Day: January 18, 2023

Loving dog looking for a loving home

Kiano is a 1-year-old, sweet boy that needs a good home. He’s medium size and gets along with people and other dogs. If you would like to meet him or see any other great dogs available for adoption, please call Priscila at 099 768 6109. She can answer your questions in English or Spanish.

Kathy Keel: .

City: Cuenca

Cataract surgery

My husband and I are preparing to move to Cuenca this spring. He needs cataract surgery and is contemplating having it done in Ecuador after we have settled there. We know that he may have to wait a couple years for the insurance to cover the surgery. He wants to know how someone’s experience went, who is a good doctor and the costs of the surgery. I am including my email address for private recommendations or critiques. Thank you everyone. Scheduling the surgery here will put our departure date out by about 3 months. Email me at

Donna M Schmidt

City: Cuenca

FAAN congratulates Betty Sue and our finalists in Dress Up Your Pet Day!

At FAAN we believe all animals should be loved and protected. Congratulations to all of our finalists in our fun, “Dress Up Your Pet Day Contest.” You can see these lovable pups on our events page at

“Betty Sue” submitted by Bruce Engle took home our top prize with her diva, winning ways.

Speaking of voting…
Vote for FAAN in this year’s Annual Best of GringoPost Awards
Vote for FAAN in these categories:
Business Category: Best Charity, FAAN
Business Category: Write In – Best Animal Rescue/Shelter, FAAN
Faces and Places Category: Best Local Hero Jose Gomez FAAN President,
Life Category: Best Volunteer Opportunity, FAAN
Voting goes to January 30th – we appreciate your support and your votes!

Rosemary Rein: 096 920 9764. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Had a baby here; Ecuador passport question Part 2

Thank you for the responses to my question last week so I thought this info might be useful for some readers.

I investigated myself and spoke to 5 civil servants who work in migration police via my contacts with the DA and in the municipality of Canar. I even went to the airport in Cuenca and asked there with migration police. 4/5 said that an Ecuador passport is not required as long as you have the cedula and a passport from another country, in this case, a European one. However, the child must travel with both parents. If not, a power of attorney is needed from a notary.

Since the numbers (4/5) favor not getting an Ecuador passport, I will not bother.

Thanks again for your responses.

Mark: 098 343 3313. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Freelance editor position

I am the Content Manager for a popular ancient history/archaeology/anthropology website and we are looking for a freelance editor to proofread, edit and add images to articles for approximately 15 – 20 hours per week.

Essential criteria include:
• Native English speaker
• Writing and/or editing experience
• Computer/tech-savvy to a reasonable degree
• Interested in ancient history
• Set up to work remotely

Starting rate is $8 per hour.

Please apply with cover letter and CV to


City: Cuenca

Hey I am Jose; I need a job!!

I can help you with anything! I can be your translator, your doggie kid (I can watch your dogs and walk them) housekeeper, help you shopping, whatever! I am bilingual. You probably met me in the back of the Sunrise Café. I am really helpful and available, so don´t hesitate to write me. I´ll be there!

Jose Luna: 098 400 9551. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for reputable furniture repair

We are looking for a reputable furniture repair person/company for one wooden and one upholstered chair to be fixed. English and Spanish speaking would be helpful. WhatsApp contact available.

Coral Johnson: 099 039 9524. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Electric wall oven, Haceb, for sale

Almost brand-new Haceb oven, black glass front, 220 watts.

Special price $180

Must sell, leaving the country.

Modesto Gonzalez: 099 103 2244

City: Cuenca

Desk and chair sets

Create a stylish office spot you love with a matching desk and chair set! We especially recommend our ergonomic range with office chairs, sit and stand desks and sit and stand supports. You’ll also find great storage to go with your favorite combo.

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

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

Klever: 098 706 9136

City: Cuenca

Baby items for sale

We have some baby items for sale:
Umbrella stroller from Bebe Mundo $30
My best friend nursing pillow, jean looking cover $8
Wipes warmer from US. 2 settings and has a night light you can turn on for late night changes $12
Vibrating bassinet. Worked great when baby was small. Can easily move to different rooms. $30
Foley Food Mill. You can use this to make applesauce, baby food, tomato sauce, etc. $25

Email or message on WhatsApp. No calls please. Just messages.

