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Buena Vista

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, American,
Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-292-5166
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“nachos” (14 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Salinas 5-11 | Indian Market, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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11 - 20 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2017

I have enjoyed many visits to this establishment over the years I have been visiting Otavalo. The food is very good, everything's clean, the service is very good. My friends who can eat desserts say they are delicious. Had lunch and a good cup of...More

Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great vegetarian food. Really good local artisan beer. Great service. And of course, the perfect view of the Plaza de los Ponchos and the surrounding hills.

Thank Travellin_Steve
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This restaurant is in the perfect location. Food is fine, service excellent overlooking the Otavalo market. We ordered plates to share.

Thank NewViewTours
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Hundreds of tents with handcrafted artifacts from textiles to ceramics, sedes, bronze, silver. wonderfull patchwork that will give a plus to any decoration style. The colorfull clothes are also a distinguished item that well represents the Ecuadorian culture. Also de cool climate of Otavalo makes...More

Thank Antonio D
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This restaurant had a sweet balcony that overlooks the plaza where the Octaval market is set up each day. The owner and wait staff are attentive and friendly. The food was amazing with good choices for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Try the trout!

Thank KVC666
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 Micayla C
Reviewed 17 January 2017 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
Reviewed 25 December 2016 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
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...More

Thank Robert F
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
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Restaurant Details

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