Can you purchase Arm and Hammer washing soap?

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone came across Arm and Hammer washing soap, liquid detergent?

Not Arm and Hammer Bicarbonate of Soda.

Thank you all.

David: 099 503 0770. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 3 bedroom house for long-term rental

Looking for 3 bedroom, furnished house for long-term rental in Cuenca, $750-$1150, Must allow pets.

Hello everyone. Moving to town and have a 13-year old lab along with his two adventurous doggy parents. Looking for a beautiful view within the ring roads of Cuenca. Some space and a bit of grass for the pup as well as a place for me to paint. Any help is wonderful. Thank you! WhatsApp me if you know of anything. Thank you.

Amy: 011 210 787 0368. Call after: 8 AM

Looking for 3 bedrooms country house for long term rental

Looking for 3 bedrooms either country house for long term rental in Cuenca, $400-$500, Must allow pets.

The house must have American standards. Garage, real light fixtures, closets in bedrooms, cabinets in the kitchen, home that needs no repairs, fenced property.

Michael J Skalsky: 099 303 7269. Call after: 9 AM.

Artesanal wines in Cuenca

Santa Susana Artisanal Wines, a work of art made tradition, blackberry wine with an intense aroma, fruity, with a friendly and well-balanced character. Perfect as an aperitif drink, to accompany salads, red meats, seafood and pasta. handcrafted and packaged in Cuenca. we have a sanitary registry.

Free delivery.

Camino a Patamarca y Ochoa León

Mercedes Tenorio Quezada

098 661 0076

Free consultation for a new rescue dog

Did you just get yourself a new rescue dog? Good for you. I’ll help you get started. A single visit to your home for consultation. For free, no strings. Call me, I can help. I am a CTP (Certified Training Partner) of the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy.


Heather Conley
099 900 3991

Xtrim Internet

Hello everyone, my name is Félix. If you are looking for an Internet service I can help. 100Mbps ($29.79 during a year…) if you already have Internet I can offer you Xtrim app. It is an app to watch movies and series everywhere ($22) or, if you prefer I can offer you satellite TV or Internet plus TV ($36.90). The requirements are (cédula Ecuatoriana and bank account and email). Just email me or WhatsApp me. I will be very pleased to help you.

Calle Tarqui y Coronel Guiller Harris

098 375 9457

Temporary/permanent visas… 100% guaranteed

If you are filing for a temporary/permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a visa facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty Expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
WhatsApp +593 99 960 3663

Cuenca, Emilio of All Trades, Brothers Constructions, handyman

Tired of hearing drip, drip, drip? Leaky faucet or leaky roof? We can help with that. Need a plumber? We’ve got experience fixing toilets, repairing broken faucets, mending broken pipes and installing new pipes in your home, among other things. What could go wrong with a gas-powered water heater? We know how to fix it.

Electricity on the fritz? We can analyze and solve that, too. Broken tiles? We fix (when possible) or replace them. Paint looking ugly and pulling off the walls? We scrape, repair, and paint.

Take a look at (and join) our Facebook group: Cuenca Emilio of All Trades, Handyman Constructions. This group has great pictures of our work as well as recommendations.
We offer our services when you need a plumbing done, carpentry, metal welding, painting, remodeling, tile work, soldering, window screens, professional electrical work, interpreter, Dr. appointment, help getting a driver’s license, grocery shopping, paying bills, repairs or construction work and even property survey, more and more.

Contact us for estimates and service.

Elected Cuenca’s Best Handyman several years in a row on GringoPost.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

New to USA Valet?

If you are new to USA Valet and you haven’t yet tried our service, we’d like to welcome you with a slice of homemade apple pie from one of our favorite restaurants which is also one of our pick-up locations. El Confesionario Restaurant. This welcome dessert is also for registered people who have not yet placed their first order.

This is how it works: When you place your first order(s) through the whole month of September we’ll email back a personalized card that you can take to El Confesionario, in Parque Calderon, for your homemade apple pie dessert. It’s our way of welcoming you and we hope you enjoy it.

With our service you can get all the things you want to create a more beautiful life for yourself in Ecuador. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

Register on our website and you can start shopping.

Shipments are legal and are every two weeks on average. Don’t forget to check our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts too. To contact us send us a message using the chat box on our website.

Cuenca, Ecuador

USA Valet
099 931 8080

Are you late to declare your assets?

The Ecuadorian tax administration, SRI, updated its policy on taxable assets in Ecuador on December 31st, 2020. The law declares that any Ecuadorian resident including foreign individuals with assets valuing over $224,240 must declare their assets to the SRI. Those in marital or common-law partnerships must declare if their assets value over $448,480 *
This obligation applies to even those who do not take part in economic activity.

What if I don’t declare?

Making a declaration before June, 2021 will avoid fines and penalties. Failure to comply with this obligation on time will result in a sanction which can range from $30 to $1,500.

What action can I take?

If you haven’t filed your Assets Declaration on time, contact your tax advisor team as soon as possible so that they can advise you on the best course of action. Jacqui Guerrero from G&G -Tax and Accounting Advisors, will be pleased to assist you promptly. Now is a good time to bring your tax affairs up to date before it becomes too costly to do so.

Call her asap!

*If you are worried about the privacy of your information, by law, the SRI will use this information for control purposes only and all information provided will be strictly confidential.

Jacqui Guerrero

Alfonso Borrero y Rafael Ramírez. Fontana Di Leandra Building, first floor.

Jacqui Guerrero

+593 98 426 1679

Crazy with bookings-extending facial-massage promo. Save $25.

Thank you, Cuenca, for your overwhelming response to our money-saving promo and for your very generous comments.

We have extended the promo until end of September to give more of you a chance to enjoy this unique experience.

Harmonize your face and body with a massage-facial special treatment at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra, licensed cosmetologist.

Special includes full body, relaxing, 90-minute massage plus deep facial cleansing and hydration with hialurónico acid, peptides and vitamins.



