Saturday Fun Day movie, October 19th

Cuenca Car Share and your Cuenca English Lions Club have teamed up again to bring you another Saturday Fun Day movie; the first class motion picture, Ad Astra.

This futuristic film starring Brad Pitt has gotten rave reviews from critics, and some say it may be his finest performance to date. Don’t miss the chance to see this exceptional motion picture which will be presented in English at the Multicines in the Batan Shopping Center in Cuenca on October 19th. The doors will open at 10 AM, with the show starting at 10:30.

Ticket prices are $6 for cash purchases and $6.50 for credit card purchases. Credit card purchases may be made online at:, and the cash purchase of tickets may be made by contacting any Cuenca English Lions Club member, or at Sunrise Café from 10 AM to noon on Tuesday, October 15th.

Please note: net proceeds from this movie will be used to fund the Cuenca English Lions Club projects for those less fortunate in Cuenca, especially in the fields of: Diabetes, Education, Hunger and Vision. All ticket sale donations are final and without refund, and your ticket will serve as your receipt.

For further information, please contact Emilio Morocho of Cuenca Car Share at, or the Lions Club at

Cuenca Expat Magazine is a proud sponsor of the Saturday Fun Day movie

October 19th, from 10 AM to 1 PM, $6, Batan Shopping Center, Cuenca.

Frank Grillo:

Worship service

Centro Familiar Cristiano invites you to worship with us this Sunday at 10:15 AM. We are your people Lord.

Children have their own special celebration too, bring them. (from two to eleven years.)

We are located on Gran Colombia and Octavio Cordero (corner) (4 blocks past San Sebastian Park). There will be simultaneous English interpretation.

(Buses #100, #22, #16 serve the nearby area).

October 13th, from 10:15 AM, Free Event, Gran Colombia and Octavio Cordero (corner) (4 blocks past San Sebastian Park), Cuenca.


English Services – Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bus stop (just outside meetinghouse) is on the west side of Solano between Remigio Tamariz and Remigio Crespo. Buses 5, 12, 15, 16, 22, 24, 26.

Every Sunday at 11:30 AM, free, Av. Fray Vicente Solano y Remigio Tamariz, Cuenca.


Helping families with autism 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 as 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, 2010, $75, Hotel Inca Real – General Torres 8-40 between Sucre and Bolivar, Cuenca.

Ned Meisner: 093 998 4769. Call after: 9 AM.

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

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

Weldon Edwards:

Common Grounds Bazaar

Common Grounds Sports Bar is sponsoring a Shopping Bazaar featuring Cuencano and expat artisans on Saturday October 12th, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Artisans interested in participating contact us at

The fee to participate is $10 for the day. Each vendor will be provided with one table and 2 chairs.

Note: Vendors must pay ahead the fee for their participation. (latest Friday the 11th)

Our artisans for Saturday:

Veronica Ricaurte

Daniel Aguilera


Carmen Loja – Amaranto

Nantu Lab – Cosmetica

Double D’s Delights

Mikael – Licores Artesanales


Pedro B – Blueberries

Felix- Bacon

Balbina e Ines – handmade clothing and krafts

Monica – accesories

Cecilia – Quesos Maduros

Merci – Huertos Jesmer

Marina – El Jazmin

Hugo Regalado – Queso de cabra

Linda Chase

Pat – Tshirts

Roubet Ramirez – Pan artesanal

Pei – dumplings

Thank you for your support

Common Grounds is located on Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, near the intersection of Gran Colombia and Unidad National.

Admission is free to shoppers. Any questions please contact us

Saturday October 12th, 2019, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.


Looking for a job

I am a middle-aged Indian with Restaurant in experience seeking a job as a chef assistant .Also have experience in home care, pet sitting or any other handy job.

George: O98 638 4129. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Van / SUV/ transportation services with English speaking driver

Van / SUV/ private transportation services with English speaking driver, Nestor Reinoso.

Greetings Expat-Community, tourists, tour companies and everyone:

I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador, as well as some parts of Peru and Columbia. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)

– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)

– Day trips (the outskirts of Cuenca)

– Sightseeing (throughout the whole country)

– Tours (throughout the whole country)

– Taking you to other towns

– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)

– Running any type of errands needed

– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7

Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/ recommendations/ drivers/ Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.


