Can I afford living well in Cuenca?

HI, I’m on a fixed income of $1600, I have 2 small dogs and hate to cook. My question to you guys is can I afford living in Cuenca with that money? I will like to have cable and cell phone service among other normal utilities. How much will insurance be? How much in vet and dog food? Is it good to buy a car or just use public transport?

Pamela v. Hubbell

La Guarida serves breakfast/brunch despite the strikes

We are happy to inform that La Guarida will be opening this week for breakfast. (Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 1 PM)

Our menú includes traditional dishes like tigrillo and bolón; however, we don’t forget about the early morning craves and we can serve you any type of eggs you desire with an awesome artisanal sausage and the best sourdough bread in town.

We are humbled to be called ‘a hidden gem’; however, we want you to get to know us.

Come join us for breakfast/brunch and don’t forget our Movie Nights and Special Events.

Info and reservations: 099 806 8071.

October 9th, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Practice languages for free

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Café de Ñucallacta (Otorongo) every Wednesday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. Don’t miss it. We’ll probably have board games and more.

October 9th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, free, Plazoleta Otorongo, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com +593 99 281 0047. Call after: 2 PM.

Gracias, Slow Brew Coffee Shop, more blueberry scones are on the way

Thanks to you, Slow Brew Coffee Shop sold out of Peruvian Blueberry Cream Scones on Tuesday. Have no fear, we are delivering more “fresh from the oven” scones at 10 AM Wednesday. Keep us busy Cuenca.

Why not have a great cup of coffee and a freshly baked Rough Knuckle Blueberry or Cinnamon Apple Scone made by Cuenca’s own award-winning barista, Diego Aravelo. The rain may be here for a while, but you can turn a grey day into a great day. Meet a friend, spend time with a good book, whatever you like.

Please remember every scone you buy enables the Cuenca Soup Kitchen to serve a hot lunch to a poor person in our community. Everybody wins.

Slow Brew Coffee Shop, Telicioso Tea Room hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM – 1 PM, 3 – 8 PM

Friday, Saturday, 9:30 AM – 11 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.

While supply lasts after 10 AM., Paseo Tres de Noviembre y Escalinatas Juana de Oro near the Police substation and Bici Publica.

Rough Knuckle Sconery

City: Cuenca

Mateo Salasar mover?

Has stopped being a mover? His email mate.salasar@outlook.com doesn’t work anymore …

Bob

Postponed – Democrats Abroad registration event

Important update: Because of the current situation in Ecuador and the difficulty in transportation, Democrats Abroad registration event this week has been postponed until further notice.

Stay tuned and we will be back up and registering voters as soon as we possibly can. Please spread the word.

Thursday, October 10th, Free, Cafe Nucallacta #2 Otorongo Plaza (next to the stairs), Cuenca.

Democrats Abroad Ecuador: info-ecuador@democratsabroad.org

The Kokopelli Moonlighters and taco nights in La Guarida

La Guarida is happy to present

The Kokopelli Moonlighters, performing live offbeat tunes and stories.

Featuring:

Lindy Diamond (vocals, banjo ukelele) 

Mike Wanner (guitar, bass, accordion, vocals)

Fernando García (fiddle, vocals)

Jeff Schinksy (percussion)

Invited artist, Ray Lewis.

La Guarida will also be serving tacos, tortilla soup, chili con carne and of course, uvilla, taxo and tropical fruits margaritas. You can’t miss this wonderful evening of music and Mexican food.

Wednesday, October 9th at 7 PM

Cover: $5

Info and reservations: 099 806 8071

* Doors open at 6 PM.

Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta.

October 9th, from 7 to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Needing movers later in the month from Cuenca to El Guabo

We are moving to El Guabo later in the month and are not having any luck requesting help from the movers.

We are in a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom house and need it all shifted.

