Change in permanent residency?

Hello all, My husband and I have had our investment visa for 9 years. There was an earlier post about a way to be able to access your investment money. Has anyone had personal experience with this or know anything about this? If you know anything please respond to this question. Thanks in advance for your help.


Thanks for making Ecuador At Your Service Best Real Estate Agency

A sincere and humble thank you to GringoPost and all the people who voted for me and my company, Ecuador At Your Service, for Best Realtor. With all the great agents in Cuenca, it’s a real honor to be chosen and I sincerely thank you. If I can be of any help finding you a new home, or selling your old one please feel free to contact me.

Warm regards and thanks again, Ashley.

Ecuador At Your Service: .

City: Cuenca

Cuenca’s Tech Guy: A big thank you to all of you

Last Sunday was one of the greatest moments after all the difficulties we have been going through since last year.

I want to thank all of you for your support and for the trust that you have put in my service.

To all of you who know me and the future ones to meet, you can be sure that I will keep providing the best service I can give and improve it every day.

Best of Computer Repair.

If you have not done it so far, please add my phone number and email to your contacts to start a chat on WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram for more information.

Cuenca’s Tech Guy, your one-stop solution for your computers, phones, tablets, firesticks, repairs, upgrades, internet security and all tech-related needs.

Take good care and remain healthy.

Alex Mejia: 099 289 3125. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Thank You Cuenca From Azuay Community Theater

Thank you to all the ACT Angels and other donors that responded to our call for support. With your help, Azuay Community Theater will now be able to keep our theater for the 2021 season as we work our way through COVID-19 restrictions.

Ray Lewis: .

City: Cuenca

Thank you for the Best Coffee House award

Here at Café Ñucallacta we are truly honored to have been voted Best Coffeehouse in Cuenca. We know there are so many great coffee shop options that equally deserve the honor, we are just happy to continue to be on top of mind and part of your community.

We know many of our clients were disappointed that we had to close our Plaza Otorongo location. It was a tough decision we had to make in order to stay afloat during these times. Quite honestly it doesn´t look like this year is going to get any better. We have all the equipment to open a second location similar in size as Plaza Otorongo, but will most likely start looking in 2022, (unless we find an irresistible deal). Regardless, out of our Hermano Miguel local, we will continue to deliver that fresh roasted coffee, those fresh brewed cappuccinos and those fresh baked pastries that have helped us win the title of best coffeehouse in Cuenca. You can visit us any day of the week or order for delivery via our website http://www.cafenucallacta or via our WhatsApp. See you soon.

Thank you also to the staff at GringoPost for providing this platform for small businesses. We appreciate you!!!

Ruminahui Duchicela: 096 311 4958. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

People Caring For People

We all benefit by creating community, including the wonderful volunteers and supports of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen.

We truly appreciate The GringoPost’s designation as Best Volunteer Opportunity. Thank you all and we promise to continue to do what we can to bring people together in the safest way possible.

Our “thank you” is these photos from two years ago. The method has changed but the mission remains the same.

In partnership with you, Cuenca Soup Kitchen Volunteers and Supporters, Hearts of Gold Foundation, Club Rotario Tomebamba, and many other Cuenca organizations.

Thanks from the bottom of our hearts,
Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith

Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors

City: Cuenca

Thank you from Linda Chase

Thank you, my friends, for writing in your vote for me for Best Emcee. There were not a great number of events in 2020, but I truly appreciate your support. It seems that no matter what I personally am going through, you are there for me. I love this community. Thank you again.

Linda Chase: .

City: Cuenca

Thanks so very much from attorney Sara Chaca

Just I want to from the bottom of my heart, extend the highest level of gratitude to expats everywhere, who voted my office and I as the Best Attorney for 2021.

It’s such a humbling and lovely experience to be named as such, and I promise to continue serving the Expat community with the utmost in caring, efficiency and strategizing for the greatest benefit of each individual client, which really I feel blessed to have become a part of.

Sending you all my kindest personal and warmest regards and wishing everyone the happiest and healthiest possible 2021 ahead.

Attorney Sara Chaca: 099 296 2065. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Archaeologist for a day, 20th Feb / last spots

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) limited spaces.

It includes:

* Bilingual Guide + Local Guide
* Private transport
* Typical lunch (maito) also vegetarian options
* Guarapo (cane juice)
* Tickets
* Safari hat
* Instruments for cleaning rocks

To get the full itinerary and photos, contact us:
cell: 099 355 7648

February 20th, from 7 AM to 7 PM, $99, Calle Larga 6-28, Cuenca.

