CSK: providing education, empowerment, environmentalism

The focus of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen is providing a hand up to those in need, primarily through food distribution.

We are also concerned about the environment. When CSK solidified its commitment to the environment, we knew that it would be an ongoing process which started when CSK volunteers Gary Curry and Paul Kaperick generously purchased reusable kit bags.


Bailey is still waiting…

Why has this amazing dog not been adopted yet?

Looking for a fetch partner? Bailey is your girl! She loves to play fetch. She has become a pro at retrieving the ball and dropping it at the thrower’s feet. Bailey was found as a sick puppy on a dirt road. She was given a 50% chance of survival by our vet. Bailey survived, and now as an adult, she is the most active dog residing at Paws with Hope. Bailey gets along well with other dogs. If you have a tennis ball in your hand, you will have the key to Bailey’s heart. Bailey is sterilized.

If you would like to open your heart and home to Bailey or another one of our rescues who are looking for a forever human, please reach out to me.

Paypal: Pawswithhopecuenca@yahoo.com

Thank to those who have donated to feed and vet all of animals. Thanks to you, the remaining 8 dogs and 3 cats are all sterilized. We are always in need to dog food, cat food, and cat litter, as it only last so long! Thank you from all the paws.

JD: pawswithhopecuenca@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Puppies looking for a furever home

These cute creatures are willing to be your furever friend. They are 2 months old.
Two female and one male. They will be small like their mom.
Text me if interested.

Elizabeth: 098 525 1700. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a job

Hello 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, your virtual assistant, dog walking and other jobs that you may need help with. I am very responsible and I speak English I also have experience as waitress. I can do any job and I learn quickly. If you’re looking for someone let me know anything

Marizabel Jimenez: mabel28jimenez@gmail.com 099 823 4613. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca


I am looking for someone who can do welding and woodwork to build me a desk with a metal base and wood top. Something with clean lines.

WhatsApp +593 98 055 5898

Rebecca: .

City: Cuenca

Need recommendation for hearing aid


I need a hearing aid for my damaged ear. Can you recommend an audiologist?


Gary Brown: garyjbrown123@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a private money lender

I need to borrow $3000 (by the end of this month) from a private lender (not bank) to pay for an international writers’ retreat I wish to attend at Hosteria Izhcayluma, Vilcabamba, in September. Payment for the retreat is due in advance by next month. I don’t have any credit cards. I’m a 12-year Cuenca resident expat, US citizen. My only source of income is my monthly Social Security retirement check. I can provide local references as to my honesty and trustworthiness. I can repay the loan, including any agreed-upon interest charges, in monthly installments of $200, maybe as much as $300/month. Serious offers only, please.

Ingrid Triki: 096 927 1008. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Earplugs for sleeping

Does anyone know where I can find earplugs in Cuenca designed specifically for sleeping?

Gypsie B.

City: Cuenca

Cheddar cheese

Does anyone know where to find actual cheddar cheese in Cuenca or does that just not exist?

Gypsie B.: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for all things visas? Visa Angels Ecuador specializes in visas

Visa Angels Ecuador has been getting visas for expats since 2014. We work with extended tourist visas, temporary residential visas, permanent residential visas, and transferring visas to a new passport. We also work with getting your cedula for the first time and renewing your visa. We specialize in visas and cedulas so you get the very newest requirements. During this 8 years we were GringoPost’s best visa assistance for 5 years in a row.

We have 3 full-time Angels to assist you with your visa needs. If you are looking to buy a car or rent a house, we are the wrong visa people. We work with the Ministry at least 3 times a week. Check out our recommendations here on GringoPost and be sure to go to our website visaangelsecuador.com.

See you soon.

We can assist getting your visa anywhere here in Ecuador.

Jodie Mansfield: visaangels@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 bedroom house for long-term rental

Looking for 2 bedroom, furnished house for long-term rental in Cuenca, $500-$1000, Must allow pets.

We have 3 adult, mid-sized dogs so an outdoor, fenced green space of some sort would be preferred. We are certainly open to modifying our search if needed.

Brian Riggs

Looking for a great getaway with some Cuenca friends?

We are coming up on our first meeting 20 April about our Cape Horn 18 Dec., 2022 leaving from Buenos Aires and ending in Santiago Chile.

We are down to the very end of our cabins. We had an unexpected cancellation so I have an inside cabin available. Please contact me to get pricing and join this fun group checking off this super trip from their bucket list.

Jodie Mansfield: cuencajodie@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Small electric motor repair

If anyone knows of a good electric motor repair shop please reply. Thank you

Brian Brown: bb7213@yahoo.com 095 892 1872. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

BBQ builder

I need someone to design/construct a Bar-B-Que on my patio. I want a fire pit and a gas grill. Also a sink. If anyone can recommend someone reliable to do this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Terry: +593 98 451 6552. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Wireless microphone headset

I’m looking for a wireless microphone headset. Do you know where these are available in Cuenca? Is there is good and/or excellent brand you recommend for quality? These are becoming extra popular with people being at home more.

Please leave me a text message (ie: WhatsApp).

I really appreciate your suggestion.

Mimi: +593 99 003 7236. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Computer for sale

Computer in great working condition. Great for Netflix, Emails, YouTube, etc.
This is a Windows Medium Tower Computer.
It has an internal DVD player, Internal Wireless Card PCI Express, 500 gigabytes of Hard Drive, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point. Adobe Reader for PDF forms, etc.
Needs a Monitor. Does not include monitor.
3 Months Warranty.
For sale $120

Will: willmaya@hotmail.com 099 556 1077.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

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, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.


Apple iPhone 13 pro max

Apple IPhone 13 pro max 512gb, good as new – only 2 weeks old / used.

Selling for $830.

Clean as new. If interested contact,

Dave: tiang6750@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Large chrome refrigerator, gas range and office chair for sale

Mabe ingenious large size, top freezer, no frost refrigerator, paid $799.99 now $375.

White Indurama six burner range. It has a big oven and rotisserie $145.
Ergonomic rocking office chair (black leather) $80

Please contact me for more information

Christine: cmtraveller2@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Emilio, driver offering transportation to Quito

I am driving an empty vehicle from Cuenca to Quito on April 13. I have room for up to 4 passengers and 10 suitcases. I’m flexible on time, destination (could be a stop in Baños or Ambato, if desired). Prices will be very reasonable – contact me to discuss times and rates.

I also will be driving from Cuenca to Quito on April 23. I’ll have to leave Cuenca at 5 AM at the very latest on the 23rd, but again will have room for up to 4 passengers and 10 suitcases. We might have to leave earlier depending on your destination. Again, the price will be reasonable.

Traveling with your pet? Pets are welcome.

Contact me for more details. See my references on GringoPost. I am a safe driver.

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

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

We attend to your needs and defend your interests

Need legal counsel? Don’t let the lack of knowledge of Ecuadorian law become a difficulty of living in a foreign country. We guarantee effective legal solutions.

We offer you free consultation. You talk. We listen. You win.

Let the law work for you. We can get you all the benefits that the Ecuadorian legislation has for you.

Our areas of practice includes:

Immigration law, VISA and citizenship
Social security matters (IESS)
Tax law and rights (SRI)
Wills and estates
Housing law
Insurance law
Property law
Medical laws and health malpractice
Banking and debt finance law
Car accident
Powers of attorneys
All kind of legal documents and others legal consultations

A team of experienced lawyers and paralegals is looking forward to helping you. Contact us now.


Attorney Agustin Sanchez Moscoso
093 906 2758

Urgent locksmith

Urgent opening of house and car doors, replacement and repair of locks



+593 96 270 8281

Rolando Márquez at C&C Unisex Hair Design & Barber Shop

C&C Unisex Hair Design & Barber Shop, has the honor to introduce to our distinctive clientele, a new member of a C&C’s team. Rolando Márquez a professional hairdresser from Colombia has achieved his #AmericanDreams , with his professional cosmetologist license graduated with a master degree in Miami-Florida he returned to Ecuador. So please I will ask the audience of C&C to give him a warm welcome with your visit or setting up your appointment. He will cover Clemencia’s spot while she will be having her cancer treatment. So we all hope that Rolando stays for a long term contract at the hair salon.


Handyman services and remodeling projects

We can handle all kinds of projects, from handyman repairs to home renovations.
Our services:

Granite countertops
General carpentry
Custom made furniture
Handyman services
Kitchen cabinets


Appliance repair services, Cuenca

We provide quality appliance repair in Cuenca that will meet your needs.
Free Estimates With Repair
Fast Same Day Service
Competitive Pricing
Warranty On Both Parts Labor
Experienced Repairmen
we offer, which include the following:
Fridge Repair
Washer repair
Clothes Dryer repair
Dishwasher repair
Stove repair
Oven repair
Washer And Dryer Repair
Range repair
Washing Machine Repair
Microwave repair
Installation services:
Dishwasher Installation
Microwave Installation
Stove Installation
Range Installation
Wall Oven Installation
Refrigerator Installation
Washer and Dryer Installation
Calefon repairs
Cameras installation



Home assistant services are offered

my name is José Antonio Martínez, professional with 4th level of studies. I have been residing in Cuenca for 13 years now.

I can provide you with all kinds of support in the various tasks of the home. assisting with daily living tasks in meal planning and preparation, shopping for food, and preparing meals meeting dietary specifications. also running errands and other basic errands such as administering medications and involving patients in exercises or activities to keep them mentally and physically vital as well as accompanying them to doctor visits and other appointments.

My knowledge of the English language corresponds to a medium level, but with many facilities to be able to communicate and understand the different needs. I can teach them easily and practice the Spanish language. I really like pets and I take care of them very well with respect and affection.

Manuel Vega 11-41 entre Lamar y Sangurima

Jose Martinez

Professional carpet cleaning & handyman

Professional carpet cleaning and upholstery 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

Mule service for June

My brother and I are visiting Cuenca in June. We have plenty of room available both ways. $8 per pound.



Rosa Linda, roses with love by Dr. Rose guy, Israel

I am very happy to write to you this new month, thank you for another month of life and being surrounded by all of you. A hug from afar my friends. Rosa Linda continues with the roses that they like so much and harmonize their houses. If you still don’t know, I recommend the new presentation that we have been delivering since the previous November, the premium bouquet, ask our numbers. We hope very soon I will deliver more surprises. Thank you for preferring us, a hug my friends until next time.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Protect your brain – EMF blocking leather baseball hats and berets

From CosasPrep. These handsome hats are made of genuine leather that have been made in Ecuador. The EMF blocking material (infused with silver) has been imported and individually sewn into the top of the hats. They are available in Black, Blue, Burgundy, and Brown. The breathable material is also antibacterial. All hats have an adjustable sizing strap. (Berets available in Black, Brown, and Burgundy.). $36 each.


Natural and healthy food for dogs

Are you worried about ensuring good nutrition for your dogs?

Mateo and Elizabeth from Pet-me Vet offer you a great alternative.
We are happy to offer you a nutritious food based on: meat, meaty bones, viscera and mixed vegetables. The food is vacuum sealed to ensure good preservation. It is made of chicken and beef.


We attend to your needs and defend your interests

Need legal counsel? Don’t let the lack of knowledge of Ecuadorian law become a difficulty of living in a foreign country. We guarantee effective legal solutions.

We offer you free consultation. You talk. We listen. You win.

Let the law work for you. We can get you all the benefits that the Ecuadorian legislation has for you.

Our areas of practice include:

Immigration law, VISA and citizenship
Social security matters (IESS)
Tax law and rights (SRI)
Wills and estates
Housing law
Insurance law
Property law
Medical laws and health malpractice
Banking and debt finance law
Car accident
Powers of attorneys
All kind of legal documents and others legal consultations

A team of experienced lawyers and paralegals is looking forward to helping you. Contact us now.


Attorney Agustin Sanchez Moscoso
093 906 2758

Recommendation for Liz Sostoa, dog boarding

The worst thing about traveling is finding a place for your beloved puppies. I always worry that they are happy and healthy.

Liz Sostoa made sure my spoiled princesses were safe, warm and fed. She administered medicine every day. She sent videos often, so we could see their activities.

I recommend Liz to anyone who needs a reliable dog lover for a trip.

Address: N/A

Contact information: +593 99 950 0160

Recommended by Lovey Hendon: lovey@bigdogtape.com

Recommendation for Annie Shinsky, massage therapy

I want to recommend Annie Shinsky as a massage therapist. (She is also a nurse.) She comes to your house and does a very thorough 90-minute massage. She welcomes any feedback about what feels good and what doesn’t, and adjusts her approach accordingly.

Address: Call or WhatsApp at 098 426 0054

Contact information: 098 426 0054

Recommended by Jeff Van Pelt: jnvanpelt@gmail.com

Recommendation for Emilio Morocho driver

We’ve known Emilio for years and this time as we were about to set out on a trip contacted him for transportation. He was on time, cheerful, and helpful. Though he was working on a construction project that day, he took time away, showed up clean and ready, loaded the suitcases in his 4wh drive pickup, put us in front, and took us to our destination. Safe driver, great conversationalist, excellent English. Thanks, Emilio.

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

Contact information: emiliodriver@hotmail.com 098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Recommended by Karen Kuenzel: klkuenzel@yahoo.com

100% organic cacao / cocoa powder / organic products / butter / honey

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb Pitahaya pulp $4
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao ground $4
1 lb organic raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.5
1 liter Greek yogurt $8


Reserve seats for “How The Other Half Loves” now!

Azuay Community Theater Presents:

How The Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn
April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1, 2022

A little cheating. A few lies. A lot of hilarity!
Fiona and Bob got home way late. So, the lies to their spouses began to compound.
And then they decided to drag in another, completely innocent, couple. Oh what tangled webs we weave….

Don’t miss this comedy of errors.
Admission: $15 Show starts at 4 PM. Doors open at 3:30 PM
Pay in cash, via PayPal, or at the theater the day of the show!

Make reservations in person at:

Common Grounds (overlooking the corner of Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional)
Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 PM and Tuesday, March 29, noon-2 PM.

Kolo Restaurant (on Luis Cordero between Calle Larga and Juan Jaramillo)
Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 AM – 1 PM

Sunrise Cafe (on Calle Larga between Padre Aguirre and Begino Malo)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM – 1 PM

To use PayPal or reserve to pay at the door, email actseats@gmail.com

April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and May 1, 2022, Azuay Community Theater, first building west of Hotel Oro Verde, Ordponez Lasso, Cuenca

Ray Lewis

Ali Kitchen

Treat yourself to a satisfying, authentic Mediterranean meal:

Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
spinach stuffed sambousak with sumac $0.75 each
all orders will be ready for pick at the Smoke house San Sebastian park area at noon Wednesday, April 6th

April 6th, noon, Coronel Guillermo Tálbot 8-66, San Sebastian Park area

Ali: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210

Chan Chan Cheese this week….

Good day to all of you out there. We’re back. This week we are offering our Traditional Cheddar, Alpine Romano and our newest addition, Mozzarella. Come to Dos Sucres Tuesday morning from 8:30 -10 AM for great dairy, great produce and great bread. All your favorites in one stop. In addition to some tasty cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh milk, cream, chocolate milk and butter. If you’re not able to make it to Dos Sucres, email and have your order dropped off at the Smokehouse in San Sebastian Square, Tienda Nectar or arrange for home delivery.

Live at the Palermo? Your order can be dropped off there also.

Tuesday, April 5th, from 8:30-10, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56 (8:30-10 AM), Smokehouse (pick-up Tuesday after 10:30 AM), Tienda Nectar (pick-up after 11 AM

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Wes the Mentalist…I know what you’re thinking

When is the event that will kickoff the Tour 2022?
May 18th

Where is the event that will kickoff the Tour 2022?
Kolo Restaurant…Luis Corder, 2 blocks north of Calle Larga

Why should I care?
You don’t want to have people telling you “it was a spectacular evening…you should have been there.”

What is the cost?
Nothing. It’s for Charity. Your contribution will be gladly received.

May 18…6-8:30, Kolo Restaurant

Wes Elliott: thementalistwes@gmail.com

Paradise Indian restaurant

Cuenca’s favorite Indian restaurant is open seven days a week with dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Enjoy vegetarian, meat, seafood, rice, traditional bread, and dessert items from our extensive menu. Every dish is prepared from the freshest ingredients by a skilled chef and spiced to your personal taste. Call, Facebook, or drop by our pleasant parkside location soon for the exotic and authentic flavors of India.

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

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

This Week at La Guarida.

The first full week of April is upon us. We’ll be showing two great films, hosting a wonderful concert with Naza and friends and going to Escuela Central with hors d’oeuvres to celebrate Ceramicist Eduardo Segovia.

Next Saturday, come enjoy La Guarida Comfort & Happy Hour, from 5 to 9 PM.

Join us for breakfast/brunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Organic eggs are key for a great breakfast; a fresh brewed batch of coffee every time.


Movies and Dinner at La Guarida

La Guarida is proud to keep presenting the best selection of films in Cuenca. This week we bring two very different titles, one from Iran and the other one from the USA. A drama and a comedy. Don’t miss these two sensational works. Book now by calling 099 806 8071. Remember that dinner reservations are required.

April 5th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM). – A Hero –
At the center of the movie is what looks like an unambiguous act of decency. A man — the title character, a sign painter named Rahim Soltani — arranges for the return of 17 gold coins to their rightful owner. What could be wrong with that? What could go wrong as a consequence? Quite a lot, as it happens. A fascinating film by two-times Academy Award Winner Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

April 6th (Wednesday, 6:45 PM). – The French Dispatch –
The latest Wes Anderson film with an A-List cast of actors, which includes: Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet and many, MANY more. A wonderful comedy.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A short Tranvia ride to La Cuadra station.

April 5th, from 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Learn about QiGong and traditional Chinese medicine – no cost

Are you interested in learning more about QiGong and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine)?

We are reaching the end of our Intensive 12-week QiGong and TCM training, and our students in the teacher training part will do a presentation on what they have learned.

You are all invited to come and hear about what we are doing at Pampamisayoc QiGong and what our students have learned, all free of charge.

All the best.

Pampamisayoc QiGong

Monday and Tuesday 4th – 5th of April. 2:30 – 3:30 PM, no cost, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

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

Homemade pie and ice cream from Carlos at Vivaldi Ice Cream

Another new delight from Carlos this week.
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
500ml – $6
Get your order in fast folks and don’t miss out.

But that’s not all. Strawberry Pie and also Chicken & Mushroom Pie. Both are super yummy and satisfying. And both are home made as are all offerings from Carlos’ menu.


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.

We’ll be bringing our healthy, nutrient dense products from our commercial kitchen this week including our Greek plain and flavored yogurts, our popular granola with pumpkin seeds and cranberries, veggie burgers, homemade tahini, the best hummus, GF chocolate chip cookies, GF pumpkin spice muffins and salad dressings. We will again be previewing our vegan garden vegetable soup, as well as our garden vegetable salad, holiday hot chocolate and celebration chai tea. Don’t miss out on the fun. Come on over and stay awhile.


Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

For fresh Breads, cakes and pizzas please visit our website http://www.artesanafamilybakery.com.

Special dish this week:

– Falafel croquettes with hummus and salad, 2 portions $8.

Special gluten free:
* Almond bread $8.50.
* Coconut bread $6.
* Coconut cookies sugar free $2.50 (package of 6)
* Flaxseed tortillas pack of 5 $2.50.
* Corn tortillas pack of 8 $2.


Pig & Cow Deli Apecial

Hello, Greetings to all!

This Monday and Tuesday’s deli special will be the Corned Beef sandwich.

Corned Beef Sandwich:
Rye bread (homemade) Deli Corned Beef, sour pickles, mustard, mozzarella cheese (optional).
Served with our fries and 1 beer.

Remember our menu is Exclusive (we make everything from scratch for you).

(Home delivery service only)

We also want to take this opportunity to inform you that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will not be working, by Saturday we will be back to normal activity. (an unforeseen event has arisen)

April 4th and 5th from 11 AM to 9 PM, home delivery service only

Eduardo Quintero: +593 960 95 3106 whatsapp 096 095 3106

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

April 5, from 11 AM, Calle Largo just west of Begnino Malo, Cuenca.

Jean Wall Carothers: innerspaces007@gmail.com