Thank you for supporting Esperanza Thrift Shop’s ongoing success

Did you know that Esperanza Thrift Shop has been serving the Cuenca community for over 4 years now? In 2020, sales from the Thrift Shop contributed $16,740 to our programs here at Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope), and we gave away $6,675 worth of clothing to those in need. Through your generous donations of used items, we have additionally been able to provide beds, furniture, household items, kitchen utensils and more to those living on the edge and not able to afford such simple comforts.

We are grateful to all of you who support our Thrift Shop, either through your purchases or donations of items. If you are looking for somewhere to donate used items that you no longer need or want, we would gladly accept them with our commitment of putting them to the best use possible helping those in need. We accept donations of items Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. You can either drop them off at Esperanza Thrift Shop, located at Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Sucre, in Cuenca, or you can contact us for a pick-up. Thank you for your support.

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.

Expat in need

Dear Friends,

There is an expat here who needs your help. Stephen Taylor, has been here just over 5 years and was selling art and various creations at ferias to make a living. Over the past year, his health deteriorated and he sustained tremendous weight loss and debilitating weakness. He can only get around with using a walker. Because of the year’s quarantine due to Covid, and the disappearance of ferias, he has had virtually no income to pay for any kind of injuries. He needs hip surgery which is totally unaffordable at this point as the cost is about $2500 for the metal necessary to perform the surgery, apparently, and replace his fractured bones. It would also help with the recuperation he will need for two weeks. In the meanwhile, his muscle weakness increases, and his situation becomes more tenuous.

Times are hard for many nowadays but still, I am reaching out to the expat community to see if you can help this man in whatever ways you can. There is another person trying to help him now, and you can contact him to contribute, or offer other resources. Any contributions are much appreciated and will be used to help him in this situation.

If wishing to contribute, please telephone Mike at 097 935 9227 or 099 101 9542.

Thank you.

Diana Vera: 099 174 4740. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Rosa Linda Flower Shop by Israel Lopez

The best Roses, fresh for your home and any social event. We sow roses with a lot of love. Our delivery is free. We are grateful for all these years of loyalty to us.

Israel Lopez: 096 958 5647. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Thank you for voting for me for Best Massage Therapist

I am so happy to receive the honor of being voted Best Massage Therapist for the 8th year running!

I am also happy to say that I am healing nicely from my hip replacement operation and can offer you the same quality deep tissue massage that I always have.

$30/hr, or $40/90 minutes

I look forward to seeing you on my table.

Cameron Kayce MEd LMT: 099 987 4417. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Fundraising dinner for Paws with Hope of Cuenca

Italian Dinner Fundraiser for Paws with Hope of Cuenca

Paws with Hope is moving their location and needs help with funding the cost of the move and necessities.

Please join us for a fundraising dinner this Tuesday, February 23rd, from 5 to 8 PM at the

Jazz Society Café run by Mother and Son Family Kitchen.

$25 per person

This cover charge includes the cost of dinner.

Dinner choices:

All served with garlic bread, side salad, and dessert.

Eggplant rollatini

Chicken Parmesan

Beef Lasagna

**Cash bar**

We will also have an adoptable furry member of Paws with Hope at this event to meet and greet the visitors. We hope to see you there and appreciate your contribution.

Seating is limited. Reservations please to and include your name and choice of main course.

Payment is required in advance and can be paid to on PayPal.

Donations: PayPal

JD: .

City: Cuenca

Help Paws with Hope move

Hello Cuenca friends and friends of Paws with Hope. We are extremely thankful for all who are involved in keeping our rescue animals fed, sheltered, and vetted. Unfortunately, not too long ago we found out that that the owner of the house we recently rented has sold the house. Now we have no option but to relocate again. Luckily we have found a property that will allow the dogs and cats.

Currently we are home to 8 dogs: Ginger Bailey, Nila, Max, Scott, Gloria, Tala, and Peanut and 3 cats: Jake, Cleopatra, and Silas. Moving the animals again will not be easy and will not be low cost. We need to have the deposit money before Wednesday in order to secure the property.

