Indigenous Peoples Day and Ecuador’s Kichwa People

October 11-12 honors indigenous peoples internationally. Here is one way that you can choose to support indigenous people here in Ecuador today.

More and more indigenous youth are choosing to speak only Spanish. They have been advised to abandon their own beautiful native tongue as yankashimi, a worthless junk language. These youth need to learn directly from proud indigenous teachers that the Kichwa runashimi is kurishimi, a golden language. Kichwa is not a junk language to be sacrificed on the altar of modernity.


Our first tasting menu

La Guarida is honored to collaborate with Café Libre in our first Tasting Menu, this Friday beginning at 6 PM. Our six-course menu will be 100% plant-based for the price of $30.

We will be honoring Andean food and ingredients highlighting different techniques and ways of preparing local ingredients. Don’t miss this exciting collaboration. Four chefs in one kitchen preparing incredible meals with the best ingredients around and lots of love.

Make your reservations by calling 099 806 8071.

October 15th, from 6 to 10 PM, $30, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.



La Guarida is proud to present on the big-screen

a film by Craig Gillespie
in English with Spanish subtitles
with incredible performances by Emma Stone and Emma Watson

Wednesday, October 13th at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5:45 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: Unlike most mystical or magical Disney villains, Cruella could actually exist in the real world. Cruella as a character has the most fascinating story element out there, and she is easily one of the most real Disney villains we have in history apart from one of the best film adaptations as well. The performers in this film are just simply incredible.

Don’t miss this wonderful masterpiece of a film. Also, come and try our new brunch times – now we serve quiche and sandwiches.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

October 13th, from 6:45 to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

The Jim Gala Trio at the Jazz Society Café – Friday, Oct. 15th

Full food and beverage menu; come hungry! 6 — 10 PM

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.comm


“The Village Vanguard of Cuenca! I’ve spent $30 to $40 in New York just to listen to this quality of jazz. Cuenca is so lucky to have NYC Jazz. Great food and music.”
— Danielle Robertshaw

“If you haven’t been to Cuenca’s Jazz Society Café yet, do yourself a favor and check them out! I can’t believe how lucky I am to live in a city with such high-caliber jazz. I’ve been to jazz clubs and festivals around the world and the music here blew me away. The acoustics are fantastic and Jim Gala is undoubtedly an incredibly talented musician. The music, the food and drinks – just phenomenal!”
—Nigel Buchanan July 2021

Address: Los Cedros y Los Claveles Cuenca Ecuador
(one block north of Ordonez Lasso)

Phone: 093 934 2714

Saturday Morning Language Exchange

Dear community,

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish. After a year and a half of forced break, we come back with refreshed energy and new conversational activities. The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills putting them into practice in a realistic environment and with native speakers.

The sessions are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.

It involves several people whose native language is English and several people whose native language is Spanish. We get together so that the former can practice Spanish and the later can practice English.

Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interrelate with local people while engaging into the city cultural activities.

Therefore, this language exchange complements formal language learning. It mainly serves for putting oral language skills into practice. Additionally, it constitutes a good opportunity to experience and gain an insight into aspects of Ecuadorian culture and Cuenca local life.

October 16th, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, Voluntary contribution from $2, La Terraza del Terrible, Honorato Vásquez 5-88 y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.


‘Good France’ at Le Petit Jardin

This weekend, we will be offering something a little bit different at Le Petit Jardin.

Every year, French embassies around the world recruit restaurants to participate in Good France – a celebration of the best in French cooking.

This year, the featured region is Centre-Val de Loire. Often called “The Garden of France”, it is renowned for its abundant food riches – asparagus, black truffles, artichokes, saffron, all sorts of fruit, and five distinct goat cheeses crowd the baskets at local farmer’s markets.

So, for the last couple of weeks, I have been cracking my old cookbooks to find some new recipes that represent this region.

Join us this weekend and enjoy some of the typical cuisine of the central Loire.

Please email or call for a reservation.

October 16 and 17, noon – 8 PM, $12-$16 (main course), Calle de los Brevas, San Miguel de Putushi, Cuenca.

