Recent (Jul 8, 2020) flight(s) from Cuenca to Europe

I recently flew out of Cuenca – last Wednesday – Jul 8, 2020.

My comments:

Cuenca to Quito – The plane was pretty full … middle seats vacant … LATAM … No Covid19 testing necessary.

The next three legs of the trip were all United.

Quito to Houston … again pretty full with middle seat being empty. Quito airport was not busy.
Houston to Newark … facemasks were mandatory at the airport. Not very busy. No big deal entering the US with a US passport. The plane was about 15% to 20% full … plenty of room for social distancing (and sleep).

Newark to Dublin … large jumbo jet with about 40 passengers (at most). Plenty of space for social distancing and sleep.

Arrival in Dublin and not much activity there either. No issues on entering since I have an Irish passport.

I have to undertake to self-quarantine here in Dublin for 14 days.
Overall, not an unpleasant trip. I was hesitant about the journey but it ended up being no big deal.


City: Cuenca

Organic market in La Guarida – every Tuesday

La Guarida is happy to host Jatari Warmi. They are a women farmer’s organizations from Jadán, Gualaceo. They will bring the freshest and most beautiful produce. Don’t miss out. They will bring kale, strawberries, chicken, eggs and don’t forget that we serve breakfast from 9 AM to 2 PM.

We will also host Nunkui and they will bring yucca, beef, chocolate, honey, turmeric and many more organic beauties.

We are 10 mts from La Cuadra Station (Tranvía) couple of stops from el Centro and a 15-20 minute walk from Ordoñez Lasso. Come and get to know us and thanks for rating us on Trip Advisor!

We certainly love what we do. Remember that we will also have our homemade sausage, organic coffee, sourdough bread, strawberry jam, pickled onions available. Don’t miss out.

We now open from 9 AM to 2 PM.

July 14th, from 9 AM to 2 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Films are back at La Guarida

La Guarida will project its first film this Tuesday. For us safety is a priority and for that reason we will be reducing our capacity to 10 people only (only 3 spots left). Please know that this event is reservation only and we will be serving dinner with your reservation. There is not a better film to begin our film cycle than “The boy who harnessed the wind.” The film will be projected at 6:30 PM. We will be opening our doors at 5 PM for dinner and reservations.

Come enjoy this wonderful film. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call us at 099 806 8071.

We are excited to be back and we hope you can join us.

July 14th, from 5 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Two more dog poisonings along Rio Tomebamba

Hola, todos, This is the third dog poisoning in three weeks. Apparently, the City of Cuenca has put out rat poison along the Rio Tomebamba. We’ve been noticing dead rats from Los Cedros west to Los Cerezos. In the last three weeks that I’m aware of, one dog died, one survived and the other is still at Dr. Gallardo’s. Please be careful!

Gerri: .

City: Cuenca

Free online workshop, Mindfulness for the Everyday

Hearts of Gold and the Mirame program are sponsoring a free online workshop called, “Mindfulness for the Everyday.” The workshop will be led by Erin Peacock, artist and mindfulness practitioner, the founder of Meditate to Inspire.

The workshop will cover simple practices to help bring more awareness and gratitude to everyday life. Erin will share with you some basic foundational teachings of Mindfulness that can help you to feel inner peace and balance.

We will also enjoy a sitting meditation to help you gain an understanding of how to continue the practice at home or wherever you may be.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at 11 AM. To participate please follow the link:

July 14th at 11 AM, Free event, Zoom / online, Cuenca.

Tsunki Escandon:

Native ceremony of medicinal plants

Dear Family, Join us for a night among family with medicine and our grandfather fire this coming Saturday, July 18

Saturday, July 18, 5:30 PM, donation, Paute / Cuenca, Cuenca.

Contact Amalia Oviedo:  099 500 1034. Call after: 9 AM.

The Free & Fun Language Exchange continues on Zoom

Please login at the Zoom link below (no password needed) 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.

For this week’s intercambio we will have fun with riddles in both Spanish and English as a way of improving our comprehension.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM on Monday, 7/6/20. We usually end around 7:30 PM.

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

ZOOM meeting link:

No password or meeting ID required. If the meeting indicates a date different from 7/12/20, please disregard it.

See you there.

July 13, from 6 to 8 PM, Free, 1-100 Zoom y 1-101 Zoom, Cuenca.

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

Gold coin

Looking to buy a gold American Eagle coin–either 1 oz or ½ oz. Please call after 9 AM.

Suzanne: 096 892 2686. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for an electronic keyboard

Looking for a 49-key portable electronic keyboard that words with headphones, without a computer.

Maybe someone has one for sale or knows where in Cuenca I can purchase one. All I have found so far is 36 key or models that require connection to a computer.