Hilary: 095 956 9221

City: Cuenca

Home services – Marco Suquisupa

Hello, my name is Marco Suquisupa, owner of Sorus Company, a company dedicated to the construction and reforms. We provide services for the home such as:


you can visit our social networks for more services:

We will be glad to help you. – 099 777 6830

Marco Suquisupa: +593 99 777 6830

City: Cuenca

iPhone 11 Pro Max 64Gb + Apple cases for sale

For sale mint condition iPhone 11 Pro Max 64gb

The product comes with its box and original charging cable, also includes a hydrogel screen protector already installed, and two genuine leather Apple Cases plus one Apple Silicone Case (worthed value of $120) The battery level is 85%

Asking price: $600

You can see all the product’s photos in the link below, or if you want I can send to you email

Mauricio Fabara: 099 973 0534

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

Sam4s electronic cash machine $300
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Deluxe Bundle Scanner for PC $200
Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer Silver $200
Shower Chair with Back and Removable Padded Arms $25
Canon pixma printer, need new cartridges $10
three cheap bar stools $15 each or $ 5 for all .


City: Cuenca

White Mabe gas dryer 18kg


Model: SMG26N5MNBAB0
Drying system: Front loading
stainless steel drum
Reversible metal door
Lint filter
Controls: 2 Knob plus button
start-pause button
Drying time: 10 to 80 min
3 drying programs
Casual wear, cotton, fluffy
3 drying levels
3 temperature levels
Dimensions: Height: 111cm – Width: 68.8 cm – Depth: 68cm

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

Classic fabric chair

Classic fabric chair, for dining room, kitchen or living room,
40x18x20 inches,
off white color

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 convection oven for sale

Vulcan VC5ED single full size electric convection oven – 12 1/2 kW, 208v/1ph

The Vulcan VC5ED electric convection oven comes equipped with four nickel-plated oven racks and nickel-plated, 11-position rack guides with positive racks stops. Solid, electric sheath elements provide heat, while a two-speed blower motor distributes the steam throughout the oven cavity. The moisture vent prevents food from becoming soggy. An oven switch initiates rapid cooldown and the solid-state temperature dial control utilizes an LED display to assist the user with operation. The 5-hour countdown timer features an audible alarm to alert nearby operators

Miguel: 099 587 3165

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: Beer delivery service

If you can’t get to us, we get to you. Enjoy the best craft beer from Cuenca wherever you want.

Deliveries, every Monday, Wednesday: from 3 to 6 PM and Thursdays from 8 AM to noon.

Our available beers are:
Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4
IPA (6%) $3
Stout (6%) $3
American Amber Ale (6%) $3
Pale Ale (5.5%) $3
Jamaican Shandy (4.5%) $3.
Maracuyá (passion fruit) (4.5%) $3.
Lemon (4.5%) $3.

Remember, you can also visit us at the brewery every Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 PM.

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

We are right off the new Ciclovía.
Calle del Himno Nacional and De la Bandera Nacional were on Google maps (The Hop Factory)

Luis: 098 721 4499

City: Cuenca

Fresh blueberries and almonds for sale

This week: We have fresh blueberries for sale at $6/pound and whole, raw, shelled almonds at $5/pound. Delivery in Cuenca and surrounding areas (San Joaquín, Challuabamba, Racar, Baños, Monay, and more) is free of charge. If you would like to place an order, email us.

The Blue Biker:

City: Cuenca

Driver service $8/hour

Facilitator, real estate, medical, banking, shopping, pet transportation, sightseeing.
Reference upon request

Roma y Estocolmo

Juan Perez Cordero
099 521 5086

QiGong and Dao Yoga – for health, spirit and longevity

Be in charge of your physical, spiritual, and mental health.

QiGong is the daily practice used in China for thousands of years to prevent sickness and to keep the Body, Mind and Spirit healthy and strong.

The practice involves breathing, movements to release tensions and block energy and flowing moving meditations. The whole practice is done with a strong intent, to focus and strengthen your mind. It empowers you to take charge of your own health.

