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Buena Vista

Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (14 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Sven_Amsterdam
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.

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

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

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.

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

Thank Cassandra G
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

Thank Frank S
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I am very glad our guide sent us to Buena Vista, bc it was a clean restaurant that knows how to handle tourists. The menu has a touch of everything, but we found the nachos and beer to best fit our hungry bellies.

Thank Farrah H
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Upon entry the place was busy and we were told that we could eat on the balcony. Not so bad with a mulled wine but for the next hour we were there (we waited an hour for our food) there was a free table but...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Well after shopping and visiting a lot of places near the city this restaurant is not a bad option. Food is okay, not the best but is decent enough. If you want you can even eat at the balcony of the place and see the...More

Thank Benjamin P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $6
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: +593 6-292-5166
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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.
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