Edison: 099 355 7648. Call after: 3 PM.

Jazz in the afternoon at the new Jazz Society Cafe

Jazz Dinner Concert
at the new Jazz Society Café
Saturday, 4 PM, February 20, 2021

Enjoy an afternoon of fine-dining menu and jazz repertoire

Music by the Jim Gala Quartet

Gourmet cuisine by Debby Degamo and James

Limited seating, reservations

Outdoor seating now available

Last Valentine’s Day was an overwhelming success. The extraordinary gourmet cuisine and intimate jazz of the Jim Gala Quartet were greatly appreciated by all who attended. Because of our limited seating we quickly sold out and had to refuse many reservation requests. So, with the support of the Jazz Society we’ve decided to offer this wonderful event again this Saturday.

(We observe social distancing, masks and sanitation protocols)

Feb. 20, 2021 4 to 7 PM, $10 cover fee for the musicians, Los Cedros y Los Claveles a block north of Av Ordóñez Lasso, Cuenca.

Deborah Degamo: Call after: 10 AM.

Multi vitamins

Anyone know where to purchase complete multivitamins and/or with minerals (Centrum brand in USA)? So far, I’ve only been able to find individual vitamins. Thank,

Ruta Murphy: .

City: Cuenca

A big thank you and an update about Ginger

For those who remember Ginger, you’ll recall she was hit by a car, removed from the road and carried back to safety in a wheelbarrow a few weeks ago. The concerned resident could not afford veterinary care and Ginger suffered for two weeks with broken bones protruding from her left arm.

That’s when Patan Rescue was contacted and they took action to get Ginger the help she so desperately needed. Patan implemented a fundraising campaign so that Dr. Gallardo, could purchase the necessary supplies for surgery to save the arm.

After a number of days it became evident that Ginger’s surgery was not successful and her arm would have to be amputated. She has endured so much suffering in her young life. She spent over a month at the vet clinic.

The good news is, thanks to your generous donations, that she is recovering nicely and doing very well now. Animals do exceptionally well with missing limbs, due to lack of ego. She will be a normal little girl in every way.

We’re hoping to find this sweet soul a permanent or foster home until she can be adopted. She is about 1-year-old, spayed, vaccinated, wormed and weighs about 8 kg. We do expect her to fill out some but she is and will continue to be a very manageable size doggie.

Would you be willing to adopt or foster Ginger? Do you know someone with a big heart who would step up for this innocent creature?

Thank you for your continued support of Patan Rescue Group. Donations may be made via Paypal through the account of Barbara Suderman.

Photos to be posted this morning.

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Dog lovers social media campaign

Attention all dog lovers. Patan Rescue Group is looking for volunteers to assist with a social media campaign. This campaign will help dogs find their furever homes and help raise funds for their care. Your skills in photography, videography, dog handling, advertising, marketing, website development, content creation or general help would be appreciated. Initially help is needed to work with the dogs during photo and video sessions. Some sessions will be in Cuenca and others near Cuenca.

This opportunity can lead to more volunteer work in developing a social media presence for Patan Rescue. English and Spanish speakers are welcome.

Aiden Massey

City: Cuenca


I’m looking for an interior designer and a designer to construct a very specific backyard pool. Also looking for 4×4 SUV. I live in Vilcabamba. My name is,

Stacey Louria: .

City: Viclabamba

Seeking a professional home safe installation service

This would involve mounting a small safe into a concrete wall. (I’m also looking for the safe itself, but I assume that most established installers also sell safes.)

Terry Roberts: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for health insurance for my wife and me

Hi, I’m looking for Health insurance for my wife and me. We need it till our residence is done. Any suggestions? Thanks,

Joe: .

City: Cotacachi

Experienced Facilitator At Your Service.

Hello Everybody, My name is Paúl González and I am very happy to offer my services to the community as a general facilitator. I have experience in facilitating medical appointments, rental agreements, home relocation, bank accounts, setting medical appointments with IESS, civil registry business, writing your accusations in the Domestic and Violent Crimes Unit, and general translation.

I am a native Ecuadorian and a graduate the University of Cuenca. My first language is Spanish, but I also have a TOEFL certificate (Test of English as Foreign Language) that allowed me to do advanced study in Germany, all in English. I am looking forward to helping you with anything you need — and if I can’t help, I know someone who can. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Luis Alarcon L-6 y Rafael Zeas.. From 9 AM to 6 PM.

