Day: January 11, 2023

Cedula renewal process?

As an expat with a permanent retirement visa, my Cedula is due for its 10 year renewal. Please, what is the process, what documents are needed, etc.? Please reply on GringoPost.


Help me to find a home

My name is Bernardo. An animal protection organization rescued me a few months ago. I had a fracture in my leg. With the help of Zaboos Animal Protection Organization I had surgery and after several physical rehabilitation sessions, today I run and walk normally; but now I need a responsible home, because where I currently live they can no longer support me.

I am a large breed puppy. I need a family and a spacious place to play and run.

Help me find a home, please.

Jenny Marin: 098 593 8812. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for country house, for rent

Looking for furnished, country house for rent in Yunguilla, $250 to $500. I don’t have pets.

I am a retired professor from USA, Non-smoker, and vegetarian. Looking for shared living space or rental unit, in a quite area, with space for gardening. Do not have a car. At the moment I am volunteering in a university in Ambato. Planning to move to Cuenca area.

Venki Narayan:

Recliner repair

I am looking for someone to repair a sinuous spring on my Lazy Boy recliner

Jim Scott: 095 901 4697. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

For sale Laminar flow cabinet – Bioair

I am selling Laminar flow cabinet: A horizontal workbench which creates a particle-free working environment by taking air through a filtration system and exhausting it across a work surface in a laminar or unidirectional air stream.

It can be used in medical research laboratories, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and other production environments.

126 hours of use. The last maintenance done a year ago.

For pictures and documents, WhatsApp.

The asking price is $1500. Negotiable.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

Health Insurance with the most solvent company


My name is Cristina and I would love to advise you on our health insurance plans.

Our company has been working in the country of medical insurance for 30 years. If you are looking for the best quality and personalized accompaniment, we are your best option.

Ask me for information and I will be happy to help you and give you advice without any obligation.

+593 98 662 2332


City: Cuenca

The Rose Guy and Valentines discounts for shipments to any US address

Most of us wait until the last minute to do things. Well, when I lived in the US and it came to Valentines, I would rush in at the last minute to my neighborhood grocery store and buy roses that had probably been there for 10 days.

Don’t do what The Rose Guy used to do. Put special thought into who you are orders for and send what are undoubtedly “The World’s Most Beautiful Roses to family and loved ones in the US. Farm direct to any US address in 4 days. That means you will get a tremendously extended life time with your order.

The Rose Guy is going to offer 50 long stem roses, one color for his incredible low price of $79 delivered from our farm to any US address for Valentines. Want two colors, 25 of each color, pay just $10 more.

To encourage you to order early we will increase the price slightly each week, so the quicker you act the more savings you will enjoy. Right now that is a $26 savings.

At checkout use the discount code, sweetheart1

Cumbaya, Ecuador

Hugh Prather: 096 826 3588

City: Cuenca

Hand-painted 3D hummingbirds

Handpads in Oleo on glass. They are incredible. You have to see them. Visit me in Cemuart Local 031-interior ground floor. At General Torres 7-33 and President Cordova.

I need many customers regardless of experience.

If you say you saw this ad here on GringoPost, I will give you 10 % discount

Please, check it out.

I wait for you,
Guido Marquez:

City: Cuenca

For sale, jigsaw puzzles 1000s / 2000s

For sale, jigsaw puzzles:

2000s Mountain in fire – Buffalo $20
1000s Maligne Lake, Alberta – Eurographic $12
1000s On a clear Day – KI puzzle – $10
1000s The roaring twenties – Ki puzzle – $10
1000s Commemorative puzzle quintessentially Canadian Values – SureLox – $10
1000s Commemorative puzzle quintessentially Canadian Values – SureLox – $10
1000’s Boats – SureLox – $8 missing one piece

Will send pictures upon request

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

Moving; appliances for sale

Mabe large-size frost free refrigerator $250 obo
Ecoline five-burner gas stove $200 obo
16 KG white washing machine $180 obo

Please let me know if you have any questions.