All movements are very simple, and can even be done seated if needed. Anyone and Everyone can practice QiGong.

Words from our students:


Native Spanish teacher

Dear community,

I am an English teacher from Cuenca. I have got a university degree and a certificate with a C1 level. I offer my services as a Spanish teacher, interpreter, translator or any type of help that you might need.

I want to thank Andrea, whom I met at a bus ride in Cuenca. She is an American who had lived in Cuenca for some time and now she is back for a few months. She told me about this platform and she praised my communicative skills and accent/pronunciation in English.

If you need me, please feel free to contact me.


Cuenca, Downtown

Andres Gomez
098 708 8439

Moving Crew – local movers that are local; long-distance and lovable

We are a full-service moving company that can do everything from moving a few items around in your home, to packing, to relocating an entire home or business across the city areas and long distance towns across Ecuador. We have a staff of trained movers and use well-maintained, professional trucks and equipment. We have the most dedicated and accountable team, because we all have a great stake in the success of every move. We want to be known as the best, most trustworthy Cuencano movers around. No gringo prices, assuring a fair and accurate charge for what you really need. Write us and ask for a quote and more info.

Address: Av. Don Bosco and El Salado street, Cuenca.

Jamil: 098 400 1020


Avenida Don Bosco s/n entre Pedro Bravo y El Salado

098 400 1020

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

Learn Spanish by watching movies, reading books and listening to music

If you’re looking to improve your Spanish (especially listening comprehension, grammar and vocabulary) then you may want to download this free guide.

My team of native speakers and I at have put together a list of Spanish movies, TV shows, books and music (sorted by level, genre, etc.) to help you find an authentic Spanish resource that is suitable for YOU.

I’ve also included a short video that suggests how you can use these resources at any level.

I offer the following nursing services at home

1. Attention and care for elderly, children and general patients.
2. Measurements and monitoring af vital signs.
3. Post-operative patient care
4. Administration of iv (intravenous) injections and injections treatments.
5. Healing of general wounds.
6. Bladder catheter placement.
7. Attention and care for diabetic patients other health services.

Call: 099 824 1265 WhatsApp: 097 886 3980
Licensed Eneida Camacho


Licensed Eneida Camacho Mercado

Facilitator for everything and home finder

My name is Kevin. My wife, Sayira, and I work as facilitators in Cuenca. We help expats with all of their needs.

While my specialty is finding the perfect home for you, I offer various other services:

-English/Spanish translation
-Shopping assistance (with or without you)
-Setting up cell phone service/utilities/internet
-Medical insurance
-City/Neighborhood tours
-Driver’s license
-Doctor’s appointments
-Car registration/inspection
-Group activities recommendations
-Other needs as they arise

If you need one or two of the above services, I charge only $13/hr.

For new expats, I offer package deals to smooth your transition.

References available upon request.


099 287 4910
312 809 8843

Does your child need help with reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will tutor or teach any age student. I hold current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in educational research and psychology, as well as degrees in criminal justice and psychology. I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in person or online. I can address whatever skills or content you need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

I taught for 25 years in the USA, at both elementary and secondary levels. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master math.

I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

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



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

Professional Massage Therapy by Elsa Rojas

Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.

Types of massage:

Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It’s commonly used to help with muscle damage from injuries.

Relaxation Massage. This gentle form of massage uses long strokes, kneading, deep, circular movements, vibration and tapping. It helps you feel relaxed and energized.

Lymph Drainage Massage. This deep tissue treatment applied by pressure using long upward strokes over your body. It aims to increase your lymphatic system flow, flush toxins from your body, promote relaxation, and reduce swelling.

Schedule your in-home 90-minutes massage on the day and time that suits you best.

Massage costs $45

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

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


Handyman services
General construction

Av Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 93 799 79

High dose Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant

Vitamin C is a primary water-soluble antioxidant which increases extracellular collagen production and is essential for proper immune cell functioning.

