$5 is a drop in the bucket!

The Amazon Clean Water Project provides remote communities in the Amazon basin access to clean water.

It’s a drop in the bucket! $5 will buy a bucket to match the 200+ filters already donated by The Waterbearers in Ecuador.
Your donation can be made directly through our website http://www.thewaterbearers.org or this link https://www.classy.org/campaign/amazon-clean-water/c403441

Cash donations at Gracie’s Naturals, Hermano Miguel y Juan Jaramillo in Cuenca.

Thank you for caring about others who lack access to safe drinking water.

Jane Brinton
Co-Founder | Executive Director – TheWaterbearers.org

J Brinton: 097 998 2286. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Dominguez American Design

Little house for our spoiled, our baby, our emotional support, we are in the season of houses in wood, mdf, plywood, with a finish to the color you want and unfinished.

Oswaldo A Dominguez: oswaldo@dominguez-american-design.com 098 871 6343. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for vendors!

Looking for vendors for Cuenca Creators Co-Op Shop!

We’re currently accepting new applications for vendors and our little shop inside of Sunrise Cafe!

We are specifically looking for vendors who sell the following…

*Various cheeses
*Handmade candles
*Bon bons & other sweets
*Self written books
*Homemade preserves & jams
*Homemade dog treats


Do you need help with translations between Spanish and English

I am Maria Peñafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25-years old and I speak English, fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, México. Perú and the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galápagos, Amazonas, Chimborazo, Quito and Baños de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to experience it. I am already planning my next trip.

I am currently working at a city law firm. I offer my services of translation of documents from Spanish to English or English to Spanish. In addition, I have experience in translations, and I can also help you with grammar and spelling correction.

The cost of the translation is $5 per sheet, if there are several of them the price can go down.

I am happy to help you with your translations, feel free to write me at my e-mail, call me on my cell phone or send me a message.

María Peñafiel: mariapenafielcuenca@gmail.com 09 424 4319. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need recommendation for shipping agent for household goods to Ecuador

We need a recommendation for a shipping agent in Ecuador for shipping household goods to Ecuador, from Los Angeles to Cuenca.

Looking for an agent who can handle all the logistics to Cuenca and any challenges that may occur in Guayaquil.

Gerard: gtretton@yahoo.com 098 656 4887 Telephone or WhatsApp. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Spanish lessons

Hola. ¿Hablas español?

Sometimes learning another language can be hard. Spanish changes all of that! Besides having more chances of landing a good job or advancing in your career, learning a second language can also give you an insight into other cultures and can open a world of opportunities! Children who are raised with at least two languages have been found to have greater social understanding.


Johnny Walker Black Label with 25% discount

Buy 1 liter and pay for 750 ml of 12-year-old Scotch. $50
Pick up at Gonzalo Cordero y Juan Iniguez

Eric Fraterman: ericfraterman@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: best place for craft beer in Cuenca

Come to the brewery and try our hand-crafted beer. We have plenty to choose from.

Beers: Rowdy Rabbit our low-carb beer, Jamaica, Maracuya, Pale Ale, Amber, Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Come in Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 PM, or later if the crowd is having fun.

Friday only: at The Hop Factory get 2 for $5 (bourbon barrel not included)


New Nikon D5500

For sale
New Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens & 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Lens, External mic, Extra battery set and carrying cases.
24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF)
5 frames per second continuous shooting
ISO 100 – 25,600
High resolution, vari-angle LCD with familiar, smartphone-like touchscreen for easy use
1080/60p HD video capabilities allow for capture of fast-moving subjects or creating slow motion effects
Built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility for instant sharing
More info about the camera:


Pepper spray $12- Police Magnum personal defense spray

I have a few extra bottles of personal defense Police Magnum pepper spray. I brought from the States to share with friends, and have some more available. Fits in your pocket, perfect for the car or purse. $12. Sprays out in a projected red/brown cloud (not a jet stream).

Please send me a message via email/WhatsApp if interested.