Nestor Reinoso: Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444

Looking for the right TV?

Greetings Dear Expat-community and everyone else,

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best price in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Seeking gastroenterologist recommendation to treat ulcerative colitis


I am looking for an MD here in Cuenca to treat ulcerative colitis. If s/he speaks English that’s great, but I’m more than willing to bring an interpreter so I can see a good doctor. So, what I’m really looking for is a great gastroenterologist who is familiar with treating ulcerative colitis.

If you have a suggestion for a medication which you are using to treat the same condition, and which you have been able to find locally, I would appreciate hearing that information as well.

Thank you for any information you can share.



City: Cuenca

Looking for a Job

I am an Indian male middle-aged looking for a handy job to maintain myself. I am a marketing professional, but have done home care, pet care or kitchen help as i have restaurant experience. If you find me suitable please email me.

Jacob: 099 878 8309. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Salinas

Cuenca ICC celebrates living with gratitude

Being grateful is the current theme at ICC and we invite all who are seeking a closer walk with God to visit and celebrate the truth of this important part of the Gospel with us. Guest Speaker, Janet Crumly will bring the message and Jean McCord will lead the service. Come have fellowship with us this Sunday, we will be waiting for you.

Nicanor Aguilar y Solano Avenue. October 13 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Nancy Thornton

Mónica Gonzaga, facilitator services

Monica Gonzaga can help you in any case of visas. Hard cases, bad cases. More than 1350 Visas given by Monica Gonzaga Facilitator, all successfully approved without any problem.

Permanent Visas

Did you know that from the 21st month you can enter your application for the permanent visa?

Do not waste time, begins again to be saturated the dating system start early your process, Call me now, I’m assure you easy and fast way to get your permanent visa.

Temporal Visas: you can contact me from any part of the world you are and I can start working on your residency Visa for Ecuador Now (is the best way you are assure that you have everything you need before you come here, than later you are in Ecuador you find out that you mis a document ),Many clients has done this and have not worries at all when is time to set your new life in Ecuador contact me I can help you with all.

Visas and Other services we have:

*Temporary (Tourist) Visas and Extensions, Special Visas

*Temporary Residency Visas for Any Category (Pensioner, Investor, Professional, Work, Student etc.)

*Permanent Residency (After Two-Year Temp. Residency we can file your application when you are on your 21st month)

*Ecuadorian Police record (easy and fast)


*Cédula Acquisition and Changes

*CD Renovations

*Visa Transfer (I suggest that only for the Permanent Visa, the temporary one does not need to worry, it will change to a new Visa soon, so it is better to wait and the permanent Visa ,and it will already be in your new passport.

*Passport renovations USA and other countries.

*Driver Licenses

*Car Register (Matricula)

*Power Attorney (POA) * Sworn statement

* Last Will, Translation Notarization, not need a Lawyer do not waste your money or your time with them.

*Do not waste your time and money with inexperienced. Let Monica handle all your cases. Hard cases, easy cases there is not a difference for the experienced.

Gran Colombia 15-71 y Miguel Velez.

Monica Gonzaga: 098 384 1691

Ana Luisa Spanish classes, last session of this year. October 21st

Join us for our last session of this year which begins on Monday, October 21st.

What do you need to learn Spanish?

• Motivation (to keep going)

• Focus (to be effective)

• Time (for everything to sink in)

Language is best taught when it is being used to transmit messages.

The activities in class have these elements: comprehension, interest and involvement, and meaningful repetition.

Our goal with the oral approach method is to involve our students and others who are learning Spanish in experiences that provide the opportunity to know more about the daily lives of people, share and talk with them, and learn about the culture through classes in group, lectures and students’ trips.

For those who have never taken a class with us…why not give it a try? It doesn’t hurt.

Classes start on October 21st for all levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each class includes 18 hours of instruction over a 6-week period and meets twice per week for 1.5 hours. In addition, each class includes a 2-hour Cultural Lecture. Cost is $100. Classes will meet at Mora´s Café, Honorato Loyola 1-152 y Agustin Cueva.

To see the map:

To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.

To sign up please contact by e-mail

To learn more, visit our Facebook Page.

Honorato Loyola 1-152 y Agustín Cueva..

