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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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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!

Thank Mary M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 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!

Thank Les L
Whitehall, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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 

Thank A W
Seymour, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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 

Thank Sandra A
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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 

Thank Sophie S
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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.

Thank roamergirl
Big Sur, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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
Italian, Mexican, American, South American, Ecuadorean, 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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