Alternate route to Guayaquil or Salinas

Have anyone drove the alternate route to Salinas or Guayaquil? How is it? Looking at my map I see route 582 though the Cajas or a longer route E35 to E40 to Guayaquil. I been through the quickest many times through Cajas (by shuttle) and lately it has several landslide detours. Since I actually plan to drive this time, I have no problem going the longer route, E40 if it is wider, more lanes, and less steep mountains. Please advise.

Michael or WhatsApp +1 407 399 7546


I moved and got internet with Etapa. I haven’t gotten a bill and haven’t gotten an account number. Do I need anything other than a name, email and address to pay my bill?


City: Cuenca

Meditation and patience with Shambhala, Sunday

Patience is the mark of true love. If you really love someone, you will be patient with them. ~Pema ChödrönDear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10.30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit

Contact, and visit us online at and Facebook:

If you would like to use it, the form we use at Shambhala Cuenca is outlined below, and you can search “Donna Williams Meditation” for instructions on YouTube, or contact us for instructions.

Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Practice:

Note that times and practices noted are commonly used, but shorter or longer times are beneficial too. Do what feels right to you.

– Opening prayer or recitation.
– Seated meditation, 20 minutes.
– Walking meditation, 15 minutes.
– Seated meditation, 20 minutes.
– Closing prayer or recitation.

Start with an attitude of friendliness and loving kindness toward yourself. Then, if you’re able, take an upright posture, on a cushion on the floor or in a chair, with the spinal column vertical. Notice your body sensations and be aware of any feelings that arise (such as anxiety, tiredness, anger, passion, boredom, indifference, etc.). Begin to completely identify with your natural breathing, in and out, maintaining some awareness of your body/posture. When thoughts or emotions arise, taking you away from the present moment, you simply notice them, without any judgement. Simply label the thought/emotion as “thinking” and return to awareness of your body breathing. Sitting meditation is a practice of simply being, touching into your awareness of that being, and letting go without trying to attain anything.

For walking meditation, take the same approach, except place attention on your feet as they touch the earth, and your legs moving through space. Join the hands at waist level and walk at a speed only slightly slower than normal (see photo).

Traditionally it’s believed that merit is accrued by meditating. In Shambhala, we dedicate this merit to the benefit of all beings, using the closing text below. Feel free to use it, or any other of your choosing:

“May basic goodness dawn;
May the confidence of goodness be eternal;
May that goodness be all-victorious;
May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory.”

“By this merit may all attain omniscience.
May it defeat the enemy, wrong-doing.
From the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness, and death,
From the ocean of samsara, may I free all beings.”

Links for instructions:

Meditation instructions are available free online with Senior Teacher Donna Williams at

Pema Chodron Guided Meditation —

Sunday August 8, 10:30 AM, free – donations to relief organizations are highly encouraged, Your House!, Cuenca.

Paul: +592 98 284 8203 with WhatsApp and Text

Free dinner event at Sunrise Cafe this Tuesday, August 10

New Century Planning of Ecuador welcomes you. Why do you need to add precious metals and cryptocurrencies to your portfolio?

Dinner seminar will be served at 6 PM. Make your reservation. Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – 5-7 PM.

Covid-19 protocols will be strictly observed. At the Sunrise Café – calle Larga 9-40. Cell: 098 824 6499 / or

Also learn – why you should own physical silver, gold and Cryptocurrencies in your IRA or Roth IRA

Tuesday, August 10th, from 5 PM to 7 PM, free, Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga 9-40, Cuenca.

Louis Terrero

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, 3 – 6 PM

What: All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. If you have seen any of the Olympic volleyball competition and feel inspired, stop by to watch or come to play. We have players who represent countries from around the world.

When: We will play Sunday, August 8, from 3 to 6 PM (weather permitting).

Where: We will set up this Sunday at Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo.

How: We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.

Why: Last week we had a good crowd, good competitive games, and good weather. Come join us this Sunday!

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, August 8, from 3 to 6 PM (weather permitting), Free, Parque Lineal Yanuncay just west of Av. Fray Vicente Solano on the North side of Av Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.