Ana Luisa Alvarracín: 099 835 8680

I’m offering…

I’m offering my services for:

– Translating

– Helping people with IESS, banking, services (phone, Internet, TV, etc.) contracts

– Teach Spanish, math or physics

– Cooking

– Cleaning houses or garages

– Walking and caring for pets

– Doing marketing and some other services for expats

I have been working helping expats for around 6 months, I have a couple of recommendations by people that I usually help

Juan Jaramillo y Benigno Malo. Since today

Gregory Blanco:  098 358 0288

Update on ACT production of “Mornings at Seven”

Azuay Community Theater presents 

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

directed by Paula Bailey. 

Our shows for Oct 11,12, 13 are cancelled, but we have added more.  If you have tickets for this weekend, contact Marilyn for refund/reschedule/rain check. 

Show dates and ticket sales below, pending safe transportation.

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 18 at 7 PM and October 19, 20, 26, 27 at 4 PM.

Tickets $15, cash or Paypal, available at the following:– 

This Saturday, Oct 12 at Common Grounds feria, 10 – 3

Tuesdays  Oct 15, 22  Common Grounds, Trivia for 5:30 – 7 PM

Wednesdays, Oct 16, 23   A.C.T. Theater from 2-3 PM, Ordonez Laso

Thursdays,  Oct 17, 24  Sunrise Cafe from 10 AM – noon

Mondays through Fridays  IdiomArt  from 10 AM – 3 PM

For help to arrange Paypal or questions about ticket sales, contact Marilyn at or 099 138 9130

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


Ray Lewis

Personal trainer

There are no limits to have a healthy life, we offer you functional training for your personal needs, you would:

-Build muscle

-increase your strength

-improve your endurance

-live more healthy

Also offering specialized routines for the elderly.  First class for free. Results guaranteed

Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia. Monday to Friday from 7 to 11 AM.

Carlos: 096 292 7668


Hello Everyone, I´m Daniel. I´m an architect with years of experience here in Cuenca and other places. I offer my services to help you with the design of properties, redesign and space renovations in and out of town. Also I could help with documentation and permitting. I have the duty and responsibility of overseeing the project from beginning to end. I work only with responsible and honest professionals in areas as engineering and law and the best kind of materials.

Address: Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Daniel Duran, 098 790 5065 / 098 650 8178

Looking to eat something delicious?

El Jeque is a small Lebanese restaurant, specializing in shawarmas. Come and enjoy our traditional meat, chicken or mixed shawarmas, or if you want to try a different shawarma, you can order the shawarma Cesar, our shawarma Philadelphia or the shawarma Buffalo with a spicy twist that you will love.

We also have kafta, and chicken dishes, all served with homemade pita bread, tabule and our delicious hummus.

For hamburger lovers we also have a great variety. Try our BBQ burger, El Jeque burger, or our bacon cheese burger.

Try our new chicken sandwiches, a filleted chicken breast in a burger bun that you will love.

We have delivery for Glovo and Uber eats App.

We are located at Calle Los Alamos # 343, and Calle Arrayan, 100 meters from the Lasso Ordoñez. We are waiting for you. Every day, from noon, until 10 at night

Rod Seekatz:  098 436 7127

Saraguro full-day Journey

Saraguro Sunday Journey

Sunday, Oct 20th, 2019

8 AM to 6 PM

Come with us to the province of Loja and spend an incredible day visiting a few communities in Saraguro. We will be able to spend the entire day with our local guide as she shares with us her traditions and her culture.

Sunday is when Saraguro communities are more present in the center of town…

Also we will meet Don Francisco as he shows us how he crafts the typical Sargureño hat or sombrero.

We will meet Mama Michi as she opens the door of her huerto/garden sharing with us her knowledge of our Ancestral medicinal plants.

To highlight this journey we will have the opportunity for those who like to participate in a cleansing/rejuvenating ceremony.

Hope you can join on this Incredible Saraguro Journey.

Also for December we will have a 2 nights / 3 days Capac Raymi Festival Celebration

Inquire for info and make your reservation. Space is limited to 12 people. Last minute spaces available.

Info: email:

Luis Cordero 5-65 (Hotel Vieja Mansion). Sunday October 20th, from 7 AM to 6 PM

Martin Avila: 099 524 6166

Blue Box insurance broker

Blue Box insurance broker is a company committed to long-term success and to keeping our customers’ needs at the center of our business. This can only happen at a firm with clear determination and consistent, focused effort.

