Let your dreams be your wings

We often meet people who constantly pursue their dreams in an unattainable way, others who fulfill them and others who surely do not achieve them or have not achieved them, either due to lack of constancy, fear, depression or an infinite insecurity that haunts them every day.

Cuenca’s Hearts of Gold won a contest that would benefit 30 of the children, who are part of our program “All Children Deserve to Dream”. This gave us the opportunity to fulfill the dreams of these 30 children, by inviting us to celebrate the 201 years of Independence of Cuenca through a comic book program, where children would be able to meet the protagonists of their favorite movies and TV series.


Dao Yin / Yoga Classes – a spiritual and physical practice

Start the day with more energy and a positive mindset with a morning practice.

Or calm down and get yourself very relaxed for a good night sleep with our evening practice.

We offer classes that is a mix of Dao Yin and Yoga. Dao Yin is an old Chinese practice where Qi Gong and Tai Chi originates from. It works by releasing tensions and restrictions both in our body and mind – and thereby opening us up to deeper connections and a stronger flow of Qi – Life Force. Every Class will have a different theme, taking you deeper into the practice of Qi Gong – for example about our Inner Three Treasures, Yin & Yang or the Five Elements.

The class is a complement to Qi Gong, and the difference from Qi gong will be more and deeper stretches as well as practices on the floor.

It is a practice with very flowing and easy movements, making it available for most people – you do not need to be an acrobat to join …

Contact us if you have any questions.

Tuesday 8:30 – 9:45 AM, Thursday 6 – 7:15 PM, $7, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar y Octavio Cordero, Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: Linnea27strand@gmail.com +593 98 545 2054

December Calendar Events

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

November Bazaar at Common Grounds

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: Ecuagoty4@hotmail.com

Trio La Comarca

La Guarida is incredibly proud to present:

Trio La Comarca
in an exclusive dinner-concert

Thursday, November 11th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission $10
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

Trio La Comarca, is an award-winning musical group. They come from a very long tradition of local musicians and this is the perfect opportunity to hear and enjoy Ecuador’s best rhythms: Vals and Pasillos. In La Guarida, we haven’t been able to highlight Ecuadorian music this whole year and we cannot be prouder to present these incredible musicians and showcase the best that Ecuador has to offer. Come to this very exclusive evening and don’t miss your chance to learn more about what makes Ecuador so rich musically.

Getting to La Guarida is simple. Just jump on the tranvia and get off La Cuadra Station. Don’t miss out this incredible film with an equally amazing dinner.

November 11th, from 7:30 to 10 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Ali Agca Trio premiers this Wednesday at the Jazz Cafe

Yes, there is live jazz in Cuenca this Wednesday!
10th of November, dinner service starts 6 PM and music starts at 7 PM.

The Jazz Society Ecuador is premiering the Ali Agca Trio, led by one of Turkey’s top jazz guitarists, Ali Agca. The trio will play from Ali’s repertoire of contemporary and standard jazz tunes, some with a Turkish flavor. The song set will include pieces from Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Carlos Jobim…plus Ali’s own compositions drawing on his background as a blues and rock performer.

10th of November, dinner service starts 6 PM and music starts at 7 PM., $5 donation for the musicians, Los Cedros y Los Claveles on the north side of Ordonez Lasso., Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 096 322 3377

Final reminder – honoring all veterans this Thursday, 10:45 AM

Attention all military Veterans, family members and the General Public: The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at San Sebastian Plaza on Thursday, November 11th at 10:45 AM. It’s similar to a meet and greet except we will say a prayer or two for World Peace and also in remembrance of the many Veterans who gave their lives for their countries and honor the Veterans now living in Cuenca.

In the past we have had individuals who served not only in the United States of America or Canadian Military but representatives from Great Britain, Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and South Africa. Please spread the word. It is a short ceremony where we can say “Thank You” to individuals who have served their countries and remember former military brothers and sisters who gave their lives while serving. I have also invited the Ecuadorian Military to send representatives and I hope that they will. Maybe the people at other publications or any of the Spanish Newspapers or Magazines can send a representative to cover the event. We will have a Spanish/English translator present.

This event is open to All. If by chance you have a flag of the country you served, please bring it. We were not able to put this event on during the Covid pandemic and it takes place outside on the plaza. Please mark your calendar. Thursday, November 11th at 10:45 AM. Thank you in advance for spreading the word and your participation.

November 11th, form 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM, Free, San Sebastian Plaza, Cuenca.

Stephen Waxman: swaxman47@gmail.com

Welcome to Rioquinto

Rioquinto Seniors Club opened its doors approximately two months ago and we would like you to know more about our facilities and all the services we offer. 

We have organized an open house to talk about our club and answer any questions. We are waiting for you to enjoy a coffee and delicacies that will make you feel at home. 

Date: Wednesday, November 17 
Time: 4 p.m. 

We will raffle a nice gift among the attendees.

Rioquinto: bettsy.eg@gmail.com

Saturday Afternoon Jazz at Bistro Yaku

Jan Wallace and Martin Navarro Quartet at Bistro Yaku
Saturday, November 13th, 5-7 PM

Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of great jazz, delicious food, cozy ambiance and great sound quality for Bistro Yaku Jazz Afternoon with Jan Wallace & Martin Navarro Quartet.

Easy afternoon hours and great food at Bistro Yaku inside Hostal Yakumama. Limited seating, so reserve early! 096 864 8934 See poster for more details.
We hope you can join us.

Reservations: 098 748 6890

Saturday, November 13th, 5-7 PM, $5, Inside Hostal Yakumama, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: LuzVitale@gmail.com Reservations: 098 748 6890

Hand-Building in Clay with Lynne Zelasko

Experience the joy of working in clay in a collaborative artistic environment. This 5-week/32 hour studio course will cover the three basic methods of hand building – pinch, slab, and coil techniques. Students will create a range of work varying from functional ware to sculptural forms.

Participants will learn the basic vocabulary of ceramics as well as methods of surface treatment, glazing, and firing. Elements and principles of art (e.g. form, texture, movement, contrast) will be introduced and explored through individual responses to projects, in a spacious home studio space.

Students will complete the workshop with 4-7 finished ceramic pieces, depending on size and complexity of the work.

Dates: November 23, 2021 – January 7, 2022
(No classes weeks of December 19th and December 26th over the holidays)

Tuesdays and Fridays: 1:30 – 4:30 PM (5 weeks / 32 studio hours)
(Class dates: 11/23, 11/26, 11/30, 12/3, 12/7, 12/10, 12/14, 12/17, 1/4, 1/7).

Course fee: $190 (Includes clay, tools, firings, and materials for decorating and glazing.)
Payment due by November 19, 2021 to hold space. Vaccines required.

To Register: Class size limited to 7 students, so please register early.

Beginning November 23, 2021, $190, Convenient El Centro location. Easy access to tram and street parking., Cuenca.

Lynne Zelasko: lbzelasko@yahoo.com 098 422 5134 cell or WhatsApp

Meal surfing this Saturday

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.

Follow us: Instagram / Facebook: @Clandestino 14_60

Join us.

November 13th at 7 PM, $30 per person, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot, Cuenca.

Karla Rachadell: 097 966 9643

Common Grounds weekly entertainment

Common Grounds offers a wide variety of entertainment and specials ranging from Live bands on weekends and much more.

“Let’s Go Trivia” Tuesdays. from 6:30 to 8 PM.
Bilingual Gringo Bingo Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 PM.
Thursday Tacos and Margaritas,2×1 all day staring at noon ‘til close.
Friday Night Fun Karaoke. at 7:30 PM
Saturday Night Live music: This Saturday 7:30 PM, From Loja City: “Mandango Stereo”, is rocking the house. $5 cover.

Weekday Happy Hour: 3 to 7 PM. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see what’s happening every week at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill, best sports bar in town.

November 8th, from 11 AM to 10 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Saturday Morning Language Exchange

Dear Community,

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish.

The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills putting them into practice in a realistic environment and with native speakers. They 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 latter can practice English.

Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interrelate with local people while engaging in the city’s 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.

November 13th, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Voluntary contribution from $2, Plaza Otorongo and Avenida 3 de noviembre, Cuenca.

Carmen: languageexchangecuenca@gmail.com

Qi Gong classes

Pampamisayoc Qi Gong is offering the empowering practices of Qi Gong… Classes are offered 5 days a week, Monday thru Friday. Visit our FaceBook Page, Pampamisayoc Qi Gong for a full weekly class schedule. https://www.facebook.com/pampaqigong, Our Head Instructor has over 60 years of experience practicing and teaching Qi Gong.

Come by for one of our Beginning Classes, there are 7 beginning classes each week. We open the doors a minimum of 30 minutes before the scheduled class time… and our classes start on time… so we encourage you to come early… Or contact us if you have experience practicing Qi Gong and we can schedule you for one of our Intermediate or Advanced classes. This will give you a chance to find out a little more about Qi Gong and to meet us.

Classes are conducted in English. We look forward to seeing you soon. 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar y Octavio Cordero.

All the best,

Pampamisayoc.Qi Gong

Monday Thru Friday, class times vary, 17-51 Mariscal Lamar, Cuenca.

Perry Curtis

Matinee series: The Godfather

La Guarida will open for film matinee showings twice a month. November matinee begin with:

The Godfather
a film by Francis Ford Coppola
in English with Spanish subtitles
with the incredible performances by Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

Tuesday, November 9th, 6:45 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071


Carpenter, Cuenca Ecuador

Direct manufacturer, all types of furniture, restorations and arrangements.
Also, laser cutting service.

Miguel Velez 02-73 y Sangurima, esquina

Daniel Rivera

098 376 5126

Birdwatching Tour in Cajas NP and Boca de Pescado mountain

Hello dear friends, do you want to enjoy a day in contact with nature watching birds? Polylepis Tours Ecuador invites you to this tour in the Cajas National Park and on the way to Boca de Pescado mountain.

Records an average of 40 species.

Departures, every day.

Rates from:
$84pp (this week second person only 50%)

It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Lunch
* List of Birds
* Binoculars

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Do you have carpet that you think is just too dirty or rundown and needs to be replaced, and just don’t have the money to replace? Give us a call and get your carpet looking new again. Nebraska Hypoallergenic, steam cleaning experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in our Cuenca, Manta and Quito Branches, is offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US. Cleaning services offered for:

Upholstered furniture
Auto interiors
We are fluent in English. Call now for a free estimate.


Handyman services
Car interiors

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979


Are you looking for an experienced, trusted facilitator to help you with translation or figuring out how to get things done?

I can help you with:

– English/Spanish translation
– Cedula – Driver license (legally)
– Car registration and inspection

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced. I will be reliably on time. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Making life in Cuenca easy


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

Car registration (Matricula) November – plate number ending in 0

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra – back from holiday break

Alejandra invites you to enjoy her special brand of skincare at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra by booking at http://www.radiantskinspaec.com.

Then check all our videos, great reviews, informational posts, photos and menu of services:

– massages – relaxing, deep tissue, candle, hot stone massage
– body exfoliation and depigmentation
– facials
– Oxygeneo superfacial
– permanent eyelash curling
– microcurrent
– radiofrequency
– antiaging
– micro-needling
– waxing
– lymphatic drainage…. and more.


Color and facial special from Armando

Your skin deserves just as much pampering as your hair so this week’s special from Armando does just that.

Color, treatment, cut, style and premium facial: $65 (normally $85)

This package is available only until Sunday, November 14, so please email, call, or message to book your appointment. All bio-security measures are enforced.

I look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

Camino al Tejar between Sarar y Duco

Armando Sojos
098 385 7531

Cuenca Consignments is open today

November marks our 5th birthday.
Join us for cookies and coffee to celebrate.
We have more than 18,000 item in inventory. Every single item is 25% for the month of November.

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

What is the function of an insurance advisor (broker) in Ecuador?

An insurance advisor in Ecuador can make your life easier in a matter of seconds, he will be in charge of guiding you to the most convenient insurance for you adapting to your budget and your needs. Insurance in Ecuador does not have to be expensive if you are well-advised. Besides that he will be in charge of reviewing your contracts, entering your claims, reviewing your settlements, your payments, he will inform you about your benefits, he will give you your coverage translated in your language and you can feel safe with your advisor.

in Ecuador the process of reimbursement for any type of insurance is different than in other countries. Insurance in Ecuador requires certain documentation that in the beginning will be a little confusing for you. This is another reason to have an insurance advisor who can accompany you to your first medical appointment, who can assist you in case of an accident in your car, who can give you the necessary help in case of an accident in your car; the list could be endless. Having a broker in Ecuador is the best option. A broker is obliged to charge the same rate that you would get in the insurance company because an advisor does not apply additional values for the sale of insurance. Our advice is personalized and free. Do not wait any longer to buy your insurance policy with us, we are a broker with extensive experience. We have a bilingual staff.

Av Ordoñez Lasso 555 y Los Cedros Edif Monte Carlo

Carlos Ramirez
098 246 5168

Massage gift certificate packages with Jan Wallace–save $40

Massage gift certificate packages on sale—save $40
Limited to first 20 clients only
You have 6 months to use your certificates
Massage therapist Jan Wallace

Buy 4 and save $40
Normal price = $40 for a 90 min. session
4 massages normal price = $160
Special price for “4 pack” = $120 (a $40 savings)
Basically it’s a “buy 3 and get one free” deal!

Open to everyone. Can be used for yourself or gifted to others.
Certificates good until 5/15/22
Due to anticipated volume, please anticipate possible delays in scheduling.
Beautiful gift certificates obtained either in physical form, or in electronic form for easy forwarding


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 Calle Totoras 13-13.

Fernando Mora
098 781 8622

General doctor

Hello community,

I have the “ Vida Sana” health insurance. I’m looking for recommendations for an English speaking (preferably) general doctor at Monte Sinai Hospital. Thanks,

Barbara: batia13@rogers.com 98 415 5910. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Printer ink

Looking for compatible printer ink for Epson L3150. Ink #544

Lane: 2roomn8@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Chinese medicine

Hi All,

I’m looking for a source of Chinese medicine, specifically herbs to treat my asthma and a decongestant. Anyone have an idea where I might find this? Thank you,

Michael: smikey23@protonmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Wow! Winning the permanent visa that was denied in Azogues

On September 29, 2021 we applied for a permanent residence visa for an US citizen in the Azogues Zonal Coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We knew that it was going to be denied because, according to the Ministry’s lawyers, they had to apply the reform to the Human Mobility Law that it was given on February 5, 2021. This reform establishes the conditions for obtaining a permanent visa.

Article 63 in numeral 1 of the amended law, says that people who hold the migratory category of Residence for 21 continuous months in Ecuador may obtain a permanent residence visa. Unfortunately, the Ministry applied the reform to the law and the Constitution of Ecuador was violated, since the law cannot be applied retroactively.


Custom metal work services

If you need a metal piece that doesn’t currently exist, that is no problem. We can design and build the custom art work you’re dreaming.

Our Services:

Wrought iron
Custom Fabrication
Bespoke pieces
Plant holders


Reupholstery services and furniture repairs

We design and build custom sofas, chairs, recliner chairs and more according to American standards.
Our professional upholsterers can reupholster your furniture to look like new again.

Our services:

Custom upholstery and re-upholstery
Sofa repair
Sofas, chairs, and love seats
Wing chairs
Round chairs
Throw Pillows


Marcapura in Cuenca

The best in led lights for cars or motorcycles. We have led lights in:
° H1 led lights
° H4 led lights
° Led lights
° Ultra thin neon cables
Visit us at Agustin Cueva 6-17 and Remigio Crespo. You can’t miss out on our best promotions. We wait for you.

Marcelo Jurado: marcapura123@gmail.com 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Handmade notebooks

OMG first of all I have to say thank you, because I was so full of purchases! I’m going to open my email again for those who want a few notebooks for their family and friends.

Christmas is coming and we have to choose the presents for all our friends and family, what about a cute – practical notebook? Remember, you can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs, I have some new beautiful fabrics for all genders, also for kids.

I made a cute – practical bag for your notebooks, tablet or your essentials. Ask for models available. The cost of the bags is $8.


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.


Child’s car seat – Graco – $70

Great children’s car seat – 2 years and up, adjustable head rest, never been in a car crash, email / WhatsApp for pictures.

Hayley MarsdenKroll: hayleyvibes@gmail.com 098 581 3770.

City: Cuenca

The Rose Guy, Hugh Prather, 25% discount for 50 roses shipped to the US

You still have time to order for Thanksgiving.

The Rose Guy is offering his very special price on 50 long stem fresh roses; normally $105 (delivered to any address) now for just $78. No hidden fees. That’s a huge (or hugh) 25% discount.

Now your loved ones in the US can receive the world’s most beautiful roses, from our farms grown at “grown Zero”, for rose cultivation, Cayambe, Ecuador.

Use the discount code, “fallsale22” to be able to access this $27 discount. A 25% savings.

Order at http://www.yourroseguy.com. Want to talk? Call me at 099 826 3588

The Rose Guy “We speak your language”

Hugh Prather: yourroseguy@gmail.com 099 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Well cared for Grand Vitara V6 4×4 for sale

2007 model with only 91k miles
Well cared for with regular maintenance… oil and filter changes religiously every 3k miles
Brand-new battery and all belts were changed recently, engine and transmission feel like new… car interior is all original and everything works.
Double airbags for your safety… very economical for a 6-cylinder with manual transmission and 4×4 that works perfectly.

We just had the Cuenca AIRE vehicular inspection and matricula for the year, next one is in October of 2022.

It never has been in a car accident, zero fines and ready for transfer of ownership…
We are selling it simply because we had to get a bigger car.

Remolques USA: 099 264 0180.

City: Cuenca

Hyundai Tucson 2009, 124,000 KM

Asking Price: $12,000

Vehicle well maintained.

Exterior: 9/10
Interior: 9/10

Contact owner for more information: Kelbert Bortone, Cell: 098 371 8459

Nicholas Barringer.

City: Cuenca

Cohiba Esplendida

Original Cohiba Espléndida for sale. Pack of 25 units $110. More info, please contact: Goty: ecuagoty4@hotmail.com 099 285 3397

Goty: ecuagoty4@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Oak bedroom furniture for sale

I have a queen-size, free-standing oak bookcase style headboard with smoked glass doors, center mirror, center storage compartment and brass covered electrical portals that is looking for a new home. Given oak is not a wood common to Ecuador you can be assured this is a one-of-a-kind accent piece. 

Priced to move at $430 (including free delivery within 5 km from Tres Puentes) 

You can see photos in Facebook Marketplace:(https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/314266080199517/) or just reach out and I will be happy to forward pictures. 

P.S. so sorry for the incorrect link posted on Tuesday 🙁

Cherrie: cwindfeldt@gmail.com 099 220 3001.

City: Cuenca

Beatiful sofa-bed, grey color

Beatiful sofa-bed (double)
Color: Grey
Price: $275

If you need more info, you can text me or call me at 099 833 5653 / +593 99 833 5653

Cristian: cristiandranix@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Recliner for sale

JDs Muebles

At JDs we aim to deliver excellent service, value and quality through the passion and care of our customers.

Discover how comfortable a recliner can be with our wide range of recliner sofas. Whether you’re looking for a classic Cuerino recliner or a modern fabric recliner, JDs has the perfect one for your home. So, you can just put your feet up and relax. All our recliners come in all shapes and sizes.

21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Home appliances, furniture for sale

Welcome to Cuenca. If you are moving in, and you want to furnish your house or apartment, come to JD´s Muebles. We have what you need: furniture, appliances, beds, and more.

Come and visit us. We have good prices.
Monday thru Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM to 3 PM

21-111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Chess set and pieces for sale


This chess set comes with a tournament size vinyl board and a hard PVC tube to keep it protected. It also comes with 32 hand carved wooden pieces at regulation size and hand painted by local artisan.

This chessboard and pieces are being sold for $75.

Nicholas Barringer: barringernicholas@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Bigotte Barbershop and Lounge

I visited Bigotte Barbershop today for a simple haircut. Instead, I had an amazing spa experience.

The owner, Mauricio Granda L., was an impeccable host with excellent English. He guided me through extensive and enjoyable spa services.

I highly recommend Bigotte to every man wishing to be spoiled.

Address: Edificio Dalí, Miguel Morocho, Cuenca 010111

Contact information: 099 580 0977

Recommended by Rob English: robert_english@outlook.com

Recommendation for Aleppo Furniture Design, custom made furniture

We’ve had several pieces of custom furniture made by Fernando Mora Lascano at Aleppo Furniture & Design, including raised double beds with drawers and a Morris chair. Fernando and his wife Caroline produced and delivered exactly to our specifications. Fernando speaks fluent English, does excellent work, communicates in a timely manner, and shows up on time. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Address: Avenida Ordóñez Lasso #13-13, Cuenca

Contact information: Lascanofermora180774@gmail.com 098 781 8622

Recommended by Carolyn V. Hamilton: carolynvhamilton@gmail.com

Recommendation for Servicuenca, leak repair

We started noticing moisture and slight discoloration all around the ceiling of our living room and bathroom located on the first floor of our home. We searched online for someone that could help us and came across Servicuenca. They were prompt in responding to our emails and stopped by to look at the damage. The very next day they started working on the roof, sealing up all of the entry points where water could be filtering into the house. After a few hours of completing that part, they then proceeded to fix the visible damage on the ceiling of the living room and bathroom. The entire project took 2 days, and after a few rainy days, no more leaks!

Great company with outstanding customer service.

Address: Avenida Gonzalez Suarez

Contact information: info@servicuenca.com

Recommended by Margaret Miller: mmcuenca59@gmail.com

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, computer technician

After several stressful weeks of trying to get a few of my systems up and running again, I contacted Mustafa. I sat back and watched him run his fingers over the keyboard and poof! Up and running again.
(It was actually a little more than that, but you get my drift.)

Don’t wait and let frustration develop, call Mustafa.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: Adawim52@yahoo.com 099 408 7897

Recommended by Donna Cumming: donnacumming@hotmail.com

Recommendation for Mixing School, cocktails – ready to drink

I went to a friend’s party here in Cuenca last weekend and was surprised by how they were serving great vodka, rum, gin but with really bad mixers. The following week I attended another get together but our host had pre-ordered already mixed drinks. Mixed by a professional bartender in already mixed glass bottles. I found the cocktails to be delicious. The classics: Cosmopolitan, White Lady and Mai Tai and others. My favorite was the Oreo creamy liquer, the best after dinner drink ever. I was so impressed, I ordered every type of drink they sold, just to have them on hand whenever I had unexpected guests.


Delicious sourdough bread made with lots of love

We prepare sourdough bread of different flavors like:

Whole wheat flour
Semi whole wheat flour
Organic chocolate and walnut …

You can talk to us about your favorite ingredients so we can prepare a totally personalized bread for you.

The weight of the bread is 900 gr. to 1 kilo approximately. The price is $7 to $10. It depends on the ingredients.

Eco free delivery in the Yanuncay area. Test of Cuenca from $3, depending on the area.

Info to WhatsApp.



099 983 4179

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

This menu is for Kathy’s birthday. Dawn’s mom (Deb’s sister) has left us physically but is always in our hearts. She loved Tex-Mex and Asian most. Since we made Tex-Mex not too long ago, we’re going Asian in this menu. And for Kathy, there must be heavy duty chocolate and a cherry dessert.

Beef and Broccoli with Fried Rice: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Vegetarian Eggroll Soup: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Hot Fudge Cheesecake Brownies: $3 each
Cherry Pie Crumb Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM today, Tuesday, November 9. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, November 11 or 12 between 10 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific delivery time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered since we started our casseroles, soups, and salads in March 2020. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés)

Double Ds Delights: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Lobo Café restaurant: $15 all-you-can-eat shrimp

Lobo Café and restaurant, which specializes in Belgian cuisine, now offers for a limited time starting each Thursday from 6 to 9 PM all-you-can-eat fresh shrimp–served with 3 sauces, salad, and fries.

Reservations are appreciated.

November 11th, Federico Malo1-147 y Tadeo Torres

Nick: lobo_coffe16@outlook.com 096 411 8310

Cuenca Salmon Tienda, Tuesday

Come visit our new Tienda located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta. Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 4 PM.

Our specials Tuesday are:

* Moroccan Merquez Sausages
* Pastrami
* NY Cut Aged Steaks from Uruguay
* Czecj Cpimtru Saisages
* Rainbow Trout

Can’t come to the Tienda. Shop on our web site 24 hours a day

Tuesday 11/9, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4

• Whole wheat sourdough 900 gr. (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4

• Rye sourdough 900gr. price: $4


Don Colon’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings. Every year best turkey in town.
Make your reservations.

Nov 25th., $12.95, Sucre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: +593 99 827 0703