Are you looking for an experienced, trusted facilitator to help you with translation or figuring out how to get things done?

I can help you with:

– English/Spanish translation
– Cedula – Driver license (legally)
– Car registration and inspection

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced. I will be reliably on time. Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Making life in cuenca easy


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

Car registration (Matricula) September – plate number ending in 8

Lack of information, long lines, time, not knowing the language, not having the necessary requirements for the process. These are some of the problems you may have when owning or buying a vehicle.

Don’t stress trying to do the process by yourself. I can do it for you, or assist you, so you don’t have to worry about it. I have the necessary knowledge and experience in these procedures to obtain them quickly and efficiently.

Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.


Daniel Mocha
098 176 7735

Crazy with bookings-extending facial-massage promo. Save $25.

Thank you, Cuenca, for your overwhelming response to our money-saving promo and for your very generous comments.

We have extended the promo until end of September to give more of you a chance to enjoy this unique experience.

Harmonize your face and body with a massage-facial special treatment at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra, licensed cosmetologist.


Wednesday bonus – tea

Mention this GringoPost Ad.

This Wednesday Only:

**20% off**
All teas.

Including Natures Heart

All teas – one day

Cuenca Shop, 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

098 402 6399

What to do if you did not declare pre-existing conditions

What to do if I was badly advised and did not declare pre-existing conditions or if my advisor let my claims become untimely?

It is very common that when you arrive in Ecuador, your feeling of needing protection sometimes makes you make hasty decisions and you choose an advisor who does not provide you with the facilities you expect, and that these acts change your perception of insurance in Ecuador.

Remember that insurance agents in Ecuador must work with a license authorized by the regulatory entity in Ecuador, verify that your advisor has this credential, this credential ensures that your advisor can sign agreements with insurance companies in Ecuador. If he does not have this credential, he can be part of a broker that maintains this credential, but if he works externally with a broker, the head of this can easily tell you that your contract was not made with them and will dismiss your requirements.


Singer looking to join or form a band

I am a singer who can do just about any style of music except rap and played music full time in the 70s in NYC.
I have the urge to help or help to create the best band in Cuenca.

Serious inquires only,


City: Cuenca

Nook digital reader

Nook reader, like new, very little use. Complete with charger and instructions in original box.


Brien Dana Clemens: .

City: Cuenca

Free stuff

Free items, but must be claimed before Saturday, Oct. 18

2 pairs men’s bathing suits size medium
5 pairs support socks, new in original packages
Desk top magnifying glass
FM radio, battery powered, rechargeable
Speaker, battery powered, rechargeable. Needs power connector repair
Wrangler jeans size 33×32, blue
Men’s t-shirts, size L, dark blue

Photos by request

Brien Dana Clemens: .

City: Cuenca

Items for sale

16 kg Electrolux washing machine, in excellent condition, $275
Five burner gas range with hose and regulator included, $190
40″ led lcd flat screen television, $175
Solid wood queen size bed frame, $170
DVD/CD player $20

Brenda: .

City: Cuenca

Laurel wood dresser for sale

Brand new dresser. Custom made. Pure laurel wood dresser for sale. $130.

Marcelo: 593 98 701 8161.

City: Cuenca

Turmeric / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends, we share with you some information about turmeric:

Turmeric compounds are called curcuminoids. The most important one is curcumin and It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions.

Benefits of turmeric:


The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies in which turmeric has reduced inflammation that people with arthritis feel in their joints.


The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect your body from free radicals. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure

Brain benefits

Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and may help fight various degenerative processes in your brain.

Heart disease

Curcumin improves the function of the endothelium, the lining of your blood vessels. It helps to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, and various other factors.


Curcumin has been studied as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment and been found to affect cancer growth and development

Studies have shown that it can contribute to the death of cancerous cells, reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumors) and reduce metastasis (spread of cancer)


It’s known that inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer’s disease, and curcumin has beneficial effects on both.

In addition, a key feature of Alzheimer’s disease is a buildup of protein tangles called amyloid plaques. Studies show that curcumin can help clear these plaques


Curcumin is as effective as an antidepressant.
Depression is also linked to reduced levels of BDNF and a shrinking hippocampus, a brain area with a role in learning and memory. Curcumin can help boost BDNF levels, potentially reversing some of these changes

There’s also some evidence that curcumin can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.

You can use turmeric in tea, smoothies, sauces, soups, roasts, dressings etc.

Try it now.

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

We are at Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral near San Sebastian park, 099 505 9604 or

Monday to Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 2:30 PM

We also have delivery service.

Have a good day.

Marla: 099 505 9604.

City: Cuenca

Bean coffee prepared in an artisanal way

Do you like coffee, but can’t drink it because your doctor forbids it? Or do you just want to enjoy a nutritious coffee substitute?

We present you the bean coffee, a substitute for coffee with an exquisite aroma and taste similar to coffee but that can be consumed by hypertensive people, diabetics, or with gastrointestinal problems without risk to their health, since it does not have caffeine, in addition to its High content of vitamin A, B1, folic acid, minerals and antioxidants, it is recommended for children and anyone who wants to provide these nutrients to their body, it is coffee to pass in a coffee pot or as we say in chuspa, only two well-heaped tablespoons tea Makes 10 cups of coffee.

Its price is affordable, at $5 per pound (453 g). Home delivery without surcharge within the urban area.

Javier: WhatsApp orders 099 595 3453 / 098 573 4741.

City: Cuenca

Greeting to all Cuenca from the new Atrévete Salón

Sisters Maria and Miriam Leon have been working with the gringo expat community for 3 years in Cuenca. We are now in our new venture, the Atrévete Salón, and we are connecting with you again through GringoPost…Thank you for your patronage now and in the future.