Giovanni Cambizaca: 096 819 1518

Have a nice dinner and feel like home at the same time

Have a wonderful dinner in our Club House. We want to offer you a unique experience where people will be a spectator of live cooking and taste each plate and homemade food.

We are pet friendly and the view of the city is very pretty.

The gastronomic event is just for 6 people and only subject to reservation by sending a WhatsApp to 097 966 9643. The contribution is $30 per person that includes: amuse- guele, starter, 2 main courses, drinks and dessert.

October 16th, from 7 to 10 PM, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643
Follow us: @Clandestino14_60 Facebook and Instagram

October 16th, from 7 to 10 PM, $30, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot, Cuenca.

Karla Rachadell:

Live music at Common Grounds, “Sessions Band”

This Saturday, October 16th, 7:30 PM
Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill, presents:

“Sessions Band” in concert!

They will be playing dancing rock, disco and funk. Come with your friends, family and spend great moments listening and dancing with this awesome band, also enjoy our delicious food, best drinks and good service. Don’t miss it.

Hope to see you here.

Cover $5. More info and reservations: 098 107 9406, Cristian.
Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia.

October, 16th from 7:30 to 10 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Local Masons meet for breakfast on Thursday

Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69, the only lodge in Ecuador working in English and the North American rite, holds its monthly social breakfast at

Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 entre Juan Jaramillo y Honorato Vazquez,
second floor of the Hotel Vieja Mansion
on Thursday.

We gather at nine. All Masons, those interested in Masonry or those who simply would like to meet men who have lived here a number of years are most welcome.

September 9, nine o’clock to ten thirty or so, free, Luis Cordero 5-65 entre Juan Jaramillo y Honorato Vazquez, Cuenca.


Handyman or electrician needed

This is a small job hanging a light fixture in the living room requiring your ladder. Please send your rate for a service call and your availability. Thank you,

Cherie Rose.

City: Cuenca

Quality lamp repair

Socket with pull chain replacement. Need custom made lamp shades made.

Calvin E Hefner tssf: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for short-term rental

Looking for 1 bedroom furnished apartment for short-term rental in Cuenca, $500 – $800, I don’t have pets.

Need great internet connection to work remotely, largely on video conference calls all day. Kitchen with all the amenities so I can cook for the week and play on the weekend. Bonus for outdoor living space.

Eugenie Burrage: +1 425 753 9758. Call after: 5 PM.

Fly fishing in the region of Cuenca / Cajas

Dear all,

I’m a passionate fly fisher looking to get out there during December/January. More interested to get into the natural beauty than the stocked ponds. Can be a good hike away from the main roads, would even be fantastic to use the tent for a night or two. Any guide familiar with the area and the local salmonids?

Muchas gracias for any recommendation for guides, shops or locations.

Best Regards,
Patrick Vincent Fischer: .

City: Cuenca


Hi Folks,

Does any know of a Notary in Cuenca that will notarize my signature?
I am a permanent resident of Ecuador with proper credentials. Permanent visa and Cedula.

I just need my signature notarized to send back to my Union Pension fund, in the US to prove my being alive.

Just a simple notarization of my signature.

Thanks for your suggestions in advance.

Gary: 093 939 9537. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

General and medical facilitator

Need help for IESS specialist’s appointments? Or private? you need to read this:

Hello Dear Expat Community, My name is Diana Vera. I am a general and medical facilitator and personal assistant. I have good references at the expat community and that’s why, I want to offer my services to you.

Do you need help for IESS specialists or private doctors’ appointments? Or do you want to have a primary doctor? You should have new lab tests and checkups to keep your information updated on the IESS data base. In case that anything happens, it can save your life.


15% discount on dental implants + free consultation

Contact us and get 15% off your dental implant treatment and a free consultation.

The dental implant treatment includes:

– titanium neodent implant
– abutments
– granulated bone graft
– permanent crown

Acropolis Building on José Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
098 718 2083

Last minute special, Galapagos best Catamaran:

Alya Catamaran:

Last minute special: 5 days/ 4 nights program
Thursday PM: Santa Cruz: Black Turtle Cove
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM: Bartolome: Bartolome
Sunday AM: Santiago: Chinese Hat
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Monday AM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station


International cargo shipping services

We consolidate cargo from USA to Guayaquil and from Guayaquil to USA
Miami – FL 33166 warehouse. We can ship from Miami to any state in USA and Canada.
All items welcome. free quotes, by air and by sea cargo container.

