Rain and more rain…?

I keep on looking at the weather forecast for Cuenca from afar. Does the sun ever come out? Is it like Seattle weather?

Oliver

Taxi rip-offs or new law?

Sunday I took two taxis. The meters registered $2 each upon arrival at my destination. I gave each $5 and both gave me $2 change. When I said that was not correct, one responded “Gasolina.” Is there a new law adding $1 to taxi fares for gasoline?

Jon

Left my phone in Taxi… ugh

Samsung S3, I believe. Black. Can’t think of anything else to say.

Rode from Batan to La Isla Saturday – 11 AM.

Know it’s a hopeless cause, but really need the chips. boohoo.

Thanks. Obviously contact by email…

Tanya: tanya.carr@me.com .

City: Cuenca

Homemade recipes to kill ants and other insects

I came across these natural and simple recipes to kill ants and other insects using Borax. I specifically want to kill teeny tiny little black sugar ants.

How to kill ants with Borax – A Deadly Ant Killer Recipe

Borax is not a quick fix that gets rid of ants immediately, but because of its slower workings, it is a more effective and long-term home remedy. Borax works by gradually killing the ants after they ingest it, and because most ants bring back the fruits of their labor to their colony to feed their larvae and their queen, this method of using borax will kill the ants and destroy the colony from the inside out.

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Real stories from the Hogar – Helping the 2%

98% of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia go into remission within weeks of starting treatment. So far, Josue is not one of the lucky ones. Diagnosed at 5-years old, now 10, he still goes for weekly chemo treatments. He has relapses and spends a lot of time in hospital emergency departments, receiving blood transfusions and treatments.

He was a normal boy, loves soccer and even joined a soccer school. But, due to the expenses his family faces he had to quit soccer as they could no longer afford it. They struggle with having enough food and making sure Josue gets his medications. His frail health also prevents him from hanging out much with his friends. But he still has a dream of one day playing soccer again and for Christmas, he wants his own soccer ball. A symbol of hope and his determination to get better.

Josue is one of 100 children facing catastrophic illness that we will be making Christmas special for this year. You can join us in this effort by donating at: https://www.givingway.com/campaign/d9ee576

You can also contribute to our upcoming garage sale or donate in person at Foundation Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope). We are located at the corner of Juan Montalvo and Mariscal Sucre. Thank you for supporting children with cancer and other illnesses. You support can make a difference and give them inspiration and hope.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Clothing needed: You can help

Clothing Needed: You Can Help

The children in our program are thrilled with the clothing donations that they get through CSK. They don’t often get new clothing. 

But fitting in at school (yes, all of the children in our program are required to attend school) can be tough with ill-fitting clothing. A few of them have requested clothing, shoes, and sneakers for Christmas. 

You can make school and their futures better when you make their wishes come true! 

Visit our Angel Tree at: https://www.cuencasoupkitchen.org/event

You can choose to purchase and deliver one of the listed gifts 
OR 
You can choose to make a financial donation and we will purchase the gift for you – this is the best option to grant wishes from outside of Ecuador or if shopping is difficult for you. 

Please drop off your gifts by November 15th so our elves will have plenty of time to sort, wrap, and distribute the gifts. 

Questions? Email Barbara, at bcurry150@gmail.com with “Angel Tree” in the subject line. 

Thank you for everything that you do, 
Des Dizney, Bill O’Brien, and Smith

Cuenca Soup Kitchen Directors: . 

City: Cuenca

Hogar De Esperanza’s “TugZ 4 DogZ”

As a dog owner, has this happened to you?

–You buy a cheap toy at Coral only to have your dog destroy it in 10 minutes
–You are lucky to find a sturdy rope toy at a Cuenca pet shop, but once it’s worn out (no toy is indestructible) you return to find it’s out of stock
–You spend big bucks to import dog toys from Amazon, only to discover your pooch isn’t interested

We are excited to announce a new project for our clients who attend our art workshop, weaving fleece strip tug toys made from blankets sold at Coral. We call it “TugZ 4 DogZ” and they now are for sale at the Expat Service Center for $6.

