The Hogar is looking for cell phones

If you have any cellphones you are no longer using, that are in good condition, we would use them. We need some to use internally and we have several clients of the foundation who need a cell phone. You can drop them off at either Esperanza Thrift Shop at Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Sucre or at our Expat Services Center at Mariscal Sucre 12-84 and Juan Montalvo. Thank you for your support.

Fernando Alvarez: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Group of 7 not needed for Pfizer shot

Yesterday morning I walked into the Central de Salud next to the military hospital for a Pfizer shot by myself and was out within 10 minutes. My wife got the last Pfizer shot the afternoon before at about 2 PM so it is best to arrive in the morning. There have been a couple of posts in the last week claiming that there needs to be 6 people to open a vial which I found to be untrue at least at the one next to the military hospital.

Nobody wants to hear about personal views regarding vaccines—keep them to yourself. This post is to help others get what they feel they need.

John: 867 5309. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc. When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, baby sit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me. My name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years. I have excellent references available for you to contact. I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help, Laura

Laura Guaman: 099 335 2819. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Wanted: Living room/dining room, and a sewing machine

We are looking for living room/dining room furniture and a sewing machine.

Maybe you have one around you’re not using so much anymore? Let me know.

Thank you,

Betty: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 4 bedroom house for rent

Looking for 4 bedroom, unfurnished house for rent in Cuenca, $250-$350, I don’t have pets.

I’m looking for house for rent for my husband’s extended family. There are 9 of them and they are Venezuelan. It’s a couple with adult children who have minor children as well. Ideally, we are looking for a large house. Minimum of 4 bedrooms with perhaps a studio that can be turned into a 5th bedroom. The area of the city where the house is located does not matter. Thank you in advance for your help.

Oti: 098 347 1982. Call after: 8 AM.

Forming a French conversation group meeting weekly or more often

I am looking for an active, adult French language practice intercambio group. No matter – English native or Spanish native speakers. No teachers invited.

Meeting once or twice a week — 4-6 people limit.

Get in touch with me. Already established intercambio is good — but if you want to form a group, that is also good!

Susan: 096 841 9412 WhatsApp only. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments store is open today

We’ve just received a lot of new baby items: a new stroller, new baby clothes, a new breast pump, lots of goodies. Also received some household items and décor. Stop by and have a look.

We’re open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril. Between Las Americas and the Coliseum, next to the tall 5-floor white building.

Brenda Webb: 098 459 3005, for Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

Useful Hebrew Books, cards, educational publications

Sounds of Hebrew Flash Cards 2000 EKS Publishing Company
Hagadah Ravin Printing Enterprises, Ltd. Tel Aviv, Israel
Bank Leumi wishes you a Joyous Pesach
The Art of Hebrew Lettering, Schuster
Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew Simon & Anderson EKS Pub.
Exercises within
The Aleph Bet of Rabbi Akiva translated by Yaicov David Shulman
Yeshiva Beth Moshe
Pimsleur Set of 10 CD’s Learn to Speak Hebrew
In Zipper Case
Two Plastic Folders from Amazon: Hebrew Grammar
and Biblical Hebrew

Asking price: $25 for all. Individual prices, best offers. Thank you.

Suzanne Cerny: .

City: Cuenca

Electric mini truck

You have a very special car, electric, with autonomy of 80 kms, lithium battery. For the price of a motorcycle, you have a truck. You pay less for a registration, with the high price of fuel, here you pay cents per journey, easy to load into any 110v or 220v outlet. Very high and comfortable, safe and automatic. Even a child can drive it, you can do your shopping or go for a walk around the city and the best thing is that you are protected and safe.

For a minimum price of $5800. includes battery charger.

Marcelo: 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Pet vaccination, home service by Pet-me Vet

Hello! My name is Mateo Ñauta and I am happy to offer my veterinary services along with my partner Elizabeth Gavilanes. On this occasion we offer vaccination service for dogs and cats with a low cost.

It includes:

1. Complete vaccination plan for puppies and adults.
2. Deworming as needed.
3. General medical review to provide you information on the physical condition of your pet.
4. Free home service.
5. Pet friendly practice.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you want more information.

We also have products for sale for pets and our beloved pet sitting service highly recommended on Gringo Post.


Mateo Nauta
099 848 1355

Thank you from Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill

Cristian, our staff and I wish to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you to everyone that attended our music extravaganza and benefit this past Sunday. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and your most generous support. We also give a huge thanks to all of the artists that donated their time and talent.