City: Cuenca

Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Does your computer or phone need some repair?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Would you like to watch US TV at a fraction of the price of a cable plan?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• Are you looking for a senior discount on your services?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10- years’ experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal available.


Leonardo: 098 352 2685

City: Cuenca

Red Tag Moving Sale! Put this one on your calendar folks!

On Saturday, January 21st, Red Tag is have an awesome moving sale with tons of beautiful things and all at great prices! Way too many pictures to post but next Monday will post all details of the sale with pictures here and on Facebook Marketplace.

This is a nonsmoking and pet-free home. Most all of the furniture, indoor and out, was purchased at Vitefama Furniture House in El Vergel.

Some of things that will be for sale are:

2 queen-size beds, both with headboards and frames. Chaide mattresses in pristine condition being used for guests only. (linens, comforters, pillows and bedside tables with lamps sold separately or can bundle!)
One brand-new and never-slept-on full-size Chaide mattress with box springs and linens.
One brand-new twin-size Chaide mattress only.
Beautiful grey faux leather couch/futon that folds out to a full-size bed. Super comfortable!
(linens, comforter and pillows sold separately or can bundle!


Psyllium husk

Dear friends, at Gramm Bulkshop we have psyllium in our store. Here we share some information about it:

Psyllium, similarly to other soluble fibers, passes through the small intestine without being completely broken down or absorbed.

Instead, it absorbs water and becomes a viscous compound that benefits constipation, diarrhea, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight loss.

Psyllium husk is the main active ingredient in Metamucil, a fiber supplement that reduces constipation.



Gramm Bulkshop break january 16th through 22nd

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop:

We want to inform you that we will take a break the week of January 16th through 22nd, 2023, we will see you again on Monday the 23rd.
Please visit our store or place your orders until Saturday, January 14th.

Thank you very much for your support. We wish you a year full of joy, health and good friendships.

We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper covers and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

Visit our cozy store in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral, near to San Sebastián Park.

Phone 099 505 9604,

We will be happy to assist you. We also have delivery service!


City: Cuenca

Reasons to eat dates

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop, here we share some reasons to eat Dates:

1. Hangover: Help in sobering up really quick

2. Vision: When ingested orally, it reduced night blindness.

3. Digestion: Healthy bowel movements and cure intestinal disorders

4. Energy: Boost energy for anemic patients and increases sexual stamina.

5. Heart: Reduce risk of stroke and other health related diseases.

6. Nervous system: Boost the nervous system health.

7. Bone health: Minerals present strengthen the bones

8. Allergies: Presence of organic sulfur reduces allergic reactions


My last 3 Amazon sweater with a zipper and hoodie

Hello, my name is Elix Solorzano and I have been living in Cuenca for 4 years. I’m trying to Sell this good quality Amazon sweater with a zipper and hoodie!

Sweater with zipper and hoodie: $30 each one. I only have colors gray and color black.

Only 1 medium size color black and 2 Large size colors black and gray. These are my last 3 sweaters so it will be a big help if you buy these items !

If you want more info or photos just text me and send me a email.

Photos :


WhatsApp : 096 043 1473

if you are close to the Centro, the delivery is free.

Good day everyone and have a wonderful day and Happy New Year !!

Elix Solorzano: 096 043 1473

City: Cuenca

For sale, black leather jacket, size L

I am selling a black leather jacket, size L, brand Missani Le Collezioni.

The asking price $75.

Will send pictures upon request.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

Reversible men’s suede leather jacket, large

I am selling a reversible men’s suede leather jacket, size Large. Buttersoft feel. Purchased in USA.
Private Italian label.
Perfect for Fall and Spring. The condition is new.

Color: Beige-yellowish

Asking price is $75.