So, we have no choice but to ask for help from the community and our supporters. We are just making it with food for the rescues and our other expenses so this move is not something we expected or can afford. Besides the deposit we need to come up with the first month’s rent and funding for the materials to raise and secure the fence to keep the rescue dogs safe and contained.

Any donation is very much appreciated. Also, if you are looking to adopt please send us a message. Paypal:


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 22nd, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100-1 Zoom y 101-1 Zoom, Cuenca.

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

Paco’s Blues will be at La Yunta on March 5th

Paco’s Blues will be playing the other side of the Yanuncay on March 5th.

Come on out and join us at the new La Yunta restaurant on Avenida 1 de Mayo.

It will be a great night of music and dancing in the beautiful atmosphere and open setting of La Yunta Restaurante.

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

It’s gonna be a great time… looking forward to seeing you there.


This show is limited attendance due to COVID restrictions so send us a request early.

For invitation reservations:

Email us a request including your name and the names of any additional guests to
Send us a Facebook message with your name and the names of any additional guests by going to the “Paco’s Blues” Facebook page and clicking on the Send Message button at the top of the page.

Friday, March 5th, from 7 PM till later on, $5, La Yunta Restaurante: 1 de Mayo between Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues:

February Wellness Week with Essential Oils

You are invited.

From Monday through Friday we will be sharing valuable information about essential oils and how to add these natural solutions to your daily routine.

Let’s talk about how this will work:

– First, you will be added to a WhatsApp group
– Every day we will send a short video with information about an essential oil
– We will open the comment section between 6pm and 8pm every night so we can interact and you can ask the questions you may have.
– At the end of the week, we will be sending all of the participants a free ebook.
– On Saturday, we will have an online class via Zoom to learn more about essential oils and its benefits. This day you’ll be participating in a raffle to win free products!

I’m sure you are going to enjoy this as much as we do.

If you would like to participate please contact me.

February 22nd, Free, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Sofia Bustamante: 098 200 3096. Call after: 8 AM.

Looking for a mule service


I am looking for someone who can deliver a light weight package to me containing business mail and reading glasses. Please let me know your travel schedule and the package will
be sent to your destination. You would receive your expected fee upon your return with many thanks.

Cherie Rose: .

City: Cuenca

Graphic designer

Good day,

Looking for graphic designer with some video experience. Need to put together 30 second video blog.

Ed: 095 883 1110. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for

Used electric screwdriver and drill

Ben: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a second hand bicycle

Hi everyone,

I’m looking to buy a second hand bicycle, if you have one available please contact me. Thank you.

Renee: .

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. There is an opportunity to meet some of the rescue dogs and people involved with Patan, Monday the 22nd, outdoors at a house in Cuenca.

For more information email

Aiden Massey: .

City: Cuenca

Exercise bike

I’m looking for a used exercise bike. Preferably one that folds up for easy storage.

Ed Greene: 099 819 8706. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Seeking afternoon employment helping you or your children

On-line learning is a real challenge for youngsters and if they are English speaking with classes in Spanish, it can be even worse. Why not ask a real, live teacher to come to your home to tutor them? Or, if it works out better for you, she could tutor on line using Zoom – she has experience with that. She has her own children, so knows how to reach a child. Sometimes all it takes to help a child is someone who is there just for that child and is able to focus exclusively on them.

My friend is looking for work from 2 to 6 PM. She is a 42-year-old teacher with two teenagers who is currently earning a measly $200 a month. Her husband suffered from leukemia for a long time and has now died. She has to pay medical bills for him and is struggling just to make ends meet on that salary. Her children are in school and she works in the morning but needs a job in the afternoon to provide enough income for the family to eat properly and have the bare essentials, and to help pay the bills. She doesn’t speak English but is able to use Google Translate. She can tutor, cook, clean, and do gardening or other tasks around the home or office.

There is nothing like having a native speaker of Spanish assist your child with their Spanish classes. If you can’t employ her for a whole week, even an afternoon or two would help and hopefully someone else could employ her the other days. If you have a heart to help, please contact me,

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy used iPhones for environmental projects

They will be donated to Ecuador’s indigenous nations for use in the mapping of their territories, by Andes Amazon Conservancy

Donations also accepted.

