Take anonymous posters with a grain of salt

As an expat living in Cuenca for nearly 10 years, I am always surprised at the level of snarkiness found in some of the comments to questions found on this site. Most of them are from people posting anonymously and several act like they are experts on everything.

By far the majority of expats are helpful and leading productive lives in this wonderful city. Don’t get put off by nasty ones that hide who they are.

Teresa Durrant

City: Cuenca

You can give joy to a child this Christmas

For the 3rd consecutive year, I request your support for collecting new or used toys (in good condition), clothing or with what you want to support to celebrate the Christmas party for 210 children who organize the Fundación Amor a La Vida, who work with the indigenous community of Carabuela, Otavalo.

For collecting your donations, please write me by email, WhatsApp or Telegram and we can coordinate the delivery.

Details about the Children Christmas party:

– Date: December 19th, 2021.
– Place: Fundacion Amor a La Vida, Carabuela, Canton Otavalo, Imbabura Province
– Donations will be sending between December 15th and 17th.

On this link you can see the video of the Christmas party:

Andres Batres: buenavida.jetzt@gmail.com 099 328 5714. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for tools

Looking for used tools — any kind .

Freddy: Fredd92@hotmail.com 093 937 9979. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Are you wondering where Porto Panne Bakery moved to?

Porto Panne Bakery has relocated in the same building, La Cuadra at the other end of the building – same level! They opened today and are just selling their products at this new location. The baked goods are baked at their second location on Remigio Crespo near the Pizza Hut location on the same side of the street.

Richard L Crook: ahipychipy@cox.net .

City: Cuenca

Vitamix blender wanted

I am looking for any size Vitamix blender, please let me know if you have a new or used blender for sale.

Louis: exploringecua55@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a mule

If you are coming to the States before New Years and would be willing to bring some medical cream from Cuenca to the US please contact Cathy at suramchica183@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance and Happy Thanksgiving,

Cathy: suramchica183@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Appliances, furniture, mattresses, recliner, and more for sale

JD’s Muebles Home Furnishings, offers a wide variety of appliances, furniture, mattresses, household ítems, and more. We have many products to choose from, whether you are looking for kitchen appliances, laundry, living room furniture, bedroom furniture, tools, lamps, mattresses, sofas, recliners, TVs, etc.
Come to JD´S Muebles and get good prices. We have what you need.

JD’s Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional
Edificio Otorongo

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

10 game set – distinctive wood cabinet $39.95

Game set includes:

*Chinese Checkers
*Pick Up Sticks
*Roll Em
*Mind Magic

Great set.

Only available in Cuenca at:
Cuenca Shop
8-66 Coronel Talbot
Parque San Sebastian


Tyrone: shopcuenca@gmail.com 098 402 6399.

City: Cuenca

Recliners, love seats, sofas for sale

JD´s Muebles

At JD’s 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, JD’s 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.

Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Alpaca bath robes for sale

New robes have just arrived. I have only one of each design. They are very warm and comfortable. Alpaca with synthetic blend. Unisex, one size fits all. Or you can have them altered very inexpensively. Opened and lying flat they measure 72 inches across, so it is like wrapping a blanket around you.

$69 each and I will deliver here in Cuenca for free. Or you can come to my place and try them on and see the designs for yourself. I am very close to a Tranvia stop.

I currently have 5 new designs. One small, child-size in red.
Please email me for pictures.

Bruce Cook: afbcook1@gmail.com 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

Washing machine for sale

Samsung Wobble 3D Technology
White washing machine
Good working condition
Capacity of 15 Kg. / 33 lbs.

Asking $350

Jerri Elena Ridley: gr8fire@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Full restaurant equipment for sale

Refrigeration, freezer, pizza oven, tables and chairs, glassware, china, silverware, microwave, mixer for 100 lbs. flour, pots and pans, etc.

Come and see all for $18 k or ask for individual items also.

Olmes Jaramillo: elianjaramillo747@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

New Kindle for sale

New Kindle for sale with folding cover


Will deliver here in Cuenca
Email for pictures

Bruce Cook: 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

Garage sale at Bodhi Burgers – postponed – to Saturday, November 27th

Sorry, but we’re not quite ready for tomorrow, so we’re postponing our garage sale until next weekend, Saturday, November 27th from 10 AM onwards. No early birds, please!

At Bodhi Burgers: Mariscal Sucre in between 3 de Noviembre y Plaza San Sebastian

Hayley MarsdenKroll: hayleyvibes@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Vanilla from the Amazon Basin – Support Fair Trade for the Holidays

We are a new company, a few of us expats and several Ecuadorians working with indigenous farmers in the Amazon to provide fair trade Vanilla products just for you. Our producers are mostly out of the Tena and Puyo regions.

We have a variety of products including delicious vanilla extract and full bean pods. We can deliver to your door via Servientrega for your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas recipes.

Right now Xavier is managing our sales and deliveries. Our WhatsApp number is +593 96 750 5505. I’ll attach a flyer so you can see some of the vanilla products. Or, on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmazoniaVanilla

Caleb Longenecker-Fox
Expat in Quito

Caleb Longenecker Fox: +593 96 750 5505.

City: Quito (capital)

Pure, natural eucalyptus raw bee honey 100% organic, just harvested

Our Miel de Cuenca Honeybee Farm, which is right here – on the outskirts of Cuenca introducing eucalyptus raw bee honey.

We only sell our – real raw bee honey. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unadulterated. The honey going straight from the hive to the jar with nothing else added in between. Every jar is a gift from the bees to you.

Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
1750 gr jar is $25
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5 https://www.rxlist.com/propolis/supplements.htm
Beeswax 1lb is $12
Free delivery at any part of Cuenca with $20 or more purchase.
Whatsapp 098 592 9536

Alexander: cuencamiel@gmail.com 098 592 9536.

City: Cuenca

Moving sale

US solid wood queen-size bed frame; no mattress $325
Dining room table set, six chairs $250
Indurama medium-size refrigerator $220
five burner gas stove with a huge oven $200
Electric grass string trimmer $45
Electric oil heater, $40
Hummer drill $35
free plants

We’ll send pictures by request.

Julie: walkerjulie64@aol.com .

City: Cuenca

Vilcapads. Natural pain relief

With all the life, power and beauty of nature… Seeds pads filled with medicinal plants (arnica, mango leaf, and eucalyptus) and lavender essential oil from young living.

Combine two natural therapies: thermotherapy and aromatherapy.

Heat therapy:

Muscular tension. Lumbar, dorsal, cervical back pains, colics, menstrual pain, arthritis, torticollis, sciatica, knees pain, feet pain, cold, tiredness.

Cold therapy:

Body swelling, bruises, blows, fever, stress.

Multipurpose rectangle pad $22. Weight: 700 gr.

Ergonomic design with channels that evenly distribute content and temperature. Cotton fabric. Washable outer cover. Contains instructions for use and care inside.

Easy, Safe, and Natural.

100% Handmade with organic plants from Vilcabamba.

Delivery by Servientrega.

Maria: mavimop@gmail.com 098 649 0310.

City: Viclabamba

Moving sale

Moving to smaller apartment. We are selling articles of great variety and low price. We can listen to your offers. We are flexible to your requirements.

Sale to be held on Saturday, Nov. 13. Hours from 9 AM to 12:30 PM. Many varieties of things:

Board Games
Much More

Corner Av. 3 Noviembre y Cipreses. Condominio Terrassa, between 3 de Noviembre and Ordoñez Lasso. Directly across from Rio Tomebamba. Security guard will admit.

Thank you.

Veronica: tuttifrutti7@hotmail.com 096 992 1233.

City: Cuenca

Piano keyboard – 88 key

Alesis Coda Pro piano keyboard
88 key – Hammer action
Triple pedal
Excellent condition – great sound


Carol Winters: carolj1214@gmail.com 099 892 9064.

City: Cuenca

Acer laptop for $349.99

Acer laptop for $349.99. It is running well. I just got the laptop inspected and I added a few free bonuses on the computer. The free bonuses include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. These software programs were not included with the computer when I bought it new. So, it is actually a better computer now, since you can use the programs for free. This laptop is like new. Please contact me if you would like more information about the computer. Like the core of the computer, etc.

Olivia Nelson: olivia_nelson7@Yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Hill’s Science Diet Kidney Care K/D Early Support (Feline)

We have 12 cases of Hill’s Science Diet Kidney Care K/D Early Support (feline) for sale. The cans are 2.9 ounces (82 grams) in size, and the price for a case is $30. The expiration date on these cans is August, 2022. We brought this food from the US in our container, but sadly our beloved cat, 16-years old, is no longer with us.

Susan E Walters: susanflechas33@gmail.com 098 145 2516.

City: Cuenca

Pet and house sitting

Planning to be in Cuenca Jan. and Feb. References available


Jim Wakeman

Premium food – Royal Canin – La Mia Mascota Vet and Pet Shop

Want the best prices on the entire line of Royal Canin pet foods? Come to La Mia Mascota Vet and Pet shop. We have dry food. We have wet food. We have specialized products depending on the health and size of your pet. Dogs and cats will enjoy our wet food options as well.

Specialized foods help your aging pets with diabetes, kidney problems, and more. They will give you more quality time with your loved one as they grow older along with you.


I can help you with many things.

Hello, My name is Efrény. I am an Ecuadorian who has lived and worked in the United States. I speak English and Spanish. I am presently unemployed. I would appreciate the opportunity to help you with your needs. I can walk your dog, clean your house, do painting, driving, gardening. I can care for you in your home and I can run errands for you. I would appreciate the opportunity to help you with your needs. Please contact me on WhatsApp to discuss what you need. Thank you and God bless you


Luis Efreny Avila

593 99 677 8807

Carpenter, Cuenca Ecuador

Furniture in pine, laurel, teak, melanin and laser cutting service.

Miguel Velez 02-73 y Sangurima, esquina

Daniel Rivera

098 376 5126

Needing to store your things?

If you are looking for a dry and safe place to store your dear and valuables, well, you have just found the right place. For more info please contact me at 098 380 9210 Gary

Mariscal Sucre

Arellano service

Hello, my name is Arellano, I help you paint your house, apartment, office, rooms, walls, responsible, punctual and honest, just pay for the labor, I help you find colors that you like in the store of your choice, a change in color means greater happiness, nice day. You can write me to the mail, I am pending.

Cuenca Centro


Good prices at C&C unisex hair design / barber shop

Classic or trendy haircut, $6.

This haircut is simple yet perfect. The barber will style your hair and will give you recommendations on products and hairstyling tips so you can recreate your new stunning look yourself. If you want to step away from the classic look, the Trendy Cut is for you. With all the attention to detail, our barbers or hairdressers will deliver the perfect fade, skin fade, mohawk, etc. All haircuts includes shampooing. It’s better because we all wanna make sure that your haircut is sharp and clean-cut .

Men’s Premium Combo $12

Enjoyed by so many of our customers, The Perfect Hot Shave will make you feel as refreshed as if you just came back from a vacation. In the beginning, your skin will be prepped and pampered with a shaving gel to achieve a smooth and close razor shave. A face steamer and hot towels only add to this next-level relaxing experience. With a face massage and a Aloe Vera of aftershave as final touches, you would leave feeling brand new. It also make you feel handsome and confident. Also you feel refreshed and ready to go out with your loved one.


Wine of the day: Malbec

Malbec Lovers
3 Malbec Wines in 1 pack

*Dolores Navarro Correas Malbec 2021
*Portillo Malbec 2020
*Norton D.O.C Malbec 2019

Aromas of Malbec: Plum, Raspberry, Tobacco & Violets
Pairs well with: Red Meats, Cured Meats, White Meats and Aged cheeses
Ideal Temperature: 15-17 degrees Celsius


Graphic design and illustration services

We offer graphic design services.

– Logo design
– flyers
– Illustrations
– Book covers
– Illustrations for stories
– Audio and video editing
– Menu for restaurants.

…whatever you need!
We are here to serve you.

N&N Design

Azuay, Cuenca.

Neder Jesus Betancourt
098 717 5658

Spanish conversation classes

Learn conversational Spanish for common everyday situations, such as:

– Going to the bank
– Going to the grocery store
– Booking a hotel room
…and more.

Receive virtual classes from your home via Zoom (or other video conference platforms) from a native speaker (English and Spanish).
Your teacher has over 15 years’ experience in language teaching and is very patient, friendly and understanding.

Classes last 45 minutes and are $10/class.

Sign up and start speaking Spanish!

Vega Muñoz, Cuenca Azuay

Kenneth Palacios

Furniture reupholstery services and repairs

We are confident about the reupholstery services we provide. We are happy to give references from our satisfied clients.
We are specialists in every aspect of the furniture, which our clients appreciate. If you’re looking for a professional upholsterer in Cuenca contact us.

Why choose our services?

We pay unique attention to details.
Affordable Prices
Years of experience
We help you to choose the right materials

Our services

Furniture reupholstery services
Recliner reupholstery
Sofá repair
Sofá Modifications
Leather Restoration
Leather repair
Foam replacement
Furniture Restoration
Springs repair
Custom made furniture
Antique Restoration
Synthetic leather replacement
Synthetic fillings
Custom made sofas, Recliners

Affordable Prices



High-quality massage therapy, $10 off your first massage

Come and experience a top-quality massage at affordable prices. Beautiful room, relaxing warm environment, heated massage table and the most comfortable face cradle money can buy.

About Jan: Considered by many to be a “World-Class” massage therapist, Jan Wallace has been performing massage therapy since her original licensing by the Oregon State Board of Health in 1983. She has studied almost every massage technique out there, and over the course of 30 years, blended the best-of-the best into her own massage style that’s an incredibly relaxing, therapeutic, invigorating, and an almost “spiritual” experience.


Renewable energy and permaculture

Are you interested in acquiring solar panels or another system to capture renewable energy for your house or farm? Or need help to development of your space with a permacultural view?

I can provide you with advice, supply and installation of:

– Solar panels and all components (Batteries, Inverters, etc.)
– Solar water heaters
– Indoor and outdoor luminaire with solar energy
– Solar Well water extraction pumps
– Wind power
– Other solutions

For more information, please contact me and book your consulting appointment.

I attend projects across the country.


Andres Batres
099 328 5714
Skype: andresbatres

Cameron Kayce, LMT, is offering chair massage Saturday at CG Bazaar

I will have my massage chair set-up for a quick back and neck tune-up.
(You keep your clothes on…no oil) 10 min for $5.

Holiday season is here!
Gift certificates with greetings cards available for sale:

Regular price for massage is $30/hr, or $40/90 min.
However… if you buy a package of 4 you get the 5th one free!

Also, on display will be an assortment of jewelry, and essential oils for sale.
Reasonable prices. Find a gift for a special person, or treat yourself.

Common Grounds Holiday Bazaar, Gran Columbia y Eduardo Crespo Malo

Cameron Kayce
099 987 4417

Need help with construction projects? Emilio of All Trades, handyman

We are available to help you with all kinds of projects. Just now, we are leveling land for a new project about to take place outside of Cuenca. We are still available to do surveying, land leveling (once the permits and authorization are in place) and other projects that you may have in mind.

Roof leaking? We can help. Drip, drip, drip is never fun and the mold that develops needs to be cleaned up. Faucet leaking? We can help there, too. We have a long list of services we offer for you. Excellent prices and careful workmanship. Here are just a few of those services: surveying, installation or repair of ceramic tile, plumbing installation or repair, carpentry, metal welding, painting, remodeling, soldering, window screens, professional electrical work, interpreter, Dr. appointments, help getting a driver’s license, grocery shopping, paying bills, repairs or construction work, chauffeuring you around the country or town.


Recommendation for Martha Puula, Spanish teacher for many years

Martha is teaching Basic Spanish at the art center in town. I learned basic dates, seasons and numbers of people in Cuenca in Spanish on my first lesson.

Address: Cuenca IdiomART Presidente Cordova 1-77 between Manuel Vega y Huayna Capac 99 447 2951

Contact information: mapullap7222@yahoo.com

Recommended by Suzanne Cerny: suzannecerny@yahoo.com

Recommendation for Cristian Oliver Capelo, in- home appliance repair

Five, 5 star recommendations

Cristian has 25+ years’ experience in appliance repairs with Whirlpool and then he has been an independent businessman for several years. I have used his help for about three years.

Where other repairmen replace parts (OEM) that last just months to maybe a year, Cristian will reprogram the existing parts for better and longer lasting results. He is clean, logical, fast and very reliable.


Recommendation for Constructora Andromeda, home/cabin construction

I cannot recommend Constructora Andromeda highly enough. They built a cabin for me at The Oasis Center in Jadan (This is in no way a recommendation for the center, I will do a separate recommendation for that in the future), and the cabin is almost a work of art. Mauricio gave me a quote and stuck with it. The cabin was completed in a timely manner, and everyone who has seen it remarks on the high-quality materials used and the craftsmanship. His brother, Augusto, worked in the US and these brothers know how to deliver a completed home, fulfilling US standards. This is a family business and they take pride in their work. Their nephew, Wilson, is on the sales team and speaks English.


Nandala Vegan Cuisine

Hi everyone, we are glad to invite all of you to our new vegan restaurant called, “Nandala” and to have a great experience.

Come this Friday and enjoy our Mexican “Almuerzo”,
– 2 tortillas with soy meat in Mexican sauce, served with Mexican style rice and house salad
– spinach soup
– blackberry juice
– And apple crumble

We also offer you our regular menu. Come and enjoy our delicious Pad Thai, Burrito, Chick ‘un Burger and many more…

Visit Nandala at Florencia Astudillo 1-28 and Av. 12 de Abril
Whatsapp: 099 808 3903
Email: nandalacuenca@gmail.com
Instagram: nandalacuenca

November 19th, Florencia Astudillo 1-28 and Av. 12 de Abril


Tienda Nectar has fresh goodness

Tienda nectar has fresh
Cinnamon rolls $1.50
Bagels. $1
Sourdough loaves $4.50
From the renowned ovens of Kelbert

We are easy to find, just 2 doors in from
Manuel Vega in the same block and same
Side of street as Coral, between an agricultural
Machine store and a cellphone place

Ring the bell for entry,
Push the door when it clicks
Close it behind you and
Enter a small oasis of health
We are here to serve.

Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 8 to 11 AM, Mariscal sucre 1-127 y Manuel Vega

Nectar: tiendanectar@mail.com

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

•Barley sourdough Bread 900 gr. price: $4

• Multi grain sourdough bread 900 gr. (contains: walnuts, chia, amaranth, linseed, oats, wheat germ). Price: $6

• Chocolate 700 gr. (made with our dark chocolate) 80% cocoa. $6
(Vegan) $8

• Rye sourdough with caraway seeds sourdough bread 900 gr. Price: $5

*3 breads x $10
Only rye, classic, whole wheat or barley.

We have new flavors for our non-vegan customers and we want to let you know:

* Sourdough filled with cream cheese and figs in syrup. 900gr. price: ($8)

* Sourdough 900gr. with (fresh blueberries, organic dark chocolate70% and almons) price: $8
(Vegan) $10

* Brioche sourdough 450gr. price: $3.50

We are located at Alfonso Cordero 2-93 y Manuel J Calle at restaurant El Rey del Burrito
Monday thru Saturday
From noon to 9 PM

WhatsApp: 096 369 7270
Email: tantalamadremasa@gmail.com

November 19, from 1 to 2 PM, Cuenca


Ocean Breeze Asian Bistro in Salinas, Santa Elena Province

Looking for a new taste, new flavor? Don’t want to cook, and wanting something good to eat? Well, here is your answer! Authentic Asian and Vietnamese cuisine that will delight your taste buds. Featuring delectable Vietnamese pho noodle soup, savory Asian stir-fry such as Pad Thai, and mouthwatering lemongrass BBQ platters, and so much more. All made with the finest and freshest ingredients, a taste experience you do not want to miss. Come on over for a sensational meal.

Please “Follow” and “Like” on Instagram, TripAdvisor. Thank you.

Business hours:
Monday – closed
Tuesday to Friday – noon to 9 PM
Saturday and Sunday – 4 to 9 PM

Call, text, WhatsApp to order 099 531 9523. Dine-in and take-out.

Open now, Located on Rafael de la Cuadra y Jaime Roldos Aguilera, Salinas, Santa Elena Province

Ocean Breeze Asian Bistro

6th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Santorino’s

Thanksgiving Dinner

We invite you to celebrate with us the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 25th, that we have been doing for 6 years now. Join us and enjoy this delicious dinner.


Mango crisp salad
mixed green lettuce, mango, avocado, apple, raisins, almonds, tomatoes with raspberry vinegar dressing.

Main dish:

Roasted Turkey breast
Cranberry sauce
Herb stuffing with our traditional Turkey gravy.
Mashed potatoes
Mix veggies
Maple sweet potatoes


Apple pie with ice cream
Pumpkin pie


Glass of red or white wine
Fresh juice

All of this for:

$18.99 per person

Dinner serving at 2 PM

We are located at:

Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 and Remigio Crespo


097 998 1179 / 07 281 5637

Delivery service too.
We look forward to see you soon,

Thursday, November 25th from 2 PM, Manuel María Palacios 1-13 and Av Remigio Crespo


Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving tradition at Don Colon in Cuenca. Turkey and all the trimmings. Sweet potatoes, stuffing, garlic bread, salad, strawberry shortcake, only $12.95. Reservations only. Call Colon: 099 827 0703 or 282 9793. Don Colon by the Parque Calderon.

Nov. 25, Sucre y Benigno Malo

Colon Campos: doncolon45@gmail.com

Weekly specials at Kolo

Hello Friends, hope all is well in your lives. This week we offer very delicious specials:

Biscuits and sausage gravy, crispy hash browns, 2 eggs, coffee, tea or fresh juice for

Chicken Cordon Blue, fries, + veggies with a yummy aioli topping, iced tea, lemonade or juice, $7.

Hope you can come soon and enjoy this with us.

November 19th, from 7:30 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 and Juan Jaramillo in the Hotel La Vieja Mansion.

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788


For anyone wanting to make Kombucha, I have too many Scobys and you can pick up for free.

By appt, Don Bosco y 12 de Octubre

Kimberly Curls: curlskim@hotmail.com

Everyone loves pizza

Everyone loves pizzas but certainly nothing beats an excellent wood-fired pizza. La Guarida has a beautiful brick oven and we are excited to fire it. Come join us. We’ll feature the classics and more:

Arugula and Home-made sausage
4 Cheese
and many more.

Join us on Friday. Reservations are not required. We open at 5:30 PM.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

November 19th, from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 7.75, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Free language exchange by YEES

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

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

November 20th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

San Joaquin Horseback rides – new venture coming up this weekend

This weekend, Nov 20 and Nov 21, sees a big change to our usual rides, and you’re invited to be part of it.

To begin the day, meet up with horse trainer, Christian and your host, Jane at around 9:30 AM. This is a private rural property where all amenities are provided.
(Ordonez Lasso y San Miguel de Putushi.)

Your horse will be saddled up and ready to take you on a 2-3 hour ride through the San Joaquin everglades where mountain views are a ” must see.”

Just let us know your level of riding so we can delegate a suitable horse for you. Like us, they all have their own personalities…

Saturday is reserved for a casual ride of approximately two and a half hours and suitable for all riders.
Sunday will be a a three-hour ride for those with more riding experience where you can set your own pace…

Buffet lunch will be around 12:30 PM, so just relax and enjoy the countryside fresh air. Enjoy your stay for as long as you like. (Beer and wine are available.)

On booking your ride we will send you more information and tips.

Happy riding…!

Nov 20 and Nov 21 9:30 AM to finish… $45, Ordonez Lasso y San Miguel de Putushi, Cuenca.

Jane: cuencamail101@protonmail.com 097 879 7350

Tony Montana Quartet at the Jazz Society Café – Saturday, Nov. 20th

Enjoy some great “serious” jazz and delicious food: 6 — 9 PM. Cover: $5
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com


“Jim Gala is an incredibly talented jazz musician. Instead of playing a lot of abstract notes, he goes deep into the songs you know and love and makes you feel like you’re hearing them for the first time. This is world-class jazz! The music, the food and drinks are just phenomenal!”
—Nigel Buchanan, October 2021

“Jim Gala is one of my musical idols. He’s a real soul man. No one plays like him. His musical philosophy, sensibility, and taste are impeccable. He changed my life with his music. I actually quote him often and wrote about him in my book.”
—J. Ridley Cain, jazz historian, author, and pianist

Thanksgiving Dinner at Don Colon’s

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Every year, best turkey in town.
Make your reservations.

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

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Sticky rice with mango at Thai Connection

Finally, after one year waiting, the mango season has come. We are so excited to offer you such a delicious and unique dessert:

Sticky rice with mango: $5

Our weekly specials:

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

Of course, don’t forget our delicious Carrot Cake and authentic Thai Iced Tea.

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

Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 7 PM, Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante

Vieja Diablos presents | gastronomic experience

A gastronomic experience that will make you savor the best of world street food in haute cuisine, inspired by the flavors of the world.

Chefs, Juan Marcos and Magno Sebastian, invite you to “Calle pero elegante” for a unique experience in town.

7 dish menu

5 dish pairing

$35 includes pairing

Thursday, November 25th | Reservations are required.

Calle Larga 5-53 and Hermano Miguel. Cuenca – Ecuador

Come and enjoy with us.

Pamela Alvarado: pamealvarado3089@gmail.com

Cuenca, November 25, from 7:30 to 11:30 PM, Ayancay

Pamela Alvarado: 098 309 1178

Thanksgiving at CuchiSuco

Not sure what to do on Thanksgiving…? Come and join with your family and friends to celebrate at Cuchi Suco BBQ, with our traditional menu. We will be offering:

Sausage and Cheddar bites with Chipotle and Cherry Sauce

Smoked Turkey Breast, Dark Ale and Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean and Tomato Casserole, Glazed Yams, Spinach and Rice Gratin

Spiced Bread Pudding with Custard Sauce

Glass of Wine

Price per menu $20, Tax Included

We will appreciate your reservations at: cuchisucobbq@gmail.com or 096 301 2222 (Call or WhatsApp)

November 25th, from noon – 3:30 PM; 6 – 10 PM

Av 12 de Abril y Francisco Talbot


Vengan Thanksgiving

La Guarida and Café Libre invite you to a special evening to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. This year has been difficult and yet we are thankful for many blessings. This collaboration is one of them.

Chefs Paúl Flores, Rocío Valencia, Andrés Zambrano and Luis López welcome you to La Guarida for a unique experience.

Vegan tasting menu experience.
Based on local seasonal products

7 steps $30

Come and enjoy with us.

Saturday, November 20th beginning at 5:30 PM
Reservations are required.

Call us at 099 806 8071.
We are located in Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

November 20th, from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, $30, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071