To the friends of Kevin Johns

It’s with deep sadness that I write this message to let you all know that Kevin passed away peacefully on Sunday night.

Hi wife Tania—yes, they got married last year—has been helped enormously by their friends at the coast in this time of need. For those of you who were close to Kevin and Tania, I’m sure she would love to hear words of encouragement from you as well.

Kevin was the first friend I made here in Cuenca. He introduced me to my wife. She and I then served him and Tania a special dinner on their first date. He was a very good friend.

As anyone who knows Kevin will tell you, he was a bit over the top at times, but that’s what made him special. What they would also tell you is that he was a very, very, good man.

Kevin lived life to the fullest, and he will be dearly missed for a very long time.


Vaccine for Covid 19

Does anybody know what is going on with the vaccine for Covid 19 in Ecuador? There has been no updates and from what you read they were just given 20.000 doses and the W.H.O. was suppose to send 880,000 doses the beginning of March? Just wondering…

Joseph Tana

Calico Jessie needs a home

I cat sat for a friend on vacation and wanted to keep her until I got bronchospastic and couldn’t breathe. I knew I could not keep her but she was abused by my friend’s other cat. Jessie is very affectionate, although a bit shy to begin with. She will hide from visitors for the first week or so, but with a little petting will quickly claim your lap. She is very gentle and would do very well in a home or apartment with a single adult or couple, but probably wouldn’t do well with children. She’s waiting for you to call.

Janet C: 098 518 5539. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

New Loco Living (YouTube): How to Survive in El Cajas

The latest instalment of Loco Living showcases El Cajas in a never-before-seen way! Check out the latest video for some insightful information and a few laughs.

Please subscribe if you like the content!

Josh Yentin

City: Cuenca

Horseback ride this Sunday, 14th March at San Joaquin Riding

An awesome horseback ride in the Andes is always a new and exciting experience, and we are going on another one this Sunday, 14th March.

Your day will begin by being picked up at Supermaxi, Las Americas at 9 AM and taken to the fields opposite the JEP Bank in San Joaquin where the horses will be saddled up and waiting for you. When you book, just let us know your level of riding so we can set you up with the appropriate horse, like us, they all have their own personalities.
Beginners are welcome this weekend…

The ride will begin at 9:30 AM for approx 2-3 hours, depending on which trail is chosen for the day, but each ride goes through different villages where the locals always get excited when we ride through, and the scenery is definitely worth the travel up into the mountains.

Lunch is around 12:30 and we will be served in a lovely, family owned, Ecuadorian, licensed restaurant just up from the San Joaquin Golf Course.

Lunch is a la carte (and optional) and is not included in the price. Why not check out their website on facebook …. “Campana Huaico”

When lunch is finished, our private van will deliver you straight to your home.

Cost: $45 Includes the ride and transport and you can pay Jane at the beginning of the ride, gracias!

Bookings are essential and close at 5 PM today (Fri)
Ph Jane: 097 879 7350

March 14th from 9 AM – to approx 2 PM, $45 ea, San Joaquin opposite JEP Banco, Cuenca.

Jane: 097 879 7350. Call after: 8 AM.

Aerial Cuenca Fitness Center invites…

…you to enroll in the following course:

Actorals Therapeutic Techniques (we offer the first class for free)

This course offers an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way.

Speak more confidently and overcome shyness, unlock your creativity, sharpen your mind, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time.

This no stress intro to acting class will focus on getting new students-actors comfortable training and relaxed games, scenes, monologues and lots of fun.

Instructor: Gabriel Osorio (Actor, singer-songwriter, scriptwriter, director and audiovisual producer, theater and circus worker with more than twenty years of professional career)

The classes taught by Gabriel Osorio consist of learning through the practice of:

– Basic exercises of disciplines such as Yoga, Tai Chi-Chikún, Meditation,
– Aesthetic awareness, Dance, Singing, Body and vocal expression, Silent acting and Panthomimes, Improves
– Scenic games, Analysis and interpretation of literary, theatrical and cinematographic texts) with the intention of motivating the course participants to represent comedy scenes in season of exhibitions open to the public, or simply as a formative approach to multi- knowledge diverse of the performing arts and its benefits for the body, mind and development of individuals.

