Yearly collection of medication

Hello Friends:

As you may know, I collect the medication and medical supplies that you don’t use anymore, to give to the different local nursing homes in town. They are in a lot of need lately. Every little bit would help.

We also collect gauze, alcohol, bandages, or any other medical supplies that you have, like crutches, walkers, canes. Please help our efforts by donating on March 30th, from 10 AM – noon at Kolo Restaurant and Bakery, located at:

Altos del Hotel Vieja Mansión,
Luis Cordero 5-65 e/ Juan Jaramillo y,
Honorato Vásquez,

For more information you can contact me by phone at 099 174 4740 or, via email, at

Thank you so much, in advance.

Diana Vera, medical and general facilitator

City: Cuenca

Fundraising for Five Charities

We’re silk-screen printing t-shirts in Cuenca Ecuador to raise awareness and funds for Five Charities. Here, charitable donations are down 70% by some estimates. The five charities are Helping Kids in Ecuador, Mujeres con Exito, Hearts of Gold, Cuenca Soup Kitchen, and Hogar Esperanza.

The shirts are Gildan brand 100% heavy cotton material available in XL Navy Blue and Large Black.

The shirts are being given to donors of $25 heroic donors, $20 super donors, and $15 appreciated donors.

For now they are available only in Cuenca, Ecuador. Text Tony on WhatsApp (+593 096 338 1372.) with the size and quantity that you desire. We will arrange for a pickup location for donation in the Historic Center.

Tony: 096 338 1372. Call after: 1 PM.

City: Cuenca

Baby cats for adoption

They are 4 very pretty and playful little kittens. They are not purebred but these babies are waiting for a home where they receive a lot of affection and love

We give them up for adoption because in my house I have 3 large ones that are my cat children and there is no more space or food.

I want a home for each one please, if someone responsible wishes to receive one of them at home where they will take great care of them, they can call me 093 902 2010

City: Cuenca

Maya and Bianca

This adorable, sweet and petite, mother and daughter duo were rescued from the forest by FAAN. They were scared, skinny, full of fleas, ticks and scabies! Now they are flourishing and looking for their forever home. They are inseparable and would like to stay together.

Maya is approximately 3 years old and is only 10 kilos full grown. Bianca is about 9.5 months. They are both sterilized, vaccinated, dewormed and have received flea meds.

Maya and her baby, Bianca are considered to be very manageable, small-breed dogs!

Just look at those faces! Aren’t they precious? If you’re interested in meeting these love bugs, please contact me.

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Jack Hardy Memorial

A memorial service for Jack Hardy will be held at Sunrise Cafe on Tuesday, April 5 at 11 AM. Sunrise Cafe is located on Calle Largo just west of Begnino Malo.
Of those of you who will be attending, could you please respond to us for a headcount.
Thank you.
Sam and Jean Carothers

Jean Wall Carothers: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for Shark Club to play pool

I had a delightful conversation with a lady who told me that there was a private club for people that liked to play pool, and I would be very interested in joining.

She showed me where is is located on her phone, but it does not appear on my version of Google maps.

Can anyone provide some contact information so that I can learn more?


Marv Anderson
098 762 5098

City: Cuenca

Looking for Housesitter?

Hi everyone,

I´m Patricia, Venezuelan and an agronomic and environmental professional in Cuenca since October, 2021. I´m with my dog, she´s called Dana is very affectionate and polite. I´m looking for a place to stay for the months to give my private classes virtual and offer my services.

If you have something around Centro de Cuenca, Don Bosco, for Universidad de Azuay, Universidad Católica, Universidad de Cuenca, please let me know.

I can take care of the place, cleaning of spaces, care of plants and pets.
I have verifiable reference about cleaning house where they attest to my honesty, responsibility and care of household ítems and care for the pets.

Attentive and grateful!

Professional profile:
Patricia Ledezma
Venezuelan, professional in the environmental area with registration in SENESCYT, trilingual (Spanish: native / English: basic / Portuguese: intermediate).

Patricia: 097 869 7008. Call after: 4 PM.

City: Cuenca

Home remodeling services

Hello everyone, greetings from Juan Paucar and flange remodeling services. Services for your home such as painting, filling aluminum, leaks and glass.

For quotes you can call,

Juan Paucar: 098 418 1485. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a portable hammock stand

If you have one for sale or that you no longer use, I’d be happy to buy it or, if you just don’t want it anymore, to take it off of your hands. Or, if any of you know of a place I can purchase one retail, I’d appreciate knowing that too. I’m in Cuenca, BTW. Thanks for your consideration.

Jack – WhatsApp – +593 99 293 5792 (Texts only, please.)

City: Cuenca

Online English teachers- part time and full time

Teach from home, over Zoom/Skype, for a North American ESL school:

About ETO- English tutor Online
ETO- English tutor Online is a North American online ESL school.
Since 2005 we have been teaching live English conversation classes to students from all over the world. We help children and adults improve their English speaking and pronunciation skills. Our English classes are conducted over Zoom & Skype and ETO teachers work from home.


Looking for used ebike

Looking for a used electric bike. Call or WhatsApp or email.

Bodhi Kroll: 096 900 7688. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 3 bedroom house for lease

Looking for 3 bedrooms unfurnished house for lease in Cuenca, $550 to

Retired couple from US looking for detached unfurnished or semi-furnished small house with small green area in town area in a quiet low traffic street. Want a long-term lease. Prefer to rent direct with owner. We have references. We speak English and Spanish.

Carmen: 098 159 8147. Call after: 10 AM

Desk for sale

Wood three drawer, one lock desk. 125cmx60cmx75cm. Must pick up. $95. Photos on request.

Tom Sloan: .

City: Cuenca

Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

Pecan nut / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends we share with you some information about pecan nuts:

1. They’ve got key minerals:

Like manganese and copper, two minerals that boost overall metabolic health, may contain anti-inflammatory properties, and these nutrients have shown promise specifically in preventing in high blood pressure.

2 They can boost your brain.


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

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 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 available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, American Amber Ale (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Low cal/low carb beers: $3

Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander.

Our Light Jamaica, lemon and Light Maracuya (Passionfruit) beers are even easier on your waistline. 72 calories, 4.9 carbohydrates, 3.5% abv. and they both go down like juice. These shandy-like beers ended up very popular with our taste testers (The Hop Family (c;).

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Dona Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle).

New coffee prices The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4. 50/400g,
“Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5.50/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6.50/400G. Honey: we will need a week advance for the order so we can special order what you need.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Your child needs to learn reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in public schools in the USA. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master mathematics.

I hold current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I have experience with and work well with young children to graduate students. My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online, as you like.


Maureen Seals

WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

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.


Save Your Life sale at CosasPrep

Lifesaving Fire Extinguisher Balls
Amazon price: $27.97 – Sale Price: $6 each or 2 for $10 [Way below our cost!] Easier to use than traditional fire extinguishers. (At this price, you will want more than one)

Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Smoke Detectors, and Propane Detectors: $5 off

UV-C Sterilization Lamp – Great for sanitizing businesses or for times when a family member has Covid or other flu. Was $135. Now $121.50 (12 months without interest with local credit card.)

Pulse Oximeters – FDA Approved – Instantly check your oxygen level. Was $35 – Now $29

Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors – FDA Approved – Was $35 – Now $29

Sale Expires April 10

Visit our store or order online at

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral


Professional carpet cleaning & handyman

Professional Carpet Cleaning and uphostery steam cleaning. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:

Carpet Cleaning
Upholstery Cleaning
Car interiors


Handyman services
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Only 3 more days!

The Grand Opening of Debbie’s Place is right around the corner. Mark your calendar, Friday, April 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM! Lots of arts and crafts from “locals” that you won’t want to miss!

Sunrise cafe

098 770 7814

QiGong classes – now outside! – for health, spirit and longevity

We now have a great outdoor space at our center to practice QiGong at! Come and check it out.

You can drop in to any of our beginner classes to try one class for no cost. Just make sure that you are on time, as we close our doors and start on time. We are open 30min before every class.

In English: Monday – Friday, 10 – 11 AM
In Spanish: Mon, Wed and Sat, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Only $35 per month, and you can join as many beginner classes as you want from our 8 weekly classes.

What is QiGong? And why do we practice?

To put it simple; it is a set of easy movements and moving meditations designed to relieve stress and tensions and to bring in more relaxation and energy.

QiGong is a practice developed over thousands of years in China. With the intentions of living a longer, more connected and harmonious life.
The purpose of QiGong is also to cultivate, develop and refine our life force in both quantity and quality!

Qi is our Life Force, the energy that gives us life and vitality.
Gong means to cultivate, develop, or skill.

So with QiGong are enhancing our skill to work with our Life Force.
There are many different styles of QiGong. What most of them have in common are the simple and intentional movements, all inspired by nature.

Here at Pampamisayoc QiGong we focus mainly on Medical and Spiritual QiGong. For Stronger Health and a more Meaningful Life.

All The Best!

17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia.

Frida C Strandberg
098 545 2054

Great business for sale with proven history, a business that’s needed

Daisy’s Pet Food is a ready to go business that has a great track record in Cuenca and great potential for clientele in Vilcabamba and other places in Ecuador. If you are a pet lover in particular, this would be a great business for you, we provided the best Cat and Dog food in Cuenca for over 7 years, you’d be serving a great need for great pet food here in Ecuador. If you’re interested, please get in touch and I will send you the presentation that states the sales price and all of the pertinent information regarding the business, and the sale of the business. You can see our website here at


Hayley MarsdenKroll

098 581 3770 WhatsApp / telegram

Transportation from Guayaquil to Cuenca, Thursday 31st of March

Good Morning Dear Folks, I am driving from Guayaquil to Cuenca through Cañar this coming Thursday, 31st of March, 2022, I’ll be driving a comfortable 4×4 SUV with enough room for 4 people and luggage, if you need transportation for that day, I’ll be really happy to help you by a special price.

I am an experienced tour guide, fluent in English and a calm driver, so you can have a very enjoyable and safe trip (I can provide references if it’s needed)

We can coordinate the pick-up location and time if you contact me through email or WhatsApp, I am flexible with the time for the pick-up, it can be from 8 AM to 6 PM. If you don’t need the service I would appreciate if you can please share this information with someone you know may need it. Thanks a lot! Have a wonderful day!


Adrian Mora Zea
095 872 3741

Cuenca Catholic English Masses

The Cuenca Catholic Community invites you join us with our Lenten Service:
Holy week services are as follows:

Palm Sunday – Iglesia San Francisco:
10 AM: Blessing of palms and Mass. English. (Bring your own palms).

Holy Thursday – Catedral:
9 AM, Chrism Mass with Archbishop in Spanish

Iglesia San Francisco:
5:30 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper, English

Good Friday – Iglesia San Francisco:
4 PM, Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and Holy Communion, English

Holy Saturday- Iglesia San Francisco:
7 PM: Easter Vigil, bilingual with the local San Francisco community.

Easter Sunday – Iglesia San Francisco:
10 AM: Mass in English

Parroqiua San Francisco Padre Aguirre y Presidente Cordova

Don Camero Foronda for the Cuenca English Mass
WhatsApp: +1 713 594 2171 or 099 311 9340

Restoration of furniture, carpentry, upholstery

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

Cuenca, Avenida Ordoñez Lasso.

Carolina Lucena
098 781 8622

Vehicle registration and vehicle purchase and sale service

If you are new in Ecuador and you still find it hard to understand the processes of vehicle registration and purchase of new and used vehicles, we can help you.

We have trained personnel in vehicle registration in any area of Azuay, we make it possible for you, our manager will go to your home and take you directly to the center of review and vehicle registration, will help you with each of the processes to be done at each window, and payments in the electronic system of the company, all you have to do is contact us and we will help you with your registration process.


Cuenca English Lions Club

Every month Cuenca English Lions Club enjoys providing a first run movie in English for all our English-speaking friends and Ecuadorians (movies have Spanish subtitles) as a fundraiser. All proceeds go to our Lions service projects.

No movie for April. See you all on May 7th, 2022.

However, with this current Landslide emergency in our community we are putting all our efforts for the next few weeks to help the victims of the mudslide. The Cuenca English Lions Club have coordinated with Fundacion GRACE (Give Refugees A ChancE) to get needed things to our friends and our neighbors. We are asking everyone from our English speaking community to contact Karla Sanchez :
WhatsApp: +593 95 920 4756
to make donations.

Fundacion Grace: Mariscal Lamar 25-01 y Guillermo Medina

Don Camero Foronda for the Cuenca English Lions Club
099 311 9340 or WhatsApp +1 713 594 2171

Creación Muebles

“Creación Muebles y Complementos” is pleased to invite its customers to visit. Come and see our fantastic models or have us make the wood furniture of your dreams. Give elegance and distinction to your home. Get the best furniture made by Cuencano craftsmen.
Please call us first to get an appointment.
Facebook Creacion Muebles y Complementos

Celina Acha de Vega 1 31

098 449 7168, 099 682 3249

International cargo shipping services

We provide service in a shared sea container to port of Miami (33166) Warehouse
We do consolidated service of huge heavy cargo.
We charge by cubic ft.
From Ecuador to Miami port and or any city in USA after custom clearance in Miami
We also have consolidated service from Miami to Guayaquil.

Mirtos 708

Luis Fernando Pareja Perez
099 092 2662

Consider it sold with Red Tag Moving Sales

Leaving Cuenca or just moving across town and want to downsize but don’t want the headache of organizing, sorting, pricing, taking pictures, writing the ads, marketing your items and then dealing with the public to schedule appointments with people that may or may not show, answer all the emails and telephone calls, etc.?

I will do all that and more for you. I will handle your sale from top to bottom with professionalism and expediency, always striving through my friendly customer service and expert negotiating skills to ensure that you make the highest profit return on all of your items. Read many of my testimonial’s right here on GringoPost!

Please note that I do large estate sales but due to so many requests I am now doing sales on a smaller scale from individual items to garage type sales.

No waiting for your money. Get paid the day of the sale.

Voted “Best Estate Sales” by GringoPost subscribers in 2019 and 2020.

Email Debra today for all details and rates.

Calle Gran Columbia y Unidad Nacional

Debra S Lynn

Pilates online

If you want to stay active without leaving your home, online Pilates classes are the best option for you, no experience needed.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 AM you can turn on your computer and get active to strengthen your body and take care of your posture.

The cost for the classes is $60 monthly
or you can choose our special promotion of $150 for three months

You can also contact us for pilates private sessions at Physiogym

Pilates Cuenca is Nicolas Lukin and Eleonora Faría

Physiogym Isabel La Catolica

Eleonora Faria

Transportation service

Hi, My name is Edwin

I’m from Cuenca, I’m available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, buy something, movings, trips, Garden maintenance and pruning.

Please be aware, use facial mask.

Thank You


096 335 4020

End of Life Document – Will

Do you need to have a Will or an End of Life Document made here in Ecuador?

I know legal paperwork can be confusing and stressful, and that’s why I know I can help you. I can prepare the documents you need and have the best notary for the legalization.

I’ll always make an English version of everything so you can understand and be sure of what you’re signing.

Making sure you get the best deal is my job and my pleasure.

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, lease contracts, legal advice, and much more.

I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it. I am also a translator and interpreter who can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.).

I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Rose’s House Cleaning

Did you know you can save your time by having someone reliable you can call to clean, tidy up, or paint your house or office in record time?

My name is Rosa from “Rose’s House Cleaning” and from today I want to be the best option you can have.

Forget about wasting time, backaches, and focus on what’s productive. The job is considered done with Rose’s House Cleaning
Get in touch with us: 099 905 6834

Av. Loja y Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Rosa Nivelo

USA Valet for the things you want from the United States

We bring you the things you want to buy from the United States and other countries. We ship legally and shipments are on average once a week. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

The more you order the more frequently shipments go out, so you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get. There are no deadlines so order as much as you want anytime you want to. Our service is not just for items ordered online but you can order from any brick-and-mortar store throughout the world. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe.


Your child needs to learn reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in public schools in the USA. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master mathematics.

I hold current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I have experience with and work well with young children to graduate students. My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online, as you like.


Maureen Seals

WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

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.


Luvimar Gourmet Market new product and stock update

Hello everybody, I hope you’re doing extremely well.

A new batch of prepared horseradish has arrived. I haven’t stopped selling the Woeber’s horseradish sauce. You still have that option.
Also, a new batch of Mutschli Swiss style cheese, made with jersey cow milk and refined with red wine, has arrived, and fondue mix.
Wasabi paste is back and at a much better price, now that I have direct contact with the importer.
I’ll be out of fish sauce until the middle of April, sorry about that.
New product! Export quality rice paper from Vietnam. 500 g, 22 x 22 cm, 40 sheets $12.85

At Luvimar Gourmet Market, you’ll find many more products (Made locally and imported). Like aged cheese, export quality seafood, wines, chocolates, crackers, nuts, meats, Asian cooking products, jarred goods, etc.
You should go to my website to see my whole catalog with prices and availability information. I think you’ll be pleased. You can click the link below or my banner on GringoPost. The website is not an online store, it’s a catalog style website and you need to order via WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, email, or phone call.
If you want to access the English version which I think is better than the google translate version, click the button on the upper left side of the website where it says English.
Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish). – Delivery available. – I accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer, and payments through the PayPhone App.
Remember that for Purchases Over $25, that Require Delivery Service, I cover the delivery cost, up to $2
Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Advanced complexion rejuvenation treatment – new.

Dramatically reduce wrinkles and tighten face, neck and body. 

New, advanced and available now at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra 

——-> Fractional radiofrequency micro-needling<——– 

Get deeper, next-level complexion rejuvenation using advanced technology – without harsh lasers or chemicals. 


Custom Galapagos tours with a Marine Biologist Guide

Hello Expats, what’s better than a group tour of Galapagos? A custom tour we design specifically for you. I’m offering private, custom tours at great prices I’ve negotiated especially for my clients. Island-hopping is the very best way to interact directly with the wildlife and culture of the Galapagos Islands.

My name is Alex Arregui. I’m a National Park Certified Guide and have lived in the Galapagos Islands for nearly 30 years. My American wife and I create each itinerary to your specifications. This is YOUR dream vacation and not a pre-planned group tour. Contact me with your wish list and let’s get started planning your visit.

I still have some dates available in April and May. Come see the Galapagos before the crowds of high season take their vacations.

Isabela Island

Alex Arregui
+593 96 006 9152, +593 99 351 5527

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, computer technician

Muatafa to the rescue. Recently installed by another tech, our 100% coverage in Penthouse and 360 degree terrace showed slow speeds, gaps in internet accessibility and general frustrations. Mustafa’s coordination with on-site Puntonet techs (one of his many contacts) followed by fast and efficient inspection and adjustments resolved the speeds and coverage problems. Probably, should have had him from the start. My bad.

Address: Fray Luis de Leon – Jose Zorilla 3-36

Contact information:

Recommended by Robert Wes Elliott:

Recommendation for Edvi Limpieza Total, cleaning

Over the years, I have relied upon Edgar of Edvi Limpieza Total to clean my house and especially if I have visitors arriving. Once again, he arrived on time, with everything he needed to clean from top to bottom. His wife and son came, too. They split the work and jumped in, finishing everything by 3:30 in the afternoon. Look for additional references for Edvi Limpieza Total on GringoPost. They’ve worked in Cuenca over 15 years. They give you a factura, so your bill is paid in full and there is no worry about whether or not you have to pay their IESS or taxes – you don’t! Thanks, Edgar, Anna, and Mateo.

Address: Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca

Contact information: whatsapp 099 382 0014

Recommended by Karen Kuenzel:

Recommendation for John Villaroel, televisions

I saw an ad yesterday from Mr. Villaroel selling televisions. Specifically, a Sharp Aquos 4K UHD Smar TV 65 inch. I contacted him via WhatsApp and he delivered and set up the TV for me the same day!

Excellent customer service, great quality and good price. If you are in the market for a nice TV, I highly recommend Mr. Villaroel.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 369 6551

Recommended by Mark Tomlinson:

Recommendation for Priscila Rodriquez-Confecciones Pricar, seamstress

Highly recommend Priscila Rodriquez, seamstress. To date, she has altered blouses for me, made tops, altered and put the finishing touches on a cummerbund style belt as well as adjust a skirt that had been made by another seamstress. Her prices are reasonable. She has a very pleasing personality, and speaks some English. Her husband speaks English and, if you’re lucky, he may be practicing classical guitar when you’re in their home.

Address: Edificio Portal del Sol on Calle Emilio Carrera

Contact information: 099 841 1833

Recommended by Shirley Smith:

Gatos Negros are coming!

For the first time, La Guarida is happy to host Gatos Negros and we can’t wait to have them perform at our beautiful colonial house. Join us.

Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book by calling 099 806 8071

Admission: $7 100% of your admission fee goes directly to Gatos Negros. Don’t miss this incredible band, come dance and eat great food with us while supporting your local musicians.

March 31st, from 7:30 to 10 PM, $7 Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Malaysian Chicken Satay, Filipino Favorites: Lumpia, Adobo and Pancit!

Mother and Son Family Kitchen’s Delicious Asian Dinners.

Malaysian Chicken or Shrimp Satay $9
4 skewers with peanut sauce served with white or brown rice plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad

Thai Chicken or Beef basil $9
Served with white or brown rice plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad

Dine-in or delivery

Our best-selling egg rolls (Lumpia)
$5 for 5 pcs
with in pork or chicken or vegetarian

Chicken Adobo $15
(Makes 6 to 8 servings served with a quart of brown or white rice.)
Whole chicken cut in serving pieces, mixed of white and dark meat, marinated in apple cider vinegar, gluten-free soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade

More Asian Dinners that 2 enough for 2 meals
served with white or brown rice and steamed broccoli

Asian Orange Chicken $9
Gen Tso Chicken $9
Kung Pao Chicken $9
Mongolian Chicken $9

Full menu

31st of March, Thursday 12pm to 5pm, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordoñez Lasso

Debby and James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Wednesday: French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich, Jazz Burger and more

Mother and Son Family Kitchen Wednesday Special

This Wednesday, enjoy our delicious sandwiches for dine-in at the Jazz Society Café or delivery.

Order via WhatApp for express delivery.

Available all-day Wednesday, from noon to 5 PM
We use Artisan sourdough breads and buns for our sandwiches.

Side options are fried potato wedges, sweet potatoes fries, or broccoli salad

French Dip Roast Beef Sandwich
Jazz Burger
Fish Filet Sandwich
Chicken Sandwich
Rainbow Vegetarian Sandwich

Full Menu

Wednesday Noon to 5 PM, 30th of March, Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordoñez Lasso

Debby and James Dahili: 096 32 3377

Joes’ Secret Garden – going on a holiday

After 3 years Chef/Owner KP was able to plan a trip back to his home and family in Sri Lanka and arrived safely on Sunday afternoon, in time to celebrate his twin kids 21st birthday. A happy day …
So for a few weeks the lights will be out at Joes’ Secret Garden but you can look forward to a robust reopening.

We tried to post this notice a few days ago but somehow thru the publishing process our notice got tangled with a competitors menu … so if it seemed strange, it was.

But we look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters soon, enjoying our award winning southern fried chicken or BBQ ribs again and the Joes’ community.

See you then

We will be posting notices during the holiday, so keep a lookout for the reopening date. We’ll send the address as soon as you book a reservation.

KP and Ken:

La Danesa Pan Artesanal

Homemade Northern European style bread. Now, with the reputation of being the best bread in Cuenca. We just came out with a new item Danish mysli rye rolls, two different kinds they are divine. And we are again doing our chocolate chips\green tea cookies.

Come try us out or sent us a WhatsApp 098 486 8318.
Special orders have to be a min. of $10.
We look forward to see you or hear from you.

Open daily also weekends 9 AM to 6 PM, 12 de Abril \ Calle Loja next to the University of Cuenca


Road trip, experience the beauty of Ecuador

We are so excited about our 2nd road trip with idiomART and CCC Spanish!

We will be traveling through the picturesque Paute Valley to Sevilla de Oro. Once there, we will go on a guided boat trip along the 32 km of the dam and learn about the different birds and other flora and fauna, take a tour of the dam and finish it off with a traditional meal at a renovated hacienda!


Wes the Mentalist…I’m baaaa-aaaaack…almost

Watch for announcements of Tour 2022 – coming soon.

2021 saw over $7000 raised for Hogar de Esperanza, Cuenca Soup Kitchen, Help Me to Help, CETAP Lucy and others.

Tour 2022 promises to be more fun and entertaining than 2021.

Starting at KOLO in mid-May

May 15 6 to 8:30 PM, Luis Cordero, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott:

Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

As every Friday, Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Lounge this April the 1st, at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

April 1st, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Luis Ullauri: 099 998 7932

Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market from Noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon). You can come as early as 11:30 AM and enjoy a nice lunch in a lovely setting, meet others with similar interests, ask questions about our farming practices and future plans, and then pick-up fresh items from Gran Roca to take home with you. We are working on a future Gran Roca farm-to-table lunch featuring our farm-fresh products.


Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzeria

Between Fire And Wood Pizzeria invites you to spend a pleasant moment with the best sourdough pizza baked in a wood oven visit us at our premises located at Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

We serve from Monday to Saturday: 8 AM to 10 PM Sundays: 8 AM / 6 PM, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Alejandra: 096 022 6648