Need recommendations for an English speaking psychologist in Cuenca.


Seeking recommendation for hotel near Guayaquil airport

Could anyone recommend a good inexpensive hotel close to Guayaquil airport. We will be flying into Ecuador at 8:30 PM and need a hotel before taking the shuttle back to Cuenca the next day.

Greg T Irmiter

50th year-anniversary, an American classic

La Guarida is proud to present on its 50th Year Anniversary

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
a film by Mel Stuart
in English with Spanish Subtitles
with the incredible performance by Gene Wilder

Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner requests only
Limited Capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

Willy Wonka is an eccentric candy maker who starts a contest offering a factory tour to five lucky winners who find a golden ticket in their Wonka bars. One of them is Charlie Bucket, an impoverished, but good natured, child who hopes for a better future for himself, his mother and his four grandparents. The other four winners are nasty obnoxious and bratty children.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

June 9th, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.

Movies and dinner in La Guarida

La Guarida is proud to present

a documentary by Oscar Cátacora
in Aymara and Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, June 8th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner requests necessary
Limited Capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

Like the elderly couple in Ozu’s wonderful Tokyo Story (1953), the main characters of Wiñaypacha carry upon their bent backs the sadness of being forgotten by their son. Nonetheless, they do not invest in anger nor build up blame. They spend their days weaving the blanket that keeps them warm on cold nights, chewing on coca leaves, and dreaming of a wind that will bring their firstborn back home.

June 8th, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.

Cuenca Bridge Club

Calling all bridge players. The Cuenca Bridge Club meets every Mon, Wed, Fri, from 1 till 4 PM. All are welcome. We cater for every standard. You can come with or without a partner. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Every Mon, Wed, Fri from 1 to 4 PM, $2, 9/46 Calle Larga, Cuenca.

Richard Keye: 098 387 9653.

Fratello Vegan: New menu, live music and cocktails

The first all vegan restaurant in town, Fratello Vegan, will be presenting its new menu, with wonderful options, from the best vegan comfort food to the nutritious Buddha Bowls and Raw vegan salads of fresh produce from our organic garden. And as a plus, a wide selection of live music, from cumbia to rock and pop from the Colombian guitarist, Daniel Florencia.

If you haven´t visited us yet, it’s a wonderful opportunity to come to our beautiful spot by the Tomebamba riverside, open ambiance (extra biosafety) and limited reservations.

Contact us as soon as possible, not many spots available. Get a welcome special free mocktail. See you soon.

Check us as Fratello Vegan Cuenca, on Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, June 11th, from 7 PM, 10 minimum per person, valid to order from our menu, 12 de Abril Avenue 5-14 and Guayas street, next to Otorongo Apartments, Cuenca.

Laura Leon: 098 739 5278.

Velada Cuenca en Hotel Carvallo

This Friday, 11th, at 8 PM, we are having a special event with Opera and Ballet at Hotel Carvallo (Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo, half block from Santo Domingo train station). The cover for the show is $15, also for an extra $11.60 you can have two course meal that includes pasta such as gnocchi, ravioli or risotto, and tiramisu or panna cotta, accompanied with a glass of wine.

You can make reservations for this beautiful evening at +593 096 411 8205 with Josh.

Looking forward to see some of you enjoying the show with us.

Best Regards,

Friday 11th, from 8 to 10 PM, $15, Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Josh Meneses: 096 411 8205.

Kokopelli Moonlighters upcoming events

The Kokopelli Moonlighters (Michael Wanner, Lyndie Diamond and Karen Kennedy) and special guest, will be at Common Grounds, this Saturday at 7:30 PM. Come join us for an evening of eclectic ukulele “Music of the Americas”, something for everyone in our unique ukulele style.

Reservations can be made thru Common Grounds.

Saturday, June 12th, 7:30 PM, $5, Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional, Cuenca.

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962.

Looking for a gravity inversion table

I would like to purchase a gravity inversion table, new or used. Preferably a newer model. Please email me if you have one to sell, or know of any place they can be purchased. Thanks for your help.

Dan: .

City: Cuenca

Wanting to buy phyllo (FILO) pastry

Does anyone know where I could buy phyllo pastry here in Cuenca? There used to be a restaurant here that sold it, but I don’t know if they’re still around. Appreciate any help.

