Situation on CDs?

People are saying that many expats in Ecuador are currently cashing out or selling their CDs held in the financial institutions here. Is this legit or simply hearsay?

Der Went

Alternative cancer treatments

Looking for a friend who has cancer to see if anyone knows of alternative treatments in Cuenca or Ecuador such as IV Vit. C & K3 (Apatone) or Coley’s Toxins like used at Chipsahospital in MX?

Dan Wiseman

Card players in Cuenca?

I enjoy playing card games and am looking for others who do as well. I enjoy playing Gin Rummy, Euchre, Spite and Malice, games such as those. I’m not a Poker player but I would really like to learn to play Bridge, if someone would be willing to help me with that.

I know that with the Covid situation, face to face meetings are tough but I just thought that I’d put out some feelers and see what I’d find. I plan to be here in Cuenca until probably late February. If you’re interested please let me know.

Thanks so much,


PS You also can message me via WhatsApp – +593 99 235 4396

Permanent visa question

My wife and I are 3 months out from the end of our temporary visa here in Ecuador. We traveled to the USA for 5 weeks 2019 July and August and again for 10 days in early January 2020. To those who have recently received their permanent visas with a similar travel history during your temporary visa period, I have the following questions:

1. Did you have to get an updated apostilles criminal background check?
2. If so, how did you get finger printed and your background check submitted and apostilled and then get it back to Cuenca?
3. How long did it take?

I know we can pay a lawyer as much as $2000 to get it done but we would like to avoid that if possible.

Thank you for your help,


How many expats in Cuenca still keep a primary home in home country?

We are thinking of moving to Cuenca in the next 12-24 months but not quite sure if we should sell our primary home in the US (Texas) before our move or keep it for a couple years in case we return home or move out of Cuenca. We are curious what folks’ experiences have been and pros and cons that you have experienced. BTW – We have visited Cuenca twice already so we are familiar with the area. Financially we do not need to sell the home before the move, but we will need to find someone to take care of it while we are not living in it.


City: Cuenca

This week In La Guarida

Come check out our new art exhibit space with Cuban artist, Lanner Díaz. Besides, we are continuously bringing new pieces by the incredible Ceramist, Eduardo Segovia. La Guarida is filled with art, incredible food and awesome cultural events. We serve breakfast from 9am to 1:00pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

This week in La Guarida:

Remember that every Tuesday we host an organic market. Come by for your organic beauties.

Tuesday 6:45 PM: A Separation
When Nader, a bank employee, refuses to leave Tehran, his wife sues for divorce in the hope that she can make a better life for their young daughter abroad. Needing someone to care for his senile father while he’s at work, Nader hires Razieh, a married woman whose chador hides her pregnancy. One day, after becoming angry with Razieh, Nader shoves her, and she has a miscarriage, leading Razieh’s husband to take Nader to court. A powerful film – awarded Best Foreign Film in 2011. If you haven’t seen many Iranian films then this is your chance.

Wednesday 6:45 PM: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Even when the truth is out there, things don’t change. However, this incredible film shows how one person can break through all the greed and cynicism to truly appeal to the human decency to create a change in mind in the rest. Mr. Smith reminds us that our best days are yet to come only if we are willing to let go of the worst of us. One of the best films of all time with an outstanding James Stewart.

Thursday 7:30 PM: Boleros & Mariachi.
We had many spectacular musical experiences in La Guarida. This is our first with a Mariachi. This concert will be divided into two fabulous parts. The fist one Natalie Rojas (piano) and tenor Joan Rodriguez will serenade us with boleros and for the second part Mariachi Acapulco Internacional will march in to delight us with the incredible Mariachi sound and feel. Couldn’t get any better.

Admission $10, (this fee goes directly to the musicians).

Friday and Saturday: Private reservations only. Come with your group and have La Guarida all by yourself. Best social distance policy possible.

A very eclectic week for you to enjoy. Don’t miss us. Come support the arts and eat deliciously and healthy.

January 25th, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071. Call after: 8 AM.

Photography meetup to the Cajas

Monday, 25 January, last day to reserve your spot.

Let’s do an exciting exploratory trip to The Cajas. We will be visiting 3 regions, Llaviuco, Cerro de Tres Cruces and Toreadora Refuge.

Transportation is provided from Cuenca. Lunch at a restaurant is included in the cost but bring your own snacks and water. Cost is $40 but $25 if you prefer to provide your own transportation.

The tour will be led by licensed guide, Adrian Mora Zea.

If you associate with non-photographers they are also welcome.

Additional information (free to join)

27 January 8 AM – 4 PM, $40, Parque Nacional Cajas, Cuenca.

Aiden Massey

Cribbage group

If you’d like to play cribbage, join us on Tuesday afternoons at 2 PM at Cafe del Museo on 3 de Noviembre. All levels welcome, including beginners.

Come early and enjoy one of their wonderful lunches!

Tuesdays at 2 PM, Cafe del Museo, 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.


Learning Spanish? take a look at this podcast; new episodes

Hi, I’m from Cuenca and I launched a podcast where I chat with friends from all over the world. Here you will learn new Spanish expressions.

Search for it as “Amigos Learning languages” on Spotify

25/01/2021, Domingo Savio, Cuenca.

Joffre Chalco:

The Free & Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – all levels welcome

Please login at the Zoom link below and join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM on every Monday. We usually end at 7 PM., or shortly thereafter.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy (and learn!).

ZOOM meeting link:
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there.

January 25th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100-1 Zoom y 101-1 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835. Call after: 1 PM.

La Guarida breakfast and art

We had an amazing breakfast at La Guarida and the art of Cuenca ceramacist, Eduardo Segovia. The exhibition and food both amazing.

Joyous to have added to our collection and support this small business and an artisan. If you haven’t seen the latest exhibition, plan a meal at this community hub.

9 AM Saturday morning, $12 for two, Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Paura, Cuenca.

Rosemary Rein:

Mujeres Con Exito garage sale donations needed

Do you have household items or clothing that you are no longer using? Consider donating your unwanted items to Mujeres Con Exito for their next garage sale on February 2nd. You can drop off your unwanted items at Mujeres Con Exito on Mondays or Tuesdays from 8 AM to noon. If you have more than you can carry, we can arrange for pickup.

To keep you safe during the garage sale, we will be disinfecting with alcohol and we are requiring masks be worn while in the facility. Customers are limited to 5 people at a time and are asked to keep their visit to 25 minutes or less.

Copies of our spiral bound Dining at a Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook will also be available for $12.

February 2nd, from 9 AM to 3 PM, Free, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Debby Larsen: .