Glenn David at Santorino today

There are still some tables left for today’s show.

Lots of classic songs by Dylan, Prine, Avett Brothers and more.

Special guests: Jeff Schinsky and Kristin Grzegorek.

Tasty food and drinks, beautiful music and fresh air.

Call 097 998 1179 to reserve a good table.

Hope to see you there.

August 7th, from 5 to 7 PM, $5, Santorino Restaurant, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo, directly behind Banco Pichincha, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Glenn David:

St. Christopher YouTube – Evening Prayer online

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America..

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate!


Come to our Entrepreneurs Fair this Saturday at Cosasprep

We are happy to annunciate our big feria, for this Saturday, August 7, from 10 AM to 3 PM. You will find bread, sweets, recycled items to decorate and more…

You can come with your friends and family, meet new people, learn about new products, have a good time, share with new friends have fun and support small business at the same time.

And don’t forget about all the stuff we have for you at Cosasprep, like: Gas and smoke detectors, self-defense laser, personal alarm, security cameras, finger pulse oximeter, blood pressure monitor and more.

August 7, from 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.


Ceramic classes and memberships at La Montaña en el Mar

La Montaña en el Mar has two announcements:

Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the Ceramic Hand Modelling class for Sculpture and Utilitarian Pottery are permanent. For any questions about spaces, and dates, feel free on sending us a message, email. New month classes will begin on the
10th of August, and late entries until 16th of August.

Second announcement is that we will have memberships for persons that already know about ceramics, or someone that does this for hobby. You can come to work in your own independent project in our workshop. You will receive clay, and also will have one bisque and one stoneware firing. Membership does not include glaze, but we can sell it to you. We have little spaces for membership.

For sny information send us a direct message.

August 10th, From 6 – 8 PM, 8 AM to 10 AM and 11 AM to 1 PM, $64 – $112 -$156, Isabela 2-39A between Floreana and Española Near Colliseum Jefferson Perez, Cuenca.

Juan Jose: 099 866 1486

Doterra essential oils at CosasPrep

Do you want to change your medicine cabinet for something natural and also lower the toxic load of your daily routine? If yes, you are in the right place. Visit us,

Saturday, August 7th. From 10 AM to 3 PM, Various, Simon Bolívar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral., Cuenca.

Lourdes Alvarez: 099 801 1740

Freya artisanal skin-care products at CosasPrep

Exquisite artisanal soaps with natural ingredients. A special detail for your personal care, full of magic for your skin and emotional state. The ideal gift for someone special or even yourself.

At Freya we have right what you need. Our product line is made with 100% natural ingredients that bring light, freshness and nutrients to your skin.

Some details about our soaps:

* Made with natural ingredients
* Made without artificial coloring or parabens which can cause allergies
* Friendly with the environment
* We use essential oils that bring vitamins and incomparable scents
* Clean and relaxing feeling after each use

Saturday, August 7th., 10 AM – 3 PM, free, Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Lourdes Alvarez: +593 99 801 1740. Call after: 9 AM

Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist ask what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

August 7th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena:

Credentialed audiologist, Cuenca, Ec.

I am looking for a credentialed educated audiologist in Cuenca. I received new hearing aids. It took more than an hour to adjust the aids when I was tested. The right ear aid did not work when I got home. The left aid had distorted speech sound on computer. I am looking for the new technology, batteries charged in the aids, superior sound. Right now my 10-year old aids still work well if I can’t get better ones with the new technology in Cuenca.

Please use WhatsApp to contact me by phone.

Suzanne Cerny: 93 922 4268. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Shipping of household goods

Good morning. I would appreciate recommendations and experiences from those who have shipped household goods to or from Cuenca Ecuador; specifically to/from Europe.

Thank you.

Brien Clemens

Fresh goat milk

Is it possible there could be fresh goat milk available here for child who cannot tolerate cow milk?

Thanks for your feedback.


City: Cuenca

House hunting…

…two artists looking for an old apt (or house) with high ceilings…for acoustic piano and art!

With a terrace or garden around Cuenca’s El Centro.