Adam Gebb: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for money organizers

Hey expats, Hope everyone is well.

I’m trying to see if I can find money organizers here in Cuenca but I have no idea where to go.
Hope someone here has an idea and can help me.

Thank you so much.

Stay safe,

Maria: .

City: Cuenca

Looking to contact Mary Thomajan

Mary, I believe you have my dryer sheets. I have been trying to reach you and there was no email on your post. Please write me at so I can get them for you. I can describe to you the package and brand.

Lorraine Askam: 098 700 4977. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Sound isolating drywall wall

Do not worry about external noises that disturb your peace, privacy guaranteed, you will no longer listen to your neighbors, nor them to you.
Relax and we’ll take care of it.
We ensure speed, efficiency and quality.

The professional package includes:
• Drywall wall
• Isolating material
• Finishes and painting
• Cleanliness and quality

Noise reduction by 80%
$500 for a 9mt2 wall, the price varies by wall size.

Av. Paseo de los Cañaris y Luis Larrea Alba.

Juan Camba: 096 375 2140

February wellness week with essential oils

You are invited,

From Monday through Friday we will be sharing valuable information about essential oils and how to add these natural solutions to your daily routine.

Let’s talk about how this will work:
– First, you will be added to a WhatsApp group
– Every day we will send a short video with information about an essential oil
– We will open the comment section between 6 and 8 PM every night so we can interact and you can ask the questions you may have.
– At the end of the week, we will be sending all of the participants a free eBook.
– On Saturday, we will have an online class via Zoom to learn more about essential oils and its benefits. This day you’ll be participating in a raffle to win free products.
I’m sure you are going to enjoy this as much as we do.

If you would like to participate please contact me.

Cuenca. February 22nd

Sofia Bustamante: 098 200 3096

Camba’s Contratista

We do works of: residential and industrial electricity, security cameras, electric fences, fire detection systems, drywall (walls and ceiling), plumbing (cold water and hot water), Smithy ceramic and porcelain tile installation, general remodeling.

Address: Av. Paseo de los Cañaris, Cuenca.

Business contact information:
096 375 2140

Juan Camba

Rosa Linda private tour to rose farm

You would like to enjoy a wonderful day knowing a rose farm, knowing the mountains, breathing fresh air. A day of adventure. My name is Israel and I do private tours of 2 or 3 people with all the biosecurity measures. You will have a great time with me.


Israel Lopez: 098 668 0859

Pet food and supplies; home delivery

Royal Canin, Proplan, Complete, Balanced, Ricocan, Propac, Cat litter (clumping and not, with fragrance and free fragrance), kill fleas products, beds, shampoo, canned food, wet food, transporters, beds, pet houses, and supplies … 093 922 0342.

Address 1: Padre Julio Matovelle St 3-58 and Juan Iñiguez / Address 2: Challuabamba..

Mónica Velasco: 093 922 0342

Certified English/Spanish/English translator

I want to put under your consideration my services as certified English Spanish translator, by the Justice System of Ecuador. For legal documents translation, visa documents translation, POA´s etc. Also, the service of Ecuadorian Apostille.

Loja, and Ecuador. February 21st, from 1 to 8 PM

Ulises Acosta: 09 370 9519

Hairdressing service, massages and waxing

Atrévete Room: Attended by Miriam and María. Services: hairdressing ladies and gentlemen, colorimetry, highlights, hair root retouch, we have great offers for this month of inauguration, we also have manicures and pedicures, body waxing. We are located in Gran Colombia 5-10 and Mariano Cuevas, C.c Luzuriaga ground floor, local 11, telephones: 09 637 0945 / 098 602 3320 and by email, by appointment.

Gran Colombia 5-10 y Mariano Cuevas C.C Luzuriaga planta baja local 11. Gran Colombia 5-10 y Mariano Cuevas edif. Luzuriaga planta baja local 11 From Monday to Saturday hours: 9 AM to 6 PM.

