Wes the Mentalist

Debut: Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics Welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more. Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done it? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 21, 6:30 PM, free, Turtto Matto Pizza, Cuenca.

Wes the Mentalist: rpsbob@icloud.com

The Free and Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – all levels welcome

Please join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment. After years of meeting in person, we are now continuing with Zoom.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation. we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6 PM every Monday, and we end at 7 PM.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy (and learn!).

ZOOM meeting link: https://utpl.zoom.us/my/effective
No password or meeting ID required.

See you there!

July 19th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835

Travel with Paco’s Blues to Vilcabamba, July 30 – August 1st

Paco’s Blues will be playing in Vilcabamba on Saturday, July 31st. We are getting a large comfortable tourism bus for the trip. We will have extra seats available, so if you have an interest in spending a weekend in Vilcabamba and want to come along please let us know by sending us an email to PacosBluesBand@gmail.com.

We will be departing from Parque San Sebastian (next to Cafe San Sebas) on Friday July 30th at 10:00am and returning to Cuenca from the central park in Vilcabamba on Sunday August 1st at 2 PM (returning to Parque San Sebastian in Cuenca).

The cost will be $30 per person (round trip). This is for the bus trip only and you will need to make your hotel reservations separately.

It’s going to be a great time.

Friday, July 30th, to Sunday, August 31st, $30. Departing from Parque San Sebastian at 10 AM, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues

Moving boxes needed

Does anyone have boxes for moving?

We need a lot!

Please contact Peter 098 091 6648

Mate Mochilero – New YouTube video, hiking trail near Santa Isabel

Hello everyone. After a couple months with my laptop not working, we have a new video up! This amazing hike starts only a 30-minute car ride from Santa Isabel. You will see some incredible sights that not many people know about. It’s a long hike — about 2 hours and a half, but it’s well worth the trip.

Here is the YouTube video so you can find out more about it. The video is in Spanish, but you can turn on closed captions in English.

If you enjoy the content, please consider liking, commenting and subscribing. Its free, and it helps me so much. Now that my laptop is working, we will try to post more content of beautiful places in Ecuador more often.

Mate: mate7.92@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Traveling from the US to Cuenca

If anyone wants me to bring a package or envelope contact me.

Alex Clavijo: clavijoalex22@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Custom metal work services

We provide professional custom metal services in Cuenca. We create all kinds of metal pieces according to projects, sketches and photos of our clients.
Our customers have come to trust us to provide them with the products, price, and service they require to make their business run better.

We offer the following services;

Custom Metal pieces
Metal panels
Aluminum and glass installation
Custom Metal benches
Custom made furniture
Custom made Gutters
Protection Bars
Stainless steel fabrication
Stainless steel extractors
We can create all kinds of Metal products
Free estimates



Appliance repair services

We offer the best quality appliance repair in Cuenca, our services will meet your needs.
We provide fast and reliable services
More than 10 years of experience
We service all major brands and our services include:

General Electric
We can repair the following;
Ranges and cooktops
Garbage disposals
Ice makers
Electric heaters
Electrical panels
Electronic cards
And much more



Attorney – translator

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, end of life documents, wills, notary procedures, lease contracts, legal advice, and much more.

I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it. I am also a translator and interpreter who can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.).

I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics 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 speak English, Call now for a free estimate.


Handyman services
Home improvement
Remodeling general construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Luvimar will be open until 1 PM on Monday

Hello everybody. I hope you’re doing great.
I just wanted to let you know that Monday 19, Luvimar Gourmet Market will be open until 1 PM due to a medical appointment.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar and Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Café y Vino) . Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
Cell phone and WhatsApp: 096 895 7920
Website: https://www.luvimargourmet.com / Facebook & Instagram: luvimar.ec

International cargo shipping services

We consolidate cargo for import and export services.
We charge by cubic ft.
We do door to door service

Mirtos 708 y Ficus

099 092 2662

Mule service from USA to Cuenca

I am traveling back to Cuenca at the end of this month. If you want me to bring you any package or mail for a charge…I will be more than happy to do it.


099 584 8988 / 914 438 5819

Experienced architect

I hold a master’s degree in architecture and I have been working as an architect for the past 7 years. Over the years, I have designed buildings, interiors, landscapes, and furniture for clients based in the US, Europe, and Asia. I deliver top-notch designs in an array of styles from classic to modern or post-modern. I specifically address American, Mediterranean, European, or Oriental needs as my career has been all about designing harmonious spaces according to clients’ needs and the functionality they want.

