Sunday dinner?

Greetings and a Wonderful New Years to you all.

I would like to ask for info/recommendations on restaurants that are open for dinner on Sundays in Cuenca. If you know the closing hours, that would be very helpful. Most of the places I keep finding close around 4 PM.

Thank you,


Business question

I was wondering what the cost of renting space for a business is; from a 10 x 10 foot private office to a 1000 sq. foot space in a shopping area.

Any pricing information would be helpful, just trying to get an idea of the market here in Cuenca.



Please donate a minute of your time to complete an online survey

Hello, My name is Tami Valencia. I am studying for a career in marketing here in Cuenca and as part of my coursework, I have an online survey about the buying habits relating to the purchase of locally produced Panama hats that I need to complete. If you could take a moment and complete the survey,, I would sincerely appreciate it! It is a simple questionnaire that will only take a minute or two.

Thank you for your assistance and may you have a Happy New Year.

Tami Valencia: 096 319 2078. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Immigration service, face-to-face, cancelled for now

The official notification of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Regional 6 (Azogues) notifies to the public that due to the detection of positive cases of COVID-19 among officers of said institution, the attention to users is suspended in person from December 30th to January 7, 2022.

Scheduled appointments may be rescheduled and services will continue to be attended electronically through the email

Kind Regards,
Lina Ulloa

For more information please contact us at:
Telephone #: 410 3588 / 410 3790 / 098 420 5336

Lina Ulloa

City: Cuenca

Dog trainer closes out 2021 in Cuenca with this report

I’m crazy about dogs. No creature on the earth is born so sweet. Here in Cuenca, here in Ecuador, they deserve better than what they get.

As the new year opens, I want to invite all you other dog lovers to consider how you can involve yourselves on their behalf. Think about your talents, think about what brings you joy. Our dogs need you.

Is your heart in rescuing abandoned and abused animals? There are excellent rescue groups – Patan, Faan, Rescate Animal come to mind (but there are others) — who need funds and volunteers. Maybe more work could be done to consolidate the efforts of mom-and-pop rescuers. These dogs need shelter, food, and often medical care. And then what? Do they go to foster care or new homes? Or do they stay confined forever?

Rescate Animal:

Are you a matchmaker? Does it thrill your heart to introduce a deserving pup to a good home? What could be more satisfying than that? You would have to be the go-between for rescue groups, the veterinary clinics that help them, and would-be homes. You would need to place notices, follow up with the new homes, and maybe even take back dogs who don’t work out.

Do you want to make perhaps the biggest difference? Reduce the number of unwanted dogs by volunteering at the spay/neuter clinics organized by ARCA. Join the vets and volunteers who work their hearts out every few weekends to reduce the numbers of unwanted dogs. If 50 or 60 dogs are sterilized at each weekend event, that could be about 400 more puppies who won’t be homeless. Check out ARCA Check out Kim Curls’ Facebook page “PetCareEcuador” =

(And a shout-out here to two gringas in particular. For lo these many years, Kim Curls and Jeanne Chiang have traveled to just about every single sterilization clinic. Their contributions are simply heroic! Kim mans her own station, administering all the post-surgery shots, and looking after the dogs who are coming out of anesthesia, and processing all the paperwork for the families. I really have no idea how she does all this! And Jeanne is behind the scenes ensuring all the medical instruments are properly cleaned and sterilized for re-use. They could really use your help!)

Are you a natural educator? Boy, do we need you! You can help challenge the prevalent notion that males are more – eh – “manly” if they have their balls. Or that females have a god-given right to have babies. Or that it is cruel to keep dogs indoors, that the kind thing to do is to send them out into the open air (the streets) all day. Or the notion that dogs are too dirty to keep inside. You will need to explain why neutering the boys will cut back on dog fights. People don’t know! You can look into the claim that guard dogs are needed to protect property in el campo. Or in town. You can debunk the idea that dogs need to be shown who’s Alpha.

But you’ll need marketers to spread the word. Our dogs definitely need talented marketers! First, what’s the best way to market in our area? Is it using GringoPost, social media, or posting flyers in the windows of participating groomers, vet offices, etc. How can we target both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking dog lovers?

And what do we want to say? We want to speak up for the dogs. We want a Central Clearing House of information. And we want accountability.

Are you a native Spanish speaker? Please find us. Everything seems so gringo-driven! Can we change this? Share what you know.

Do you get a special ping from organizing? Data on spreadsheets? Like-minded professionals into sharing resources? Well, there are so many ways you are needed.

Here’s one: the community needs a Dog Resource Directory that identifies the best vets, groomers, pet-sitters, dog walkers, etc. There are outstanding and dedicated professionals out there. And then there are the others. There are vets with technologies new to Cuenca – like physical rehabilitation, like prosthetics – but no one can find them. There are individuals breaking new ground with concepts like doggie day care, pet hotels, dog massages who need to get the word out.

Are you an activist? Find out about groups that have tried to legalize dog rights. Try to organize getting a dog run off the ground. How do we report abuse or unqualified professionals?

Do you have more money than time? More interest in helping dogs than actual skills? Or maybe you have talent in fund-raising? Money alone won’t save the world, but our dogs could sure use some. What are safe and guaranteed ways to make sure funds go where they’re needed?

Make a conscious decision to support area restaurants that raise money/awareness for dogs. Like Kolo. Like La Yunta. Name your favorites.

Do you like to drive? Are you good with directions? Maybe you didn’t realize we need you, too.

And if you’re mulling things over and want a little more grist. Here are two inspiring dog videos. The first is about Faan’s work, produced by Warren & Julie. The second is about the blessings of fostering.

In September this year, I threw my bit into the ring. I’m a very experienced dog trainer, certified in using positive reinforcement to bring out the best in our dogs. I made my training services available to any and all. I answered each of your inquiries in depth. I offered free consultations for people who took a rescue. I offered free Puppy Workshops. I reached out to many dog professionals engaged in different lines of work. And I met many amazing dog lovers along the way, including those who invited me to train their dogs. I also identified two big holes in the dog product market here: tools that support training and products specifically for large dogs. And I hosted Christmas pop-up shops for same.

Now, as the year closes, I’ll be taking some time off to evaluate the results of my efforts.

I also want to thank GringoPost for the opportunity to post! You are a fantastic service and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

In the meantime, please reach out to me if anything I’ve said above speaks to you. We’ll start with brainstorming. I offer my pandemic-safe garden for this purpose. Please come meet me. Introduce yourself. Come share your ideas. Happy New Year!

Heather Conley: 099 900 3991. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Thank you very much for an incredible year

Dear friends, From Calvo & Co. we want to thank you for the support and trust you have given us. For almost three years when I started this company, Calvo & Co sought to be a place where friends meet, where you come without being judged, where everyone is treated like old friends and can feel at home.

We have been fortunate that clients became friends and friends became family.
So, I want to tell you thank you. Thank you for being a part of this.
Surely this new year will be loaded with good things.

From Calvo & Co. we wish you, Happy New Year.


Jose: 095 879 3723. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Good morning, Have any of you celebrated New Year’s Eve in the hotel Oro Verde? Is it worth $100? Thanks,

Carlos Lizarraga

City: Cuenca

Sewing crafting help

Location: Cuenca

Hello! I am looking for a seamstress that can make a couple of small items for me. A very simple shoulder bag for my daughter that has a simple design on it. Also some crafts hand or stick puppets. Both are really easy. I just have her skill with crafting or sewing.

Both items are for my daughter’s new school and I have a feeling there will be more items.

If anyone can suggest a person that could hopefully make both items that would be awesome.


City: Cuenca

Sewing machine repair

Any recommendations for repairman/maintenance on a US domestic sewing machine? Preferably in the NW quadrant of Cuenca, better yet if they make house calls.

Reid Tanner: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a job

Hi there,

My name is Marizabel. I’m looking for a part-time or a full-time job. I can help you with your medical appointments, dog walking and other jobs that you may need help with. I am very responsible and I love pets. I also have experience as waitress. I can do any job and I learn quickly.

If you’re looking for someone, here’s my contact information so, you let me know anything. Thanks

Tlf 099 823 4613

Marizabel Jiménez: 099 823 4613. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Offering songs and prayers together

I am wondering if any woman here in Cuenca who sings and/or plays an instrument, would like to come together on New Moon and/or Full Moon to offer our songs and prayers together.

Let us meet in sincerity,
let us meet in honesty,
let us meet in respect,
and let us open our hearts to Mother Earth and Father Sky …

Frida Linnea: .

City: Cuenca

Need a driver

I really don’t know how this works, but am a bit tired of taxis. Does a driver reserve the morning for a client, or a few hours? How does the driver wait for you if you go in to a place for 15 minutes? How is the pay arrived at? So, needed: a driver who knows English, who knows Cuenca, and wouldn’t mind an occasional long distance trip.


City: Cuenca

Looking for apartment for rent

Looking for apartment for rent in Cuenca, $150-$350.

I’m looking for an apartment or house with a six-month lease where I can have my small dog. I’m a musician, so I need to be able to make some noise with my saxophone. I would also prefer to be in or near El Centro, but I’m flexible on that. I have to move as soon as possible because of an issue with my current landlord, so sooner is better. Thank you,

Andrew McLemore: 096 361 9018. Call after: 10 AM.

Looking for a computer

Looking for a well-priced second hand computer, preferably a laptop.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

large fridge for sale

I am selling my Indurama brand refrigerator. I bought it a week ago, I am selling it at the same price as I bought it in the appliance store. It is totally new. For emergency reasons I must travel. Please if you are interested, write to me to send photos. The refrigerator is large and very functional. You will like it as much as I do. It is chrome colored.

Arellano: .

City: Cuenca

Save the dates!

A furnished condo has been sold. Now we must sell the furnishings.
Dates: January 6th and 7th (Thursday and Friday)
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM each day
Location: Edificio Palermo (Ordonez Lasso)
Look for details in future GringoPosts.

Marilyn Appel: .

City: Cuenca

Happy New Year from Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

Bernie and I want to thank all of you for your continued support throughout the last 7 years. It’s hard to believe that Bernie’s Hobby turned into a full-time job in our retirement. Now… having said that, a lot of you call it a job but Bernie still considers it his hobby. I guess when you do something you love doing, that’s exactly what it is. He is definitely the people person in this operation so I just stay behind the scene and keep things running smoothly. Well, most of the time!


Freya natural products for your skin

At the end of the year, give yourself energy, love, protection and all the intentions you wish to express through our energetic soaps.
Weight of each soap: 120 grams
Value of each one: $ 4.50

Salt soap: will help you to remove blockages that are hindering your path.

Ruda and rosemary soap: the combination of these two herbs have great benefits, they unload and cleanse us of all bad energy.


Wonderful Cuenca souvenirs

Hello folks, Last year I took out my collection of Tote bags and Market bags with illustrations made by myself of the architecture of Cuenca and it was a success; many of you liked it very much. I have it back in stock. They are perfect for souvenirs. I am at your service; I can deliver the bags to your door without any problem.

Tote bags are at $8 and Market bags are $10

I have models of the cathedral, the Church of San Francisco, El Vado, and a very traditional street in Cuenca, Mariano Cueva.

If you want to see all the models, I can send you some photos by email or by WhatsApp.

I look forward to your orders soon.

Monica Garcia: 096 074 5835.

City: Cuenca

Marcapura has the best electric bikes

Electric bikes of the best quality. We offer you electric bikes of 350W and 250W with a range of 40Km / h and have a one-year warranty.

Visit us at Agustín Cueva 6-17 and Remigio Crespo from 8:30 AM – 6 PM

Marcelo Jurado: 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Packing material — free

Have several tall bags of packing materials (unsorted)…paper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, etc. Free to anyone that can use them.

Or, can they be recycled here somehow?

Reid Tanner: .

City: Cuenca

Gramm, happy new year!

Dear friends, at Gramm want to express our gratitude for the year that is ending, and we wish you and us a new year full of health, peace and joy.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with healthy, fresh and delicious products. Your visit is always pleasant to us.

In our store you can get the freshest nuts, spices, different natural teas, organic chocolate, nutritional yeast, among others.

We take this opportunity to inform you that we will stop our work the week of January 10th to 17th, 2022, if you want any of our products, please contact us until Saturday, January 8th.

If you want to have an updated list of our products, write to us at, at WhatsApp 099 505 9604, or visit us at Calle Sucre 14-14 and Estévez de Toral, one block from Parque San Sebastián.

We wish for you days be happy and calm.

Jessica: 099 505 9604.

City: Cuenca

Porto and Gaia – last minute New Year’s Eve wines and specialty foods

We will be open today, Friday, Dec. 31st from 10 AM to 8 PM so you do not have to panic because you need wines and all other kind of specialty foods for your New Year’s Fiesta.

28 different and exquisite Portuguese and Spanish Wines. At the midnight hour, our Vinho Verde’s are perfect to serve. Just the right amount of sparkle in each glass to toast the New Year.

A wonderful selection of cheeses, pepper jellies, Texas Crack Salsa, onion dip, chocolates and for the following morning, our national award-winning coffees.

We are located at Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Calle Del Batan. Can’t make it into the store? You can order online at Order by 3 PM for same day delivery in Cuenca.

Use your GringoTree card and receive a 5% discount on you order.

Hugh Prather: 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Happy New Year – goodbye old year – Cuenca Car Share

As we conclude 2021, it is fitting to thank all my valuable customers for their loyalty and business.

We look forward to a 2022 that is brighter and better. New vehicles were added to Cuenca Car Share this year and the only thing we lack is your reservation for 2022. Book early because even though there are additional vehicles, we could still sell out for holidays (think Carnival!) and events.

Once again, thank you all. Look forward to seeing you and serving you in 2022.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho

098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Best Ecuador Homes wishes you a Happy New Year

Best Ecuador Homes wants to wish happy holydays and a prosperous New Year to all our friends and clients. With 2021 coming to a close, we wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you and your family! I hope that 2022 holds success and good fortune in any endeavor you pursue. It has been a pleasure getting to know you this year.

Our goal for 2022 is to keep giving you the best services, helping you settle in the easiest and safest way in Ecuador. We want to find the place of your dreams. We can’t thank you enough for all of your support in another year of Pandemia. From our entire team, we want to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

At Best Ecuador Homes we appreciate your business. Happy New 2022!

Benedicto XV 1-53

Monica Gonzaga
099 517 4076

Monica, facilitator wishes you happy holidays and a prosperous New Year

There’s no doubt that 2021 was a big year for me and my clients. I accomplished much hard work for clients which are 100% satisfied. My big challenge was achieving permanent resident visas for clients just when the rules changed. It wasn’t easy, but I did it with the support and help of my team, thanks to all my clients who trusted me on this.

Thank you so much for supporting my business in 2021. I’m looking forward to serving you again in 2022 and facilitate your life here in Ecuador with my honesty, responsibility and effective work and hopping that I can reach more locations in Ecuador in the near future

I hope that in this new year the pandemic calms down and we can get back to normal and wish you a Happy New Year 2022! May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity and your plans come true.

Benedicto XV 1-53

Monica Gonzaga
098 384 1691

Thank you 2021, Welcome 2022 Edvi Limpieza Total

Dear friends and clients, We are thankful for all the cleaning, painting and window washing business you have given us in 2021. We pray that you will have a most prosperous and successful 2022.

We continue to provide you with the best services in cleaning house, home, apartment, move-in cleaning, move-out cleaning. We give you an estimate, provide all our cleaning equipment. We have ladders and safety equipment for cleaning high windows and also are capable painters. We can do handyman work, too.

Please contact us for your cleaning needs in 2022. Thank you.

Vía al Valle Barrio el Coco Cuenca.

Edgar Viscaino

WhatsApp +593 99 382 0014

Goodbye 2021, hello 2022; La Mia Mascota

We wish to thank all our loyal customers for their support during the past year. And we wish you all a most prosperous and happy 2022.

Holiday hours for today, Dec. 31 are from 10 to 6 PM. We are closing early for New Year’s Eve. Saturday, January 1, 2022, we will be closed. Please remember to stock up on food and other items so you do not have an emergency. We will reopen regular hours on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Veterinary services are available by appointment at all times, even in emergency situations. Contact Dr. Carpio by cell phone or WhatsApp, not by our office phone number.

We have a good supply of the best foods at the best price in Cuenca. Discounts may be offered for purchases with cash or debit card. Come in today.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba with veterinary services

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395 – 099 020 6839 – 408 9255

Temporary/permanent visas…100% guaranteed!

Don’t overpay getting your visa.

If you are filing for a Temporary/Permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a Facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty Expats in obtaining their Visas, Temporary and Permanent, Cedulas, Translations, Health Insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
WhatsApp +593 99 960 3663

Improve your physical and mental health – 12-week Qi Gong Training

Qi Gong is easy and suitable for anyone at all ages, you can even do Qi Gong seated and still get amazing health benefits.

Learn how to turn your stress into vitality with this easy yet powerful practice.
It is an ancient practice that mimics the movements in nature to optimize the flow of energy in your body.

With Qi Gong you will learn to release physical, emotional and mental blockages, and flow effortlessly through life in your highest potential!

In January we are offering an Intensive Training where you will learn just that. The course will be held in a small group, so that you can get the most out of the training. Come and learn from a Qi Gong Master with over 60 years of experience.

Learn more and book today while we still have spots available. Only 4 spots left!

17-51 Mariscal Lamar between Miguel Heredia & Octavio Cordero Cuenca

H Perry Curtis
098 344 5571

Cat scratchers and towers

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

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

Your cat will like it a lot.

If you have any idea of ​​a model that you like. A different design, please let me know, I can make it for you, I make all the models, designs, styles and whatever you prefer.

Cuenca Centro


Happy and prosperous 2022 from Emilio of All Trades, Cuenca handyman

Today we will bid goodbye to the old year and welcome in the New Year – 2022. I and all my friends and co-workers have but one desire for you in 2022. That 2022 be the best year ever and that you will be filled with joy and happiness the whole year through.

Whenever a year ends, it is good to look back and give thanks. We give thanks for health and for recovery from illness, for good times, and even for difficult times when we have been given the opportunity to struggle to make things better. Most of all, we give thanks for you, loyal friends and customers, who have come to us with one project after another through the year and requested one of our many services.

We look forward to serving you in 2022.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho

098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Cooperativa CREA investment adviser

Are you looking for the best service, the best rate and the most comfortable way to work with a bank or credit union?

My name is Miguel Villegas, I am currently working as investment adviser for Cooperativa CREA, Monay Shopping office. If you want to work with me we can schedule a visit or get together anywhere in Cuenca to talk about my job and get the help you need. Yan contact me by WhatsApp, email or mobile.

Av. Gonzalez Suarez. y Emilio Zapata, Cuenca Ecuador

Miguel Villegas
095 981 9754

Recommendation for Dr. Johnny Pacheco, dentist

I strongly recommend Dr Pacheco for all your dental work.

He is extremely professional and well experienced in his professional. His office is well located at Del Rio hospital. His phone is 098 277 5477

Address: hospital del Río #434

Contact information: 098 277 5477

Recommended by Samuel Howard: 099 263 6311

Wes the Mentalist…I know what you’re thinking

Q. What will I do for entertainment on January 8th?

A. You will spend an entertaining evening at Common Grounds.

6 PM seating … 6:15 pre-show… 7 PM The mysteries begin.

Reservations recommended

$7 cover

January 8…Common Grounds…Gran Colombia y Nacional, $7, Gran Colombia y Nacional, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott:

Ali Kitchen

Every Tom, Dick and Harry is making chicken shawarma and falafel, but none is as good as mine. Try some really good authentic chicken shawarma with great garlic sauce that takes the sandwich to a whole new level.
Treat your taste buds to something really good.

Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50

So, place your orders for Wednesday, Jan 5th to be ready for pick up at noon at the smokehouse on Coronel Talbot 8/66 across from San Sebastian Parque

Jan 5th noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210

Final Frisbee of 2021, noon today

Today at noon in Parque de la Madre will be the final Frisbee event of 2021. Come join in the fun. Those who don’t play can enjoy watching participants slip and flip and slide and glide as they reach for that elusive disc. Great fun.

December 31, 2021, free, Parque de La Madre, Cuenca.