María León

Local and long-distance moving and packing service

We are a full-service moving company that can do everything from moving a few items around in your home, to packing, to relocating an entire home or business across the city areas and long distance towns across Ecuador. We have a staff of trained movers and use well-maintained, professional trucks and equipment. We have the most dedicated and accountable team, because we all have a great stake in the success of every move. We want to be known as the best, most trustworthy Cuencano movers around. No gringo prices, assuring a fair and accurate charge for what you really need. Write us and ask for a free quote and more information:

Visit our Website:

Avenida Don Bosco s/n entre Pedro Bravo y El Salado.

Jamil: 098 400 1020

Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself. Ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness.

We are willing to provide you:

– Physical Rehabilitation.
– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).
– Therapeutic massage.

All these services in the comfort of your home.

Home visit. Previous appointment

Carlos Cabeza: 096 292 7668

Thanks from Polylepis Tours Ecuador/ Best Travel Company

“Polylepis Tours Ecuador”, thanks all who supported us to be chosen as the Best Travel Agency for the fourth consecutive year.
We will continue to offer our tours with the best possible service.
Whatever you need in Cuenca or Ecuador, it will be a pleasure to serve you.

Att. Edison Juca

Calle Larga 6-28.

Edison: 099 355 7648

Have you recharged your fire extinguisher lately?

Don’t bother! Use CosasPrep’s revolutionary fire extinguisher ball instead. There is no need for annual inspections or maintenance. Our lightweight fire extinguisher ball can easily be used by anyone – even children, and has a 5-year lifespan.

It is very simple to use. Just throw the ball into a fire and within 3 to 5 seconds, once the extinguisher ball reaches 270 degrees Celsius it will “explode” a dry chemical fire suppressant that covers and puts out the fire. The fire extinguisher ball comes with a metal frame that can be placed near propane tanks, circuit breaker boxes, kitchen or anyplace that is at risk of fire. Silently guarding against fire, it will put out a fire – even if nobody is near.

This is an ABC fire extinguisher, so it will put out fires from grease or combustible gas. Thanks to advanced technology, the fire extinguisher ball is harmless to humans and the environment even if dispersed near a person. $25.75 each, or 2 for $40. Available for pickup or delivery. For delivery, please add $4.50

A website link that illustrates the extinguisher’s effectiveness with video is shown in the comments below. P.S. The Sunrise Cafe store is now open 7-days a week, including Mondays.

Store # 1: Sunrise Café at Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo, Store # 2: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral. Sunrise Cafe: 9 AM to 3 PM daily. Simon Bolivar Store: 9 AM to 6 PM except Sundays.

Kent Mills:

Furniture designers and reupholstery services

We can restore any type of old, damaged, or worn-out furniture at affordable prices. With a reputation for quality workmanship and with a wide range of fabrics to choose from, our team of experienced re-upholsterers will work with you to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Our services:

Furniture reupholstery Sofas, Couches and Sleepers Window Seating Cushions
Upholstered Headboards
Custom Chairs and Armchairs
Leather Furniture
Furniture Modifications
Furniture repairs
Recliners repair and Restoration
Foam replacement
Springs replacement
Antique Restoration
Furniture Refinishing
Free estimates
Pick up and Delivery
Satisfaction guarantee

Mariano Cueva. 9 AM


Leonardo’s Landscaping Service

Winner as the Best Gardener Gringo Post 2021 *****
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

Your satisfaction is guaranteed
Please Note: My ***New Cell Phone number: 096 904 8247
WhatsApp 096 904 8247



Cuenca’s doctors work with VIP Home Healthcare

Cuenca’s doctors tend to appreciate VIP Home Healthcare–maybe because VIP appreciates Cuenca’s Doctors. Mutual respect is a valuable commodity within Cuenca’s professional community.

Our caregivers have assisted Cuenca’s doctors inside their local facilities at their request. This works because over 90% of VIP’s salaried in-home caregivers are licensed nurses and doctors themselves. In return, many of Cuenca’s doctors are quick to make visits to our client’s homes when needed and requested. With VIP, medical care is truly a team effort to provide the best possible outcome for our clients.