City: Cuenca

Someone who can help you.

Hi, my name is Daniela Lema. I work a few hours at Fabianos pizzeria.

Let me make your life easier. I offer my services as a housekeeper, shopping assistant, or pet-sitter.
– – $20 the day – –

I can help you with doctor’s appointments, ministry visits, IESS locations, bank appointments, any place where it might be helpful to have a native Spanish speaker with you. If you want, I can help you with your own Spanish while I am working. If you have special needs or tasks in mind, just let me know.

I can also do translations or transcripts (I can speak Spanish, English and a little French).

I can work all day, half-days, once a month, occasionally as you prefer.

Above all, the people I have worked with will be happy to talk to you if you would like their recommendation.

Thank you.

Daniela: 098 469 1877. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Used recliner in good condition

Looking for a used recliner in good shape. Prefer earth tones.

Diane Jordan: 099 175 6588. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Air purifier

Hi, I’m looking for an air purifier in good condition in Cuenca. I need it for my children who have allergies. If you have one that you don’t use, send me a message. Thank you.

Javier: .

City: Cuenca

Homeschool co-op or curriculum recommendation

I am trying to find homeschoolers in Ecuador, that may meet in a co-op fashion. We have not visited the country yet, but are looking to visit in the coming months, so I’ve started looking, but I’m not finding many hits, besides families that travel a lot. Primarily looking for the best options for curriculum.

I put Salinas, because the city options didn’t have any of their cities/towns that I was looking for. Looking for areas north of Salinas, at this point.



City: Salinas

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Branches in Quito and Manta and now in Cuenca offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US. Cleaning services offered for:

Upholstered furniture
Auto interiors
We are fluent in English. Reasonable rates. Call now for a free estimate.


Handyman services
Surveillance system installation

Av 1 de mayo. From 8 AM to 6 PM

Freddy Delgado: 093 937 9979

Domestic work and pet care

Nursing care for older adults and help with daily activities, child care, pet care and care.

Francisco Cisneros. all the week

Deni Carrion: 099 509 5380

Let’s go to the Jungle

These are the last days to sign up for our incredible Amazon tour.

In our trip to the Jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: 099 960 4870

Cuenca Car Share

Emilio’s Cuenca Car Share has been pretty busy lately but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t register for an exciting car rental. Please let us know your plans ahead of time (there’s a long weekend coming up soon) so that the vehicle you want and the driver (if you want one) are ready and available for your trip. Remember on longer rentals we provide free kilometers. We also include insurance at no extra charge. There is much more to Ecuador than just a trip around Cuenca or to Guayaquil – exploring can be great fun.

When you contact me, we can discuss your needs – just a car? Or would you like a car and an English speaking tour guide? Or a chauffeur? How long do you need the car? What is the payment schedule? Look to me for answers to these and more questions like “do I need an Ecuadorian Drivers License? How can I get one?” I have facilitators that can teach you how to do that.
Maybe you have a car that is just sitting around unused and collecting dust? That’s bad for the car and you end up making payments on an asset you aren’t really using. You may make some extra money by sharing it with others.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with all your car rental needs.
Look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have used our services and have been happy with them, please vote for Cuenca Car Share on the Best of Cuenca under Best: car rental. Thank you very much.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca. By Appointment

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694 WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694

Need a great cleaning company?

At Edvi Limpieza Total we work hard and do everything you ask us to do and more. Price depends on the job you need done.

One of our customers put it this way: “Think about having 3 people working, each in their own specialized area. Mateo is great in bathroom cleaning and reaching high places. Anita does a wonderful job with general cleaning but also turns her attention to cleaning up ugly stoves and kitchens. Edgar supervises everything – but, he isn’t just standing there. He busies himself with floors and furniture, polishing, waxing. When they have all finished, there is a quick review to make sure everything is in order.

Imagine – I don’t have to worry about SRI or IESS payments to an employee; he gives me a receipt from his legally registered company. Another thing I don’t have to worry about: supplies. They bring everything – the sanitation equipment, buckets, mops, brooms, rags, cleaning products, vacuum cleaners. I can leave them working in the house all day. Nothing is ever missing – very honest people. They come, they clean, you pay, they leave.”

Check the recommendations on GringoPost – you will see how much our clients appreciate our work.

We are ready to serve you. WhatsApp us to make an appointment. Please note, we are not newcomers – we are Cuenca residents who have been serving the community for 14 years. Reasonable prices. Recommendations upon request.

We’ll be happy to stop over to review the cleaning required and give you a fair estimate. Our clients can vouch for our careful attention to details.

If you have used our services and like what we have done for you, please vote for us as best cleaning company on Best of Cuenca in GringoPost. Thank you very much.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca. By Appointment

Edgar Viscaino: 099 382 0014 WhatsApp + 593 99 382 0014

Are you moving to Cuenca – Ecuador? Tour best neighborhood

Are you new to Cuenca or moving here soon? I would be happy to show you the best neighborhoods in and around Cuenca and help you find the best place for you and your family to live.

Please write me for me for more information about of the Tours and what area is one the best neighborhood to visit in Cuenca and live

Rafael Fajardo y Daniel Munoz. January 26th, from 9 AM to 4 PM

Carla Encarnacion: 093 905 5399

Garden design and maintenance

Leonardo’s Five Star Landscaping Service.
We offer weekly or monthly garden maintenance service…..
Available for any size job and for any kind of project in Cuenca.

If you need gardening supplies or firewood? We can do it. You didn’t come here just to live, you came to thrive and your life and home should reflect that. Fill your home and yard with plants. We speak English, understand the value of being on time and on budget. Give us a try you won’t regret it.

We deliver many types of gardening supplies, set up your garden and deliver firewood, for those cold Cuenca nights. Below are some of the items I can deliver to your home and help you set up and maintain the garden of your dreams.

• Rich black planting soil
• Organic fertilizer
• Healthy outdoor and indoor plants
• Decorative garden rock
• Large ceramic pots
• Vegetable starter plants
• Seeds, vegetable and fruit
• Herbs, baby plants of rosemary, basil, thyme and more
• Gardening tools, hoses, all supplies for your gardening needs
• Firewood delivered and stacked

You satisfaction is Guaranteed
Please note: my new cell phone number: 096 904 8247
WhatsApp 096 904 8247



100% Arabic coffee in Cuenca? I have it

Drinking coffee is not only relaxing, but it also has many benefits, especially if it is a 100% Arabic coffee.

If you like roasted ground coffee or beans, you can ask me in 450-gram bags at the best price in Cuenca.