I will send pictures upon request.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

JJ’s Story

JJ was literally thrown out of the gate of the home that he had probably grown up in. The old lady lives in a shack of a house and said she didn’t want him. He ran across the street stopping 5 feet from the sidewalk, and just stood there. I chased him back to the other sidewalk where I had been walking, put the yoga strap on for a lead (I’d just bought). He ran to the gate of the only home he knew and his mother dog was lying next to the gate looking at him with her under the 4” space between the solid bottom of the gate and the dirt driveway and she was crying. He was trying to get through the gate and he too was crying!

I was finally able to pull him out and get him to come with me. I tried to get a taxi, but the empty ones just passed us by. Finally, one stopped and told me he would not take a dog. I walked him back to where I could sit down and figure out what to do next. He continued to cry on and off and trembled often. We went to vet Dr. Gallardo (a prince among vets). JJ was full of fleas and some ticks too.


Leathear faux brown sofa

Leather faux brown sofa, comfortable and spacious

75×29 inches

New Year sale price $150

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: 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Midea upright refrigerator, 121 liters hs121l

Number of doors: 1
Type: Upright Refrigerator
Gross Capacity: 121 Litres
Net Capacity: 93 Litres
Weight: 20 kg
Dimensions (H x W x D): 860 x 472 x 450 mm
Color: Silver

Convenience features: Adjustable interior thermostat, separate freezer compartment. Adjustable legs for leveling and height flexibility. Quiet and energy-efficient.

Storage options: Tall bottle storage and can dispenser for more storage options

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: 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Electric dryer with glass panel

Mabe Brand
22 kilo line
220v electric dryer model
Voltage 220V
Weight capacity: 22 kg
Wet clothes weight capacity: 18 kg
Dry clothes weight capacity: 22 kg
Height x Width x Depth: 110 cm x 68.8 cm x 78 cm

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: 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Vitamix VM0185 Ascent Series A3500 blender featuring 2.2 peak HP motor

Five program settings: smoothies, hot soups, dips and spreads, frozen desserts, self-cleaning

Variable speed control with pulse feature

Programmable Timer and BPA-free Tritan jar

The Vitamix A3500 blender offers five program settings (for smoothies, hot soups, dips spreads, frozen desserts, and self-cleaning) that automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected, process your recipes, and stop the blender when complete. A built-in programmable timer can be set to automatically process your custom recipes and stop the machine automatically. Looks sleek and stylish from every angle, allowing you to place it anywhere in your kitchen. Much more than a blender, Vitamix machines let you explore more than 10 different culinary techniques, from silky smoothies to textured sauces and steaming soups to frozen desserts, all made with healthy, whole-food ingredients


Home furnishing and art for sale

Colineal Sofa/Sectional. Red Fabric. 100″L X 36″D X72″D with section that can also be used as a chair. $500.

Eames style Laminate dining table with 8 chairs, 2 not shown. 47.5″ L X 32″W X 29″H. Some nicks in table top. $200.

J Mal Painting. “Syria”. Acrylic spray, acrylic paint. Painted with palette knife. 67″ X 47″. $700.

Appointment only. call or WhatsApp after 9 AM.

In San Sabastian.

Al: 099 088 7243

City: Cuenca

Driver, facilitator, tour guide, and transportation

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, Chordeleg, Gualaceo, Sigsig, Giron, el Chorro, Cajas National Park, Yunguilla Valley, chocolate tour in Naranjal, Baños de Agua Santa, Tena, Misahualli, Puyo, Gualaquiza, Olon, Montañita, Puerto López, Manta, Salinas, Quito, Mindo, Otavalo, Cotacachi.

Driver for purchases of supplies, furniture, appliances, opening of bank accounts, medical appointments, lawyers, electrical and machinery installation services, carpentry, plumbing, construction.