Bella: .

City: Cuenca

Pamper yourself with a healthy, stress relieving massage

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 problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years of experience in massage therapy and take care of your specific needs. I use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin, leaving your body silky smooth. I add soothing, calm music to your massage to create an atmosphere of total relaxation, melting away stress, leaving you feeling rested and refreshed.

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

1 hour $25
1.5 hours $37.50
2 hours $50

I should mention that there is an additional fee of $5 to bring my massage table for your convenience.

WhatsApp or call directly – 099 987 9713

9 AM to 7 PM from Monday to Saturday.

I speak English and Spanish.

Dora Quinche: 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for fireplace tools

Does anyone know where I can find fireplace tools in Cuenca?

Carol: 099 892 9064. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Are you looking for a credit union with the best rates for CDs?

Hello to the whole GringoPost community. I would like to offer you the CD services from my credit union. At Cooperco we handle the best rates on the market and we are covered by Cosede with an amount of $32,000. We are currently the financial institution with the best financial security and solvency indexes.

I am here to give you a quality service. I speak English and Spanish. So, don’t delay. Contact me if you need this service or an offer.


Juan Lara
098 459 6148

Elia Liut 2-90 y Calle Vieja, Cuenca‎. Next to Supermaxi Miraflores, close to the Cuenca Airport

Concierge of Cuenca

Dear Expat Community,

My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17 years and I am offering:

Fiber optic internet
Opening bank accounts and investments
Apartment or house finder
IESS health insurance
Service assistance with car registration buys and sell.
Shopping for furniture
Home appliances
Going to hospital
Sim card for your phone
Making phone calls
Pick up from the airport
I Can be your personal assistant.

Have excellent references.


Carlos Quiroga
098 963 9889

Are you looking for Xanax or alprazolam


Here in Cuenca it is difficult to find this product, so we are importing it.
Just in case to you need it, please contact us.

Ave Ordóñez Lasso

099 563 2090

Make your life easier in Cuenca

Are you planning to live in Cuenca? Even if you are here in Cuenca, do you still need help?
Hello to all expats in the community. My name is Fausto Ortiz. I want to offer my Services as a professional driver and facilitator: transportation, deliveries, translation, tours, making medical appointments, purchasing and setting up phone and internet service, solving bank issues, moving services, house lease contract evaluation and negotiation.

Skills: Excellent English, problem solving, finding deals, friendly, punctual, accessible, safe driver and certified in first aid.

Trips outside the city to: Azogues, Machala, Loja, Guayaquil, Manta, etc. are by appointment only. Any question, just ask me. Your comfort and convenience is my only concern. Please feel free to ask for a quote.

References available.

Fernandez de Cordova, Miraflores, Cuenca, Ecuador

Fausto Ortiz
Cell phone and WhatsApp: 099 523 9988

Fernandez de Cordova, Miraflores, Cuenca, Ecuador

Rosa Linda, roses with love

Rosa Linda, best rose service for 6 years. We have for you, beautiful roses of different colors, with long duration. It is a family business where our priority is to deliver the best roses with a lot of love and care for the environment. We also offer you private tours for 2 to 3 people. Delivery is free. I have bouquets of 25, 36 and 50 roses. Our roses are the freshest; we cut them a day before. With that we make sure that you receive super fresh and durable roses, with a lot of love for you.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Dr. Stella M. Caraballo clinical psychologist

Dr. Stella M. Caraballo, clinical psychologist is happy to announce to our community that she continues helping patients through digital platforms like Zoom, Skype, Face Time, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp video calls. Each session with Dr. Caraballo will be one hour long. Addititonal session may be requested if needed.

Due to the Covid and the high risk of health hazards Dr. Caraballo has decided that virtual sessions are the best alternative for now. Further notice will be given when in – office visits will resume.

Through these unprecedented times Dr, Caraballo is available to you and your loved ones. Please feel free to reach out and schedule your appointment. Self care is how you take your power back. We hope to see you soon.