I’m Andrés Guillermo, I take it to your home at no additional cost, I sell it in promotions of two or three covers at an incredible price. Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste a coffee harvested at 1300 meters above sea level, contact me WhatsApp: 099 647 2877 or call me, it will be a pleasure to serve you at home at no additional cost.


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

A study says you can get COVID-19 outdoors

With the risk of contracting COVID-19 in well-established indoor places, the little contact allowed with friends can be, for example, to exercise outdoors.

Researchers say contagions can occur outdoors, but the chances are greatly reduced.

One study found that two men in China talking face to face for at least 15 minutes was enough to spread the virus.

If someone is infected, perhaps inadvertently because they have no symptoms, they will release the virus by breathing, especially if they cough.

Some of that will be transported in droplets, most of which will quickly fall to the ground, but could reach your eyes, nose, or mouth if you are six feet away.

So the advice is to avoid being face to face if you are so close.

The infected person will also release smaller particles called aerosols.

Indoors these can accumulate in the air and be a hazard, outdoors they should disperse quickly.

The best way to protect yourself, according to the World Health Organization is to use KN95 masks with a valve, the only ones that truly protect and do not allow any contaminated particles to leak out.

I am Andrés Guillermo, authorized distributor for Cuenca and Azuay of these masks, imported from the USA, comfortable, light, adaptable to any face, their use does not cloud the lenses, they can be used by children or adults. I sell them by unit or by box of 20 units. Laminated to avoid manipulation. Contact me WhatsApp 099 647 2877 or call me, free home service.


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877



My name is Paola, I am Ecuadorian. I offer services as facilitator. I can help you with almost anything you need. I have a car, therefore; I can drive you around Cuenca. I am patient, kind honest and friendly.

I am available in the aftenoons on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.
The entire day: on Saturdays

Av Ordonez Laso.

Paola Salvador: 098 336 9472

The World Health Organization warns of a covid outbreak

You are ready?

The best protection, according to the experts, is to wash your hands frequently, social distancing, but most importantly, the use of a mask that complies with all biosafety protocols, such as KN95 with filter, its use is not tiring, comfortable and above all reduces the risks of hypoxia.

Buy your mask with me, I sell them separately or in a box. They are fully hermetically sealed for your comfort and safety.

These masks are approved by the World Health Organization for their effectiveness and because they allow you to breathe freely without the risk of hypoxia.

I sell them by unit or by box of 20, totally sealed and hermetic, I also deliver them at home at no additional cost.

95% protection of the particles you are trying to avoid.

The solution is in KN95 filter masks.

Hello, I am Andres Guillermo, authorized distributor of KN95 masks with valve, in Cuenca and Azuay. KN95 masks offer all the benefits that a face mask can offer. These masks fit loosely over the nose and mouth, protecting them from dust, splashes, and germs. Contact me 0996472877


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Delicious ground or whole roasted coffee at a good price in Cuenca

When you buy coffee, do you pay attention to what type of coffee you are buying? There are four main types of grain that we can consider to be commonly consumed: Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee and Excelsa coffee.

The arabigo coffee or coffea arabica belongs to the family of the Rubiaceae plants. This variety of coffee mainly comes from the mountains of Ethiopia and Yemen, although there are varieties of Arabica that are grown in South America, Central America or Asia. The plants usually reach 8 to 12 meters in height, and are grown in high altitude terrain, at least 800 meters. For this reason, collecting arabica coffee beans is more laborious, which increases its price considerably.

So what is 100% Arabica coffee? If we are faced with this denomination, it means that the roaster has only used grain of the Arabica variety.

When one wonders about the benefits of arabica compared to other types, it falls to the fact that its properties are not too far from what we assume that black coffee causes.

Also, this grain has a diuretic effect due to its potassium salts. It also increases intestinal activity and gastric motility, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease or even according to some studies it also prevents the risk of cancer. In short, consuming coffee based on Arabica beans in its proper measure can cause improvements for the body and helps to lead a healthy life if combined with a good diet.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

C&C unisex hair design and barber shop

The C&C unisex hair design and barber shop’s mission is to keep the spirit of traditional barbering alive. From as far back as the turn of the 20th century until today, our team consists of premier barbers that bring that same spirit to you through their ability to create an old-style barber experience.

The C&C . Established in 2017, is today home to many of the capital’s most talented stylists.
Perhaps you’re looking to refresh your style, with a new cut or color. Maybe you need an expert hand to maintain your cut. Or, why not simply book an appointment for a bit of much-needed pampering?

Our nail technician is trained in the techniques of cleaning, filing and grooming fingernails and toenails which includes the trimming and removal of the cuticle, moisturizing the skin of the hands and feet, removal of dead skin in both areas and a light massage to improve circulation and relaxation.

Nail professional also can treat the natural nails of the hands and feet as well as add on acrylic nails, gel coverings, or a silk strengthener. After these treatments, the nails can have a simple polish, a French manicure or a decorative design in a gel nails

So Book your appointment today through WhatsApp IMessage, text message, #0988148902
Walk-ins are welcomed but appointment is required so the we can comply with Isolation protocol . Also it’s for your convenience so you don’t have to wait long.

Avenida Ordóñez Lasso y Los Claveles Riverside Building right next to Pichincha Bank.

Clemencia Vizhñay: 098 814 8902

French classes

Good morning, I offer:

Basic and intermediate level French classes. Online and in person too.
For kids and adults.

– basic conversations: learning to introduce yourself, grammar, usual conversations …
– French to Spanish translations.
– initiation to yoga in French for children and adults.

More information: +3 378 272 1819 on WhatsApp.

Eléonore Delepoulle

Vilcabamba and Tapichalaca tour 3D/2N

If you want to enjoy a few days in nature and at the same time observe several of the most important birds in Ecuador.
Don’t miss this excursion.

Polylepis Tours takes you to Vilcabamba and Tapichalaca Jocotoco Reserve.

Departure from Cuenca, any day.

Rates from $ 275pp (min 2 people)

It includes:

-Bilingual guide
-Private transport
-Hotel (2 nights in Vilcabamba)
-Breakfast and Lunch

Does not include:

-Personal expenses

More details:

Cell: 099 355 7648

Calle Larga 6-28.


Spanish: why you can’t seem to learn it and what to do about it

“Learning a foreign language as an adult is different than learning as a child.”

I think it’s safe to say you’ll agree with me on that one.

“Learning happens naturally for children whereas adults have to study long and hard.”

This is typically the next thought that follows that previous statement. But this is where we’ve gotten things all wrong.

