In a radio address in 1947 on her 21st birthday, she said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

For over 70 years, she did as she declared. She always placed herself with the people, never above them.

–GringoPost editorial staff

Gregori Villa’s farm

A nice fellow moving out of town told me of this farmer with an exceptional organic vegetable farm. Scott told me Gregori has visitors sometimes and thought I would greatly enjoy this outing. The problem is that Scott didn’t know the address. Does anyone else know about Gregory’s farm? Thanks much!


Looking to get rid of an old couch or mattress?

Sometimes you just can’t sell your old stuff. Why not donate it to Hogar de Esperanza to help the many destitute families in Cuenca. We will come to your place and pick up any donation of your household goods including clothes to be sold in our Thrift Store or given to folks in need.

Open hours for our Expat Services Center are: Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5:30 PM, and Saturday from 8 AM – 1 PM. The Center is located at Mariscal Sucre 12-84 y Juan Montalvo, just around the corner from our Esperanza Thrift Shop. Talk with Fernando who can answer all your questions. Thanks so much for your support.
099 094 7611 mailto:

Kris Andreatta

6 on 6 Volleyball: 11 AM, Sunday, September 11 – Free at Parque El Paraiso

Come join us or come to watch. Sunday, September 11th from 11 AM to 1 PM. (Weather Permitting.)
We are an international group of dedicated 6 on 6 volleyball players. The net will be set up on the green space north of the bathrooms and concession stands and west of the lake.
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set- Spike” volleyball) for updates.

Garry: .

City: Cuenca

Vote from Cuenca

There is a website with voting information and instructions on how to be sure that your vote is counted. You can do a google search on “federal voting assistance program.” The website has the latest accurate information.

Don’t trust your voting rights to partisans.



Charlie is a delightful 3.5 year old female. She is spayed, vaccinated, and crate trained. She loves to cuddle. She is very well-mannered and super affectionate too. She lives with her best friend who is a cat. She plays well with dogs when introduced properly. Charlie adores people.

If you’re interested in meeting this awesome doggie, please contact me.

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

City: Cuenca

Boston Terrier

I want to adopt not shop! Looking for a male, young-adult Boston Terrier to needing to be re-homed.

John J DeLeo: +593 98 084 4276. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

We’ve been working hard in the store to help you find things easier. We now have a room for office products such as desks, computer, printers, desk chair and lockable file cabinets, etc. Almost-new LG washer and GE gas dryer, top of the line machines. A beautiful dining room hutch, coffee tables, Lots of quality men’s and women’s and children’s clothing. Shoes, scarfs, and jackets for this cold weather. Lots of kitchen items. Come and browse our vast selection.


Epson printer

Epson EcoTank L220 printer, like new. Extra ink bottles. Not wireless.

Dianne: .

City: Cuenca

Gold coins

Three gold coins to sell. *20 Swiss francs / Swiss Confederation 1883-1896 *50 Hungarian forints / 80th anniversary Béla Bartók *Casiques of Venezuela / Guaicaipuro – collectible XVI century. Approximately 99.9% pure, 16.3g total gold.

Nicolas: +593 96 338 2092.

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

Sturdy metal storage unit
The width of the shelf is (100 cm) and the height is 195 cm.
Stainless steel dish rack $30
4 stackable plastic chairs $100
Gas tank $45
Photos available through email

Cynthia: .

City: Cuenca

Homemade traditional food and drink

Maria offers natural food and drink from Cuenca:

Promotion combo. #1

1 liter of Colada Morada – natural fruit drink. Includes free to choose (2 humitas, tamales, corn tortillas or emborrajados de maduro.)

At $10 total, includes free home delivery.

Promotion combo. #2


Driver, tour guide and facilitator

Do you require the services of a professional tour guide or driver?

That’s me. My name is Angel Panchez. With more than 15 years of professionalism, I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, the entire Spondylus route, Amazonia and more, tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron el Chorro, Valle de Yunguilla, Ingapirca and more beautiful places.

-Baños de Ambato
-Puerto Lopez


Professional English teacher

I taught English for twenty-five years in schools in the USA. I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I am vaccinated and will work with you in person or online.

We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, academic skills, or whatever you need. We can practice in social circles if you like.

I work well with young children to graduate students.

My fee is $10 per hour.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Still don’t know us yet? – Sky Food and Drinks

Get a new experience eating delicious food at one of the most magical places in Cuenca.