Thank You,

Annie: 099 925 3330. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Metal detector

Looking to get a metal detector. Let me know if you have one you want to get rid of.


Dan: 097 921 9386. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Driver wanted

Wanted driver who speaks English and Spanish. Clean driving record, knowledge of City. Salary, regular drivers pay. Full or part-time. Some weekend work involved.

Joseph: 099 533 2829. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

SRI IVA tax refund

We help you if you need to apply for VAT tax refund and other forms for the SRI.

If you need help paying the tax return. Just email me at or text me on my WhatsApp: 098 977 2330.

In any business we can help you, just contact us.

Cristina Mora: 098 977 2330. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Perimplant Dental Office

Perimplant Dental Office is open and its group of specialist Dr. Valentína Martinez, Dr. Andrea Romero and Dr. Miguel Lugo. To ensure your safety, we are following all the guidelines outlined by public health office of infection control and much more.

Schedule your appointment today!

Phone number: 099 590 0289


The dental office is located at: Avenida 10 de Agosto y Francisco Moscoso, Torres de Yanuncay. Enter the building by Avenida Francisco Moscoso. For entry press “A1” intercom button, 1 floor. Suite # 5-30

Valentina Martinez: 099 590 0289. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Metal detector

Looking to get a metal detector. Let me know if you have one you want to get rid of.


Dan: 097 921 9386. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Great discounts on ProPlan dog and cat food at both locations

A special offer for you: the entire line of ProPlan dog and cat food at a 20% discount for dog food and 15% discount for cat food. Available with purchase by cash and/or debit card. Get your highest quality dog foods now before the sale ends. Discounts are valid at both La Mia Mascota Pet Shop locations – the original store in the Las Americas Commercial Center and the new location in La Mia Mascota Veterinary offices. We can deliver if needed.

PetShop: CC Plaza de las Américas local #27, Clínica Veterinaria: Av. De las Américas y Arrayán. Now!

Alexandra Montaño:  099 020 6839 / 07 408 9255 / 098 404 3395

Storage space available – in private clean dwelling

A bedroom sized storage space is available now– small bedroom– and is on main floor–easy access and is secure. Located off 1er de Mayo 4 blocks west – $50 a month. There is an enclosed garage area as well; clean, secure, with locked door, no seepage of any kind.

1er de Mayo, Avenida Las Americas, four blocks west. Not on 1er de Mayo. Available now, short term or long-term.

Barbie Simmons:

FAID2 – Fashion, Architecture, Interior and Design Studio

We are two sisters developing our brand focused in a combination the 4 essential elements of the design. We can help you in designing personalized interior spaces, or specific furniture for your spaces and we also build the things we design. Also, we make personalized clothes according to your style and everything in reasonable prices.

All we want is to do the best we can for our clients.

Architect: Domenica Bravo
Fashion Designer: Diviana Bravo


Domenica Bravo: 099 541 9068

Personal training and rehabilitation in private fitness/health center

SkyFit Fitness & Health Center is a private training facility open only for booked appointments.

All ages welcome.

Train in complete privacy and safety as the only people in the facility will be you and Sky during your session. Maintaining a safe distance from each other is not a problem in this big, bright, airy space. SkyFit is infused with a constant flow of fresh air from it’s many windows and 2 balconies which are open.

Sky personally cleans and disinfects her center several times a day. (this is something she has always done).

Whether you are a beginner or advanced fitness enthusiast, training for a sport or require active rehabilitation for an injury/surgery, Professional Trainer, Sky will help you reach your goals. Sky will assess your needs/goals and design a program specific to your requirements.

SkyFit Fitness & Health Center offers;

Personal Training and Small Group Training
Sport Specific Training
Active Rehabilitation for all types of injuries/surgeries
Back Care Programs
Osteoporosis Programs

The Chiropractor/Craniosacral Therapist is available by appointment on Mon/Fri
Massage Therapy with Jerri Ridley by appointment on Wednesdays.

Sky Rajewski, Professional Trainer/Instructor & Trainer of Trainers, owner/operator of “SkyFit” 2020 GringoPost Best Personal Trainer for the 5th year in a row.

Sky has masters of Kinesiology specializing in sports medicine and exercise physiology & biomechanics. In addition, Sky is certified in every facet of fitness, personal training, functional training, injury prevention and rehabilitation, Pilates, aerobics, step, spinning, 3rd age, pre & post natal, TRX & RIP systems, weight training, stretch therapy, cross fit, etc.