Incredible pies by Pedro

My friend Pedro is a professional chef from Venezuela and is now offering the most amazing pies. Lemon meringue or mixed fruit pies. They are $14 delivered. Order by 5 and it will be delivered end of the next day. They are incredible. WhatsApp text message 096 089 2671

7 days a week, 2637 E Atlantic Blvd

Philip Hall: 096 089 2671

Recommendation for Isabela Latta, exceptional facilitator and communicator

Isabela provided facilitation services for a friend who had to return to the US for medical reasons recently. Her attention to him, and to all the details around his needs in Ecuador and during his transition back we just exceptional.

Her language skills, sense of humor, empathy, and her excellent and timely communication with his family in the US and with his friends here were all above and beyond.

She is a native Ecuadorian thus understands local customs, and her higher education was in the US, so her English skills are also top notch.

Phone with WhatsApp +593 98 387 6096

Address: Av. Ordoñez Lasso, Ed. Palermo, Cuenca

Contact information: +593 98 387 6096 with WhatsApp

Recommended by Paul Meers:

Recommendation for Anabel Cuervo, Bi-linguel nurse, medical consultant

I was in need of care for my husband at home post biopsy for a tumor when overnight his kidneys stopped working. After 2 weeks in the hospital he came home, went to out patient dialysis, came home was unconscious for a day and a half and could not pee. I was in deep need of help and medical consultation. Anabel Cuervo was able to come assess Andrew and talked with his Drs and administer care that helped him. From that point on she set up to have around the clock care for Andrew until he passed away. It was a big relief for me because I knew he was getting the care he needed!

Address: Cuenca ,Ecuador

Contact information: 096 313 1296

Recommended by Robin Chase Yngsdahl:

Recommendation for Dimplo’s, window cleaning

With a high rise apartment full of windows that needed a serious washing, I called Dimplo’s. They arrived in short order, gave a very favorable quote, and made an appointment for the next day. They arrived on time, performed the work very quickly and efficiently, did a great job, and everything was intact
(and here) when they left. I was most impressed and highly recommend them for all your window cleaning needs.

Address: Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Contact information: 099 225 1228 / 099 897 0528

Recommended by Jean Carothers:

Recommendation for David Jackson (My Cuenca Nerd), IT

We highly recommend working with Dave Jackson (Cuenca Tech Nerd). He’s set up our Puntonet several times, has refigured our Firestick, set up a Mesh network, reinstalling an SSD for an older model laptop, and is doing so much more, all at an affordable price.

Always friendly and on time; He even found me a computer part that I was missing for our smart TV that would have taken a month to get here saving me time and money. Even showed up with breakfast before Puntonet showed up early in the morning. This guy is the best.

Thanks Dave.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 09 866 5450

Recommended by Rob Kidd:

Design your menu with us by Nathaly Vivas

Do you want to have your weekly meals ready?

We are Nathaly and Ederick, International chefs. We want to tell you about our new weekly food service.

Our idea is to simplify your life with gourmet meals adapted to your needs, which you can have ready in the fridge to consume. We adapt to many types of diet with dietary restrictions. Write us and we will prepare a special menu for you.

Menu example:

– Toscana chicken noodles (2 servings)
– Chicken curry with vegetables, rice or quinoa (2 servings)
– Sour and sweet pork with veggie spring rolls (2 servings)
– beef bourguignon with mashed potatoes and vegetables (2 servings)
– spinach soup (1 liter)
– banana bread

The price of this menu is $70, a total of 12 meals plus 1 medium-size dessert (if you wish salmon or corvina It would raise the price a bit).

Free delivery (for a maximum distance of $2.50)

Eat delicious be happy.

Every day make your orders 24 hours before. I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Constructions and procedures in municipalities

Kayamu Constructora Cia. Ltda., offers all types of architectural work, construction, remodeling, interior design. We are a serious company. We will dedicate our time to satisfying your needs.

Our jobs Include:

• Plans/design
• Measurements
• Surveying
• Construction
• Bioconstruction
• And plumbing services

We deal with the Municipio and do all the paperwork for you.
Contacts: Ingeniero Guillermo Masaquiza 098 188 9501 or

Thank you,

September 15, 2021, Cuenca

Guillermo Masaquiza:

Tienda Café Menú

Dear customers! Sun is finally out. So let´s enjoy tasty drinks and delicious food.
Here is our menu:

Strawberry Cheesecake $2.90/slice
Apple Pie $2.90/slice
Oatmeal and chocolate Chip cookies $0.60
Chocolate Truffas $0.60


Chicken Fried Steak or Garlic and Herb Roasted Chicken

Here’s what’s cookin’ in Joes’ kitchen this week. Just for delivery to your front door on Sunday or ‘Dine-In’ the Restaurant, Saturday evening…

Dinner starts with a café’ salad …
Crisp lettuce with ranch dressing
Hard cooked egg, sweet red onion and parmesan cheese

Choose your main course-

*‘Down Home’ Southern Chicken Fried Steak
lightly breaded tender beef with just a ‘soft’ kick …
fried golden …
and like southern comfort, if cooked just right, it tastes sooo good.


New England Clam Chowder Bread bowl

Hello amigos
It’s Wednesday
New England Clam Chowder bread bowl, come and enjoy our beautiful garden.
Of course, Sabatino’s Garden Restaurant.

September 15, From noon to 10 PM, Roberto Aguilar s/n and avenida 3 de Noviembre

Mauricio Bernal: 098 794 2538

Brunch menu for this weekend

Our weekend brunch has become quite popular! Come check us out. Remember, we have drivers in Cuenca that know where we are located to make your trip stress free.

Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 1 PM, Vía a Chican

Marla Crosbie: 099 878 9779

Delivery: real sourdough, bagels, and authentic Southern biscuits

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

New product alert:
Homemade Southern Biscuit Mix, 2 lbs. for $10

You can make biscuits yourself whenever you need. Just add milk. You can also use as a topping for casseroles, cobblers, and more. Keep in the freezer and just take out what you need.