Please contact,

Peter: 098 091 6648

Looking for 2 or 3 BR apartment for long-term rental

Looking for 2 or 3 BR furnished apartment for long term-rental in Cuenca, to be decided, I don’t have pets.

Hello, looking for 2-3 BR apt in Cuenca. Must have: -gas kitchen, -baking oven, -terrace/ balcony, -24h security, -not on ground floor, -internet, -at least one bathroom with a shower, -good big beds, -basic infrastructure around (groceries, Coral, pharmacies, etc.), -preferably expat, -populated areas of the town. Long-term rent.

Please contact at: Thank you,


Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $250-$290, Must allow pets.

Must have a balcony or immediate outside access. 2 BR plus storage or 3 BR. Difficulty with stairs requires ground level or 2nd floor or elevator. Unfurnished. Lots of natural light. No parking needed. Walking distance to a river. Quiet neighborhood

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $250-$290, Must allow pets. 

Must have a balcony or immediate outside access. 2 BR plus storage or 3 BR. Difficulty with stairs requires ground level or 2nd floor or elevator. Unfurnished. Lots of natural light. No parking needed. Walking distance to a river. Quiet neighborhood!


Need LCD projector to borrow

I will be a doing a presentation in Cuenca for which I need an LCD projector so I can show a PowerPoint. Needed for Saturday, Aug. 22. Can pick up and return if you’re in Cuenca. Will return in pristine condition.

WhatsApp text only please. 099 664 8605

Manya Arond-Thomas: 099 664 8605. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Blinds and curtains. Tymarq creative home, home delivery

We are Tymarq creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 4,50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper
– 3D Panels
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden
– Carpets wall to wall
– PVC folding door
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage:

Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia

Andrea Carrion y Luis Velasco
093 909 3911

APshipping, no deadlines and starting at $7

We are offering faster service, now shipping every 2 weeks. Most items $7 per pound. No registrations fees. Just order and email the details.

Two locations one in Margate for small shipments and a warehouse in Miami for large items.

Container shipment available at a per cubic feet rate.

Big or small will get it to you with reliability and friendliness.
Your items are important to us as they are import to you.

For APshipping customer service is our priority, communication is the key and transparency a must.



561 809 5691

Let’s go to Ecuador tours

We offer tours to any where in the country, we offer private and personalized tours, using our fully insured vehicle. 
We have 9 years experience working with tourist from around the World and Expats. 
We also represent, the best Fleet of Galapagos Yachts and Catamaran that offer small groups of maximun 16 passengers on board, until the end of November 2021, prices have very special discounts never seen before,

Address: 2136 Victoria Dr., Quito (capital).

Business contact information:
099 251 9679

Diorixis Fernandez

Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning.

No matter what has happened to your carpet, chances are that we can help you get it looking good again. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:

Carpet Cleaning
Upholstery cleaning
Car interiors


Handyman services
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Apple computers, cell phones repair and tech support services offered

I´m Francisco and offer my tech services for your broken and not in good shape Apple products. Repairs, upgrades, updates. Pick up and diagnosis for free. We have in stock new batteries, screens, keyboards, AC adapters everything for keeping your device up to date. Need to upgrade your IOS versions? Need more performance in your old MacBook? Recommended 100% for the expat community. Cuenca Francisco 097 891 6577



Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you:

– Physical Rehabilitation.
– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).
– Therapeutic massage.

All these services in the comfort of your home. Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment).

José Gabriel Cabeza

098 708 4339

Ecuador trips from Cuenca, August calendar

We have created a Calendar of interesting explore, discover and learn Trips.

Hope you can join us and, if you would like, we can also create amazing experiences for family and friends.

.August Calendar 2021

Museums of Cuenca
We will be able to visit these incredible spaces within our City and learn about how they were created…and the importance of the conservation of our heritage..

Monday to Sunday the schedule is from 10 AM to 1 PM approximately with optional lunch at a different charming restaurant


Last hours – 20% sale at Cuenca Shop

Yes, the last hours for the 20% sale.
Over $20 purchases
*Does not include the bacon or sausage meat.