Duration: The course will initially have an extension of three months (48 hours)

Schedule: Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to noon

Start: Classes will start on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Place: The classroom will be located at the headquarters of the Aerial Cuenca Fitness Center academy located in El oro Street between Remigio Crespo avenue and Galapagos street

Cost: The cost of the workshop will be $ 40 per month and $ 100 quarterly

Contacts: 099-4207251,

Sign Up:

PS: I have experience working with people from all walks of life.

Let me know what you think. I would be glad to answer questions or talk by phone.

Starting on March 16, classes each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to noon during three months, $40 monthly and $100 quaterly, El Oro Street 3-37 between Remigio Crespo avenue and Galapagos Avenue, Cuenca.

Maria Gabriela Castro: 099 420 7251. Call after: 8 AM.

Luis Ulauri at Brocheta

The fantastic Luis Ullauri will be playing for you next Friday.
We are pleased to share a night with us.

March 19, at 8 PM, Free, 1-07 San Martin and Gonzalez Suárez, Cuenca.

Gabi: 099 388 4217. Call after: 10 AM.

Time’s almost up for reservations

ACT Funraiser Review at La Yunta, March 13th and 14th

Only 24 hours left 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 the 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.

March13 and 14, $10, La Yunta, just east of Las Americas on south side of Primmer de Mayo, Cuenca.

Ray Lewis:

Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Café Lirée (General Torres 8-20) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– The exchange will be one on one, 2 people per table, to maintain social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.
– There are only 14 spots, so try to make it early.
– Café Lirée is not an “open cafeteria,” however they have all the biosecurity measures and excellent food.

March 13th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, General Torres 8-20 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena:

Please help my friend, if you can

Many thanks to those who have come forward to assist my friend. She still needs more jobs to help her cope.

Are your children having trouble with on-line learning?

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? She has her own children, so knows how to reach a child.

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: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Eyebrow tinting

Can anyone recommend a good place in Cuenca to get eyebrows tinted.

Ann Dodson: .

City: Cuenca

iMac or MacBook Pro wanted, 2012 or newer

I’m looking for an iMac or MacBook Pro, preferably after 2012. If you have one for sale please contact me with details and photos.

Thank you,

William Utreras: 099 978 4569. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Looking for cat flea medicine

Looking to buy Dominal Max flea medicine for larger cats.
Does anyone know a vet or store that has this in stock?

j: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a kindle

Hi, I am looking for a kindle – used or new. Please, if you have one that you are not using or need to sell please send me a message or give me a call,

Candy Cardenas: 099 575 4536. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

In search of

A person or business in Cuenca that is experienced in transferring needle point patterns onto fabric. Please know that any information you provide will be much appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

Evelyn Tarshis: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for Glass jar

We are looking for glass jars about 6″ square and 10″ high for making kombucha. We have looking in all for the usual places. If you actually know of a place please let us know.

Thank you so much. Happy health,

Dave: 098 527 7178. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Transportation service

Hi, my name is Edwin

I’m from Cuenca, I’m available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, buy something, trips, facilitator, movings and more.

Please be aware, use a facial mask.
Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Thank you.

Edwin: 096 335 4020. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Handyman M. J.

Plumibing, all electric, all carpentry. No job is too big or too small — we do it all.
10% discount to seniors and vets. We can install/repair/replace:

Laminate Floors
Hardwood Floors
Light Fixtures
Ceiling Fans
Garbage Disposals
Tile installation.
tree care landscaping
Backsplash, kitchen
Window installation
Door installation.
Plasma installation

And many other handyman jobs. Please call me for any questions.

You name it I do it.
Save money, free estimates.

Miguel Angel: 099 553 5099. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Solid Furniture

We are carpenters and furniture manufacturers.

– We make all kinds of furniture in styles and designs.

– We do all kinds of woodwork.

– In natural color / or a color of your preference

– We deliver the furniture to your home

– We give you a quote and a quick response for free.

