allright and you have a nice view from the balcony. When we got the bill, the amount was much higher than expected. It turned out that we had to pay almost 8 dollars for a jar of naranja, the menu clairly says...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Wide variety of Ecuadorian and natural food dishes at reasonable prices. Located on second floor with some balcony seating to look over the Otavalo market square.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Monica D
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Really like this little dinner spot in the heart of the city. If you are lucky to get the one table outside or 5 bar stools you will have a great view from the plaza below. The spicy shrimp was pretty good except for 30%...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Jack V
Reviewed January 25, 2018

We had lunch here after shopping at Poncho Plaza and Otavalo Market. The restaurant is upstairs, and gives a good view of the market, and serves good food. It is convenient for taking a break from shopping or after you are shopped out. The owners...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Nice atmosphere with good food and English speaking hosts. They have a nice selection of items on the menu. We had the Buena Vista special nachos which were really, really good.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Angelhims50
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

Escape the busy market, yet view it all steps away. Organic, well prepared dishes with a variety of hot drinks, beers and cocktails. Enjoy a quiet and tasty lunch or dinner, then stop by for hot tea or cocoa as we did on 3 different...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 164cassandrag
Reviewed August 19, 2017

The attractive part, the balcony overlooking the Otavalo market is small and therefor always full and you need to come back several times to secure a table and enjoy the view. If you are sitting inside restaurant is just like every other tourist restaurant in...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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