As adults, we tend to think that “learning” means stuffing your head in a book, writing for hours and repeating the same words over and over again meaninglessly, until it all clicks and you “supposedly” learn the language.

It’s not our fault, we were simply brought up this way.


Furniture and deco for sale

For sale

Cabinet $120
Living room $380
Desk $280
Picture: Endara Crown $150
Rectangular table $50
Fruit picture $120

Daniela: 098 764 2429. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Fiber optic service promo for senior citizens from PuntoNet 50% off


50% off with a new contract if you are over 65. PuntNet is offering a 50% discount for senior citizens with a new contract.

I will set up a new account with fiber optic service for half the price without the need of leaving your home.

Applies only for certain plans and location availability.

Restrictions and extra requirements apply.

Leonardo: 098 352 2685

City: Cuenca

Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Do you need help with your phone or computer?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet & other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-year experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

Leonardo: 098 352 2685 (WhatsApp/cellphone)

City: Cuenca

Celerity fiber optic by Puntonet

-Are you having issues or slow service with your network?
-Do you want to get a better deal with your internet service provider?
-Have you had your contract for over 1 year and still get the same speed for the same price?
-Do you need to move your service to another location?
-Do you need to waive additional installation, moving and upgrading fees?
-Are you new in town and need to have a contract/service without leaving home?

Do it all from the comfort of your home.

Get Up to 200GB for free starting at 10 PM until 6 AM and free installation with a new contract (2-year minimum)

*service offered in Cuenca by PuntoNet except in some areas (Centro Histórico). Restrictions apply.

Leonardo: 098 352 2685. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Bed sheets, clothes, towels for sale

Bed sheets different sizes, towels, clothes for sale. Feel free to write or call for more info and pics.

Sebastian: 098 415 0782. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Following items for sale.

– Full Size Wooden Bed in new condition. $95.
– Full Size Chaide Chaide Box Spring with 6 legs. $50.
– Nightstand. $20.
– Beautiful 4-drawer desk. $100.
Feel free to text or call for more info and pics.

Sebastian: 098 415 0782. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Rigidos furniture

We work to give you excellent designs.
Wood – Melamine – Veneer – Plywood and gypsum.
In the pictures you will see our work in Gypsum walls.

We are manufacturers.
Don´t hesitate to quote with us.
We speak English

Antonio Arias: 096 080 0211. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Free range, pasture raised organic chicken eggs

Hello friends I have a small farm outside of Cuenca, I am selling free range, pasture raised chicken eggs, organic, free of any kind of antibiotics, super healthy. $0.25 for each egg. Free delivery if close to my home.

Santiago: 098 736 4569. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Bike for sale

Specialized model Work 01
A light weight bike.
Globe A1 premium aluminum frame – size small
24 mm rims
Shimano, 7-speed, Revo-shift
Infinity puncture protected tires
Stainless steel spokes

Jane: 097 998 2286. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

General carpentry services and custom-made furniture

We provide home improvements and other residential carpentry services. We can do it all, from home additions stairs, decks, garages, awnings, and much more.

You named it and we can do it professionally. We do big and small projects like chimneys, skylights, windows, roofing, gutters, siding, cultured stone, cement porches, wood porches, and much more.

Residential Carpenters
Custom made furniture Tables, chairs, Beds, Mirrors and more
Melamine work
Kitchen cabinets
Bathroom cabinets
Custom Garages
Garage Vinyl Siding Roofing
Garage Doors
Storage Sheds Built
Cement work
Windows Vinyl or Wood
Siding and Gutters
Custom Carpentry Services
Entry Doors Steel and Wood
Plumbing and Electrical
Roofing and Repairs
Siding and Trim
Chimney Repair
Cultured Stone

Juan Pablo: .

City: Cuenca

Upholstery cleaning services

Professional cleaning by A & B cleaning services can breathe new life into your furnishings and draperies.
We use Ultraviolet light to kill all viruses, bacteria, mold and Mites.

Sofa cleaning and disinfection
Area rug cleaning
Carpet cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning
Hard surface cleaning
Residential Cleaning
Mattress cleaning and disinfection
Sectionals cleaning
Headboards cleaning
Carpet cleaning and repairs
Curtain cleaning and repairs
Blinds cleaning and repairs
House cleaning services
Windows cleaning
Pickup and delivery

Fredy: .

City: Cuenca

Casserole dishes, baking pans, toaster (bagel size)

The casserole dishes are heavy duty, oven safe, and the toaster fits bagels or regular toast. Baking pans (3) round cake and one cookie sheet.

Oval casserole set: $20 for both with lids
Rectangle casserole $10 with lid
Baking oval pans (3) $25 for all or $10 each
Toaster $15 Oster from US
Cookie sheet $10

Discount for all….

Kimberly Curls: .

City: Cuenca

Reupholstery services and furniture repair

Our custom furniture repair upholsterers will be happy to restore your favorite piece of furniture back to its original stage.
We specialize in custom furniture creation. If you want to create something based on your original design, we can make it real.
Custom Upholstery on Any Furniture Piece
Furniture Repair Regluing, Touch Ups, Polishing, etc.
Replacing Broken
Custom Sewing Throw Pillows, Cornices
We reupholster
Love Seats
Kitchen Chairs
Arm Chairs
Wing Chairs
Dining Room Chairs
Bar Stools
Breakfast Nooks
And More

Andres: .

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: Best place for craft beer and coffee in Cuenca

Stop in The Hop Factory, every Friday and Saturday from 1:30 to 7:30 PM. We have darts and chess boards available to play. We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional, or we can deliver our product to your door (Thursday is our delivery day)

Our available beers are:

Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) (limited supply left.) $4
IPA (6%) $3
Stout (6%) $3
Sour Stout (6%) (limited supply left.) $3
American Amber Ale (6%) $3
Pale Ale (5.5%) $3
Jamaica Shandy (4.5%) $3

We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Also available is coffee from Café Doña Julita in Vilcabamba. We offer ground and whole bean.

Premium: medium-dark roast $4/400 g available in whole bean or ground (finely ground).

Gourmet: medium roast $5/400 g available in whole bean or ground (coarse grind).

Honey: medium-dark roast $6/400 g available in whole bean or ground.

Deliveries will be 8 AM to noon on Thursdays. Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery.

Luis: 098 721 4499. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Corned Beef Hash at Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

That’s right… Corned Beef Hash is now available at Bernan’s. We have finally found a way to make another comfort food favorite. Pair it up with eggs for breakfast and you will think you were back in Grandma’s kitchen. We are selling it in 477 ml jars for $3.75.