Edificio Rio Alto, 1 Puertas del Sol

Stella Caraballo
099 617 4103

Magic Ecuador Tour from Cuenca

Following the Biosafety recommendations, “Polylepis Tours” invites you to enjoy one of our “Magic Ecuador” multiday tours, in which you can visit several of the most important tourist attractions in the country.

Itinerary: 5 days, 4 nights:

Day 1: Cuenca-Alausi-Chimborazo- Riobamba
Day 2: Baños de Agua Santa- las Cascadas
Day 3: Pujili-Tigua-Quiotoa
Day 4: Latacunga-PN Cotopaxi-Quito
Day 5: Flight to Cuenca
(an extra day to visit Mindo is also possible)

End of Tour

Rate from $675pp (min 2pax)
It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Hotels
* Breakfasts
* Flight to Cuenca
* Entrance fees

Note: Contact us for the complete itinerary.

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Melamine furniture

Melamine furniture is resistant to temperature variations, thus being an important quality for your purchase decision. The quality, the coating, its good price, its resistance and versatility make melamine furniture of great acceptance and excellent adaptation to new environments and decorations.

– We make all the designs and tastes
– Quote with us
– Works with guarantee and delivery included

– We make modern furniture designs with iron and different melamine all designs

Vega Muñoz


Cuenca Consignments is open today

Business hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM.
We have more than 18,000 items in stock – from tie-flying equipment to the kitchen sink. Come on over and browse for treasures and treats.

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.
W. H. Auden

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward
099 546 8580

Why you need the new VIP MedAlert service

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

Phone: 098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca
098 329 8243

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

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

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

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

098 329 8243

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

Spanish: Why you can’t seem to learn it and how to change that

“Learning a foreign language as an adult is different than learning as a child.” I think it’s safe to say you’ll agree with me on that one.

“Learning happens naturally for children whereas adults have to study long and hard.”

This is typically the next thought that follows that previous statement.

But this is where we’ve gotten things all wrong.

As adults, we tend to think that “learning” means stuffing your head in a book, writing for hours and repeating the same words over and over again meaninglessly, until it all clicks and you “supposedly” learn the language.


Moving and packing services – short and long distance

Whether you’re moving to or from a high-rise apartment, condominium, gated community, or outside the city. We recognize what it takes to make these relocations successful. We have more than 2-years’ experience moving household items. We know how hard it is; but we´ll make it easy for you. Need someone to help you pack professionally? We handle things very carefully. We do not raise transportation costs. Write us for free estimate.

Visit our website:

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

098 400 1020

Recommendation for Leltomm Tailor-Sastre, men’s tailor

Leonardo Mocha is a master-tailor for men. I have no hesitation in recommending his business as his work is impeccable.

Leonardo will undertake repairs and made to order clothing for men. He made my husband trousers, redesigned his dinner suit after he lost weight and made shirts from beautiful cottons I had to hand. He provides a home service and is always on time! A gem in this country. He speaks English and is a very kind, gentleman.

He has is Facebook

Address: Cuenca, home delivery service

Contact information: 099 988 1633

Recommended by Jayne Stinton:

Jerry Joe Holland concert, Friday

Jerry is continually upgrading his Blues Show. Great Blues Music from multiple regions and eras including: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Freddie King, Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Savoy Brown, John Mayall, Otis Redding, Ann Peebles, & more.

Come escape in the blues; at Yakumama, in a comfortable setting with great food. Yakumama Bistro is located at Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca. Reservations are recommended: 098 748 6890. $5 cover. 8 PM Showtime.

June 11th, from 8 PM to 10:30 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez

Pepo: 098 748 6890.

Organic eggs…

…come from chickens that are only fed organic.

June 7, Calle Julio Torres 2-59 y Belisario Andrade

Samia Gomez: 098 488 6125

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

We’re back to Tex-Mex with our Beef Tamale Pie. A new stew features tender-crisp vegetables in a creamy broth enhanced with fresh herbs. There are two new sweets to tempt you. One is an oatmeal cookie base topped with caramel and chocolate chips and more oatmeal cookie crumbles. If fruit is more to your liking, we’re turning cobbler into a bar featuring fresh, plump strawberries.

