Are there many venomous snakes in Mexico?

I am curious about the snake population in Mexico. Are they just found in certain areas of the country or can they be found all over? What kind of snakes are there?

I like to know what I could possibly face when I move there in the late Spring or early Summer.

Thank you

Shirley Black

Bose stereo repair?

I need to find a place where I can have my Bose stereo system repaired.

Eric MacFarland

Dr. Navarro ozone therapy?

Dave Edwards replied to my Saturday GringoPost post that Dr. Navarro does ozone treatments. Would Dave or someone else please give me Dr. Navarro’s first name and contact info or office location?

Many thanks,



I have a residence visa and have to renew my passport. I know the procedure to renew my passport. Do they transfer of the visa information to the renewed passport? And if not, how do I go about it?

Jeff Lundman

Beily needs urgent help

Hello friends, This is Beily, a lovely female dog who needs to find a new home urgently. She doesn’t have enough space in the house and unfortunately the neighbors are threatening to kill her.

Beily is already sterilized and she is one-year and a half. She is a really playful and loving doggy. We hope you can help to find a lovely home for her. Thank you.

Natalia: 098 408 6236. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Azuay Community Theater refunds

Hello Azuay Community Theater supporters, and thank you for all your support.

Well, once again COVID thwarted our plan to film “Dearly Departed”, so we feel it’s only fair, after almost a year of your patience, that we offer refunds to those of you who purchased tickets. Marilyn Appel has the list of those who bought tickets for one of the performances, and she will take your requests at her email of

We offer the refunds until February 28, 2021, so if Marilyn does not hear from you by then, we will consider your tickets as your donation to the workings of ACT.

Thank you again for your support as we continue to strive to find a way to bring quality theater to you in some form in the future.

Continue to check our ACT Facebook page, GringoPost, and subscribe to our mailing list if you have not already at

Ray Lewis: .

City: Cuenca

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

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

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

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

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

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

ZOOM meeting link:
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there,

February 1st, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100-1 Zoom y 101-1 Zoom, Cuenca.

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

Mujeres Con Exito garage sale

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

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

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

Debby Larsen: .

Art Show at Idiom Art through Feb. 5

“Continuations” is an exhibition of oil paintings by Janda Grove at IdiomArt. This show continues through Feb. 5. Primarily oil paintings from various phases of her art, Janda exhibits figurative works done in California, paintings of Ecuador’s people and landscapes, and works of imagination. Beauties and Quirkies. There are many small works painted “En Plein Air” of scenes in and around Cuenca.

See more of Janda’s work on her website:

IdiomArt is located at Presidente Cordova, 1-77, between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella. Hours are 10 AM to 3 PM or by appointment. Contact IdiomArt to arrange a showing at other times:

Now through Feb. 5, Monday – Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM, Free, Presidente Cordova 1-77 between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, Cuenca.

Janda Grove: 096 867 9250. Call after: 10 AM.

Shredder service

Anyone know of a shredder service here in Cuenca?

Carol: .

City: Cuenca

Need help finding these homeopathic remedies

I’m hoping someone can help me locate these meds. I can get them from Amazon but cannot get them here before March and sadly I will run out in about a week.

Berberis/Prostate ur

Aurum metallicum

or Aurum metallicum D12

I appreciate your help. Thank you.

Please call me.

Ken: 096 950 6605 or send me a message,

City: Cuenca


Looking for a recommendation for a dermatologist to remove skin tags with nitrogen. Thanks,

Larry: .

City: Cuenca

Pamper yourself with a healthy, stress relieving massage, $25

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive Issues
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years’ experience giving massages and cater to your specific needs during your 60-minute massage experience. Using coconut oil to rehydrate the skin leaving your body soft and silky this also improves dry skin issues. I add soft tranquil music with your massage to create a total relaxation environment melting away stress leaving you feeling rested and renewed in the comfort and privacy of your home.

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.
Inquire about other services I offer.
Schedule your massage today. You deserve to feel great.

WhatsApp – 099 987 9713
Hours are 9 AM to 7 PM from Mondays to Saturday.
I speak English and Spanish

Elizabeth Vila: 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Norwalk or Pure juicer

Anyone have a Norwalk or Pure Juicer they are not using anymore and want to get
rid of?

