Private health insurance

I have been living in the Santa Elena area for the last year while in the process of soliciting my temporary residency visa, which I got a week ago (yay!) and am planning to relocate to Cuenca next week to find somewhere more permanent to live.

The next stage in the documentation process is to obtain a cedula, and for that I need health insurance prior to making the application.

As I intend to switch to IESS as soon as possible, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendation for a policy to use as a stop gap that is not too expensive? I am not looking for the name of an insurance agent or visa agent, but a specific recommendation insurance company or policy for a person aged 70 who speaks Spanish with moderate, but by no means perfect fluency.

I do already have a travel insurance policy (SafetyWings), but I am not sure if that is usable for purposes of demonstrating insuredness to the Registro Civil.

Would appreciate any ideas or comments?

Jonathan Mason

El Mundo Organico

Does anyone know if El Mundo Organico has closed? Suddenly, about a month ago, there was no acknowledgement of an order, and no response to texts since then.

Brahmi Ishaya

Paula is up for adoption

This precious little girl was sadly found abandoned with dermatological problems very far from the city.

Now she is safe in Segundas Oportunidades, but is looking for a responsible home that provides her all the love and protection that she has never had before.

3-years old
Vaccinated and spayed
Very loving and docile

Help share so that this beautiful dog can have a happily ever after.

Go for it and adopt her.

Ana Marin: 099 579 4081. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Get to know us better

Foundation Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope) now has a YouTube channel. In our latest video, you can meet one of our volunteers, Dr. Anke Daling. Listen to her story and how she found her way to Hogar de Esperanza. You will also learn a little about what she does at the Hogar.

To subscribe to our channel or to watch other videos,

If you would like to support our work, you can do so at: Thank you for your support.

Jeenner Angulo: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Huge thank you to Solé and La Yunta

Just wanted to give a shout out to Solé at La Yunta for the fantastic “Yapafest ” this last Saturday at LaYunta! In spite of the weather, there was a huge turnout to hear and dance to the four bands that were playing, enjoy a lunch under the provided tents, and shop at the artisan tents. As one of the artisans, I greatly appreciate having this venue to show my work. It was a successful day and loads of fun. Thank you Solé.

Barb VanAbel: 099 220 4112. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

OBG Dance at Common Grounds

We are celebrating our herd immunity by having our next dance with no donation so come eat, drink and dance the night away.

Our next dance is this Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening

Drink specials and music from 7 – 10 PM


Horse Trekking Ecuador and the Cerro de las Monjas adventure

Horse Trekking Ecuador invites you to travel above and outside the city of Cuenca on horseback to some of most outstanding views of all the surrounding area. With only a 15 min ride from the city by transport, you will meet your mount. Our facilities have waiting rooms if weather is bad, bathrooms (always a necessity) and a safe place to leave your personal belongings.

We offer many opportunities for walk, trot, and gallop so you can experience horse trekking through the valleys and mountains with the wind in your face and the feelings of abandonment.

Our horses are of excellent conditioning and breeding for this type of work. They are sure footed and are dependable whether climbing the mountain or traversing the valleys.

Cerro de las Monjas can be seen from Don Bosco and is way above the prison. The views looking down are unforgettable. If you have ridden with us before or are an intermediate rider, you will be comfortable with this ride.

$50 pp covers transportation, horse, guide, sandwiches, and canelazo!

Saturday, Oct 2, 9:30 AM pickup to 2 PM drop off, $50, Parque Iberia pickup/drop off, Cuenca.

Kimberly Curls:

Jazz de Barro with Su Terry at the Jazz Society Cafe

Su Terry
Lucas Bravo
Christian Torres
Pedro Ortiz

Wednesday, September 29th and Saturday, October 2nd
Jazz concert: 6 to 9 PM. Full food and beverage menu available.
Note: Almost all our jazz concerts sell-out; please reserve early.