Cuenca Shop, 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

098 402 6399

Monday the 9th, Luvimar will be closed

Hello, everybody.
I just wanted to let you know that Luvimar Gourmet Market will be closed this Monday, August 9th.
I will be working normally Saturday the 7th from 9 AM until 1 PM, and then I’ll be back on Tuesday the 10th.

Have a great weekend.

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

Luis from Luvimar
Cell phone and WhatsApp: 096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Scratching posts for cats, made by Jesus

The cat by nature is a very curious and playful animal. Scratching is one of his “hobbies” that helps him file his nails and is a way of channeling his anxiety. If your cat scratches the sofa at home for any reason, you do not have to be angry. Perhaps you are not offering him another alternative or you do not know that he needs a toy to channel his energy. That is why you have to know the star toy, the scratching post for cats.

– The scraper helps keep your nails healthy and strong.

– It serves as a refuge for you when you seek tranquility.

– One of the most important benefits it provides to your cat is that it keeps him active and helps him avoid health problems.

– Helps calm your instinct for curiosity.

– Strong, solid and stable, all in wood.

– I can send photos and information to the email

– deliveries to different parts of the basin and other provinces

Cuenca Centro

Jesus Aponte

Gringo movies

This week’s Gringo Movies is: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.

A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

You won’t find this film anywhere else in Cuenca. If you followed Anthony – this is a must see.

Each DVD costs $10 and is yours to own. Disks are usually ready in 24 hours from the time of order. Convenient pick up at KOLO Restaurant, Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo 5-65 – Hotel La Vieja Mansion. You can also order by email – (see below).

Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo 5-65

David B Buzzard
098 988 0937

Cuenca, EC

Senior discount on your PuntoNet plan

Are you over 65 and will like to apply for the senior discount on your current PuntoNet service?

Up to 100 mbps plan.

Let me serve you with this.


098 352 2685

Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Do you need help with your phone or computer?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• are you Looking for a senior discount on your services?

• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-year experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.


098 352 2685

Are you looking for your new TV, LG-Samsung?


Hi, my name is Nestor Reinoso. I offer brand-new TVs; some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso


Nestor Reinoso
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA: 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso


VAN/SUV transportation service with English speaking driver

Greetings expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone. I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service from one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7
Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/recommendations/drivers/Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.

Nestor Reinoso: Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444


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.

Contact me by email or WhatsApp 098 977 2330.
I know VAT returns for seniors and SRI / VAT returns.

Cristy Mora: 098 977 2330. Call after: 8 AM.

March 18, from 8 AM to 8 PM, $20, Ricaurte, Cuenca.

Indurama frost-free refrigerator and Whirlpool microwave

Indurama frost-free refrigerator $250 (white) clean and in great condition. Perfect apartment size.
Whirlpool microwave $50 (white)
Will sell individual or take both for $275
Ask for photos. Email or WhatsApp after 8 AM.

Merlin Condy: 095 874 8616.

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / special hemp seeds gift

Dear friends,

We bring you good news. We want to thank you for your trust in us and from today until August 10. We will give you 90 grams of hemp seeds in your purchases over $25, or for the purchase of a pound of hemp, we will give you 90g. of this wonderful organic seed full of benefits. We share some of them with you:

* Hemp seeds strengthen the immune system and provide health and vitality, it has proteins that are so easily digestible and such a perfect ratio between essential oils.

* Hemp seeds contain more essential fatty acids than the seeds of any other plant. These acids are responsible for our immune response (the way the body responds to bacteria, viruses or harmful and dangerous substances) and influence our growth, vitality and mood.

* Provides abundant protein, omega-3 and minerals.

* It has a huge amount of vitamin E that protects cells and tissues from aging.

* Hemp seed protein is more digestible than legumes and is gluten-free.

We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper covers and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

Visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral, 099 505 9604,

We will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.

Marla: 099 505 9604.

City: Cuenca

Apple Watch SE for sale, $325 OBO

Apple Watch SE space gray aluminum case with sport band

GPS… make phonically and send messages with iPhone nearby.

The aluminum case is lightweight and made from 100 percent recycled aerospace-grade alloy.
The Sport Band is made from a durable yet surprisingly soft high-performance fluoro-elastomer with an innovative pin-and-tuck closure.