– Contact: please write to the email which piece of furniture you would like, with measurements.

Miguel Heredia y Vega Muñoz. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM


Problems with internet/phone/electricity/water/healthcare bills?

I am a law student at the University of Cuenca, I have finished all my courses and am writing my thesis, so almost-but-not-quite a lawyer. I can help you with any difficulties you are having with billing (facturas) for internet service, phone plans, electricity or water bills, coordination between hospitals and health insurance plans, etc.

I can take a look at your current internet or cell phone plan and see if there is a cheaper alternative. I am not a health insurance agent and do not represent insurance companies, but if you are having difficulties in communicating with a private insurance company and your agent isn’t being helpful, I can advocate on your behalf to get the health care benefits that you have paid for.

Internet and cell phone service providers periodically lower their monthly charges for internet packages, but existing customers must ask for the new, lower prices to receive them. Otherwise, the company will keep billing you at your originally contracted rate. Some ETAPA water customers are suddenly receiving bills of $90 or more after months of paying the normal $12-$15.

Do you need an advocate to fight for you in the event of billing errors? Do you just need someone to call your internet provider to report outages or slow internet or to request that a repair team come to your house to check the connection? I am not a technology expert and do not troubleshoot internet problems, but can help you with dealing with the internet provider to report slow internet or internet outages.

Not long ago, I assisted a same sex couple to JEP who were having difficulty opening a joint bank account (the U.S. marriage certificate was not accepted). I accompanied them to the Registro Central to get their marriage registered in Ecuador, and we then returned to the bank to open the joint bank account. The constitutional law in Ecuador has changed but sometimes businesses and banks have not yet updated their procedures to reflect the new law. My law school classes covered LGBTI legal matters in Ecuador and I am happy to assist expats with LBGTI questions.

I charge $10 an hour, but if it takes more than two hours to resolve your problem, there is a discount of 20%, to $8.00 an hour (so four hours would be $32). If we need to travel in person to an office and a taxi is needed, that will be extra (but is usually minimal). Let me be your advocate!

I will come to you, or we can meet in Cuenca. To be determined

Paulina Urgiles: 098 890 7549

Haircuts and hair coloring in your home – men and women

I will come to your home with mask, gloves and alcohol and cut your hair for $10. For two persons at the same location, $15. No charge for travel within the central historical district. If you live in a location where I will need to take a taxi, then there will be an extra, minimal charge for round-trip taxi.

I also can do coloring, highlights and other hair care.

Request an appointment today via text message to WhatsApp or by email. WhatsApp 098 890 7549, or e mail to

in your home. By appointment

Paulina Urgiles: 098 890 7549

High-quality massage therapy, $10 off your first massage

Come and experience a top-quality massage at affordable prices. Beautiful room, relaxing warm environment, heated massage table and the most comfortable face cradle money can buy.

About Jan: Considered by many to be a “World-Class” massage therapist, Jan Wallace has been performing massage therapy since her original licensing by the Oregon State Board of Health in 1983. She has studied almost every massage technique out there, and over the course of 30 years, blended the best-of-the best into her own massage style that’s an incredibly relaxing, therapeutic, invigorating, and an almost “spiritual” experience.

She can perform very light to very deep tissue techniques, and encourages the client to express their preferences, so she can create a custom experience for them.

Regular price: $40 for 90 minutes
New client’s first visit is always $10 off this price, therefore $30
Schedule at:


“I highly recommend you experiencing a massage with Jan Wallace, an excellent masseuse. I cannot give her enough accolades. Being the physically active woman that I am, I have had many massages in my lifetime and she easily ranks in the top 1%. No kidding. Give her a try. You’ll be so happy you did.” Eve Donald, Cuenca

“Jan gave me a fantastic massage. Her apartment is easy to find and the massage room is very spa-like. She’s easy to communicate with and makes sure you’re comfortable at all times. I highly recommend her.” Sandy Brown, Cuenca