I present all plans and designs with meticulously detailed, realistic, and visually appealing 3D renderings in order to give you a realistic idea of your new house, office, or space before you start knocking down walls or begin construction. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

When it comes to construction, I work with a renown architectural firm in Cuenca. They bring in over 5 decades of experience in construction and they deal with all the bureaucracy.

Send me a message on WhatsApp or email me for samples of my work.

099 280 5290


Driveway gates/fencing/construction

Greetings, I am the owner of New Orleans diseñó.
I am a general contractor from the United States living in Cuenca. My company here covers and is willing to work all over Ecuador.
We provide installation of driveway gates, fencing, of all types, electric and non. We also provide all construction services. I am a master builder and welder/installer. My work comes with a lifetime warranty.
This is what I do to support my family and we love to work.
If you’re looking for a professional, that communicates and is usually on time, we are here to help. No job too big or small.



+593 98 485 1359

Appliance repair, Jose Rodriguez

I would like to offer my services as a Repairman, I can help you with your appliances, such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, water heaters (calefons), ovens, gas stoves, etc.

I speak English so you won’t have a communication problem with me. You can call, WhatsApp or email and I will replay as soon as I can.

My fees are very reasonable and I will go to your place anywhere in Cueca

Francisco Cisneros y Carlos Berrezueta

Jose Rodriguez
099 707 4688


Hello, we can help you with the following services:

Paint your house
Aluminum and glass
We can also clean your house or apartment
For everything you need, contact us and we will help you with a quote.

Cuenca y Yunguilla

Juan Paucar

098 327 5639 / 098 418 1485

Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and furniture repair

Our company can create from a photo your sofas, recliners loveseats, chairs, stools, cushions, ottomans or new office chairs. We also offer design and creation of any type of cushions, including outdoor patio seating cushions.


Custom built sofas
Custom built Recliners
Custom made leather furniture
Upholstered Walls
Lounge Suites
Outdoor cushions
Occasional Chairs
Residential Upholstery
Sofas, Couches
Cushions, pillows
Window Seating Cushions
Upholstered Headboards
Custom Chairs and Armchairs
Recliner repair and Restoration
Leather repair and Restoration
Foam replacement
Springs replacement
Free estimates



Scratching posts for cats

Scratchers from $25. The best quality, super-thick ropes for your pampered ones. They will love it.

We are manufacturers. Excellent prices. Guaranteed quality.
Only at Kitty Claws

Maria Auxiliadora: 099 503 0359.

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s home-canned foods

We want you to know here at Bernan’s that the pantry has been kept full and we have all your favorites in stock. It’s been quite a month for Bernie holding up the fort alone but he has done a great job. I will be home on Thursday after having a much-needed reunion with family and friends. It was a wonderful trip but it will also be good to get back to the place we have all learned to love and call home.

If you need a product list, please email us and one will be sent out to you. Until I get home we are asking that you email your orders and one of us will get back to you with a day and time for you to pick your order up or have it delivered.

Thanks so much for your understanding during this past month.
We hope to see you soon.

Bernie and Nancy: bernan_10304@yahoo.com 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca

New Lenovo laptop 15” Idea Pad 3

Intel Core i3.
8GB Ram.
Windows 10

Brought from States for friend but friend needs more Ram for CAD program.

Brand-new, no box because it would not fit into the suitcase. Great reviews on this midrange laptop,


George Forgues: geoforgues@msn.com .

City: Cuenca

Esika, L’Bel, Cyzone


My name is Susy and I would like to introduce to you 3 brands that are made by a company that has been in business for 50 years and they promote beauty to achieve personal fulfillment through their brands:

Esika: My expression, my choice
L’Bel; Real beauty for real women
Cyzone: Dare with attitude


Your order will arrive at your home within 2-3 days, without leaving your home, payment with credit card.

Feel free to ask me any questions you could have.

Susy: jmsavaflon@gmail.com .

City: Guayaquil

Biking pants, $10 tops, $5 medium

Black padded biking shorts $10. Four pairs biking pants $10 each and two matching tops $5 each. All medium from USA.
If seriously interested, call,

Pamela Gassaway: 098 956 2657.

City: Cuenca

Air compressor and air purifier

For sale, Craftsman 150 PSI portable air compressor. Model # 919-153090 1.5 gal. 120 V. price: $100.
Honeywell Model 50255-HD HEPA air purifier with extra Hepa filter. Price $75. Contact after 9 AM.