Colleen: colleen.eschenburg@gmail.com 099 539 5295

City: Cuenca

2023 Britannia 1 oz. silver – Only 25 available

Minted in August, 2022 (just a few weeks before Queen Elizabeth’s Passing.)

Purity: 0.9999
1 oz Silver

$40 each

Not likely to be available again in Ecuador and are likely to sell out very quickly.

If you purchase all 25, the plastic storage comes with it.

Released from a client’s private collection.

Tyrone: shopcuenca@gmail.com 099 131 4090

City: Cuenca

Gold and silver for sale

Private clients selling:

Available at the moment:

30 x Inca Mint Silver 1oz @ $31.50 ea

25 x Inca Mint Gold 1/10 @ $177.50 ea

100 x 1/10 Inca Mint Silver @ $5.25 ea


Dell laptop i7 processor

Dell laptop
i7 processor
It has been wiped clean and ready for a new owner.
The battery does not work. Has to be plugged in.
Everything else works great.


Amy: Redladiebug3@yahoo.com 099 586 4169

City: Cuenca

Black electric bike 1500W

Brand new electric bike 1500W with 48V battery. It’s pretty strong, front fork, full throttle, hydraulic brakes, black color, LED lights front and rear, adjustable seat.

Price $1200, assembled or in box!

Andres: edgar_jarav@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Black Friday discounts at Cuenca Creators Coop

This is your best time to get the best artisan creation for your Christmas gifts!
Come and get that discount in special products and goods specially design for you!
This Thursday, November 24th 11 AM – 7 PM… be ready!

Cuenca Creators Co-Op
Calle Larga 9-38 y Beningo Malo
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Creators: info@cuencacreators.com 098 400 9551

City: Cuenca

Interchange Spanish-English

Hi, anyone wanna learn Spanish? I want to learn English. We can interchange words.

Sebastian Llui: sebastianllui@gmail.com 096 360 7041

City: Cuenca

Let’s make a Christmas card this Thursday!

A nice gesture for your friends and family!

Everyone from 9-years-old is invited to create a card with a Christmas tree in la “Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Azuay”.

Thursday, November 24: 3 to 5 PM
The price of $5 includes 2 full hours and material.
The course will be taught in English and Spanish.

Please reserve your space via WhatsApp with Madyson, Alli Maki Crear y Relajar: 096 312 9138 or via email.

Don’t miss it!

Presidente Córdova 7-89 y Luis Cordero

096 312 9138

Good prices at C&C unisex hair design and barber shop

You may want a new hairdo, color update, manicure or pedicure. Certainly people enjoy getting pampered by a cosmetologist, it helps eliminate stress, raise self-esteem and improve the health of hair and nails.

Being pampered can help eliminate stress. People can relax while the cosmetologist takes care of their beauty needs. You just sit in the chair and take a break. Some of you don’t have to care for your spouse or children during this time, allowing them to focus on their own needs. They get to relax and unwind, which is a major benefit after a long day.

Scalp massages during the shampooing process helps relieve stress and increases endorphins in the brain. Also, a cosmetologist who befriend their clients may also feel a greater sense of social and emotional fulfillment.

C&C’s prices
Ladies Haircut $8
Ladies haircut and blowout $10
Gentleman’s haircut $5
Mustache outline $3
Haircut & sharp and clean shaving $10
Manicure&Pedicure unisex $12
Only him or her Manicure $5
Only him or her pedicure $9
Hair dye cut and style $35
Bring your own color we applied and style $15
Highlights $45 and up
Balayage technique $50 and up
Airtouch technique $60 and up plus
Hair stripes with cap $40 and up
Blow dry $5 and up
Keratin straightening treatment in all shapes $60 and up
Facial express $15
Eyebrow & upper lip wax $6
Half leg wax $6 Full leg wax $12
Complete facial waxing $15
1 hour full body massage $25 .

We take walk-ins but appointments are appreciated for your best convenience
For more information please contact us through email WhatsApp iMessage text message messenger.

Avenida Ordoñez Lasso y los Claveles next door from Banco del Pichincha

Clemencia Vizhnay
098 814 8902

Massage therapy – relax, heal and rejuvenate- 90 minutes session.