4444 N.W.74th Ave.- Miami – Fl 33166

305 592 7640

Chiropractor services now in Cuenca

Dr Xavier Pareja certified Palmer school Chiropractor is now in Cuenca offering treatments such as sciatica, neck pain, scoliosis, frozen shoulder, piriformis syndrome, herniated discs and much more. Free consultation.

Av Loja and Canton Galaceo

Xavier Pareja

+593 99 476 3517 WhatsApp

Jia Jin Chinese massage

The Jia Jin family wants to thank all of the customers who have made our grand opening a great success. We welcome all of our guests as part of our family. It is our desire to prepare delicious food for you to share among friends and family members and to feel the friendliness of our restaurant’s atmosphere.

We serve 24 different meals with either pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, fish and vegetarian. In addition, there are side dishes such as dumplings, fried rice, chow mein, etc., and 5 soups. We also have vegetable dumplings for vegetarians. We can customize a dish to your liking.

Our hours are 11 AM – 9 PM Monday through Sunday.
Our easy to find location is 6-108 Ordóñez Lasso, directly across from edificio Puertas Del Sol, with a bus stop right in front of the restaurant.

Carry out and delivery are available. 096 139 9316.

Ordonez Lasso 6-108(directly across from edificio Puertas Del Sol)

Jia Jin

Jocotoco reserves birdwatching and photography tour

Do you like birds and photography?
Polylepis Tours invites you to visit 3 of the reserves of the Jocotoco foundation, an opportunity to register an average of 100 species in a 3-day tour where you will see several of the most important birds of Ecuador complemented with a visit to the beautiful city of Zaruma.

Day 1- Cuenca-Yunguilla Reserve-Jubones Desert-Cerro de Arcos
Day 2- Zaruma-Piñas
Day 3- Buenaventura-Cuenca Reserve

Rates from $375 pp (min 2 people)

*Bilingual guide
*Private transport
* List of birds

To get the full itinerary contact us:

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Rosa Linda, roses with love, The Rose Guy, Israel

Thanks to all our clients for these 6 years with us, 7 years ago my family had a dream of sharing the beautiful roses that traveled to another country, with our Ecuadorian community, Cuenca, what was a dream turned into a beautiful adventure. Thanks for being with us.

We offer the best and most durable roses. They are our girls and we take care of them step by step, from their seed to their final product, their beautiful flower.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

How do we guarantee and maintain a 100% rate of approved visas?

Expat Community is a firm that has been working for 8 years in foreign service. In these years of experience we have achieved the necessary expertise to advise our clients on which visa is perfectly suited to each specific case.

Once we find the visa that fits each client, we carefully prepare each file that we present to the Ministry of Human Mobility.

In addition, we avoid to our clients the continuous visits to the Ministry in Azogues since part of our services include a power of attorney that authorizes us to carry out all the necessary processes to obtain the visa in each case.

The peace of mind of avoiding an inadmissibility on your visa is worth it when professionals are in charge of your legal processes.

Leave the stress of your legal processes to us and enjoy your time in Ecuador.

Visit our website:

Av.Florencia Astudillo, Camara de Industrias Building, office 604

Karina Urgiles CEO

Massage and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, Naturopathy Technologist and licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, relaxation, trigger point, and sports massage at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and can do all of this in the privacy of your home or in studio. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.

Ask about exercise/massage packages. Fully vaccinated (Sinovac).

Benefits include:

Through conscious breathing we energize the mind and body, removing tensions; achieving total relaxation and emotional control.

Relax muscles and release accumulated tension by rewarding a tired body.

Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia, opposite Bebe Mundo.

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

Custom metal work services

We provide first rate craftsmanship of unique products made from wrought iron, stainless steel, aluminum or custom metal fabrication.

We know that attention to the smallest of details often make the biggest difference in quality metal products.

Our services:


New Fractal — special lunch promotion today- 2 bottomless options

The New Fractal Restaurant / Club is open in the old Eucalyptus/Liron Liron location. Beautiful and spacious, with great ambiance and a pleasing menu, including vegetarian choices, made from the freshest organic ingredients available.

Special promotion today — $3 almuerzo includes 2 “bottomless options”:
This special applies to Wednesday, October 13 only.


Celerity fiber optic by Puntonet, October promotion

· Are you having issues or slow service with your network?
· Do you want to get a better deal with your internet service provider?
· Have you had your contract for over 1 year and still get the same speed for the same price?
· Do you need to move your service to another location?
· Do you need to waive additional installation, moving and upgrading fees?
· Are you new in town and need to have a contract/service without leaving home?
· Over 65 and want to get a special rate?

Do it all from the comfort of your home.

*Plans and prices available for new contracts only*:

Get twice the speed for the next 9 months.

– 30 MBPS $27 + tax (60mbps for the next 9 months)
– 50 MBPS $34 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 100mbps for the next 9 months)
– 75 MBPS $38.50 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 150mbps for the next 9 months)
– 100 MBPS $44 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 200mbps for the next 9 months)
– 150 MBPS $60 + tax (antivirus license for 1 device + 250mbps for the next 9 months)
– 200 MBPS $70 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices + 300mbps for the next 9 months)
– 300 MBPS $100 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices)
– 500 MBPS $150 + tax (antivirus license for 2 devices)

Get up to 100mbps starting at 10 PM until 6 AM.

*service offered by PuntoNet except in some areas.

Don’t like Puntonet and want another provider? No problem; let me serve you with that as well.

Restrictions apply.


098 352 2685

Hands-free dog training

What? How can you train a dog without touching her in any way? Call me, I can show you. I am a CTP (Certified Training Partner) of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy.


Heather Conley
099 900 3991

$75 per bedroom complete service painting; Sherwin Williams paint

Professional painting, flat or satin, included in the price: fix cracks, patch holes, move stuff, super clean work. Guarantee no drops no lines no dirt on walls.
Make your spaces cleaner. The paint is washable, low-odor.

Call for a free estimate: 099 573 4584

Cuenca Ecuador


099 573 4584

2nd Orchid and Art Show Manta

We have a incredible trip 4 nights/5 days Manta Ecuador…

The 2nd Orchids and Art Show of Manta where we will be able to be part of this amazing show…

Give yourself a little weekend getaway. We will be driving from Cuenca to Manta and flying Avianca back to Cuenca.

Thursday, November 11th:
•Cuenca – Ruta del Spondolyus – Manta
arrival at Balandra Hotel
•Nocturnal City Tour of Manta.


Wood, melamine, restoration, upholstery

Hello, my name is Carolina Lucena. I am an interior designer. I can help you restore your furniture, upholster it, make the furniture you need according to your taste and needs. I have my workshop and showroom. We speak English. Cuenca Ordóñez Lasso Carolina Lucena

Avenida Ordóñez Lasso

Carolina Lucena
098 781 8622

Professional photography

Hi there, My name is Josh. Some of you might know me from Kolibri Restaurant inside Hotel Carvallo.

Today I wanted to let you know about my main job, that is photography, specially portraits. If you feel that you need something else to show your family in the US (or any other country) that you are doing just great in Cuenca, let them know in pictures. High quality, professional, editorial kind of pictures.

Or, if you just want to live your fashion model dream, I’m here to make it come true.

All of the photos are going to be taken outdoors, mostly in the Historic Center to show the beautiful city where we all live now. (I’m from Guatemala).

So please don’t hesitate to contact me. I offer packages with different amounts of photos and different prices. The pictures are delivered either by email or printed.

Book your session now.
Best regards,

Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo Sts.

096 411 8205

Carpentry, Aleppo furniture and design

We are manufacturers. We make and design furniture to your taste and needs and we work with wood, melamine and its derivatives. We have 20 years of experience. we have a showroom and workshop. We have verifiable references with foreign clients. we speak English. @aleppo_fd Cuenca Av. Ordoñez Lasso and street Totoras 13-13.

Cuenca, Av. Ordoñez Lasso and street totoras 13-13.

