Healthy people, healthy planet

We can move towards this together! Join us at La Yunta’s Garden Market on the 17th, 10 AM – 4 PM to learn more.

Or visit us at

$78 – provides biodegradable diapers to a child for 2 – 3 years
$17.50 – provides a biodegradable feminine hygiene kit for 2 – 3 years

Your support saves up to $2,500 per child and keeps tons of waste out of landfills.

We believe, “there is a way to do things right, to tread lightly on the earth” -Alex Honnold


Relaxing in-home 60 minute massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

· Anxiety
· Digestive disorders
· Fibromyalgia
· Headaches
· Insomnia related to stress
· Low back pain


Heater gas tank refill

I have two empty gas tanks for my heaters. Is there a number I can call to have someone bring full tanks to exchange? I know a truck makes the rounds but I live in an apartment building and cannot get out to the street in time to make the exchange. Any recommendations will be appreciated.


City: Cuenca

Stationary exercise bike

Looking for a good condition, used exercise bike (no peloton just standard – don’t need all the bells and whistles)

S. Hunter: +593 99 236 7868. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Yunguilla


Can anyone recommend a place to buy quality beds at a low price? Thank you.

Kevin: .

City: Cuenca

Laser hair removal?

Does anyone know who performs laser hair removal in Cuenca?


City: Cuenca

Household items for sale

Mabe ingenious large size, top freezer, no frost refrigerator $350
Solid wood queen size bed frame, no mattress. We purchased it in the States, $275
Two personal indoor electric space heaters with thermostat, $20 each.
Large Hamilton Beach toaster oven $30
12 cup coffee maker $15
Cuisinart coffee grinder $15

If you require any further information, let me know.

Christine: 099 521 6223.

City: Cuenca

Electronics for sale

Lenovo Ideacentre all-in-one desktop computer, Intel core 2 duo, 500 GB hard disk, it will come with a keyboard, mouse and two speakers $190 OBO
Dell 17″ laptop, windows 8 pro, Intel core (TM) 2 duo, 4.00 gb of memory ram, 750gb HD, it will need a new battery, I will let it go for $125 OBO
Epson eco tank L3110 all in one ink tank printer. I still have the box for it. Paid $299, now $160
Apple TV, 3rd generation in mint condition, $40 OBO
Amazon Echo, 2nd generation, Alexa voice assistants with very little use $30

Susan: .

City: Cuenca

Super sale- Vino Maipo – Chile at Cuenca Shop

We have struck a deal:
Vino Maipo Wine (Promo Ends 28/July/2022)
1-2 for $9 each
3-5 for $8.75 each
6-11 for $8.50 Each
12-24 for $8 Each
24+ $7.75 each

Call or visit for more details

Tyrone Grigor: 098 402 6399.

City: Cuenca

Sofa bed for sale

Soft, burgundy red sofa bed, folds out as a double bed. Comfortable memory foam mattress. 74″ W end to end by 36″ D.


Needs to be picked up in Chordeleg. WhatsApp text for photo to 099 664 8605.

Manya Arond Thomas: .

City: Cuenca

2 tables for sale

Large, solid wood table with 2 leaves that convert it from a 40″x40″ square table to a 40″x80″ rectangular table. Each leaf is 20″W. 29″H. Photo shows the table with leaves inserted. Very solid and sturdy (and heavy). Great work table as is or could be refinished for fine use. $100

Sturdy utility table with hard plastic top and collapsible metal legs. 24″D x 48″W x 29″H. $25

Tables need to be picked up in Chordeleg. Text only to 099 664 8605

Manya Arond Thomas: .

City: Cuenca

55 inch TV for sale

An almost brand-new 55 inch Sony Bravia that is way too big for my sitting room for sale. I have had it for less than 9 months

$750 final price — well below purchase price.

Gary: 098 380 9210.

City: Cuenca

Balderdash board game – $15

Like-new board game includes directions.