Wednesday, September 29th and Saturday, October 2nd, 7, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner building) one block from Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Sally Lincoln’s work and Celda 211

On February 23rd of this year, 34 inmates were horribly assassinated in Turi’s jail. The horror amounted to nothing as there are still many unanswered questions and justice is yet to be served. Prisons all over Ecuador are a time bomb and these events are soon to happen again and again. Sally Lincoln created an art piece that highlights the horrible events that occurred. La Guarida is honored to show this incredible and powerful art work as we believe these events should not be easily forgotten. Sally Lincoln will accompany us and talk about her work before our projection of:

Celda 211
[Prison Cell 211]
a film by Daniel Monzón
presented in Spanish with English subtitles

Tuesday, September 28th at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5:45 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: An acclaimed Spanish movie in which a newly hired prison officer (Alberto Ammann) finds himself in the midst of a prison riot after an unforeseen turn of events. With the inmates around him unaware of his position, he must pretend to be a prisoner to survive among the inmates ruled by tough Malamadre (Luis Tosar).

September 28th, from 5:45 to 10:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Dance with Banana Rock, Thursday, Sept 30 at Republic Sur

Thursday, September 30th, 8 PM… Get your dance on at Republica Sur with the brand-new Banana Rock band. Some of Cuenca’s very best musicians. All dance music all night long. We think you’ll find this is a fresher, more modern dance mix than you’re used to hearing in Cuenca.

Come early for dinner. Call 098 107 9406 for reservations.
Republica Sur: Presidente Cordova y Hermano Miguel
$5 cover. See poster for details.


Gran Feria Sabatino’s is on Saturday–two lunch specials

After nearly 18 months, the renewed and reinvigorated Gran Feria Sabatino’s is set. Out of an abundance of caution, only 12 vendors–as opposed to the nearly 40 in the past–will be participating until we see how the flow works. However, these 12 vendors offer premier artisan products ranging from a variety of foods to handmade accessories and beautiful roses and other blooms.


Jerry Joe Holland Blues Show this Friday

Jerry performs 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, and more. Come escape in the Blues at HA HA Lounge 184: A great open setting designed for live music. This place is a little-known gem. Wonderful food/great drinks, awesome staff. October 1, 2021 at 8 PM. $5 cover added to bill. Come early for dinner.

HA HA Lounge by 184
Remigio Tamariz 3-17 y Augustin Cueva, Cuenca. 098 182 4859

October 1st, 8 to 10:30 PM, $5, Remigio Tamariz 3-17 y Augustine Cueva, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Hector: 098 182 4859

Nerd shorts for kids

I need shoes in good shape for a 4-year old boy

Kino: 098 846 2433. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for Ayahausca

Nerd shorts for kidsWould like to see if it may help my various conditions. Please, only reputable persons.

Oswald: 099 221 1052. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Castille soap

Does anyone know where to buy Castille soap? It is to mix with Neem oil. If you know of an alternative, I like to hear about it.


Jean-Loup Dumortier

City: Cuenca

Personal trainers?

Hello all, Does anyone know of a good gym in town that also has personal trainers?



City: Cuenca

Smoking jacket?

My 14-year old daughter is committed to dressing as Hugh Hefner for Halloween! We have done some hunting for costume components but have struck out so far.

Might you or someone you know have a smoking jacket in the closet (red is preferable) and maybe even a sea captain’s hat? Pipe? Anything would help. Did I win strangest request of the year?

Will return in good shape. Email me if you can help and thank you for your consideration.

Matthew Blau: .

City: Cuenca

Wanted USB Computer Keyboard in English

I am looking for a Desktop Computer Keyboard in English with USB connection. Either wired or wireless – of course wireless must have the receiver. Used or new but needs to work as intended. Simple functions – I don’t need it to make my coffee or turn the lights on and off.

Thank you and with regards,

Steven Ellison

City: Cuenca

YarnLux has Alpaca produced in Ecuador

This week at YarnLux we are featuring a local yarn. 100% Ecuadorian alpaca from Alpatushin, come and see the stunning natural colors including white, tan, gray, and black.