Sky Food & Drinks is located in the Mansion Victoriam, where you will find the features of the French Architecture right when you walk in. A place where you’ll enjoy an extensive gastronomic menu and exquisite classic cocktails, in addition to the calm and privacy that we offer.

Get to know us better with these irresistible specials:

3X2 Margaritas (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
3X2 Heineken Beer (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
3X2 Rosé Wine (Mondays and Thursdays)



Planning for a Friday out? Always at Santa Cruz

Best Bigass Burrito? Always at Santacruz Restaurante

Santacruz loves giving their customers the best service and food combined with a great place to eat. Colorful and bright, bringing that joy that cruises barriers. Check what we offer and don’t lose this experience.

Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
Mariachi Thursday
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day!
Get to know our menu:


Concierge in Cuenca for you

All services in one place. Over 11 years of experience in Cuenca.

Dear Expat Community,

My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17-years and I am offering:

Qualified technicians to fix and repair appliances
Opening of bank accounts
Investments with the highest payout percentage
Fiber optic internet
Apartment or house finder
IESS health insurance
Service assistance with car registration buys and sell
Purchase and sale of house or apartments
Shopping for furniture, home appliances
Going to hospital
Sim card for your phone
Making phone calls Immigration office
Pick up from the airport
I can be your personal assistant


Carlos Quiroga
098 963 9889

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, 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.

From Cuenca tennis’s and golf club up to vía a Soldados; two minutes you will see the sign on the right hand.

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system –the perfect recipe for relaxation. Everyone could benefit from a Relaxing massage – whether you’re struggling to sleep, got deadlines to hit, or want some quality time. Feel pampered and relaxed in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of relaxing massages:

• An improved night’s sleep
• A drop in cortisol levels
• Muscles that feel looser and more relaxed
• Reduce tension
• Enhance concentration and focus
• Improves circulation
• Reduce fatigue

Schedule your in-home massage on the day and time that suits you best

Massage costs $40 + $5 transportation fee

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Powerful benefits of high-dose vitamin C IV therapy

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

High-dose Vitamin C is crucial to a healthy body and contributes to your immune defense by supporting and directly stimulating various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune systems.

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


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


Wood and melamine furniture carpenter

Greetings, I can help you make your furniture, in wood or Melamine material, I carry out all kinds of projects and repairs.

Additionally, I am a painter, I can help you paint your home or any space, I have machinery and a paint compressor to carry out all your projects.

Send me an email I’ll gladly send you a quote. Good price, guaranteed work.

Cuenca, Azuay


Toothpaste – without fluoride at Cuenca Shop

New on the market:

Alqua Pasta Dental Jasmine Tea

Optimized cleaning.
Without fluoride, parafens, colorants or GMO ingredients.

Leaves mouth feeling fresh.

170gm $4.95

CuencaShop (King’sSmokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian

098 402 6399

How about some fresh, fresh, fresh, organic vegetables?

Every Tuesday, beginning September 13th, 8 AM to 2 PM. it is ‘Veggie Tuesday’ at Cuenca Creators CoOp!

Organic vegetables, straight from the garden, now available at Cuenca Creators Co-Op. Stop in, get a frozen Lasagna from Sunday Brunch Cuenca, some fresh bread from Artesana. and fresh veggies! Add cheeses from Chan-Chan and Mia’s, with some extra adornments from Jesmers, and now you have created a salad masterpiece!

Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga y Benigno Malo 9-38

Cuenca Creators

Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Carlos

Carved acrylic art by Dreams of the Wind Designs

Now available at Cuenca Creator’s Co-Op. Introducing Dreams of the Wind Designs by Master Artist, Skip Hunter. After decades of being of perfecting his career as a master glass carver, he has applied his expertise into creating these beautiful works of carved acrylic art.

Each sculpture is unique, lighted, and gorgeous. A wonderful addition to any home. Sure to become a collector’s item! Be sure to get your collection started with our introductory offer!


How to reimburse medical expenses? by Carlos Ramírez.

How to reimburse medical expenses from a private healthcare plan in Ecuador.

Reimbursing medical insurance in Ecuador involves different processes than the ones probably used in your country of origin. Because of this, our goal in this article is to give you information about how to access your reimbursements without complications. In a previous article we shared with you that the responsibility of the claim process, according to the law, is that of the health plan member. This process is similar with all insurers, one only has to submit required documentation to the insurance broker or to the company directly, in the case that you do not have an insurance advisor.