These are the places of transportation service that we offer:
Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig, San Bartolomé, Giron waterfall of El Chorro, Yunguilla Valley, Cajas national park, Guayaquil, Quito, Mindo, Otavalo, Cotacachi, Salinas, Manta, Olon, Puerto López, Montañita, Baños de Agua Santa, Puyo , Misahualli, Tena, Gualaquiza and many other beautiful places in our country, you can contact my cell number, WhatsApp or messenger.


Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

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.

Vía soldados up to the river Yanuncay two minutes from Cuenca tennis club

Angel Panchez
593 98 589 9643

Diana’s team

Hello Dear Expat Community,

My name is Diana Vera, although some of you already know me. I am a medical and general facilitator who has worked with the expat community for 10 years. In my work I can help you to translate and interpret your medical appointments, help you through the public and private health system, and more.

I would like to present you my work team:

Leo Loza, my brother-in-law can be your driver and help you around with errands. If you need help, you can contact him at his phone number 099 772 9691.

Magui (Maggie) Vera, is my sister. She works as a housekeeper. If you need some help around the house or apartment, please contact her at her phone number, 098 277 0346.

Israel Quintero is my husband. He is a handyman, painter and more! You can contact him at 099 174 4740.

Please feel free to contact us for any of your needs. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Diana Vera
099 174 4740
email address –

Buy PlayStation 5 search console –

Buy PlayStation 5 search console
• Wireless gamepad Dual Sense X2;
• HDMI 2.1 cable;
• power cable;
• USB cable;
• safety guide;
• Quick reference;
• Stand for installing the console.


• Processor 8 nuclei / 16 streams: AMD ZEN 2 – 3500MHz
• Graphics processor: AMD, RDNA 2, 36 computing nuclei
• RAM: 16GB
• SSD: 825GB
Buy PlayStation 5 Search Console

30/10 Darley Road, Manly, Sydney NSW 2095, Australia

Electronico, Ltd.

PM emergency button

Have you had delays in responding to an emergency? Your health and well-being are important to us. With pm_boton_emergencias, speed and professionalism is our commitment. Receive prehospital medical care at home just by pressing a button. We also have appointment service and medical consultations at home.

Cuenca and Azogues
Contact: 098 128 3135

Cuenca y Azogues

098 128 3135

How to skyrocket your Spanish in 12 weeks, like Cathy did

“That’s just the way it is”, she was told.

“Immersion is the best way to learn the language”, she was told.

And she gave it a shot (immersion)…

But after living in Ecuador for a few years and still feeling lost and excluded because she couldn’t follow or participate in the conversations around her, Cathy Cunningham realized it was time to try something different.

Not to say that she hadn’t already sought help though. She did.

She had tried two different bilingual teachers but kept getting the “That’s just the way it is” answer to her questions.

But that didn’t cut it for her.

She, like me (and many others!) – needs to know the reason why things are done/said in a certain way, in order to truly understand.

Without the answers, she was stuck.


Blue Box press release

In order to improve the quality of our services at present, our CEO, Carlos Ramirez, is currently pursuing his MBA in Spain, which is why he cannot answer some calls and messages. In case of emergency, please contact us by WhatsApp or contact our director of matrix agency, Paola Rodas. Our team is always available to meet each of your requirements.

It is always a pleasure to serve you and accompany you on this path.

Av Ordonez lasso 555 Edif Monte Carlo, oficina 001, Edif Monte Carlo

Carlos Ramirez
098 246 5168

Cardiology / physician


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.

I also provide medical interpreter services and assist patients communicate with doctors, physicians’ assistants, nurses, therapist and other medical staff; to ensure they fully understand their diagnosis and treatment options.

I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Feel free to make an appointment for an evaluation, electrocardiogram, and analysis by calling 07 245 9555 (Ext: 2243).

Hospital Del Rio is located at:
Avenida de las America y 24 de Mayo, office 436

You can also find me at:

WhatsApp: +1 (731) 335 6737 / 099 8441 919

Canton Chunchi y Primero De Mayo

099 844 1919

I offer the following nursing services at home

1. attention and care for elderly, children and general patients.
2. measurements and monitoring of vital signs.
3. care of post-operated patients
4. administration of IV (intravenous) injections and injections treatments.
5. healing of general wounds.
6. attention and care for diabetic patients.
7. other health services.