The workshop has become not only a place to gather socially, but unfortunately for too many it is also a safe place to spend a few hours outside the home. They would be excited to participate in making products that would generate income for Hogar.

An expat has donated the sales display and has made the initial inventory. Now all that is needed is a market.

Don’t have a dog? Buy a tug and drop it into the green donation basket and it will be donated to the rescue dogs at FAAN.

Want to donate blankets? We use the “una plaza” size, 150cm x 180cm, that reduces strip cutting to only the width. Come pay your bills and drop the blanket donation in the green basket.

Can we count on the expat community to be our market? If this proves successful, we are already thinking about expanding the product line to include rope knot toys.

Please provide feedback in the comments. Thank you!

Jeenner Angulo: services@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mary T. is not moving from Cuenca

Hello gringo community,

I have been hearing from some people that there are several different ideas going around that I am leaving Cuenca, or going back to the US. Someone had me going to live with my daughter in Texas–I do not have a daughter.

I am not leaving, as I have purchased a small plot of land to build a house in the country here.

I have been having a sale, so that may have confused some people; I was lightening my load a bit as I move from my house in town, which I still have under lease. I am planning to stay in Ecuador indefinitely.

Thank you all for supporting me and my sale, you will see me around for some time! Ecuador is my home.

I just wanted you all to know, and to set the record straight.

Thank you again,

Mary Thomajan: spiritlifting@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

This week at La Guarida

La Guarida continues its monthly calendar. Come have a wonderful breakfast or brunch in our beautiful colonial house. We are open this week from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Don’t forget to visit our art gallery as well. We celebrate the works of Eduardo Segovia, one of Cuenca’s iconic figures.

Our film choices this week are:

Tuesday, November 9th, at 2 PM [Matinee]: The Godfather
There isn’t much to say about this film. One of the greatest films in history. Just an incredible cast, a magnificent story and Marlon Brando.

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December Events Calendar request

As many organizations have events in December…would each of you advise me of your event (date, time and place) so we can attempt to avoid too many events on the same day.

I will prepare a calendar of December events and post on GringoPost.

Send information to my email: mcbsusan@outlook.com

Now, free, Emilio Arevalo 1-55 y Miguel Heredia, Cuenca.

Susan McBride

Porto & Gaia Wine & Cheese Happy Hour, free

We would like to thank everyone who came out to our grand opening this past Monday & Tuesday.

This Thursday, November 11th from 1 to 3 PM, we will be holding our first “Happy Hour” at Porto & Gaia. In addition to sampling our Portuguese and Spanish wines, cheeses, coffee, chocolates, spirits and aperitifs, we will have catered goodies from Frank at Kolo and Kristen Crawford, Director of Food and Beverage, of CBS at Television City, Los Angeles.

International wine expert, Blake Shelton, will be with us to educate us about Portuguese wines and answer your questions.

Porto & Gaia, is located at 3-86 Unidad Nacional y Del Batan. Travel 4 blocks down Unidad Nacional from Gran Colombia toward Remigo Cuespo. We will be on the right. From the circle at Remigo Cuespo and Unidad Nacional travel two blocks toward Gran Colombia. We will be on your left.

Need help, call: 099 826 3588

We look forward to hosting you.
Wine by the glass will be available at a discounted price.

Hugh (The Rose Guy) & Rosalba (The Boss)

Hugh Prather.

City: Cuenca

Thursday, November 11th from 1 to 3 PM, 3-86 Unidad Nacional y Del Batan, Cuenca.

Open Mic kicks off at Bistro Yaku

This Wednesday, November 10th from 6:30 – 11 PM, Las Pulgas del Tomebamba will host Open Mic Night and invite you to join the stage to share music.

No matter whether you’re alone or with friends, Bistro Yaku welcomes you!

Great Food!
Great Atmosphere!

Reservations:
http://bit.ly/ReservasYakumama
Or call 098 748 6890

Wednesday, November 10, 6:30 – 11 PM, Free, Luis Cordero 5-66, Cuenca.

Ada Rodriguez

Don Colon’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner at Don Colon’s.