Check more specs here:

Cesar: 098 352 2685.

City: Cuenca

20 kn95 masks for only $13 and we deliver to your home, free

We have a stock of 27 certified kn95 mask colors for your choice.

More KN95 mask colors have arrived.

With the same quality and of course, with the lowest prices on the market. 20 masks for $13. Receive a mask clip as a gift.

To send designs, colors, send me a WhatsApp on 099 880 3689 and we will send you the complete catalog.

Remember that every day we make home deliveries in Cuenca without additional surcharge.

Silvia: 099 880 3689.

City: Cuenca

Marc’ s Consignment store

Hi everyone, we hope you had a great week. Remember to come by our store to check out our new items and discounts. In Marc´s Consignment store we can help you sell those things that you no longer use or need. Email, call or visit us to find out more about us.

We are located at Simon Bolivar and Miguel Heredia, corner.

For online shopping search us as @marcsconsignment or visit our webpage

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s sale is almost over

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods’ 15% off Customer Appreciation Sale is almost over but you still have time to take advantage of that discount. If you get your order to me by Tuesday, Aug 10th, I’ll discount your order 15%. You can either stop by and pick up your goodies or Bernie can deliver them to you. So far, we have only run out of one item but if that happens to your order, we will honor the sale price and get your order to you as soon as possible.

We have been canning here in Cuenca all your favorite comfort foods and cooking helpers since approximately June of 2014. Granted we started out with only a couple of items but as people asked for other items our pantry grew into what it is today.

Remember, if you would like us to try to make something that you just can’t get here let us know. We will try our best and if it’s possible we will let you know.

If you would like a current product list let me know and I’ll get one off to you.
Hope to see you again soon.

Bernie and Nancy: 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca

Indurama washer, 16 kg for sale

White Indurama Washer 16 kg. Good condition for sale. $280. Feel free to text or call for info and pics.

Marcel: 097 975 1740.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Fredy Barrera, transportation within Ecuador

I have personally known my friend Fredy Barrera for about 2 years now, however July 20th was the first time to use his transportation services. He drove to Guayaquil and picked up my wife and I plus our 4 large bags and carry-ons. He brought us to our home in Cuenca and only charged $100. Fredy is a very safe driver; honest, punctual, and speaks English. Fredy has lived in the US for a period of time in the past.

Address: Monay sector of Cuenca

Contact information: 099 687 4865

Recommended by Joe Hill: 098 781 7188

Recommendation for Best Ecuador Homes, real estate

I recently rented an apartment through Monica Gonzaga with Best Ecuador Homes and needed her help with the internet service and also a new regulator for the Austro Gas tanks. Monica and her staff were extremely helpful and very responsive in solving these issues. They are very easy to communicate with, very professional yet personable. I recommend Monica for any of your rental needs here in Cuenca.


Contact information:

Recommended by Poka Hugho:

Happy hour at Sofy

We know that the last months have been a little bit rough. That’s why we want to offer you a happy hour of our famous cocktails all weekend.

Ready? Talk to your group of friends and come to have an amazing time with us, we will be more than happy to have you.

Remember that we can accommodate most of our dishes to any type of diet you have, and it will taste good as always.

See you this weekend, don’t forget to make your reservation.


August 6th, from 11 AM to August 8th, at 9:30 PM, Simón Bolívar 7-79 y Luis Cordero

Sofy: 099 510 3974 Instagram: sofy_cuisine or Facebook: Sofy Glocal Cuisine

Carrot cake, the best at La Yunta

From today until it finishes, carrot cake at La Yunta

You will love it. Come to enjoy it.

