Last year, 2020, I could use JEP saving card getting cash from ATM of Banco de Pichincha, but now this year, 2021, ATM of Banco de Pichincha listed my JEP card as blocked on screen (but POS payment is successful). What’s the matter with JEP card?


An attitude of gratitude to members of the Cuenca expat community

In response to an opinion piece published elsewhere on March 7, shaming expats over 65 who request IVA refunds (which might be deleted before this is published), I feel compelled to post a different, more positive perspective here:

–Thank you for maintaining sufficient healthcare coverage even after you received your permanent residency visa and you no longer have to prove to the government that you or your family and friends can cover the cost of any medical calamity.

–Thank you for having sufficient income above the $400/mo minimum, which is the poverty wage of Ecuador. If you cannot sustain your chosen lifestyle as an expat, you make a change privately.

–Thank you for the respect you show the expat community by assuming they are adults who have found their own ways to donate, whether it be to a recognized charity or one individual, without being hounded during this worldwide, soul-crushing time with pleas to support those whom you deem worthy or be told how you should be charitable with your stimulus checks.

–Thank you for living the belief that being an expat is a privilege. Fitting in as a good neighbor by accepting what may be irksome to us reflects on us all.

Here’s hoping 2021 improves for everyone. Feel free to add your gratitude in the comments.

Sharon McAdams

Beautiful, affectionate cat

I cat sat for a friend and learned that the cat was badly abused by my friend’s other cat. Jesse is a spayed, calico cat who is very affectionate, and was love-starved when she came to me. She is just a sweet, loving cat, but I didn’t realize that I was very allergic to her, until I became bronchospastic and had difficulty breathing. Jesse is shy when first meeting people and is a master at hiding, but will come out when she feels safe. It took her only one day to cozy up to me, and a good week to come out when others were around. She would make a purrrrrrfect pet for a single person, but probably would not do well with children.

Janet C: 098 518 5539. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Nearly one year of Covid response – and we carry on with your help

We’ve been on a roll. It’s coming up on one year now where we’ve been providing an array of unique services to those most affected by the impacts of Covid here in Ecuador. This crisis has exhausted everyone, everywhere, including the many organizations who have been helping. Many have had to scale back or even stop their means of assistance.

However, here at Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope), we carry on with new energy. We have recently increased our medical, nutritional and psychological support to those most vulnerable, as we continue to see their daily situations worsen. Covid has affected so many, and for those who were already sick and poor – those already living on the edge – they have felt the brunt of it.

We are eternally grateful for your support since the beginning of this crisis, and we know that together we can continue our life-saving work here in our Cuenca community. Please help at whatever level you can – every little bit helps.

To help us continue to help those in need, you can donate at:, or visit our website for other donation options: We also accept cash and local bank transfers – contact us for more information. Thank you so much – we cannot do this without you.

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

City: Cuenca

Pet shipping in cargo on flights to US?

Hello Everyone,

I am planning a trip to the US and wanted to know if anyone could recommend an airline or two that permits 30 pound dogs (I have a crate) to be shipped internationally from GYE in the cargo hold?

Thanks so much for your info.

Gerri: .

City: Guayaquil

Come out for some musical fun with Mike and the Wahines

This is an invitation to enjoy some musical fun with Mike and the Wahines.

If you love ukulele music and great voices, come join us on Sunday, March 14th at 4 PM at Santorino’s Pizzería on Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 and Remigio Crespp. Due to Covid restrictions, reserve in advance at 097 998 1179. Seating will be limited, and we will be observing hand sanitization, social distancing and mask wearing (when not eating). Cover charge is $5. See you there.

Sunday, March 14th, from 4 to 6 PM, $5. Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 and Remigio Crespo, Cuenca.

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962. Call after: 9 AM.

Don’t miss great music at La Yunta

Time’s running out to make reservations for Azuay Community Theater’s musical review at La Yunta restaurant Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14.

Shows kick off at 5 PM each day. Donation $10 at the door. Limited seating, so reservations are required. Email for reservations. All proceeds go to Azuay Community Theater.

Featured are:

Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot backing each other as they share many of their favorite blues and Americana compositions;

Cuenca’s own Broadway Star Cindy Benson covering show tunes and the Great American Song Book backed by the versatile David Z on keyboards;

Northern Roots, performing great harmonies over classic Americana, with Jeff Schinsky, Glenn David, Sara HB and Kristen Grzegorek; and

Ray Lewis with his eclectic bag of blues, country and folk.

