12 mm drill bit for brick

I’m having problems finding a 12 mm drill bit for brick. The closest I could find so far is 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) but I need exactly 12 mm. I’ve checked two hardware stores on Calle Larga and I’ve also checked Coral del Batan. Any ideas? Thanks,


Artist Sandra Doren exhibition opening on Friday at idiomART

You are invited to Celebrating Ecuador: Its People and Panoramas
An exhibition by Artist Sandra Doren at idiomART

In via artis or on the pathway of art, Sandra Doren is an artist in a constant process of expressive experimentation. She explores new vistas that reflect her affectionate interest in those who wander through the mobile world to immerse herself in profound realities. In the manner of a graphic reporter who, ad experimentum, she recently has initiated studies in a new technique to capture new facets of expression. In that sense, as a finely developed watercolor artist, she now offers intriguing acrylic paintings that not only illustrate panoramas and people found in the local culture, in daily activities, but these works also reveal a further aspect of the artist as a “colorist” – a painter skilled in achieving special effects with color. The range of colors achieved in her present experimentations is vivid, intense and with contrasts that contribute de profundis that these new pictorial offerings shine with originality and reflect a sui generis sensitivity to conceive the world from a polychromatic vision that contemplates nature and life in communitate nostra.

Diego Demetrio Orellana
Writer/Historian/Art Critic
Cuenca, 2021

Come and see Sandra’s stunning paintings in acrylics and watercolors. Her work will be exhibited in idiomART’s two galleries. Refreshments and cash bar will be available on the porch and in the garden.

The exhibition will continue through June, 2021. idiomART’s regular gallery open hours are: Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

June 11th, from 4 PM to 7 PM, idiomART is located at Presidente Córdova 1-77 between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, in el Centro, Cuenca.

Sara: studio@idiomart.net

Mini Ferias and a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Every Friday morning, there is a Mini Feria at the Sunrise Café on Calle Larga. There you will find bread, cheese, baked goods and more. From 10 AM until 1 PM (Kelbert often arrives at 9:30 AM)

The vendors will be at least the following:

*Artesana Family Bakery (Kelbert’s artisanal bread)
*Sweet and Light (Ximena – sugar free, high protein pastries)
*Hacienda Chan Chan (Julie – awesome cheeses.)*Adicciones Saludables (Hernán Patino)
And more.

Also, on the first Saturday of every month, there is a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs from 10 AM until 3 PM at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolivar. However…by popular demand…The next Gran Feria will be on Saturday, June 19. The Grand Feria of Entrepreneurs has been expanded to both the first Saturday AND the 3rd Saturdays of every month to allow exciting new vendors to participate. More information will be posted over the coming days.

Mini Feria: Friday June 11. Gran Feria of Entreprenuers: Saturday June 19, Free, Sunrise Cafe: Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo. Gran Feria at CosasPrep: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Kent Mills: info@cosasprep.com

Saturday June 12th at the Jazz Society Café

The Jim Gala Quartet and singer, Mariangel Blanco
Jazz in the Afternoon Dinner Concert


“Cuenca is blessed to have such an artist in Jim Gala. I’ve played with some of the greats on both sides of the Atlantic, yet I have never heard such a transformative, unique jazz pianist as Jim Gala. Simply put, he’s a true musical genius.”

—Bill Scott, Broadway composer, singer, lyricist.

“Jim Gala is one of my musical idols. He’s a real soul man. No one plays like him. His musical philosophy, sensibility, and taste are impeccable. He changed my life with his music. I actually quote him often and wrote about him in my book.”

—J. Cain, Jazz Historian, jazz pianist

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Music of Peru with Kike Pacherres

La Guarida is proud to present a unique and intimate concert.

Music of Peru with the incredible Peruvian musician, Kike Pacherres:

Thursday, June 10th at 7:15 PM
Admission: $7
(100% of your admission fee goes to the musician.)
Doors open at 6 PM
Limited capacity
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: This month, La Guarida is highlighting Latin American nations, their music, their food and their culture. This week we are dedicating it to Peru. Coincidentally, Peru is going through political strife and their future remains unclear. We are honored to have Kike Pacherres join us for a very special and emotional concert. Kike has played many times in our colonial house but never before has he focused on Peru solely. We are eager to learn the rhythms of this Andean nation, its tunes, its pain and its glory.