High dose vitamin C is beneficial any time you are under greater than usual amounts of stress, feeling excessive fatigue when your immune system needs bolstering to fight acute or chronic viral and bacterial infections when your skin needs to be restored to glowing conditions such as after sun damage or surgery and to help improve the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy like fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

Two-time Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling initially proposed intravenous vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to treat viral infections (such as Lyme, Lupus, and Epstein Barr virus) and cancers.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that:

• Strengthens the immune system
• Blocks histamine release
• Supports the adrenal glands
• Promotes wound healing
• Helps adrenal insufficiency
• Fights bacterial and viral infections
• Prevents muscle soreness post exercise

Cost of IV $50 + $5 transportation fee.

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
098 177 4961

Interactive Spanish classes

My name is Estefania, and I can help you with Spanish classes or to improve your Spanish.

I am a guide of tourism and was English teacher in CEDEI school. I have lots of patience and I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Ecuadorian culture and the Spanish language.

Please feel free to contact me for more information. I would like helping you achieve your goals. Our classes will be very interesting and interactive with topics that you need for your daily life.

I have the best price, if anyone gives you a better price you can tell me and I will give you one even better.

The more important for me, is that you learn without pressure and at your own pace for a better understanding.

Estefania: 099 412 4589. Call after: 6 AM.

Avenida Solano

099 412 4589

Pet sitting

If you need a pet sitter that can care for your pet just as much as you, look no further! I would like to offer my assistance looking after your furry friends while you are away. I adore animals of all kinds, from dogs to cats, rabbits and birds. I’m very responsible and will make sure all their needs are met, including when they require meds or special attention. While you are traveling, I can also send pictures of your pet so you can be updated at all times. If you are interested, here is all my contact information to meet up and discuss the details!


Estefania Canino
096 323 5639

Cycling and trekking through the jungle (Tuesday 19 – Friday 20)

Our day begin in Cuenca at San Sebastian Park at 8 AM, then we will be heading to the Amazon (2h30min).Very close to Cuenca, just two hours away, it is located a peaceful Amazonian town called Limon Indanza. You’ll head into town for a look around and a chance to grab any extra snacks and bits of equipment before starting the cycling.

We will take our bikes; once you and your bike are a match, you will head out for a test ride and follow the stony tracks for around 12km or 20km depend of you experience and what you prefer.

You will pass remote settlements, villages, and cabins. You will stop in a scenic spot for photography. Then, you will arrive in Chiviaza for a refreshing bath in the river, where you’ll have time to swim, celebrate with a beer with your teammates and have lunch in Limon.

Mader Forms Arellano

Greetings, I help you make your furniture in wood, iron, glass and melamine with an honest price. Write me, I will gladly attend to your request as soon as possible. Nice day for you.

Cuenca Centro


Marco Suquisupa – handyman

Hello, my name is Marco Suquisupa owner of Sorus Company, a company dedicated to the Construction and Reforms, we provide services for the home as:


you can visit our social networks for more services:

We will be glad to help you.

Cuenca, Julio Vinueza y Canton el Guabo

Marco Suquisupa
099 777 6830

Cheeses you can find at Luvimar Gourmet Market

Danish Blue, Manchego, Emmental, Gruyere, Fontina, Pesto, Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano, Gouda, Brie, Camembert, Semi-Aged Goat Cheese, Goat Feta. Imported and Local.

To see more of what I have, you can check my website or come to my store.

Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish). – Delivery available. – I accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer, and payments through the PayPhone App.

For Orders over $25 that require delivery service, I cover up to $2 of the delivery cost.

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Today’s painting- A Morning Encounter

Gallery at
Several original oil paintings by Jerry Morton are on display at Cuenca Creators Co-Op. Calla Larga 9-78 y Benigno Malo inside Sunrise Cafe.


Jerry Morton

Hiking around Cuenca

Hey, we are two guys from Belgium and we live in Cuenca. We offer guide tours in Parque Nacional Cajas, Cojitambo, Ingapirca and Limon Indenza (with possibility to camp). We speak Dutch, French, English and Spanish. Hope to see you guys on our next trip. If you want to have a sneak peek you can follow us on Instagram: CoLibre_adventures
Tiktok: Colibre.adventures

Cuenca Ecuador

Gill De Coster

Home solutions

furniture, painting, electrical, plumbing, cleaning, construction, architecture

Cuenca, Julio Vinueza y Canton el Guabo

Marco Suquisupa
+593 99 777 6830

Have you in mind to open a CD?