Dan Wiseman: 097 921 9386. Call Noon.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom, single room for long-term rental

Looking for 1 bedroom furnished single room for long-term rental in Cuenca, $200 – $400, I don’t have pets.

Hello I am looking for an apartment or even a single room for rent in the city of Cuenca, all furnished will be better, I don’t have pets. Long-term rental. Around the center or in a convenient location with bus. If any info needed or contact, please tell me by WhatsApp. Thank you so much,

Eléonore: +3 378 272 1819. Call after: 6 AM.

Juanita Ruth One

This is a message to all friends and fans of Juanita. Our very own ‘angel’, Juanita is planning to revisit Heaven. She had a round trip ticket many years ago. She is just getting a one way, looks like, this time. She is hoping to say farewell to as many of her friends as possible. Her daughter, Shasha, is with her and checks emails frequently. She gave us all, the Community Theatre, ACT…she taught many of us Spanish and she won best costume as ‘the feminine aspect of Elvis!’ at an Oldies but Goodies, Halloween Dance. She loved Cuenca and it will be colder without her. Love to everyone.

Dodie R Lovett: .

City: Cuenca

Juanita is currently living in the Bangkok for change of building on Ordonez Lazo. She has maybe one or two more days until her transition. Her daughter, Tasha, is allowing individual quiet vigils for those who would like to spend a few moments with Juanita alone and quietly. If you’re interested in scheduling a vigil please contact David Zoernig at

City: Cuenca

Looking for appliances and furniture

Hola, todos,

I’m moving this week and seeking the following:

~Washer and dryer
~Sofa (either l-shape or a three-seater and love seat)
~Dining room table and chairs

Please email photos. Gracias,

Gerri: .

City: Cuenca

Ecuador trips from Cuenca

Get ready this Friday, Feb 26th to Sunday. 28th 2021.

Ceramic Ancestral Santa Elena …Workshop…in Cuenca. These techniques. Dates 3,500 BC Valdivia Culture famous Venus de Valdivia. Chorrera.

3 day workshop & exhibit of ancestral techniques .

Hope you can join us; spaces limited.

Includes workshop, snack, lunch or dinner depending on schedule AM or PM, materials.

We follow all safety protocols.
Have a great month and stay safe.
WhatsApp# 099 524 6166

Cuenca, Ecuador. February 26th to Feb 28th

Martin Avila

What is the ideal mask to avoid the spread of covid-19?

With the British variant circulating, what is the ideal mask to avoid the spread of covid-19?

The arrival of the British variation of covid-19 in Ecuador has concerned both medical personnel in the country and the general public.

For this reason, it is necessary – now more than ever – to maintain the practices that during 2020 prevented thousands of infections: the use of a mask, constant hand washing and the respective biosecurity and social distancing protocols.

In August 2020, Duke University researchers developed a simple and inexpensive optical device that allows measuring the ability of a mask to block respiratory droplets that infect COVID-19, by making them visible using laser light and counting them using a computer algorithm. .

During the trials of this new device, it was confirmed that when people speak, they expel droplets, so that the coronavirus disease can be transmitted by talking, without coughing or sneezing, according to physician Eric Westman and physicist and chemist Martin Fischer, co-authors of this research.

Using this method, the experts found that the best face covers are the hospital-grade, valved KN95 masks used by healthcare workers. (Source:

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


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Do you like coffee with a high aroma and flavor? This post is for you

Arabica coffee is considered a much more select and refined grain than the rest. True coffee lovers always tend to choose this variety, rather than a more earthy and robust bean.

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


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Carpentry services and custom made furniture

Our carpentry team can complete simple repairs and maintenance or lead a full remodel, depending on our customer’s needs.