As a trainer of trainers Sky has certified over 300 fitness instructors and personal trainers, over the past 37 years. Sky is an international lecturer/educator/trainer. In addition to writing health and fitness articles, Sky has also written two books: “Safe and Effective Stretching Techniques”, and “Strong to the Core”, and several teaching manuals. Over the past 37 years, Sky has trained amateur and professional athletes, and fitness enthusiasts.

Get “Fit for Life” with Sky

Sucre 7 – 70 y Luis Cordero, 2nd floor.

Sky Rajewski:

Dominguez American Design

A company dedicated to construction in general, with more than 14 years’ of experience in the United States, (NY / NJ) and 8 years in Ecuador (all provinces).

We have architects and engineers for either small or large projects. We have electricians, plumbers, painters, ceramic tile setters, sheetrock, stucco, bricklayers, metal structures, heavy machinery, custom wood furniture manufacturing and everything with a qualified person for each job.
We provide a high-quality work for a prestigious guarantee.

Cuenca, El Valle, Sector Poloma.

Oswaldo A. Dominguez: 098 871 6343

Handyman 24/7

We offer masonry, plumbing, electricity, painting, welding and everything for your home … service and maintenance repairs. Do not hesitate to call us.


Alfredo:  099 549 9786

Spin-To-Win is back at CosasPrep on Tuesdays and Fridays

Whether you’re visiting the store to peruse safety/security/UV-C products, or just coming to buy Kelbert’s famous bread, everyone is a winner. Every Tuesday and Friday between 10 AM and 1 PM, try your luck on the spinning wheel for a free gift. Plan on seeing us in the back of the Sunrise Café while you enjoy a delicious meal.

Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo (Inside the Sunrise Café). Open on Tuesdays through Sundays 9 AM – 3 PM (Spinning on Tues. & Fridays).

Kent Mills: 

ZOA tu medida

More than 30 years of experience in clothes manufacturing and everything for home.

Customized clothes.
Clothes repair (all kinds)
Sheets (all sizes)

Write or call us. Pick-up and delivery available.

Abelardo J Andrade 14-12 y Calle de la Espadaña. Monday to Saturday from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Diego Jadan: 099 285 7779

Daily encouragement from Trinity Vineyard Church

Pleasing God

“By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5

Two people in the Bible had the distinct privilege of not experiencing death, namely, Enoch and Elijah. Enoch walked with God and was no more because God took him away (Genesis 5:24). Elijah went up into heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11). Can you imagine walking with God and then bypassing death altogether in order to be instantly ushered into the presence of the Lord?

What kind of life did Enoch live before he was taken up to heaven? The Bible gives us clarity that Enoch lived by faith. He is honored in the Hall of Faith found in Hebrews chapter eleven. Enoch’s walk with God gave evidence of a lifestyle devoted to pleasing God. Enoch embraced a consistent lifestyle that brought honor to God. He was an avid God pleaser!

Do you please God? Are you loving what God loves and hating what God hates? Assess your current reality. Examine the motives behind your lifestyle. Consider the spiritual resume that you are building through your walk with God. Think about how your life influences others. Can you be commended as one who pleases God?

If the focus of your life has been pleasing yourself, repent of that sin. Reorient your life to embrace a lifestyle of pleasing God. Make God’s smile the goal of your life. Become a God pleaser!

Ordonez Lasso.

Weldon Edwards:

Ozone sanitizing service

Did you know that ozone is considered one of the most powerful elements to eliminate all microorganisms located in the air and the surfaces?

Wouldn’t you like to disinfect and sanitize your apartment, house or workplace?

We offer you the most safe and efficient service to get rid of virus, bacteria, fungi and even unpleasant smells at your place in these complicated times when a most constant disinfection is needed.

Don’t hesitate to call or chat for any extra information you might need.


Cuenca, Ecuador. Appointment needed.

Sebastián Abad:  099 994 8770

Amazon baskets – NUNKUI Shop and Gallery

As Nunkui Amazon Ecoferia, in agreement with the indigenous communities with which we work, and as a way to face the current crisis, we offer our Amazon baskets, where you can find a wide variety of organic and fresh products, such as: yuca and banana pre-cooked, meats, honey, cane honey, coffee, chocolates, candied ginger, a variety of natural soaps, cosmetics, medicinal products, among many others.

Contact our email or WhatsApp, and we will send you the product catalog.

We deliver at home, without surcharge.

WhatsApp: 099 586 7670

Baltazara de Caldeón y Miguel Vélez. Next to Mujeres con Éxito Foundation..

Paúl Sánchez: 099 586 7670

Practical and effective Spanish classes

Don´t waste your time. Invest it.

Start by taking my free first lesson so we can talk about what you want to focus on learning. We can practice conversation, pronunciation, practice reading, learn about local customs. But if you want to get a deeper understanding of the Spanish language, we can focus on grammatical rules, writing, pronunciation.