For Blue Box Asesores the most important element of our jobs is to connect better with our customers. We do that every day in the way we focus on communicating with you. We want every communication to be perfectly clear.

Ultimately, we are a reflection of our daily work, each of us, and of each time we give you better service.

We listen to you until we know what you want and advise you until you have made the best decision for you.

Our service is with the best companies, and include:

Car Insurance

Health Insurance

Renters and Homeowners insurance

Travel insurance and more

If you are retired, relax and enjoy your golden years. We will help you cover all of your risks in one visit. We are right here in Cuenca on Av. Ordonez Lasso, Edificio Monte Carlo 001 – and we speak English.

Have a wonderful (risk-free) day.

Av. Ordoñez Lasso 5-55 y Los Cedros – Monte Carlo Building – office 001.

Carlos Alberto Ramírez Velásquez: 098 246 5168

2 day Ikat weaving workshop

Ikat weaving workshop

Hope you can join us in this workshop

Don Jose Jimenez, his wife Doña Anita and their children who are keeping this ancestral weaving technique alive in San Pedro de los Olivos via Gualaceo would like to welcome you to participate in this unique 2-day workshop, we will learn the entire process of the elaboration of the Makanas using the Ikat tie-dying technique.

Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th

from 9 AM to 4:30 PM on both days.

Includes: Workshop, transportation, guide, snack and drink plus lunch which will be with the Jimenez family at their home/workshop.

Hope you can join us. Please make your reservation spaces are limited (12 people). Last minute spaces available…

Have a great weekend.

Info email:

Luis Cordero 5-65 (Hotel Vieja Mansion). Friday October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM

Martin Avila:  099 524 6166

Need to go to Guayaquil next week?

I need to go to Guayaquil’s airport. With Ecuador’s situation flying from Cuenca to Guayaquil got too expensive – over $300 dollars – crazy. So I found an experienced driver. We are leaving next Tuesday at 2 AM because of the roads being open at that time. There are three more spots open, each at value of $40. Let me know if you are interested and need to go.

Cuenca. Tuesday October 15th at 2 AM

Manny:  095 899 6018

Orchid Farm, full day visit

EcuaGenera Orchid Farm

EcuaGenera Orquideario, a family company specializing in the production and conservation of orchid species, tropical plants and hybrids.

Come discover the amazing diversity of Orchids in Ecuador. Let’s spend an incredible day and indulge ourselves with natures rejuvenating energy. Give yourself a relaxing day with the Pachmama and learn about our Orquideas.

We have scheduled a special visit of EcuaGenera in Gualaceo. It is the largest Orchid farm here in Ecuador. The Portilla family have dedicated their entire life to the conservation of our orchid species in Ecuador.

Normally when groups visit this place you only visit one greenhouse.

On our full-day orchid Journey we will have the opportunity of being guided by a biologist from the Orchid farm and we will visit 5 greenhouses, plus we will be having lunch there at the Orchid Farm, which will allow us to spend more time to appreciating the over than 4,000 species of orchids.

Includes: transportation, guide (I will be the group’s guide), biologist guide at EcuaGenera, entrance fees to the Orchid Farm, and lunch. (If you decide to join us I will let you know the option we have for the menu at Lunch).

Have a great weekend,

Info email:

Luis Cordero 5-65 (Hotel Vieja Mansion). Thursday Oct 17th from 9 AM to 4 PM approx

Martin Avila:  099 524 6166

Nathaly Vivas, professional chef at home

Hi Everyone, My name is Nathaly Vivas. I am a chef. I offer you my chef services at home.

My services consist of:

* I design your menu with American/Asian/Mediterranean/European/Latin American food or what you want to eat.

* I make your shopping list and, if you prefer, I can do the shopping for you. Guaranteeing your economy.

* I can cook for you, all week meals once a week.

* Cook in a special event and so your guests can enjoy a delicious meal.

* I make all kinds of food, vegan, vegetarian, I have special knowledge is food for diabetics.