We hope folks can team up and make reservations for four or more. It’s sort of like showering with friends, only different, and would not only help us have a bigger crowd, but would make Sole’s life a lot easier!

There’s a better than even chance that folks without reservations may be turned away. So reserve already.

If you don’t know already, La Yunta is on the south side of Primero de Mayo just east of Las Americas.

Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14, 2021, $10, La Yunta, on the south side of Primero de Mayo just east of Las Americas, Cuenca.

Ray Lewis:

This week in La Guarida

Who doesn’t love good films, delicious food, incredible art, quality music shows? We have another incredible week for you. Come and visit us for breakfast. We understand that for some we may be a bit out of their way; however, we guarantee you that we are not as far you think and that your visit will be worthwhile. We care for what we do. Organic and delicious. Check out our calendar for this week.

In Observance of International Women’s Day: “Café con Juana”
The incredible and talented Ecuadorian actress, Juana Estrella, will join us. She will interview incredible women who will share their experience and their talents. We will highlight Karen Kennedy (soprano), Tata Rodríguez (chef La Chichería), Issa Aguilar (poet) and Karen Espinoza (musician). Apart Juana will do some theatre monologues and food will be also served. Cost $10.

Tuesday 6:45 PM. The Law of Desire.
Pedro Almodóvar is beloved everywhere. The Spanish director’s earlier masterpieces are not often shown. Here is a rare opportunity to see a young Antonio Banderas and Carmen Maura. Two iconic Almodóvar actors in a delicious film. Almodóvar is certainly best in his earlier years and “The Law Of Desire” marks the trend that he will continue on for most of his life until now.

Wednesday 6:45 PM. A Streetcar Named Desire.
Tennessee Williams. Elian Kazan. Vivian Leigh. Marlon Brando. One of the great American classics.

Thursday 7 PM. ‘El Tiestero’ – exhibit.
Free. No dinner reservations necessary. A brand-new exhibit is opening up this Thursday. “The works of el Tiestero” will highlight Eduardo Segovia’s private collection. Come see a unique and Latin American showcase of paintings and other mediums. La Guarida will have more than 50 pieces exhibited and on sale. ‘El Tiestero’ is a space solely dedicated to exhibiting art and is for free. Come and check it out.

Saturday 7:30 PM: Vanessa Regalado and Natalie Rojas showcase Women in Opera.
The incredible soprano Vanessa Regalado accompanied by the very talented Natalie Rojas will offer us a unique lyric concert. A rare opportunity to be so close in an acoustically magical space. Our capacity is very limited and we are close to selling out. Don’t be left out of this incredible musical experience.

All of our events are with dinner reservations required (unless noted). Call to make your reservations 099 806 8071.

March 8th, from 8 AM to 8 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Thank you from CosasPrep

We want to express our gratitude to the many vendors and customers at our well-attended feria last Saturday. After a year since the lockdown, it was great to get out and enjoy human interactions again.

Save the dates: Future ferias will be held on the 1st Saturday of every month at CosasPrep. (The next one will be:

Saturday April 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM, free, Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estévez de Toral, Cuenca.

Kent Mills:

The Free and 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.

March 8th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

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

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

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

Digestive Issues
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

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

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.

Inquire about other services I offer.
Schedule your massage today! you deserve to feel great.

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

Elizabeth Vila: 099 9879713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for land around Quito

Looking for 10+ HA of raw or developed land in the Quito area, no more than 2 hours away from Quito. Looking for a very good deal such as a fire sale, but I can close quickly and would even be willing to pay a referral fee for a truly excellent deal. Requirements: – 10 HA + – Must have paved road access – Water, electricity and internet available. ***** No condos or houses on small land.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Dry needling


Looking for a physical therapist or other health professional providing dry needling in Cuenca.

Kristine White: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for Ashwagandha

I have trouble sleeping (probably have too much Cortisol). This root can lower Cortisol levels and would like any information on where it can be purchased. Thanks in advance for any assistanc.

Martin P Doherty: .

City: Cuenca

Shipping animals back to US

Does anyone have any information on shipping animals back to the US without using a pet shipping company?

Etta Grimed: .

City: Cuenca

Baby sitter

Hi, my name is Arshii. I am a house mother. I am searching for a job, full-time or part-time for a baby sitter. I have a daughter 6-years old and can continue my job with her.

Arshi: 099 540 2058. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Coconut oil

Why, in a country with coconuts freely and cheaply available, is coconut oil so expensive with no discernible scent? I’m from Canada, and a km or more of the most beautiful natural coconut oil is $20, while here in Cuenca, a tiny jar is anywhere from $9 to $11?

Any alternate sources?

Susie: 098 738 3897. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for English native speaker girl/woman

Looking for an English native speaker girl or woman who wants to take care (play, talk, sing songs…) of a 3-year old baby a few hours a day every day. Place: Salinas-Ecuador

Baby: .

City: Salinas

Looking for a real estate appraiser

Real estate appraiser needed from the Otavalo area to appraise a retreat center there. I welcome any recommendations, including those based in Quito and other areas nearby.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cotacachi

Looking for personal assistant job

I would like to offer my services as a personal assistant, I’m an experienced bilingual business professional (Spanish / English). I have organizational and computer skills, I have problem-solving ability, I have good attitude. My work would involve a wide variety of tasks, like: accompanying you to medical appointments, translations, interpreter and making phone calls. I’m available for work as an interpreter for individuals, businesses or groups.

Alice: .

City: Quito (capital)

Looking to buy a high-quality air fryer

We would like to buy an air fryer; high quality and performance.

If you have one for sale, great.
If you have a brand you can recommend, great.
If you have a store you would recommend to buy it great. (we already know about Sukasa and Super Stock … both $$$$$)

Appreciate any info you can give: by email or call me …

Thank you

Ken: 096 950 6605. Call after: 3 PM.

City: Cuenca

Gardening, handyman, shopping services

I offer the following services:

• Cutting grass; I have my own tools, grass cutter and cordless grass trimmer.
• Grocery shopping, medicamentos, etc.
• Handyman

I have good references in the expat community in case you need them.

Luis Alejandro Luna: 099 879 2985 / 099 840 7961. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Patan Animal Rescue Facebook designer

I’m involved with Patan animal rescue here in Cuenca. Looking to recruit a volunteer with expertise in setting up a professional looking facebook group to help promote Patan. Patan has a marketing and media manager and graphic designer so the branding team is in place. There will be video and photos to be uploaded to facebook on a regular basis.

Aiden Massey:

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito is seeking garage sale donations

Do you have items around your home that you are no longer using? We would love to take them off your hands for our women and for a future garage sale. You can drop off your donations on Monday or Tuesday from 8 AM to noon. Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez. If you have more than you can carry, please contact us for pickup.

Debby Larsen: .

City: Cuenca

Banco Bolivariano CD renewed

My visa CD is deposited in the Banco Bolivariano.

Recently I heard that because they do not have the new system of the Immigration Bureau, they cannot renew the expired CD .

Has anyone heard of or encountered this situation?



City: Cuenca

Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and custom made furniture

At Tapicería Moderna we work with dedication to give you the best upholstery services possible. We are the best choice for clients who need upholstery services. We can give your loved furniture a new look. Our reupholsters can recreate the piece of your choice by removing the existing Material and replacing with a new fabric. If you need springs fixed for your favorite chair, new padding for your couch, or woodwork refurbished on your Antique piece, we can help.

Contact us today.


Custom made sofas
Sofa Reupholstery
Recliner Restoration
Recliner repair
Antique furniture Restoration
Cushions replacement
Design custom crafted furniture
Leather Restoration
Leather repair
Leather re dyeing
Spring replacement
Furniture Modifications
Furniture legs replacement
Furniture Refinishing
Custom made Recliners
Antique Restoration
Pick up and Delivery

Mariano Cueva. 9 AM


C&C unisex hair design and barber shop

It is our mission to provide our clients with luxury treatments, customized to cater for your unique look. Serviced exclusively by licensed and certified Beauty Therapists, Nail technicians, Barber therapists.

C&C the family hair salon, combining the most modern techniques in the industry and years of beauty expertise to provide a uniquely friendly yet professional service that’s guaranteed to give you that glamorous look you’ve been looking for.

Clemencia Vizhñay and her highly professional team are well qualified to offer the highest standard of cutting, straightening, colouring, styling, blow-drying, barbering, nails, etc.

We are proud to be exclusive of Affinage Hair Care, color and Styling products, and are dedicated to continuous education to deliver current trends to our clients.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Salon for a relaxing and indulgent experience.

C&C’s Prices

Manicure+Pedicure unisex $12
Only Manicure $5
Only pedicure $9
Men’s haircut $5
Shaved with hot steamer+hot towel+facial exfoliating gentle face massage $10
Women’s haircut $8
Blow dry $5 and up
Hair color +Cut + Style $30 and up
Highlights with foils $45 and up
Highlights with cap $30 and up
Roots touched up $20
Gray hair treatment $10
Hair treatment to prevent split ends , seal the cuticle of your hair $10 $15
Facial waxing $10
Leg wag $5 $7 $10
Full leg wax $8 $12
Bikini wax $$$$
Book today 098 814 8902

Walk-ins are welcome but we prefer appointments for your convenience; then you don’t have to wait longer.

Avenida Ordoñez Lasso y los Claveles Riverside Building right next door from Pichincha Bank.

Clemencia Vizhñay: 098 814 8902

Whale Watching-Manta/Manabí, Coastal Journeys, join us

Interested in seeing the Manta/Manabí, Coastal Communities? Join us for a comprehensive Journey.

Whale Watching-Manta/Manabí, Coastal Journeys!Join Us.

MantaJourneys – 9 days / 8 nights traveling the Manabi Coast

Come explore with me and Timón! Google Manta Journeys for details. When on the website, go to Journey a tab for itinerary. Also check out our 2 YouTube channels Lisa Coons & Manta Journeys

Offering intimate, private 9 day/ 8 night Journeys of the entire Manabi Ecuador Pacific Coast with whale watching included.

Extremely exclusive and limited as I only do 2-3 Journeys per summer between June 15-September 1st!

Your Journey includes transportation from Guayaquil airport, native Ecuadorian insured private drivers, expat travel advisor/travels with you (me) on the Journey of 9 days/8 nights. Please look at the itinerary for details of the stops along the Journey.

Lodging and food expenses estimated to be $135 per night per person, private room, can be lower depending on your level of room accommodations. A couple saves $$$ with a shared room of course.

Complimentary juice and pastries for breakfast provided each morning as your day begins.

*Misc optional 1/2 day side excursions available throughout the tour available at your own expense as well. At the welcome meeting on your second night in Manta, these options are explained during dinner.

**Call me for the estimates on costs of lodging but I can say this now, excluding airfare to get from North America to Manta, Ecuador the estimated cost for lodging and food beyond the Journey cost itself, I can keep at $1,000 or less for 8 nights. This includes food and lodging expense. I arrange in advance all lodging with safe, local accommodations that meet guest expectations on each Journey. I am also staying as well as I accompany every Journey. Also included is a meet and greet with various local expats, (friends of mine I’ve met in my four years living in Manta) who have moved to the areas along with some local rental agents and realtors for information purposes, question and answer sessions.

1 person – $895
2-3 people – $465

Just Google MantaJourneys to find our website and YouTube channel.

Please call me or make a phone appointment on the website in the appointment/calendar section. Also our Facebook page is Manta Ecuador Pacific Coast Journeys.

Reachable at
WhatsApp +593 98 671 0365
US number 1 407 818 1273

1/5 Via Barbasquillo EC 130802. June 15 – September 15, 2021

Lisa Coons

Baseball card collection

Baseball card Collection….If interested please contact us:

440 cards.

WhatsApp# 099 524 6166

Cuenca, Ecuador. March, 2021

Martin Avila

Best lodge in Ecuadorian Amazon, discounted prices 2021!

Do not miss this great opportunity only until June 2021.

Best lodge in Ecuadorian Amazon. 50% off

The best Lodge of the Ecuadorian Rainforest offers special of 40% off until April, 2021:
Sacha Lodge

This rate includes: accommodation, all meals, private guides:
4 nights/ 5 days: $690 p/p in double room & $790 for single room
3 nights/ 4 days: $590 p/p in double room & $690 for single room

Visit the unique and only observation tower, suspension bridge, night walks and the most important customized private program with a Naturalist Native Guide in Spanish.
(additional price for English Guide applies)

For information: Angela Hally: What’s app 099 251 9679

Coca, Orellana Province. Mondays or the 5 days program and Fridays for 4 days program

Angela Hally

Miguel technology

Hello, Good morning, my name is Miguel. I am Venezuelan. I have 10 years of experience working with electronic equipment repair. I have worked in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

I offer you Technical service for your cell phone, tablet, computer, TV, wireless networks. All your electronic equipment.

I work with all brands, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, Ph, Asus, Lenovo, Sony, Panasonic, among others.

Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo. Every day

Miguel Aguilar: 098 021 1815

Are you feeling out of sorts? I can help adjust you

My name is Dr. Duane H. Connell, D.C. I ran a family Chiropractic practice for over 20 years in Virginia and I have relocated to Cuenca. I do primarily hands-on adjusting and I use a variety of techniques including Gonstead, Divirsified, Drop Table, Toggle and Biophysics. For those who prefer a more gentle touch I am also proficient in Activator Technique.

The first visit includes a consult, exam and one adjustment for $25. Future visits are $15. Please feel free to contact me with WhatsApp with any questions or to make an appointment. Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico Thank you and see you soon.

Edificio Amazonas, Ground Floor, Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca

Dr Duane H Connell: 099 114 6684
Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

Garden design and maintenance

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

You satisfaction is guaranteed.

Please Note: My ***New Cell Phone number: 096 904 8247
WhatsApp 096 904 8247



Do you want to go to the jungle?

Hello adventurers,

We started this year with our first jungle tour with total success. Our passengers were happy to meet, enjoy and do different outdoor activities.

We have decided to establish three new dates for the tour, so you can plan your vacations and do not miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people for a 6 days / 5 nights trip.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

March 14th – 19th, 2021
April 18th – 23rd, 2021
May 16th – 21st, 2021

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Prices from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered 7 days before the departure date with a 50% deposit.

***To get the full itinerary and photos or you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish) all time with the group and also a native guide in Suchipakari Lodge
* Private transport all time with the group
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation and for the safety of all our travelers, we request a negative antigen test (swab) performed 36 hours before departure day.

Misahualli, Tena. March, April and May

Maritza Cuenca: 099 960 4870

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in Cuenca. 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

Women’s Day – Nunkui gallery/store

Women artisans are 90% of the Nunkui project. With them we have learned and shared their ways of life: love, respect and the fight to protect their natural resources. In the indigenous worldview, the jungle represents their food, water, home and connection with the spiritual. For all of us this is a learning task and at the same time a great responsibility to seek equality and eradicate violence against women, which is a sad reality in our society.

We believe that Women’s Day means inclusion, equality, respect, participation in decisions and the possibility of generating resources that allow them to survive while simultaneously preserving their dignity and way of life.

We invite you to learn about the ancestral work of Shuar, Achuar, Kichwa, Waorani and Andoa women from the Ecuadorian Amazon.

You are all Welcome.

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estevez de Toral. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6 PM. Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM.

Paúl Sánchez: 099 586 7670

Custom metal services

We provide custom metal work, welding and assembly for the Cuenca area. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide the highest quality products and services.


Custom made furniture
Metal objects fabrication
Metal Doors
Metal windows
Aluminum frames
Aluminum and glass installation
Main Gates
Metal structures
Plant holders

Av de las Americas. 9 AM


Chocolatier for a day / 20th March

Have you heard that Ecuador has the best cacao in the world? Yes, “Polylepis Tours Ecuador” invites you to be part of this new adventure in Sarayunga located 2:15 hours from Cuenca.
Participants will help to harvest, roast, peel, and grind cacao, then they will be able to make their own chocolate bars while enjoying a rich smoothie with nibs or some seasonal fruit found on the farm.

In the afternoon after a delicious traditional lunch, participants will be able to enjoy a refreshing time in the pool. Would you like to be part of this adventure; chocolatier for a day?

Save your space until March 15.
Limited spaces.

Date: 20th March
Difficulty: Moderate
Price: $75 pp
It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Typical lunch
* Kitchen utensils
* Tickets

Request a detailed itinerary at:
cell: 099 355 7648

Calle Larga 6-28. March 20th, from 7 AM to 6:30 PM


Recommendation for Roosvelt Roja, massage

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Rolfing, Reflexology, and Massage Services

Hello Expats! I would like to offer you my services for body realignment, pain management, stress reduction, and general improved physical functioning. I have a bachelor’s degree in alternative medicine, and am a certified Rolfer, Reflexologist, and Masseuse, and can apply a variety of healing modalities to your treatment. In all I bring many years in formal alternative medical training at universities and institutes in Peru, Columbia and Mexico to my work with clients.

Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of body work that reorganizes the connective tissues, called facia, that permeate the entire body. Where massage can temporarily alleviate pain and discomfort, Rolfing often is successful in treating the underlying misalignments which produce the pain. It has been shown to be helpful in treating and reducing spinal curvature, lower back pain, and hip problems, among other issues. My style of Rolfing is gentle and relaxing. Have problems walking around Cuenca? Rolfing can help. Reflexology addresses foot pain, but also reduces stress and anxiety while being very relaxing. Depending on your needs, we can discuss other approaches to bringing you to full functioning.