Robert Barnett: rbarnett7756@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 7:30 PM, for some great craft beer. We do home deliveries on Thursday from 8 AM to noon.

We are on the east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts and chess boards available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, American Amber Ale (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3, Jamaica Shandy (4.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Low cal/low carb beer: ($2.50)
Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander from our friends @ Gramm’s Bulk Shop (thanks guys).

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Doña Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle). The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4/400g, “Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6/400g.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: thehopfactory@yahoo.com 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Women of Fiber IdiomART Exhibit, art gallery and sale

This most imaginative exhibit runs Mon-Fri, 10 AM – 3 PM, through July 23. So many creative items for sale that the show overwhelmed me. Opening day brought together many of my Fishbon del Sur friends. A wonderful exhibit by women artists of Cuenca and Carmen from Canar with clothing, accessories and home decor on sale.

Address: Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Manuel Vega

Contact information: studio@idiomart.net 098 122 1627

Recommended by Jeremiah Reardon: 098 385 8212 jerebelreardon@msn.com

Recommendation for Dr. Grace Ordonez, dentist

Thanks to Dr. Grace I have my dream smile again. Dr. Grace has been my dentist since I moved to Cuenca three years ago. She and her staff have always been very professional, and friendly at the same time. My favorite story about Dr. Grace is about getting my two upper and two lower “front” teeth replaced. My teeth were extremely stained from years of abuse and I couldn’t stand the way they looked. I never smiled without feeling self-conscience. Dr. Grace replaced all four teeth with beautiful, translucent teeth that look perfect. Here’s the best part, she did the entire procedure without me feeling any pain or discomfort. And no anesthetic was ever needed! I can smile again. I highly recommend Dr. Grace for all of your dental needs.

Address: Edificio Work Center, Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba

Contact information: graceord13@hotmail.com

Recommended by David Leverett: dmtlev@gmail.com

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, IT tech support – computers – TV – Wifi

He is efficient, on time and a professional. He speaks excellent English and gives clear and concise instructions on how to use the program. His prices are very reasonable, and he cares about the quality of his work. You will not be disappointed with Mustafa service. So refreshing to find a young man so dedicated to his craft.

While installing my new 2 firesticks, I told him that my iPhone 11 broke about 4 days ago. He said, can he take a look at it? I said sure. Anyway, after about 10 minutes he said here it is working. Explained to me what he did and the issue. A couple of people in town wanted 3-5 days and around $75 to fix. He was just happy to help.

Mustafa is cordial and very knowledgeable and was pleasant to deal with.

I would not hesitate to recommend him for TV or phone or computer diagnosis and repair.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: Adawim52@yahoo.com 099 408 7897

Recommended by Pamela Walter: pamwalter49@gmail.com

Guey Express

Guey Express is Tex-Mex chain restaurant establish in December of 2020. We serve tacos with flour tortillas, nachos, quesadillas, taco dog, chicken and beef salad in our bowlcrunch made of corn, ice cream, craft beer, salsas and more. We also, have our own Tortilla factory where we produce corn and flour tortillas and the chips if you want to take home.

Email: gueytortillasmexicanas@gmail.com

New, new, new a fabulous new concept is almost here

Yes there is a new concept arriving in Cuenca compliments of Chef Michael (Wagner) . He is developing a new concept in gourmet food and culinary experiences here in Cuenca. Check out his Facebook page for more information.

michaelchefwagner on Facebook. Exclusive dining for discerning palates.

July 29th from 6 PM on, Unidad Nacional 5-97

Michael Wagner: michaelwagner77@hotmail.ocm 593 99 946 6241

Paradise Indian Restaurant – free papadum

Paradise is offering a free papadum with every dish ordered for dine-in service this week. What’s a papadum? It’s a tasty, crispy, traditional fried bread that goes great with all our meals: vegetarian, chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, and rice. Stop by our pleasant parkside location any day of the week and enjoy some flavorful and authentic Indian cuisine.

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: paradiseindianrestaurantcuenca@gmail.com 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Just chatting, join us at La Yunta

When people come in to eat lunch or browse the gift items, I sometimes feel they would like to talk. I would love to talk with them, but at times I am needed to help in the kitchen.

So, I am offering a chat get-together every Monday at 3 PM. No charge, no obligation. Free coffee and sweets.

Join us at La Yunta. Bring a friend or a dog … or just come by yourself.

Note: I will not talk in the group because my husband tells me:


Sole Riquetti: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551

Every Monday at 3 PM, free, Primero de Mayo between Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

MikeL: 098 945 6551

Butter, fresh blueberries and organic products

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

1 lb Fresh Blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6
1 lb organic raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
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


Caesar chicken salad + free dessert, $6.50, Chef Narcisa – EAT

This week’s special is a delicious Caesar chicken salad+ free dessert for $6.50.

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.

From this Monday, July 19, to Saturday July 24., Cuenca

Saira: 099 262 4044

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

Special dishes this week:

* Falafel with Quinoa salad and flaxseed tortillas, 2 portions $8.

* Pan Keto 230grs with coconut flour and sesame seeds $2.

Appetizers or finger food to keep frozen and reheat:

– Pizza rolls, Q: 18. 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.



Artisan Bakery Ackermans – Sourdough Summer Festival

Hello GringoPost readers.

The Artisan Bakery Ackermans presents to you our “Sourdough Summer Festival”. During July and August, we offer sourdough breads from Tuesday to Friday. We have three options:

• Classic Sourdough $2.90
• Sourdough with squash, sesame and chia seeds $3.90
• Sourdough with dried fruits (walnut, blueberry and raisin) $3.90


Chan Chan Cheese and Dairy Products – Dos Sucres, Tuesday morning

Good day to all of you. Everyone has been asking, and yes, it is ready. Our brie is back! Come on down to Dos Sucres from 9-10 this Tuesday morning to get your wheel of brie. Sold in 1/2 lb. wheels, an amazing circle of goodness. First come, first served….one wheel per customer. It’s that good.

Some of our other items that will be available include Swiss cheese, Alpine cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, fresh milk and cream.

See you Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 20th from 9-10 AM, Dos Sucres Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Time to order your “Build-Your-Own Basket” from El Mundo Orgánico

El Mundo Orgánico is accepting orders for “Build-Your-Own Baskets” for deliveries per the following schedule:

(a) Orders for Tuesday delivery must be received no later than 3 PM, Sunday;
(b) Orders for Wednesday delivery must be received no later than 3 PM, Monday; and (c) Orders for Friday delivery must be received no later than Wednesday, 3 PM. Orders received after 3 PM will be delivered on the next available scheduled delivery day.

Delivery time for each delivery day is between 1 and 4 PM.


Meet your new best friend: Lactobacillus rhamnosus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus is just one of 13 identified bacteria species in Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt. Have you tried Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt yet? If you haven’t, why not?

Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt is made with organic milk, not fully pasteurized. It has 13 different identified bacterial strains and 250 billion live cultures/liter. That’s more than 17x the number of live cultures in the best competitive brand of yogurt!!!

And how many different species of bacteria are in the yogurt you’re eating now? Two? Maybe three? Hmmmm…


Delivery: sesame bagels, real sourdough, Southern biscuits, and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

New product alert.
Homemade Southern Biscuit Mix, 2 lbs. for $10

You can make biscuits yourself whenever you need. Just add milk.
You can also use as a topping for casseroles, cobblers, and more.
Keep in the freezer and just take out what you need.

We now also have ravioli.
Our 3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10. The pasta is homemade. Take out however many you need, boil, and then toss in your own sauce of choice. We recommend 8 per person. So delicious. You can’t beat homemade pasta. We’ve been eating them ourselves with slices of our sourdough.


International bakery, sourdough breads

The international bakery offers you breads of excellent quality and flavor made in a wood oven, 100% natural. We offer you white breads, whole grains, turmeric, cocoa, among others.

We also offer home delivery service with minimal delivery cost. We will wait for you.

July 19, from 9 AM to 6 PM, We are located in the great Colombia and apple trees in front of the Caja cooperative (We are also located in Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva)

Gabriel Quito: 099 222 5344

Matthew’s Bagel and Bakery now has added Roast Beef, Corned Beef and Pastrami to our menu.

Come on by and check out our new menu and food offerings. 

We have ready-made-to-go food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. 

Come in and visit us at our new location with the front entrance on Avenida Las Americas and the back door on Calle Los Alamos 2 blocks from Ordonez Lasso on the Rio Tomebamba side. 

Two blocks south of Super Maxi Las Americas. The new Tranvia has a stop about one block from us on Las Americas. 

Next door are our great neighbors El Calvo Restaurant with Spanish Cuisine and El Jeque with Middle Eastern Cuisine. And also La Tapita Espanola Restaurant entrance on Av Las Americas.