We were recently voted Cuenca’s Best Home Healthcare Provider. When you need Competent, Compassionate Care in your home, VIP Home Healthcare is here for you.

098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima..

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca: 098 329 8243

Delicious tortillas de maiz, free sample giveaway

First things first. I am Gloria Guadalupe Benitez and I wish to thank everyone for your support in testing the sample tortillas two weeks ago and for becoming regular users. Your response means the world to me and has encouraged me to continue improving the product.

For those of you who did not have the chance to try these delicious tortillas, I will be offering more free samples and selling tortillas at Parque San Sebastian this Wednesday, February 24th from 10AM while samples last.

The price is $1.85 p/dozen and does not include delivery.

I truly hope to see you there.
Gloria B.

Avenida 1ro de Mayo, Condominios Altos del Valle #2. February 24th, from 10 AM while samples last.

Gloria Guadalupe Benitez A: 099 010 7309

Guitar repair and lessons

Professional guitar repair and modifications. 40+ years’ experience. Guitar lessons available as well. Professional, reliable and guaranteed. John Marshall 097 952 0634


John Marshall

Recommendation for KolibrI restaurant

Food with real flavor, international menu, with Guatemalan recipes. 2×1 on breakfasts, delicious lunch and dinner. Peaceful and tranquil environment on a gorgeous patio full of plants and flowers.

Address: Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo streets.

Contact information: 099 269 9659

Recommended by David Perez:

Recommendation for Family’s Muebles, furniture shop

When looking for a new sofa, I found that the big name places were overpriced, but a lot of local places in el Centro offered sofas that were too hard or narrow for my taste. I then stumbled across this furniture shop and found that they can custom make sofas to your style and measurements. I was able to choose the firmness/softness of the sofa cushions and choose the fabric and even the color of the wooden feet. It was a very reasonable price and allowed me to get exactly what I wanted. The customer service was excellent. They even came to my home to take the exact measurements.

Address: Vargas Machuca 10-47 y Mariscal Lamar

Contact information: 099 126 7462

Recommended by Suzanne Bell:

Recommendation for Barbecue Palace Indian restaurant

The best Indian restaurant in Cuenca has reopened in a new location on Paucarbamba (next to clinica Paucarbamba). It used to be my go-to place for Indian food until it closed for a while during the pandemic, so I was very excited to find out it has reopened. I went on Tuesday evening and it was absolutely delicious, and brilliant service.

100% recommend you try this place if you like Indian food, it’s by far the best in Cuenca.

Address: 4-114 Av Paucarbamba

Contact information: +593 99 579 0392

Recommended by Suzanne Bell:

Recommendation for Croz Cell, cell phone service and accessories

I live on Ordonez Lasso and needed some iPhone service and a case for my phone. All was completed with original Apple stuff. The price was decent and the service was completed while at the counter. It’s nice to have such a store near my casa, so close.

Address: Av. Ordonez Lasso 6-33 y Los Olivos (Edificio Orebri)

Contact information: 098 458 4915

Recommended by Michael J O’Keefe:

Recommendation for Innova computer repair, electronics repair

My laptop required a complicated hardware repair and Paul completed the job in one day. He also took the time to clean it and replace another part without charge. He has done work for me in the past and has always been thorough and fair. If you have an electronic device that needs repair, you’d do well to give him a call.

Address: Amazonas 1-02 y Unidad Nacional

Contact information: 099 976 9913

Recommended by T. McGann: 099 085 8924

Recommendation for Emilio of all trades, jack of all trades

Is your furniture too low to the ground? Is it getting harder to get up out of your favorite chair? If you are tall or just have long legs sometimes the furniture here is difficult to get up from. I understand why the furniture is made for shorter people, but I don’t have to like it…or live with it.

We asked Emilio if he could make a metal frame to put under our electric recliners to make them taller. They used to sit right on the floor. He came out and measured and as you can see in the photos… he took care of our problem. They match the existing frames of our recliners so they even look nice. They are the perfect height now and our knees don’t crack and creek when we get up… Sometimes it’s the little things that make you happiest! Thanks so much Emilio!