Each one of my lessons is interactive and effective. We can use, for our lessons, any one of these great online resources, Skype, Zoom.

For pricing and availability please send me an email or at WhatsApp. Also if you would like to know a little bit more about my experience please visit my blog and LinkedIn pages just copy and paste the following links:

With this link you can access a small introduction video on my YouTube channel:

Hope to hear from you soon.

Cuenca, Ecuador.


Carolina Machuca: 098 210 3187

Driving from Cuenca to Quito, July 15th

Greetings Dear Expat-community and everyone,

On July 15th I will be driving from Cuenca to Quito. There will be room up to 5 passengers plus luggage. You will have special price.

Nore: This service is completely licensed legal safe transportation, fully insured and completely sanitized.
FB Exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Best regards,
Nestor Reinoso

Cuenca. July 15th

Nestor Reinoso: WhatsApp: 099 623 9495. Claro….096 742 1444. USA..914 230 5429 FB Exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Wood-fired sourdough bread

Hello Everyone, We have returned with new recipes. We will have sourdough bread from Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM. Greetings and have an excellent day.

Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva, Peach house. Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM.

Gabriel Quito:  WhatsApp 099 222 5344


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:

– Transportation (Monday to Saturday)
– English/Spanish translation
– Cedula
– Driver license (test preparation and entire process)
– Vehicle registration and inspection
– Internet and telephone contracts
– Visa extension.
– Errands and more

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced. I will be reliably on time.

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


Daniel Mocha: 098 176 7735

Car registration (matrícula)

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.


Daniel Mocha: 098 176 7735

Nebraska Upholstery, stream cleaning

Nebraska Upholstery, steam cleaning service with branches in Quito and Manta is 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 rugs, upholstered furniture, mattresses and auto interiors. We are fluent in English. Reasonable rates. Call now for a free estimate.

We also do Coronavirus fumigations

Las Cascadas. All year around from 8 to 5 PM Monday through Saturday

Freddy Delgado: 093 937 9979


Importing can be a complicated and confusing process regardless of which countries products are imported to and from. It can also be expensive if something goes wrong, which is not uncommon. Unless you do a lot of importing it is hard to learn everything you need to get it right, and quite likely not worth it compared to having professionals assist you with it.

Fray Gaspara de Carvaja e Isabel La Catolica. July 13th

Juan Saldana: 098 722 0686


Hi, I’m Janeth León. I’m a lawyer based in Guayaquil. I am a fluent English-speaking professional. If you require legal services please contact me. I’ll be more than glad to be able to assist you. 096 773 9914.

Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Janeth León: 096 773 9914

We offer you the individual plan with the highest coverage

We know that you care about the well-being of yourself and your family, so at Blue Box Broker we offer you the individual plan with the highest coverage of comprehensive care and quality service.

Network of specialist physicians with care in their own offices; medical emergency coverage for illness or accidents during travel abroad; hospital care at the member’s home… are some of the advantages offered by our plan.


Carlos Ramírez: 593 98 246 5168

Craft beer delivery from The Hop Factory

Our available beers are:

IPA (6%)
Stout (6%)
Sour Stout (6%)
American Amber Ale (6%)
Pale Ale (5.5%)
Jamaica Shandy (4.5%)

Coming soon July 20th *The Grim Ripa*Red IPA (8%+). This IPA is a copper colored IPA that starts off with a complex IPA bouquet, initial flavors are similar to that of an Amber with a slightly bitter finish. This beer is great and packs a serious punch.

All our beer is hand made here in Cuenca using food grade Stainless Steel equipment with all the correct permissions/registro sanitarios. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated (so we don’t need to worry about C02 shortages because we don’t use it).

Deliveries will be 8 AM to noon on Thursdays. Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. We have a minimum of 6 beers per order. Beers are $3 each (300 ml).

All orders must be $18 or $2 will be added for delivery. We also sell coffee and coffee liqueur; look for our other ad on GringoPost.

We look forward to the world getting back to normal and inviting you all back out to our little hidden brewery. In the meantime, we are here to help you enjoy life a little more at home.

De la Bandera Nacional y Calle de Himno. July 16 from 8 AM to noon

Lisa Mauk: 098 777 8946

The Hop Factory, coffee delivery

We are the only distributor of Vilcabamba’s Café Dona Julita in Cuenca. We started offering it for sale because it is all we drink and as long as we can keep the supply coming in, we will share with the public. The three styles are:

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 (course grind).

Honey: medium dark roast $6/400 g available in whole bean or ground (the grind is not super fine-coarser than the Premium dark roast similar to the Gourmet).