Traditional thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Every year best turkey in town.

Make your reservations:

Don Colon: +593 99 827 0703

Nov 25th, $12.99, Sucre and Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Episcopal Mission, English Evening Prayer

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.

In-person worship has resumed at 4 PM each Sunday, with COVID-19 protocol being followed. Masks are required. Address: Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOh2a0oDL3RwEEmrxHCcPVw/videos?view=57&flow=grid

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Painting Tour

Orchids Painting Tour

More than hundreds of orchid species are waiting for us in our next painting tour!
On Saturday, November 20, 2021, we will celebrate our fourth painting tour to the Ecuagenara orchid farm. We will learn about the interesting process of “deflasking” the result of which, after a couple years and replete or two, is an orchid flask, a bottle with dozens of baby orchids growing inside. Orchids are fascinating and very inspiring for everyone.

You don’t need any painting experience! Just your desire to create and art work.

Tour Includes:
9 AM
Departing from Plaza del Otorongo, round trip transportation to
Ecuagenera orchid farm in Gualaceo, 45 minutes from Cuenca City Center.

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Common Grounds November Bazaar

Hello everyone,

Common Grounds is once again hosting a local artisan bazaar! Ensure you mark your calendars and come out and enjoy some local shopping with friends.

Are you a local vendor/artisan who has nice, amazing or delicious items you are looking to sell? Do you want to get your items in from of more customers here in Cuenca? If so, why not sign up to participate in our monthly Bazaar? We are conveniently located in a well-known establishment, Common Grounds. There is still time to sign up. We will provide you with a table and chairs (feel free to decorate the table however you wish). This is a great venue to show off what you have to offer and make some potentially new clients and friends along the way. If interested in signing up, or have questions, please contact me at 099 285 3397.

For customers: Would you like to participate in meeting and supporting some of the local vendors and artisans here in Cuenca? Do you have some time on Saturday and want something fun and exciting to do? Are you looking for that one-of-a-kind item that catches your eye, or something fun that will make great gifts? If so, then come on by Saturday, 20th of November, between 10 AM – 3 PM at the well-known establishment Common Grounds, and have a look! The cost is free to enter and browse. Make some new friends, meet some old ones, all while helping to support the local community along the way. It’s always a fun time – bring your friends.

Join us!

Saturday, November 20th from 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Goty

Recommendation for a professional valet service

Three chances and three nightmares with a local service now necessitates this search.
I am in need of a dependable, professional company who can do as advertised without a three-month delay in delivery and an inability to furnish any information regarding the shipment in their possession. Any thoughts?

Carol Equus: equuscarol@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

New arrivals seeking a guide-helper

We are a US couple, arriving around Nov 12 in Cuenca. We both are digital nomads. Sarah speaks Spanish, and Carl can speak, but can’t understand many native speakers. Would like help with finding a furnished apartment, getting familiar with Cuenca, finding a good Spanish teacher, cell service, a house cleaner, etc.

Email Carl at radiantso@gmail.com. We can pay for this service.

City: Cuenca

Podcast audio editor and YouTube channel help

Looking for someone to assist us with weekly podcast editing and postings and YouTube video uploads. This is a regular permanent job with 10-15 hours per week of work.

English language skills required. You can work from home.

Please email me with a description of your experience.

Jerrold Larson: tosa@tosagt.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy German Shepard

Hello I am wanting to buy a German Shepherd puppy. Does anyone know where I might be able to find one?

Manuel 098 186 7784
Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for MCT oil

Does anyone know where I can buy MCT oil in Cuenca? Thanks so much.

Jennifer

City: Cuenca

Native English teachers

Hablemos Fluido is looking for (Native English teachers) to join our growing community of Educators in the city of Cuenca. We are the highest paid teaching center in Ecuador. Our teacher’s make 60% of what each student pays for their classes. We keep 40% of the teaching fee. All of our classes are online and with no more than 6 students per class.

We give you all of the materials, resources, academic support and/or training if needed. We can also help with your working Visa. All of our teacher trainers hold a CELTA and/or DELTA certificate to assure the best quality of teacher training available for all new ELT educators.