* Normal or sugar free desserts.

if you want to know more about my service write me and I can indicate your menu with the meals you want

At home. Everyday

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372 Instagram

HM Coleccion Boutique Hostal

Good morning, HM Coleccion Boutique Hostal wants you to know everything we have to offer.  9 fully renovated private rooms – North American standard private bathrooms – City views/ Balcony – TV-Cable – Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel – USB Charging Ports in all Rooms – Great Central Location – 24/7 Concierge/ Security – Breakfast – Tours – 360 degree Rooftop terrace views – Complimentary fruit of the day from the local organic market – Complimentary tea and coffee facilities Other Services: – Luggage Services – Laundry Service – Babysitting Service – Manicures – Therapeutic Massage – Happy Hours.

Something you may not know is one of our rooms is a 2-bedroom apartment (“Pumapungo Apartment”), with a complete kitchen. This apartment can be for long-term stays and is suitable for Expats that need a place to stay while they look for their permanent accommodation here in Cuenca. It´s the perfect alternative with the privacy of their own place, the comfort of a nice kitchen and the luxuries that this amazing hostal can offer.

Phone Number: 098 912 2169 / (593) 07 282 7827 Email:

Hermano Miguel 4-79, Cuenca

HM Coleccion

Recommendation for Royal Palace Chinese, restaurant

Having lived for many years a couple of blocks from Chinatown in San Francisco, my wife and I despaired of ever enjoying great Chinese food in Cuenca. To our delight, in recent years a number of decent restaurants have opened their doors here. Foremost among them, in our opinion, is Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant.

We visited them at their new location on Ave. Ricardo Munoz, a half block south of Ave. Remigio Crespo, next to the El Bodegon liquor store. (Note that the restaurant is no longer near the airport.) As others have reported, the menu is very large indeed, and everything we tried was absolutely excellent and authentic. Friends of ours from another Chinese-centric city, Vancouver, rave about the place as well.

Luis is the very friendly front room manager while his father runs the kitchen. Both have extensive culinary experience in both Ecuador and China. Portions are not only delicious but also generous. You will not be disappointed!

Incidentally, you can see their entire menu at their facebook page:

Address: Ave. Ricardo Munoz y Ave. Remigio Crespo

Contact information:  098 334 5926

Recommended by Gil Castle:

Greek yogurt

Fresh and delicious Greek yogurt, no sugar, or additives

$5 per liter

Home delivery

October 10, Cuenca

Tania: 099 909 7666

Recommendation for Malena, Spanish lessons

Malena is a Spanish professor. She has expert knowledge of the Spanish language and fluency in English. She is enthusiastic and gifted. I recommend her at the highest level.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:  +593 97 907 2720

Recommended by Dan Heg:

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, computer and television technician

When my eight-year-old lap top crashed, Mustafa did his best to resurrect it. Recognizing the futility of it all, I asked Mustafa to assist me in buying a new one locally. Thanks to his computer expertise and personal connections with key computer store personnel in Cuenca, he was able to get me a very good deal on a new laptop. 

I am about to use Mustafa for setting up a new laptop for my wife as well, including transferring all her programs and files from her old desktop computer to her laptop.

Mustafa is very punctual, quite reasonably priced, and speaks very good English. Friends give him high marks for installing Fire Sticks, etc.

Address: Fray Luis de Leon – Jose Zorilla 4–77

Contact information: 099 408 7897

Recommended by Gil Castle:

Delicious Saigon food in Cuenca

Vietnamese menu Oct 12th on Saturday at café Ñucallacta at plaza Otorongo. We do also delivery to your home. We’re looking forward to welcoming you…

Special menu 3course: $8/pp

☆ Welcome appetizer.

☆ Vietnamese spring roll with shrimp.

☆ Grill beef satay, or crispy pork bell, served with coleslaw salad & steamed rice. Garnish with coriander.

– Crispy wonton with ground pork $5/8p

– Vietnamese spring rolls with shrimp. $6/3p

– Crispy egg roll with pork & veggies $5/3p

– Crispy pork belly with rice. $6.

– Beef with broccoli in oyster sauce, served with rice. $6

– Banh mi sandwich with crispy pork belly $4

Free pork wonton soup with veggies stock.

Oct 12, La Condamine 13 .88. (Otorongo Plaza)

LanN: Cell phone and WhatsApp; 098 341 3469

Mike’s Meats Artisanal Marketplace – taking your advice

For all those who have asked, and recommended, we’re taking your advice, and moving forward we’ll be offering our Pastrami, Corned Beef and Roast Beef sandwiches served hot…. just as they should be.