Fernando Mora
098 781 8622

All wood, solid good

– Home furnishing
– kitchens
– wardrove
– tables
– wardrobes
– desks
– nightstands
– modern shelves
– different mobile shelves
– kitchen islands
– sets of rooms
– dining room furniture
– sofa beds

We make all the designs in good wood and material of your choice, we do the work to your liking, from the first time a high-quality work with great first-rate workmanship, we work safely and responsibly.

– We upholster your furniture, large or small, chairs, sofas, others.

– We restore and recover your furniture.

– We carry out painting, sanding and lacquering work

We speak English. Thanks for choosing us.

You can see us on Instagram page as @paletforniture

Cuenca Centro


Cat scratchers and towers

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?


Dominguez American Design

Dominguez American Design, a furniture factory related to wood construction, with a large variety of exclusive and dynamic design for better comfort; either home or apartment, whether kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or office. We have designers and professional staff in the art. We also have the service of decoration and painting so that you can assess your current suppliers. We are convinced that the way we serve our customers is very competitive and our products are quality. We also wish to take this opportunity to express that we are available to serve you. Therefore, we will look to resolve your concerns and needs.

Parroquia El Valle, Sector Poloma, Cuenca., Cuenca

Oswaldo A Dominguez: 098 871 6343

Kindle Oasis, 10th generation

Hi there. I bought this Kindle Oasis, 10th Gen last year and to be honest I haven’t used it too much and so instead of it sitting on my shelf, I would rather sell it. This is pretty fantastic for an avid reader and have dropped my price to $200. First come first served.

Note** I didn`t post pictures but happy to provide if you contact me.

– Our best 7″, 300 ppi flush-front paperwhite display.
– Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber.
– Waterproof (IPX8) so you can read in the bath or by the pool. Your Kindle has been tested to withstand accidental immersion in water.
– Thin and light ergonomic design with page turn buttons.
– Reads like real paper with the latest e-ink technology for fast page turns.
– Instant access to millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks.
– Works with Audible – pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to switch seamlessly between reading and listening.

Andy: .

City: Cuenca

Pine nuts / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends, we have pine nuts in our store, we share some benefits of it:

Pine nuts are loaded with nutrients, including iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin K. They are rich in protein.

They help improve vision, maintain weight stability, reduce bad cholesterol, benefit and strengthen bones.

They can also potentially reduce the risk of heart attack and increase energy levels.

Pine nuts are the only nuts that do not come from plantations, they are collected from the forests. Which means they don’t have any pesticides or chemicals.

They are delicious in pesto, salads, and desserts.

Our pine nuts are from California.

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 at 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

iPhone XS Max 64 gb

iPhone in perfect condition. Only one owner. Includes original box, charging cable and charger block. Also includes 2 Otterbox cases.

Asking $500 obo

Text for photos.

Christina: 099 150 2422.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: Best place for craft beer and coffee in Cuenca

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 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. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.


Free: low dose aspirin

Free: Sealed container of 300 tablets of enteric coated 81 mg aspirin.
Expiry 01/24

Eric Fraterman: 096 996 8825.

City: Cuenca

Goat soap

100% natural goat milk soaps.
With goat milk and other components:

– activated charcoal and neem: acne
– turmeric: spot skin
– aloe vera: activated charcoal
– honey: dry skin
– coffee: natural scrub
– cacao 100%: antioxidant
– Himalaya salt: detoxifying

Cristina Narvaez: 099 857 0465.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Kolo restaurant

I heard some time ago that my friend Frank Gonzalez had opened a fabulous breakfast/lunch restaurant, but today was the first visit into the city I could get, so as promised to myself, I made for his restaurant.

And all the glowing reports on his venture are dead true.

I had the Kolo Special, all the best variety of foods in that one dish, the presentation was eye catching, so congrats to the chef, and I struggled to eat it all but I wasn’t going to leave a morsel on that plate.

Delicious coffee presented with two mini scones to finish off the lunch.

So thank you, Freddy and Carolina for the excellent service and I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to all my friends and visitors.