Paúl González.: 098 854 6113

Ecuador trips from Cuenca

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

Ceramic Ancestral Santa Elena Workshop in Cuenca. Techniques date 3,500 BC to today from our coast of Ecuador…

3 day workshop and exhibit of Ancestral Techniques .

If you like, you can stop by Yaku Bistro to see some amazing ceramic pottery made by Antonio for sale.

Hope you can join us. Spaces limited.

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

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

Cuenca ,Ecuador.

Martin Avila

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

Satisfied client recommends us

Here’s a quote from a satisfied client of Edvi Limpieza Total:

“If you are looking for a cleaning company that does a stellar job without the hassle of paying the SRI taxes, you should give Edgar a call.”

Need we say more? Do we need to detail everything that is required to leave your home spotless point by point? I don’t think so. Suffice it to say that we have many recommendations on GringoPost and elsewhere.

We are a registered business not only with SRI (we pay our own taxes) but also on GringoPost. We offer cleaning services for home, office, garden, yard, car – anything that needs cleaning. We disinfect bathrooms; take the grease out of kitchens; clean curtains, carpets, and furniture. We can also fumigate if needed. We do maintenance when requested.

When you contact us, we will set an appointment to review your needs and give you an estimate for the work. Our crew of 3 family members (one speaks English) will come to do the job. When we have completed our work, we will give you a factura with your information and the price clearly stated so that you have a record of who came and worked for you and also how much you spent. Our identification information is on the factura.

We use the factura to report our income to the SRI and pay our own taxes because we are a legally registered small business. We have several recommendations on GringoPost. We bring our own equipment in our own vehicle for the job you require and we arrive promptly. We do not set up contracts – thus you are not required to comply with the laws about paying your employee benefits. We are not your employees, so we do not get this kind of benefits. We are native Ecuadorians and have been working in Cuenca for 15 years.

Contact me, Edgar, at Edvi Limpieza Total, for your cleaning needs.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca. By Appointment

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

Best Handyman Services – 2 categories

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for supporting me as Best Handyman on Best of – GringoPost’s yearly contest in two categories. I truly appreciate your confidence and votes for me and the many services my company offers.

We await your calls to serve you once again in 2021. Remember, we are the source for multiple professional resources: computer repair, installation or repair of fencing or heated flooring, plumbing, metal working, fixing water leaks, repairing walls or tiles, doing surveys, doing carpentry, making and installing window screens, and cement work. Just call to see what we can do for you. We know 2020 was difficult and on top of all the Covid stuff, there were problems with houses and apartments that needed to be fixed. Hope you’ll call us if you need anything in 2021.

Once again, thank you for voting us the Best Handyman Service in 2 categories.

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

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

Best Rental Car/Best Car Share

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was so grateful to see that Cuenca Car Share won in two categories of Best of: Car Share and Rental Cars. Your support in these difficult times is very much appreciated and I want to make sure to thank all who have rented from me. Thanks for voting for me as Best Car Rental and Best Car Share on GringoPost. Remember, Cuenca Car Share has changed owners several times, but now is my private company, so your vote means so much more to me.

Check out Cuenca Car for information about our rentals, free kilometers offers, and free auto insurance included. Call, email, or WhatsApp me to reserve your car now.

Once again, Thank You all for your votes.

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

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

Mule services

Hello, I’m from Florida; however, I currently live in Cuenca. I take frequent trips back to USA, and I would be more than happy to bring back Items that you may need from the country. This could be anything, but it has to be light. We can negotiate the price and if you’re interested, please contact me through WhatsApp or email. I am looking forward to communicating with you soon.

A few examples of items that I could bring would be:

Bluetooth earphones
Pressure cookers
Led lights
Vacuum bags
iPhone chargers
Size 11 plus running shoes for men
Aspirin, Advil, Tylenol and other common medication
Proteins and supplements
Please write us on WhatsApp or send an email with a pic or the request of the item you want.

Cuenca. From 9 AM to 8 PM

Max Simon: +1(727) 247 3604 / +593 98 935 7112

Why choose a tall coffee?

Enjoying a good coffee is one of the most common traditions in most cultures around the world. Coffee can be found in countless varieties, flavors, and prices.

There are two varieties of coffee trees, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica-type coffee is considered Premium and produces beans with the best flavor. Arabica coffee beans require very special conditions to grow. The coffee tree is highly susceptible to diseases and pests.