Beef Tamale Pie: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Creamy Vegetable Stew: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Binge Bars: $3 each
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM today, Tuesday, June 8. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, June 10 or 11 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered—some every week—since we started our casseroles, soups, and salads last March. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: 096 802 2545 (Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Hot Springs, only for you

These beautiful and private natural hot springs can be found in the midst of the Ecuadorian Andes – at an astonishing 3,100 meters above sea level – in the perfect environment to fully connect with nature and heal your body with the minerals coming from the center of the Earth.

40 minutes away from Cuenca, across a road trail full of mountains, forests, villages and Yanuncay River.

Includes: Hot Springs, Clay, Pizza, Natural Juice, Coffee or Hot Chocolate, Cake.
Special offer: $20 per person

Saturdays and Sundays if you are only 2 people: $25 each. Ask for transport if you need it. Smoke and alcohol free place. Pre-order special meals (vegan, sugar free, gluten free)

From Monday to Sunday, there are 4 possible schedules:
from 9 to 11 AM
from noon to 2 PM
from 3 to 5 PM
from 6 to 8.30 PM

Space not shared. It is exclusive for those who reserve and their companions.
Advanced reservation is needed with deposit or transfer.

These natural pools will welcome you. Just relax and enjoy.

Monday to Sunday, Cruz 110

Rocio Trangoni: 098 375 3513 WhatsApp

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
— Naan bread 10 x $5
— Tabbule $3
— Falafel 10 x $5
— Kebab 8 x $8
— Mousaka 4 or 6 servings per $22 with Naan bread

Every day make your order before noon for delivery on the same day. Pickup or delivery. I live in Downtown, Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Paleo bowl with shrimps + free dessert $6.95

This week’s special: Paleo bowl with shrimps + free dessert $6.95. Avocado, daily ferment, sweet potato, beet, garlic greens, quinoa salad.

Dessert options include:

– Cheesecake
– Apple Crisp

We also have our regular menu with delicious options: Lamb Burger, Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi, Buddha Bowl…

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

Prepaid lunch and dinner, 5 days a week, free delivery

Eating right should be easy for everyone. We created a range of meals that are delicious, nutritious, and made to meet your lunch or dinner—for carb conscious to with carb diet. Every meal is fresh and fully prepared, delivered 5 days a week.

This week’s prepaid lunch specials!
Lunches come with 8 oz of soup and fruit daily
Lunch delivery 11 AM to 12:30 PM

5 lunches a week, from Tuesday to Saturday
Vegetarian $25*
With Meat $30*

Available both lunch and dinner
Soup and Salad (12 oz of soup and a full salad per meal)
Vegan/Vegetarian $25
With Meat Protein $30

Weekly Plan Tuesday to Saturday
Dinner delivery 4 PM to 5:30 PM

Weekly $35 (5 high protein meals)
*Free delivery El Centro and Puertas Del Sol Area.
Dinner includes fruit salad medley and side salad

Full Menu

Call us for more information

Tuesday to Saturday, Cuenca, Ecuador

Cleve James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Why not treat yourself this week to our fabulous sushi?

You can create your own combo from these choices:

1. Hotto roll (crispy squid and shrimp) – Crunchy optional roll-
2. Vulcano roll (vegetable tempura and crispy shrimp grated with cheese sauce)
3. Ebi roll (prawn and avocado)
4. Kaito roll (shrimp, surimi crab and avocado) -Crunchy optional roll-
5. Terremoto roll (vegetable tempura and surimi crab with spicy crispy shrimp)
6. Spicy fish roll (with fish and avocado with tuna spicy)

We are offering:

40 pieces for $25 (4 rolls)
20 pieces for $15 (2 rolls)

Sides include:

Salmon croquettes, 6 for $3
Vegetable tempura, $5

Please text your order and be sure to include your name, address and phone number.

Take out or delivery
Please place your order in advance.

Thank you for supporting our local business

June 8 to June 13, from noon – 9 PM, Calle Mariscal Sucre # 13-38 entre Estévez de Toral y Juan Montalvo

Lily Lorenzo: 099 901 5027

Pig & Cow, we are moving for a better location

To offer you better service we moved, we want to improve more and more and offer them a space where they feel super cool! The new address is on April 12, going down Florence Astudillo, right next to the house of the broken bridge, visit us and enjoy the best pastrami and corned beef in Cuenca.