Address: Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo Hotel La Vieja Mansion

Contact information: 099 297 5788

Recommended by Jane Hunt:

Recommendation for Diana Vera, medical facilitator

It is my pleasure to recommend the services of Diana Vera, an English-speaking medical facilitator for the Cuenca expat community. I met Diana after a decline in the personal medical services I had been receiving from I.E.S.S., largely due to the arrival of COVID. Diana first introduced me to a geriatric specialist as a general practitioner who then guided me, along with Diana, to a number of other English-speaking specialists. She would set up the appointments and give me rides in her car to the various locations. Diana would also attend the consultations to gather information about my condition, and to scrutinize the overall quality of the practitioners themselves. Every four weeks or so, we would report back to the GP to discuss findings, balance prescriptions, and for a general checkup. After a month or so, I can say that I had experienced a complete physical examination from various perspectives. Diana’s hourly rate is quite reasonable, and her level of expertise and commitment exemplary. She has done, and continues to do a wonderful job. So, if you are curious about the care you can receive from private physicians in Cuenca’s English-speaking medical community, please give Diana a try. You won’t regret your decision.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 099 174 4740

Recommended by Stephen Johnson: 099 181 0894

Recommendation for Eliza Sacra, housecleaning

Eliza is a very hard worker. She knows exactly what to do and works quickly. She’s very honest and very thorough you will not be disappointed.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 095 952 9269

Recommended by Carla Stillman:

Ecuagenera the land of Orchids and lunch at Corvel

Ecuagenera Open House

We will be going to the great Ecuagenera Open House
Monday, Oct 25 and Tuesday, Oct 26.

So, let me know which day you prefer to join us.

We will start the day at 9 AM at La Yunta Restaurante with a light breakfast of scrambled eggs, ham, baked gratin tomatoes and homemade bread, juice and coffee or tea.

After breakfast we will go to the fantastic Open house of Ecuagenera where you will enjoy a beautiful display of orchids but, yes, you will be able to buy some for you too at a discounted price.

Then we will go for a short visit to Gualaceo and enjoy a walk by the river. Afterwards, we head to Paute where Patricio Coronel will serve us a fantastic lunch at his Restaurante Corvel, but before we will do a small tour ” La Ruta de la Caña ” a new great idea of Patricio

$30 pp all-inclusive

If you need more info and want to join us please send us a email to give you more details and also the lunch menu options.

As usual it is always great to see you.


Monday, Oct 25 and Tuesday, Oct 26, Gualaceo

Sole Riquetti: 098 945 6551

Calvo & Co. Trying to get better every day

Calvo & Co. is a small restaurant with a Spanish essence where burgers, sandwiches, tapas, wraps and salads are made with the best ingredients.

If you still don´t know Calvo & Co, come and let us surprise you.

Every day from 11:30 AM, Los Alamos 343, restaurante Calvo & Co

Jose: 096 982 4465

DEFY closing; Order cut-off today at noon

Sadly, I need to close DEFY.

On my recent trip to Canada, it became clear to me I need to return to help my parents due to their age and health situation.

I’d like to thank all of you who supported me with Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings over the past 2 years. I have valued your kindness and friendship. I’ll miss all of you.

As I need to go back to Canada ASAP, I’ll be wrapping things up here as soon as is reasonable. I won’t be making any more soups or desserts or buying any yogurt, Melody of Plants, and Lava Libre products for distribution. The inventory you currently see on the website is what it is.

This week will be the last time you’ll be able order Rafael’s sourdough bread through the website. After that you will be able to order directly from him. I’ll share his contact info with you at a later date.

The same for George from Melody of Plants.

If you’d like to order from me and get one last earth-friendly delivery with a smile (I’ll be doing the final deliveries myself), you have 2 opportunities to do so.

This week’s order cut-off is at noon today.

The final order cut-off will be noon Wednesday, October 20th. The sooner you order the better chance you’ll have to get what you want.

If you have any recycle containers from me that you’d like to return for your deposit, please do so before the October 20th cut-off. Having said that, if you can use the containers yourself and you’re so inclined, you can keep them for yourself. One less thing for me to deal with. But your choice.

Once again, I’m sorry I have to leave and sorry to be letting you down (sooo Canadian. Can’t help myself).

Saludos cordiales, David

Wednesday, October 13th at noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: 098 498 3562

Wednesday, October 13th at Toast

Lunch Special

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broccoli, choice of lemonade or unsweet iced tea, and dessert…$5

Regular menu items also available
490 Horonato Vasquez y Mariano Cueva
096 304 2810
Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM
Dine in. Delivery. Take out.

Monday through Saturday 8 AM to 3 PM, 490 Horonato Vasquez y Mariano Cueva


Flavors of Asia Delivery: available Tuesday to Sunday

Lumpia (Filipino Egg Rolls) $5 (5 pcs)
Available in vegetarian or with shrimp or pork or with chicken

Tausi Pork Ribs (Fermented black beans) Oyster Sauce $25 (4 to 6 servings)
A quart or pork ribs, a quart of white or brown and a quart of steamed broccoli

Pho Ga (Vietnamese chicken noodle soup)$7

Pad Thai $9 (enough for 2 servings)
with chicken or pork or shrimp or tofu
Mixed chicken, pork and shrimp $9.50

Thai Shrimp or Chicken Basil $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Served with white or brown rice and pineapple-cucumber salad.

Malaysian Chicken or Shrimp Satay $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Served with white or brown rice and pineapple-cucumber salad.

General Tso’s Chicken $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Served with white or brown rice, steamed broccoli and pineapple-cucumber

Beef Tenderloin Broccoli $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Served with white or brown rice and pineapple-cucumber salad.

Mongolian Beef or Chicken $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Served with broccoli and brown or white rice.
Family Size $25 (4 to 6 servings)
Served with broccoli and brown or white rice.

Kung Pao Chicken or Shrimp $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Stir fried chicken or shrimp with combination of salty, sweet and spicy flavor served with white or brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Chop Suey (Asian Stir fry) (enough for 2 servings)
w/ Boiled Quail Eggs $8
w/ shrimp, pork tenderloin and chicken $9
Served with white or brown rice.

Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet $9 (enough for 2 servings)
Seabass fish fillet in sweet and sour sauce with pineapple chunks served with white or brown rice plus cucumber and radish salad.

Asian Fried Rice
Vegetarian $5 a quart
w/ shrimp, pork or chicken $7 a quart

Filipino Feast $9
3 Chicken Skewers
3 Veggie Egg Rolls
Pancit (rice noodles and veggies with savory sauce)

Chicken Adobo $15 (4 to 6 servings)
Whole chicken cut in serving pieces, mixed of white and dark meat, marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade, served with a quart of brown or white rice.

Please give us 24-hour notice to prepare your order.
Pick up or delivery

Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner building) one block north of Ordonez Lasso

James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Sourdough bread and Koren Kimchi delivery

Enjoy our products. Fresh sourdough bread (reserve with 24 hours) and our Korean Kimchi. We can offer you delivery service.

Folow us in Instagram and Facebook like @clandestino14_60 to know more about us.

Always, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643

Healthy nutrition

Healthy breakfast or snack free of gluten, sugar and fat, lactose-free product.

From October 12 to October 31, Cuenca and Riobamba

Serrano Health and Fit: 099 002 4887

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


Lobo café restaurant remodeling terrace

Family restaurant lobo, specialized in the finest Belgian food and beer cuisine, will have some works done on Thursday the 14th of October in our front garden. During the work, we stay open as usual from 8 AM until 8 PM for our normal menu and from 8 until 10 PM for Michelin requests menus.

14th of October, Parque de la Madre, Frederico Malo 1-147

Nick Verhasselt: 096 411 8310

Best lunch in Black Angus

Join us for lunch, buy a cut and get a soft drink and dessert for free, special valid from Tuesday to Friday from noon to 2 PM

Don´t forget our Daily Specials
Tuesday and Wednesday: 2 burgers, 2 fries for $10
Thursday half rack of ribs with bourbon sauce, 10 grilled BBQ wings and French fries.
Happy hours from 6 to 7 PM: mojitos, micheladas, Cuba libre and caipiriña for just $2.50

We will be happy to see you soon. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Noon to 3 PM and 6 to 9 PM, Gonzalo Cordero y Av. Solano

Carolina Guevara: 09 928 0782