Join Kike in La Guarida for a very special musical experience. We continue to be the Best Rated Restaurant in Cuenca. Come and experience us for yourself. Our house is acoustically perfect for these events.

June 10th, from 7:15 PM to 10 PM, $7, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071.

Looking for an Ecuadorian accountant with Canadian expat experience

We’re looking for an accountant who can serve the needs of Canadians who need to file as residents of Ecuador. Will need to liaise with Canadian equivalent, as well as financial advisors, in English.

Sieg Braun: WhatsApp 098 337 4799. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a dog sitter

I am going out of town from June 28-July 9 and I need someone to feed and walk with my loving, energetic dog, Lexi.

It can be at your place, or possibly my place.

Please write/call Steve.

Steve: +593 95 899 7638. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a driver

Looking for an English speaking driver in the Tena/Puyo area and also the Quito area for occasional work.

Samir: oryx100@gmail.com 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for laundry?

I’m looking for a place that will clean a queen-size, down alternative comforter. Cat got sick. It does not need to be dry cleaned, just needs one of those large commercial size washer and dryers. I need a place that will pick up because I don’t have transportation and don’t want to take it in a cab. I am close to 12 de Abril y Guayas. Thank you.

Annamae: annamaet@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

How to unlock iPhone to use it with a different carrier in Ecuador

Hello everybody,

I just need to get a sprint iPhone unlocked so I can use it with a telephone line (Sim card) in Ecuador. It’s an iPhone S6 Sprint corporation.

Does anybody know or can recommend someone?

Thanks so much,

Gerri: gerriweits@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for puzzle store in Cuenca

Where can I find a puzzle store in Cuenca? Preferably 1,000 pc puzzle.

Lee: jonesact3@yahoo.com 093 976 2792. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


Looking for six-month furnished apartment rental in Cuenca, GringoLandia.

Bill: amiedread@aol.com

Birkenstock repair

Does anyone know of a shoe repair shop where I can get my Birkenstocks repaired? The cork needs some help.

Ron Schmitz: ronschm@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca


Looking for a document/paper shredder.

Carol: equuscarol@hotmail.com .

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: vilaelizabeth3@gmail.com 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Responsible driver

I would like to offer taxi service inside the city and also outside the city. I am a very safe driver, insured and ready to serve you. My number is 095 958 2020 also WhatsApp
references available


Carlos Arizaga

095 958 2020

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
Monday thru Friday: 2 PM and 4 PM, (and 6 PM if necessary)


“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

Jan Wallace

Cooperativa Policía Nacional

Hi Community,

My name is Daniel Campos, and I worked on a couple of financial institutions as some people now, I am currently working on Cooperativa Policia Nacional (CPN), here in CPN we have a lot of benefits specially in CD’s we have the best rate of interest, much better than others financial institutions, we have a department exclusive for foreigners for any requirement. You can search at SEPS the solvency at CPN, we are a segment 1 cooperative inside the top 3 of best cooperatives in Ecuador. These are some of the best benefits that CPN has; – Interest Rate up to 10% – Joint CDs – For CDs is not necessary an account. If you are interested, please contact me by email or WhatsApp.

Daniel Enrique Campos Urgilez. Financial Advisor.
Cel: 099 511 0173
email: Daniel.campos@cpn.fin.ec
Address: Luis Cordero 5-24 and Honorato Vasquez. Cuenca.

Daniel Campos Urgilez

Nebraska steam cleaning

Do you have carpet that you think is just too dirty or rundown and needs to be replaced, and just don’t have the money to replace? Give us a call and get your carpet looking new again. Nebraska hypoallergenic steam cleaning experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in our Cuenca, Manta and Quito Branches is 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
Car interiors

Av González Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Dog resource directory – vets

I’m putting together a directory of dog resources for dog owners here in Cuenca. Will you help me? I’d like to start with veterinary care.

Have you had a great experience with a vet? Or maybe a bad experience with a vet? Will you email me privately to say what you liked or didn’t like about the vet you went to?

May I have permission to contact you back? I will be respectful of your privacy but I cannot use anonymous reports.



Custom upholstery services

We provide top quality furniture and cushion repair for small rips, scratches, dings, burns, stains, tears, holes, and more. We offer a full range of custom upholstery and restoration services, fabrics, in home consultation as well as pick up and delivery.