Honey roast is a special coffee made for our Black Honey coffee liqueur with Bourbon beans, we let the white pulp of the coffee bean air dry to create a coffee honey coating prior to roasting. Rare and amazing but limited supply.

Our Black Honey is our fantastic coffee liqueur. Developed from a year-long collaboration with the Dona Julita team and our team at The Hop Factory. Very similar to Kahlua but fresh brewed with no preservatives /filters to create a 100% locally made natural taste. (makes amazing white/black Russians).

$15 per bottle (750 ml 16% abv). **Shake before serving as it is all natural and unfiltered.

All orders must be $18 or $2 will be added for delivery.

De la Bandera Nacional y Calle de Himno. July 16th from 8 AM to noon

Lisa Mauk: 098 777 8946

Cleaning service, Joseph

Cleaning is a topic that cannot be taken lightly, cleaning service Joseph something else offers a cleaning service for your home that suits you. We provide cleaning services according to your needs can be a light, medium or deep cleaning everything totally to your needs and your needs always at your order. To contact us email,



JR Refrigeration, technical service

Thanks to our speed, efficiency and honesty, JR Refrigeración became a recognized refrigerator repair service company. Our team is qualified for any type of job and manages projects with the efficiency that our clients expect. We seek that our clients are satisfied, therefore we provide open channels of communication throughout the project.

Miguel Velez 9-59 y Baltazara De Calderón 099 619 1335 / 07 284 1755 / 282 9818

7:30 AM – 6 PM

JR Refrigeracion: +593 99 619 1335

Driver to anywhere in Ecuador – reasonable, flexible, fluent English

Hello, I hope you will consider me, Celso, for any of your transportation needs in Cuenca and throughout Ecuador. I have been in the transportation services business for 12 years and practice safe driving. I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. My rates are negotiable and I am known for being reasonably priced.

Your private ride will be in my double cub truck equipped with comfortable seats, and extra luggage and cargo space. You can count on me to be reliable, on time and flexible. My customers tell me I always go the extra mile to make their experience enjoyable and easy. I hope you will contact me for your transportation or moving needs. Thank you for your consideration

Hermano Miguel 4-36 y Calle Larga. I am ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Celso Guaman: 096 929 9378 / 612 287 5077 WhatsApp: 096 929 9378

Favorable ride prices

Hello Everybody, My name is Roman Uyaguari and I put at your disposal private transportation in a clean, and spacious mini-van, equipped with sanitizer stuff due to the current situation. I always make sure to travel with all necessary documents to give my clients a safe and guaranteed service. Driving to different places such as: Quito or Guayaquil airports, between cities, and inside and outdoors it as well. Don’t hesitate to call or email me anytime.


Roman Uyaguari: 099 945 5301 / 099 186 7060

Home services.

Nails done expertly. I come to you. 

Manicures, pedicures and gel nails. All done safely and conveniently in your home. Reasonably priced.

Best quality products used. I bring all the supplies needed. Highly experienced technician with 11 years of experience. Be sure to ask about mani-pedi specials, currently including a 30-minute reflexology session.

Satisfied customers, G. Fein and R. Geizer, called Dalila as a result of a recommendation that appeared in GringoPost. They were satisfied and delighted with her professionalism and skill. In this time of the pandemic, by controlling the work conditions in their home, they were able to ensure their and Dalila’s safety. When praising her work, they offered that Dalila “is definitely a keeper.”

Dalila 093 913 7908. (Spanish)
Edy, Dalila’s husband, to book an appointment in English. 096 831 3061.


Eduardo: 096 831 3061

White and Color Laundry

“White and Color Laundry” offers you laundry service in water, dry cleaning, ironing, alterations, etc.

We have experienced staff and we carry out home delivery service at no cost.

Our customer service is uninterrupted from Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 6:30 PM.

We will be happy to serve you.

Cuenca – Ecuador

Cristobal Colon and Francisco de Orellana..

Ana or Miguel Palomeque: 281 5252 / 098 798 5687

Learn Spanish and French and have fun doing it


I’m Elisa and I’ve been a certified teacher of Spanish and French for more than ten years. I’ve studied Spanish language and literature and I worked as a high school teacher of French and Spanish in Cuenca, for five years; then I went to the South of France, where I studied audiovisual production for five years and I was also a Spanish teacher for l’Académie de Montpellier (the French Government) for two years. I came back to Cuenca recently and I’ve been working as a freelance
French and Spanish teacher for a few months.

All of these departures and arrivals make me feel concerned about films, literature, gastronomy but also about psychology, sociology and ecology. I would like to share with you all my passions!