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

• Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
• Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
• Improving circulation, energy and alertness
• Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
• Improving immune function

Massage may also be helpful for:


idiomART will be closed on Thanksgiving

This Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, idiomART will be closed for US Thanksgiving.

We will open again on Friday with our regular hours.

We hope you all have a wonderful week and holiday and hope to see you this weekend for our drum circle (Saturday) and Patio Sessions concerto (Sunday)!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

Happy Thanksgiving from Cuenca Car Share

To all our dear friends, we wish you a most joyful celebration of God’s blessings tomorrow as you give thanks for all the ways your lives have benefitted from being in Ecuador.

We are thankful for all your support during the years and look forward to serving you in the future. Remember that bookings fill up around Christmas and you need to plan ahead. From time to time there may be a last-minute vehicle available, but don’t count on it.


Happy Thanksgiving from Emilio, handyman

Once again it is time to wish all our dear friends and clients a most joyful Thanksgiving. We trust you will take time to give thanks for all the good things in your lives.

Whenever you have a project, count on us to give you a fair quote and prompt response – one of the things one can be thankful for. Enjoy your day.

Calle Cantón Saraguro y Manuel Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694

Emilio Driver/facilitator/commentator wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

It has been my pleasure to work with many clients through the years, providing services like driving around town and around the countryside as well as interpreting/facilitating and teaching my clients about the beautiful land of Ecuador. For this opportunity, I give thanks.

I hope that you will have a beautiful Thanksgiving Day and enjoy our wonderful country.


Massage therapy w/Jerri Ridley in El Vergel section. ‘Tis The Season…

Holiday Gift Certificates for all your favorite, stressed out and massage needy friends and family.
Give the gift of relaxation, stress and pain relief, and compassion to loved ones in need this blessed time of year.

Whether you need an hour, or 90 minutes, of pure relaxation and pampering;
Or, if you prefer to have your stressed, tight and tense muscles tenderized for renewed circulation of blood, increased pliability and lengthening of muscle tissue
~ I’m “your person” who can help.

I have 20 years of experience in body therapies, including rehabilitation alongside of the medical community.


Repair of swimming pools temperature systems

Repair of swimming pools temperature water system, Equipment, water heater/calefon repair work, automation, guaranteed work. Plumbing and heating residential-commercial

Santa Isabel – Yunguilla Valley -Azuay

Geoffreyi Beltran
098 606 6595

Upholstery cleaning and 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



Relaxing massages

The benefits of a relaxing massage go beyond offering the body and mind a deep state of well-being. Although this technique promotes relaxation as the main objective, it stimulates a series of positive actions in the body that range from improving blood circulation to reducing typical discomforts such as headaches.


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 Rodriguez


Cleaning your mattress every 6 months to 1 year is the optimal way to maintain its condition. Other accidents such as stains, odors, water damage, and bed bugs may require immediate attention. In either event, we’re here to make the process quick, easy and affordable.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

USA Valet for Gringos and Ecuadorians

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.

To use our service, register on our website, and then as you order things enter them into the Notify Us form on our website. It’s that easy.


Set builders needed at Azuay Community Theater

Our 5 show season is off to a roaring start and we are headed into our holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” http://www.actseats.com

With 4 more shows scheduled for the year, we are looking for more volunteers to build sets and to supervise set building at our own beautiful theater next to Cuenca’s Hotel Oro Verde. Now!

If you are handy, good at carpentry and can work independently with direction from our production leaders, we have some fun opportunities for you.


Zinc and Selenium IV therapy

Stress, food intolerance, a medical illness and GI conditions can inhibit the absorption of essential substances such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, glutathione, or biotin.

IV Nutrient Therapy is a tool to safely and efficiently administer high dosages of nutrients that the body could not absorb through food or oral supplementation alone.

Anyone can benefit from IV therapy, but some more likely candidates or conditions include athletes, adrenal fatigue/ insufficiency, common old, weak immune system, fatigue, hormone imbalance, low mood, digestive disorders, skin issues, heavy metal buildup, brain fog, upper respiratory tract infections and many more.

