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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
593-062925166
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

It is very attractive for lovers of handicrafts and local art purchases recommended for all travelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A nice place to have a delicious dinner overlooking the Otavalo market. Good vegetarian offerings, nice service, good views. A nice way to end a day exploring Otavalo and the Saturday market.

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Franklinville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside with views of the market & surrounding volcanoes. We started out with super yummy fruit smoothie drinks. Hubs had spaghetti carbonara & I opted for the rice with steamed veggies & three cheeses. It was delicious! Portions were big. Only negative was that I had no way of refrigerating or reheating the food so we couldn't take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

After a full morning of shopping at the otavalo market this place was great to sit and have a relaxing and delicious lunch!

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Thank Mary M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I stopped by for lunch and enjoyed vegetable soup and a chefs salad. The soup was good and had lots of vegetables and the salad was also delicious with veggies, chicken, ham and egg. A good choice!

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Whitehall, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This little café, located upstairs in a building next to the Indian Market, was a great find. The prices were very reasonable and there was more than enough to eat. I ordered a baked potato with something close to chili on top and it was very tasty lunch. I knew it was going to be good when I saw the... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Buena Vista restaurant is wonderful! After walking around looking for someplace to eat, we came upon the Buena Vista. The first thing we noticed on the sign, was was that the food is organic! From the time we entered to the time we left, the owners were terrific and friendly! The restaurant was spotless! The food was fantastic! We... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Stopped in here randomly our first night in Otavalo and were not disappointed. The place is small but if you can sit outside it has a great view of the main plaza. The menu is top notch if you don't fancy typical local meals (garlic bread, pastas, sandwiches etc). I found the prices reasonable, but maybe not great for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich (came with nachos and salsa) and the freshly made lemonade. It was all delicious. Thus restaurant is on the 2nd floor and just off of the main market. The balcony seating is lovely and you can people watch.

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Thank roamergirl
Big Sur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I will without a doubt come back here every time I am in Otavalo. So many options (for both vegetarians and meat eaters) all carefully prepared, and it really shows. their fresh juices are incredible as well. pleasant ambiance, overlooking the market. 5 stars, great!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $6
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, South American, Italian, Mexican, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
  • Phone Number: 593-062925166
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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