I’ve developed a dynamic method to teach languages. My goal is to adapt the lessons to your needs and interests. If you want to learn Spanish, I can show you the city while we have conversations about the history and the present of the city. If your needs are related to grammar, I can find a way to make it simple. And if you are interested in learning French we can talk about French culture and It will be a pleasure to introduce you to French gastronomy.

I’m ready to comply with all the safety measures to have safe face-to-face classes, I can come to your home or you can come to mine but, if you prefer, we can start our classes online.

Get one free trial class.


Elisa Carrasco:  098 48 73021

Recommendation for a topnotch dentist, Prodentist

Year after year, Dr. Juan Ordoñez never fails to get me in his chair. Just as covid outburst started I realized I needed to get in and see him for a regular cleaning. Unfortunately for me we got stuck on lock down. 3 months later it was finally my turn. After Covid stress, that cleaning was really needed. I feel good as new with my pearly whites thoroughly manually cleaned.

Address: Paeo del Puente office 103

Contact information: +593 99 871 1578

Recommended by Jonathan Sangurima:

Recommendation for Anna Luisa Spanish Classes

One of our goals toward assimilation of a new culture opon immigration to Ecuador was learning Spanish. Neither of us has had “formal” Spanish language instruction, but both were exposed to it in various forms having lived and worked in Texas most of our lives. A former teacher in the States recommended that we study formally, and Cuenca is certainly a place known for this. Several expats we met recommended Anna Luisa, who used to conduct her classes in person at a local cafe.

We were skeptical with the Zoom classes offered, as we use Zoom to visit with friends and family in the States, and one of us has a hearing disability. But we took the plunge and registered for the entry level beginning classes about 4 weeks ago. We have class from 10:30-11:45 on Mondays and Thursdays each week, for 7 weeks per “module”. Currently there are 8 modules from beginner through advanced, each 7 weeks, with a 1-week break. Each module is $100.

After 8 classes, we both are amazed at our progress. Anna Luisa is one of the best teachers either of us has ever had, and we have both had a lot of very fine instruction through university and postgraduate studies in the US. She teaches by the “natural approach” of language instruction ( and it is perfect for adult learners.

There is no kinder person than Anna Luisa, as she gently instructs without leaving us feeling frustrated. The results are very evident as we are now able to have conversations with the kind Cuencanos at the mercado, restaurants, and tiendas (more than just pointing to the “fresas, por favor”)!

Each class reviews a story primer, pronunciation, and vocabulary, with Ecuador and Cuenca culture and current events. There is homework assigned for each class. Zoom education classes are actually working out quite nicely for us, as notes are taken and work done on a shared screen during class are sent via e-mail after class for review.

We cannot more highly recommend Anna Luisa for language instruction.


Contact information: 099 835 8680

Recommended by Marshall and Nadine Devall:

Recommendation for Khatu Organic, organic and ecologic store

We are a store of organic and natural products. We have flours, oils, kombucha, nuts, superfoods.
You will also find personal care products such as creams, shampoo, fluoride-free toothpaste, Karite butter, Epsom salts and much more.
Visit us at Malvinas 5-9 and Latinoamericana from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Attention from Monday to Friday.

Address: Malvinas 5-19 y Latinoamericana

Contact information:

Recommended by Lorena Brito: 098 413 0078

Recommendation for Juan Carlos Guartan, electrician

Excellent electrician in Cuenca: Juan Carlos Guartan

“220… 221… Whatever it takes.” ~Jack Butler

From what we have read, there are some Mr. Moms wiring homes, apartments and buildings in Cuenca. My wife and I would like you to know about an electrician that will do things right the first time around.

And more importantly, we want you to know about this young electrician in Cuenca who is punctual and who communicates.

Juan Carlos Guartan has done an excellent job of installing lights in and outside of our apartment. He has wired our pergola so that no wires are showing anywhere. This electrician takes pride in his work. He is great for electrical advice, too, as he helped us find pendant lights for our kitchen.

To add to all of that, Juan purchased our lights for us. This was especially helpful when it came to our outdoor lights as there are so few places in Cuenca that sell them.

One last thing, Juan is multi-talented. He helped put our parrilla de gas together last weekend. Neither of us wanted to put together another exterior gas grill so Juan did a wonderful and thorough job. His attention to detail showed as he bought clamps for the gas hose as well as clamps to hold the hose on the wall to prevent possible trouble.

Please give this man a holler! Please note his English is very limited, but with some high-tech help, we could communicate with Juan. He can be reached at: 

J.C.B. Electric Corp.
Rodrigo de Triana y Juan Cabrera
099 065 1286

Address: Rodrigo de Triana y Juan Cabrera

Recommended by Stephen Vargha:

Best peanut butter, homemade

Choose quality food. 100% natural

We have the best peanut butter, homemade.

Three types:

-classic peanut butter
-peanut butter with crunchy almonds
-organic chocolate peanut butter and almonds

Presentation pack and prices
-glass pack 250gr -$7
-glass pack 500gr -$9.50

July 13, from 8 AM to 8 PM, Subida a llacao, barrio la Alborada

Priscila Andrade: 099 432 5810

Pure raw honey for sale

We offer 100% pure raw honey
300 g for $6.75

Pure pollen 150 g for $6.75
1 kilo of pollen for $37.50

Delivery only on Wednesday mornings for only $2 extra, or we sell these products at Restaurant El Agave Ranchero every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you’d also like to enjoy an amazing Mexican/Tex-Mex meal on the countryside of Cuenca.

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM, Panamericana Sur km. 17

Nitza Cedillo: 098 170 1048

Cake orders

I provide a personalized cake order service.

Base on a very soft cake, let me know what is your favorite, then you can enjoy a very delicious cake at home.

All sizes are available.

I promise that all the cake is made with fresh and naturel ingredients without any additives.

More information please visit my Facebook: @cakesakura

From 10 AM to 7:30 PM, Benigno Malo 12-89 y Vega Muñoz

Yan:  096 971 6239

New opening hours-El Agave Ranchero

We are excited to announce our new opening hours. Enjoy great Mexican/Tex-Mex food from Wednesday to Sunday at El Agave Ranchero.

Wednesday noon to 7 PM
Thursday noon to 7 PM
Friday noon to 7 PM
Saturday noon to 7 PM
Sunday noon to 3:30 PM

We are located in the countryside of Cuenca. Due to distance we don’t offer delivery service.

Kind regards to all our current and future customers from Nitza, Nallely and Adrian.

Wednesdays,Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 PM, Panamericana Sur km. 17

Nitza Cedillo: 098 170 1048

Ebita, cake’s

We have for you the best desserts that sweeten your palate, with or without remorse. For sweet lovers, desserts with sugar, without sugar … dare to try them.

We have a variety of products:

• Chocolate cake $.50
• Wet with chocolate $2.75
• Vanilla cake $2.25
• Red Velvet $2.50
• Carrot cake $2.50
• Tropical cake $2.75
•Brownie $2 
• Marquesas: Chocolate, lemon, coconut, passion fruit $2
• Tres leches: Traditional, Oreo, strawberries, arequipe $2.50

Cakes for any occasion or events …

 Try them, you will not regret it.

Wednesday to Saturday from 2 to 6 PM, cuenca

Ebita:  096 291 9622

Natural treats from DEFY

DEFY has Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt, organic vegetarian, gourmet soups and desserts, and Melody of Plants products.

Excellent prices and free delivery by bicycle during the Covid-19 health emergency.

Learn about our products and make your orders on our website.

We’re looking forward to treating you and planet earth, with dignity.

Thursday 16th of July at 8 PM, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: 098 498 3562 Defy for Life Facebook Page

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

These chilly nights have conjured new ideas for this week’s menu. With our friend The Blue Biker back in the blueberry business, we’ve got several pounds awaiting their destiny. Remember, the mains are fully cooked then chilled for you to reheat and eat right away or freeze to enjoy at a later date.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $13 (2-3 servings)
Hearty Beef & Vegetable Stew: $8/lb (2-3 servings/lb.)
Fresh Blueberry Scones: $3 each (maximum of 32 available)
Cranberry Cheesecake Shortbread Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM today, July 14. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, July 16 or 17 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered–some every week!–since we started our casseroles and soups in mid-March. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM, English only); 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM, Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Introducing Juan’s Fish Company

Hello Everyone. We would like to introduce you to an exciting new seafood company here in Cuenca. Our name is Juan’s Fish – Cuenca.

We offer only the freshest, flash frozen seafood. To ensure quality and consumer safety, each package comes with a clearly marked expiration date right on the package. The products are prepared, flash frozen and remain frozen from our store to your door.

What makes us unique?

Quality – we sell only the highest quality fish products
Variety – a wide array of products (dorado, calamari, trumpet fish, shrimp, tuna, octopus, etc.)
Flash frozen/Vacuum packed/Quality Packaging
Experience – we have been exporting fish from Salinas with 3 stores for more than 5 years and is now expanding to Cuenca.
Best of All – we provide fast delivery (less than 40 minutes – to your door) 7 days a week.

Pick up Available
in the direction of Bolivar and Miguel Heredia

Let us exceed your expectations for quality seafood at great prices. Check out our Facebook page at or just give us a call or WhatsApp text at +593 99 894 4914

We look forward to providing you with the best seafood and service!

Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 7 PM. Sunday 8 AM to 5 PM, Cuenca

Wilman Martinez:  099 894 4914

Not all ribs are created equal

This Sunday, July 5th, Ali’s Kitchen is headed to Texas (just virtually). We will be serving a very special barbecued pork rib dinner with what is a “Texas size” rib. Calling the rib “gargantuan” may actually be understatement. Accompanying the barbecued rib will be cole slaw and cornbread, baklava. This will be a rib dinner that even Fred Flintstone would struggle to finish. Cost is $11. Delivery charge is extra.

Have a great July 19th, weekend. To reserve your dinner, contact me any time before 6 PM on Friday, July 17th. Meals will be delivered between Noon – 2 PM on Sunday.

Delivery charge is extra.

July 19th noon – 3 PM, Juan Montalvo 7-53 y Cordova

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210

Organic steel cut oats are back

Organic steel cut oats are back exclusively at Schullo’s Online Store. Due to the difficulty with imports during the pandemic our supply was interrupted for a while. We sure are sorry about that. Check out our online store today, and order your Organic Steel Cut Oats. Don’t forget we deliver to your home for free. For the time being we be dispatching from Quito via Servientrega.

24/7 365 days a year,

Eliana: 096 308 5584

Thai Connection’s Pad Thai week

Hello Dear Friends and Customers.
Thai Connection decided to extend one more week for Pad Thai lovers.

This is your opportunity to really enjoy your favorite Pad Thai because of the promotion we are offering:

Pad Thai (Chicken, Pork or Shrimp) One choice $8. Mixed $9.

Still our specials:

Drunken noodles $8.50
Sweet and sour pork $8.50
Spicy ground chicken basil $8.50
Spicy Korean ramen soup $8.50

This week our famous carrot cake is back and also soft and moist banana muffins with walnuts and chocolate.

Come and enjoy in our restaurant with a social distancing or if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your home, call or WhatsApp at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006 for delivery.

Sawasdee and stay well.

Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 7 PM, Honorato Vasquez 639 y Hermano MIguel

Ronny Bustamante:  099 954 7006

Yummy cheesecakes and crumbles with fresh fruit

The best in Cuenca

The best New York Cheesecake in Cuenca is now in GringoPost. All of our cheesecakes are made individually according to your order. We will glaze the cake with your choice of fresh strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, chocolate, Nutella and more.

Please take a look at the photos of our cheesecakes in our Instagram.

* Classic cheesecake with strawberry, blackberry or blueberry.
Medium (4 or 6 servings) $10
With raspberry, chocolate or Nutella $12

*Big (12 or 15 servings) $16
with strawberry, blackberry or blueberry.
With raspberry, chocolate or Nutella $18

Classic strawberry, blackberry or blueberry Crumble (4 or 6 servings) $12

Plus delivery

Every day make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in Downtown: Benigno Malo

Cheesecake and Crumble: 098 021 1815 instagram @cheesecakeandcrumble

Tex – Mex burritos and more by chef, Nathaly Vivas

Hi, I am Nathaly Vivas, personal chef. I am cooking from my home. I offer a regular chef service in your home, but due to the situation we are going through, I offer you a select menu with some of my star dishes.

*Large beef, chicken or veggie burritos (400 gr. each)
ingredients. potatoes, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, (beef, chicken or veggie chili), red beans and eggs.
4x $24
8x $48

*Small beef, chicken or veggie burrito (200gr each)
6 x $18
12 x $36
Black bean and beef enchilada (4 servings) $15

Chicken or beef chili (including 1 pack of nachos)
1/2 pound $8
1 pound $15
All with Mexican sauce and guacamole plus delivery

Every day make your orders 24 hours before, pickup or delivery I live in Juan Jaramillo 8-50 and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372 instagram @nathalychef

Super Salad Days at Cuenca Salmon

Smoked trout, corvina, leg of lamb, Corvina on sale through the end of the week. Same day delivery service. Free delivery on order over $30

Cuenca Salmon – Much more than salmon.

Tuesday July 14th, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Real sourdough, bagels, and Southern biscuits, delivered in Cuenca

Hello from Sunday Brunch Cuenca To Go. We are a family-owned business; husband, wife, and mother team including a professional chef.

We are happy to have the following made to order with delivery options two times per week. We will also be selling breads, biscuits, and bagels at La Yunta’s new location Fridays 9 AM to noon.

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) 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. Great with fruit, peanut butter, syrup, jam, or all of the above if you want a real treat.

Homemade products with real butter.

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

Thank you to our customers who have been ordering. We appreciate you. We would love to see your recommendations.

Please place your order via email at by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 10 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 10 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost.

In your order email please include your address and phone number for the delivery.
Delivery costs not included.

Made to Order, Online


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