Once Arabica coffee is grown under ideal conditions, it must be processed correctly to bring premium coffee to your cup. Manual harvesting is important to ensure that only the reddest and ripest coffee cherry trees are harvested and used in the process. After being harvested, the coffee beans must be dried in the sun before being roasted by the experts.

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


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Covid mortality in Azuay is the highest since the start of the pandemic

During the last four weeks, in Azuay, an average of 2 to 3 people die per day from covid-19, according to the data kept by the researcher Bernardo Vega.

“The last 4 weeks have been the worst in mortality in the pandemic,” he reported on his Twitter account. According to the report, in the week of January 18 to 24, there were 21 deaths from this cause; the following week there were 20; the first week of February, 14 were registered; and the previous one, 19.

The expert warns that there is a new acceleration of infections in the province, which is reflected in hospital occupation, the use of Intensive Care Units and mortality.

In the week of February 8 to 14, 377 cases of covid-19 were registered in Azuay, that is, on average 53 per day, 21% more than those reported the previous week.

According to the latest report issued by the Zonal Health Coordination on Friday, February 12, in Azuay 16,605 cases of covid-19 have been registered. At the Vicente Corral Moscoso Regional Hospital there were 37 patients, between critical and stable; and at the Hospital José Carrasco Arteaga, 35. Source: Diario El Mercurio.

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

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


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

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

Mule/carrier service from USA to major cities in Ecuador

Hi Expat Community, I’m offering a new mule/courier service from USA, to major cities in Ecuador, like Cuenca, Salinas, Manta, Quito, Guayaquil, etc. via packaged courier. Could be clothes, shoes, sneakers, lamps, spices, vitamins, kitchenware, pots and pans, etc., or anything legal. Please do not request anything illegal like guns or drugs. Unfortunately, no cell phones. Used laptops are OK.

This is how it works: you tell me what you need and I buy it after you deposit in my account or you buy it online and ship it to my address here in New Jersey. I’m a prime member on Amazon, but you can buy anywhere like Macy’s, Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, etc. Once it gets here you pay for the shipping and it will get to your city in Ecuador within 12 – 16 days for you to pick up at the local shipping office. FYI in my locality there’s no tax on shoes and clothes, everything else if I buy in person all taxable goods tax is only 3.5%. If you or I buy online, tax is 7%. I will send you a receipt.

To give you an example I just bought a house in Salinas and Cuenca and furnished my 2 homes with sheets, towels, smart faucets, smart front door locks, kitchenware, LED lamps. Any tech that you may not find or, is too expensive in Ecuador, I’ll ship it to you. I also helped my friends and collaborators with this offer for the past 5 years and I decided to help the Expat community as well.

If interested please email me or WhatsApp or text me. I’ll answer any questions or concerns regarding price, payment or any other questions you might have. You have many choices of payment in Ecuador via transfer or teller, to my account in banco del Pichincha or banco del Austro. In the US via deposit or transfer to my Chase checking account (You must have a Chase account to deposit cash FYI) thru Zelle, PayPal, Venmo. I will need your full name, your address in Ecuador your cell # and your Cedula #. The Ecuadorian customs requires this info, when your package arrives to your city. The shipping company will text you to retrieve it. Quick reply and tracking of your goods.

Now the most Important Issue you may have? Why should I buy it, ship it to his home and I’ll never see him again or won’t reply? I truly understand the skepticism and distrust, I’m here to help you, I’ve been here for almost 45 years. I own my home and rental properties here in NY/NJ and Florida as well as in Ecuador, I’m also about to retire back home in the next 2 years and I understand when I get down there with my wife it’ll be a bit different and would hate to travel back just to get some new tech or whatever every time if I can’t find in Ecuador.

With that said, I can only say that you can trust me. I’ve learned the culture of honesty, punctuality, respect to others that this great country has taught me, Thanks for your time.

126 62nd St. 7 AM to 8 PM

Freddy H Gomez: 001 917 622 5890

Would you benefit from infrared therapy?

Hi, my name is Javier Vanegas.

Many people can benefit from infrared therapy. I have an infrared therapy mat, which also utilizes amethyst crystals to function as a catalyst for an enhanced therapy with the infrared light. Furthermore, the heat generated will also create a therapy of its own.

If you are sure you can benefit from this type of therapy, or if you’re curious about the option, let me know. I have a spacious room you can use for a whole hour, or more, for you to have a private space while you get your therapy session.

