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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 16 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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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 16 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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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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1,593 reviews
780 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
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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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
Child-friendly, View, 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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