YarnLux – boutique de hilo specializes in natural fibers. Please come and explore high quality yarns offered at affordable prices. Imported natural fibers such as merino wool, yak, camel, cashmere, silk, soy, etc. In yarn weights: fingering, sport, DK, and worsted. We have all the yarn and supplies you need for your knitting, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts projects.

Enjoy the benefits of natural fibers. Natural fibers are better for beginners: they are especially forgiving because their naturally grabby, fuzzy texture helps stitches hold their shape. Wool and Alpaca yarns will stay put on your needles and the stitches will stay intact if any sort of knitting emergency occurs. Acrylic yarn is very smooth and slick and lacks the natural texture that makes natural fibers so perfect for knitting and crocheting.

Visit Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo at Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas. We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 3pm.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas

Elizabeth Beale
099 772 2205

Netcom Electronica

We are a company with more than 14 years in the market. We sell laptops, printers and other technological equipment. We also have specialized technical service.

We are located in Miguel Velez 5-91 street and Gran Colombia, corner. Telephone 099 977 2010

Miguel Velez 5-91 streets and Gran Colombia, corner

Liliana Vargas
099 977 2010

Cat scratchers and towers (Cuenca)

Cats are curious, fearless animals and they love to play. Life locked up at home can be boring for them without games or surprises. Remember that they need to meet their needs and scratching is one of their basic instincts, both to file their nails, as a form of play, for anxiety or insecurity or to defend their territory. Many times we get angry because our cat has scratched the sofa or the curtains, but we should ask ourselves, are we giving it any alternative?

Scratchers for cats are a good gift for them, it helps them to stay active and keep their nails in good condition. Plus, it’s yours, yours alone. Something that cats love.

– 5 reasons why your cat should use a scratching post:

1. To keep their nails healthy and strong.
2. To stay active and avoid health problems.
3. To play and release stress
4. To create shelter
5. For their curious instinct.

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet cloth.

I have different designs and models. Prices vary from each one.

I also manufacture scratchers based on your budget.
You will like it a lot.



Carpentry services and custom-made furniture

Our carpenters are specialized in different woodworking practices. We think in quality service the first time and every time. You can rest assured that you will get what you pay for and at a competitive price.

Our services:

Kitchen cabinets
Kitchen Renovation
General carpentry
Handyman services
Bathroom renovations
Stucco repairs
Furniture Restoration
Bespoke Bookcases
Secret rooms
Bespoke shelving
Media units
Built in cupboards
Fitted Wardrobes
Bespoke Home Office
Home Library
Kitchen fitting
Wooden shop fronts
Doors installation
Antique Restoration
Custom built furniture
Custom built stairs



Painting and plumbing service

Interior and exterior painting service, plumbing in general.


Luis Morocho: 098 388 2086

Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a 2022 hi-ride 4 passenger pickup truck that goes Guayaquil/ Cuenca or vice versa for $95.

I also do Vilcabamba, Ingapirca, Giron, Montañita, Olon, etc.

Let’s book Transpo

Bolivar 6-40

Jon Labouef
098 494 9008

Super bonus: vanilla products

For today only (Tuesday)

**20% off**
Vanilla products

Vanilla Beans
Vanilla Essences (Yes, we have different varieties and purities)

And we will also include anything vanilla flavored – which could include Almond Milks or protein powders.

Yes, anything with vanilla or vanilla flavoring is included in this super bonus.

One day only.

Yes, we deliver.

Opening Hours Tuesday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Cuenca Shop/ King’s Smokehouse, 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

098 402 6399

Spanish: Stop translating in your head and start thinking in Spanish

Imagine this:

A Spanish speaker comes up to you and starts speaking to you in Spanish.

How do you see yourself? What do you do?

Are you fumbling for words?

Stuttering and pausing for long periods of time as you translate in your head and think about the different verb conjugations, etc.?


High rates of return + safety/security

Because many GringoPost readers may not be familiar with Cooperco, I’d like to introduce this exceptional co-operative to you. Established in Cuenca in 1965, Cooperco has, until now, been focused almost exclusively on servicing the Cuencano community. That exclusive emphasis has begun to shift. In addition to continuing to serve the Cuencano community Cooperco, in 2020, expanded its capability to now include a strong initiative serving Cuenca’s international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Cooperco has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.