Zinc and selenium help support the thyroid, immune system, and insulin deficiency.


Cat Scratch Kitchen (new videos)

Hello all, we are back with TWO new videos for you. The first video is a collaboration with 30+ other YouTube creators for the month of November. It is soup month. Everyday this month a new video is published from the 30+ creators with a different and unique soup that might just become your new favorite. Our contribution is an amazing Hearty Corn Chowder that is great on those dreary overcast days. Be sure to check out the description under the video to find links to all the other creators involved and learn about the giveaway associated with the collaboration.


IESS/ private

Are you having difficulty getting the personal medical service you need from Cuenca’s IESS system? If so, you might do well to consider exploring Cuenca’s network of private physicians. I can assist you in finding the right doctors or medical specialists to fit your needs, and the prices are less than you might expect! Also, if you are already enrolled in IESS, I do recommend keeping it because IESS can be very useful in an emergency or if you require hospitalization.

I am Ecuadorian, lived in the US for ten years, have been serving the Cuenca expat community for eight years plus as a medical facilitator, and can help you find the right general practitioner or specialist for your specific needs. I can make appointments for you and accompany you to the first ones, if you wish.

So, please give me a call at 099 174 4740 or email me at diana81vera@gmail.com . I am here to serve.


Diana Vera

099 174 4740

Embroidery services

I embroider pictures, pillows, tablecloths, napkins according to your desire. I embroider products in accordance with your color scheme. Write all questions on WhatsApp. I have some Christmas pillows in stock.



+593 96 416 6596

Looking for part-time work

I am an experienced telephone receptionist with more than 10 years of working for local and international companies. I am a Jamaican and speak English as my mother tongue ( learning Spanish – at intermediate level), presently living in Cuenca, Ecuador, if you are interested in having an English telephone receptionist for 2 days per week, I would be happy to provide more details if you email me at lolahynes49@gmail.com. With much thanks.

Santa Maria, Cuenca, Azuay

Lola Hynes

Ángel Panchez facilitator, driver, transportation and tour guide

For more than 13 years I have been offering my services as a driver, tour guide, transportation, drop off and pick up passengers to and from the airports in Guayaquil and Quito, tourism inside and outside the city, driver for grocery shopping, furniture, appliances, opening of bank accounts, medical appointments, lawyers, services of electrical installations and machinery, carpentry, plumbing, construction.

These are the places of transportation service that we offer: \


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 and golf club two minutes up to bio corredor yanuncay

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Happy Thanksgiving to all – Edvi Limpieza Total

This Thursday Thanksgiving is celebrated in the United States and where ever thankful people may be, including Ecuador. We wish you the happiest Thanksgiving Day ever. As you enjoy your special meal, give thanks for the blessings that have been poured out upon you and upon Ecuador and the world.

Give thanks for loyal and honest cleaners who can help you clean up after any party. We specialize in cleaning – houses, cars, gardens, and even windows. We recently cleaned windows for a client – they were pretty bad and she was very pleased to be able to see out once again.

Call or text me on my WhatsApp. We’ll arrange a time to survey your project and set a price. On the appointed day we will be there ready to work and happy to help you.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca

Edgar Vinicio Viscaino Maldonado

099 382 0014; WhatsApp +593 99 382 0014

US certified massage therapist

Hi there!

I’m a certified US massage therapist. I specialize in:

• Therapeutic Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Swedish Massage
• Myofascial Release
• Cupping Therapy

Massage is not only a treat, it’s a treatment.
If you’re looking for a relaxation massage, treat muscle soreness and tightness, I’m the person for you.

Shoot me a message if you’re interested!

I have openings starting 11/22-11/30.

Complimentary tea, sparking water, and aromatherapy.

30 min: $15
60 full minutes: $30
90 minutes: $40

Cupping therapy: $5


Mica Molina
WhatsApp +1 612 404 7018 Calls 099 086 7740

Premium clinical laboratory

Premium is a general clinical, molecular biology and andrology laboratory. We perform blood, urine, feces and special tests. In addition, we carry out Covid RT-PCR testing, high-sensitivity papillomavirus (HPV) testing using real-time PCR methodology and many other services.