Because many on GringoPost are looking for the best place to make their investments and take advantage of the benefits of making CDs in this country, I’d like to introduce Crea Credit Union to you.

Established in Cuenca in 1964, Crea has experience servicing the community. We have more than 33 branches around the country and now we have a strong initiative serving international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Crea has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.

These are some of the benefits and reasonable reasons why people want to work with us:

Live music at La Guarida

This Thursday, La Guarida Cuenca is hosting – for the first time – an incredible duo, Kafuné. They are simply incredible musicians who are traveling through South America. Christian Ávalos and Manuela Calleja will showcase lots of Brazilian rhythms and tunes without forgetting their Argentinian and Spanish roots. Admission: $6.

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 $6

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.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

099 806 8071


If you need mattress cleaning in your area we can help. Our mattress cleaning pros can take care of all your needs. Mattress cleaning will rid your mattress of dust mites and their fecal, as well as remove stains and odors. Get your mattress looking and smelling like new with our pros cleaning services. You will enjoy better sleep on a clean fresh mattress so fill out the form now to learn more.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

Sofa beds of different sizes

I manufacture different types of sofa beds. Please write to the mail to send information and photos. – Advantages of using a sofa bed:

1. Save space
2. It is as comfortable as a real bed
3. It is ideal for your guests
4. Fits perfectly in your living room
5. Unfolds easily
6. Offers more storage
7. Its structure is durable
8. Its price is accessible

I have good recommendations if you need and photos, write me by mail a pleasure

Cuenca Centro


Recommendation for Lisa Gonzaga, Movistar Plans

I want to recommend Lisa Gonzaga and her Movistar Plans, if you are new to the country or are not happy with your phone plan, she has exclusive plans for everyone and all budgets.

I am very happy, I have my business and Thanks to Lisa , I have fantastic cell phone plans and internet at my business. She doesn’t speak English well, but she understand well and can write well contact her on WhatsApp or send her text message, email is a good option too and she will help you. She told me she has a fantastic plan for clients who are over 65. Contact her for the discounts.

I highly recommended her for any problem with your line. She is ready to help you solve too.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 52 626 7132

Recommended by Monica

Recommendation for Andres Astudillo, M.D., Surgeon

I had the privilege of “scrubbing” for a year with two surgeons during my brief stint in US Army. I’m pleased to compare surgical services at Clinica Latina, from surgeon Andres Astudillo, M.D., which met my every expectation of excellence. Andres’ English is perfect from his multiple US residency stints. Following a surgical hernia repair at VA hospital in US that did not “hold” (note, care I receive through VA is otherwise excellent), the follow-up “cut” at Clinica Latina has been 100% effective. I found all aspects of care excellent: delay as I adjusted to BP medicine, echo cardiogram in advance, EKG, blood, chest X-ray prep, HIGHLY organized operating theater, clear head after surgery, one night stay, pain management, post-op visit. OK, you could say that I’m more than pleased!

Address: Av. 3 de Noviembre 3-50 y Unidad Nacional, Cuenca

Contact information: 07-284 6666

Recommended by John Porterfield:

Su Terry, Mariana Iturri, Danilo Abad y Amigos

Music Lovers! Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina: the great singer, flautist and composer, Mariana Iturri, with percussionist extraordinaire Danilo Abad. Plus Cuenca’s favorite saxofonista Su Terry! Rounding out the band are guitarist, Juanpa Naula from Quito, and our own Christian Torres on bass.

The group will thrill you with bossa nova, swing and more. Don’t miss these fabulous performers in this one-night-only show before they fly home!

Saturday Jan. 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 PM,

Bistro Yaku (Yakumama Hostel), Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vazquez


Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Join us at Sisa Bowl Restaurant.

We’re serving up delicious Homemade Ice Creams, Hamburgers, Paninis, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and our Signature Rice and Noodle Sisa Bowls cooked fresh to order.