General carpentry services
Painting services interior and exterior
Drywall services
Tiling services
We custom made shelves
Recreate antique furniture
Doors, windows, frames
Kitchen cabinets Restoration and repair
Custom made kitchen cabinets
Bathroom cabinets
Custom made dining room chairs
Custom made tables
Custom made Barstools

Calle de los Cerezos. 9 AM


Galaxy first class Galapagos yacht reduced prices continue 2021

Promotional Prices Galaxy Yacht First Class: 2021
4 days/ 3 nights Program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Hihlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Batolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
March 6 to 9
March 30 to April 2
April 2 to 5
April 7 to 10
April 10 to 13
April 17 to 20
April 21 to 24
April 24 to 27
May 1 to 4
Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622
5 Days/ 4 nights Progam Pice:
Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Highlands
Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island, Bartolome
Santiago Island, Espumilla Beach
Santiago Island: Bucanero Cove
Santiago Island: Egas Port
Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe
South Plaza Island: South Plaza

Marzo 2 to 6

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,199
• Single Occupancy: $1,439
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,770
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,764
All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in air conditioning cabins at the Galaxy Yacht
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:
– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test

For any inquiry please call: Angela Hally: WhatsApp # 099 251 9679

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Furniture reupholstery services and restoration

No matter what your upholstery specifications may be. Whether your project is for indoor or outdoor use, we have a solution for your furniture to make it look better than new again. We can help redesign, refresh or update your existing furniture or help you create something new.


Sofa reupholstery
Chairs repair
Leather repairs
Leather cleaning service
Fabric furniture repairs
Foam and fiber replacement service
Sofa guard fabric protection service
Car interior leather repairs
Car leather cleaning
Hardwood repair service
Recliner Restoration including system repair
Furniture reupholstery service
Commercial upholstery service
Outdoor furniture Restoration
Outdoor fabrics
Full reupholstery
Partial reupholstery
Stuffing replacement
Rewrapping cushions
Replacements for springs, fabric
Repair tears, stitching, or loose frame joints
Custom made Recliners
Custom made sofas
Free estimates
Pick up and Delivery
Excellent attention to our clients
Excellent Prices

Challuabamba. 9 am


VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

At VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca, our English-Speaking caregivers provide competent, compassionate care right in your own home. Whether you need dependable help while recovering from surgery or have a loved one here in town who is suffering from long-term health challenges, we are here to help. When you can no longer do it, there’s a good chance that we can.

VIP Cuenca is a fully government-compliant company with experienced and licensed nurses and aides. Our caregivers engage in on-going training and mentoring, and we carefully match skills with needs. Our corporate goal at VIP Cuenca is to meet or exceed international quality of care standards in training, technology and practice.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with our clinical director. You can discuss your needs and she will help set up a care plan that meets your particular situation.

098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima..

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca: 098 329 8243

Domestic work and pet care

Hello, I can help you with shopping, cleaning and caring for children and pets, for $20 for 4 hours. I am a sociology student at the University of Cuenca. Francisco Cisneros. All the week.

Francisco Cisneros. all the week

Deni Carrion: 099 509 5380

Why you need the new VIP MedAlert service

● Personalized help at the push of a button device
● From our 24 hour dispatch center
● For medical, fire, personal emergencies
● Anywhere in Cuenca
● In English or Spanish (2-way speech enabled device)
● VIP Team + 911 ready to respond
● All for a reasonable monthly fee

Phone: 098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima..

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca: 098 329 8243

Archaeologist for a day. 20th February, 2021

Have you ever dreamed of being an archaeologist? “Polylepis Tours Ecuador” invites you to be part of this new type of excursion that we will have during 2021.

For this first adventure we will visit “Los Petroglifos de Chiviaza”, a site located 3 hours from Cuenca in the Morona Santiago province. Here the participants will help to find and clean new rocks with petroglyphs that are found in the middle of the vegetation, this will help to turn this place into one of the most important archaeological complexes in the country in the future.

Would you like to be part of the team of archaeologists for a day?

Date: February 20th, 2021
Price: $99 pp (part of this money will be used to improve trails and signs)
Minimum of 10 people required until February 12, to confirm the excursion.
It includes:
* Bilingual Guide + Local Guide
*Private transport
* Typical lunch (maito) also vegetarian options * Guarapo (cane juice)
* Safari hat
* Instruments for cleaning rocks

To get the full itinerary and photos:

Calle Larga 6-28. February 20th, from 7 AM to 7 PM

Edison: 099 355 7648

Cuenca Express next trip


Our next trip is booked. We will be leaving Cuenca on 2/13/21 and returning on 2/27/21. Our website is also back up and you can find more information @ The site is still a work in progress with a few changes to be made, but the basics are there.

Here’s the shipping address in Dallas:

Dallas Self Storage
C/O Your Name
6434 Maple Ave #374
Dallas, TX 75235

Dallas Phone: (214) 956 7000

Notice that we’ve removed my name from the shipping? I wish I had thought of this sooner. I believe it will make identifying the owner much simpler.

Feel free to call, email or WhatsApp with any questions. WhatsApp is probably the best way to get in touch.



Cuenca. Cuenca to Dallas, Dallas to Cuenca 02/13/21 returning 02/27/21

Steven Feuerbacher: 095 927 9375 or 469 678 7224

Cuenca 2/13 and 2/27

Spanish translation and interpretation assistance

Hello. I am a British EFL teacher living in Cuenca, offering assistance with any situations in which a fluent Spanish speaker is needed. I have a Master’s degree in Spanish translation, from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom, and have lived, worked, and traveled all over Latin America over the last 20 years.

I am punctual, reliable, cheerful, and very familiar with Latin American culture and customs. I can meet you wherever you live in Cuenca to accompany you to doctor’s appointments, veterinary appointments, banks, utility companies, government offices, or even just to the grocery store! Additionally, I can translate any documents you may have from Spanish to English.

I charge $8/hr for time spent with you (with a minimum one-hour charge), with discounts for multiple-hour engagements.

Please feel free to call or WhatsApp me at 099 071 3501.

Thank you for taking a moment to read this advert. I look forward to helping you make your life here a little smoother.

Cuenca, Ecuador.

Fiona Mitchell: 099 071 3501

February discounts at C&C unisex hair design

C&C unisex hair design Welcomes you. C&C is a family friendly hair salon and barber shop in Cuenca simplifying your family’s hair styling experience. We provide high quality hair services for the busy family, offer competitive pricing, and pride ourselves in the quality services and relaxing environment for both kids and adults that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you are on-the-go with your little ones or want to be pampered, let us update your look. From cuts to color to up-dos, our stylists will help you find the perfect style.

We offer a fast, convenient and relaxing experience no matter your style. From classic to edgy, our stylists, barbers, will create the perfect look.

• Manicure pedicure unisex $12
• Only manicure $9
• Only pedicure $5
• Men’s hair cut $5 includes shampooing
• Women’s hair cut $8 includes shampooing
• Blow dry or any style $4 $5 $7 $8 $10
• Hair treatments to prevent split ends or to seal your hair’s cuticle $10 $15
• Treatment for gray hair to prevent the color of gray hair that usually turns yellow or like rusty hair $10
• Deep cleansing facial $15
• Babylights + hair trimming + conditioning +style $45 and up
• highlights partials $50 $60 $70 $80 it all depends how much longer your hairs is or how damage your hair is because we care about it
• Men’s shaving with hot towel + hot steamer + scrubbing + haircut $15
• Men’s shaving , mustache styling + facial exfoliating + hot towel $10
• Hair streaks with cap $35 short hair
• Highlights with foils $45 short hair
• Shoulder and neck massage relaxing 30 minutes finishing with hot towel $12
• Eyebrows + upper lip waxing by threading or wax $6
• Color + Cut + Conditioning + style short hair $30 , medium hair $40 , long hair $50 .
• Any kind of braids $3 and up
• Men’s package $25 call for more info
• Women’s package $30 call for more info

Please note ; walk-ins are welcomed but appointment are the best so you don’t have to wait so long.

We would love to meet you and show you the ultra-caring ways we manage to do with our talents and professional skills because each of you deserves to be pampered even once a month.

Ordóñez Lasso Avenue and los Claveles , Riverside Building next door to Pichincha Bank.

Clemencia Vizhñay: 098 814 8902

We can assist you

Hello, we are a group of Ecuadorians. We are facilitators. We can help you with almost anything you need around Cuenca. We are honest and friendly people. Call us and you won’t feel alone while getting your stuff done.

Av Ordonez Laso.

Paola Salvador: 098 336 9472

Garden design and maintenance

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

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

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

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

You satisfaction is guaranteed
Please note: My ***new cell phone number: 096 904 8247
WhatsApp 096 904 8247


Leonado: 096 904 8247

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

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

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


Handyman services
Surveillance system installation

Av 1 de mayo. From 8 AM to 6 PM

Freddy Delgado: 093 937 9979

Recommendation for Diana Vera – bilingual facilitator, facilitator

I had a problem with my stomach (that had bothered me for 6 months). Diana assisted me in finding the solution to that problem. She tirelessly continued to search for my medical answer and is the person to go to if you have any type of medical needs. The problem is solved and I highly recommend Diana Vera as the person to help you with the medical red-tape in Cuenca.

Address: 380 Redwood Rd

Contact information:

Recommended by Martin P Doherty:

Recommendation for Pricar Creations, Priscilla Rodriguez, tailor, seamstress

After a year of this pandemic lifestyle, some of my clothes were not fitting so well. I muled some online purchases, but, as you probably know, online shopping is a crap shoot, and not everything fit.

This is where Priscilla, the seamstress/tailor at Pricar Creations, comes to save the day.

A nip here and a tuck there, and my clothes look and fit better than before. I also asked Priscilla to copy something of mine that I liked, but was getting worn out and we collaborated in designing two dresses from scratch. Priscilla is good at what she does and she is a pleasure to work with. She speaks Spanish and is eagerly learning English. No need to be intimidated by language as her English-speaking husband is available too. Besides for clothing, she also sews household decor items and more.

Address: 12 de Octubre, Cuenca

Contact information: 099 841 1833

Recommended by Tamara Gordy: 099 141 3376

Baaaa, baaaa little lamb come to my kitchen

The best fresh cut lamb at an unbeatable price, only at King Smokehouse. Our Lambs are raised in a sustainable environment where they are treated with the finest of care. King Smokehouse has a farmer who raises his lamb and selects the best for us. Felix carefully trims each leg and hand grinds the lamb with just the right amount of fat. The lamb is then vacuum sealed for ultimate freshness.

Order online! A very limited quantity of this fine tender, succulent young Lamb is available by order only. When you order, Felix will coordinate with you on a date for delivery. Email or call now to order your Leg and Ground Lamb.

Love lamb but worried about cooking at this altitude? Check out Facebook page and there will be recipes posted for you to enjoy. Whole Bone-in Legs are $6 per pound and Ground Lamb is $7 per pound. Simply the best. And don’t forget all the other great products from your King Smokehouse.

Daily from 11 AM until 6 PM, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

New this week:

* Arabian special: Falafel Meatballs (made with artichoke) accompanied with hummus, tabule salad and Arabian bread $6.

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

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


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

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

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

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

* Chicken or Meatballs Sandwich accompanied with French fries or salad $4.

* Tomato soup with celery carrots and chips $3.

* Jar of White sauce with mushrooms, garlic and parsley $4. With chicken $5.

* Jar of Red sauce with meat or chicken 430gr $5.

* Jar of Marinara sauce with mushrooms and black olive $4.5. Plain Marinara sauce $3.50. Chicken Marinara sauce $4.50.

Your favorites:

* Lasagna: 1 portion (Meat Sauce, mozzarella cheese, bechamel sauce) $4.
* Plantain Lasagna beef, veggie or chicken 1 portion $4.
* Fresh Ravioli (12 P) – choose: tomato, spinach or plain pasta. chicken, beef, or veggie. $4.
* Eggplant casserole 1 portion– great for keto dieters. $4 Zucchini, tomato, broccoli ricotta, & spinach. Add chicken or beef.
* Roast chicken with salad and baked potato or rice 1 portion $3.50 (choose leg, wings or thigh)
* Mini pizzas with cheese and peppers $1.50
Extra toppings: mushrooms, onions, extra cheese $0.50 each (simply reheat in a pan)
* Mini Pizza Keto with mozzarella cheese and red sauce (base made with chickpea flour) $2.
* Pint of pesto $4.
* Red or black bean soup with rice and cheese 1 portion $2. per serving
* Chicken pot pie with veggies 1 portion $3.
* Shepherd’s pie 1 portion $3.
* Venezuelan arepas (A flat, round, unleavened patty made with maize flour, then grilled) 2 for $1.50.

Tex-Mex Food:
* Quesadillas chicken, beef or veggie accompanied with Guacamole 6 pieces $5.
* Tortilla soup 1 portion– chicken based with avocado, cheese, and chips. Yum! $4.
* Burritos – chicken, beef, or vegetarian with my special homemade salsa on the side. $6.
* Extra side of guacamole $5.
* Chili con carne with black beans 1 portion $4.
* Calzone Empanadas: Mozzarella Cheese, red sauce with ham, chicken or vegetables $1.80.
* Chilean Style Empanadas: Beef, Chicken or Veggie. $1.80.
* Cheese burger: with cheddar cheese & pickles on my special homemade bun $3.50.
* Wraps: chicken, beef, veggie or mix $5.
* Oatmeal cookies: chocolate chips, raisins, green apple and cinnamon, granola or plain.
300 gms – about 15 small cookies $3.
* Chicken noodle soup $2.

From Casa de Rosemary’s Mouthwatering Bakery:
* Loaf of whole grain bread with 9 different grains $2.50.
* Rye and whole wheat bread with 9 grains (800gr) $4.
* Oat brand and Almond bread $4.
* Arabian bread (8 pieces) $1.50

* Mini empanadas filled with chicken, beef, mozzarella cheese and turkey ham, package of 6 (they have to be fried or baked) $4.
* Tequeños or Mozarella fingers with cheese, package of 10 (they have to be fried or baked) $3.50.
* Apple pie $8.
* Lemon pie $8.
* Chocolate Marquesa: A no-bake cake made with chocolate cream and cookies 1-2 portion $4, 6-8 portion $10.

All requests are made-to-order. Please call or email at least 2 days ahead so we have time to shop and make your food fresh.

Everyday, from 9 AM to 7 PM, Ciudadela Calderón

Rosemary Rodriguez: 099 879 2985

Organic chickens available on 7 February from El Mundo Orgánico

Everyone here at El Mundo Orgánico is so very grateful to the many of you who order “Build-Your-Own Baskets” from us on a regular basis and give us such wonderful compliments about our products and services.

Beginning the week of 7 February, you will be able to order organic chicken with your “Build-Your-Own Basket” from El Mundo Orgánico. You will be able to order your chicken as fresh, frozen, or smoked. Soon we will add an option to order your chicken roasted (delivered cold, not hot).

We also want you to know that if you have a special request for a fruit or vegetable, please let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

For ordering instructions and a full list of the fruits and vegetables and other items we offer both for home delivery and in our store, as well as the address and directions to our store location, please visit the “Home Page” of our website, (Many of the pages of our website are currently “under construction”, so please only refer to the Home Page for current, correct information.)

Have a great day and thank you.

El Mundo Orgánico, Armando Espinoza, 093 906 2640 (text only, please!)

February 1, 2021, Francisco Cisneros y Autopista Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal (also known as “Enrique Arízaga Toral”)

Armando Espinoza: 093 906 2640

Matthew’s Bagel Store and so much more

We have bagels and so much more

Ready-made to go food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

Come in and visit us at our new location with the front entrance on Avenida Las Americas and the back door on Calle Los Alamos near Ordonez Lasso. Two blocks south of Super Maxi Las Americas. The new Tranvia has a stop about one block from us on Las Americas.

Next door are our great neighbors El Calvo Restaurant with Spanish Cuisine and El Jeque with Middle Eastern Cuisine. And also La Tapita Espanola Restaurant entrance on Av Las Americas.

There is also a new Pizza and Beer business called 11 Cerveza and Pizza. Great places to hang out with outdoor seating too.

All of our bakery goods are made fresh daily in our store and we offer:

Whole grain Breads. Cakes: Carrot, Chocolate. Blueberry Muffins, Pies: Blueberry & Apple and Bagels. Cornbread, Scones, Brownies, Cheesecake and Pretzels. And now we have Cookies. Big yummy ones.
Zucchini, Banana, Chocolate Banana, Blueberry, Pineapple Coconut, Coconut, Orange Zucchini Breads and more.
Potato chips and other snacks.
We also offer Gluten-Free Bakery Goods.

Select Coffees
Beers and Wines
Soft Drinks and Yogurt Drinks
Kefir and Kombucha
Specialty Teas

Our Newly-Expanded Deli Selection includes:
Potato, Tuna, Chicken, Macaroni salads and Cole Slaw and much more.
Also try our New Chopped Salad Bar.

Cheeses, Yogurt and various flavors of Cream Cheese Spreads to eat with our delicious Bagels.
Chicken Noodle Soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jams and Spaghetti sauces
We also have Meatloaf and Meatballs. Ricotta Cheese Penne, Chicken Parmesan and Mac & Cheese.
Try our new Chicken Pot Pie. Each pie is a very generous individual portion.

Come in to our New Store to eat and relax or to take with you.
We have indoor and outdoor tables with proper social distancing.
We also offer a restroom for our customers’ comfort and convenience.

It’s like having a little slice of New York City here in Cuenca.
We also speak English.

You can also have our goodies delivered to your home.
Local delivery charge is $2.
For outside area delivery text us for delivery charge.

Please use WhatsApp to text us a question or to place an order to go.
You can also send us an email for questions or orders at the email address listed below.

We are sorry that we are unable to take calls at this time.

Also starting this New Year we will no longer be using plastic bags for purchases only paper. Please bring your own reusable bags.

Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate our customers.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Hours are Mon thru Sat: 10 AM to 8 PM Sun 10 AM to 5 PM., Comercial Eloy Alfaro. Avenida Las Americas

Jeniffer Rodriguez: 099 860 4290 FaceBook: matthewbagelstore

Pei’s pot stickers

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

This is the menu :

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

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

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

Braised pork + rice. $6

Fry tofu + Fried green beans + rice. $5

Fried pork with celery + Fried cauliflower + rice $5

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

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

Sweet sour pineapple pork + cauliflower + rice. $5

Twice cooked pork + green beans +rice. $5

Everything is handmade, fresh and wholesome.

February 1st, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

Award winning “Fried Chicken” from Joes’ Secret Garden for “take home”

Sunday, Feb. 7th from 11;30 AM to 5 PM
for delivery or pickup
… It’s Super Bowl Sunday, so invite friends in your ‘bubble’ and watch the game ..

Winner of the “2020 Best of Cuenca” Fried Chicken by GringoPost readers and for the past 7 years …
Dinner Includes:

.4 pcs of crisp, flavorful, juicy chicken with our secret recipe crisp breading
Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Milk Gravy
House Recipe Cole slaw
Angel light biscuits (2)
$12.50pp….(all white meat, add $3)
Herb-Garlic Roast Chicken offered as an option for those not into “fried” this week. (it’s a half-chicken)
with all of the above side dishes …. $12.50pp

Delivery from $2.50 + (varies with location)

Orders must be placed by noon Saturday, Feb 6th.
Order form at
Questions …call Ken at 096 950 6605

It’s Super Bowl Sunday … kick back, enjoy the game, savor the chicken.

Sunday, Feb. 7th … from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. Address at time of order.


Hacienda Chan Chan dairy products this week…

Good day to all of you. This week we are offering four of our tasty cheeses. Our batch of cheddar turned out amazing with a taste that will remind you of the cheddar you are missing; lots of flavor, firm and delicious. We are also offering our Tomme. Tomme is a complex and unpredictable class of cheese with a delicate milk and buttery aroma. The texture is semi-hard and this cheese tastes delicious with fresh or dried fruit and a glass of good red wine. We also are offering our Swiss and Pepper Jack. Try all four to compliment the wide variety of fresh fruit we are so lucky to have access to in Ecuador. Perhaps order a loaf of artisan bread to go with your cheese. Just ask for size/price.

All of our cheeses are made here on the farm with whole milk from our grass-fed mix of Jersey, Montbéliard and Holstein cows. The milk used in our cheese making is free of antibiotics and taken only from our cows. Because the cheese is an artisan cheese, each batch has its own unique characteristics.

Also available for purchase is our Greek yogurt ($2/lb), milk ($1.25/liter), cream ($2/liter), and cottage cheese ($4/lb). Please send in your orders for this week by 5 PM on Tuesday and let us know if it will be a delivery or pick-up at one of the locations listed below.

Please check out our website ( for pictures of the farm, cows and our cabins that give you a chance to get away from it all. With little to no contact if you want, our cabins are a great retreat option for you and/or your family during these times. We also allow pets…so come enjoy some fresh air with your furry buddy. Explore our hiking trails, interact with all of the animals or simply sit by the fire and enjoy the peace and quiet. All of our cabins come with heaters and fireplaces to keep you warm at night. Try a night in our treehouse, perhaps the highest treehouse in the world (elevation-wise). Let us know if you are interested or have any questions.

Wednesday, Feb.3rd, Tienda Nectar, Smokehouse (across the street from San Sebastian park) and Dos Sucres (Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56) 10 AM


Fresh salmon arrives Thursday Feb. 4th –

Reserve your large fillet and smaller portions on our website

Super Bowl Specials

Cuenca Salmon remains neutral in this great matchup. But, we want you to win so we offering the following specials so you can enjoy the game. We deliver on Super Bowl Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes Steak 320 g portion usually $13.75 – Super Bowl Special $11.50
Tom Brady Snook (Robalo) usually $6.00 Super Bowl Special $5.00
Super Bowl Swordfish Steaks usually $5.75 Super Bowl Special $4.75
Touchdown Smoked Turkey Leg usually $8 Super Bowl Special $7
Safety Salmon 220 gram portion usually $7 Super Bowl Special $6
Touchback Turkey Breast 1lb. Super Bowl Special $12.20
The above specials are for delivery on 2/6 or 2/7 only. Just write – Super Bowl specials in the notes section and I will take your discount off the invoice on delivery. – much more than salmon

Monday 2/1, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Namaste India Restaurant – new hours

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

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

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

Namaste India: 098 415 4229

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Whether you’re in the mood for vegetarian, vegan, chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, rice, traditional bread or dessert we have it on our menu. And every dish is made to order and spiced to your personal taste by a skilled chef who knows Indian food as a part of his own culture. You can dine in, take out, or have it delivered seven days a week. So enjoy the exotic flavors of India soon.

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

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Piano nights at Hotel Cruz del Vado

Come and join us at this premiere piano night at Cúpulas Azules by Hotel Cruz del Vado, feel the romance accompanied by live music performed by Federico Guerrero pianist, food, wine, cocktails, snacks and a privileged view of Cuenca.

Reserve now.

February 3rd, from 7 to 9:30 PM, at Hotel Cruz del Vado, La Condamine 12-56 y Tarqui

Santiago Peralta: 098 252 4041

Kuma Sushi Japanese, food only for delivery

Good day people. Kuma Sushi has California Rolls $7, Vegetarian Rolls $7, Dragon Rolls $9, Salmon Rolls $10, Teriyaki Chicken Rolls $8, Tempura Mambo Rolls $13, Philadelphia Rolls $12, Tuna Rolls $10, Nigiri Mix $12, Nigiri Mix Sashimi $14, Special Rolls $14.

Only for delivery. The delivery is not included in the price.

All days from noon to 9 PM, Centro Historico

Tony: 096 338 1372

Mujeres Con Exito, Wednesday delivery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for food order is February 1st, Delivery is February 3rd, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Week specials at Sunrise Cafe

Breakfast: huevos rancheros.
Lunch: Chicken tortilla soup and fried chicken sandwich, drink and dessert.
Breakfast: Burrito day (veggie, pork, italian, chicken)
Lunch: meatloaf, mashed potatoe and gravy, soup, drink and dessert
Breakfast: biscuit and gravy
Lunch: Cheese burger with onion rings, soup, drink and dessert
Breakfast: steak and egg
Lunch: grilled tilapia with broccoli and mashed potatoes, soup, drink and dessert
Breakfast: lemon ricotta pancake
Lunch: Chicken pot pie, soup, drink and dessert
Breakfast: eggs benedict choice of: bacon, sausage, ham, veggie
Lunch: Smoked BBQ ribs, smoked BBQ brisket, smoked BBQ chicken
-Sunday: Special brunch menu

February 1st, from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Orlando Ortiz

The Amazon Vanilla Company

There are over 250 flavor components in pure vanilla. Artificial vanilla has just one. Our pure Amazon vanilla will make your desserts – exotic. We support, source and involve indigenous growers in the Amazon basin of Ecuador to preserve the rainforest ecosystem. Each grower restores or protects the forest canopy. We have a supply of vanilla beans and pure vanilla extract to offer you as we know that there is great interest in our products. We hope to satisfy customers with an exotic and wonderful product produced by indigenous producers of the Amazon.

February 1st, 2021, Quito


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

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

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

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

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

Chocochips Cookies
6 x $5
12 x $10

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

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

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

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

Cheesecake and Crumble: 098 021 1815

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

Hi GringoPost community.

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu

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

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

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

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

All with guacamole and Mexican Sauce

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

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372