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S.I.S.A. Cafeteria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South American, Ecuadorean
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Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Gainesville, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Nice for dinner with a large group. They sometimes have live music which is fun and also have good desserts.

Thank taddimo
Melbourne, Australia
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371 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner there and while the food was OK it wasn't special and cost more than other places in town. Service was just OK tending to a little slow. Menu was the usual South American choices.

Thank Alek C
Tacoma, Washington
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

For a bit more money than last night's meal at Mi Ovalito we got about 1/2 the quality, 1/3 less ambience and 1/10th the service.

Thank BarbTacoma_WA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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750 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I had the shrimp ceviche for appetizer and the grilled shrimp for my entree. Both were prepared perfectly and very flavorful. The space was attractive, too.

Thank Les L
Missoula, Montana
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This is a Great restaurant. Would recommend going to the third floor with a nice overview of the city at the top. The desserts are wonderful and handmade, never frozen tasting. Enjoyed the sandwiches immensely for lunch. We ate here at least once a day during our stay in otavalo. Highly recommend it. Only downside, is one has to wait... More 

Thank bwdaviz1
St. Albert, Alberta
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119 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We ate here on a previous trip to Otavalo and were eager to return. Once again it was a great experience. For a very reasonable price we had a lovely late afternoon lunch/dinner. Our meals included an appetizer, soup, main course and dessert. The roasted corn and beans were a nice snack to nibble on while we sipped a frosty... More 

Thank GekoPablo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Third floor is the best spot..there are 3 restaurants in the building I like the grilled shrimp and their ecuadorian cuisine is excellent. Good juices and super desserts

Thank David B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the food, it was fresh and well done in every aspect! Highly recommended! The meaning of "SISA" is flower. Personally, I can tell that the cappuccino was one of the best I ever tried (and I have tried a bunch, Italy included). Enjoy!

Thank jhidrowoh
Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had a very good light meal at night. Service was fast and no mistakes at all for a 14 people party. We enjoyed live folklore music on Friday night. Enjoyed the views of the church from the top floor. Overall a nice experience. The dessert 3 leches was excellent!!

Thank mangoosten
Otavalo, Ecuador
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Otavalo is rich with restaurants and street food, but when you're searching for a truly elegant atmosphere with great views, try S.I.S.A..The restaurant is decorated beautifully with a full menu of dishes, including seafood brought in fresh from the coast. The restaurant, which is on the third floor, has large glass windows with views of the town and Volcan Imbabura.... More 

Thank Cassie120667

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Ecuadorean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calderon, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Imbabura Province  >  Otavalo
Great food, reasonable price!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?