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 699 5694

Recommended by Nancy Hemingway:

Mujeres Con Exito, Wednesday delivery

Orders are received until Monday at 5 PM for Wednesday delivery every week. Delivery occurs between 11 AM and 1 PM. Delivery is included in all meal pricing.

— 8 Barbecue wings and fries. Served with our house mayonnaise. $15.
— 8 Egg Rolls (shrimp, pork, vegetable) Order fried or ready to fry. Served with Vietnamese sauce and Sriracha sauce. $15.
–1 Quesadilla, served with chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo. $12
— 4 mixed pieces Fried Chicken. Served with Mashed potatoes and salad. $12.
— 1 Liter Minestrone soup. Special recipe of Chef Bruce Wilkins, who has taught our Chef Arlin to make this delicious soup. $10 includes delivery
— 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 22nd, Delivery is February 24th,, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Order your pastrami or corned beef this week

Pastrami or corned beef: $13 per lb.

Pastrami or corned beef sandwich on rye with vegetable soup: $10 plus delivery.

Delivery only.

Don’t miss the opportunity to place your order.

Andreas 098 398 2821

Week of February 22nd, delivery only

Nathaly Vivas chef, we cook your favorite food, weekly service

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

~We cook your favorite food at home~

My services consist of:

I design your menu with American/Asian/Mediterranean/European/Latin American food or what you want to eat. I make your shopping list and, if you prefer, I can do the shopping for you. Guaranteeing your economy.

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

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

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

Normal or sugar free desserts.

Everyday, I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Thanks for your patronage on Valentine’s Day – we enjoyed preparing a special meal for you. Also, thanks for your continued support throughout the pandemic. As always, we are open seven days a week to serve you with dine-in, take-out and home delivery service of our extensive and varied menu. Drop by our park-side location, give us a call, or Facebook your order 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

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

Every day 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, Pick up or delivery I live in downtown, Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Cooking class at the Alliance Française

Thank you also for voting us Best of GringoPost Best Cooking Class, 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-in …

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)

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


Free-range grass-fed organic eggs

Happy hens; free-range eggs, free of antibiotics, hormones, and stress. All natural.

$8 for the carton (30 eggs) delivered

$4.50 1/2 carton (15 )

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

Empanadas Argentinas

Delicious homemade Argentine empanadas, baked. Meat, ham and cheese and caprese. Home delivery.

Rafaela Carrabs: 099 885 0934. Call after: 3 PM.

City: Cuenca

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


I sell organic butter, gazpacho Andaluz

This week we bring excellent quality products such as: organic butter per pound organic ghee 200g / 400g / 550g almonds one pound walnuts one liter gazpacho with organic products place your order until Wednesday and we will deliver it to your home on Thursday.

1lb Organic Butter – $3
200gr Ghee – $6.5
400gr Ghee – $12.50
550gr Ghee – $15.50
1lb Walnuts – $5.50
1lb Almonds – $5.50
1liter Gazpacho Andaluz – $5

8 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram Qorighee

Alpaca farm tour

Burgay is a community belonging to Cantón Biblian in the province of Cañar, 45 minutes from the City of Cuenca. Here is a beautiful alpaca farm. These beautiful cameloids are native to the South American Andes and ubiquitous in this ancient community.

A visit to Alpatushin-Burgay is a wonderful experience. Come to admire its green landscape and its crafts made with alpaca fiber. For reservations you can write to: or WhatsApp 098 736 8822. Plan to spend a day with us. It will be a great pleasure to see you here.

February 22, 2021, Biblian

Carmen Loja

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 22, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

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 $1.00
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 are Mon thru Sat: 10 AM to 8 PM. Sun: 10 AM to 5 PM., Milenium Plaza

Alex Tapia: 096 935 6461

A big thank you from GringoPost’s Best Bakery and Bagels 2021

Matthew’s Bagels and Bakery Store – bagels and so much more, Best Bakery and Bagels 2021.

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. 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 breads are sourdough except for the bagels.