We now also have ravioli. Our 3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10. The pasta is homemade. Take out however many you need, boil, and then toss in your own sauce of choice. We recommend 8 per person. So delicious. You can’t beat homemade pasta. We’ve been eating them ourselves with slices of our sourdough.


Save $25 on facial-massage special

Harmonize your face and body with a massage-facial special treatment at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra, licensed cosmetologist.

Experience for yourself why her clients rave about how they look and feel fantastic.

Special includes full body, relaxing, 90-minute massage plus deep facial cleansing and hydration with hialurónico acid, peptides and vitamins.

Normally $85. Now through September 15, just $60 in our charming spa.

Book today through our Facebook page at

Then check all our videos, great reviews, informational posts, photos and full menu of services including a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, facials, permanent eyelash curling, micro-needling, antiaging, waxing, lymphatic drainage and more.

You get a safe, professional experience with each visit to our lovely spa inside
Mercy´s Alta Salon. Alejandra worked in a top Guayaquil spa for many years and undertook years of education and training while obtaining her license.

And she uses biosafe protocols including a mask and facial protector and disinfects her spa after each client visit.

Gift cards available. Natural skincare products available.

Large discounts for packages of multiple sessions. Just a short walk from el Centro. We accept cash, debit and credit cards (+ processing charge for cards). Special offers are available only if performed at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra´s location. Not accepting new in-home clients.

We communicate in English and Spanish.

Mercy¨s Alta Peluquería in the Kawsay Building at Ave. Paucarbamba 361, Cuenca

Messages please. WhatsApp +593 99 101 5477

Luxurious and comfortable furnished suite for rent in Dali building

Located in Miguel Morocho and José Astudillo, Dali Building, next to the private club “Shark” in front of Tram Station (10 N Labby sector) near Supermarkets (Supermaxi) Pharmacies, Restaurants, Sports Center (Coliseum Major). 10 minutes From historic Center.

1 room: 2-seater bed, bed linen, large closets with plaque and iron, balcony.
Studio Room: Smart TV, exclusive and fast Internet WiFi (fiber optic), desk and office supplies, comfortable shelves and furniture, extinguisher, smoke detector.
Equipped kitchen: refrigerator, toaster, rice cooker, kettle, microwave oven, blender, coffee maker, waffle, kitchen utensils, crockery, cooking seasonings (coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar oil, tea.).
1 Private bathroom with tub, jacuzzi, toilet Implements, dental dish roller (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner) hair dryer, cotton towels, disposable paper towels, toilet paper, hand gel, washer and dryer inner clothing, detergent and softening.

The building has 24-hour guard, elevator, underground parking, 1 electric gate, vehicle.

Price per day: $40. All-inclusive.
Price rent a week 10% discount
Price rent a month 20% discount
Information and reservations at 098 450 0920
Fernando Carrillo

Furnished.. Pets are not allowed.

Address: José Astudillo 2-09 y Miguel Morocho, Cuenca. 4x5J+8Vcuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1631625917

I am the owner, Christian Carrillo Berrezueta: 098 450 0920

Suite/apartment for rent, furnished

For rent: furnished apartment, in La Prensa Urbanization, for a single person or a couple. Has room for one car.

Five minutes’ walk from the bus stop to go to any sector of the city. 10 minutes from the historic center (by taxi). Near the Gran Akí supermarket and the Coral Hipermercado of Monay Shopping Center. Five minutes from the road to go for a walk along the river.

The cost, furnished, $400, not negotiable, including rent, water, electricity and Wi-Fi.
Pets are not accepted. People who smoke are not accepted.

Address: Urbanizacion La Prensa. Calle El Universo y El Mercurio (esquina), Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1631654916

I am the owner, Maria Caridad Alvarado Moreno: 099 689 3493

Nice apartment with terrace and river view

It is strategically located in the La Madre park sector, near the historic center, linear park, Supermaxi, shopping centers, pharmacies, clinics, financial center.

The apartment is very beautiful and elegant, it has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, social bathroom, living room, dining room, kitchen (includes induction cooker, oven, extractor and dishwasher), laundry room, 2 parking spaces and 1 cellar.

The building has large communal areas with excellent views, elevators, gym, BBQ, guard service and 24-hour surveillance system.

Unfurnished, $650, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Sector el estadio, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1631662993

I am a friend of the owner, Cecilia Cordero: 099 826 3111

Semi-furnished nice apartment, 3 BR – 2.5 bath, with terrace, near river

Semi-furnished nice apartment, 3 BR – 2.5 bath, with terrace, near river 

Location: The apartment is located in a nice building with security guard, elevator. Walking distance to “Tomebamba river”. The area is called “Puertas del Sol”. The bus stop is one block from the building, and Downtown is about 15 minutes’ bus distance. 

Description: The unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, half bath, living and dining room, enough cabinets in the kitchen area. There is a small terrace with access from the master bedroom. The apartment comes with washer/dryer, stove and refrigerator. 

Price reduced: $425 plus $123 building fee 
Utilities are not included. 

More listings? More photos? Google map location? Please request by mail. 

Can’t find the right place? Write us and as Finder’s fee we will find what you are looking for. 

Semi furnished. Negotiable. 

Address: Rafael Fajardo y Víctor Manuel Albornoz street, Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1628821614 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Daily poker at The Lodge

Daily game at the lodge with interest.

Food, rooms, drinks available

Come enjoy the relaxing atmosphere

10 AM, $40, Km 54.82, Yungilla.

Torrin Brauch: +1 239 848 5876

~ Attention, music lover ~

~ Attention, music lover ~ 
~ Attention, music lover ~ 
~ Attention, music lover ~ 
You are cordially invited to joy and fun. Consuelo Restaurante presents “El Americano”, Robert Leaman Sanders, singing and strumming guitar. Free entry, no minimum, all welcome, come as you are. U.S.A. songs from yesteryear! 