And finally, we give a very special thank you to Linda and Ray Lewis for their selfless contribution and time in organizing this event for us. We are honored to call them and all of you our family here at Common Grounds.

C. Eduardo Crespo Malo, Cuenca

Debra Lynn

Driver tour guide and facilitator

Looking for an experienced and reliable English-speaking driver?

With more than 20 years as a professional driver touring Ecuador and with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide knowing the beautiful places of Ecuador.

My name is Angel Panchez and I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, the entire Spondylus route, tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron el Chorro, Valle de Yunguilla, Ingapirca and most beautiful places.


Chelation therapy

Chelation therapy is an IV infusion therapy that helps rid your body of toxins. During therapy, I infuse a chemical called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which binds with toxic metals in your blood (mercury, copper, arsenic, aluminum) and removes them from your body.

Clogged arteries contain calcium and other mineral and heavy metal deposits that bring about blockage through the process called atherosclerosis. Effectively reverses atherosclerosis by removing these unwanted deposits via chelation therapy, a good healthy diet and exercise.

What are the benefits of Chelation?


Melamine carpentry and furniture

I am a manufacturer of melamine furniture. I manufacture all kinds of models and designs to your liking and color. Furniture for home, TV, bathrooms, rooms, tables, wine tables, wine corners, clothing furniture, closets, replacement doors, drawers, and kitchen furniture.

You can write to me by email. I will gladly send you a quote or I can go to your location and take the different melamines so that you can choose your design.

Cuenca, Centro


We take care of your pet

We take care of your pet while you travel or you are not at home. We have a safe and comfortable space for the care of your pet.

We take care of one pet at a time, personalized care 24 hours, walks, games, food and rest.

We are responsible in animal care, if it is a dog, we only take care of the dog. if it is a cat, we only take care of the cat. With availability.

Your pet will be very well protected and cared for with lots of love.

Dogs and cats.

You can write us by mail to send you a quote.

We have knowledge for pet care.

Avenida de las Américas


Lymphatic drainage massage at home

Did you know that the lymphatic system helps your body eliminate toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials?

A healthy lymphatic system can usually do this without problem, but certain health conditions and physical damage can cause fluid buildup.

I am dedicated to all of my patients’ well-being, delivering the most outstanding level of care and a therapeutic atmosphere so you may feel restored.



Pilates, Cuenca Physiogym

Low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility.

Visit our facilities. Our staff is fully bilingual. You can join our group classes or have a private session. Our studio is on a ground floor and has parking available.

Prices p/p: private class $20, semi-private class (2 people) $15 semi-private class (3 people) $10 and group class $7

Come and start taking care of your body right now.

Isabel la Catoilica 2-86

Nicolas Lukin
098 423 0884 / 098 404 5949

About USA valet for people living in Ecuador

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

As our carrier pigeon mascot says,

“The sky’s the limit!”

So, you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get (restrictions apply – ask us). It’s 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.


Diana Vera medical and general facilitator

Need help for private or IESS specialist’s appointments? You need to read this:

Hello Dear Expat Community. My name is Diana Vera. I am a general and medical facilitator and personal assistant. I have good references from the expat community and that’s why I want to offer my services to you. Do you need help for IESS specialists’ appointments? Or do you want to have a primary Doctor? You should have new lab tests and checkups to keep your information updated on the IESS data base, or any private insurance in case that anything happens, it can save your life.

I can help you to:
-Set appointments for general checks, lab work, or specialists.
-Get your regular medication every month (I can pick it up for you) -Private Transportation
-Translations with the Doctors or Specialists
-I also can help you to do anything you need like errands, pay bills, groceries shopping, etc.

Just ask and I’ll do it for you! And now more important than ever, I will help you, with your end-of-life planning.

Feel free to contact me anytime. Cuenca – Ecuador. ‪Diana Vera 099 174 4740


Diana Vera


Hi, my name is Gabby, I am an experienced manicurist/pedicurist and I come to your home and perform these services in your home. My vaccinations are current and I take all hygiene precautions, i.e. mask, etc. My services are reasonable: $7 for a manicure and $15 for a pedicure, including travel within the city. Please call or email me. I understand and speak some English.

Los Cantones

099 128 3396

Moving households and packing services short and long distance

Moving into your dream home is an exciting but stressful time for yourself and your family. When it comes to choosing a home moving service you can trust, “Movingcrew”.

We understand the challenge that is moving homes. We streamline the entire moving house service to take the stress out of your next big move. And the best part is, you won’t even need to lift a finger. Drawing from years of experience, our team will arrive precisely at a time of your choosing and get to work straight away. From boxing up homewares, personal belongings, or packing away furniture, “Movingcrew”, will take good care of your belongings for the journey to your new home.

We provide fully, end-to-end service for homes of all sizes and types, ranging from compact studio apartments to large townhouses, in and out the city.

Visit our webpage:

Avenida Don Bosco s/n between Pedro Bravo and El Salado streets

098 400 1020

Flute and music lessons for all ages

Learn to play the transverse flute from the first steps. It doesn’t matter how old you are.

You will also learn to read sheet music and understand the fundamentals of music. We can also play your favorite songs of any musical style.
Private classes at your home.

More information to WhatsApp 099 874 9118



Construction almost over

Pájaro y Bestia announces the final stage of construction (electric line) is finally under way. If all goes according to plan, we will be fully operational and ready for a grand opening in another week.

Sorry, no food this weekend. Thanks to all that are inquiring via my WhatsApp.

See you next week. Sé la Bestia!!

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estivez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia

Café Del Río

Do you want to have a good weekend? Café Del Río, invites you away from the noise and pollution, with a good atmosphere, two minutes from Cuenca tennis and golf club through the Yanuncay tourist biocorridor, you can enjoy a delicious coffee, hot chocolate with humitas, tamales, meat empanadas and cheese empanadas, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheese cake or a coffee with homemade bread with cream from grandma’s farm, a blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices all made at home with organic products.


Recommendation for Carnales Mexican Grill, Mexican restaurant

I am originally from Arizona, so I know a little something about Sonoran cuisine, and Carnales definitely nails it. They make their own flour tortillas every day, which is a huge plus, but also they offer a range of meats to choose from. My favorite is the braised beef, or carne guisada as it is listed on their menu. Wonderful place to have dinner, and the owner speaks English as he grew up eating Mexican food in New York City. Great place, fun atmosphere and attentive service, you just can’t ask for more.

Address: Gonzales Suarez

Contact information: 098 434 8665

Recommended by Alison Meyers:

Recommendation for Monica Gonzaga Facilitator Services

I required Monica’s services since I wanted to get a new visa and cedula. She was very professional and helped me with all the requirements and paperwork. First, we met by zoom and she gave me all the detailed information of what I needed so I didn’t receive any “surprise” when I arrived here. Her explanations were very clear and I didn’t have any problem.

I want to recommend her to all the expat community. Monica and her staff will help you with whatever you need.

Address: Benedicto XV and Leon XIII 

Contact information:

Recommended by William Smith:

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 Longe this June the 17th at 8 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

June 17th, from 8 to 10 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Herbert Ullauri: 099 998 7932

Got yogurt?

We do… La Mia Goat Cheese will be at Cuenca Consignments, Isabela 4-75 and 112 de Abril, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM – 2 PM. Stop by and sample our Greek goats yogurt and some of our other goodies, like aged triple cream cheese and feta. We have a great grated cheese for pastas and soups. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday and Friday, 6-16 and 6-17, 11 AM – 2 PM, Isabela 4-75 and 12 de Abril

Craig Lee Carothers: 099 128 0415

Kolo’s specials for this week

Hola queridos amigos, sincerely hope you all are doing great these days. We would like to tell you about this week’s specials:

Breakfast Special:
Denver omelet, served with fruit or potatoes, homemade bread, coffee, tea or juice $6

Lunch Special:
Fish and Chips
Served with tartar sauce and coleslaw , iced tea, lemonade or juice $6

Hope to see you soon. Lucky us if that ever happens!

June, 16th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero 5-65 and Honorato Vazquez

Frank Gonzalez: 099 297 5788

Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine “Cooking with Rey”

I recently purchased some beautiful fat ducks and they’re going on the menu. Basted and slow roasted in my oyster and honey sauce. Yummy!
A rare treat. See my website for details.

Along with your other favorites

#1. Sticky & Sweet Hot Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, honey chilies and lemongrass.


See you in September!

The Ali Agca Trio will have a farewell performance at the Jazz Society Cafe this Friday. Ali will have a 2-month break in his native Turkey, returning to Cuenca the first week in September.

Come to his special ‘See You in September’ performance and bid him a warm farewell!

The trio will play an upbeat repertoire of hip jazz songs and blues…including Ali’s original blues pieces with a Turkish twist.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Jazz Society Cafe from 6 PM and live music from 7 PM.
If you don’t want a late night out, you can stay for the first set that ends around 8 PM.
Reserve your table today and send Ali off with a smile!

June 17th, from 7 to 9:30 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles on the north side of Ordonez Lasso

Ali Agca:

Live music performed at Bistro Yaku this weekend

This weekend we filled out our stage with folklore music.
A tribute to Mercedes Sosa and great performers representing the Cañari Culture.

On our stage for the first time.

It is a huge honor for us to present this group from Cañar, presenting contemporary Andean music, combining fusion and folklore with ancestral sounds.

“What words are to the mind, music is to the soul.” Yanantin

This Friday, June 17th, at 8 PM
The entrance fee is $5 per person. 100% for the artists.

We say “Thanks to Life/Gracias a la Vida”
Mercedes Sosa, the finest exponent of Argentine folklore and recognized as the voice of Latin America, is remembered on our stage.

A special night at Bistro Yaku with Pedro Fernández Martínez, Carlos David Calle Mogrovejo and Veronica Tola,
This Saturday, June 18th, at 8 PM
The entrance fee is $10 per person. 100% for the artist.

At Bistro Yaku we want to support the arts and organize the best musical events in the city, reservations suggested at: 09 748 6890, pepo

June 17th, from 8 to 10 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66


Delicious deserts with the best ingredients

Hello everybody, this week I have delicious deserts with the best ingredients and the best price is $2.50 per serving only.
Tiramisu, lemon carlota and delicado fo mango
for 4 servings ……….$10
for 6 servings ……….$15
The next week I have a gourmet chili pepper with pineapple. It´s delicious. You can try with many foods, and enjoy it. Each jar is $4.50.

Please make your order one day in advance and send message by WhatsApp.

I am pleased to serve you.


All days, Euclides y del Cebollar

Eulalia: 099 253 7133

Roasted rosemary lamb at La Yunta this weekend

Come and enjoy a fantastic meal with a glass of wine.

Roasted rosemary lamb at La Yunta this weekend.

And, of course, fish and chips every day because at La Yunta every day is Friday.

Bookings 098 945 6551


This weekend, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Sole Riquetti: 098 945 6551

The Cookie Concept at La Yunta fair this Saturday

The Cookie Concept invites you to the fair at La Yunta this Saturday, 18. Our gourmet cookies are going to be there with other entrepreneurs.

From 10 AM to 4 PM

Luis Ullauri will designing from noon to 2 PM.

These are the other entrepreneurships:


“Pop-Jazz” Trio at Casa Yangoe this Friday, June 17th

Our new Pop-Jazz Trio –named Jazi– seems to have hit on a winning formula, because we are getting rave reviews. These are some great pop songs that everyone loves, and this new format seems to be the right mix of upbeat, yet intimate. Also, if you haven’t checked out Casa Yangoe, this is a great opportunity. Beautiful and cozy with great food and a lively downtown location.

Some artists in our repertoire include:

Marvin Gaye
Olivia Newton John
Roberta Flack
Leonard Cohen / Madeleine Peyroux
Amy Winehouse

Come early and order dinner, music starts at 8:30 PM. We hope to see you there.

Friday, June 17th, come early for dinner, music starts 8:30 PM, $3.50, Casa Yangoe: Benigno Malo 5-16 and Calle Larga (kitty corner from Taj Mahal), Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: For Reservations: 99 266 1759

Mandala Weaving Workshop

We’re excited to announce a 2-day mandala weaving workshop with local artist and weaver, Claudia Polo. You will learn how to weave 3 different kinds of mandalas and unravel their mysteries, their significance and the power of weaving them.

This is our second workshop in the new idiomART location!

Contact us today to register by emailing:

Tuesday, June 21 and Friday, June 24; 10 AM – 1 PM, $80 (includes all materials for making 3 mandalas), Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Coffee Tasting at idiomArt

Ecuador has so much delicious coffee and a variety of regions within the country to grow this wonderful bean! Hoppe Cafe is a small coffee roaster that supports local coffee farmers in different regions of the country to ensure their coffee is of the highest quality.

We’re excited to be hosting a coffee tasting with them and learn the nuances of coffee…flavors and brewing techniques. We will provide light snacks to cleanse the palette and to round out the experience. This truly is a coffee lovers delight!

Please contact idiomART to make your reservation by emailing us at:

Saturday, June 25 at 10 AM, $15, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB