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“SISA restaurant -2nd floor not topshelf”
Review of S.I.S.A. Cafeteria

S.I.S.A. Cafeteria
Ranked #18 of 79 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Ecuadorean
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: Great food, reasonable price!
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Hard to believe this might be the same place others are raving about. Tried on a whim when found other place was closed. On 2nd floor, waiter turned on lights & loud music once we were seated. No more locally brewed beer ; in fact had to ask what was available. The traditional cheese /potato soup withe avocado was outstanding. We tried the vegie spaghetti -(huge portion loaded with parmesan & pasta was even al dente!) and steak espagnol. Bad move on the meat --tough to cut and to eat. Fries were okay, salad had fresh green beans & asparagus stalk that was tasty. Server never checked in on us at all. The real issue --they don't take any credit cards - a small sign not readily visible near the entrance is posted.

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Thank dapinca
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We visted here after some good reviews from other tripadvisor members. The view is amazing. If you go just before sunset you can see the sun settle behind the mountain and watch the moon rise in its place.

The food was ok but very overpriced. The beer was WARM. If you can't get cold beer right you should just give up.

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Thank Lee F
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We visited here twice, the first time we were pointed in the direction by a guy on the street (probably the owner) but when we got there, noone was to be seen - no customers and no staff. So we left, the same guy asking us "why?" as we walked down the street.

We decided to give it a second go for dinner as it had some good reviews on here but truthfully, I wished we had never bothered. The beer we asked for was unavailable, as were the majority. When a beer finally was served to us, it was warm. The food was expensive for what we had (7USD+ for a chicken sandwich and some undercooked chips and 4USD for Salchipapa).
The only thing great about this restaraunt was the view.

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Thank StephieAlice_13
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

The title "cafeteria" is misleading, I think there has been a remodel. On the top (3rd) floor, reachable by elevator (!), is a stylish yet casual restaurant. There is a different restaurant (pizza and pasta) on the 2nd floor. For dinner, I truly enjoyed the mixed skewer platter here, which came with one generous skewer of chicken and steak, fries, and a small but tasty salad. The meat was still juicy, not cooked to a shoe leather as is often the case in Ecuador. They also have espresso coffee, and a small bar. Friendly service. I am not sure of their hours, they are not open every day nor at all times. Just keep going back! Right next door to Hotel Coraza on the main drag in Otavalo, and a few blocks from Plaza de Ponchos.

Thank mlgb
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

A great restaurant in a good location. Many hostels near by. The food is absolutely delicious. They have two kinds of craft beer on tap made locally by a North American brewer. Fantastic. Best beer I have had in Ecuador.

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