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“Misled by the menu”
Review of Buena Vista

Buena Vista
Ranked #9 of 90 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$6
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
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 1,80 but it costs 7,80 as they have used a very unclear font. Another item costed 1,50 and here the 1 was exactly the same as the "7". Unfortunately the juice didnt taste fresh at all and was watered down significantly. As we are travelling on a low budget and normally eat together for 8 dollars this left a bad taste in our mouth.. The waitress didnt want to listen to us and insisted that we paid. Also not possible to pay with Visa although they have signs everywhere.

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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
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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% of it being bay or small shrimp. White wine was fine. The service was a little slow but they only had one server for 8 tables.

Thank Jack V
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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 are most helpful, and speak some english which may help for some tourists and expats. The asparagus soup was delicious.

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Thank WJD_CO
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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.

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Thank Angelhims50
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