Also, do you think you have any skin allergies? Or do you think you are allergic to any type of food? We can help you. We have high precision and sensitivity high-tech equipment.

We take laboratory samples at your home.
It will be a pleasure to serve you.

Inés Salcedo 2-41 y Federico Proaño. Edificio el Arupo, consultorio 102.

Sandra Mendez Brito
+593 95 892 3880/ +593 96 342 7973
+593 98 663 5349

Is your dog/cat 8+ years old?

Here at Clinica Veterinaria Mora, we care about your pet’s lifelong health. We recommend pets 8+ years old or older receive a blood test in order to catch any disease as soon as to develops. We are waiting for you at Clinica Veterinaria Mora!

Our social network:

FB: facebook.com/clinicaveterinariamora/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/clinicaveterinariamora

Our page:


Huaynacapac Y Pachacamac

Clinica Mora

410 9141 / 410 9262 / 099 570 3533

Looking for apartment for short-term rental

Looking for furnished apartment for short-term rental in Cuenca. Negotiable. I don’t have pets.

Looking to rent a 2-3 month short-term, fully furnished apartment for a single person from the end of November.

Ann: 4all60@gmail.com

GE JES11 microwave white 31.1L 120V

What you need to know about this product:

1000w power.
Digital display.
Dimensions: 53.9cm wide, 30cm high, 39.8cm deep.
It has a security lock.
With automatic defrosting by weight.
Quick defrost mode by time.
With a mirrored door.
Find the right function for your meals in its 6 programs.

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

“L” shaped patio set

Patio set is essential to achieve the desired comfort and fully enjoy your patio, garden or terrace.

This “L”-shaped living room set is made of plastic, a material that has the absolute advantage of being resistant to wear and tear, and is also easy to clean and care for. In addition, all seats have padded cushions for greater comfort.

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Treadmill Elife T21A 3.0HP/2.0HP

Regular monitor: Blue LCD with backlight Motor: DC 2.0 CHP Speed: 0.5-14.0km/h Lift: Mechanical 3 positions Training Programs: 18 Lowering Damping: Rubber Running Surface: 420X1250mm Other: Hydraulically assisted folding Key One Touch (Speed) Smooth Descent Grip Pulse.

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Recliners for sale, singles, doubles, triples

At JDs Muebles we have a unique range of high-quality recliner sofas offering the ultimate in comfort, style and support. Our recliner sofas come with easy-to-use reclining systems and are available in a choice of luxury fabrics. With recliner options on sofa chairs, 1-seater sofas to 2-seater sofas and also a different variety of sofas, you can be sure to find a recliner that is perfectly suited to your personal style and décor.


JD’s Recliners

At JD’s Muebles, your comfort is our priority. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to be able to relax in complete comfort independently in their home. It’s why we proudly supply only the highest quality Rise and Recline Chairs

Here at JD’s Muebles, our recliner chairs are highly customizable. Allowing you to choose size, chair fabrics, chair motors, and your choice of accessories. This means that your chair can be made in a way that suits both your comfort and budget.

“We take great pride in what we do and we are extremely proud of our ‘Excellent’ quality and comfort.”

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Excellent car for sale!

This is probably the best deal on a vehicle in Cuenca.

This Chevrolet has no damage history, excellent
maintenance history.

This car was brought here from North America.

This is a must-see car and I will entertain offers.

099 876 7279 WhatsApp.


City: Cuenca

Do you need a Spanish tutor? Look no further

Hi, my name is Sandra, I am a Certified Spanish Teacher. I am offering tutoring services to individuals of different levels of Spanish via Skype.

I am a passionate teacher; I teach through practice and for my lessons I use the eclectic method which is a language teaching technique that combines various approaches and methods depending on the objectives and the abilities of the students. Therefore, I always adapt my lessons to the needs, learning styles and interests of each student. You just need to tell me if you need help in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing or conversation.


