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“Sit on the balcony!”
Review of Buena Vista

Buena Vista
Ranked #7 of 70 Restaurants in Otavalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$6
Cuisines: American, Italian, Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Sit on the balcony!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Gorgeous view of the market and mountains, especially on a sunny day. Food is average but reasonably priced.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Melanie B
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good place ”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Buena Vista it's a nice place with great atmosphere and good music.
The food is delicious except the pasta is a not al dente, but the rest no complains.
The restaurant has a fantastic view of la plaza de ponchos and Imbabura volcano.

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Thank Vanessgabb
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Otavalo, Ecuador
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Buena Vista Otavalo Ecuador”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Life At 13 Minutes North of Latitude 0……
Buena Vista Restaurant & Bar Otavalo on Plaza de Poncho
William had a good idea……. no a great idea! Yes build it and they will come….
And come they have and keep on coming. The food, drinks, great music videos, sporting events and location…… location…… location. Located right on Plaza del Ponchos one of the oldest and largest textile and handicraft markets in South America or any place around the world. The view of the market from the second floor eatery is at the very least stunning. Couple that with great service and a full menu and bar, homemade breads, house specialty hot sauce (Aji my personal favorite), soups, don’t miss the Asparagus soup and main courses and the ole’ hometown pub feel and you are home!
From everyday soups, chips and guacamole, hot drinks and cold cervezas it is the place to take a break from shopping and just soak it all in. William and his staff will make you and your family feel like an old friend time after time.
Main courses from the BBQ ribs, Wow….. the Spicy Shrimp and one of the best hamburguesa and papas fritas (hamburger & fries), you will need a knife and fork for this one and don’t forget the catsup & mayo for the fries. For the large appetite they serve a BIG T-BONE steak any way you want it.
For a drink, a full meal or just a snack there is no place like Buena Vista. With a great mix of locals and folks from all over the world William will show you the hospitably Ecuador is so well known for. He speaks great English has a great smile and a truly warm and sincere caring for his customers and providing the best quality restaurant menu and drinks you will ever find!
If you come to Otavalo Buena Vista is a must do, like the Saturday market at Plaza del Ponchos, the main square and the warmest people anywhere on earth. William is one of those people and it shows in his restaurant in his food and service……… Pay him a visit next time you are here in Otavalo you will be very glad you did.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Malkum G
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“More expensive for what it is”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Good atmosphere, good view on the market but not too much in your plate considering the price for "ok" food!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Oligod
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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Huge choice of yummy food.”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Good location overlooking the markets.
The restaurant is clean and modern, with descriptive menu in english as well as spanish.

Huge choice of yummy food.

We had the potato skins and garlic bread for lunch and it was delicious approx $5-$7 US per main.

Also tried the banana colada - yum!

def would come back here!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Sharns R
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