Denis Cruickshank: deniscruickshank@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Come as you are ~ all are welcome; bring the kiddos

At Trinity Vineyard Church, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people. And, we have the most comfortable church chairs in all of Cuenca.

We come together to explore what God’s word really means and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.

At Trinity Vineyard, God is building a family friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace. We are a church for all people of Cuenca.

All are welcome ~ come as you are. Bring the kiddos. They will have fun in our children’s program or they are welcome to join us adult church.

Join us this Sunday morning as we continue our series on the book of James. This Sunday we will explore what James and his big brother Jesus say about being patient.

We meet at the Castle on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM. Come early for complementary coffee and pastries.

The Castle is located on the Tomebamba River in El Centro. There are two entrances, one on 3 de Noviembre (200 feet downriver from the Broken Bridge) and one on Bajada de Todos los Santos.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at http://www.trinitycuenca.com

October 13, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, The Castle, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards: weldon@trinitycuenca.com

Special guest artists at the Jazz Society Cafe

Thursday thru Saturday, October 9th—12th

Reservations:  jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

2nd floor (upstairs) of La Viña Italian Restaurant

5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca

Food and beverage service: 6:30 –- 10 PM

Live Jazz concerts: 7:30 — 10 PM

Rated #1 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

October at Esther’s beauty salon

18 months giving the best service to our distinguished clientele in Cuenca. Thanks for choosing us.

We are a professional team with 20 years of experience, Esther speaks fluent English for your comfort.

Our instruments are hermetically sterilized with UV. We have comfortable and separate areas to serve you. Come and pamper yourself.

October promo has the best manicure and pedicure get the second with 40% off. We recommend the visage, which is the best haircut to make you look younger. Also, our star treatment makes your hair look and feel silky, shiny and elastic.

Unisex services.

Color: We specialize in covering grey hairs, Hair Loss, and scalp diagnosis.

Waxing: Facial, arm pits, bikini area, and legs.

Semi-permanent eyebrows.

Massages with our physical therapist for muscle pain and relaxing massage with hot stones.

The best manicure and pedicure: nail cleaning and styling, exfoliation, hydration, hot towels, and perfect coloring with designs if you wish.

Acrylic nails

Gel permanent color

Gel nails.

We have facial treatments: exfoliation, steamer, cleansing, mask and hydration.

Visit our facebook page: Esther’s Beauty Salon, and thanks for your like.

Visit our website https://www.esthersbeautysalonec.com/

We have gifts certificates.

For your comfort we also have house calls also.

Calle Larga 9-46 y Benigno Malo. Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 4 PM

Esther Zamora: mariesza123@icloud.com

KitchenAid mixer and gas tank wanted

I am in the market for a KitchenAid mixer/attachments and any color gas tank. If you have those items that you don’t use and would like to get rid of them let me know please.

Thanks,

Best regards

Emily: emilymfunniest@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Need dog trainer

I acquired a dog from someone leaving the country that obviously has some behavioral issues. He needs to be accessed to see if these can be “fixed”. Has anyone had a good experience with using a trainer here?

Debbie: story.debbie@outlook.com .

City: Cuenca

Concrete repair

Need someone well experienced with good references for repair in front of man gate and garage. Do you do this or know someone who does, for a bid on such work? Must speak English.

Jason: 099 086 2839. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

HM Coleccion Boutique Hostal

Good morning everyone, we are HM Coleccion. We are new here on GringoPost but not for long. Let me introduce you to this wonderful hostal:

HM Coleccion Boutique Hostal is new here in Cuenca. It is for every person that needs a fresh relaxing place to stay. We have 9 rooms with free wifi, cable TV and most importantly hot water 24/7, we also offer breakfast, tours, and offer parking spaces next door to us. There is 24-hour security and concierge daily in this hostal and cleanness is priority here as well as our guests being always well attended.

