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“Great Place for Sandwiches” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of S.I.S.A. Cafeteria

S.I.S.A. Cafeteria
Ranked #17 of 63 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: South American, Ecuadorean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Great food, reasonable price!
denver, colorado
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Place for Sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

We were looking for a place for a light lunch and enjoyed the SISA Cafeteria (we had eaten dinner upstairs the night before- very good) and went to the top floor for dessert! Excellent food in all locations!

Visited January 2012
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Canton
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Try amazing hamburgers on the 3rd floor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

They look amazing and are only 3.75! The lovely ladies and friendly and serve some nice drinks as you wait for your movie or read the paper.

Visited November 2011
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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“best coffee in Otavalo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Although Otavalo is a quite touristy place, it is not that easy to find a decent cup of coffee there. The same is true for cakes (although there is the famous pie shop at Plaza de Ponchos).
The cafe at SISA does excellent coffees (capucchinos, espressos, you name it) and delicious cakes and deserts...but make sure you go to the cafe on the third floor (where they also have a little cinema), because there is another cafe on the first floor (not half as good) and a restaurant on second flor (not bad).

Visited May 2011
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Otavalo
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“friendly, cosy cafeteria with great wifi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Sisa has a really nice cafeteria on the first floor with that serves excellent coffee and sandwiches. It is a nice place to get away from the busy streets of Otavalo. It also has very good free wifi. Enjoy

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandy S
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Quito, Ecuador
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1 review
“S.I.S.A. Restaurant(s) -- Perhaps the best in Otavalo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

My Review is for the SISA restaurant(s) in Otavalo. SISA is a 4 story building located on Calle Calderon between Sucre and Bolivar in Otavalo, right next to the Hotel Coraza, approximately 3 blocks from the indian market and a block from the main park. The Hotel Coraza is a deal at $15 per person, private bath, TV, etc., and what's best of all, SISA is a few steps away. There are basically 3 restaurants there in the SISA building, as well as shops for gourmet handicrafts and a bookstore, as well as a movie theater that shows many international films. The place is one of the coolest in Otavalo and even if you are not looking for an excellent lunch or dinner or snack, the place is definitely worth a visit. On the first floor, as you walk to the back, there is a 'wine bar' with cocktails and snacks and sandwiches as well as a good strong wi-fi internet, bring your laptop.

On the second floor, they have a full restaurant for lunch and dinner and at lunchtime the place is actually full with upscale locals and tourists who wish to have a reasonably priced delicious and fresh lunch, for about $5-7, some entrees are less. They have vegetarian food as well as all kinds of meats, fish and seafood.....try the Mushrooms Tempura, or the Corvina in Shrimp Sauce! The wine selection is one of the best in town with European as well as South American wines. On the third floor there are pastries, but not your regular run of the mill ones....the best brownies, fruit and chocolate cakes, apple and other exotic fruit pies, tarts, an array of cakes not found anywhere else; perhaps at any one given time well over a dozen freshly baked selections, again cocktails, organic coffees and expressos and wines can be ordered there. When I have friends visiting we usually have at least one, if not more meals at SISA on the 2nd floor. I have had lunches and dinners there, dozens of times. The service is excellent and is provided by patient Otavalo Indigenous people. SISA is owned by Washo Maldonado who is an Otavalen Indigenous man. The last I had heard they were planning to serve pizza in the first floor wine bar. I am anxiously awaiting!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louise m
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