If you would like to try some let us know, and if you have tried some already… please let us know what you think. We are always open to suggestions and your comments.

Unfortunately, our Facebook page has been compromised and as of January 14th I have not been able to get into it. Someone got into it and changed my contact numbers so when I ask for a reset code they send it to a phone number or email address that is not mine. If you have gotten anything from my Facebook, please, disregard it… you should probably unfriend me all together, too much time has passed and I don’t want to cause problems to your page.

Now … if you would like to contact us our email addresses are perfectly safe. or I will be checking them both regularly.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused but this is just a reminder to all of us to keep a watchful eye on all of our online accounts. There are desperate people out there that will find a way to hack into anything.

Let me know if you need a new Feb. product list and I will be happy to send it to you.

Bernie and Nancy: 096 714 6265. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

True Religion Jeans. 30 x34

One pair of True Religion Jeans 30 x 34, brand-new, received as a birthday present. Too long for me; never worn. Price tag says $395. Asking $125.

Robyn: .

City: Cuenca

Art exhibition / cultural event

We are happy to announce the Art Opening (Solo show by an Ecuadorian artist, Catalina Carrasco, this January on Friday, 29th, 2021, at “La casa Azul” at San Sebastian park (Cuenca Downtown), in front of El Museo de Arte Moderno. From 5:30 PM to 10 PM (Cultural Event with good food and drinks and fabulous music event from 7PM). Paintings author:

Catalina Carrasco: 099 214 9751. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Acer laptop for sale ready for Zoom

Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate in English
It has 4 Gigabytes of Ram, Hard Drive 500 Gigabytes.
Camara Web rotates 225 degrees. Also has DVD CD Rom
Screen is 15 inches. Ready for Emails, News, YouTube, Zoom, etc.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher. Open Office too.
Needs new Battery. Saw one on Amazon for $22 Will order one
Laptop is in great condition.
Sale price; $160

Will: 099 556 1077. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Brother printer, Osterizer, 3 hairdryers, etc.

I am downsizing, so I am selling all of the following:

Brother MFC-T800W wireless printer bought new in 2018 at Victoria – $200
2 Wire rolling filing racks – $20 a piece
Red study pillow – $10
Osterizer blender – $20
3 Conair hairdryers all 1875 – $25 for larger and $20 for smaller travel
Black table fan almost brand-new, paid $35 at Coral – $20.

Nancy C Clevenger: 098 364 9010. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Two pairs Hush Puppies men’s slippers

New Hush Puppies slippers. One size 10 (gray) and one size 11 (chocolate). My husband typically wears a 10 1/2 and both of these fit him. He bought four pair not knowing how they would wear. After about three months the first pair is showing no wear so is selling these two. Very comfortable, excellent Hush Puppies quality. $60 per pair.

Dotti S Peacock: .

City: Cuenca

Carbon fiber bike, brand-new bought $800

Carbon fiber bike, brand-new 
Brand-new items for sale: GTI 27.5 “Size S carbon fiber bike new ultra-light carbon fiber construction, Shimano ALTUS components, hydraulic shifter brakes, black with fluorescent green. Kenda tires suspension Suntour excellent performance. Price $600 

More information text me to WhatsApp.

Andres: 099 278 6809. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Alfredo Heredia, handyman extraordinaire

Alfredo was my landlord’s handyman, a term that really doesn’t describe him. I think he’s much more than “handyman” implies. He did some amazing upgrades here, including installing all new cabinetry, and now he’s my go to guy too. He’s super nice, comes on time and quickly. He knows what the problem is almost as soon as he sees it and fixes it immediately unless he needs to go buy parts. And he speaks great English! I’ve used several people and he’s definitely my favorite. Call or WhatsApp 099 103 2682.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 103 2682

Recommended by Mary M:

Recommendation for Orlando Siguenza, transportation

It is our pleasure to recommend Orlando Siguenza for his driving services. He drove us from Cuenca t Guayaquil Airport in 3 hours as promised. He speaks perfect English and he also pointed out interesting sights along the way. He took care of loading and unloading all of our luggage.
He followed the health protocol wearing a mask and washing his hands after he interacted with anyone (gas, toll, food, etc…) with hydroalcoolic gel. His driving is very smooth and he’s cautious when he’s passing slower vehicles.

Al in all, it was an enjoyable drive that we would repeat without hesitation.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 585 4587

Recommended by Louis Dionne:

Recommendation for Clickbox, shipping

Clickbox shipments from the US. In the midst of covid for 10 months now. I finally needed to bring in shipments to Cuenca from the US. Luckily, l chose a professional volume shipper, Clickbox, with a shipment every week. Rapid accountability, excellent records and friendly service.
I have now received 4 shipments through them, and weighting more than 200 pounds.
This is a professional shipper, no suitcases. All airfreight. Many Clickbox shipments arrive on pallets.

Talk to Daniela at Clickbox, you’ll be impressed.

Address: Av. Las Americas 15-98

Contact information: 098 378 9687 / 099 574 8827

Recommended by Eben W Haskell: 098 301 8880

Recommendation for Fabian Vera, Taxi and general helper

I have extensively used Fabian’s services since coming to Cuenca three years ago, first as an English-speaking taxi driver, then for many things: getting a driver’s license, buying a car, servicing the car, shopping for groceries and other needed items, locating merchants in Cuenca, and many other assists. He knows Cuenca inside and out (born and raised here), but also spent a number of years in the States, so knows gringo ways. He is always prompt, reliable, and available. He is even cooking and cleaning for me now, and does both excellently. He’s an attractive, personable young man with a wonderful family. Fabian practices covid hygienic protocol. He is completely trustworthy and honest in his business dealings, always providing great service at reasonable prices. If you don’t speak Spanish, his assistance is of great value. Need help? Try him, you’ll like it.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 558 9391(WhatsApp)

Recommended by Gary Snow:

Recommendation for Cuenca Medical Resources, website for health care options

In 2020 the website was voted the Best Resource for Medical Information. Will you vote for us again by January 31, 2021?

Since 2014 this website has helped Cuenca expats locate English-speaking physicians, dentists, caregivers, support organizations, taxi drivers, etc. who other expats have recommended. It was created as a service to the community to help expats navigate the health care system in Cuenca. The volunteer steering committee has received many positive comments from the Cuenca community and medical professionals over the years. We thank International Christian Community for being one of the sponsors of this website.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Katy Johnson:

Peanut brittle

Are you missing the flavor of this buttery and crispy treasure? No more. We have it and is perfect; loaded with roasted peanuts and looking as golden as it can be.

110 g – $2.25.

We deliver for free on orders over $9.

Every day from 10 AM to 8 PM, Ordoñez Lasso

Josellys: 099 840 9731

Chef Narcissa (EAT) – Shrimp Burger + free dessert for $6.99

If you don’t feel like cooking this week you can enjoy the our special: Shrimp Burger, with fries salad + free dessert for only $6.99.

Dessert options include:

-Mocha Walnut Pie
-Apple Crisp
-Death by Chocolate

We also have our regular menu with delicious sandwiches like Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi, Grilled Lamb Burger and more. Plus, all your favorite plates: creamy Mac and Cheese, Buddha Bowl, Shrimp Tacos and much more.

If you’re craving some lasagna*, we have 4-portion trays:

– Meat Lasagna $16
– Chicken Lasagna $14
– Vegetarian Lasagna $12

*You need to order the lasagna at least 3 hours in advance

They all come with delicious homemade garlic bread and two free desserts.

Our Facebook was blocked so we have a new page, find us as Foods Cuenca. Feel free to call or WhatsApp, I’ll be happy to help

Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 9 PM, Cuenca

Josellys: 099 262 4044

OMG! Free delivery?

King Smokehouse:

Cheddar Cheese (sliced or bulk) $7.50
Bacon $9
Sausage (Mild or Spicy) $5 lb
Chicken Sausage $6 lb
Bacon Ends & Pieces $5 lb
Ham hocks $5 lb
Burgers $8 lb
Ground beef $6 lb
Ribs $7.50 lb
Pulled Pork $10 per pound
Whole hams
Whole Smoked Chickens $14 each

Mountain Home Gourmet:
Biscuit Mix $3
Pancake Mix $3
Cookie Mix $3
Chocolate Chip
Jolly Ginger
Cornbread Mix $1.50
Rustic Bread Mix $3
Salsa $5
Sauerkraut $4
Barbecue Sauce $5

Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 AM to 5 PM, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

Sourdough bread (rye, classic, whole wheat and more)

Sourdough bread (rye, classic, whole wheat and more). We want to send you a warm greeting from Sourdough family, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.
(Betsy / Luis)

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough 900gr price: $4

• Whole wheat 900gr (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4

• Rye bread with caraway seeds 900gr. Price: $4

•Barley 900gr. Price: $4

• Multi grain 900gr (contains: walnuts, chia, amaranth, linseed, oats, wheat germ.) Price: $6

• Chocolate 700gr. $6 (made with our vegan chocolate 70%. $8)

• New flavor 800gr with (fresh blueberries, organic vegan chocolate70% and almond. $8)

Promotions: 3 breads x $10 choose (classic, rye, classic, whole wheat)

January 25, from noon to midnight, Cuenca, Cuenca

Luis: 098 773 8532

Much more than salmon

Another product joins the Cuenca Salmon family of products. Smoked Moroccan lamb sausages are now available for your immediate order.

52 different products including:

*Aged Beef
*Smoked Turkey Breast
*Smoked Mozzarella
*Mahi Mahi

Shop from the comfort of your easy chair. Delivery – six days a week.

Monday 1/25, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Mujeres Con Exito has new menu options for Wednesday delivery

Orders are received until Monday at 5 PM for Wednesday delivery. Delivery occurs between 11 AM and 1 PM.

Barbecue wings (8) and fries. Served with our house mayonnaise. $15 includes home delivery within the city.

8 Egg Rolls (shrimp, pork, vegetable) – can be fried or ready to fry. Served with Vietnamese sauce and Sriracha sauce. $15 includes home delivery within the city.

1 Quesadilla, served with chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo. $12 includes home delivery within the city.

4 mixed pieces Fried Chicken lunch. Served with Mashed potatoes and salad. $12 includes home delivery within the city.

Minestrone soup, Special recipe of Chef Bruce Wilkins, who has taught our Chef Arlin to make this delicious soup. One liter for $10 includes home delivery within the city.

Sriracha sauce. Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. $5

Vietnamese salad dressing. A tasty condiment used as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. consisting of sugar. rice vinegar. garlic, freshly chopped chilies, fish sauce, water and lime juice. $5

Fresh Red Fruit Jam, 250g jar. $3.50.

Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook. Spiral bound. $12.

Mujeres Con Exito is the job training branch of Casa Maria Amor, Cuenca’s battered women’s shelter. Food service is one of the areas training is available. The women have specific food items that they can deliver to you on Wednesdays.

Deadline for food order is January 25th, Delivery is January 27th, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez

Debby Larsen:

Agave (Chawar Miske) route tour in Salasaca

Salasaca is a Kichua town in the Andes located 10 minutes from Cantón Ambato in the province of Tungurahua.

Visit Salasaca and experience the sensation of getting lost among the fields of blue agave, perceive the aroma of cooked agave, admire its agave landscape, its handicrafts and millenary culture of the Salasaca Kichua people and taste the flavor of the blue agave liquor inside the artisanal distillery Rune Miske. Call us, it will be a pleasure to attend or WhatsApp: 098 736 8822.

Explore the Magical Town of Agave.

Thank you.

January 25, 2021, Salasaca

Carmen Loja:

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

Kinti Wasi is an organic farm located in Cantón Suscal in the province of Cañar. We grow the best varieties of vegetables and fruits:

We deliver in Cuenca every Wednesday. Harvested directly from the farm to your house. If you would like to order please email us until Tuesday night: or send us a WhatsApp: 098 736 8822.

Thank you.

January 25, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Delivery: real sourdough, Southern biscuits, freezer meals, and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current delivery menu:

Black bean veggie burgers and wheat buns:
Buns come fresh in a pack of 6 for $3.50
Veggie burgers come frozen in a pack of 6 for $6.
Take out of the freezer and cook on the grill or in a frying pan. Add the veggies and condiments of your choice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Ready to bake freezer meals:
Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

Breads and More:
Cornbread (6 squares for $6)
Cinnamon rolls (6 rolls for $8 with icing in separate container)
Large Southern-style biscuits (Pack of 6 for $6. They freeze well.)
White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8 or 12 for $15) These fit great on the biscuits.
Sourdough and yeast bagels (6 for $6)
Loaf sourdough bread $5.
Loaf brioche $4.50
Frozen waffles 8 for $8
We make the waffles fresh and then freeze them so you can pop them out to toast and enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack anytime.

Our products are homemade with real butter.

You can visit our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures: @SundayBrunchCuenca

Order Instructions:

Please place your order via email at by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 9:30 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 9:30 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost and include your address and phone number for the delivery.

Made to Order, Online


55+ community forming in the Historic Center

Next tour, Monday the 1st. of Feb at noon by reservation only. The tour is free, but if you stay for lunch that will be $8. At our last tour a reporter came from International Living and told us we made the best Chinese food she had ever had anywhere in her life.

We have 2 people signed up and we need 6 more sign ups and we will open.

Live in the lap of luxury with a group of 55+ people in an independent living situation. Located in Cuenca’s Historic Town Center. You will share, 2 personal chefs, a butler, 24-hour staff, elevator, pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna, 2 roof top decks, ballroom furnished in the style of the 1880’s. International cuisine served.

$1,300 to $1,550 per month, all-inclusive. Price will vary depending on room selection and whether you select 1, 2 or 3 meals a day. Located 2 blocks from Parque Calderon.

You can find pictures on facebook. Here is the link:

Monday 1st. Feb 2021, Cuenca Historic Center

Bodhi Kroll: 096 900 7688

Pei’s potstickers

Dear friends in Cuenca. Hope everything is going well with you and your family. From this week, I offer my menu without limited. Please order one day ahead. Looking forward to your order.

This is the menu:

Noodles: Fry noodles with vegetable $5
Zhajiangmian $5
Scrambled eggs with tomatoes noodles $5

Dumplings: pork 12 pics / $5
Chicken 12 pics /$5
Vegetable. 12 pics / $5

Buns: pork and red beans pasta. Each one for $1

Braised pork + rice. $6

Fry tofu + Fried green beans + rice. $5

Fried pork with celery + Fried cauliflower + rice $5

Kung pao chicken + Fried potatoes slices +rice. $5

Fried chicken wrings with coco cola + Fried cabbage + rice. $5

Sweet sour pineapple pork + cauliflower+rice. $5

Twice cooked pork + green beans +rice. $5

Everything is handmade, fresh and wholesome, no preservatives, additives colorants.

January 25th, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

Cuban Cravings

Order delicious and fresh Cuban food

1- Cuban sandwich (it´s packed with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese,dill pickles and mustard pressed between a generous roll) … $6
If you want an order of freshly made chips sprinkled with oregano it´s … $0.50
2 – Roast pork with…
Rice or roasted potatoes with butter and coriander
Fresh salad
Black bean stew
Total: $5.50
3- Shrimp Creole (enchilada) with shrimp, onion, peppers, tomatoes and jalapeño (optional)
Rice or roasted potatoes with butter and coriander
Fresh salad
Black bean stew
Total: $5.50

Please place your order by WhatsApp or email, 1 or 2 hours in advance.

January 25 and 26, from noon to 6 PM, Sector Los Tótems

Ayli Lorenzo: 098 676 1718

Namaste India Restaurant – new hours

Namaste India Restaurant now open on Monday at 5 PM to 11 PM until further notice and Tuesday to Sunday 11 AM to 11 PM.

This break for giving some exciting news and new experience on coming days. Enjoy the taste of various mouth-watering dishes from our extensive menu. Home delivery and take out available.
More Details Call:- +593 98 415 4229

January 18th, Calle Larga 8-81 y Benigno Malo. Cuenca, Ecuador

Namaste India Restaurant: 098 415 4229

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Enjoy Cuenca’s best Indian food with dine-in, take-out or home delivery service seven days a week. Our extensive menu includes vegetarian, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, rice, traditional bread and dessert dishes. Every plate is prepared fresh to your order and comes spiced to your personal preference by a chef who is expert in Indian cuisine. Savor the authentic and exotic flavors of India – from Paradise.

Open daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976
Paradise Indian Restaurant

La Tosta Bakery grand opening at new location

La Tosta bakery is pleased to announce their grand opening on Monday, January 25 at their new location at Tarqui 9-69 and Grand Colombia. Formerly at Avenida Solano and Remigio Crespo, La Tosta now boasts a bigger, brighter space in a newly-remodeled building. Owner and head baker Mario Nauta assures the public that his award-winning bread will not change, however. Specializing in sourdough, La Tosta is the place to find all kinds of tasty and healthy varieties, like amaranth, quinoa, wheat, rye and more. And don’t forget his famous regular and chocolate croissants. Former winner of a GringoPost Best Bakery award, La Tosta carries on its great tradition in a new location to serve you.

Grand Opening Monday, January 25th. Tarqui 9-69 and Grand Colombia

Paul Anthony: 099 553 1738 La Tosta Gastropub

Cooking class 2021 return to Alliance Française

Cooking class 2021 return to Alliance Française
Temperature checked at entrance and personal registration
Gel and antiseptic spray available and obligatory
Mandatory mask and social distancing

Knife skills! The #1 essential part to cooking’s pleasure (Hands-on)
Learn how to safely and professionally peel, dice, cut and chop all the important vegetables and fruit – (If you do not have a knife, one will be provided)
$10 AF members – $15 public

Class executed by yours, humbly, Chef Marc Dullin (Retired in Cuenca)
Afterward, we will enjoy a wonderful lunch together using the fruit of our labor with proper social distancing
To reserve your place, please register and prepay with Lore or Daniela only at the Alliance Française – No walk-in …

Attention: Alliance Française is no longer accepting cash payment (Credit card or bank transfer)
Banco del Austro # 0300164560 – RUC 0190117898001

Price includes a generous serving/tasting of the menu + free knife-sharpening (so please bring yours) and always … a glass of chilled Chardonnay
Class fills up quickly and space is very limited

Come and see why the Alliance Française’s cooking classes were voted
Best of Cuenca ~ GringoPost 2019 and 2020

(Spanish, English and French spoken)

January 30th – 9 AM – 1 PM, Tadeo Torres 1-92 Y Av. Solano


Tex – Mex, California burritos and more by chef Nathaly Vivas

Hi GringoPost community

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu

°Large Tex-Mex or California Burrito
Beef, chicken or veggie
* 4 large burritos x $24
* 8 large burritos x $48

°Small Tex-Mex or California burritos
Beef, chicken or veggie
* 6 small burritos x $18
* 12 small burritos x $36

°Beef, chicken or veggie chili (with Nachos, guacamole and tomatoes sauce)
1/2 pound $8
1 pound $15

° Black beans Beef, chicken or veggie Enchiladas
° 4 portions x $15

All with guacamole and Mexican Sauce

Everyday make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372 Instagram @nathalychef

Yummy New York cheesecakes, brownie, cookies, cakes, pies and more

Hi beautiful people, the best cheesecake is now in GringoPost!