1 hour of therapy is $15. I will include an herbal infusion or tea with the session. You can have it at the beginning or at the end.

Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 6 PM

Please contact me at 098 954 6281

Rafael Maria Arizaga 15-77. Mondays to Saturdays from 8 AM to 6 PM

Javier Vanegas: 0989546281

Fresh organic Fruits and vegetables for sale

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

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

Thank you.

February 17, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Cooking class at the Alliance Française

Thank you also for voting us “Best Cooking Classes of Cuenca 2021” for the third consecutive year.

Temperature checked at entrance and personal registration.
Gel and antiseptic spray available and obligatory.
Mandatory mask and social distancing – Limited attendance.

Butternut Squash Bisque with Saffron and Mussel
Old-Fashion French Veal stew “Blanquette”
Traditional French Marzipan king’s pie

$10 AF members – $15 public

Class executed by yours, humbly, Chef Marc Dullin (Retired in Cuenca)
Afterward, we will enjoy this wonderful lunch together with proper social distancing

To reserve your place, please register and prepay with Lore or Daniela only at the Alliance Française – No walk-ins…

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

Price includes a set of all recipes, a generous serving/tasting of the menu + free knife-sharpening (so please bring yours) and always … a glass of chilled Chardonnay
Class fills up quickly and space is very limited
Come and see why the Alliance Française’s cooking classes were voted
Best of Cuenca ~ Gringo Post 2019, 2020 & 2021
(Spanish, English and French spoken)

Saturday, February 27th – 9 AM – 1 PM, Tadeo Torres 1-92 Y Av. Solano


Pei’s pot stickers

This is the menu:

Noodles: Fried 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

Single dishes:

Kung Pao chicken $8
Sweet sour pineapple pork. $10
Twice cooked pork. $10
Chicken wrings with cola: $8
Tofu $8
Vegetable dish $5
Red beans paste $5 (around 300g)

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

February 17th , from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

Smoke and Bones, Thursday TexMex special

This Thursday is Smoke and Bones TexMex. In addition to my sour cream chicken enchiladas, mole beef enchiladas and big burritos, I will be delivering New Mexico-style pork adobada chili stew with a side of street corn salad and corn tortillas. Order by noon on Wednesday for delivery Thursday between 3 and 6 PM.

Enchiladas (chicken or beef): $8
Big Burrito (chicken or beef): $8
Pork adobada (w/ street corn salad): $9
Scoop of Spanish rice and refried beans: $4
Pint of rice OR beans: $4
Pint of street corn salad: $4
Pint of Texas-style chili: $7

All entrees served with fresh pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. Enchiladas and burritos served with chips. Stew served with corn tortillas and street corn salad.

This Thursday February 18th from 3 to 6 PM, Smoke and Bones delivery only

Smoke and Bones: 096 951 7977

Barbecue Palace, Indian restaurant

We are delighted to announce that we are back to serve you the best Indian food in Cuenca. This time we bring many more delicious dishes that every one of you have been asking us for a long time. Follow us for updates and awesome deals. Stay safe. See you all soon.

On order above $30, get free delivery
Home delivery- 099 579 0392

New location – Barbecue Palace Indian Restaurant
Near Clínica Paucarbamba, Cuenca, Ecuador.

9 February, 2021, 11 AM to 10 PM, Av Paucarbamba

Vishal Patel: 099 579 0392

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

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

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

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

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

Our products are homemade with real butter.

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

Order Instructions:

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

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

Made to order, Online


Wednesday special at Sunrise Cafe

Biscuit and gravy comes with hash browns coffee or tea $3.99
Cheese burger with onion rings
Desert $5.99

Feburary 17th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Orlando Ortiz

Huge Thank You from Thai Connection

We just want to say “Thank you” from the bottom of our hearts to all our friends and customers who voted for us as The Best Asian Food on GringoPost. We will always continue giving our best to provide good food and good service.

Our specials of the week are:

Shrimp Fried Rice with Basil. $8.50
Drunken Noodles $8.50
Spicy Korean Ramen $8.50
Sweet and sour Pork $8.50

Of course our delicious Carrot Cake and authentic Thai Iced Tea.