“I had a great massage experience with Jan. She listens to your needs and pressure preference. The atmosphere is quiet, comfortable and relaxing. She is conveniently located. I would highly recommend a massage from Jan.” Adrien Winger, Cuenca

“I had overstressed a muscle in my back last week and was in a lot of pain. Jan lives in the same building as I do so I called her and she was able to fit me into her schedule. After 90 minutes with Jan, the pain was gone! I was hoping simply for the pain to lessen, but it was totally gone. Needless to say, I think she is great and highly recommend her!” Linda Chase, Cuenca

“I had three or four massages with Jan while I was in Cuenca a few months ago, just after she opened. I would second the comment above about having had many massages in my lifetime and the fact that Jan is in the top 1%. I’m a retired medial professional and can’t wait for my next visit with Jan. Renee Woywitka, Cuenca /Canada

Near Los Totems / Batan Shopping…… Monday thru Friday: 2 PM and 4 PM, (and 6 PM if necessary)

Jan Wallace

Don’t miss out on the weekly specials at YarnLux – boutique de hilo

Until Saturday, March 13th, we are offering 25% off all knitting books at YarnLux – boutique de hilo. We have over 200 knitting books to choose from. From basic pattern books to in-depth techniques, whatever your knitting skill or aspiration, we are sure to have the perfect book to pique your interest.

The weekly specials and current class list can be found on our website:

YarnLux – boutique de hilo is located at Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas and open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM or by appointment. We look forward to seeing you at Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas.

Elizabeth Beale: 099 772 2205

Birdwatching in Cajas NP and Boca de Pescado mountain

Hello Dear Friend, Do you want to enjoy a day in contact with nature watching birds? Polylepis Tours Ecuador invites you to this tour in the Cajas National Park and on the way to Boca de Pescado mountain.

Records an average of 40 species.

Departures, every day.

Rates from: $84pp

It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Lunch
* List of Birds
* Binoculars

More information:
Cell: 099 355 7648

Calle Larga 6-28

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


Good day everyone. Dr Robert Annis, has moved to Loja and has set up a clinic there on 18 de Noviembre between Cariamanga and Celica 219-33. Phone number is 098 764 2749. If you are a former patient or wish to start new treatments and are in Loja you are welcome to call for an appointment

18 de Noviembre between Cariamanga and Celica, Loja. Tuesday to Saturdays.

Dr Robert Annis: 098 764 2749

Waiting to upgrade your home, but don’t know who to call?

Did you see my video on Facebook showing how my H.M. Construction’s crew remodeled an antiquated kitchen and updated it with new cupboards and cabinets? The results were amazing and the homeowner is very pleased.

If you need your kitchen updated – or maybe your bathroom – contact me for an estimate and a job that is done to your specifications.

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

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

Recommendation for Leonardo Loja Landscaping and Gardening

I am a plant person, that’s where my happy place is – especially these days. I looked on GringoPost not long ago and saw a rather specific recommendation for Leonard’s Landscaping, that intrigued me.

In the reference the woman said Leonardo had sourced great large, lush and healthy houseplants for her. I’ve read about gardeners before, but we live in a condo, so I was looking for someone who knew a lot about the care and feeding of houseplants.

Leonardo and I discussed my challenging natural lighting in the condo and after him telling me the Ecuadorean names for moderate to low light plants I took the plunge. the palms he brought December are doing great and growing. I told him I wanted big and that’s what I got, big, happy, green, healthy and pest free plants, Chinese Evergreens, asparagus ferns, palms, the list goes on.

Every single room has lovely plants thanks to Leonardo and they create a serene, calming, green space. He shopped for the pots I prefer from Coral, brought gorgeous black soil, planted them and told me how and when to water them, he even fertilized the plants. Leonardo and his wife are very nice, they cleaned up every single spec of soil and every time he had come over he does a plant inspection just to make sure they are placed correctly and doing well.

