Best of GringoPost 2021 Winners!

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Best Of GringoPost 2021

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It’s been a challenging year for Cuenca and Ecuador. Thankfully, the adventurous spirit characteristic of expats shines through. To say we’ve met unforeseen challenges this year is quite an understatement. But, met them we have. Not without loss, not without adjustments but, here we are. That makes us all…WINNERS.

We’ve reached for the stars — everything from the best view point to the best restaurants, historical sites and artists — and gotten them together for a compendium of why we love living in the shadow of the Andes, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.

As on every Valentine’s Day, the votes have been counted and turned into a compendium of our Best of GringoPost, 2021, full of dozens of awards celebrating the very best our area has to offer.

GringoPost’s Best of is a celebration of success. It is a display of a collective appreciation of excellence. The voices of what has become frequently referred to as “The GringoPost Community” have now been heard.

This year, more categories than usual did not receive sufficient votes to choose clear winners. We will include these categories in future Polls so that as life returns to normal, members of the community will have the opportunity to share their appreciation for those that were not able to display their usual excellence this past year.

Now seems to be a good time to think about how we’d like our world to look in the months to come. Hopefully, we are thinking about how our lives will improve as the virus fades.

It’s a privilege to live among the Best of 2021 and then see who’s next…

Best: Emcee

Linda Chase Edificio Entrerios-Unidad Nacional y Los Totoms

Best: Chef

Giovanni Cambizaca, Le Petit Jardin, 096 819 1518,

Best: Caterer

Double D’s Delights, 096 802 2545

Best: Local hero

Dr. Pablo Salamea Molina Address/Location Hospital Universitario del Río Consultorio

Best: Handyman

Emilio Morocho Address/Location Calle Canton Saraguro Y manuel Cisneros Phone

Best: Sushi

Origami Eddy:  098 722 6797 Email: origamicuenca@gmail.comCalle Larga y Benigno Malo

Best: Smoked Products

King’s Smokehouse Calle Roberto Aguila y Tres de NoviembreEmail:

Best: French Food

Le Petit Jardin, 096 819 1518,, Calle de las

Best: Fine dining

Le Petit Jardin, 096 819 1518,, Calle de las

Best: Butcher

King Smokehouse. Coronel Talbot across from Parque San Sebas.

Best: Asian Food

Thai Connection Address/Location Honorato Vasquez 639 y Hermano Miguel Phone

Best: Shipping company (Containers)

Relocation Services Ecuador, Paul Wilches+593 7-410-3991

Best: Pet groomer

Caty Carrasco Address/Location Cuenca Phone numbers 0998460990 Public Email Addresses

Best: Mover (Local)

Sebastian Espinoza Address/Location Ricardo Darquea Phone number +593997515644 Email

Best: Tour Guide

Orlando Siguenza Email: orlando_siguenza@yahoo.comPhone: +593 98 585 4587

Best: Gym

Fox Gym Fitness Center Email:

Best: Handyman

Emilio Morocho, Calle Canton Saraguro Y Manuel Arturo Cisneros:

Best: Doctor

Dr. Anthony Guillen. Crespo y Americas. 0995398105. dr_aguillen@yahoo.comAustro