And 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 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

Quick, order now before our horseradish is all gone

Be sure to add this item to your shopping list before it is gone. We have a limited supply of “Angry Serbian” Prepared Horseradish now available at El Mundo Orgánico ($6.50 per bottle).

In addition to our fresh, organic and natural fruits and vegetables, we also have a newly updated product list with pricing that includes many, many more of our organic, natural, vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, biodegradable products as well as organic, farmed, grass-fed or naturally cured meat and fish products.

Our naturally cured meat products (no sodium nitrate or “liquid smoke” was used in the curing of the meats) are bacon (1/2 lb. and 1 lb. packages), bacon bits, pulled pork, whole ham, sliced ham, ham hocks and ground sausage (mild and hot) from King’s Smokehouse, GringoPost’s 2021 Best Smoked Products award winner.

For home delivery only at this time, you can order Nunkui’s grass-fed beef and farmed Paiche fish products. Nunkui is GringoPost’s 2021 Best Butchered Beef award winner. The available cuts of beef are beef tenderloin, steak and brisket. Filets of farmed Paiche, a mild-flavored fish with a texture similar to lobster, are also offered. We also accept special orders for these products.

And last, but not least, we now have organic whole chickens (frozen) for sale at our store location. If you would prefer fresh chicken, we will also deliver fresh organic chicken, whole or in parts, with two days’ advance notice. If you would like to have your chicken provided boneless and/or skinless, we accept special orders for the organic chicken as well.

Our updated product list with pricing can be found on the Home Page of our website, We will soon have the e-commerce page of our website functioning, but for now, we accept orders only via email ( and via What’s App texts to 093 906 2640.

Our store is located on Francisco Cisneros, just one building south of the intersection with Autopista 582 – Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal (also known as Enrique Arízaga Toral), a short 5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from Gringolandia. Find us on Google Maps by entering “El Mundo Orgánico” (not “Mundo Orgánico” or you will end up in the wrong place).

Remember, if you have a special request for a fruit or vegetable (or any other edible product for that matter), please let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

Have a great day.

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

February 22, 2021, Francisco Cisneros y Autopista Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal (also known as “Enrique Arízaga Toral”)

Pei’s pot stickers (Chinese food)

Hello friends in Cuenca, I am Pei with Chinese food. 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
Shrimp pork 12 pics /$7
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
Crispy sweet &sour pork $10
Twice cooked pork $10
General Tso Tsung-tang $10
Chicken wrings with cola $8
Tofu $8
Vegetable dish $5
Crispy green beans $6
Red beans pasta $5 (around 300g)

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

February 22nd, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

Fresh salmon arrives Friday 2/26

Reserve your large fillets or smaller portions.

Two new products join the Cuenca Salmon Family of products.
* Smoked Grouper
* Grouper Pate (Schmear)

We now have over 60 products to choose from.
Shop from the comfort of your easy chair. Deliveries six days a week.

Monday Feb. 22nd, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

New restaurant at Historical Center

Inside Hotel Carvallo, a new run-by family restaurant with international chef from Guatemala, Kolibri

2×1 on breakfasts

Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo streets. Wednesdays to Sundays from 8 AM to 9 PM

Josue Meneses: 099 269 9659

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.

Check out our story:

February 21, 2021, Quito

Carmen: 098 453 4019

Meat Lasagna + free dessert $6,95 – Chef Narcissa

Don’t miss our special this week: meat lasagna with salad and garlic bread + free dessert for $6.95

Dessert options include:

– Cheesecake
– Mocha Walnut Pie
– Apple Crisp
– Death by Chocolate cake

We also have our regular menu with delicious sandwiches like Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi, Grilled Lamb Burger and more. Plus, all your favorite plates: Mac and Cheese, Buddha Bowl, Meatloaf…

We have 4-portion trays of lasagna:

– Meat Lasagna $16
– Chicken Lasagna $14
– Vegetarian Lasagna $12

*Please order your lasagna at least 3 hours in advance

They all come with delicious homemade garlic bread.

Our Facebook was blocked so we have a new page, find us as Foods Cuenca. Feel free to call or WhatsApp, I’ll be happy to help.

Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 9 PM, Cuenca

Josellys: 099 262 4044

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