All day long, av 12 de Abril going down Florencia Astudillo, next to “la Caso a del Puente Roto”.

Cesar Quintero: 096 297 2352

Cuenca Salmon, new tienda specials

We had a fantastic opening week for our new tienda and thanks to all that came by to shop. We look forward to the coming weeks as we continue to add more quality products.

Our new location is conveniently at the La Cuadra Station of the TranVia. The address is Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta,
about 75 feet from La Guarida Restaurant.

You can also shop 24 hours a day from our website

We deliver 6 days a week.

Tienda Hours Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Tuesday 6/8, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Big burger day at T-Rex Burgers Pub

This Tuesday, all day long,
The big burger day starts at noon.
4 oz cheeseburgers for only $2.50, and $2 to go or delivery.
Mojitos $2
Home brew iced tea $1

Also at 4 PM you can enjoy the game between Ecuador vs Peru at our bar.

Please take note of the following….
To make a delivery order call us on our number. No messages please, and then send us your address on google maps. The menu in a day like this is only what’s posted here.

You are invited,

June 8th from noon to 10 PM, Calle Larga 8-63 y Luis Cordero

Cesar Mejia: 098 272 0330

Tuesday’s Health & Wellness tip from El Mundo Orgánico

Eat eggs, yolk and all

Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re often termed “nature’s multivitamin.”

It’s a myth that eggs are bad for you because of their cholesterol content. Studies show that they have no effect on blood cholesterol in the majority of people.

Additionally, a massive review in 263,938 people found that egg intake had no association with heart disease risk.

Instead, eggs are one of the planet’s most nutritious foods. Notably, the yolk contains almost all of the healthy compounds.

Please like our Facebook Page at
We will be offering special products and discounts to our Facebook followers.

We have free range eggs, a fantastic selection of beautiful organic herbs, vegetables and natural fruits, a plethora of other vegan, vegetarian, sugar-free, lactose-free and gluten-free products, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, real Roquefort bleu cheese salad dressing, pickles, prepared horseradish, organic chicken, grass-feed beef cuts, and tasty bacon, sausages, ham, pulled pork and ham hocks, and much, much more available for home delivery or in-store purchase.

Our current “Product and Pricing List”—much too long to provide here—and our “Ordering Instructions” are available on the Home Page of our website ( (Forgive us! Our other website pages are still “under construction”).

Can’t find what you are looking for on our “Product and Pricing List”? Just drop us a text message to 093 906 2640 or email us ( with a description, quantity and size of your needed product, and we will try to find it for you. That includes products for both you and your pets!

Orders for less than $17 will incur a $3 delivery charge. There is no deliver charge for orders for more than $17.

We also invite you to our store location, just is a mere 3-4 minute taxi ride or drive from Ordoñez Lasso and Gringolandia. Find us on GoogleMaps under “El Mundo Orgánico” (not just “Mundo Orgánico,” or you will end up in Totoracocha—the wrong place).

June 8, 2021, Francisco Cisneros y Autopista Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal (also known as “Enrique Arízaga Toral”)

Armando Espinoza: 093 906 2640

Thai Connection, specials

Facts about Thailand:

Each year, about 6,000,000 tourists visit Thailand. That number continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the world discovers what a wonderful place it is. Bangkok feels an influx of 11,000,000 non-resident visitors each year.

Fresh delicious Kimchi is back at Thai Connection, 400 gr. for just $5.

Come and enjoy our specials of the week:

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

This week we will have our delicious Carrot Cake and Chocolate Cake and of course, our authentic Thai Iced Tea.

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

Ronny Bustamante: 099 954 7006

Tienda Café

Here at Tienda Café, We are happy to keep working for our dear costumers, We work every day to bring you natural and fresh ingredients for unique flavors. We have created delicious food inspired by our beloved costumers. We make and love waffles, We have the traditional waffles with fresh fruit, bacon, ice cream, Dulce de leche, Nutella.

Besides we have our unique gluten free and vegan based waffles, (Green plantain, Yuca, Potato, Corn with many toppings for you to choose from. We serve them with cheese, Ham, Egg, Bacon, Avocado, Refried Beans or Chicken. Prices from $2.25 to $5.10.