Think NY style deli…ala “Reuben”

Stop by to sample one…or two.

Friday, October 21, ongoing, Front corner of Parque de la Madre. 12 de Abril y Federico Malo. Next to the military hospital in 12 de Abril.

Mike Roth: 095 890 0983

Fresh Peruvian blueberry cream scones at Slow Brew Coffee Shop today

Slow Brew Coffee Shop sold out of Peruvian blueberry cream scones on Friday. Have no fear, we are delivering more “fresh from the oven” scones at 10 AM. Telicioso Tea Room and Slow Brew Coffee Shop will have both our Peruvian Blueberry Cream Scones and our new Apple Cinnamon Cream Scones.

Why not have a great cup of coffee or tea and a Rough Knuckle Blueberry or Cinnamon Apple Scone. 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

Saturday Specials at Sunrise Cafe

This Saturday Sunrise Cafe offers the breakfast special waffles served with cream, fruit, coffee or te. Also, for lunch special our popular BBQ ribs served with potato salad or fries, coleslaw, cornbread and iced tea for $7.90. Come and join us.

October 12th, from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Frank: 099 297 5788

Paco’s Blues is playing Yaku Patio next Saturday, October 19th

Paco’s Blues will be playing Yaku Patio on Saturday, October 19th (if taxis and buses are running)

Patio Yaku is Claudio Hollensteiŋ and Lindsay Burton’s great new venue inside Hostal Yakumama in El Centro. If you haven’t been before this is a great chance to check it out.

Cover charge is $5

Come on out and dance.

Saturday, October 19th, from 6:30 PM till later on, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez (inside Hostal Yakumama)

Pacos Blues:  Yaku Patio: (07) 283 4353

EAT emergency delivery

Stuck in the house? Not in the mood for teargas today? Well just remember that there is still a way to have a meatloaf sandwich, a macaroni and cheese or a Buddha bowl on your table with only a phone call. The number you want is 099 262 4044. That’s your doorway to lamb burgers and all that other good stuff. Stay safe my friends and see you soon.

Daily from 8:30, Hionorato Vásquez 6-45

Matthew Blau

Free Spanish lessons

Hi, I’m Paul, from Magnolia coffee, Otorongo. If you want to practice Spanish with a Spanish teacher come here to our coffee in Otorongo’s place

From Monday to Friday at 10 AM.

He will be here to help you with any questions about that.

We start on Monday 14

Monday 14th, from 10 to 11 AM, Cuenca, Av 3 de Noviembre, Otorongo’s place in Magnolia Coffee

Paul:  099 998 7932

Another great brunch with pastrami at Ali’s kitchen

Ali’s Kitchen is Cuenca’s new brunch tradition. Combining the very best of Middle East cuisine with warm and gracious hospitality. And, because you’ve asked for more Arabic style foods at brunch, we’ve responded with a menu and pricing change. This Sunday at Ali’s Kitchen we will feature:

Lox and bagels $7.

Pastrami on bagels $7.75

Pastrami hash $6.

Homemade sausages bacon and eggs $5.50

Vegetarian Mediterranean omelet $3.50

All is served with fresh juice, and Arabic sweets and bottom less coffee or tea

We look forward to welcoming you to Cuenca’s best brunch. Serving on Sunday Oct 13th,

from 9:30 AM – 1 PM.

Estevez del Toral 10-80

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210

Little Bull Bistro specials

We will open this Saturday as everything starts to return to normal. We hope everyone has stayed safe during the protests. Our special will be beef or chicken fajita style tacos served with fresh pico de gallo, beans and our southwest rice. We also have our chimi’s in either apple or chocolate! Yum. If you haven’t tried them, you haven’t lived. The apple chimi’s are made with our homemade apple pie filling, rolled in a flour tortilla and fried to perfection, served with hand churned homemade vanilla ice cream. The chocolate chimi’s are made with chocolate ganache and caramelled walnuts also rolled in a flour tortilla and fried, served with our hand churned homemade vanilla ice cream. We hope to see you soon at Little Bull Bistro- Sara and Douglas Campoverde

Monday-Friday 8 AM to 4 PM and Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM-3 PM, Little Bull Bistro Solano 516 y Remigio Crespo just around the corner from the florist shop

Sara Campoverde: Claro (096 791 9920) Claro (098 532 3853)

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