Cooperco has numerous offices throughout the city of Cuenca. We have English speaking account personnel that can easily explain our numerous CD options and, more importantly, how Cooperco provides a clear investment advantage. Check us out. Learn how Cooperco can help to make the difference for you. There is a reason that countless individuals as well as many financial institutions invest with us. We may not be the biggest but we are definitely the best. Call or email me for more information.


Juan Carlos Lara
(+593) 98 459 6148

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

Financial assistance-investment for Ecuadorian visa

My name is Juan Quintuna and I’m financial advisor here in Cooperativa JEP at Sucre Branch, I’m here to assist you with CD questions, investments to get the Ecuadorian visa and all concerning with your accounts with us.

Sucre and General Torres

Juan Quintuna
096 289 0480

Translation for doctors’ appointments or Centro Sur, Etapa etc…

If you need help to accomplish any of your errands with a translator on hand from visits to Doctors, lawyers, Etapa or to negotiate a deal for a rental etc… Contact us. Fluent in English and Spanish. $10 per hour. Phone or WhatsApp

Downtown Cuenca

Kroll Associates

096 900 7688

Luvimar at Sabatino’s Feria this Saturday

Hello everybody, I will be participating at the great outside market on Sabatino’s Restaurant’s garden, this Saturday, October 2nd. I’ll have a selection of my most popular products and will be accompanied by other vendors with magnificent products of their own.

The store will be closed that day. I hope to see you there.


Chess player in Santa Elena

We have a friend in Santa Elena (La Libertad/Salinas area) with an eight-year-old kid who is interested in chess, but he does not have someone to play with/teach him.

Is there a chess group/club he can join or any player in the area who would be interested in meeting with him at the food court of the Paseo Shopping Center to play and also practice English with him?

We just brought him a Chess/Checkers set from the States.

If you have any information to share or are interested, please let us know. We will greatly appreciate it.

Miss Kitty: .

City: Salinas

Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. See the photos for an idea of the boxes. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

New Kindle for sale

Brand-new Kindle with folding pink cover. $150.
Email for photo.

Thought I was buying a tablet and I already have a Kindle.
Will deliver here in Cuenca.

Bruce Cook: 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

The pantry is full at Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods has a pantry that’s full of all your favorite foods. Most of our items are foods that you can’t find here and have a shelf life of at least 2 years. Home canning is something Bernie loves to do so he is staying busy keeping every one of our items in stock. If you have any dietary issues (can’t eat onions? can’t eat pepper?) he is always happy to make you a “special” batch of whatever it may be as long as you purchase 4 jars at a time.

If you want to place an order or if you just need a product list, send us an email and I’ll be happy to take care of it.

As always, it’s a pleasure to cook for you and make your cooking easier.

Bernie and Nancy: 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca

Black & Decker electric 3-in-1 weeder, trimmer, mower $75

This littler mower worked great for my 20 by 20 yard – the weed whacker slips right into the wheeled lawn mower base. So much easier to use than the weeder itself. Mow as large an area as your extension cord allows.

Here a link to the Amazon page so you can read all about. Pictures available on request.

Sara: 096 963 9963.

City: Cuenca

Spices, Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends, in Gramm we have very fresh spices to enhance the flavor of your favorite foods, we have:

Ground allspice, ground clove, cardamom in seed and ground, nutmeg in seed and ground, vanilla bean, vanilla extract, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, marjoram, cumin, curry, turmeric, thyme, basil, dill, onion flakes, Garlic flakes, ground Tabasco, ground laurel, peppers: black, red, white, green, smoked, garam masala, Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, tandori masala, chili powder, five Chinese spices, and many others

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.

Call us 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748,, or visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral. We will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.


City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Leonardo Duran (Tech Guy)

Computer hardware, software, Internet, wifi, printers…
I had a great experience with Leonardo recently. He speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable about all things digital.