Visit us for American and Ecuadorian food at great prices

Come visit Sabor Casero-Cositas Ricas for home style cooking. A cozy place with outdoor and indoor seating. We have desayunos and almuerzos plus a menu of delicious food including hamburgers, tigrillo, pasta, quesadillas, fish and chips, Mediterranean salad and more. Look for the green turf and umbrellas.

From Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM,

Gran Colombia y León XIII

Alexandra Calle: alex_calle36@icloud.com

Nuts and sweteners

Hi everybody, I am here to let you know our products, nuts and sweeteners.
We would like to let you know that if you invite or recommend us with 3 friends of yours and they get our products, you will get a 10% discount on your next purchase.

Here below is the list of products:


Gran Feria Sabatino’s ~ Saturday, December 3

With fairs becoming more and more prevalent, we want to make sure the December event at Sabatino’s gets on your calendar. As with each and every Gran Feria Sabatino’s, you can count on high-quality vendors showcasing their unique products.

Alafi Artisan Cheeses
Antojitos Mexican Food
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Azuay Community Theater
Blue Biker Blueberries
Catservices Ecuador
Double D’s Delights
Gratzi Chocolate Fino
Huertos Jesmer Encurtidos
Il Padrino Salsas
KATARI Healing Products and Fermented Foods


Thanksgiving dinner

We are happy that we are almost sold-out for our Thanksgiving dinner. We especially love cooking on Thanksgiving Day – it is by far, our favorite holiday. Our brick oven is perfect for baking turkeys and roasting veggies – perfectly! Come join us and have a traditional dinner on this very special evening.

Dinner is $26 per person.

Our dinner includes:

– corn bread served with coconut butter, country pesto and roasted-red-pepper sauce
– pumpkin soup with roasted pumpkin and pumpkin cream
– roasted turkey
crunchy sourdough stuffing
garlic mashed potatoes
orange glazed sweet potatoes
green beans and bacon
cranberry sauce
– spiked apple canelazo
– apple and pumpkin pie

Just a few seats left. Make your reservations now by calling 099 806 8071.

We will start serving Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 5 PM.
Book your table now.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

November 24th, from 5 to 9 PM, $26

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Watch Fifa World Cup 2022 at Common Grounds!

Common Grounds offers a wide variety of entertainment and specials ranging from live bands on weekends and much more:
We will be showing the fifa world cup qatar 2022!
Monday Night Football 7 PM
Fun Trivia” every Tuesdays. from 6:30 to 8 PM hosted by Debra L
Bilingual Gringo Bingo every Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 PM hosted by Marty D.
Thursday Nov. 24th Thanksgiving Day Celebration! 2-6 PM dinner special, (Sold Out) +593 98 107 9406 Cristian.
and Thanksgiving NFL games. (no Tacos Thursday 24th)
Friday Nov 25th, Day after Thanksgiving Celebration with “Too Far South Band” Dinner special Reservation required. By Wednesday (late karaoke, after the band)


Santorino’s Thanksgiving day Dinner

Santorino Restaurant’s famous Thanksgiving Dinner is back.
Celebrate with a free glass of wine.

Limited Seating. New Location.
Save the Date Thursday, November 24– 2 seatings: 1 PM and 4 PM.


Mango apple crunch salad!
Main course:
turkey breast in cranberry sauce
sautéed fresh mixed vegetables.
Homemade stuffing,
Sweet and mashed potatoes with gravy.

Apple pie with ice cream.
Pumping pie

Plus, a free Glass of Wine.

All this is for only $20 per person.

Reservations and Delivery: Call 097 998 1179 or Email: edgarmontaleza09@hotmail.com
Address Imbabura 4-28 and Av. Remigio Crespo (East of the Totems; across from Parque de La Paz)
Facebook @Santorino Pizzeria & Restaurant
Instagram @santorinoecu
#thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #cuencaexpatsmagazine

Thursday November 24th from 1 PM,

Imbabura 4-28 and Av Remigio Crespo

Santorino: 097 998 1179

Plans for Thanksgiving?