Frozen Waffles package of two (greenplantain, yuca, potato or corn) $2.50
Traditional frozen waffles (2) $4.50
Breakfast sandwich, bread, ham, cheese and egg. $1.75

We are still making our delightful pies, We have them by slice (Pie of the day) $2.50 or you can place an order for a whole Pie $15 (apple, white chocolate, chocolate, pineapple, pumpkin, lemon merengue, banana cream pie).
Strawberry, blackberry, chocolate, banana scones $4/$6
Apple and cinnamon bread $8
Passion fruit, plain or strawberry cheesecake 8-10 slices $25
Cinnamon rolls $1.50 each.

Please call us with any question. We will be happy to help.
Isabel, Karla and Diego

Monday thru Saturday from 9 AM until 6 PM, Coronel Talbot 852, between Sucre and Bolivar street, in front of San Sebastian Park; house with red doors.

Isabel Tinoco: 099 924 7837

Marriage of sweet and savory at King Smokehouse

The weather is in flux in Cuenca and we want to help you prepare a delicious meal with minimal effort. This week’s menu from King Smokehouse only has two (just two) ingredients and is so simple but so tasty. King Smokehouse Sausage Stuffed Apples. Choose your favorite apple and cut off the top. Core out the apple then stuff with our delicious sausage. Cap with a patty of sausage then bake at 350° F/180° C until the apple is tender and the sausage is cooked thru. Serve with a crisp green salad and a roll from one of Cuenca’s many bakeries. What could be easier? We guarantee you will love the perfect combination of flavors. Like it sweeter? Add a dollop of Maple Syrup as your serve. Oh yes!

Our newest item is our sugar free bacon. Yes, smoked and seasoned to perfection without any added sugar. Great taste and full flavor. Yum Yum.

We are fully stocked with all your favorites including our pastrami, corned beef, and melty cheese. Ready to cook some beans or greens? Don’t forget our bacon chunks for the perfect seasoning.

See you at the Smokehouse. As always, free delivery for orders $25 or more.

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

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

Casagrande, barbecue and lodging

Discover the Magic of San Fernando

Just fifty minutes from Cuenca lies San Fernando, the quaint town that has it all.

-boating, fishing (equipment can be rented) and water sports on Laguna de Busa,
-exploring Cerro de San Pablo and Laguna de Celeste, and
-hiking, biking and horseback riding on the area’s many trails.

Then there are the exceptional meals at San Fernando’s Casagrande, where home cooked meals and Ecuador’s award winning, premium coffee await you. Whether you’re wanting an American style breakfast or our popular parilla, you will delight in our kitchen’s cuisine — where all of our meals are made to order.

Casagrande’s six guest rooms have been completely updated and each room has an ensuite bath. Two of the rooms are handicap accessible. You will love a restful night’s sleep afforded by San Fernando’s tranquility.

Casagrande is now offering a special “get acquainted” promotion to its guests. It is a complete, all-inclusive weekend package for two persons that includes:

– a double room for two nights
– eight meals (4 breakfasts, 4 dinners)
– complimentary beer and wine served at each dinner
– transportation to and from San Fernando
– shuttle service to local attractions

The discounted price for this two person package is $280.

Please contact Rene Calle, Casagrande’s owner/manager for more information and to make reservations. Rene is on site and oversees all operations. He can be reached at 593 99 773 1068. His email address is:

May 6th, from 6 AM to 10 PM, San fernando- Azuay

Rene Calle: 099 773 1068

Australian Pies in Cuenca – Artisan Bakery Ackemans

Hello Gringo Post readers.

Before we go to our services, I´ll tell you a little story:

I am Geert, Belgian, Chef and Baker. Since 1995 I love travelling around the world, discovering countries, visiting nature and culture, and of course tasting the local gastronomy. After visiting half Europe, the South of Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia), I went to Australia in 1998.

Australia, an incredible country with its huge outback, full of surprising places and people with a great sense of humor. The Australian gastronomy is not the most famous of the world but what can you expect from their heritage of England. Like a little joke the told in the 80´s in Belgium.

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