°Medium Cheesecake $15 ( 6 or 8 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi

°Large Cheesecake $20 (12 or 14 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi.

4 x $8
6 x $12
12 x $22

Chocochips Cookies
6 x $5
12 x $10

Sweet Box $20
4 brownies, 4 cheesecake (strawberry, blackberry or blueberry), 6 chocochips cookies.

* Red velvet cake $20
* Guinness cake $20
* Mojito cake $20
* Carrot cake $18

Pies and Crumble
* Apple Crumble $12
* Fruit Crumble $12
* Apple Pie $15
* Lemon pie $15
* Fruit Pasión pie $15

Everyday make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Cheesecake and Crumble: 098 770 7372

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

New this week:

* Marinara Rice with Shrimps and fish 2 portions $10.

* Tortenilli or Ravioli filled with garlic shrimp 250grs package $5.

* Squash cream soup with Parmesan cheese and croutons 2 portions $8.


* 4 Cannelloni filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese 1-2 serving $5.

* Crepes filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese, 2 serving $5.

* Gnocchis 2 serving (Frozen they have to be boiled) $4.

* Pizza with red sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni or salami, sweet corn and mushrooms and black olives for 6-8 serving $10.


On sale, huge apartment in Cuenca – nice area – price negotiable

This is a good opportunity to invest. I bought this apartment 1 year ago and I’m living out of the country and, because I have an emergency, I need the money.

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
1 laundry room
1 balcony
1 garage
1 storage room

The apartment is 115 mts2 total, located in the 2nd floor, Includes stove – curtains – washer and dryer

24 hour security
Elevator building
Many stores around the area

Semi-furnished, $94,500, negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Edificio Alta Vista, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611414839

I am the owner, Andrea Orellana: 001 929 462 3744 Call after: 4 PM.

2 bedroom apartment, 1,519 sq. ft. at Ordoñez Lasso for $115,000

This second floor apartment is located in one of the top neighborhoods of the city. It´s accessed by 2 doors. Natural light everywhere.

Fifteen minute walk to downtown Cuenca, just a few steps from the Tomebamba River, banks, restaurants, ATMs, pharmacies, 3 blocks away from the tranvía (train station), walking distance to Supermaxi of Américas, Latino Hospital and much more.


1,519 sq. ft.
1 Large Dining Room
1 Formal Living Room
1 TV Family Room
1 Kitchen with small dining room space
Laundry area
1 master bedroom with closet space
1 guest bedroom/office with closet space
2 Full Bathrooms
1 Social Bathroom
Storage Room 133 sq. ft.
1 indoor parking


Security Cameras on each floor
Security Guard 24/7
Automatic Garage Doors
Cleaning People 24/7
2 Elevators
Steam Room
Green Spaces
Shared Meeting Space

Building Fee $104. It includes security guard and cleaning people service, water service.

Unfurnished, $115,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Ordoñez Lasso 555 y Los Cedros. Monte Carlo Building, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611448660

I am the owner, Daniela: 098 764 2429 Call after: 6 AM.

Furnished apartment for rent in Downtown, beautiful view of the City

Furnished apartment for rent in Downtown, Gran Colombia and Presidente Borrero; 2 bedrooms, 1full bathroom and a social bath, 2 blocks from Calderon Park, in front of the Tranvia. Rent includes HOA. Located on the 8th floor – top of the bldg. Elevator goes up to the 7th floor. Nice terrace with beautiful view of the city. Mercado 9 de Octubre is 1 block and a half away.

Furnished, $600, negotiable.

Address: Grand Colombia and Presidente Borrero, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611459880

I am a friend of the owner, Victor Ojeda: 098 731 3565 Call after: 7 AM.

Small apartment, great location, beautiful view

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, a living room, kitchen, dining room, a small balcony from which you can watch Tomebamba river and the mountains, beautiful garden.

The apartment is located in a safe residential neighborhood, (two blocks Museum del Arte). Five blocks walk to the historic center. Pets are allowed.
$280 per month including internet. Rent does not include water and electricity services.
Deposit: $280

Unfurnished, $280 not negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Mariscal Sucre 17-60 y Miguel Heredia, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611521530

I am the owner, Diana Espinoza: 098 388 8068 Call after: 9 AM

Apartment for rent, right in the Center

Comfortable and independent, 3-bedroom apartment for rent in the Historic Center of Cuenca, very close to museums, theaters, churches, restaurants, markets, supermarkets and shopping centers. Rooms may be rented individually or as a whole unit. Capacity 5 people.
We have strict security measures.

$18 room (guest capacity ranges between 2-3 people)
Price negotiable depending on the length of the stay.
Call Luzma at 099 295 8920

Furnished, $18. negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Manuel Vega 2-36 y Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1611538041

I am the owner, Luz: 099 295 8920. Call after: 8 AM.

Beautiful apartment with terrace in front of Tomebamba River, for rent

This beautiful apartment is adorable. You can hear the sounds of the river.

Perfect for you if you love the view of the beautiful Tomebamba River

Excellent neighborhood

Great location

It has

2 bedrooms
2 baths
Living room
Dining room
Nice kitchen
Laundry room

This building has no elevator

Only 3 blocks from Historic Center and near all shopping places, Supermaxi, Mercado, Banks, Parque la Madre, Hospital Monte Sinai, Clinica Santa Ines.

For more information write me in email or WhatsApp 093 905 5399 and tell me your requirements, so I can show you other wonderful properties: Suite with terrace, Apartments with terrace, house in Challuabamba, Gualaceo, Yunguilla for rent and sale.

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Unfurnished, $475, negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Calle 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1603658812

I am a real estate agent, Carla Encarnacion: 093 905 5399 Call after: 8 AM.

Very spacious apartment near Parque Calderon

A very large, spacious, very safe, and quiet apartment inside a bigger and traditional colonial style house in Cuenca and located in the City’s center (only two blocks away from the main plaza, Parque Calderon, and facing La Calle Bolivar, one of the main streets in the old part of town).

The apartment has three bedrooms (one fully furnished), 2.5 bathrooms, a large kitchen, and a spacious living and dining room. The dining and living room have three balconies that face Bolivar Street. The rooms can come either furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished. I invite you to visit it, because it has a lot of traditional character. The monthly rent is $500 + utilities fees. Appointments for viewing can be scheduled from 10:30 AM to noon and from 3 to 4:30 PM.

Please note that the apartment is located on the first floor, and there is no elevator available. negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Calle Bolivar, San Alfonso, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1610333412

I am the owner, Maria Ines: 099 654 3192 Call after: 9 AM.

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