Recommendation for 4 x 4 tires, tires and rims

I bought a new Jetour SUV a few months ago and love it…except for the low-profile tires. They are great for the city but not for the country roads where we live. After two flat tires, I decided to change out the rims and put on traditional 17” rims and tires. I went to 4 x 4 tires and worked with their manager, Pablo, who speaks English. He was extremely helpful and I am extremely happy with the product he sold me and the service his team provided. Truly a five-star business.

Address: Calle Vieja and Calle Armenillas, on Calle Armenillas, Cuenca

Contact information: 099 553 6453

Recommended by Michael Soares:

Recommendation for Bryam Morocho, pet friendly, taxi driver

He is always punctual. Bryam’s English is perfect. I’ve known him 9 years and even though he took English in school and won awards he rarely spoke to me in English. You will be amazed; barely an accent.
Bryam is a safe and conscientious driver.
I can’t recommend him any higher than his dad, Emilio. Like father like son. Please give him a call or text you will not be disappointed.

Address: South of Cuenca

Contact information: 098 667 7118

Recommended by Joanne Bushman: 096 779 6146

Recommendation for Rami Riden, hair salon

I was looking for a new hairstyle and after reading all the great posts about Rami Riden, I decided to give him a try. I have been disappointed in the past by people who claimed they knew what would look good on me, so I didn’t expect much.

Imagine my surprise when he turned me around after cutting and styling my hair and it looked fabulous. As promised, it perfectly suits the shape of my face and has been a breeze for me to style myself. I’m so happy with my look and I recommend giving Rami a try.

Address: Alfonso Borrero north of Remigio Crespo, around the corner from SRI

Contact information: 099 900 0427

Recommended by Kathy Osborne:

Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería

Have you ever enjoyed sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come in and visit us with your family and friends, we are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team, here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Find us at Historical Center.

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 8pm, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990

Friday at Pájaro y Bestia

Pork Spare Ribs
Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Onion Fried Hamburger
Mustard Potato Salad
Mac & Cheese
Beans for the Beast

September 9, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: Call or WhatsApp 098 321 8273

Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Come join us at Sisa Bowl.

Introducing Goldies Cookies!
(Best cookies in town)
Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin
Come get some while they last…

Signature Sisa Bowls
Simply pick your protein
A selection of Fresh Vegetables
Served on Rice or Rice Noodles
And your choice from our 12 homemade sauces.
Vegetarian and Gluten free options available!!

Hungry for a burger? Try our signature Bacon Blaster Topped with your choice of Smoked Provolone, Smoked Gouda, Gouda, Pesto or Cheddar.
With your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
Vegetarian options available!!!

Wings and Fries
With your choice of our 12 homemade sauces.

Homemade Ice Cream
Vanilla Almond
Peanut Butter Chocolate
Blueberry Sorbet
Strawberry Sorbert
Available by the bowl or to take home!

Craft Chocolate made from Organi Heirloom Cacao sourced from all over Ecuador.

Wednesday – Sunday noon-7 PM, Paseo 3 de Noviembre just East of The Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Pure honey, bee pollen, raw butter, ghee

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

1 lb. fresh blueberries $7

1 lb. 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50

1 lb organic raw butter $3.50

1 liter Greek yogurt $8

1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4

500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
1 liter Raw Pure Honey $15
0.5 lb Bee Pollen $7

1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $15: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver.


Visit us:

Follow us:

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WhatsApp / Telephone:
098 146 0912

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery / pick up

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912

This week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Saturday, Sept, 10th – Restaurant Dine-In – Social time begins 4:30 in the lounge, bar and garden. Dinner 6 PM. This is your ‘dinner club’ and community gathering place where everyone will learn your name. Bring your friends. “Cheers!”

Sunday, Sept. 11th – Take-Out – dinner is designed to be picked up or delivered so you can enjoy dinner with friends and family in the comfort and privacy of your home.

Main Course Selections

Braised Beef Italian Style (it will remind you of your mom’s pot roast) surrounded by a garden of vegetables slowly simmered with the beef in a rich vegetable sauce, served on a bed of creamy polenta
Herb, Garlic and Rosemary Golden Roast Chicken served with braised vegetables and sauce

Vegetarian Eggplant Parmesan – seasoned, lightly breaded, pan fried the layered with imported Italian , pasta house made marinara sauce with fresh herbs, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Dinner includes a house salad of lettuces, beets, oranges and avocado with Julia’s light vinaigrette.

Grilled Garlic baguette

And dinner is finished with a creamy, tart Mango Mousse.

For more details, pricing, pictures and reservations go to
Questions? Call us at 096 950 6605.

Saturday, Sept. 10th in restaurant dining from 4:30 with dinner 6 PM. Pickup or delivery. Address at time of booking.

KP and Ken:

Café del Museo Restaurant

Evening Meetings at the Café del Museo

A perfect place to spend a magical sunset typical of Cuenca.

We have bilingual waiters to make you feel at home.

Visit us!

September 8th, 2022. From 10 AM, Calle Paseo Tres de Noviembre. Museo Remigio Crespo

Sociedad Gourmet: Call us to 99 378 0721

Vivaldi ice cream

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? The kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors! Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat! What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.

I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50


Funky Tu Madre Band, live at Common Grounds!

This Saturday, Common Grounds presents: “Funky Tu Madre!” band in concert; one of the most versatile and greatest bands in Cuenca. Come with your friends and enjoy a night of great dancing, disco, funky, groovy, blues and rock and roll music, awesome food, best cocktails, good service and nice atmosphere.

Cover $6

Info and reservations, call Cristian: 098 107 9406 messenger, WhatsApp or Telegram.

Saturday, September, 10th. 7:30 to 9:30 PM, $6, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Common Grounds., Cuenca.

Cristian Romero: 098 107 9406

La Mabue Restaurant near Museo Pumapungo

The more you practice your Spanish, the easier it gets. The family at La Mabue encourages you to practice your Spanish in a friendly environment with Latin music and a small book collection for reading and browsing while enjoying a coastal drip coffee. Book donations are welcome.

La Mabue at Calle Larga 2-74 offers fresh ingredients, delicious flavors from Manabi province on the Ecuadorian coast.

Dietary restrictions? There’s no wheat in any recipes. Every dish is naturally gluten free. The Mabue family also welcomes vegetarians.

Daily 7:30 AM to 7 PM, delivery available, too, $2.50 set lunch, Calle Larga 2-74 y Tomas Ordoñez (one block from the Registro Civil and three blocks from Museo Pumapungo y Banco Central two storefronts from Taita bakery with the bike out front), Cuenca.

Ernesto and Paola: 593 98 179 4404

Gran Feria Common Grounds, Saturday, Sept 10

Don’t miss the Common Grounds Gran Feria! More than 20 vendors to delight your senses. Check them out on Saturday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

September 10 at 10 AM to 1 PM, free, Eduado Crespo Malo y Gran Columbia, Cuenca.


Lobster Saturday at Don Colon’s Restaurant

Saturday Dinner Special

Florida Lobster stuffed with crab meat
Baked potato with sour cream and chives
Garlic bread
Onion soup
A glass of wine

Only $19.95
Reservations please

Saturday, September 10, Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Muak Cafe Bakery, pastries and chocolate


This is an invitation to visit us at Muak Cafe… We have a great variety of delights to offer, sweet and salty, as well.
You can find everything in just one place…


Paellas are back to stay at Calvo & Co.

Forget everything you know about paellas, everything you’ve tried so far and everything you’ve been told. Calvo’s paellas are made by me, just like in Valencia, my homeland.

Rice is treated with respect and a lot of love, and no — paella is not just seafood.
From now on you can come and try our authentic paella at Calvo & Co.
Only with prior reservation one day before and minimum for two people.
We can make chicken, seafood, mixed or vegetarian paella.

You’ve tried the rest, now try the best.

From Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11:30 AM, Los Cipreses 1-133 and Ordoñez Lasso

Jose: 095 879 3723

Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hello, we are Internacional Bakery team, we are great to offer you healthy sourdough bread, no chemicals, yeast free, gluten low and free. Made in wood fired oven, artisan and delicious.
Home delivery.

Some bread every day:

Barley multi-seeds
Wheat whit walnut and cranberries
Sweet croissant
Cinnamon roll
For special order: Focaccia, pumpernickel, baguette, pretzel (make your order one day before.

Store 1: every day from 8 AM to 8 PM. Store 2: from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Store 1: Juan Jaramillo 5-18 and Mariano Cueva. Store 2: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

International Bakery: 096 891 1591

Worship is for everyone who longs for God

First time guests will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.