Call us or WhatsApp at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006


Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 7 PM, Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante

“Cuenca Soul Band” at Common Grounds

“Cuenca Soul Band”. In concert.
This Saturday, 20th February, 7:30 PM, come with your friends and enjoy one of the greatest bands in Cuenca. Their song list is filled with what is known as Southern Soul in the United States and also many funk and jazz standards. Don’t miss it. Enjoy great live music, good food, great cocktails and excellent service.

Cover $5, reservation required. call 098 107 9406 Mesenger or WhatsApp.
For your safety and that of our employees, we follow all biosecurity protocols.

February 20th, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Italian and Asian dinners delivery

Mother and Son Family Kitchen

You can now enjoy our Italian and Asian dinners in one delivery.

Wednesday and Thursday delivery

Please place your order today 3 PM for next day lunch delivery.
order by 8 AM for dinner same day delivery.

Lunch delivery between 12:30 and 1:30 PM
Dinner 4 to 6 PM delivery.

Free delivery for orders $25 or more, $2 to $2.50 delivery charge for orders below $25.
Bruschetta $4
Assemble your own bruschetta, 4 toast baguette with fresh tomatoes, basil and green and black olives.

Our famous house salad $4.50
in creamy garlic dressing or balsamic vinaigrette
Black bean, corn and avocado salad $4.50
in orange chipotle cilantro dressing
Kale, quinoa, chickpea salad $4.50
in orange chipotle cilantro dressing
Strawberry-Uvilla caprese salad $4.50

Salad add-ons
Grilled or fried chicken breast $2
Bacon Bits $2
Grilled Shrimp $2
Boiled Egg 50 cents

Pasta dinners
Served with pesto toast
Add $2.50 for a side green salad

Chicken Parmesan $9
in spaghetti and fresh marinara sauce

Garlic Butter Mushroom Stuffed Chicken $9
Cheesy garlic butter mushroom stuffed chicken with creamy garlic parmesan sauce.

Tomato Basil Pasta $7
with grilled chicken breast or shrimp $8
Penne pasta with fresh pomodoro and basil.

Penne Pasta Primavera (creamy or no cream)
Vegetarian with portobello $8
with chicken breast filet $8

Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Pasta
Vegetarian $8
With bacon bits, grilled chicken or shrimp $8
Creamy mushroom and spinach with flavorful herbs and spices and caramelized onions with linguini.

Cauliflower Ziti $6.50
Zuccini Lasagna $6.50
Eggplant Parmesan $6.50

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup $6 a quart

Marinara Sauce $6 a pint $10 a quart

Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce $10 (12pcs in 16 oz sauce)

Beef Stew and Irish Soda Bread
$10 a quart 2 breads

Classic Pesto Sauce $4 (8oz)

Asian Noodle Dish

Chow Mein (egg noodles)
Lo Mein (egg noodles)
Yakisoba (alkaline noodles)
Pancit (wheat or rice noodles)

Meals enough for 2 meals or sharing $8
Mixed $9 meats
Family Size $25 6 to 8 servings

Loaded with veggies
choices of meat:
pork tenderloin
beef tenderloin
chicken breast filet
portobello (vegetarian)

Asian Dinners
Meal enough for 2 $9
Family size 6 servings $25
Served with white or brown rice and steamed broccoli

General Tso’s Chicken
Beef Tenderloin Broccoli
Asian Orange Chicken
Mongolian Beef or Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken or Shrimp

Popular Filipino dish
Lumpia (Egg Rolls) $8 (8 pcs)

Chicken Adobo $15
Whole chicken cut in serving pieces, mixed of white and dark meat, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade
Makes 6 to 8 servings served with a quart of brown or white rice.

Bicol Express Pork or Chicken $9
Bicol express is a spicy Filipino stew consisting of bite sized pieces of pork or with chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste, onions, tomato and garlic.
Served with white or brown rice plus cucumber-pineapple salad.
You can have it mild or muy picante!

Filipino Feast $9
3 Chicken Skewers
3 Veggie Egg Rolls
Pancit (rice noodles and veggies with savory sauce)

Feb 17 and 18, Cuenca, Ecuador

James Dahili: 096 322 3377 or 098 945 6051

Jerry Joe Holland Blues Concert, Friday

Hi Folks.

I don’t get out for live shows much, but this will be a good one. I am excited and ready. Come see me at Bistro Yaku this Friday evening. Great food, ventilation, ambiance, company, music.
The show starts at 8 PM.

Great blues music from many eras & regions

Reserve your table before they fill up. Call on WhatsApp Chat: +593 98 748 6890.
Cover is $5.