My treatment approach is to work with you to assess your situation and needs, and then offer a series of treatments that alleviate discomfort, address structural imbalances and teach you how to improve day to day function. To introduce you to my services, I am offering two hour-long treatment sessions at a special discount of ($60) for the pair of sessions.

I am fluent in English and Spanish and can also help you with medical appointments, medical translation services, transportation services and general help around Cuenca. I can offer you excellent references from the Expat community as you desire.

Please contact me with questions or to schedule an initial appointment either at my office or at your home. I look forward to serving you.

Roosevel Bravo Rojas
Phone/What’sApp: 098 162 6813
Office Address: Edificio La Cuadra 1, Office #1-1

Address: La Chandra 1 office 11

Recommended by Bruce Burke: 0 999 8767

Recommendation for Fabiola Medina Leon, Spanish teacher and much more

Fabiola has taught Spanish to me for over 2 years now and I have reached a level where communication is pretty good. For the last year we have used SKYPE and it is working well.

More than only teaching me the rules and uses of the Spanish language, she has also:

1) Helped me and my husband study for our driver’s license tests. We both passed it the first time we took it.

2) Helped me study for the Ecuadorian citizenship test. I passed it the first time I took it.

3) Helped me contact people by phone to schedule appointments.

She is an excelent, patient, compassionate teacher and resource.

WhatsApp: +593 99 572 7652

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: WhatsApp +593 99 572 7652 or Cell: 099 572 7652

Recommended by Patricia Egge:

Recommendation for ORIGINAL Edwin Loja for transportation and tours

As much a warning as a recommendation. There is another man with or using a very similar name. Do not be fooled!

Edwin Loja supplies wonderful transportation services. We always use him to take us to and from the airport in Guayaquil. We have also used him to take us on tours of Ecuador when family and friends come to visit.

He speaks perfect English. He drives a very comfortable and large van. He is always on time. His communication about your trip is always complete and through.

Be very careful. I know nothing about the other man but since I heard of someone thinking they were hiring the original Edwin Loja and not being at all happy when this new person showed up, I thought I would stress to be careful.

Correct information for the original Edwin Loja:

WhatsApp: +593 99 371 3936
Cell: 099 371 3936

Address: Cuenca

Recommended by Trisha Egge:

Recommendation for Edwin Loja, driver, transportation

I cannot say enough good things about Edwin. We had 12 large duffel bags, our carry-ons, and our dog. His van was more than spacious enough; his pricing was excellent. We had to switch our arrival days twice because of airline changes, and he took it in stride and graciously. He was on time to pick us up at our hotel in Guayaquil, and driving with him to Cuenca was a pleasure. He’s smart, responsive, has perfect English, and was so kind. WhatsApp and email contact info below.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: +593 99 371 3936

Recommended by Bradley Laye:

Recommendation for Mr. Wash, laundry service

Mr. Wash provides laundry and dry-cleaning pickup and delivery service in Cuenca. Fabian has been our pandemic lifeline and became our trusted friend. We have used Mr. Wash for well over a year without one single problem. Alas the new washer and dryer are here and hooked up so back to the harsh reality of household chores for us.

There were no lost articles, no damage, nothing ever came back less than perfectly laundered. In fact he operated as an essential service during the initial 90 day lock down. Lucky for us he never missed a beat, even when license plate rules or curfew hours made it difficult. He was always on time and always conducted his business to the highest Industry standards.

Our laundry was picked up and delivered the same day; dry cleaning is a two-day service. Everything is professionally laundered, dried and perfectly folded. Dry cleaning was always exactly right, as I said there was never one problem. In addition to running his business in a highly professional manner Fabian is a very caring person and always checked in on us. We cannot speak too highly about how he conducts his business.

If you need a break from household chores, have company coming or leaving, or just don’t want to do laundry anymore, you don’t have to, Just call Mr. Wash.
Phone or WhatsApp +593 99 572 6742

These are challenging times and Mr. Wash can be your answer.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: +593 99 572 6742

Recommended by Doug Morgan:

Recommendation for Pig and Cow, restaurant

Eating out in Cuenca used to be our daily routine. Now it is home cooking and ordering in. And nothing has made it easier on us when we need a break from cooking than finding several consistently excellent restaurants. Our friends at Pig and Cow are just that… A consistently excellent BBQ, smoked meat, sandwich restaurant.

They do it like you wish you could. But for us spending 12 hours babying just the right cuts of hand selected meat as it slow roasts and smokes, is just not in the cards. We’ve never been disappointed not once! The meat, the seasoning, the bread, the packaging, the sauces, every little detail is handled perfectly and we always come away happy.

Our ‘Go To’ sandwiches are the Pulled Pork and the Hot Pastrami but we’ve had the ribs, roast turkey, sliced ham, hamburger, cookies and cold slaw, all are very good. The succulent, flavorful, mouth-watering pulled pork with just the right balance of sweet sauce on the tender meat and that bread, well that’s just been hard to break from.

The Pastrami Sandwich is just gorgeous, packed with layer upon layer of thin sliced meat piled high on fresh rye bread, it hits all the flavor notes and never ever disappoints.

We are happy to highly recommend Pig and Cow to anyone needing some great comfort food.

Address: Av. Juan Iniguez V. 5-22

Contact information: 096 297 2352

Recommended by Doug Morgan:

Recommendation for Alejandra at radiant skin SPA, massage therapist

The multiple positive benefits of massages on our bodies are undeniable but more importantly they are such a huge part of our physical and mental recovery. Ask any high-level athlete. They have always been part of my training and my life no matter where I go even more so now at my age and during those turbulent time.

So, after multiple personal experiences it is a true pleasure, to recommend the incredible talent of Alejandra “Massagista Extraordinaria”. After spending 90 minutes on Alejandra massage’s table there is no doubt that you will feel like a totally new person.

From the moment your eyes get blindfolded and the soft music starts to the wonderfully hot stones rolling down your back and the perfectly-warm towels gently padding your muscles you will fill like you have been transported into another planet.

Alejandra is truly gifted with that strength and positive energy that she applies throughout your body and which she can also adjust according to your needs and tolerance.

One word of caution: Call ahead of time to reserve your spot, Alejandra is very popular but you won’t ever regret you did.
Mercy´s Alta Peluqueria, Kawsay Building
Monday – Saturday by appointment
Alejandra: or via WhatsApp

Address: Av. Paucarbamba 361 near Los Fresnos in El Vergel

Contact information: +593 99 101 5477

Recommended by Marc Dullin: 099 745 6825

Common Grounds annual anniversary party.

Common Grounds annual anniversary party
Special event includes:

Live Music: Gatos Negros in concert
Food and drink specials include Happy Hour specials at the bar from 3 to 7 PM.
Come with your friends and celebrate with us. Saturday, 13th March 7:30 PM. $5 cover.
Reservations are highly recommended, more information and reservations please call 098 10 79406 Cristian
We follow with all biosecurity protocols to take care of our public. We allow only 50% capacity.

March 13th, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner – St. Pat’s – Joes’ Secret Garden

Eat like you’re Irish … dinner from Joes’ Secret Garden this on Wednesday, March 17th …St. Patrick’s Day for pickup or delivery.

Your string of luck continues and you found the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow with this special dinner featuring our own ‘house cured’ beef brisket … but dinner starts with a Green Goddess Salad with sour dough croutons and bacon sprinkles, then the ‘traditional’ corned beef dinner with beer braised cabbage, Irish glazed carrots, Colcannon potatoes, and KP’s popular soda bread … finish it all with a smooth and silky Mocha Oreo Irish Cream Mousse …all in the comfort and security of your home.

Not a corned beef fan? We offer our alternative, Herb Garlic Roast Chicken dinner.
Either way, it’s a fun dinner for a fun celebration.

For ordering, pricing and details … go to http://www.joessecretgarden,com
or call KP or Ken … +593 96 865 1628

Remember – it’s Wednesday, March 17th …book now. Address at time of order.


Monday special in La Karlota: smoked turkey drumsticks

For Monday 8th, we offer smoked turkey drumsticks #ready2eat (available from 2 PM)

We also offer our delicious ready to eat section:

– Baked Turkey Breast
– Baked Pork (pernil)
– Smoked Pork Belly (hickory smoke)
– Pastrami – sold out (available Thursday XD)

Sandwiches on the go:
– Chicken
– Baked Pork (pernil)
– Smoked Pork Belly
– Turkey

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground meat)
– Organic eggs from a happy hen’s farm (free range hens)
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon (regular and artisan)
– Thick Smoked bacon (regular and artisan)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Visit us at Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (near to Batan Shopping and right across to Casa Farah) or call us 099 299 0224. We do deliveries too.

Please check out our:
Facebook fanpage:

Our catalogue:

We speak English

Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6:30 PM – Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM (out for lunch 1 PM to 2 PM), Remigio Crespo 13-33 y Latinoamericana (near to Batan Shopping and right across to Casa Farah)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

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.

March 7, 2021, Quito

Carmen: 098 453 4019

New restaurant

We are a family from Guatemala and opened our new restaurant on November, 2020.
We offer a variety of international dishes. It is perfect for families.

Located inside Hotel Carvallo at Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo streets, less than a block from Santo Domingo’s train station.

You won’t regret, come join us anytime.
For more information: 099 269 9659

March 9th, from noon to 9 PM, Calle Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo

Josue Meneses

Romantic getaway

– One night lodging at our – decorated with rose petals – Studio Suite.
– Early check in and late check out.
– Three course dinner in Grand Salon.
– Champagne, red or white wine.
– Breakfast included

$110 per couple
More information: 099 269 9659

– We are located at the Historic Center, less than a block from Santo Domingo’s train station in Gran Colombia.

March 9th to March 14th, Calle Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo

Josue Meneses: 099 269 9659

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

Middle Eastern food by Chef, Nathaly Vivas

Hi GringoPost community. For this month I am offering my Middle Eastern menu.

— Hummus $3
— Baba ganush $4
— Nan bread 10 x $5
— Tabbule $3
— Falafel 10 x $5
— Kebab 8 x $8

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

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Pei’s potstickers

Hello Friends in Cuenca. I am Pei with dumplings. I sell Chinese food. 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
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
Red beans pasta $5 (around 300g)

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

March 8th, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

French cuisine at La Yunta every Wednesday with Chef Patrice Mink

La Yunta restaurante would like to invite you to our new adventure on Wednesday´s of French cuisine starting this Wednesday, March 10.

Please find attached the menu for this coming Wednesday.

Chef Patrice Mink will be happy to cook for you.

Any time from 6 PM
3 course meal and an appetizer for $25 pp

Reservations by email or call Sole 098 945 6551


Chicken liver Mousse, garlic bread
You can find this popular traditional dish on tables in almost every region of France.

Classic Niçoise salad
The most famous of all French salads is named after the city of Nice, on the Cote d Azur, Provence, France
lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, anchovies, capers, boiled eggs, black olives, fava beans, tomatoes

Main Course

Coq au Vin
The renowned coq au vin is definitely one of the French gastronomy tastiest dishes. Original from Dijon, in the Burgundy region, this mouth-watering rustic classic today boasts many different recipes

Pan fried corvina
spaghetti of vegetables, beurre blanc


French Apple Tarte A la Mode
Like an apple pie without the pan, this French apple tart consists of a thin layer of cinnamon-scented apples atop a battery flaky crust

Caramel cream
This popular dessert consists of a custard base and a soft caramel topping, Although the name is French, some say that the French adopted it from English custard

Wednesday, March 10, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

New this week:

* Paella with shrimps, squid, mussel in shell, fish, 2 portions $15.

* Salmon casserole with veggies 2 portions $12.

* Eggplant canoe filled with veggie and cheese 2 portion $4.

* Apple green cake 4 portions $6.

* New addiction: Birthday cake 3 layers decorated. Options: fruits, funfetti, chocolate, etc. $25.


* Cinnamon Rolls, 6 per package $4.

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

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

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

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

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

* Tomato soup with celery carrots and chips $3.

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

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

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

Your favorites:

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

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

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

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

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

Everyday, from 9am To 7pm, Ciudadela Calderón

Rosemary Rodriguez: 099 879 2985

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 – For confections and eating out of the package
We also offer Dikaty Truffles and other specialty chocolates

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 7 PM, Milenium Plaza

Alex Tapia: 096 935 6461

Matthew’s Bagel and Bakery – GringoPost 2021 Winner

A big warm thank you so much for making us your Best Bagels and Bakery Store for 2021

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

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 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

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 March 8th Delivery is March 10th, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

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.

March 8, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Everybody loves ham

* Smoked ham
* N.Y. cut aged beef from Uruguay
* 220 gram salmon portions
* Moroccan Merquez lamb sausage
* Swordfish steak.

All the above products are on sale for immediate delivery 6 days a week – Much more than salmon

Monday, March 8th, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Paradise Indian Restaurant is open seven days a week with dine-in, take-out and home delivery service. Our extensive menu includes vegetarian, gluten-free, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, rice, traditional breads and dessert items. Enjoy our Parque de la Madre location, or Facebook your order, or call us. We look forward to serving you 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

Shrimp and steak plate + free dessert $7.95 – Chef Narcissa

Don’t miss our special this week: Shrimp and steak with sautéed vegetables, chimichurri sauce, and mashed potatoes + free dessert $7.95

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