In the most recent case, he:

1.) Reinstalled Windows on a computer that I had wiped clean, but could not get to boot up.
2.) installed the Spanish language pack on a number of computers that I’m donating to rural schools in Azuay Provence,
3.) Installed MS-office on these to-be-donated computers.
4.) Installed a new Internet router.

All this was done with the convenience of a home visit, and at a very reasonable price.

I couldn’t be more pleased with the services Leonardo provided.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 352 2685

Recommended by Roger Theodos:

Recommendation for Monica Gonzaga, facilitator

My husband and I just used Monica Gonzaga and her staff to obtain our permanent Cedulas. As always, she did exactly what she needed to do and it was a very easy experience for us. They are always on time and do exactly what they say they will do.

Address: Benedicto XV 010111 Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information:

Recommended by Jennifer Cory:

Recommendation for Rob Lumpkin, reflexology

I have suffered with dropped metatarsal heads on both feet, but have refused surgery. This problem leads to back and foot pain.

After noticing Rob’s ad, I made an appointment to see what it was he could offer. For days after, I was without pain for the first time in years. I later booked his four-session special and went once a week. Not only was the massage relaxing, but the after effects were amazing.

I will continue for maintenance hereafter.

Anyone with foot or back problems can certainly benefit from Rob’s capable hands.

Address: Edificio Geranio- Diez de Agosto and Los Pensamientos near Parque El Vergel

Contact information: 096 975 7287

Recommended by Ryan James:

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.

Video of the process on our Facebook page at Sunday Brunch Cuenca

Ready to bake freezer meals:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

Breads and more:

Cinnamon rolls (6 rolls for $8 with icing in separate container)
Large Southern-style biscuits (Pack of 6 for $6. They freeze well.)
White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8 or 12 for $15) These fit great on the biscuits.
Sourdough and yeast bagels (6 for $6)
Loaf sourdough bread $5.
Loaf brioche $4.50
Frozen waffles 8 for $8
We make the waffles fresh and then freeze them so you can pop them out to toast and enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack anytime.

Black bean veggie burgers and wheat buns:
Buns come fresh in a pack of 6 for $3.50
Veggie burgers come frozen in a pack of 6 for $6.
Take out of the freezer and cook on the grill or in a frying pan. Add the veggies and condiments of your choice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Our products are homemade with real butter.

You can visit our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures: @SundayBrunchCuenca

Order Instructions:

Please place your order via email by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 9:30 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 9:30 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost and include your address and phone number for the delivery.

Made to Order, Online


DEFY works for you and Planet Earth

The purpose of Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings is to satisfy your yearnings by delivering organic, vegetarian, gourmet treats in an earth-friendly way.

Giving great value and service with a smile.
Using reusable/recyclable packaging.
And zero-carbon delivery: either by bicycle or electric vehicle.

DEFY has soups and desserts, conveniently frozen, so you can enjoy your treats whenever your heart desires.

We have various types of Sourdough Bread, even sliced if you want.

We also have Melody of Plants plant-based world class personal and home care products and Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt (absolutely the best on the planet). This yogurt has 250 billion live cultures in a 1-liter bottle and 13 different identified bacterial strains.

Browse our website and treat yourself to some gourmet delights. Check out our Facebook Page: Defy for Life.

Delivery is free for orders $25 and over.

The weekly order cut-off is at noon on Wednesday with deliveries on Saturday.

We’re looking forward to treating you and Planet Earth, with dignity.

Wednesday, September 28th at 12 noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: 098 498 3562

Thai Connection specials

Facts about Thailand:

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

Our weekly specials:

Drunken Noodles: $8.50
Sweet and Sour Pork: $8.50
Spicy Korean Ramen soup: $8.50
Spicy Minced Chicken with Broccoli and Basil: $8.50

Of course, don’t forget our delicious Carrot and Chocolate Cakes.

Call us or WhatsApp us at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006

Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 8 PM, Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante

Pitmaster Special at King Smokehouse this week only

We are smoking all your favorites and more. The weather is changing for the better with more sunny days and what could be better? Barbecue. Yes, King Smokehouse Pulled Pork is ready for you to enjoy. Felix is so excited about this batch that he is offering a 10% discount on each and every pound of his pulled pork. What a deal! Stock up and enjoy the finest, handcrafted pulled pork this side of Carolina (maybe even better than Carolina!).

All of Felix’s smoked meats are done the old-fashioned way: the finest meats, hand trimmed and prepared then smoked to perfection. Felix is Cuenca’s Pitmaster. Along with his bacon, sausage (chicken and pork), turkey breast, ground beef, burger patties, seasonal meats you will also find a full complement of mixes and sides. One stop shop in your Tienda Gourmet. Oh, oh, oh, oh! New batch of Sauerkraut is in jars and at the tienda. Head on over or give a call for delivery (over $25 gratis).

Located across from Parque San Sebas on Coronel Talbot.

Daily from 10 until 5 (Sat. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

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 this week
500ml – $6
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Vegan option
500ML – $7
Vanilla Vegan Ice Cream with Cashews

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

500ml – $6
Pistachio 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

Cuenca Salmon celebrates 5 years in business – free prizes

This week I would like to thank my loyal customers with 5 days of free prizes. The procedure is easy. No purchase is necessary. Stop by the Tienda located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta directly across the street from the La Cuadra Tranvia Station. We will enter you in the drawing. Each day there will be a different prize.

*Tuesday 9/28. $25 Gift Certificate to Cuenca Salmon
*Wednesday 9/29 $25 Gift Certificate to La Guarida Restaurant
*Thursday 9/30 $25 Gift Certificate to EL Lugar del Arte
*Friday 10/1 $25 Sausage Gift Certificate
*Saturday 10/2 Our 5 Anniversary Wine Stand with Your Favorite Red Wind

*** Tuesday Only*** For GringoPost readers only
Buy 1 ground lamb at regular price and get the second one at half price. Limit to one Ground lamb per customer. This is for GringoPost readers only

Tuesday September 28, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

7 bakery coffee

Home delivery service from 8 AM to 6 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Only WhatsApp text: 096 772 7777

Donuts (minimum order 6 units)
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

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
Apple Fritters $1.50
Blueberry Fritters $1.50

Cronuts (Minimum order 6 units)
Boston Cream $1.50
Passion fruit $1.50
Manjar $1.50
Nutella $1.50
Lemon $1.50

Muffins (Minimum order 6 units)
Strawberry Cheesecake $1
Apple and Cinnamon $1
Peach $1
Nutella $1
Oreo $1
Manicho $1
Blueberry Muffin $1.50

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

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

Maria Eugenia Crespo: 096 772 7777

We’re back! Fried Chicken from Joes’ Secret Garden is open again

Saturday, Oct 2nd – in-restaurant dining; Southern Fried Chicken dinner from 4:30 PM. for cocktails and mingling in the lounge or garden, Dinner 6 PM.

Sunday, Oct 3rd, pickup or delivery. Award winning Southern Fried Chicken Dinner 11:30 AM to 5 PM.

After a long, 17-month hiatus, Joes’ Secret Garden, “a bar, restaurant and community gathering place” is open again so that we can greet and meet our old friends and make new ones too.

Full menu, prices, and reservations at
Questions? Call Ken at 096 950 6605

Our Herb, Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken is always an alternative main course but must be ordered in advance.

Reservations and advance ordering are required…, for orders, menu details, and pricing.

Biosecurity practices in place…

Saturday, Oct. 2nd in restaurant dining. Open 4:30 PM / dinner 6 PM. Sunday, Oct. 3rd, take out only, for pickup and delivery 11:30 AM to 5 PM. Address at time of order.

KP and Ken:

Order your bakery goods and food delivery from Mujeres Con Exito

Almuerzo lunches are now being served for only $2.25 Monday – Friday, noon to 2 PM

Bakery sale:

The Bakery order deadline is on Tuesdays at noon. Orders can be made by WhatsApp or text message to 098 991 1147. Please indicate which options you want and how many units of each. You can pick up your order starting at 7 AM on Wednesdays or we can deliver for an additional $2.