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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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Ecuador
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I rated this place before and gave it a good rating, but now I'm thinking different. While their food may be good, it ain't THAT good -- as the food simply doesn't match the prices. Sorry, but we've lived here long enough now to recognize a tourist trap. Seriously, don't charge me $12.00 for a pair of BBQ pork chops... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Began by sitting on the balcony sipping our beer (hubby) and glass of wine (me). Watched with fascination as the people loaded their goods onto their backs as the market wound down at the end of a busy day. Soup here was outstanding! We also tried the trout which was excellent. All very reasonable. Waitress was kind and congenial. Very... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after walking over the market. Really felt like a good coffee.We ordered a cappuccino and an espresso. Both were made of dissolve granulated coffee, juck! Perhaps because it was early morning. Atmosphere was great and so was the view, just don't order the coffee.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a cup of Te Coca with great views of the market place and the amazing Andean mountain scenery from our window table.

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Thank Peter B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I liked this little place. It's cosy and the staff are nice and I had a good vibe. I ordered the guacamole with nachos for $3.50 and the BlackBerry juice which I loved. Several friends ordered pasta which they didn't rate at all, the spaghetti Bolognese was somehow sweet so no ideas what's gone on there. Good menu selection with... More 

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Ecuador
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

A quaint little restaurant with a second floor view of the Plaza de los Ponchos. They offer a variety of food and their nachos are very good.

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great location and view right off of the plaza. The menu is big and includes several vegetarian options. Prices vary, but there are many reasonably priced dishes. Pretty quick service, too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Nice view and good service, the food was not exeptional but it tasted good. It was not expensive but not cheap either!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

I loved the food here and the decour was really sweet. It has great views over the plaza del ponchos and was reasonably priced considering the portion sizes and quality. I had had better brownies in my life but it was still good and i cannot really complain.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The restaurant has a great view over the Saturday market if you can get a seat on the balcony or close to a window. There are very few tables. The food was nothing spectacular, but fine. The service was quick and kind, even though the restaurant was crowded. Wifi is a nice touch especially for international travelers!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 6
Cuisine
Italian, Mexican, American, South American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, 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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?