Special Thanksgiving Dinner at Don Colon’s Restaurant

Stuffed Turkey with all the trimmings


Sweet potato
Garlic bread
Glass of wine

Only $12.95

Reservations please

Thursday, November 24,

Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Chimichangas? The best are in Santacruz Tex-Mex food and bar!

Tex-mex food? In Santa Cruz Mexican food and bar!
Come and enjoy the best chimichangas!
1. Quesadillas, Tacos, flutes; fajitas!

Many more options on our menu!
Order online 099 926 9635
Every day 2×1 in margaritas
3×2 in beers.
We welcome pets.
To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca.


Thanksgiving Meals at Ñucallacta

Thank you for all the interest with regards to our Thanksgiving meals. We are offering the following individual plates:

Turkey Medallions
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Apple Chutney
Gravy and
Apple Pie

All for $15

Or Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwiches with Bacon and Cranberry Chutney with mashed potatoes or french fries all for $8.

Available at our shop or for delivery

Thanksgiving weekend,

Hermano Miguel 562 y H. Vasquez

Rumi Duchicela: 096 311 4958

Storytelling Open Mic at idiomART

Our first Storytelling Open Mic was a huge success and every agrees that we need to continue doing it, so… our 2nd Improv Storytelling Open Mic!

Stories are a powerful way for us to connect to one another, sharing memories, emotions, sensations…making it possible to feel as though we are cutting through the superficial to the heart of the matter.

Our open mic is an opportunity for you to both practice telling your stories in public and listen to others and will be organized much like a musical open mic… those interested in speaking will put their name on a list and be called up on a first come first serve basis. We ask that your story be limited to 10 minutes so others can have the opportunity to share too.


Boro / Sashiko Japanese Mending Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the Japanese style of mending called “boro” or “sashiko”. The technique combines layers of fabric and running stitch, combining bits of old cloth to patch and mend textiles. These fabrics were made by repurposing carefully saved garment pieces and other handspun and indigo-dyed fabrics to extend their use.

To register: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

* You will need to bring a garment to mend and any fabric you might want to use. Other fabric for patches, as well as needles and thread will be provided should you need to use them.

Meet Nancy Galloway – instructor and exhibiting artist at idiomART

Nancy says, “I have found the act of mending our much-treasured clothes goes well beyond repairing the physical cloth. By making the space and time we also mend our psychological wellbeing and this process can also physically recharge us. The act of mending provides time for contemplation and a moment to connect with the material object. And investing our precious time means we treasure and appreciate our garments.”

Friday, Dec. 2; 10 AM – 3 PM,


Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Live Latin American Music this Sunday!

This Sunday afternoon we have an incredible local band playing a lively selection of Latin American and Tropical music!

The band is called the Canela Club Band and they will be playing at the Patio Sessions concert at idiomART.

They have played in a number of incredible venues around town including La Guarida and our idiomART garden at the old house! This is a concert you won’t want to miss!

To make a reservation, please contact: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Sunday, Nov. 27; Doors open: 2 PM; Music starts: 3 PM, $10,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Dra. Daniela Ordoñez, Dentist

I’ve been going to Dra. Daniela for close to 9 years, and have always been impressed with the exceptional quality of care. I’m 100% certain that she’s saved at least 4 teeth that US dentists would have extracted. Her prices are very reasonable, her English is flawless, and she’ll take good care of all your dental needs.

She recently did two implants for me, and I just found out that she’s offering a 30% off special on implants — but only until this Friday, the 25th. Her implant supplier is giving her a Black Friday special, but she has to order the implants on or before Friday, and so you’d also have to pay by the same time.

She only uses the best implants, and the quality of what’s offered locally varies widely (as do the prices). In any case, if you are considering getting an implant, this is the best time to do it! Call Dra. Daniela as soon as possible, as this is time-sensitive.

Address: Edificio Acropolis, José Peralta y 12 de Abril

Contact information: 099 166 6605

Recommended by Jeff Schinsky: jschinsky@gmail.com