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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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Otavalo, Ecuador
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many drive past this point, but its actually quite interesting. There is traditional market selling fresh produce and meats everywhere. It is tucked away a bit, so easy to miss. Very Ecuadorian.

Thank mjc0sta
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day shopping in the Otavalo market. We looked up and saw that the balcony of the Buena Vista overlooked the market. We had beers and nachos while watching the market activities below. We even did some shopping from up above!

Thank Lisa C
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place with good food and drinks. Overlooks the colorful Plaza de Ponchos. Excellent chicken lasagna and vegetable soup. You will also find trout and chicken in wine sauce. Both are delightful. We live here and visit Buena Vista frequently. - Cal

Thank Carroll I
Lake Worth, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Candlelit dining overlooking Plaza de Los Panchos...watch your step on the winding stairway...particularly after indulging in one of the special cocktails! Very good lomo fino ( T-bone ) steak (medium, perfectly cooked ), hot fruit and cana cocktail garnished with cinnamon stick ( perfect for an Andes evening ), attentive but unobtrusive service, and a menu that looked similar to... More 

Thank Robert F
Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A fun place to eat and watch what is going on in the plaza. It's a small restaurant and only has a few places to eat with the good views so you may have to come back to get the right experience.

Thank taddimo
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ate here on a recommendation from a local. It was nice to overlook the market and the mountains from our table. Food was fresh, place was clean and our server was very friendly.

Thank higherthanme
Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Located on the Plaza del Los Ponchos, the slender balcony is the perfect place to people watch. Special drinks 3 for $13. Mojito's are especially good. The manager speaks fluent English. Reasonable prices, exceptional view.

Thank Cheryl B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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

Thank Christian M
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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.

Thank Louise M
Franklinville, New Jersey, United States
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 

Thank Gin K

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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
Child-friendly, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?