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Bringing baggage from us

Hello, I have 2 spaces for baggage from the US; 50 pounds each and $200 each baggage. You can fill it out with clothing, shoes, artifacts, etc. except laptops and cellphones and tablets or iPad that will come apart with extra cost. Perfumes (300ml in total).

The baggage has to be ready to travel to Ecuador this Tuesday,
November ninth. Please contact me through WhatsApp only: 095 881 0225
Also the airport to be is JFK to Guayaquil then Cuenca.

Carla: 095 881 0225. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for child care / house help

Hi! We are an American family who will be staying in historical Cuenca for approximately 3 months next summer, 2022, June through September. We have a 2.5-year-old son and will have our 3-month old daughter with us too. We’re hoping to find someone full time who can help us with the kids and with some other household tasks. I’m looking for advice for where to find applicants or any other advice about the process. Thank you.

Historic District Cuenca

Kate
kate.t.knapp@gmail.com 0999061502

Puppy Workshop – free — this Wednesday, November 10 at 2 PM

Thinking about getting a puppy? Let’s get ready. Come to my free workshop this Wednesday, November 10. We’ll talk about choosing the right breed for your family, puppy-proofing the house, the critical importance of his/her first 16 weeks, the equally important business of socializing him/her, whether or not to get a crate, how to use pee pads, and so much more. You can meet other puppy owners and start talking about play-dates.

Bring your questions. It will be my pleasure to teach you what I know and get you off on the right foot. We’ll sit outside in a nice garden and talk. And you can also take a look at some helpful dog products I’ve brought in from the States.

I’m Heather Conley, certified in dog training and dog behavior by the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy. Before retiring to Cuenca in 2019, I owned and operated The Dog House NYC in Manhattan for 25 years. Now I live in El Vergel. Please email me or text me for the address.

(For this workshop, we’re talking about newborns up to 5 months. There are older puppies, I know. But we’ll talk about them another time.)

Cuenca

Heather Conley
heather@thedoghousenyc.com
099 900 3991

I’m offering myself as a Spanish conversational partner

Hi fellow expats, my name is Alejandro Moreno, I’m a 25-year-old guy from Venezuela looking to work as a Spanish (Or English) conversational partner/teacher both online or offline, 1 to 1 or as a group.

The way I teach is mostly casual, focusing on whatever the client needs to fix. The key, in my experience, is to make yourself understood and also understanding what others are saying and that holds true for any language. I firmly believe that holding a continuous conversation is a great way to get better fast, since that’s the way I learned.

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About Face by Sharron Cobb

I have been administering facial treatments and procedures to Expats in Cuenca for 5 years. I created a line of chemical-free products for myself and my clients. At the encouragement of several clients, I am now offering my products to the public.

Dead skin is a culprit for wrinkled, lifeless, dull skin. Dead skin can make up as many as 18 to 23 layers of your skin. Gritty exfoliating products exfoliate unevenly and if you scrub too hard you could actually damage the skin. That’s why I have included 3 products that gently remove dead skin plus an inexpensive toner that I will recommend to you. Once the dead skin is gone, the skin can absorb the other ingredients to moisturize and build collagen and you’re left with glowing, more youthful skin. You will see a difference if you are consistent in following the protocol.

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Anything you need

There is nothing better than a satisfied customer!

Hello dear GringoPost users,

My name is Carlos and I run a small business of services. I have worked with foreign people for several years providing all kind of services making their lives easier here in Cuenca. Therefore, I have excellent recommendations. My services include pretty much anything related to home repair and construction. Additional to this I can help with translations, errands, transportation in a luxury car anywhere you need to go and more. Any consultation is free if I can’t help you. I’ll find someone who can. Greetings.

Ciudadela la Cascada. Cuenca

Carlos
charlier6755@gmail.com
099 642 7468

We carry out all services in carpentry

– Home furniture
– kitchens
– closets
– tables
– wardrobes
– desks
– nightstands
– modern shelves
– different movable shelves
– kitchen islands
– room sets
– dining room furniture
– sofa beds

We make the design that you like similar to your photo: apartment furniture, filing cabinets with insurance.

We upholster your furniture.

We restore and recover your furniture.

Centro Cuenca

Ruiz
mueblesecuadorc@gmail.com

Speak and learn Arabic in months for a better future

If you ever wanted to learn Arabic or wanted to teach your kids this language but there is a lack of resources, now it’s your chance. Middle East world is getting bigger and more developed and many people tend to travel there to live for a better future and income. Dubai for example is becoming one of the best cities in the world and the most developed and many more. Arabic is becoming one of the most important languages besides Spanish and English.

We got it all here for you; face to face classes wherever you want with a native Arabic speaker and will make it easier for you to learn the language and speak Arabic

Ordonez Lasso

Amira

096 361 8104

A&B upholstery cleaning services and small repairs

We provide carpet and upholstery cleaning services of high quality to all types of upholstery furniture. Our professional cleaning process deeply penetrates all sides of the fibers to safely remove sticky and oily soil.

Services:

Carpet cleaning
Sofa cleaning
Furniture cleaning
Recliner cleaning
Leather cleaning and Restoration
Mattress cleaning and disinfection
Curtains cleaning
Rug cleaning
Pet stain removal
Window cleaning
Deep House cleaning services
Blinds cleaning and repairs
Professional carpet installation

Cuenca

Fredy
aybcleaningservices@gmail.com

Carpentry services and renovations

We provide custom carpentry services, all internal and external carpentry, handmade furniture, complete refurbishment, finish custom carpentry and much more.

If you need to renovate your kitchen or build in dining room cabinets, our services include but are not limited to: Kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, custom furniture, custom closets, entertainment centers, custom bars and much more.

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Professional upholstery services and custom-made furniture

Do you have a sofa or recliner that is becoming uncomfortable due to damage, wear and tear? It is time to restore your furniture with a professional upholstery service.

Reasons to consider reupholstering instead:

Spend less on replacing all your furniture
Customize your furniture upholstery to match your space
Preserve antiques or items that stay in the family.

Our services:

Recliner reupholstery
Recliner repair
Sofa reupholstery
Sofa Modifications
Foam replacement
Slipcovers
Springs replacement
New cushions, pillows and seats
Custom made sofas
Custom made sectionals
Custom made leather furniture
New furniture Designs
Custom made outdoor furniture
Professional Antique Restoration
Furniture Restoration
Refinishing
Add more comfort to your actual Sofa
New furniture legs
Big collection of fabrics
Dining chairs
Ottomans
Couches
Chaises
Headboards
Stools and benches
Pick-up and Delivery
Free estimates
We speak English

Cuenca

Paul
tapiceriamoderna2@gmail.com

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

Also:

Handyman services
Electrician
Plumber
Remodeling
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
fredd92@hotmail.com
093 937 9979

Carpentry, wood, painting and general upholstery

General carpentry, furniture, home, office, shops, buildings. High quality, good workmanship and good price.

Page in Instagram @PaletForniture (wood works)

Cuenca, Centro

Jesus
palletsmueblescuenca@gmail.com

Farmacity

At the beginning of the week on Monday 28, we will be offering incredible discounts on medicine from 10%, 20%, 25%. Take this opportunity for your health.

We are located by Baltazara De Calderon and Miguel Heredia on the corner.

Thanks,

Jessy: jessiadri120197@hotmail.com 099 571 2007.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

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

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

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Classy Silver PAX 3 Vape for sale – new in box

Bought from US, not used. See the links below for info.

Paid $250 + shipping.
Sale: $215 + 2.5″ Tobacco herb grinder spice herbal 4 pc metal chromium alloy smoke crusher (also new) and 2 bags of pipe cleaners.

Dual-use flower / oil

Get the most out of your flower without the harmful byproducts of smoke.

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Acoustic electric bass, violin, hot air fryer, La Mandoline

Available now:

Electric acoustic bass, updated and cleaned by Cuenca Guitar Spa, selling for $150.
Violin with case, selling for $125.
Bella Hot Air Fryer, just shipped in from the states and never used, selling for $50.
And, de Buyer deluxe La Mandoline Ultra, originally purchased for $219, and asking for $175. This french item was mostly stored here, and rarely used. Comes with manual, CD, and blades.