This humble gentleman knows all the nurseries, gets the best prices and cares that you are happy. I’ve been here for 7 years now and no one has ever been so professional, arriving on time, calling when he is delayed and following up with his customers. If you want a great gardener for indoor or outdoor plants, he’s your man. There is a reason he has been voted by GringoPost Best Landscape Gardener 2 years in a row.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 904 8247

Recommended by Doug Morgan:

Recommendation for Cuenca Muesli, manufacturer of muesli

I am fairly certain that you have not had an in-depth conversation about protein bars lately, if ever, unless you are an athlete or use them for snacks. Also, you probably don’t give much thought about them unless one falls out of the sky and hits you on the top of your head. And, if that happened, you’d probably rub your head, look up into the sky, look down at the protein bar and go about your business. You might have even said “ouch” or “WTF”. But, for the most part, it wouldn’t make a noticeable change in your life.

I am a retired athlete, and protein bars played a large part in my nutritional life at one time. I ate them all the time, and I had an opinion about most of them. My opinion was, they tasted like cardboard and were hard to chew. Frankly, thinking back, I don’t know why I ate them at all, other than “it was the thing to do.” Plus, eating those bars prevented me from skipping meals and gave me this sense of eating healthy, even if it wasn’t true. To say there are any fond memories involving eating protein bars would be an outright lie.

Fast forward to yesterday and a trip to El Mundo Orgánico. I was hungry when I arrived, and I noticed a basket of Cuenca Muesli protein bars sitting on their check-out counter. I glanced at them, but I didn’t give them a second thought until my stomach started to growl like a cranky bear that was awoken prematurely from hibernation. So I grabbed one (Choco Banana flavored), ripped it open and began to eat it.

My first reaction was euphoric— surely this was not a protein bar I was eating, even though it said it contained 14.87 grams of protein right on the label. I am not sure what all the ingredients contained in the bar are, but there are oats, pumpkin seeds, linseed, sesame seeds and a bunch of other things that when combined, produce a flavor profile that transcends words, or at least any words I have in my vocabulary. To say this protein bar is delicious is an understatement, tantamount to saying ambrosia is merely food. In fact, the one I ate was so good, I bought five more.

So, if you are looking for a tasty snack that has some positive health benefits, grab a Cuenca Muesli Protein Bar from El Mundo Orgánico. You will be pleasantly surprised and may even find yourself talking openly about them like I am.

Address: Francisco Cisneros y Autopista #582 (Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal)

Contact information: 099 420 7521

Recommended by David Johnson:

Recommendation for Visa Angels, visa facilitator

Just got my permanent visa and renewed (new format with chip) cedula, all thanks to Jodie Mansfield and her assistant, Giovanni Vallejo.

Jodie and her crew are true professionals. They got me my permanent visa and my appointment in Azogues for the cedula order, and Gio drove me out there so that we arrived exactly as the parking garage opened, and we were in and out within an hour while other people, who had to go to the bank to pay their fees, had not yet returned. Gio had paid the fees in advance and had the bank receipt in hand.

Requirements change almost weekly for visa processing requirements, and because Jodie is out in Azogues multiple times each week, she knows exactly what the latest situation is.

Address: Edificio Maldini, Gasar de Villarroel y Isabela la Catolica

Contact information:

Recommended by Ann Fourt:

Do you have guests? Tex-Mex food by Nathaly Vivas

You have guests and you don’t know what to make of food?.
Call us and we’ll help you.

Mexican party, $54

For 6 or 8 servings

– 4 large burritos or 8 small burritos
– 1 large enchilada
– 1 pound of chili with Nachos

All with Mexican sauce and guacamole

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

Every day specials

Gracias to all my amigos for the help. Specials: breakfast for $3. Lunch for $4. 7 days a week and dinner Fridays to Sunday: liver with onions, lobster, fish and chips, grouper and chips every day.

Don colon by Parque Calderon

All the time, Sucre 9-14 y B Malo

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703 Restaurante Don Colon by Parque Calderon.

Wednesday of French cuisine at La Yunta

Join us this coming Wednesday, March 17, from 6 PM

Reservations only

Call Sole 098 945 6551 or email at: with your time of preference and food choices

Wednesday, French Cuisine at La Yunta


Classic French farm Pork Pâté

A Pâté de champagne, or country terrine, is a rustic preparation, slightly more refined than a Pâté grand mere

French Country salad

Poached eggs, croutons, Lettuces, ham

Main Course

Steak Tartare

The vogue for steak tartare really started after the Second World War, in the 1950s,he said Beefsteak a l Americaine was served with a raw egg yolk atop the raw ground meat, chopped onion and chopped parsley on the side.

Fish in foil

Bed of vegetables, white wine sauce


Lime Meringue Pie, Confit lime Zest

Tarte au citron is a classic of French cuisine. You can find lemon tarts everywhere in France, from the elegantly designed displays of elite patisseries to humble bistros.

Floating Island

In 1902, the snowy dessert got a tropical makeover when French chef Auguste Escoffier published a recipe for “floating Island

Wednesday, March 17, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Cooking classes

Hi, my name is Marisabel, I am a chef. I have a catering service. Now I am offering a nice and different idea for you and a small group of your friends.

Do you want to have a great time and learn cooking traditional Ecuadorian food?

Groups of 4.

Think about it. Going to the market to learn how to choose the mix, to the best places to buy all the ingredients and then I will invite you to my home to do what I love the most, to cook and bake; My passion.

Make your group and choose the date, Roberto Crespo

Marisabel Neira: 099 930 7524

Today at Nunkui, beef from the Amazon.

Good morning. Today we offer you beef from the Amazon. Fed only on grass, this beef has a superior taste, free of chemicals. It comes from farms owned by the Shuar, indigenous Amazonian people, who control deforestation and carry out a responsible use of the soil.

Today we are taking orders for tenderloin and steak; also, as a test marketing, we have two pieces of brisket available, bone-in.

Free of charge, afternoon home delivery.

You are invited to visit our new shop and gallery where you can find all kind of indigenous Amazonian products and art.

Business hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6:30 PM. Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM., “Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 y Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez: 099 586 7670

Organic eggs from a happy hens farm (free range)

Happy hens eggs – beyond organic – a holistic food.

The organically maintained pastures are a source of highly nutritious plants, seeds, insects, legumes, etc. which our desi hens love to endlessly scratch, peck and eat. In addition, a nutritionally balanced grain diet, fresh water and added herbs keeps not only our hens healthy but also makes them lay the best quality eggs.

Nutritional Info: Rich in Omega 3, carotenoids and protein.

Their diet includes rich cereal seed cakes which keeps up the flock health and enriches Omega 3 to 300 mg / egg and the green pasture enriches the carotenoids and protein.
Nutritional Info: Rich in Omega 3, carotenoids and protein.

Their diet includes rich flax seed cakes which keeps up the flock health and enriches Omega 3 to 300 mg / egg and the green pasture enriches the carotenoids and protein.

Price: $6 per 30 eggs / $ 3.25 per 15 eggs / fewer eggs ?? $0.25 each

We also offer ready to eat products:

– Smoked Turkey Drumsticks
– Smoked Pork Belly (for sandwiches)
– Baked Turkey Breast (for sandwiches)
– Pastrami (for sandwiches)
– Baked Pork Leg (pernil)
Sandwiches on the go
• Chicken
• Pulled pork
• Smoked Pork Belly
• Pastrami

La Karlota Delicatessen

We offer high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Turkey (breast, ground turkey
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground meat)
– Organic eggs from a happy hens farm (free running hens)
– Aged Cheese
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon
– Thick Smoked bacon (regular & artisan)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

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

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We speak English

Monday to Friday 10 AM to 7 PM – Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM (out for lunch 1 to 2 PM), Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (near Batan Shopping and right across from Casa Farah)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

Recommendation Kolo

Kolo is a pleasant surprise on the restaurant front here in Cuenca. Frank has left serving at Sunrise and ventured on his own. This is kind of a step above most restaurants, even having cloth napkins, water infused with mint on the table. I entered today first during breakfast time and it looked like he was fifty percent full. But for lunch, the place was quite busy. We had to wait a few minutes for a table. There are 4 tables that seat four, and 8 tables that seat 6. The menu for breakfast and lunch are attached. Frank does not want this to be a typical run of the mill place to eat. All dishes are unique, and the three that we had were very delightful. This is a full-service restaurant with all assorted beverages.

8 AM – 3 PM, Closed on Tuesday, 5-65 Luis Cordero, 2nd floor of Hotel Vieja Mansion


Pei’s pot stickers

Hi friends in Cuenca. I am Pei. I still sell Chinese food. If you want to try, please order in advance one day.

This is the menu:

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

Dumplings: pork 12 pcs / $5
Chicken 12 pcs /$5
Shrimp pork 12 pcs /$7
Vegetable. 12 pcs / $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 12th, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: 099 253 6116

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 15th, Delivery is March 17th, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Your partnership guaranteed a success story

Today marks one year since the Cuenca Soup Kitchen was forced by COVID to close its doors at the Posada San Francisco. As a result, we had to develop a different plan to get aid to those in need. In the past year we have been able to get food and other items to over 120 families per week. And yet there is so much that connects back to our time at the posada.

This week we worked with Rosa. Rosa and her mother came to eat with us at the posada when they first arrived in Cuenca from Venezuela. Now Rosa is a marketing major at the University of Azuay and is poised to begin her successful new life here. She is already working to make life better for so many.

This week we built kits side by side with Miguel, a Cuencano who volunteered at the posada every day for two years. Jhohnny was also there. He and his family used the services of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen when they first arrived. Now he works hard to support his countrymen both in Cuenca as well as those who remain in Venezuela. Angel, who ate at the posada every day and always volunteered to wash the dishes, wasn’t there this week. He was busy completing the requirements for his visa so that he can continue to contribute to Cuenca, his new home.

This week we met with one of our dear local business owners and supporters who works tirelessly to help her community, in order to plan future programs. We also launched our
‘Change for Change’ campaign in order to provide bus fare so more people can get to the food that is available and we have other initiatives in the works.

These fine people work with our dedicated gringo volunteers, many of whom have been working with us for years…and we all have fun, we are family.

We have had to change how we do things but not what we do. We still care for people and their futures.

And all of this is done in partnership with you, Cuenca Soup Kitchen Volunteers and Supporters, Hearts of Gold Foundation, Club Rotario Tomebamba, and many other Cuenca organizations.

Thanks to you, the many donors and volunteers, the Cuenca Soup Kitchen is still getting help and food to the people who need them.

Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith

Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors

City: Cuenca

Organic healthy peanut butter cookies

Hello. We are selling organic fresh peanut butter cookies with white or integral flour; very rich and melts when eating. They’re homemade, delicious and you will definitely love them. Text us to see more of our Arabic food menu and choices. We have things for vegetarians, also the best Arabic appetizers.

Every day, Cuenca

Ami: 096 361 8104

Alex Rodríguez and Vanesa Regalato

The Sweethearts of Cuenca. Pure opera.
Performing their favorite pieces. 5-66
Limited seating.
Reservations-contact Pepo at +593 98 748 6890

Saturday, March 27, 4 – 6 PM, Yaku Bistro 5-66 Cordero


The weekend came and the burgers

Along with the weekend came the best promotion of 2×1 hamburgers is crazy. Remember that they are available for the entire month of March.

Happy hour is from 5 to 9 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. What flavor do you prefer? ¼ pound meat – Grilled chicken – Grilled beef tenderloin – Smoked pork chop. All burgers include; Artisan white bread, cheddar cheese, fried egg, fresh tomato, onion, lettuce, chips and house sauces.

We also have Vegetarian or Vegan burgers, prepared with Chickpea Croquette or Lentil Croquette and if you want it gluten-free we prepare it with corn tortilla, also accompanied by French fries and house sauces.

We wait for you in our restaurant with authentic Venezuelan Flavored Creole food, so you can taste this great 2 × 1 Promotion in Burgers with your family, friends or that special person. We are going to eat hamburgers in the Best Venezuelan Style.

Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM, Gran Colombia 13-72 between Esteves del Toral and Juan Montalvo

Miguel Gil: 098 424 4928