Call: 099 824 1265 WhatsApp: 097 886 3980


Licensed Eneida Camacho Mercado

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.

Failing to get enough vitamin C can result in deficiencies that may result in poor wound healing, easy bruising, bleeding of the gums, and anemia. In addition, since vitamin C aids in iron absorption, a severe deficiency may cause scurvy, a disease categorized by extreme weakness, bruising, bleeding, and lethargy.


Professional massage therapy specialized in healing your muscular pain

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 the following:

• 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:


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

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

Recommendation for Jorge Monge, plumber

Are you looking for a plumber who is highly skilled, reasonably priced and truly values his clients? Then, you will want to contact Jorge Monge. He aims to meet your needs as soon as possible. Comes on time. Quickly solves the problem. And yes, he speaks English. He has been my plumber for some years now and I will continue to use him in the future.

Address: Comes to your home.

Contact information: 099 308 0663

Recommended by Luisa Nelson:

Gran Roca Wednesday, farm-to-table market and lunch at Los Balcones

We invite you to come to our weekly Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market and have a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at the beautiful Hotel Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products; all produced on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. You’ll find our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and smoked products.

We’ll also be bringing our healthy, nutrient-dense products from our gluten free commercial kitchen including the best ever Greek plain and out-of-this-world flavored yogurts, (We expect to be making more flavors in the near future), our nutrient dense granola with pumpkin seeds and cranberries, veggie burgers, homemade tahini, world class hummus, fresh salsa, GF chocolate chip cookies, GF ginger cookies, GF pumpkin spice muffins, our exclusive Grain-free, Milk Free Chewy Brownies, and healthy, delicious salad dressings.


7 Bakery Coffee

Physical store
Address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
Tuesday to Saturday, home deliveries via WhatsApp 098 862 7147
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last

Raised donuts


Boston Cream $1.25
Choco-Nutella $1.25
Choco-Passion fruit $1.25
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1.25
Vanilla Blackberry $1.25
Choco-Blackberry $1.25
Creme Brulé $1.25
Lemon Pie Donut $1.25
Tres Leches Donut $1.25
Oreo – Cookies and Cream $1.25
Piña Colada $1.25


Jazz night

Thursday nights are for jazz

January 12, from 7 TO 8:30 PM

La Condamine 12-56 y Tarqui

Cristina: 098 252 4041

City: Cuenca

Local Masons meet for breakfast, Thursday

Tomorrow, Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69 holds its monthly social breakfast at Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vazquez, second floor of the Hotel Vieja Mansion. We gather at nine. All Masons, those interested in Masonry or those who simply would like to meet men who have lived here a number of years, are most welcome.

January 12 at nine, 0,

Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vazquez

Ronald Watkins:

City: Cuenca

Only from King Smokehouse Burgers: Happiness between two buns!

The weather is really uncertain right now but you can be certain on one thing: You will get the best burger in Cuenca at King Smokehouse Burgers. Hands down this is the burger. From simple to the kitchen sink, King Smokehouse Burgers has the burger you crave. This week, Felix has made a big pot of his delicious chili and is offering you his one and only Chili Cheese Burger served with hot tasty fries for only $6 (yes what a deal). Have it your way – lettuce, tomato, onion, or just the delicious slow cooked chili and cheese. However you order it, it will be scrumptious to the max.

Drop by and enjoy in our tiny little burger joint bursting with flavors, take it home to savor or call for delivery. Just don’t miss out on this burger delight. Lip smacking and four napkin deliciousness on a bun.

Daily, Tue-Sat from 2-10 PM,

Ave. Don Bosco, entre La Pinta y Santa Maria. (Just across from Don Bosco SuperMaxi)

Felix Salinas: +593 96 904 7724

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 between León XIII and Unidad Nacional.

Alexandra Calle: 096 0685 495

Our special today: vegetables lasagna and pastry puffs!

Come and visit us!
Would you like to have breakfast with us? Homemade bread, Chicken or Cuban sandwiches, or toast, eggs, bacon, fruit; Yucca bread and yogurt… Omelets, Pancakes, Bolones, Mote Pillo or Sucio.

Or would you like to have breakfast with a piece of cake? Banana, apple, chocolate, marbled, carrots…

Any time you can enjoy being here, not only breakfast… But also, Brunch, Lunch (Meat or Vegetarian Lasagnas), Pizza, desserts, coffee – hot or cold, milkshakes, our special “Pink latte”… Sugar free, almond milk – 100% healthy.

Just waiting for you!

January 10th, from 7:30 AM to 10 PM.

Remigio Crespo Avenue and José Lozado


Frozen pizzas for delivery! New product at Sunday Brunch Cuenca

Hey Sunday Brunch Cuenca family!

We now have classic mozzarella frozen pizzas for delivery! 12-inch medium pizzas with handmade crust and homemade sauce. Will keep in your freezer for 3-4 weeks. Just pop out, unwrap and slide off onto a baking sheet and bake. 7-10 minutes from thawed or 15-17 minutes from frozen and dinner is done!

And here are our other products:


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


Zarza Brewing: New Wednesday *promo (and NBA of course!)

Every Wednesday our burger menu is now 25% off!

Choose from any of our 9 burgers from our Cowboy burger with homemade bacon, BBQ and onion rings to the meat-laden Pulled-Pork burger.

NBA Wednesday: too many to list but first come first served, pick your favorite game

*promos dine-in only.


Remigio Tamariz, between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681

Art demonstration to live music

This Friday we have an incredible event with artists, Lanner Díaz and Suka and Cuban musician, Noel Batista at idiomART.

The 3 artists will perform together, creating a dynamic and artistic experience…each one sharing their art. Suka will be painting, Lanner will be drawing, and Noel will play music to inspire their artistic creation!

This is a wonderful opportunity to catch a glimpse into the creative process of each artist, see their art exhibitions before the show ends, and visit with the artists.

*free entrance

Friday, Jan. 13 from 6 – 8 PM,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador

Sarah HB:

The Spoken Word

Join the Cuenca’s Writers Collective this Thursday at idiomART where authors living in Cuenca will read short stories or excerpts from their own writings.

Authors reading this month are:

Manon Stephenson “The Best Friend, Her Little Sister, and the Napkin Episode”
Anne Carr “Fan Si Pan Hotel, Sapa, Vietnam”
Michael Stultz “Satyriasis”
Paul Anthony “His Mother’s Son”
Frances A. Hogg “My Wonderful Night of Romance”
Mike Casto “First Date”

We might have a surprise author as well!

No reservations are necessary and we will have a cash bar.

Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5 until 7 PM, $5 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

Cuenca English Catholic Masses on Sundays

Looking for an English Catholic mass on Sundays in Cuenca, Ecuador?
Look no further we will soon have regular Sunday masses at 10 AM at Parroquia San Francisco with the return of Fr. Kevin Codd, a retired priest from Spokane, Washington who did English masses for 5 months last year.

Beginning on Sunday, January 15, we will be celebrating a bilingual Mass presided over by Fr. Jorge Moreno and Fr. Kevin and the Ecuadorian community at Parroquia San Francisco at 11 AM.

Beginning the following Sunday, January 22, Fr. Kevin will begin celebrating English-Language Masses each Sunday at 10 AM.

On behalf of the Cuenca English Mass/Expats Catholic Community of Cuenca EC I invite you all and celebrate the Holy Eucharist with us on Sundays.
Thank you!