The owners are Expats, Jhon and Sharon from New Zealand and Australia, they have renovated this into an amazing place with North American standard private bathrooms and a 360-degree view rooftop terrace. Fun fact: This building in the late 1800s was a gateway into the city where the people had to pay a tax to pass by. We are still having our normal schedule, no changes have been made because of the strike, we are here every hour of the day.

Hermano Miguel 4-79, Cuenca

HM Coleccion: reservations@cuencavacationrental.com 07 282 7827

Facilitator / transportation

Are you looking for an experienced, trusted facilitator to help you with translation or figuring out how to get things done? Daniel Mocha is the person you can rely on.

I can help you with:

– English/Spanish translation

– Personal transportation 

– Vehicle registration and inspection

– Internet and telephone contracts

– Errands and more

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced. I will be reliably on time, and am a safe driver who won’t cause you anxiety.

Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Cuenca.

Daniel Mocha: danielmocham@gmail.com 098 176 7735

Car registration (matricula)

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Cuenca.

Daniel Mocha: danielmocham@gmail.com 098 176 7735

Can I help you?

– For translations

– To buy things

– For walk dogs

If you need help to realize any of this activities, you can contact me. I will help you. I have a B2 level in English. I have been prepared in so many institutions of the same language.

Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo 7- 85. November 3rd, from 2 to 3 PM

Daniela Izquierdo: danizquierdo05@gmail.com 099 560 7434

Amanda Salazar, manicure

I am American/Ecuadorian and I lived 10 years in the US. I speak perfect English, and can give you acrylic or gel nails, manicure and pedicure like you had back in the US.

Primero de Mayo 3- 27 and Carlos V. Monday thru Friday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:30 – 7 PM. Saturday 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

Amanda Salazar:  +593 98 647 0166

Tickets For ACT’s production of “Mornings At Seven”

The A.C.T. production of “Morning’s at Seven” is underway and ready for opening night on Friday, October 11.

Do not hesitate to get tickets.  This show will be fun to get away from the trials and tribulations of the past few days

IF……IF…… there is no taxi transportation on the days of the show, and you have purchased your ticket, we will change our normal procedures to the following:

1)  you may contact us for a refund by bringing your ticket to the theater on a specified day and time

2)  ask for a rain check to use your ticket on another day as long as there is space available

If you are hesitant to purchase a ticket, you may show up at the theater to purchase your ticket as long as there is space available.

Don’t miss this show. 

Azuay Community Theater presents 

“Morning’s at Seven” by Paul Osborn, a staged/memorized production

directed by Paula Bailey

The Tony Award winning play, “Morning’s at Seven” is the funny, deeply poignant story of the four ageing Gibbs sisters and their quirky families in a small Midwestern town in the 1930s. The four sisters’ lives are turned upside down when one sister’s son brings his fiancée home to meet his eccentric family for the first time. 

Cast: Charlean Born, Teresa Drake, Cody Hamilton, Joy Broomfield, Lovey Hendon, Ray Lewis, Kenny Riemer, Markku Sario, Bob Fry

Show dates  October 11 at 7 PM and October 12, 13, 19, 20 at 4 PM.

Tickets $15, cash or Paypal, available beginning September 23 at the following:

Common Grounds, Trivia from 5:30 – 7 PM

Tuesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8

A.C.T. Theater from 2-3 PM

Wednesdays, Sept 25, Oct 2, 9

Sunrise Cafe from 10 AM – noon

Thursdays, Sept 26, Oct 3, 10

IdiomArt  from 10 AM – 3 PM

Mondays through Fridays beginning Sept.23

Sabatino’s Feria from 9 AM – 2 PM

Saturday, October 5

For help to arrange Paypal or questions about ticket sales, contact Marilyn at r.m.appel65@gmail.com or 099 138 9130

Azuay Community Theater is Located on Ordonez Laso, next to Hotel Oro Verde-

Ray Lewis: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

MonoLab

MonoLab is a full-service sound studio capable of recording, mixing, mastering and producing music and video soundtracks. Acoustic consultation is also available. Its owner/operator is Patrick Donicht, who has over 40 years of experience as an engineer including work with Michael Shreve of Santana, Gordon Raphael of The Strokes and local artists Leo Espinoza of Letelefono and classical guitarist Dario Torres.

Address: Calle Viena s/n y Panamericana Norte, Machangara, Cuenca.

Paul Anthony: sardonicht@gmail.com 07 247 7287

Luvimar always carrying the good stuff

What delicious items do we have in our store for you?

– Walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, pistachios and dried cranberries.

– Aged cheeses like fontina, emmental, gruyere, parmesan, gouda, pesto, blue, brie, caprino, goat feta and smoked provolone.

– Cured meats (Only Milano style salami for now).

Export quality seafood:

– Peeled and de-veined shrimp in different sizes. Fresh frozen with IQF technology (Individually Quick Frozen).

– Premium Peruvian scallops.

– Salmon in portions.

– Wild caught, semi-IQF whole prawns in different sizes.

– IQF Tilapia fillets. This Tilapia doesn’t taste earthy, neither has musty odor. It’s raised in a controlled environment with the use of probiotics and absolutely no antibiotics.

– Breaded and pre-cooked fish nuggets.

– Shrimp burger patties.

Also:

– Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish).

– Delivery available.

– We accept international credit cards at the store.

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85 & Roberto Crespo Toral (Half a block from the Rione Hotel, 2 houses to the left of Distribuidora Cosecha 93, yellow house with big yellow garage door). Mon to Fri 9 AM – 1 PM / 2 PM – 6 PM. Sat 9 AM – 3 PM (except holidays)

Luis from Luvimar: luvimar.ec@gmail.com 07 281 4249 / 099 439 6619 Facebook and Instagram: luvimar.ec

Alejandra´s Massage/LED facial promo – in home

Alejandra has the perfect solution for the dry, stiffness you are feeling.

Try a 60-minute, relaxing, full body massage including deep hydration with caviar serum and matrixyL3000 plus complete facial including LED mask treatment. All for just $50, saving you $15.

Search FB for @perfectskinspaec or visit perfectskinspa (dot) com for detailed menu of these services*:

Facial hydration – anti-aging and lifting – facial renovation – body and facial depigmentation – acne control – lymphatic drainage before and after surgery – waxing with facial and body wax – permanent eyelash curling – Dermapen wrinkle-reduction

Fully licensed cosmetologist with her own treatment table treating you in the comfort of your own home.

Many published recommendations.

* Ladies only.

Your home – Cuenca. Monday – Friday by appointment

Alejandra: perfect.skin.spaam@gmail.com Whatsapp/Text/ 099 101 5477

Recommendation for Cristina Flores Ortiz, Spanish teacher

Cristina has reinvented Spanish instruction. Instead of toiling over grammar texts in a classroom, you visit fun and interesting places here in Cuenca. With the city for a classroom, you have a context for every lesson. Museums, artesan and artist workshops, galleries, historic buildings, parks and plazas, cafes and restaurants, parades, fairs and celebrations all are learning opportunities. So are musical events, songs and movies. Learn by doing, and discover another, deeper layer of the city you are here to enjoy. For over a year Cristina has been opening the door for me to the city, its culture and its people. It takes work to learn a language, but with Walking Spanish Lessons you don’t have to wait to enjoy the experience – it’s a pleasure every day.

Address: Remigio Romero 5-55 y Remigio Tamariz (Edificio Amazonas)

Contact information: walkingspanish@gmail.com 099 153 8363

Recommended by Paul Anthony: 247 7287

Recommendation for Paradise Indian Restaurant

I recently ate at Paradise Indian restaurant and it was fabulous. I was in Southern India last April and the food from Paradise is absolutely authentic. In fact, there was no meal over the course of two weeks in India that was better than Paradise. Chef Abin is a master and host Chinnu is simply charming. Food can be made with or without heat, so if you want some delicious Indian food or to try something new, I highly recommend Paradise Indian Restaurant.

Address: Av. Fredrico Malo 1-160 y Tadeo Torres(Parque de la Madre), Cuenca EC

Contact information:  098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389

Recommended by Patrick Donicht:  tombien666@gmail.com

Recommendation for Vegetable Bar v. 2, restaurant

Does everyone know where to find the Vegetable Bar since the move? It is still great! We were there this week and were happy to find the same menu (plus new things) – the best salad menu in Cuenca imo. Vegetable Bar is now at the corner of Los Cedros and Ordoñez Lasso, opposite Cruz Azul, in a tall brick building. As before, it has tables with a good view of life passing by.

Address: Avenida Ordoñez Lasso and Los Cedros

Contact information:  098 935 8169

Recommended by Lucy Hancock:  lohancock@aol.com

Recommendation for Ebita Joseph, apartment/house cleaning

Ebita Joseph is a wonderful house cleaner. She pays attention to the details and doesn’t stop until she is satisfied. Her sweet attitude is a pleasure to be around. It is our pleasure to recommend her to you. You won’t be disappointed, send her a text message.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: ebitajoseph777@gmail.com 096 291 9622

Recommended by Freda Keller:  brikel7@outlook.com

Recommendation for Rob Lumpkin, reflexology

I recommend Rob´s Reflexology therapy. The experience is excellent. One has to experience it for themselves in order to believe. The sensation during the treatment is amazing. He warned me that I would fall asleep and in the middle of the session I felt drowsy, sleepy and wanted to give in sooo bad. He targeted the areas in which I was experiencing pain. Now I’m more relaxed.

I told him that I usually go to the gym and said that reflexology compliments me perfectly and will help with endurance, which is true because after his appointment, I came home and worked out a little bit. Rob, thank you sooo much. You are an amazing man. So thankful to have met you.

Address: Edificio Sol Del Sur, Nicanor Aguilar 2-75 y Roberto Crespo, Cuenca Timbre 401

Contact information: rlumpjr@hotmail.com +1 954 873 5272

Recommended by Ender Arias:  enderarias1993@gmail.com

Recommendation for Paradise Indian Restaurant

My husband and I are visiting from the States and were so happy to find this gem of an Indian restaurant . The food is tasty, fresh and authentic and the service given by Chinnu very kind and personalized.

Address: Av. Federico Malo 1-160 y Tasso Torres, across from Parque de la Madre.

Contact information:  099 528 6389

Recommended by Mitchell Ana: 860 508 0035 anaandrob@sbcglobal.net

Recommendation for Duane Connell, D.C., chiropractor

I have received treatment from Doctor Connell regularly for the past nine months. These treatments initially realigned my skeletal structure and have since maintained it. Throughout the process Dr. Connell has demonstrated great attention, knowledge, experience and professionalism. The results have been excellent, and I recommend his care without reservation. Thank you, Doctor.

Address: Edificio Amazonas (first floor), Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso

Contact information: cuencachiropractor@gmail.com 099 114 6684

Recommended by Paul Anthony: 247 7287 paulanthonyonce@gmail.com

Recommendation for Roosvelt Rojas, massage therapist

I have had about twenty treatments from Doctor Rojas over the past nine months. The cumulative effect has been a marked improvement in my overall well-being and a substantial reduction in the symptoms of my neuropathy. Throughout the course of treatment, he has displayed great professionalism, a wholistic attitude and an extremely personable and sympathetic demeanor. Doctor Rojas treats the whole person. I never left his office without feeling significantly better. Thank you, Dr. Rojas.

P.S. Jessenia, the office secretary, is super-nice.

Address: Edificio Amazonas (first floor), Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso

Contact information: kimyar20@gmail.com 099 927 8767

Recommended by Paul Anthony: 247 7287

Helping families with autism and other disabilities in Ecuador

In Ecuador, many families live with the sad reality of having a family member with a disability. Autism (and other disabilities) is a terrible problem when there is little to no support from the government.

There are great programs, providing support, for people with disabilities, in the United States. One, in particular, is called ¨Lambs Farm”. We are looking to use this a model for a countrywide project in Ecuador. This will entail acquiring land, creating a therapeutic farm, building an educational center and clinic. This will provide support for children with disabilities and their families. It will provide information to the government. This is all part of an attempt to heighten the awareness about the urgent need for support.

On February 15, in the beautiful Hotel Inca Real, we are having a Valentine’s Day Weekend Gala. It will be a formal event – Gourmet food and some of the best music in Ecuador. Charity with rhythm.

We have created this event with the solidarity of many other charities in Cuenca. These charities will also benefit from the ticket sales. Tickets are $75 and are selling nicely. You can purchase your tickets from us or from your favorite charity. We are inviting guests from all over the country and from other countries.

This will, also boost tourism in Cuenca. Cuenca is the perfect place to be with your sweetheart.

Please feel free to share this post.

Thank you,

February 15th, 2020, Calle, General Torres 8-40, Cuenca 010101 – Hotel Inca Real

Ned Meisner: Nedmeisner@meisnerfinancial.com 093 998 4769

Baking Anis Coffee and gourmet shop

We offer breakfasts, frozen ready food, coffee, desserts, variety in vinegars, oils, condiments, wine, smoked cheese, olives, smoked salt, pink Himalayan salt, sea salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, seasonings, dressings, almonds , nuts, blueberries and many other products. We will wait for you.

Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 7 PM, Av. Remigio Crespo y Calle Cañar,

Annya Larreal: anisbakingshop@gmail.com 098 336 9968 @baking_anis

Telicioso Tea Room and apple cinnamon cream scones equal a great day

Rough Knuckle Sconery is introducing a new apple cinnamon cream scone and Telicioso Tea Room will be the first to carry it.

Both Slow Brew Coffee Shop and Telicioso Tea Room are open. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by and enjoy a fresh out of the oven Peruvian Blueberry Cream Scone or the Apple Cinnamon Cream Scone and a coffee or tea made by arguably the best barista in town, Diego Arevelo, while at the time supporting our monthly donation to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen. Everybody wins.

Our total donation stands at $881 through September and is equivalent to approximately 947 meals.

Slow Brew Coffee Shop, Telicioso Tea Room hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 AM – 1 PM, 3 – 8 PM

Friday, Saturday, 9:30 AM – 11 PM

Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.

While supply lasts after 10 AM., Paseo Tres de Noviembre y Escalinatas Juana de Oro near the Police substation and Bici Publica.

Rough Knuckle Sconery:

Sunrise Cafe news

This Wednesday Sunrise Cafe feels very sorry that we have to close for the day. Because of the inconveniences happening lately, it is hard to get some products we need to provide good service for the community. So, we have to cancel the Mongolian grill that we had planned for tomorrow night. We should be back on Thursday for Steak and Eggs. Again, our apologies. We will see u soon.

October 9th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Frank: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Delicious easy pizzas, easy lasagnas for sale

Try your best option in lasagna and pizza. Pequeña Venecia. (With pics)

Truly Italian flavor. Best ingredients.

Easy precooked frozen pizza: just for baking. 26 cm. 2 types available: bacon or meat. $5.50.

Easy precooked frozen lasagna: just for baking. 1 pound. Sauce, meat, pasta and mozzarella cheese. $4.50.

Promo: buy 3 products and get 1 dessert for free.

Delivery extra $ or you can pick your order up in Remigio Crespo avenue next to la Pista de Bicicros.

WhatsApp 098 649 0310

Mary: mavimop@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

The Good Life Cafe (formerly known as the Vegetable Bar)

Update: We have had our new logo designed and it is amazing. 

The Good Life Cafe is a restaurant with a purpose. Not only do we want to serve amazing food, coffee and deserts, we want to offer healthy alternatives, vegetarian meals and Keto-diet options. We are working diligently on the new menu which will be mostly new but include some of the favorites from The Vegetable Bar. We have spent the last 45 days find the best of the best and we will continue to sweat the details. If you haven’t stopped in for a meal, you are missing out – we are told that are food is outstanding and the number of regular customers we have established in a short period of time is a testament to the hard work we’ve done (and will continue to do) to provide a completely enjoyable dining experience. Come by and see for yourself. We are located on Ordonez Lasso and Ave. Los Cedros in the Los Cedros edificio next to Mundo Digital and across the street from Produbanco.

Tuesday is Big Fat Burrito Day – If you are a burrito lover like I am you don’t want to miss this – we have a burrito for everyone – see below:

Vegetarian Burrito – $4.95

Zucchini, Tomato, Spinach, Black Beans, Corn, Rice, Peppers (red & green), onions and cheese

Served with locally made gourmet potato chips or house salad

Add Guacamole for $.50 extra

Chicken Burrito – $5.95

Seasoned Chicken, Black Beans, Corn, Peppers (red & green), onions and cheese

Served with locally made gourmet potato chips or house salad

Add Guacamole for $.50 extra

Seasoned Ground Beef Burrito – $5.95

Seasoned Ground Beef, Black Beans, Corn, Peppers (red & green), onions and cheese

Served with locally made gourmet potato chips or house salad

Add Guacamole for $.50 extra

For those of you that enjoy my humorous writings, I will resume shortly. My brain is fried from all that has to be done to change the name of the business. Change the name they said…it will be fun they said. What they didn’t say was how much work is involved. A new name requires a new logo, website, blah, blah, blah. Trust me when I say I am excited about the possibilities the new name brings but I am exhausted by the mere thought of everything that needs to be done. Some things that we are going to be doing:

1. New Website with menu and the ability to order food online and have it delivered.

2. An app that does the same thing but resides on your smart phone

3. A Good Life Weekly Pod Cast produced from the Good Life Cafe and featuring a different regular customer or vendor or interesting person.

4. Online video cooking classes for those that want to know the secrets of our “Top Chef”

5. Positive, Upbeat stories on our website that will make you smile

6. Fun events

7. A Good Life VIP Club that includes all sorts of benefits

8. Custom flavored coffee for those that miss your hazelnut, French vanilla and other flavored coffees.

9. Dinners with Guest Chefs

10. Gourmet Tours

11. and Much, much more

These are just a few things we have in store for our customers at The Good Life Cafe.

Currently, we are open from Mon – Sat, 9 AM – 3 PM and Sun. for Brunch from 9 AM to 1 PM.

October 8, 2019, Ordonez Lasso y Los Cedros 5-58

Dave:  098 280 6184

Las Pulgas del Tomebamba – pop rock

American and Latin pop rock at Hostal Santa Canela. Friday, October 11th.

Happy hour 4 to 8 PM…dinner 5 – 7 PM

$2 cover at the door

Friday, October 11, music starts at 7:30 PM, Hostal Santa Canels, Calle Larga 3-82

David Kirkwood: ddk426@streetlightproductions.net  097 998 1179

10 Hands at Santorino’s/lllescas art Gallery

Join 10 Hands at Santorino’s and Miguel Illescas art gallery on Friday October 11th for a night of great dance, tunes with genres of rock, reggae, and funk.

The music starts at 7 PM till later.

There Is a $7 cover charg. Come early and enjoy a meal and drinks specials. Doors open at 6 PM. We hope to see you all there.

Santorino’s is located at Calle Larga 1-209 and Miguel Ángel Estrella.

Friday, 11th from 6 to 10 PM, Calle Larga 1-209 and Miguel Ángel Estrella

Santorino: edgarmontaleza09@hotmail.com

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