Balderdash is a bluffing game. Players try to bluff each other by creating phony definitions for some of the zaniest, most unbelievable words.

Fun if you want to practice English or just want to expand your vocabulary while playing a game.

See here.

Game: .

City: Cuenca

150 Movies/DVDs for $49.99, all purchased recently in Cuenca

Recently purchased locally
All are in English (have Spanish subtitles )
All genres – Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Drama
Watched once

Buy all for $49.99 OBO.

Email to arrange a time.

Movies: .

City: Cuenca

Laser printer for sale

Compact HP Laser 107W printer for use in your home office. Hardly ever used, in original box with user’s manual and two new cartridges (the original that came with the printer has still ink in it).

Bought for $215, including the cartridges, will sell for $115.

View details here.

Contact Elizabeth 0989 390 277

Elizabeth Bekes: 098 939 0277.

City: Cuenca

Coffee table, for sale

We are selling a wrought iron, wood and glass coffee table. We brought it from the US but it is too large for what we need now. The base is heavy wrought iron, the table rim is wood and tooled metal, and the center is a heavy disk of glass.

It’s a great piece, and it’s yours for $300.

Scott Gibson: 096 780 5385.

City: Cuenca

TFT -tapping, private session

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is an extremely effective and useful tapping technique that brings you emotional freedom.

It can be used to heal the root cause of your issues and it removes traumas, phobias, negative emotions and negative thinking.


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, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheese cake or a coffee with homemade bread with cream from Grandma’s hacienda, a Blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices, and beers.

We are open Friday from 3 to 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 8 PM. Contact us by phone or directly to WhatsApp for deliveries or reservations, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and google maps as Café Del Río. Note: we provide transportation service.

Two minutes from Cuenca Tennis and Golf Club up to biocorredorYanuncay. You will see the sign on the right hand.

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Tour guide, transportation and facilitator

National tour guide, driver, facilitator and reliable transportation.

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 in 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 more beautiful places.

-Baños de Ambato
-Puerto Lopez

I also help with shopping, Supermaxi, appliances, furniture, medical appointments, opening bank accounts, electrical installations, carpentry and more.
You can contact me at my email, cell phone directly or my WhatsApp in the following information,


Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Learn slang and how to swear in Spanish

Hello Everyone,

I’m glad to invite you to the first and only Spanish Slang Club in Cuenca.
Join us in a one-of-a-kind group where you”ll learn the art of “informal” Spanish; how to talk slang like a local, and of course, swearing. Your Spanish speaking friends will be thrilled when you greet them with “Hola Mijines”.




I am Dra. Daniela Carpio —a cardiologist based out of Cuenca with a specialty in cardiac intensive care. Upon my recent return from completing my studies abroad, I opened my medical practice at Hospital del Rio, and it would be an honor to serve you there.

I completed my 5-year postgraduate education at the Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiología in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a world class institution comprised of highly skilled physicians in the field. I am thrilled to me back in my hometown, with my family, and I look forward to serving my community and also bring expert medical care to the comfort of your own home, if needed.


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 the 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

Eleonora Faria
098 423 0884 / 098 404 5949

Melamine carpentry and floating floor

– 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.

– Floating floor installation, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms.

Cuenca, Centro


Scratchers for cats

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Models from $40

Benefits of the cat scratcher:

– To keep your nails healthy and strong. Cats are territorial animals that like to mark their scent.
– To stabilize active and avoid health problems
– To play and release stress
– To create your refuge
– To entertain yourself and relieve your curious instinct. Cuenca, Las Américas

Cuenca, Las Américas


Handyman services and remodeling projects

We can take care of the simplest or most complex projects. Our handyman professionals have a lot of experience, so we know you are going to get the job done properly. We make sure that you are satisfied with our work.

No job is too small or big for us.



Professional teacher

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will tutor or teach any age student. 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 am fully vaccinated and will work with you in person or online. I can address whatever skills or content you need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Spanish Classes for beginners in a small group

Spanish for beginners, simple, effective and affordable. Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).