Blues, Soul and Jazz Music this Sunday!

We have a real treat for our next Patio Sessions at idiomART…Groove en Barca! This band is full of powerhouse musicians who bring you rocking’ blues, jazz, soul and groove music. We dare you to stay still in your seats!


Sunday, Sept. 11; Doors open at: 2 PM; Music starts at: 3 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

2 artists – 1 exhibition – art opening tonight!

This evening, join us for our September art opening at idiomART featuring two spectacular artists!

Artists, Philip Hall and Pedro Pablo Tocabens, will be showcasing their artwork in a joint exhibition! Both artists’ masterful use of color, form, and creative inspiration leave a lasting impression upon the viewer.

Philip Hall is an artist from the United States who currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. His show, “Crossing the Ts and Dotting the Eyes” is a series of abstract, digital photographs about light, reflections, color, shape, and a maybe a few other things.
* His exhibit will be in the main floor gallery.


No cost QiGong this Saturday – Parque de La Madre

All levels and ages are welcome to join us for a Qigong class in the park this Saturday, for no cost.

QiGong is a very simple practice, cultivated for the purpose of enhancing health through the body, mind and spirit. Come and try it out and see for yourself.

Classes are every other Saturday in the park, and will be held in English and or Spanish depending on the participants.

We will be there this Saturday, September 10th and every other Saturday … 11 AM-noon

You will find us by the wooden totems.

Check out our fb page or website for daily classes at our center.

Saturday, September 10th and every other Saturday. No cost, Parque de la Madre, Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: +593 98 545 2054

Yin & Yang Workshop – probably more than you think

Deepen your understanding of Chinese Cosmology, and how it is applicable to all aspects of your life.

According to Chinese Medicine, all diseases are a result of a Yin & Yang imbalance within. You can learn how to recognize and balance these energies within you.

We have all heard about Yin & Yang, but do you know how deep this concept goes?
Do you know that Yin & Yang is applicable to all aspects of your life?


Carnales Mexican Grill, pizza party

Carnales Mexican Grill is hosting a very special event that will showcase our new upcoming menu item: Mexican style thin crust pizza. The pizza is made using 3 cheeses, our homemade chili and tomato sauce and your choice of braised beef, grilled chicken or roasted pork belly. Tickets to this special event are $20 per person and is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th from 1 to 3 PM. You can accompany the pizza we will be serving with our ice-cold margaritas, beer or wine. Feel free to send over any questions or to make a reservation.

Carnales Mexican Grill offers the very best in Sonoran style cuisine, with your choice of 9 different grilled or braised meats, all served on hand made flour tortillas made fresh every single day.

September 24th, from 1 to 3 PM, $20, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665

Live music with Luis Ullauri at the Otorongo Lounge

Luis Ullauri will be performing the best of his repertoire at the Otorongo Longe this Friday September the 9th at 7 PM. Cover: a voluntary contribution.

September 9th, from 7 to 9 PM, no cover charge, Plaza el Otorongo, Av. 3 de Novimembre, Cuenca.

Herbert Ullauri: 099 998 7932

Eliminate back pain – regain your health and mobility

Back pain is the most common ailment and source of distress in our modern society. Even young people are suffering from it nowadays.

We are said we have to take drugs or undertake surgery… but there are other ways!

It can heavily prevent even the most healthy and joyful person from enjoying their life to the fullest…
And most of the times it is due to our habits, our modern lifestyle, our injuries and emotional burdens.


SATURDAY, Sept. 10th at the Jazz Society Café

SATURDAY, Sept. 10th at the Jazz Society Café: Mariangel Mundary with The Jim Gala Trio!

World–class jazz, delicious food, romantic atmosphere. Don’t miss this amazing band performing your favorite songs!

Food & Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM



Gran Feria at Common Grounds: blueberries and almonds

It is happening! The Common Grounds Feria is here. Come join us this Saturday for the Gran Feria at Common Grounds restaurant.

Lots of vendors and great products waiting for you. We will have fresh blueberries and whole, raw, shelled almonds for sale.

We hope to see you there.

The Blue Biker

Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM, Free event, Common Grounds Restaurant C. Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

The Blue Biker:

Saturday Morning Language Exchange

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish in the recently opened school ¡Vamos!

The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills by putting them into practice in a realistic environment with native speakers.

The sessions are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.