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Buena Vista

€€ - €€€, Vegetarian Friendly
Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“nachos” (13 reviews)
“juice” (7 reviews)
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Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 22 June 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.

Thank alewton12
Reviewed 26 May 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

1  Thank Sven_Amsterdam
Reviewed 14 March 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 24 February 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 25 January 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 2 November 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 12 September 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 19 August 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 13 August 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 FRH1999
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$6
Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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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