See you soon,

Friday, August 7, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Sole Riquetti: 098 945 6551

Señorita Tong, dumplings for delivery

Delicious food. For orders over $30, free delivery

50 dumplings wraps $5
50 wonton wraps $6
12 dumplings vegetable $6
8 glutinous rice bowl with pumpkin. Purple sweet potato. Red beans. # Sesame # fried $5
Powder of BBQ 30g $3
Green beans sprouts without root 250g $3
Secret sauce of spice beef 250g $5
Kimchi 600g $5
Tofu 300g $2.50

***we also provide frozen dumplings and wontons for your breakfast or whatever you want.
Waiting for your order.

1. Dumplings Stuffing options: beef /vegetables /chicken/pork/shrimp/fish/crab/lamb
2. Wonton stuffing options: shrimp/fish
3. Ramen spicy $6.50
4. Different plates reserved for Tofu:

* Tofu soup with shrimp $9.80
* Tofu soup with fish $9.80
* Tofu soup with vegetables $7.80
* Tofu stew with pork $8.80
* Tofu stew with vegetables $6.80
* Tofu salad with steam egg $5.80
* Tofu salad with salted egg $5.80
* Tofu salad in soy sauce $4.80

5. Secret recipe with Señorita Tong:

Combo 1 $7.20
Stir fry with broccoli black fungus carrot shrimp
Combo 2 $7.20
Stir fry with chicken cashew nuts green peppers carrots
Combo 3 $7.20
Eggplant estofado with chicken or pork or beef
Combo 4 $7.20
Spice beef marinado
Combo 5 $8.80
Fried fish agridulce
Combo 6 $8.80
Shrimp vapor con green beans noodles ajillo
Combo 7 $12.80
Soup of fish with vegetables kimchi spicy and acid
Combo 8 $12.80
Boiled beef with vegetables spicy
Vegetariano 1 $8.20
Stir fry with dried beans curd celery carrots
Vegetariano 2 $8.80
Stir fry with rot green peppers tomato black fungus

Secret plates need to be reserved 1 day in advance. Also we have food in brine with master broth # chicken beef egg tofu # zanthoxylum anise, cassia, chenpi, licorice, etc.

Monday to Tuesday from 9 AM – 7 PM
Friday to Sunday from 9 AM – 10 PM
WhatsApp: 099 101 5553
Instagram: senorita_tong
Facebook: Señorita Tong

Every day from 8 AM – 9 PM, Padre Aguirre y Calle Larga

Erika: 099 101 5553

Saturday special Sunrise Café

Huevos rancheros comes with sausage, guacamole, rice, beans and cheese, coffee or tea. $4.99

Choice of BBQ ribs, brisket, chicken comes with potatoes salad or French fries, lemonade or ice tea, coleslaw, corn bread $7.99

August 7th from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Orlando Ortiz: 098 824 6499

Picaditos On The 7

Karaoke Night!
I repeat, Karaoke Night!
Come in to our shop and you can enjoy a night full of cocktails and coffee. We will also be streaming the Cuenca vs Manta soccer game at 7 o’clock. So come support our beautiful city and our small business.

Karaoke is from 9 -11 PM, Paseo de los Cañaris y Camilo Egas

Christopher Contreras: +593 097 911 2067

Family rolls / cinnamon rolls

Hi, we are offering very tasty cinnamon rolls accompanied with cream cheese or chocolate topping. If you want to add raisins, please let me know. Note: Our products are made at the time of order. Please anticipate at least 3 hours before.

4 medium rolls $3
6 medium rolls $4.50
8 medium rolls $5.50
12 medium rolls $8
4 large rolls $3.50
6 large rolls $5
8 large rolls $6.50
12 large rolls $9
1 Maxiroll $3
2 Maxirolls $5

*Delivery $1.50

From Monday to Sunday. From 8 AM to 6:30 PM, Cuenca

Aile: 096 759 8458 Instagram: @familyrollsec

Mac and cheese with chicken + salad, $6.95, Chef Narcisa – EAT

Our special this week is one of the favorite dishes and most requested by our customers:
Mac and cheese with chicken, accompanied with fresh salad; a delicious plate that you will not be able to resist.

Price: $6.95

We also have our regular menu with delicious options: Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi sandwich, 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.

August Saturday 7. Cuenca, Cuenca

Saira: 099 262 4044

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
Choco-Blackberry $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

Minimum order 6 units per product

Cake Blueberry & Lemon $8 (Minimum order 1 unit)

Orders from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Only WhatsApp text 096 772 7777

Monday to Sunday, from 8 AM to 6 PM, Only home deliveries

Maria Eugenia Crespo: