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Buena Vista

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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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Big Sur, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 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!!!

Thank okhumyn
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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430 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We stopped here for lunch. My friends ordered the trout (this was their big meal of the day). I ordered the ham and cheese sandwich. The food was tasty; the view of the market below was nice. For those who are interested in diet soda, they offer both Coke Zero and Cola light.

Thank DrWJW
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Our Footprint guide had recommended this place and we were glad we went. Good food at very decent prices. My partner had the humus sandwich, which was okay, and I had the trout (nice). The nachos with frijoles were very nice. Try the fresh fruit juices, they're good!

Thank Mariekje
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This was a fun place. We enjoyed relaxing here after wondering around the market. Would love to go back but out of time.

Thank jsharpton
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

In Holland we say: "gezellig" to this atmosphere, little dark with candles and nice music! The girl that served us was very kind, even when she had to serve many people on her own. We loved the lomo and the brownie with ice cream.

Thank Joland W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

The reason to come here is not the great food or the cheapest lunch, it is to prevent your girlfriend going into food crisis during shopping at poncho plaza in a slight drizzle. Or in the hot dun. The nachos are good, the cheese sandwich ok, and so were the cappuccino and the fruit juice. We sat at the balcony... More 

Thank Roger H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I rated this place before and gave it a good rating, but now I'm thinking different. While their food may be good, it ain't THAT good -- as the food simply doesn't match the prices. Sorry, but we've lived here long enough now to recognize a tourist trap. Seriously, don't charge me $12.00 for a pair of BBQ pork chops... More 

Thank retiretime
Plano, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Began by sitting on the balcony sipping our beer (hubby) and glass of wine (me). Watched with fascination as the people loaded their goods onto their backs as the market wound down at the end of a busy day. Soup here was outstanding! We also tried the trout which was excellent. All very reasonable. Waitress was kind and congenial. Very... More 

Thank RuthC691
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after walking over the market. Really felt like a good coffee.We ordered a cappuccino and an espresso. Both were made of dissolve granulated coffee, juck! Perhaps because it was early morning. Atmosphere was great and so was the view, just don't order the coffee.

Thank KirstyKop
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a cup of Te Coca with great views of the market place and the amazing Andean mountain scenery from our window table.

Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$6
Ecuadorean, Italian, Mexican, American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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