Our Ice Creams come in a variety of flavors – from classic Vanilla to Peanut Butter Chocolate. Our burgers are always juicy and perfectly cooked. And dont forget our signature Bacon Blaster Burger. We grind a custom blend of meat and bacon served with Smoked Provolone and your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.

Figure drawing, live models

Join in-house artist, Pedro Pablo Tocabens, for another exciting live model drawing event. This time we will have 2 models; one doing fast pose changes and one doing longer poses. Pedro will be available to answer any questions, give feedback, and help you in any way. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Just bring your own materials and willingness to create!

*no reservations needed

Saturday, Jan. 21 from 6 – 8 PM, $5 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

A Couple of spaces left for our Peruvian Extravaganza

La Guarida presents a very special dinner experience

a seven-course tasting menu –

Friday, December 20th, from 7 to 9 PM.
Book by calling 099 806 8071
Reservations are required.
Cost: $25.

For us, visiting Perú was an incredible experience. We can’t wait to share with you our Peruvian inspired 7-course menu. We’ll feature:

Three color bread and three Peruvian sauces
Quinoa and vegetable soup
Crunchy Andean Tiny Potatoes
Leche de tigre (ceviche) and crunchy squid
Sauteed Beef Tenderloin

We are located at Mariscal Lamar 22-23 and Luis Pauta. An incredible dinner experience.

January 20th, from 7 to 9 PM, $25.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Jazz Thursday

Jazz night with Esteban Encalada and his friends.
Every Thursday with an amazing view.

January 19th, from 7:30 to 9 PM,

La Condamine 12-56 y Tarqui

Hotel Cruz del Vado: 098 252 4041

Double D’s menu for the week of January 23

When you see tomatillos, grab them! That’s exactly what we did. They’ll be the star of this menu’s casserole: Chicken, seasoned rice, black beans, and corn combined with our homemade rotel and layered with corn tortillas. Our zesty and tangy roasted tomatillo sauce finishes it off. The salad is the perfect accompaniment. Shredded cabbage, black beans, corn, bell pepper, and pickled red onion are tossed in a creamy dressing. For the dessert, chocolate and dulce de leche are sandwiched between layers of oatmeal crust.

Stacked Chicken Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Southwest Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Carmelitas: $3 each

Have you tried the pizzas? Made to order food for delivery

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:


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

Special notice: We invite you to join us at our Valentine’s Day to remember event with an amazing menu and live music from Broadway musical shows. For more info, email us at

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.

Special musical performance straight from Argentina!

Singer-songwriter, Inés Crespo from Buenos Aires, Argentina is in town 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.

To hear more of her music, you can find her on Spotify and Soundcloud

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023; Doors open: 2 PM Music starts: 3 PM, $10,

Mariscal lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

Acrylic painting master class

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

This class consists of 8, 3-hour classes, totaling 24 hours of hands-on training, which is only $10 an hour to learn from a master. What a deal!

To register:

Tuesdays & Thursdays; Feb. – Mar. 2, 2 – 5 PM, $240 *all materials included,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

City: Cuenca

Mosaic Mirror Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of mosaic with ceramic. You will get the chance to design and create your own mosaic border on a 75 x 50 cm mirror to take home and hang on your wall or gift to a loved one!

Cristina and Edgar will lead this workshop and they are ceramicists, mosaicists, and muralists with years of experience. They have been teaching different mosaic workshops at idiomART over the years and each one is so much fun!

This workshop is 6 days long and all the materials all provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

To register:

Jan. 24, 26, 28, 31 & Feb. 2, 4 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $140 (all materials included),

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

City: Cuenca

New Immigration Police fees

Hi all,

As you know, every year, with the increase in the Ecuadorian minimum wage, some fees, taxes, etc., update the amounts to be paid.

This year, the new fees for the different process with the Immigration Police, are:

– Immigration Movements certificate, $5, same as the previous year.
– Tourist visa extension, $150.
– Overstay fee, $225.

You have to add to this amount, the bank fee, $0.57.

Picture of the immigration police ticket information, attached here.

Any questions,

Ulises Acosta

City: Cuenca