If you are looking for a professional painter…

If you are looking for a professional painter to refresh your home at affordable prices, then look no further. I’m a painter with 15-years’ experience in interior and exterior painting – walls, baseboard, frames, doors and windows. I’ll fix small walls and trim holes and cracks. No job too big or small. You provide the paint and I do the rest. I speak English/Spanish.

Ordoñez Lazo

099 387 7127

Don’t make your next move without us

Red Tag Moving Company voted Best Local Moving Company in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Working our way, move by move to earn your vote for 2022.

Read many of our testimonials right here on GP.

Local moves and surrounding areas only. Packing and services offered separately.

Email Debra today for a quote and rates.

Gran Columbia y Unidad Nacional

Debra Lynn

Professional and proficient nursing services

Who needs nursing services at home?

• Patients who return home after surgery, needing care, supervision and assistance
• Patients who are undergoing complicated treatment that requires the use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring

I take care of people of all ages, from infants to seniors. I work with your doctor and family to develop customized care plans so you can regain your health in the comfort of your home.


High-dose vitamin C IV drip – boosts immune health

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in overall health.

Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant and is responsible for many functions in the body. While not all of the oral supplements that we take are fully absorbed, IV delivery of Vitamin C ensures that 100% of the vitamin is bioavailable. When given in high doses, Vitamin C converts from an antioxidant to an oxidative therapy.


Full body lymphatic drainage massage – 90-minute session

I am a specialist in lymphatic massage who will take into account your particular needs to give you the best and most satisfying experience.

Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage
• Promotes general relaxation and increased physical well-being
• Combats fluid retention, lymphedema, and varicose vein formation


Yoga sessions at Physiogym

Enjoy yoga classes in which you can improve your balance, stretch your body and regain your flexibility. no experience is needed. It is never too late to start a yoga practice.

Give yourself the time to enjoy a completely relaxing session.

Private class: $20 special price: 10 classes for $180, group class: $7 per person

Send us a message to coordinate your appointment. Sessions are completely in English. The first session is on the house.

Isabel la Catolica 2-86

Eleonora Faria
098 404 5949

Exciting news – Australian Wine coming to Cuenca Shop

Yes, we have waited for it to happen and are excited to announce, Australian Wine now in Ecuador.
After 10 years, Penfolds wine is returning to Ecuador.
And for the first time, 19 Crimes wines are making an appearance.

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2019
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz/Cabernet 2019
Penfold’s Max’s Shiraz 2018


Recommendation for Le Petit Jardin, restaurant

It was just wonderful to find ourselves once again enjoying a fabulous meal at Le Petit Jardin. Chef Giovanni never disappoints. There’s no better place to while away a few hours — a broad menu, a blazing fire, kind and sophisticated waitstaff, high ceilings and great air circulation make it easy to settle in with a bottle of wine and good friends. Check out the web page to see the weekly menu and to get directions for this tucked-away gem of a restaurant.

Address: Calle de Las Brevas

Contact information: 096 819 1518

Recommended by Taylor Brooke: 099 203 6812

Recommendation for Alfombras L.C.M.A, sale of rugs/carpets

What good luck I had recently when I encountered Alfombras L.C.M.A. I had been looking for a while for a rug for my living room. Then I met Manuel, who with his brother, Luis, sells rugs and carpets. As I looked over an array of rug samples, I found just the right one.

The two came over together to my home with the rug and 4 others to be sure. The one that caught my eye was perfect. The quality was really good and the price was reasonable. If you are looking for a rug or carpet (They do installation of carpets and cleaning of them as well.), go take a look at what they have. You just might find exactly what you are looking for.

Address: Ave. de las Americas 3-65 y el Arrayan

Contact information: 099 072 7330 (Luis)

Recommended by Luisa Nelson:

Recommendation for Dr. Santiago Romo, orthopedist and general care

In 2016 I had severe sciatica and could barely stand. Rather than have surgery, I received ozone treatments from Dr. Romo which were very effective and I had no further problems until recently when I was diagnosed in the US as having age-related arthritis and stenosis in the lumbar and cervical spine. I was having pain and stiffness (though nothing like in 2016) so I underwent ozone treatments again with Dr. Romo and recently completed them. I am feeling good, and no longer waking up in pain. Dr. Romo speaks excellent English, is a pleasure to work with and very compassionate. It is good to have him in my corner.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Andrew Staub:

Recommendation for US documents EC notary

Translation of documents/accompanying to notary

Last week I found myself in need of getting US documents notarized and a call to the Guayaquil consulate offered no upcoming timeline for them coming to Cuenca to provide this service. Luckily the company said they would accept a signature and seal from a Cuenca notary. I contacted young attorney Maria Penafiel, who advertises on GringoPost and she was able to translate my papers and walk me over to the notary who completed the task.

Even if I had done the translation elsewhere, there’s no way I could have negotiated my way through that notary office by myself, so am grateful Maria was by my side.

Reminder that this only works if where your papers are going will accept a foreign notary. Many won’t.

Address: Edificio Acropolis, 12 de Abril y Jose Peralta

Contact information: 098 424 4319

Recommended by Madelaine B:

Recommendation for Monte Sinaí Vascular Surgeon, Ochoa, healthcare

Wes the Mentalist …didn’t see it coming

I’m a mentalist but clairvoyance is weak. Didn’t foresee hole in sidewalk, bike wreck, surgery and 4-week convalescence at home. But, don’t let that deter you from attending one of my shows soon. “Bike Wreck Recovery Tour”. Meanwhile bike on display at SISA restaurant, Roto Puente y Tres de Noviembre.

Can’t say enough about ER Trauma team, Dr Ochoa Vascular Surgeon, the 24-hour team for four days, and Poulin my healthcare facilitator/nurse and Venu. Everyone seemed to be so genuine and concerned. Experienced Muy Tranquilo in a hospital. Go figure.

Miguel Cordero 6-111 y Av Fray V. Solano, Cuenca, Azuay

07 288 5595
07 281 6277

Address: Miguel Cordero y Solano

Contact information: 07 288 5595

Recommended by Wes Elliott:

Recommendation for Malu Cooper, facilitator

Malu is very personable and helpful in a variety of capacities such as (but not limited to) translating, medical and insurance assistance, banking, legal assistance, shopping, setting up utility bills as well as legal assistance. Recently she was extremely helpful in navigating Solca hospital, which is truly quite daunting.

Malu is fluent in English as she lived in the US for several years. She is originally from Cuenca, and has numerous contacts in the medical and insurance fields. She has a pleasant disposition and is a joy to work with. Any time I have asked for assistance, she has always come through with flying colors. She has been a tremendous help to me. If you need anything, do not hesitate to give her a call.

Her cell phone is 098 327 0180 Is you want to contact her via WhatsApp use her US number 234 360 4931

Address: Cuenca

Recommended by William Burkett:

Cuenca Salmon – 19 sausage varieties

CuencaSalmon has the biggest variety of sausages in Cuenca.

The * indicates sausages in stock at the present time:

1. Breakfast Sausage*
2. Lamb
3. Moroccan Marquez
4. Chicken*
5. Spicy Chicken


Hacienda Chan Chan Dairy Products

Good day to you all! This week we are offering our tasty products at a number of places in town. Start your day right on Tuesday at the market at Dos Sucres. Not only will you be able to try some delicious cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt, fresh milk and cream, butter and cottage cheese…come check out the amazing produce and fresh bread as well.

A fun market to go to from 8:30-10 AM.

This week we are offering our traditional Cheddar and Baby Swiss. All of the products we make are made exclusively with milk from our grass-fed cows. Our herd is primarily composed of Montebilliard and Jersey crosses, breeds known for their high fat and protein. A tasty alternative in a land of Holsteins.

If you can’t make it to the market, have your order dropped off at the Smokehouse/Cuenca Shop, Tienda Nectar or opt for home delivery in Cuenca for $2. Coming soon, fresh beef and pork!

Tuesday, July 12th, from 8:30 – 10 AM, 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)


Artesana Family Bakery at the new store at the back of Sunrise Cafe

Hey friends, come to the new store at the back of Sunrise Cafe “Cuenca Creators Co-Op” from Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 3 PM, with fresh bread. If you want a special request, please let me know. This new amazing store that we’ll be supporting Artisan and Artists will be inaugurate soon, I will post about it as soon as is set the day.

We’ll be at the Feria in Puertas del Sol every Saturday from 8:15 AM to noon. and also Tuesday at the Dos Sucre Feria from 8 to 10 AM.

In our Facebook store, you can find the products that you need and we’ll deliver to you or you can come to our place to pick it up. Please make your order by WhatsApp or email.

From Monday to Saturday, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Avenida Don Bosco

Rosemary Luna: 099 879 2985

Delivery: real sourdough, southern biscuits, bagels and more

Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list, please note the new prices:


Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10.50


Internacional Bakery

Hi everyone, We are happy to continue delighting our dear customers, offering healthy sourdough bread, free yeast, and some desserts made in wood-fire oven, organic free chemicals.

You can find us in the historical Center.

We have home delivery.
Some breads:


Sourdough pizza in wood-fire oven

Have you ever enjoy sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come and visit us, we are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team. Here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Some options:

Black pizza (with shrimp)
Onions and peppers
Fugazza (double dough)
Special figs and three cheeses and more!
In addition, we offer delicious coffee, cappuccino, tea, and desserts.

We have home delivery.

From Monday to Saturday, from noon to 9 PM, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Paradise is open seven days a week with dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Our extensive menu includes vegan, vegetarian, meat, seafood, rice, traditional breads, and dessert dishes. Every item is prepared fresh to order and spiced to your preference by a chef skilled in authentic Indian cuisine. Enjoy the delicious and varied flavors that make Paradise Cuenca’s favorite Indian restaurant.

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

Paul Anthony: 098 426 8976 / 099 528 6389

This week at La Guarida

Music, films and great food. Simply another week at La Guarida!

– The Wizard of Oz –
July 11th (Monday, 6:45 PM).
… and Judy Garland sells out again!

– Beasts of No Nation –
July 12th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
Director Fukunaga proves again his storytelling grace with a story truly worth telling, the result is explosively authentic and yet lyrical, making an utterly inhumane and alien situation both completely real and completely abstract. A masterpiece.

– Raising Arizona –
July 13th (Wednesday, 6:45 PM).
This film is a prize package and a bundle of joy, one that puts a fresh, funny face on the American comedy movie. It’s as encouraging as it is entertaining. One of the best Coen brothers’ films to date.


Garage sale to benefit Mujers con Exito (women’s shelter)

Please plan to attend the Mujers con Exito garage sale on Saturday, July 16th.
We’ve had lots of time to collect some unique and some very usable items.
Donations are still being accepted. Drop off at Baltazara de Calderon y Miguel Velez OR call Diana at 098 474 7919 if you need a pick up.
Come on over, see friends and pick up some cool but low-cost stuff!
See you there.

Saturday, July 16th from 9 AM until 1 PM. No fee, Baltazara de Calderon y Miguel Velez, Cuenca.

Marilyn Appel:

Master Class: Acrylic Painting

Learn the basic of composition, sketching, mixing colors and painting with acrylic from Master painter, Alberto Soriano. Alberto has been painting for over 40 years and his ability to express himself on the canvas are second to none. He is a renowned South American artist and he has had numerous exhibitions in various countries.


Too Far South – country music at idiomART

For our second Patio Sessions, we’re really excited to welcome Cuenca’s premiere country band, Too Far South!

They perform good old country music drawing in fans who love to kick up their heels, dance, party or just have a good old time. The band plays a mixture of old and new country classics, and is sure to get you up dancing.

We have so much room at our new place to kick up your heels and get your boot scootin’ on.

Tickets are bound to fly out the door, so make your reservation today by contacting:

Sunday, July 24. Doors open at 2 PM; Music starts at 3 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Art opening; “Nomada”

Gonzalo Goyo is an outstanding painter from San Antonio de Ibarra and you may have seen his work on social media and other galleries throughout Ecuador.

We are so excited to have him come to Cuenca and show his work entitled, “Nomada” at idiomART. It’s a collection of abstract and figurative art that is an explosion of color. Each piece draws you in, inviting you to take a nomadic journey.

The opening for his show is Wednesday, July 13 from 6 – 8 PM.
The exhibition will be up for several weeks.

Opening: Wednesday, July 13 from 6-8 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Circle Song: Vocal Improv & Collective Singing Workshop

Colombian singer, Urpi Barco is in Cuenca for a very short time and is offering a one-day “Circle Song” workshop at idiomART!

Explore the power of your voice through collective singing exercises and vocal improvisation. This workshop is going to be so much fun and, with the acoustics in our new place, it should be powerful indeed!


YapaFest Outdoor Music and Artisan Festival, this Saturday

You may be familiar with the word Yapa. When shopping a local mercado, a vendor with often give you a little more than you expected. That little extra is Yapa. Yapa is a Quichua word meaning to give a little extra, and Yapa can refers to both material and immaterial things. It is spring in Ecuador and it is time for us as a community to join together to enjoy a day in the outdoors and give a little extra… our attention to the arts.


Camping in Paradise: special grand opening promotion: free

Now that this year’s extended rainy season is coming to an end it’s time to open our Camp Paradise. Enjoy all the joys of camping, alongside our cascading creek, without all the typical camping challenges. We provide the special amenities, like our solar shower, composting toilets, and especially our camp kitchen and dining room.


Famous Chicken Marbella, American classic, at Joes’ Secret Garden

Dine-in this Saturday, July 16th at Joes’ Secret Garden … fun starts 4 PM, dinner at 6. It’s community dining at its best.

Take-out … pick up or delivery, Sunday, July 17th from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. Dine in the comfort and beauty of your own home.

Chicken Marbella is a classic from The Silver Palate Cookbook and it’s world-famous deli in New York city.‘ A boldly flavorful yet totally approachable Mediterranean-style dish of bone-in chicken braised with garlic, oregano, olives and dried fruit.

We are proud to be serving this popular chicken dish made famous at the Silver Palette Deli in New York City by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso and their 1981 cookbook. It’s become an American Classic and was the most popular chicken dish served at my California catering company.

Dinner starts with a robust Tomato-Basil Soup just right for this cold weather, followed by the main course, Chicken Marbella, Grilled Local Vegies, Creamy Polenta, and finishes with Mocha Flavored Tiramisu. Coffee and tea included (not included in take-out)

Or try the more conventional …

Our popular Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken is an option as is our Vegetarian Entree. Both need to be ordered when you book.

Details at and click on the red ‘reservation’ button to book. A few simple questions, like your name and email, and you are done.

Dine in restaurant, Saturday. Delivery or pickup, Sunday. Address at time of order.

KP and Ken:

Common Grounds: live music show: Gatos Negros in concert

Once again, Common Grounds presents Gatos Negros in concert, performing your favorite songs of all time. Always an entertaining show with this band so join us for a fun night of great food, cocktails and dancing.

Common Grounds! Voted Best Sports Bar and Restaurant in Cuenca!

$6 cover. Limited capacity so come early!

More info and reservations: 098 107 9406 Cristian

Saturday, July 16th from 7:30 to 10 PM, $6, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Debra Lynn

Don’t just workout your body, workout your brain

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you wake up in the morning and does not stop until you go play trivia!

Come join us anyway for some brainy fun playing trivia, great food and drinks with an awesome group of people every Tuesday night here at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill starting at 6:30 PM.

All ages and IQs welcome!

Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Debra Lynn: 098 477 7596