We offer:

Custom built furniture
Webbing repair
Sofa reupholstery
Recliner Restoration
New and antique furniture
Office furniture
Window Seats
Commercial Furniture
Foam cut to size
Custom Benches
Refinishing Services:
Hand Stripping
Expert Repair
Custom Colors
Custom painted Finishes
Any wood repair
Custom built frames
Distressed wood finishes
Complete restorations of antique furniture



Struggling with Spanish?

Want to improve it?

Here we go:
Spanish lessons by person, groups, also online.
For information

Calle Larga 6-42 entre Presidente Borrero y Hermano Miguel

MG Paredes
099 447 1149

Wood works

We make your furniture to your liking, big or small. Home, office, apartment, business and garden furniture.

We quote good prices and excellent workmanship.

We work with different types of wood, melamine and mdf.

We make your dream come true. Quote with us.
Security and commitment.



All wood, solid good

– We manufacture all kinds of wooden furniture; solid and resistant wood.
– Please send a reference image and measurements.
– We manufacture for all tastes.
– We manufacture all woodwork.
– We make laser prints on wood, minimalist designs, large, geometric, animal figures, names.
– We speak English
– our price is economic and the quality is high

You can see our Instagram page: @paletforniture

Miguel Heredia


Music, Dance and History

Do not miss this Friday, June 11th and join us to enjoy a great “Velada – Cuencana,” in which through music: piano, violin, lyrical singing and dance. You will learn how cultural and literary evenings were held in the city of Cuenca in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. And a great experience, we will move to a cozy place to learn about one of the oldest beverages in the world, the tea.


Tourist transportation
Velada (music, dance, glass of wine, entrance fee)
Tea tasting
A glass of wine

Rate per person $35

To confirm the space, you will have to pay the full amount.

Cuenca – Ecuador

Maria Lazo
09 975 0193

Cuenca Consignments is open today

New Inventory
King Sleep Number bed
Bicycle repair stand
Nook book reader
Blood Pressure Monitor

It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone.
— Andy Rooney

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

Amazon Beef today

Today, we offer you the best beef, only grass-fed, chemical-free and produced in environmentally friendly production systems. By consuming this beef, you are using a high quality and very healthy product, and at the same time you are supporting the Shuar communities of the Amazon to improve their beef production systems and preserve their territories.

Today we offer you tenderloin and chorizo ​​steak.

Available for pick up at the shop or free home delivery.

Monday to Friday: from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. and from 2:30 to 6 PM.
Saturday: from 9:30 AM to 1 PM.

099 586 7670 WhatsApp

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez

Facilitator with great recommendations/driver

I have facilitated for many expats here in Cuenca and around Ecuador. My skills include translating for doctors, in the hospital, helping resolve issues with banks, bills, and shopping, and lawyers if you have a legal issue. Without bragging too much, let me say that my English and Spanish are first class – when you tell me your need in English, I have no problem understanding what you want and explaining it in Spanish to whomever may need to know.

I love driving and visiting with people – it gives me a window on the world and sometimes, I can open a window on Ecuador for you as well.


Taking care of your 4-footed little ones

Are you taking great care of your little friends (and some not-so-little ones)? Watching their diet is an important part of your care-taker position. At La Mia Mascota Pet Shop and Veterinary Service, we offer foods with the best ingredients at a reasonable price. Knibbles and Bits for snacks contain the best ingredients. Pro Pac Puppy for the pups in your house provides for improved development of the brain and vision.

For your kitties who just happen to be down there in that litter, breathing all the dust, every time they need to relieve themselves, we have CatRoyale cat litter. It has a rapid clumping action that keeps the base of the litter box clean. Better yet, it cares for your cat’s respiratory system because it isn’t dusty. Check it out at one of our 3 (soon to be 4) locations.

Opening soon – La Mia Mascota Pet Shop El Batan. Our staff in El Batan La Mia Mascota Pet Shop will include Dr. Diego – an English speaking, trained veterinarian who will be able to assist you in selecting the best food for your pets and with select consultations. He will not examine pets in the pet shop, but will be available to step in if there are any questions regarding pet care.


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

Transfers to airport with legal private van, very cheap

We offer transfers to Guayaquil airport or hotel starting at $80 for lite load or $100 fully loaded. You would get a 7 passenger commercial Van just for you with room for up to 10 pieces of luggage with a very experienced driver on that route. Don’t have to worry about being stopped by police and asked a lot of questions; we will make a contract that you hired the van. We can do a quick stop for bathroom or little break in between. Also we can drive anywhere in Ecuador for the best prices, so why get an SUV or taxi when you can get a very spacious van. We are a team of drivers so you always can get a Van 24/7 just reserve in advance and we will take care of you and your precious cargo.


098 305 0346

Want to tour Ecuador?

If you want to travel but can’t, because you don’t have a car, call me. We’ll have a late model car available for your travel date, if you reserve ahead of time. This is a great time to visit the suburbs or wander the mountaintops on your own or with a driver-guide – just watch out for landslides and road blockages which will soon be over – and always allow plenty of time for stopping to look around.

We have a variety of options available for you. Free kilometers may be included, depending on the length of your rental. Car insurance is always included (it is usually extra if you rent from a big rental company). Let’s talk.

If you or someone you know has a vehicle that is just sitting around idle and you keep paying and paying, maybe we can help you earn a little on your asset by coordinating its use with us at Cuenca Car Share. Just leaving a car sitting is not good for it – nor is starting it every day just to circulate the gas. Let us help you.

Call me soon.

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

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Know what a good contractor can do for you?

What if you have someone remodel your bathroom, installing new tiles and some months/years later discover a leak in the pipes in the wall behind those new tiles? It has happened here many times. A good contractor will not just install new ceramic tiles in your bathroom. He will look beyond the old stuff and investigate the condition of your pipes.

In fact, recently I was doing just that – installing expensive new tiles in a bathroom in El Centro. Thinking about the future and concerned for the health of my clients, I spent a little time checking out the pipes in the house. The home was built in the “steel pipe” era of Cuenca – 1980’s-1990’s. Guess what? The pipes were horribly corroded, filled with debris and barely functioning. I know the homeowners would have preferred to just ignore it, but when I showed them what they are drinking and the likelihood that these pipes would burst unexpectedly, they agreed that it would be better to replace them.

This pipe problem is not found only in El Centro. Just before Covid struck, Franklin (my brother) had to replace all the pipes in a home on the western side of Cuenca for the same reason. There was little water pressure and in the morning, the water was not a pretty color. The homeowners there were drinking corrosive material that came out every morning. Clothes were no longer white, but brownish after washing. What really affected them and prompted them to take action was a giant leak in one of the bathroom pipes on the second floor.

Plumbing is not easy to replace in these cement walls and floors, and it will cost a little extra to do it. We know how to work around the old pipes that are stuck in concrete and set up a new water system with clean pipes in the most efficient, cost-effective way. Check out your water works and the age of your home. Protect your health. Call for assistance.

This is just one of our services. We also offer carpentry, metal work, welding, painting, remodeling, tile work, soldering, installing window screens, professional electrical work, interpreting. We facilitate for you at Dr. appointments, help you get a driver’s license, do your grocery shopping, pay your bills, make repairs or do construction work, provide property surveys, and more. Just ask.

Remember, I am not just working for myself. I am employing reliable, trustworthy folks who need work and can fulfill your dreams.

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

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Ola Verde

Hi, Ola Verde can offer you dried fruits, natural medicine, gluten free and sugar free products, biocosmetics and much more. Check our facebook and instagram pages and feel free to contact me 098 787 1751. We are a #zerowaste market

Paucarbamba 1-97 y Manuel J Calle

Veronica Guillen
098 787 1751
IG: olaverde.ec

Expat Community Ec legal advice and solutions

Settling in Ecuador is very simple if you leave all your worries in the hands of honest professionals.

We take care of your:

-End of life file
-Powers of attorney.
-Health and life insurance.
-Affiliation to the IESS
-Opening of bank accounts.
-Real estate
-Legal review of contracts

For more information about our services visit our website:

Av. Florencia Astudillo

Karina Urgiles

SRI VAT tax refund

Hello everyone. My name is Cristy Mora and I am very happy to be able to offer my services to the community as an accountant.

I have experience in facilitating the opening of bank accounts, procedures with the SRI. If you want help with your returns, statements or Bank CDs I can help you. I know VAT returns for seniors and SRI / VAT returns.


Cristy Mora
098 977 2330

Recommendation for En Tapara, Artisan chorizos – fresh homemade sausages

Like probably most of you this past year and a half, I did a lot of ordering online with deliveries. One great find is these chorizo/sausages. It’s a family business and I’ve tried all their sausages. If you like link sausages, you really ought to try them. They have mild, spicy and garlic.

Also their chicken or beef breakfast sausage patties are really excellent. You won’t be disappointed in the prices either! The quality is awesome and they are super good.

Address: Currently delivery only.

Contact information: entapara.ec@gmail.com 096 293 6916 (WhatsApp) after 10 AM – ask for Jose

Recommended by Greg Goodwin: ggoodwin704@gmail.com

Recommendation for Alexandra Maldonado, pet sitter, house sitter, dog walker

We recently planned a trip to the Galapagos but weren’t sure what to do with our two, very large dogs while we were gone. A friend recommended Alexandra so we met with her and introduced her to the dogs. We all got along beautifully and we felt very comfortable leaving everything in her care. She stayed in our house with the dogs, so the house wasn’t empty while we were gone and the dogs didn’t have the stress of being in a strange place. She took them out for walks, played with them in the yard and basically treated them like they were her own. When we got back the house was neat as a pin and the dogs were so content that they were only mildly happy to see us. If you need care for your dogs or cats, give Alexandra a call.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: malexita0717@gmail.com

Recommended by Kathy Osborne: tjki@bellsouth.net

Recommendation for Cristian Cordero, locksmith

My husband and I hired Cristian Cordero twice in one week both to reposition the strike plate of our bedroom door and to unlock our front door.

Our cat was able to push open our bedroom door with her front paws. Whenever we closed the bedroom door, she would open the door until we put a large clothes hamper against the door. Cristian came to our apartment to see what the problem might be. He discovered that the lock would not fit securely into the hole in the strike plate. He repositioned the strike plate and carved out a larger hole for the lock. The door closes securely now.

Later in that same week, we had to ask him to come back. This time, it was an emergency. I had locked the front to our apartment to go grocery shopping. When I returned, I could not unlock the front door. I came to find out that my husband who was home, could not unlock the door from inside with his key which was in the lock. He was locked in, and I was locked out. So, we called Cristian again. Cristian came quickly. He had to climb in the window. Once he got inside, he managed to remove my husband’s key from the lock. He then climbed out the window to unlock the front door from the outside. We were now home free, thankfully. He cautioned us about putting both keys into the lock simultaneously.

I highly recommend Cristian Cordero as a locksmith. His expertise has solved two problems for us, one minor and one major He understands lock mechanisms which are puzzles in themselves.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 472 8218

Recommended by Linda Smith: royaldin@outlook.com

Recommendation for Tere, hairdressing

I would like to recommend Tere for all your beauty care (Haircut for ladies, gentlemen and children, color design, professional medical facial cleansing, mani-pedi).

She is the best. She has years of experience in the States and very sweet personality and of course fully bilingual.

Her new location is Ordonez Lasso y Los Alamos next to Ewok restaurant.
Phone: 098 481 1365

Address: Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso

Recommended by Madeleine Mensch: menschk@yahoo.com

International Bakery, sourdough breads

International Bakery offers you excellent quality sourdough breads made in a 100% natural wood oven without chemicals and without sugar. Among the products we have vegan, wholemeal, white breads among others.

It is also delivered at home after noon with a minimal delivery cost.
We are available from 9 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Saturday and on Sundays only for half a day.

June 10 from 9 AM to 6 PM, We are located in the great Colombia and Manzaneros in front of the Caja cooperative. (The other store is located at Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Marino Cueva. We open from Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Sundays from 9 AM to 3 PM.)

Gabriel Quito: 099 222 5344

Tex – Mex, California burritos and more by chef Nathaly Vivas

Hi GringoPost community.

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu

— Large Tex-Mex or California Burrito
Ground beef, chicken or veggie
* 4 large burritos x $24
* 8 large burritos x $48

— Small Tex-Mex or California burritos
Ground Beef, chicken or veggie
* 6 small burritos x $18
* 12 small burritos x $36

— Beef, chicken or veggie chili (with Nachos, guacamole and tomatoes sauce)
1/2 pound $8
1 pound $15

— Black beans Beef, chicken or veggie Enchiladas
— 4 portions x $15

All with guacamole and Mexican sauce

Everyday make your order before noon for delivery at the same day, I live in Juan Jaramillo 8-50 Between Benigno Malo and Luis Cordero

Nathaly Vivas: nathaly116vivas@gmail.com 098 770 7372

Need an afternoon coffee?

From 3 PM to 6 PM Damasco Cuenca gives you a free Arabic coffee with any dessert you order, Every day!

If you’re searching for a calm place to read, to catch up with your friends or just need a dosis of sugar, come visit us.

We also have new promotions for this month. Ask about it on WhatsApp, email or give us a call.

Tuesdays – Sundays, noon to 10 PM, José Astudillo Regalado 2-06 y Miguel Morocho (Diagonally across from Edif. Dali)

Ibrahim and Gaby: damascocuenca@gmail.com 099 153 2507

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? Made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

New for this week
Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream with Cashews
500ml $7

1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50
Apple Pie ice cream
Strawberry Pie ice cream
Banana & Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cinnamon & Rice Pudding ice cream
Oreo ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Guanabana ice cream
Coconut ice cream
Mango ice cream
Lemon ice cream

1 liter $9 – 500ml $5
Red Velvet Cake Ice cream
Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cherry Pie ice cream (when available)

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 liter $9 – 500ml $5
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Coffee ice cream
Strawberry ice cream

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

New this week:

* Sour and sweet chicken with vegetables and Chinese rice, 1-2 portion $8.

* Strawberry Cheesecake New York Stile, 2-3 portions $5.
6-8 portions $10.

Appetizers or finger food to keep frozen and reheat:

– Pizza rolls, Q: 25. Price $10. Veggie or with ham or pepperoni.
– Finger mozzarella (fried or baked) Q: 20. Price $6.
– Mini Venezuelan empanadas (made with corn flour) (veggie, beef or cheese) Q: 20. Price $8.
– Beef, chicken or Veggie balls. Q: 25. Price : $10.
– Mini potatoes cake with cheese, beef or veggie. Q: 20. Price: $6.
– Mini wanton filled with veggies, beef or chicken. Quantity: 25. Price: $10.
– Mini pastries filled with fruits, chicken, beef Or veggies. Q: 20. Price: $10.


Cuenca Salmon, new tienda two-day specials

Friday and Saturday only

* Chicken Sausages – Regular and Spicy
* Smoked Turkey Breast – 250 grams and 1 lb Packages.

Shop on our website 24 hours a day. http://www.cuencasalmon.com

New Tienda Location Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

June 10th from 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Baked turkey breast and artisan pastrami are this week specials

This week specials:

– Baked turkey breast $11 a pound
– Artisan smoked pastrami $12 a pound
– Turkey sandwich (baked turkey breast, mustard, arugula, mozzarella cheese, fresh tomatoes and honey mustard) $3
– Pastrami sandwich regular (1/2 pound of pastrami, rye bread, mustard, arugula, cheddar cheese, pickled cucumber and honey mustard) $7
– Pastrami sandwich lite (1/4 pound of pastrami, rye bread, mustard, arugula, cheddar cheese, pickled cucumber and honey mustard) $3.50

P.D. Improved rye bread!


La Mia Goat Cheese

We will be at Cuenca Consignments both Thursday and Friday from 11 AM – 2 PM. We have some fresh young Triple Cream and Callimanta Wheels plus well aged ones. We have Grammy Pammy’sfull line of salad dressings and all of our other cheeses like Roquefort and Camembert. Sour goats milk biscuits, Banana Bread and Zucchini Bread. Sauerkraut and great whole dill pickles. Artisan Bailey’s, Kahlua and Tia Maria Style Licores. Stop by and sample al of these Isabela 4-75 and 12 de Abril.

Thurs and Friday 6-9 6-10 11-2 Pm, Isabela and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: ccar0050@gmail.com 099 128 0415

Jerry Joe Holland, concert almost full

….As of the posting there are a few seats left. Reservations needed.

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.
*Just added: Musical wizard Andrew “Mac” McLemore will be the special guest for this show! Don’t miss it!
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

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day at the Jazz Society Cafe

June 12 is Philippine Independence Day and Weekend Artisan Fair

Mother and Son Family Kitchen and Pig & Cow will be preparing traditional Filipino Fiesta Favorites.
Experience a traditional Filipino Fiesta Dishes.

Kinilaw (Davao) Filipino Ceviche
and Filipino desserts

We have artisan vendors that will be selling and sample their wonderful products!
Kimchi & Gluten Free Desserts from Adiccion Saludables
Vegan Waffle and Pancake Mixes from Berenice Alchemy Magical Mixes
Flexitarian sausages from Chef Luis
Chocolate, Coffee and more from CuencaShop.com
Sugar Free Desserts from Sweet and Light
Chocolate Soap, Te and Truffles from Kkos Chocolate y tu
Apple Cider Vinegar, Pickles, Malt Vinegar and more from Picklings
Smoked Products from Pig & Cow

June 12, Saturday from 9:30 AM to 2 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.) (one block north of Ordonez Lasso)

James Dahili: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com 096 322 3377

3×2 cocktails and wine this weekend

Casa Micuna is open this weekend, Saturday and Sunday Noon – 8 PM. We are offering 3×2 cocktails and wine

Horchata Sour
Basil & Lemon Margarita
Maracuya Margarita
Passion Collins

Saturday and Sunday noon – 8 PM, Vía a Chican

Marla Crosbie: casamicuna593@gmail.com 099 878 9779

Organic products, very good quality

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 lb raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
1 lb semisweet cocoa powder $2.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4
500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
0.5lb Bee Pollen $7
1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $10: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver

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7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Qorighee

7 Bakery Coffee, delivery

Home delivery service from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Only WhatsApp text 096 772 7777

Filled donuts
Boston Cream $1
Choco-Nutella $1
Choco- Passion fruit $1
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1
Vanilla Strawberry $1
Choco-Strawberry $1
Vanilla Blackberry $1
Reeses (Peanut Butter Cream) $1
Creme Brulee $1
Lemon Pie Donut $1
Tres Leches Donut $1
Promotion 6 filled Donuts x $5

Classic Donuts
Maple & Bacon $1
Classic Glazed $1
Chocolate $1
Chocolate Rainbow Sprinkles $1
Vanilla Rainbow Sprinkles $1
Raspberry Rainbow Sprinkles (Homer Simpson) $1
Cinnamon Glazed $1
Snickers (Peanut & Caramel) $1
Choco-Coconut $1
Vanilla-Coconut $1
Glazed-Coconut $1
S’mores $1
Promotion 6 Classic Donuts x $5

Boston Cream $1.50
Passion fruit $1.50
Manjar $1.50
Nutella $1.50
Lemon $1.50

Strawberry Cheesecake $1
Apple and Cinnamon $1
Peach $1
Nutella $1
Oreo $1
Manicho $1
Promotion 6 Muffins x $5
Promotion 12 x $10 applies mix between 6 donuts and 6 muffins

Apple Fritters $1.50
Blueberry Fritters $1.50
Blueberry Muffin $1.50
Cake Blueberry & Lemon $8

Minimum order 6 units per product, orders from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Only WhatsApp text 096 772 7777

Monday to Sunday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Only home deliveries

Maria Eugenia Crespo: orders@7bakerycoffee.ec 096 772 7777

Double D’s Menu for the week of June 14

This menu is in honor of our feisty father’s and grandfather’s birthday. He’s been gone for nine years but has definitely not been forgotten. Dressing was one of his favorite foods so we’re pairing it with roasted chicken and baking it all into a casserole. While he never had this chowder, he loved thick soups and this one’s two-star ingredients: sweet potatoes and corn. And no matter what, there was always room for dessert so we’re baking bar versions of two of his favorites. Thanks for helping us celebrate what would have been his 103rd birthday.

Chicken & Dressing Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
German Chocolate Cookie Bars: $3.50 each
Apple Pie Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, June 15. 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 17 or 18 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: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Frozen dumplings with Señorita Tong

Chinese food Free delivery for order over $30

50 Dumplings Wraps $5
50 wonton Wraps $6
12 Dumplings vegetable $6
Yuba,rot(seco de tofu)500g $10
Powder of BBQ 30g $4
Green beans sprouts 250g $3
Secret sauce of spice beef 200g $5

We also provide frozen dumplings and wantons for your breakfast or whatever you want.

Waiting for your order.

1 、Dumplings Stuffing options: bee /vegetables /chicken/pork/shrimp/fish/crab/lamb
2 、Wonton stuffing options: shrimp /fish
3 、Ramen spicy $6.50
4 、Condiments: soy sauce/Sesame oil/mustard
5、Different plates reserved for Tofu

Every day from 9 AM – 7 PM
WhatsApp: 099 101 5553
Instagram: senorita_tong
Facebook: Señorita Tong

Every day from 9 AM – 6 PM, Cuenca

Erika: tyk222463544@gmail.com 099 101 5553
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