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S.I.S.A. Cafeteria

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South American, Ecuadorean
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Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the food, it was fresh and well done in every aspect! Highly recommended! The meaning of "SISA" is flower. Personally, I can tell that the cappuccino was one of the best I ever tried (and I have tried a bunch, Italy included). Enjoy!

Thank jhidrowoh
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had a very good light meal at night. Service was fast and no mistakes at all for a 14 people party. We enjoyed live folklore music on Friday night. Enjoyed the views of the church from the top floor. Overall a nice experience. The dessert 3 leches was excellent!!

Thank mangoosten
Otavalo, Ecuador
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Otavalo is rich with restaurants and street food, but when you're searching for a truly elegant atmosphere with great views, try S.I.S.A..The restaurant is decorated beautifully with a full menu of dishes, including seafood brought in fresh from the coast. The restaurant, which is on the third floor, has large glass windows with views of the town and Volcan Imbabura.... More 

Thank Cassie120667
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This cafe-restaurant is excellent all the way! It's a neat and nice place. They have a great view of the city and the mountains. It's clean and beautifully decorated. It's location is perfect, just righ downtown. They serve delicious food, and the desserts are yummy! It's just the perfect place for a coffee with friends and family. They also have... More 

Thank fernandoq843
Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

I came here for drinks one evening. The very top outside bar was closed, but you could still go up to enjoy the view. The inside had a nice atmosphere and the staff were able to make a drink for me that wasn't on the menu. It is a bit pricey and definitely caters to foreigners.

Thank viajera4paz
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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

I think this beautiful wood facade building actually houses a number of different businesses - including a ceramic and craft store on the street level, a restaurant/cafeteria on the 2nd floor, perhaps a movie theater, and another restaurant on the 3rd floor - this is the one we visited. We first went for breakfast/coffee early one morning and were delighted... More 

Thank Jean L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

It is upstairs overlooking the street.It was very quiet the night I visited.The menu is comprehensive but I only wanted some pasta with vegetables and maybe a glass of red wine. The pasta was spaghetti cooked 'al dente'with a range of vegies,broccoli,cauliflower,green peas,tomato,carrot and topped with parmesan.Very tasty and just what my stomach needed. No red wine by the glass... More 

Thank Graham D
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

We've been travelling through some parts of Ecuador, but the dinner in SISA was the best we had so far! We've been on the second floor and had some chicken dishes! All were good and tasty and the atmosphere was great! The service could be more enthusiastic, but it was good and normal for the people here! We will be... More 

Thank Mäni S
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

not sure why this place advertises a cafeteria on one floor, a restaurant on another floor and a pizza/coffee bar on another. Service was slow and lacked enthusiasm. Food was uneventful but ok. They do accept credit cards, which was a plus.We tried to eat there twice and both times, were sent upstairs and then downstairs before giving up. But... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

The hotel manager recommended this place for dinner and we were not disappointed. Had locally caught trout, grilled, fantastic flavor. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next afternoon for lunch before leaving to head back to Quito. Highly recommend eating at S.I.S.A

1 Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
Great food, reasonable price!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?