Serious inquiries for photos emailed or questions.

Thank you,

Jerri Ridley: gr8fire@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Cohiba Espléndida cigars

Original Cohiba Espléndida for sale. Pack of 25 units $110.

More info, please contact:

Goty: ecuagoty4@hotmail.com 099 285 3397

City: Cuenca

Snowflake tea light holder by JLDesigns 3D printing

A great gift for friends or family, or just treat yourself. A 3D printed snowflake that holds your favorite tea light and is great to get you in the mood for the upcoming holidays. They come in a set of 3 for $8 and include an assortment of 3 tea lights to get you started. Color for the snowflake is Silk Silver.**

If you are interested in getting yourself some, you can contact us at:
email: jld3dp@gmail.com
or, come join our community on Facebook for all the new products and updates…
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jld3dp/

For all orders, deliveries will be made Friday, November 12th.

**Disclaimer: These are 3D printed with PLA filament which is plastic. Fire melts plastic. These should be used in an environment without any breeze to maintain a consistent flame in the middle. These will work perfectly fine when burning a tea light all the way to the end. Just please be safe.

Justin Rogers: jld3dp@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Rigidos Furniture

Your best option to make your design:

We are the best in wood and melamine furniture
All this because we are manufacturers:

* Beds – Bedside Tables – Coffee tables – Cabinets
* Closets – Doors – Desks and much more.

Look our work on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rigidosec/?hl=es
We have excellent recommendations
We speak English

Antonio Arias: rigidosec@gmail.com 096 080 0211.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Christian, awesome painter/art installer, painting and makeover/art work hanging.

We decided our condo needed a makeover and contracted Christian, who is not only very reasonable, but detailed, professional and uses high-quality Sherwin Williams paints.

When you contract Christian he will give you a great quote, paint schematic, set a date and you have a new room.

Christian also speaks English, which is a plus.

We love to do business with local businesses who not only do great work but feel like family. We recommend Christian with full endorsement.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 099 573 4584

Recommended by Rosemary Rein: reinrosemary@gmail.com

Recommendation for Kolo, restaurant and catering

Where do you go when you have a hankering for a Cuban sandwich? To Cuenca’s favorite Cuban, of course. Frank Gonzalez makes a real Cuban sandwich, not one of those skimpy little things with Wonder Bread and a thin slice of ham. Beautiful, thick pieces of smoked ham and roasted pork will leave you with a smile. And don’t forget to grab some cinnamon rolls to take home. Lots of flavor and a great moist texture, they’re a safe bet.

Address: Luis Cordero #5-65 and Juan Jaramillo in the hotel La Vieja Mansion

Contact information: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Recommended by Taylor Brooke: 09 920 3812

Recommendation for Ta’Lico, restaurant

An interesting thing happened to me the other day. I was supposed to meet friends at Ta’Lico, a Chinese restaurant across from Hotel Oro Verde for lunch, but for some reason the others ended up at a neighboring Chinese restaurant and I ended up sharing lunch with Ta’Lico’s owner all by myself.

Another interesting thing is that many years ago I lived and worked in China for a year and I developed a great love of Chinese cuisine.

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Chan Chan Dairy Products this week…

Good day to all of you. This week on Tuesday, we are offering our tasty Cheddar. Wonderful melted on a burger, grated for tacos or simply sliced for snack on a cracker. This cheddar will not disappoint. Join us at Dos Sucres this Tuesday morning from 9-10 for all of our dairy items and also a variety of fresh veggies available.

Dairy items available will include our Greek yogurt, fresh milk and cream, cottage, chocolate milk and of course, Cheddar.

Hope to see you there.

If you cannot make it to Dos Sucres, place an order for pick-up at the Smokehouse in San Sebastian Square, Tienda Nectar or home delivery.

Have a wonderful day!
http://www.haciendachanchan.com

Tuesday, Nov.9th from 9-10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56 (9-10 AM), Smokehouse (pick-up Tuesday after 10:30 AM), Tienda Nectar (pick-up after 11 AM)

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Mujeres con Exito- breakfast, lunch, and food delivery

Almuerzo lunches are now being served for only $2.25
Mon – Fri noon to 2 PM

Thursday, breakfast delivery
$10 for 4 Tex Mex Burritos with salsa
Reservations can be made by WhatsApp or text message to this number: 098 991 1147 by 3 PM on Tuesdays for Thursday delivery. Downtown delivery is included in the price.

Thursday lunch delivery
Order $10 fried chicken with coleslaw or
$10 Quesadillas accompanied by tortilla chips, guacamole and red sauce. (vegetarian or chicken)

Reservations can be made by WhatsApp or text message to this number: 098 991 1147 by 3 PM on Tuesdays for Thursday delivery.

Delivery charge is $2.

Friday buffet breakfast in the restaurant
Upon reservation, minimum 6 people $10 per person

Saturday buffet breakfast in the restaurant
Upon reservation, with a minimum of 6 or more people. $10 per person.

Breakfast will consist of bread, eggs (prepared to taste) jam, juice, pancakes, coffee, milk, ham, cheese, fruit, potatoes sautéed with fine herbs. The meal will be served buffet-style. Reservations can be made by WhatsApp or text message to this number, 098 991 1147. Breakfasts for Friday or Saturday can be booked until Wednesday noon.

Monday to Friday noon to 2 PM, Baltazara Dr Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez

Susan McBride: mcbsusan75@gmail.com

Chef Rosemary, catering and delivery food service

Catering and delivery

Reserve ASAP your thanksgiving special (Turkey, gravy, beans, carrots roasted salad, cranberry sauce) $15 1 big portion. Pies (pecan $25, apple $10, pumpkin $15, cherry $25, blueberries $20, etc.). Also special vegetarian dishes.

Special dishes this week:

* Vegan lentils Shepherd’s pie accompanied with cauliflower, spicy. 2 portions $10.

* Paprika and vegetable curry soup accompanied with roasted corn, 2 portions $8.

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Social dining in Clandestino

Have a “Social dining” in Clandestino. Have a wonderful dinner in Clandestino, the only meal surfing in Cuenca! We want to offer you a unique experience where people will be spectators of live cooking and taste each plate and homemade food.

We are pet friendly.

The 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.

Includes: amuse-guele: Fried shrimp in tamarind sauce, starter: Italian bruschetta, 2 main courses: Lamb ravioli in tarragon sauce and beef tenderloin with chimichurri on mushrooms kumquat, Drinks: red wine and dessert: Passion fruit mousse.

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Join us.

November 13th, from 7 to 10 PM, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643

Thanksgiving essentials

Order it ahead of time ⎯along with the vegetables⎯ to prevent last-minute problems.
We will make your Thanksgiving worry-free.

Turkey gravy $8 a pint
Homemade Cranberry Sauce $8 a pint
Scalloped Potatoes $18, 8 to 10 servings
Green bean casserole $18, 8 to 10 servings
Green beans with garlic-walnut dressing, $7 per lb
Sausage Stuffing, $20 for 8 to 10 servings
Maple Mashed sweet potatoes, $7 a quart
Mashed Potatoes, $6 a quart

Pumpkin pie, $18
Apple Pie, $15
Blueberry pie, $25
Pecan pie, $30

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

James Dahili: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com 096 322 3377 https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=ad4e5c5ef0e1d1519690bd4b8&id=7a635ebc33

Answers from King Smokehouse! Gobble, gobble, gobble…

You are ready to order your King Smokehouse fabulous turkey. But you have questions? How many pounds? How much per pound? Will my turkey come nice and toasty and ready to serve? Here are all your answers and a special recipe just for you!

All uncooked turkeys are marinated in Felix’s special marinade and prepped for your oven. Turkeys ordered ready to eat are brought to you toasty and ready to enjoy. Turkey breasts can be whole or ½ depending on the size of your group. Finally, boneless breast can be whole or sliced, as you require. All turkey is priced based on raw weight. The weights below are approximate. If you let Felix know what size you need and he will do his best to accommodate you!

Whole bone-in turkeys range from 11-15 pounds:
Price per pound: Ready for oven ($3.50 per pound). Cooked ready to serve ($4.50 per pound)
Whole Bone in Breast weight range 5-8 pounds (can be ½):
Price per pound: Ready for oven ($7.50 per pound). Cooked ready to serve ($8.50 per pound)
Whole Boneless Breast weight range 4-7 pounds (can be ½) (sliced or whole):
Price per pound: Ready for oven ($9.50 per pound). Cooked ready to serve ($10.50 per pound)

All turkeys are delivered to your home on the day and time (please give us a requested time as soon as possible so we make sure your turkey is perfection). All orders come with a full-size complementary package of Mountain Home Gourmet Cornbread mix. Totally yum. Ready to try a true southern classic? Here is the recipe for cornbread dressing to complement your delicious turkey.

Southern Country Cornbread Dressing:

• 1 box MHG Cornbread mix
• 3 large eggs (1 for MHG Cornbread, 2 for cornbread dressing)
• 1/2 cup milk
• 4 slices white bread diced small (tip dice bread and let dry out overnight)
• 1/2 yellow onion diced
• 2-3 celery stalks diced
• 2 tablespoons butter diced
• 1 10 oz can cream of chicken soup (substitute the dry package and mix with 10oz heavy cream)
• 2 cups chicken stock or broth
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 teaspoon ground sage
• 1/2 teaspoon thyme

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease an 8×8-inch pan.
In a large bowl, combine the MHG Cornbread dry mix, 1 egg, and buttermilk. Let rest for 3 minutes then spread into 8×8-inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch pan. Wipe out the bowl. Crumble the cornbread into the bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients — do not forget the additional 2 eggs. Pour into the prepared 9×13-inch pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the center is set.
Chop your onions and celery while the MHG Cornbread is cooling.

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

Felix Salinas: felixkingsmokehouse@gmail.com 096 904 7724

Frine Garden restaurant

Frine Garden is a new restaurant of Cuenca City. Your ubication is Avenida Loja between Remigio Tamariz and Alfonso Borrero. Also, this place is perfect for the breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails and dinner. This place is the ooh la la cafe’s family. Frine is a wonderful place.

Monday to Friday: 9 AM – 9:3 PM. Saturday: 9 AM – 10 PM. Sunday: 9 AM – 3 PM, Avenida Loja 3-103 between Remigio Tamariz and Alfonso Borrero

Mario Arias: frinegarden@gmail.com 099 900 8268

Paradise Indian Restaurant Diwali special

Paradise Indian Restaurant invites everyone to take part in our annual Diwali celebration on Monday, November 8th, from 6 to 9 PM. Diwali is the Indian Festival of Light, in which we recognize the triumph of light over darkness. Paradise will observe this special day with a special menu in addition to our regular menu.

Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. We hope to see you then.

Our special Diwali menu:

Spinach Pakora appetizer
Vegetable Kofta
Chicken Vindaloo
Green Peas Pulao
Naan
Dal Payasam dessert

Dine-in: $8
Take-out: $10
Delivery: $10

Diwali Special Monday 8 November 6 – 9 PM Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

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

Whole turkey Thanksgiving Dinner – Ñucallacta

Back due to popular demand, we will be offering whole, oven-roasted turkey dinners with all the sides at $99 plus delivery. This dinner will comfortably feed 8 people. We will also have couple’s dinners and individual dinners available, more details on those to come.

One (1) whole juicy oven roasted turkey, marinated in fine herbs
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes with squash seeds
Green bean casserole
Grandma´s Thanksgiving stuffing
Apple cider gravy
Glazed sweet potatoes
And a cheesecake for dessert

Please place your order before Sunday, Nov. 21st. Thank you.

Thursday, Nov. 25th, Hermano Miguel 562 entre J. Jaramillo y H. Vasquez

Ruminahui Duchicela: 096 311 4958
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