Sunday January 22, 2022 10 AM, Free,

Padre Aguirre and Presidente Cordova

Don Camero Foronda: +1 713 594 2171 WhatsApp or 099 311 9340

City: Cuenca

Art to feed the soul and the hungry

We are excited to announce that our next art exhibition at idiomART is a fundraiser to help raise money for the Cuenca Soup Kitchen!

We will have artwork by Burt Johnson, Evelyn Johnson, Juan Garcia, Peter Dudar, Alberto Soriano, Maité Eusebio, Margot Manosalvas, Susan Armstrong, Cristian Leon and Pedro Pablo Tocabens. We will also have an incredible musical presentation by local opera singer, Christian Castro!

The Cuenca Soup Kitchen has been committed to providing food to those most in need for over five years.

CSK provides food for approximately 1,000 hungry people. Each family in our program is screened and followed by a social worker. As they reach stability they are transitioned out of the program, making room for others in need.

In addition to food CSK provides:

– Eco-friendly hygiene products for women and babies
– Donated clothing and household items
– Hats and other warm and soft clothing for babies, the elderly, cancer patients
– Birthday recognition for every child in our program

In addition to our partnerships that serve families within the city of Cuenca, the Cuenca Soup Kitchen reacts to urgent needs. Sometimes this need is created by natural disasters such as flooding and landslides. In these cases the CSK provides food and hygiene products as communities work towards stabilization.

The exhibition is until Feb. 2

The opening is Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 – 8 PM at idiomART. Free entrance,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

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City: Cuenca

Patio Sessions Concert: Ines Crespo of Argentina

Singer-songwriter, Inés Crespo from Buenos Aires, Argentina is in Cuenca for a short period of time for her 2nd musical tour in Ecuador. On Sunday, Jan. 22, she will perform for our first Patio Sessions concert of the new year. She will share with us a fresh and varied repertoire of music from yesterday and today with a musical journey that includes traditional Argentinian music such as samba, chacarera, and tango as well as other traditional Latin American music and original compositions as well.

Buenos Aires is where she was born and still resides and dedicates her life to music. There, she is involved in two musical groups, one is a women’s group called Indaié Dúo and the other is a renowned vocal and percussion ensemble called La Colmena Group. You can find them on social media at @idaie.duo and @lacolmenagrupo.


Our first concert of the year: Trio NoAn

This Thursday, La Guarida Cuenca is hosting, three world-class Cuban musicians: Anayvis Beltrán, Noel Batista and Yunior Hernández. They make up Trio NoAn. This very talented trio will bring the tropical heat and will for sure make you dance and enjoy yourself in a very intimate concert highlighting Cuban music.

Enjoy a fantastic dinner and world-class performers in one of the most acoustically perfect venues in Cuenca.

Book by calling 099 806 8071. Admission $7

Remember that La Guarida Cuenca is the only place in the city that doesn’t take a cent from the musicians and 100% of your admission fee goes directly to them.

Come dance and support your local musicians.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 12th, from 7 to 9:30 PM, $7.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Traveling Workshop – Making Queso, at hacienda in Soldados

Join local tour guide, Maria Dolores Saldaño of Lola tours for an incredible day in the picturesque mountains of Soldados in the outskirts of Cuenca. In this traveling workshop, you will spend the day with Maria’s dad, Don Fabián, and he will teach you how to make queso fresco with milk from his own dairy cows!

He will also take you for a refreshing walk around his 500-hectare hacienda as well as take you to the dairy farm where you’ll get to meet the cows. You can even milk one if you’d like! You will also enjoy a home-cooked meal for lunch with a view of the property. This is a fun, peaceful, and cultural experience. It’s a great way to unwind after all the holiday activities!

There are only 5 spots for this workshop, so make your reservations today!


Common Grounds, Gran Feria, January 14

This Saturday at Common Grounds from 10 AM to 2 PM

Come out and support our wonderful artisans with many products to select from!

January 14 from 10 AM to 2 PM, free,

Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Edificio Terra segundo piso


City: Cuenca