See you there. Jerry

Bistro Yaku
February 19th, Show at 8 PM (come early, the food is good)
Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez Cuenca, Ecuador

February 19th, From 8 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez Cuenca, Ecuador

Pepo: 098 748 6890

This week at the new Jazz Society Cafe

Business hours this week:

9:30 AM – 3 PM.
9:30 AM – 3 PM.
9:30 AM – 3 PM
9:30 AM – 3 PM
Jazz in the afternoon Jazz Dinner Concert
4 – 8 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM – 2 PM

Limited outdoor seating available [JS1]

Breakfast Menu

Greek Yogurt and Granola Bowl $4.50
with mixed berry compote

Sourdough Pancakes
(2 pcs) $3
(3 pcs) $4

Croissant Sandwich $5.50
(2 eggs, bacon or chicken breast filet, tomatoes and avocado)
served with seasonal fruits

Jazz Omelet $5.50
(2 egg omelet with kale, bacon bits, black olives, cherry tomatoes)
served with multi grain toast and seasonal fruits.

Jazz Scrambled Eggs $5.50
(2 egg omelet with kale, bacon bits, black olives, cherry tomatoes)
served with multi grain toast and seasonal fruits.

Our famous house salad $5
in creamy garlic dressing or balsamic vinaigrette
Mixed organic greens, black olives, shredded red cabbage, walnuts, cherry tomatoes and red onions plus garlic toast.
With 2 pcs Southern fried chicken breast $7

Black bean, corn and avocado salad $4.50
in orange chipotle cilantro dressing

Kale, quinoa, chickpea salad $4.50
in orange chipotle cilantro dressing


Vegetable soup $2.50
(Kale, cauliflower, carrots, celery and chickpea)
Vegetable soup and side salad $5

Pollo Verde Enchilada $5.50
2 pcs enchiladas
Black bean and corn salad
Salsa, guacamole, sour cream and totopos

Zucchini Lasagna Bolognese $5.50
Side salad

Cauliflower Baked Ziti $5.50
Side salad

Add $1 for a bowl of vegetable soup

Japanese Salad $4.50
With carrot ginger dressing
With 2 pcs karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken) $6.50

Shrimp Tempura $8
Mixed Shrimp & Veggie Tempura $8
Veggie Tempura $7

Nigiri Sampler (Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Tamago)
Simple $5
Double $9
Salmon Sushi Roll $9
Tempura Sushi Roll (Langostino/Prawn) $9
Vegetarian Sushi Roll $7

Ramen $6 Vegetarian
With chicken or pork or shrimp $7

Donburi (Rice Bowls) $6.50
Yoshinoya (Beef Bowl)
Ten Don (Mixed Shrimp and Veggie Tempura Bowl)
Soboro Don (Ground Chicken Bowl)
Yasai Itame (Vegetarian bowl)

Feb 17 to 21, Los Cedros y Los Claveles a block north from Ordonez Lasso

Deborah Degamo: 096 322 3377 or 098 945 6051

Omelet Heaven; Art, food and Ideas

We have a short week here in La Guarida. We will only be serving breakfast this Tuesday through Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM. We are taking a little break this weekend.

Don’t miss your chance to come and try us out. We love preparing omelets and in our menu you may also find a wonderful French toast and now a new delicious addition with our steak (tenderloin) and eggs. We don’t play around with our steak and have been going directly to Nunkui for our Amazonian beef. They have been voted as Best Butcher in town. We agree and are proud to serve their wonderful beef.

We love our providers. We work with the best providers in Cuenca (Cuenca Salmon, PanArte, Magnus Smoked Cheese, Sizú, Hoppe Organic Coffee – to name a few). More and more people are waking up to come to La Guarida for breakfast. If you have doubts, check our TripAdvisor or Google Review page.

We simply love what we do. We support our local providers, our local artists; we work with our neighborhood. We love that our family keeps getting bigger. Join us.

February 17th, from 9 AM to 1 PM, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

Sweet and Ice in Milenium Plaza for coconut and chocolate lovers

We are located just inside the back entrance of Milenium Plaza on the ground floor near the elevator.

We offer the following Coco Express quality products:

Crunchy coconut cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut and chocolate cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut with oats cookie $1
Soft cookie sandwich with dulce de leche filling —
small $ .50 and large $1

Hard Serve coconut ice cream on a Stick $1
Original Flavor – Coconut and Milk
Vegan Coconut and our New Flavor Chocolate and coconut

Soft Serve Coconut Ice Cream
Cone $1 4 oz cup $1.20 6 oz cup $1.50

Coco Express 100% Coconut Water Medium bottle 375 ml $1.50

We also offer:

Dikaty 75% Fine Chocolate 1,000 gram bulk package – Call us for availability and price

Custom Gift Packs from $5.50 to $15

Delivery Options: Free delivery Sat and Sun with purchase of $8 or more. Or your order can be delivered to your home by motorcycle

Call or text using WhatsApp 096 935 6461 for orders and questions
We can also video chat on WhatsApp to actually show you our products

Or you could visit us and see for yourself all the fine businesses located in the Plaza.

We speak English

Hours: Mon thru Sat 10 AM – 8 PM. Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM, Milenium Plaza

Alex Tapia: WhatsApp 096 935 6461

Matthew’s Bagels and Bakery – GringoPost 2021 Best Bagels and Bakery

We are happy and appreciate that you’ve made Matthew’s Bagels one of your happy places to visit in Cuenca.

We are a New York City Mom and Pop Bakery – Cuenca Style

We have 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 2 blocks from Ordonez Lasso on the Rio Tomebamba side.
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. Just ask us.

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 and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Hours: Mon thru Sat 10 am – 8 pm Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM, Comercial Eloy Alfaro. Avenida de las Americas

Jeniffer Rodriguez: 099 860 4290 FaceBook: matthewbagelstore

The turkey has arrived

We offer:
– Ground Turkey
– Drumsticks
– Sliced Turkey breast
– Turkey bacon
– Turkey ham

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

Ready to eat
– Artisan Pastrami
– Baked pork
– Shredded chicken

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (chops, Tbone, whole leg)
– Organic eggs from a happy hen’s farm (free running hens)
– Aged Cheese
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon
– Thick Smoked bacon (pork)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Visit us at Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping) or call us 099 299 0224. We do deliveries.

Please check out our:
Facebook fanpage:
Our catalogue:

We speak English

Mon-Fri 10 AM to 7 PM. Sat 10 AM – 4 PM (1 – 2 PM out for lunch), Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

Great pastrami and corned beef sandwiches in Cuenca

Great New York Style Pastrami and Corned Beef Sandwiches are now available in Cuenca. These are the best of the best and made especially for us and only available for delivery.
The Pastrami Sandwiches are served on rye bread with mustard and pickles – $8.50
The Corned Beef Sandwiches are served on rye or baguette with thousand island dressing and sauerkraut – $8.50

Add $2 for delivery and your life will never be the same.

Call 098 398 2821 to get yours today.

February 16, 2021, Mariscal Sucre

Andreas: 098 398 2821

Julio’s Goodbye Party at Common Grounds

Goodbye party for our great friend and amazing musician, Julio! Mariangel and her band will pay tribute for all his friendships and talent on the music.

Wednesday 17th February at 7:30 PM, $5 cover
They will play bossa & blues. Acústico

Singer: Mariangel Mundaray
Guitar: Julio Bonnemaison
2nd guitar: Héctor Hernández
Percussion: Julio César Rodríguez.

All the bio security protocols will be on. 50% capacity.
More info and reservations: call 098 107 9406. Cristian.

Wednesday, 17th: from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Double D’s Menu for the week of February 22

Three new recipes are on the menu for the week of February 22. One of our most popular desserts is back. As a reminder, the main is fully cooked then chilled for you to reheat and eat right away or to freeze and enjoy later.

Chicken Scampi with Garlic Parmesan Rice: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Cream of Sweet Potato Soup: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Shortbread Chocolate Layer Bars: $3 each
Peaches & Cream Bars: $3 each

If you’d like a more detailed description of any of the menu items, please contact us. Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, February 23. 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, February 25 or 26 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. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. 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

Negroni Rooftop Restaurant

This is definitely a restaurant to put at the top of your list. We visited Negroni’s the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, and it was buzzing with happy customers. The food was beyond delicious, the service was impeccable, and the view was to die for. What more could you ask?

Since Giovanny Gonzalez is the manager, you know the restaurant will be successful. Many of you know Giovanny from Cafe Museo.

Whether you go for a special occasion or just an afternoon dessert or cocktail, your desires will be fulfilled. Don’t miss it.

Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 10 PM, Calle Bolivar 8-44 y Benigno Malo, at Vatex Gallery Terrace

Judy Collins: 098 167 4745
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