If you like to sing and wish to join Roberto in a duet, please send an email to and we will make that a reality. It will be wonderful to see 
you. Consuelo Restaurante is located at Calderon Park across Luis Cordero next to Dunkin’ Donuts. Go to the back of the corridor and you will see Consuelo Restaurant. 

The date is October 1st. On Friday. 
The time is 9 PM. Stars will be shining bright. Especially when you arrive. 

Oct. 1, 2021 – 9 PM, Free, Luis Cordero y Bolivar, Casa del Parque, Cuenca 010101, Cuenca. 

Roberto Sanders

The Guayusa Jazz Trio at the Jazz Society Cafe

This Wednesday, Sept. 15th at the Jazz Society Cafe presents:
The Guayusa Jazz Trio —Don’t miss it!
Great jazz and delicious food. Come hungry.


Lucas Bravo – Piano
Christian Torres – Bass
Pedro Ortiz – Drums

Social hour starts 6 PM
Music at 7 PM

15th of September 6 to 10 PM, $5 donation for the musicians, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner building) one block from Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377

Korean films are simply incredible

La Guarida has now projected over 300 films and every month we are so very happy to find out the best film titles for you. This Tuesday at 6:45 PM we project on the big-screen:

Castaway on the Moon
a film by Lee Hey-jun
projected in Korean with English and Spanish subtitles

Tuesday, September 14th at 6:45 PM
Doors open at 5:45 PM
Reservations with dinner requests required
Limited capacity
Reservations: 099 806 8071

‘Castaway on the Moon’ tells the story of a man whose life is falling apart. His girlfriend has left him, he’s in debt and a failure at business. Feeling that there’s no way out he decides to kill himself by jumping off a bridge near the city. Instead of drowning though he ends up on a tiny island underneath the bridge. Unable to swim he finds himself stranded on the island. At the same time, a second story unfolds, about a young woman who’s afraid to go outside, who discovers the man on the island and watches him through her camera from her apartment.

Getting to La Guarida is simple. Just jump on the tranvia and get off La Cuadra Station. We continue to be the best rated restaurant according to TripAdvisor. Don’t miss out this incredible film with an equally amazing dinner.

September 14th, from 6:45 PM to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Trio La Comarca is coming to La Guarida. Don’t miss them.

La Guarida is incredibly proud to present:

Trio La Comarca
in an exclusive dinner-concert

Thursday, September 16th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission $10
Reservations with dinner required
Tel. 099 806 8071

Trio La Comarca, is an award-winning musical group. They come from a very long tradition of local musicians and this is the perfect opportunity to hear and enjoy Ecuador’s best rhythms: Vals and Pasillos. In La Guarida, we haven’t been able to highlight Ecuadorian music this whole year and we cannot be prouder to present these incredible musicians and showcase the best that Ecuador has to offer. Come to this very exclusive evening and don’t miss your chance to learn more about what makes Ecuador so rich musically.

Getting to La Guarida is simple. Just jump on the tranvia and get off La Cuadra Station. We continue to be the best rated restaurant according to TripAdvisor. Don’t miss out this incredible film with an equally amazing dinner.

September 16th, from 6 to 9:30 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Acoustic Rock Concert – Best of English and Spanish Rock

Welcome to a great live music show:

Rock concert at Republica Sur with Julian Salazar and Mateo Sarmiento

Presidente Córdova entre Mariano Cueva y Hermano Miguel

Admission: $7

Limited seating – Reserve a table: 095 962 4370 – 098 86 43708

September 17th, 8 PM, $7, Republica Sur – Presidente Córdova 5-55, Cuenca.

Esteban Orellana: 095 962 4370

Common Grounds early song bird karaoke

Starting This Friday, September the 17th, Common Grounds Restaurant and Sports Bar, will add an early version of its popular Friday Night Karaoke. Aimed at our early ‘song” bird customers, it will kick off at 5 and go until 7 PM. If you like an earlier start and end to your night out, this is for you. Come have dinner, sing or watch others. Stay for the later show or head home early. Hope to see you there. All appropriate precautions taken for covid.

September 17th…5 – 7 PM…Every Friday after, free karaoke.
Common Grounds Sports Bar and Restaurant, Cuenca-Ecuador

Sep 14th from 5 to 7 pm, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Bazaar at Common Grounds is back

We are happy to announce that our Bazaar is back at Common Grounds.

We are going to have a wide variety of vendors who will be waiting for you.

Here are some familiar faces and new ones too.

Smokehouse – Felix
Balancé (productos integrales, kombucha, kefir) – Fatima
Dry goods and nuts – María Angela
Bungalow Elixirs e inspiraciones – Veronica Ricaurte.
Essential Oils – María Augusta Vega.
Skin care products – Lourdes Alvarez
La Caprina, Goat Cheese – Hugo Regalado.
Blueberries – Pedro Benenaula
Alacena Taller (artisenal bread and cakes) – Santiago Sojos.
Home made gourmet pet products – María Ximena

Commons Grounds is located in Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia.

The fair will start at 10 AM until 3 PM.

Come early to get you shopping done before it’s all gone.

Saturday, September 18th from 10 AM to 3 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.


Lets Go Trivia! Tuesday night at Common Grounds

This and every Tuesday, Trivia is back to Common Grounds! 6:30 PM. We take all the safety precautions in place. New rule allowed 75% capacity.
People usually come by 5 PM for socializing and eating.
Game starts at 6:30 to 8 PM. There is no entry fee to play, but a minimum of a purchase on food and/or drink is expected. More inf. contact Cristian at 098 107 9406 or 07 284 9162, WhatsApp or messenger. Mask must be worn when entering and temperatures will be taken. Mask wearing will be expected except when eating and drinking. Come join the fun, New contesters are welcome. Look forward to seeing you.

Sep 14th from noon to 9 PM, Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Pamper yourself with a healthy, stress relieving massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries

I have over 9 years of experience in massage therapy and take care of your specific needs. I use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin, leaving your body silky smooth. I add soothing, calm music to your massage to create an atmosphere of total relaxation, melting away stress, leaving you feeling rested and refreshed.

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.

1 hour $25
1.5 hours $37.50
2 hours $50

I should mention that there is an additional fee of $5 to bring my massage table for your convenience.

WhatsApp or call directly – 099 987 9713

9 AM to 7 PM from Monday to Saturday.

I speak English and Spanish.

Dora Quinche: 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for recommendation for plumber

Have an urgent need for trustworthy plumber to repair several problems in our rental home. Landlord has not been able to find anyone.

Cheryl: .

City: Cuenca

YarnLux is on vacation this week

YarnLux will be closed for vacation the week of September 13.

We will re-open on September 21 refreshed and ready to serve you.

YarnLux – boutique de hilo specializes in natural fibers at affordable prices. Imported natural fibers such as merino wool, yak, camel, cashmere, silk, soy, etc. In yarn weights: fingering, sport, DK, and worsted. We have all the yarn and supplies you need for your knitting, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts projects.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas

Elizabeth Beale
099 772 2205


A good housekeeper is someone who is always on time, works methodically and efficiently, is pleasant, honest and takes pride in a job well done.

My housekeeper, Martha, has been cleaning my home for 3 years and has an opening for clients. She understands basic English. Contact Martha.

You will love your clean house again.


Marcia Adatto
098 023 9685

Massage and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, naturopathy technologist and licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, relaxation, trigger point, and sports massage at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and can do all of this in the privacy of your home or in studio. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.

1 hour massage. Ask about exercise/massage packages. Fully vaccinated (Sinovac)

Av. de las Americas and Gran Colombia, opposite Bebe Mundo.

Jimmy Quintero
098 430 1326

Rosa Linda, roses with love

Hello beautiful community,

I have some surprises for you: For my clients who receive their roses every week, I have a family bouquet for them, it contains a mixture of roses and sunflowers, the best and most durable. Sunflowers are flowers with a lot of solar energy. They bring a lot of joy.

The price is $10 for my clients who ask me every week or every two weeks, take advantage of the fact that I only have them seasonally. If you are not my client with subscription, write me to know more

I also have mini succulent gardens if you wish, in addition to private yoga classes or walks in and out of the city in case you need transportation.

Many kisses and hugs from the Rosa Linda family.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Magic Ecuador Tour from Cuenca

Following the Biosafety recommendations, “Polylepis Tours” invites you to enjoy one of our “Magic Ecuador” multiday tours, in which you can visit several of the most important tourist attractions in the country.

Itinerary 5 days 4 nights ( the tour can be done on the opposite way)
Day 1: Cuenca-Alausi-Chimborazo- Riobamba
Day 2: Baños de Agua Santa- las Cascadas
Day 3: Pujili-Tigua-Quiotoa
Day 4: Latacunga-PN Cotopaxi-Quito
Day 5: Flight to Cuenca
(an extra day to visit Mindo and Middle of the World is also possible)

End of Tour

Rate from $675 pp (min 2 pax)

It includes:

* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Hotels
* Breakfasts
* Flight to Cuenca
* Entrance fees

Note: Contact us for the complete itinerary.

Calle Larga 6-28

099 355 7648

Tour guide – driver and facilitator

Looking for a reliable and experienced driver?

With more than 20 years as a professional driver touring Ecuador and with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide knowing the beautiful places of Ecuador.

My name is Angel Panchez and I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, to the entire Spondylus route.

-Baños of Ambato.
-Puerto López

I also help with shopping, doctor appointments, appliances, furniture, and more.
You can contact me at my email, cell phone directly or my WhatsApp in the following information.

El Oro y Galápagos

Angel Panchez
098 589 9643

Galapagos Island, the trip of a Life time, this is the best moment

Galapagos Programs Prices First Class and Luxury Yachts

Galaxy First Class Yacht
4 Days/ 3 Nights Program
October 10th to 13th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians or Residents w/cedula $990
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $1,253
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
5 Days/ 4 Nights
October 2nd to 6th.
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,299
*Price /person double occupancy for International Tourist $1,670
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
6 Days/ 5 Night
October 30th to November 4th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,499
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $2,088
20% Single Occupancy Supplement
8 Days/ 7 Nights
October 23th to 30th
*Price p/person double occupancy for Ecuadorians and Residents w/cedula $1,899
*Price p/person double occupancy for International Tourist $3,293
20% Single Occupancy Supplement


Expat facilitation at reasonable prices

Hello everybody, my name is Paúl González and I am very happy to offer my services to the community as a General Facilitator. I have experience in facilitating medical appointments, rental agreements, home relocation, bank accounts, setting medical appointments with IESS, civil registry business, and general translation.

I am a native Ecuadorian and a graduate the University of Cuenca. My first language is Spanish, but I also have a TOEFL certificate (Test of English as Foreign Language) that allowed me to do advanced study in Germany, all in English. I am looking forward to helping you with anything you need — and if I can’t help, I know someone who can!

Luis Alarcón y Rafael Zeas.

Paul Gonzalez
098 854 6113

11 yrs marriage = 11% discount at CuencaShop/King’s Smokehouse

Yes as my wife and are celebrating 11 years of marriage.

We have decided to give you a bonus this week.

11% discount off everything.
No minimum buys.
Credit card facilities available for transactions above $30

Yes everything –

*King’s Smokehouse Products
*Whiskey /Bourbons
*Essential Oils
*Puzzles and Games
*Campbell’s Soups


Yes all this week from now till 4:30 PM Saturday.

Opening Hours
9 AM – 5 PM Monday-Thursday
9 AM – 6 PM Friday
930 – 430 PM Saturday

Cuenca Shop, 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

099 131 4090

End of Life Document – Will

Do you need to have a Will or an End of Life Document made here in Ecuador?

I know legal paperwork can be confusing and stressful, and that’s why I know I can help you. I can prepare the documents you need and have the best notary for the legalization.

I’ll always make an English version of everything so you can understand and be sure of what you’re signing.

Making sure you get the best deal is my job and my pleasure.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 and Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Cat scratchers and towers

Cats are curious, fearless animals and they love to play. Life locked up at home can be boring for them without games or surprises. Remember that they need to meet their needs and scratching is one of their basic instincts, both to file their nails, as a form of play, for anxiety or insecurity or to defend their territory. Many times we get angry because our cat has scratched the sofa or the curtains, but we should ask ourselves, are we giving it any alternative?

Scratchers for cats are a good gift for them, it helps them to stay active and keep their nails in good condition. Plus, it’s yours, yours alone. Something that cats love.

– 5 reasons why your cat should use a scratching post:

1. To keep their nails healthy and strong.
2. To stay active and avoid health problems.
3. To play and release stress
4. To create shelter
5. For their curious instinct.

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet cloth.

I have different designs and models. Prices vary from each one.

I also manufacture scratchers based on your budget.
You will like it a lot.

Cuenca Centro


All wood, solid good

– We manufacture all kinds of wooden furniture; solid and resistant wood.
– Please send a reference image and measurements.
– We manufacture for all tastes.
– We manufacture all woodwork.

We speak English

You can see our Instagram page: @paletforniture

Cuenca, Centro


The secret to having Spanish conversations with ease and confidence

One of the most common struggles I hear from expats in Ecuador and Latin America that are trying to learn Spanish to better integrate into their new home, is that you have a bad memory and can’t seem to recall the words you know, when you need them.

So you find yourself having to learn them over and over again.



And basically just a waste of time.


Tuesday bonus – 3 Medallas Santa Rita wines

Mention this GringoPost Ad

This Tuesday only:

**20% off**
3 Tres Medallas Santa Rita Wines

Merlot 2019
Carmenere 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Cuenca Shop, 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca


098 402 6399

Cuenca Consignments is open today

The kids are going back to school. Special deal on desks this week – just in time for homework. 30% off

I love planners, highlighters, ball point pens, to do lists and anything else that gives me the illusion that I’m getting my life together

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

Killa Raymi Celebration-Kushi Wayra Cañari Community

Ancestral Sacred Raymi

Killa Raymi is one of the four important festivals of the Andean calendar.

Indigenous communities throughout the Andes …cycle of celebrating the earth’s fertility, women and the moon (Killa), every September 21.

For them, it is the sowing season and coincides with the autumn equinox, which is when the sun is closer to the equator.

This is the time of being grateful and thankful to our Pachamama for accepting and receiving the seed, and the moon for fertilizing it, “The mother moon (Killa) is Sacred for our Cañaris and she continues fertilize our Pachamama…


Cava Ron San Miquel (Cuenca)

We have a special visit of

…….”Ron San Miquel Cava”……

“We produce the finest rums,” exclaims Renata García of Cava San Miguel. “We age most of the rum in American oak barrels.”
Thank you Mr. Stephen Vargha for excellent article …

There will be a morning and afternoon visits of “Cava Ron San Miquel” from
10:30 AM to 2 PM and 4:30 to 7 PM
Following dates/schedule:


The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 7:30 PM, for some great craft beer. We do home deliveries on Thursday from 8 AM to noon.

We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts and chess boards available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

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. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Low cal/low carb beers: $3
Our Rowdy Rabbit is an all-natural Light Blonde Ale that only has 84 calories and 5.8 carbohydrates but still has 4% abv. This slightly hazy beer is light in color/calories/carbohydrates but still has a Citrusy Tart flavor (15 IBU’s) that is created with not only our hops/grains but stands out because of our use of coriander.

Our Light Jamaica and Light Maracuya (Passionfruit) beers are even easier on your waistline. 72 calories, 4.9 carbohydrates, 3.5% abv. and they both go down like juice. These shandy-like beers ended up very popular with our taste testers (The Hop Family (c;).

We are also the only place you can get Black Honey and Café Dona Julita brand coffees. Black Honey is our coffee liqueur made in Vilcabamba. Makes a great White Russian (16% abv $15/750ml bottle).

New coffee prices: The coffee we have available in both beans and ground. “Premium” is a medium-dark roast $4.50/400g,
“Gourmet” is a medium/Columbian roast $5.50/400g and our “Honey” is a medium dark roast originally created just for our coffee liqueur $6.50/400G. Honey we will need a week advance for the order so we can special order what you need.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Alpaca robes, contact lost

I lost the contact of someone that was inquiring about the robes. Please try to contact me again.

Bruce Cook: 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

Must sell two recliners, chairs, large imported rug

Brand-new recliner, black, paid $230 , selling for $180. Another recliner 3 years old and in good condition, black $100. Four lovely black chairs, black acrylic, imported from iitaly, perfect condition. Paid $300, selling for $125. Shaggy red rug purchased in Sukasa 2.00 x 2.90 meters. Paid $450. Selling for $300. Imported from Belgium, Photos upon request via WhatsApp.

Haydee Rodriguez: 099 811 5184.

City: Cuenca

Andes structures – domes and glamping

We are a company dedicated to the commercialization of structures for glamping. We create your space in the place We are a company dedicated to the commercialization of structures for glamping (camping in a comfortable and incredible structure). We create your space in the place you always dreamed of.

Structures and domes of all sizes.

We cover the entire Ecuadorian territory.

Write us to our WhatsApp to receive pictures of satisfied customers.

Mateo Munoz: +593 99 224 7293.

City: Cuenca

Goat milk and yogurt and Jersey milk and yogurt

Grass fed in beautiful pastures; happy goats and Jersey cows.

Second pickup day this week: Friday Sept. 17

Limited supply.

Location: La Yunta parking lot, Primero de Mayo entrance, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

If you would like to buy regularly then you may want to buy 2 glass jars per product you like in the appropriate size so we can swap. Available at Coral and Supermaxi. Photos attached to give you an idea of what will work.

The half liter jar will also work for quarter liter orders. So far I have not found a smaller jar that will hold a true quarter liter.

Introductory Prices;

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Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. See the photos for an idea of the boxes. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

Coconut milk

“Coco fresh” is the best and only handmade coconut milk from Cuenca. Coconut milk is one easy way to replace the boring and traditional milk, besides is delicious and also healthy.

The presentation of 300ml. I like a personal one, perfect to take it with you to your work, school, etc. ($2.50),
The 500ml are perfect for making infinity of recipes or just mixed it up with some fresh coffee. ($3.50)

Emilia Vaca: 098 301 6661.

City: Cuenca

Chocolate covered cashew / Gramm Bulkshop

Because we all deserve something good, something special and delicious, we have for you: cashew, macadamias, hazelnuts, golden berry, Raisins, almonds, peanuts, orange peel covered with pure and organic dark chocolate.

Our chocolate is 100%, chocolate, without hydrogenated oils, super delicious and healthy.

Try them now!

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

We are at Sucre 14_14 and Estevez de Toral near to San Sebastian park, 099 505 9604 or

We also have delivery service.

Have a good day.


City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Blanca Loja, excellent housekeeper/cook

Blanca has worked for us for over 10 years. She is honest and reliable. Doing a good job is important to her. Also, her cooking skills are outstanding, both Ecuadorian and gringo food.

She now has some openings for new clients.

She is willing to go anywhere in Cuenca. Blanca only speaks Spanish.
She also worked for a woman named Cristina Proano for 9 years. That woman can give Blanca another recommendation. Cristina’s phone number is 099 636 5843.
Below is another recommendation for Blanca (from MountainHombre):
“We hired Blanca about a year ago due to Mike’s recommendation here.

“We are so glad we did. She is a sweet woman who is supporting her child and her mom on her maid’s income.

“She is very honest, punctual, hardworking, and does a great job. We have a dog and a cat, so there’s some “extra” cleaning involved. She’s very eager to please.

“She’s also assisted with local information, the name of a great diabetes specialist, etc.

“She does not speak English, but my wife and her communicate quite well despite my wife’s poor Spanish. For more complex things, there’s me or Google translate.

“We do treat her like gold, because she deserves it!”

Address: Cuenca near Tres Puentes

Contact information: 099 809 9189

Recommended by Mike Lawton: 099 159 3533

Recommendation for Viva Mas, health improvement

More than two years ago, I met Farzin and Kafa when attending a birthday party that featured an incredibly delicious vegan chocolate cake that Kafa had prepared. I was happy to hear that they had opened their own shop, so I visited them there last week. I was delighted to find an array of super-tasty and healthy Middle-Eastern delicacies, plus a hand-picked selection of high-quality nutritional supplements. But best of all was finding out that both of them are certified health care professionals. Viva Mas is Cuenca’s new source of good food, good supplements, and good advice – highly recommended.

Address: Luis Moreno Mora 5-47 y Roberto Crespo Toral

Contact information: 093 900 9760 (English) 098 944 4492 (Espanol)

Recommended by Paul Anthony:

Recommendation for Dr. Juan Ordonez – dentist

Dr. Juan has been my dentist for over three years. During that time he has provided excellent dental services. I have received highly diligent cleanings, He also made a nightguard for me, Because I’m unable to have an implant, he made me a three-tooth bridge that looks very natural and fits well.

Recently, I had a dental emergency and Dr. Juan was very responsive and booked me an appointment promptly. He diagnosed and treated the problem with expertise. I trust him and recommend him for any for any dental procedure.

Both Dr. Juan and his English-speaking assistant, Jonathan, are friendly, courteous and professional.

My husband and niece are very happy with Dr. Juan as well!

Address: Av 12 de Abril y Jose Peralta – Edificio Pase del Puente, El Vergel

Contact information: 099 871 1578

Recommended by Jo Austin: 099 535 7378

Recommendation for Mustafa Adawi, computer/TV techie

We have used Mustafa for several years. We are in the dark ages technically so he helps us with hook-ups and brings our old computer up to date. Recently he installed a firestick which allows us to get anything we want. He also pointed out that the speed of the router installed by Etapa is too slow.

The man is honest and very fair with his charges. He is busy because his talents have been discovered but he will stick to an appointment time once it is set.
We highly recommend him. Also, his English is excellent.

Bruce and Maureen Stewart

Address: Mustafa Adawi 099 408 7897

Contact information: 099 408 7897

Recommended by Bruce and Maureen Stewart: 099 456 2895

Recommendation for Killa Spanish School

Soledad and Fabiola are fantastic teachers that have taken my Spanish to a new level. It’s so great to immerse yourself in the language with their guidance and to be able to speak with increased confidence when dealing with your daily needs. They are both kind and patient and have helped me improve in all aspects of the language: speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension.

Address: Av.27 de Febrero 6-42, Cuenca

Contact information: +593 99 564 9563

Recommended by Ellen Fujioka:

Recommendation for Martha Cecilia Mocha, housecleaner, housecleaning

I have a wonderful housecleaner I would like to recommend. Martha has been my housecleaner for several years now. She is hardworking, always on-time, reliable, and very trustworthy. She does a great and thorough job. And if there is something especially important to you – all you have to do is mention it to her. She is currently looking for more work. Her rates are very reasonable, and she can be flexible with whatever schedule you need. Her English is very good. She can be reached by WhatsApp, or email.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 023 9685

Recommended by Jane Hiltbrand:

Red Tag Moving Company guarantees a stress-free move

Why you should do it right the first time and hire the crew that were voted as the Best Local Moving Crew 2018, 2019 and 2020 right here on GringoPost?

• We have the experience – we have moved over 200 expats using the same amazing crew and were voted as the Best Moving Crew in 2018, 2019 and 2020 right here on Gringo Post.

• We respect you by showing up on time…always

• We respect your wallet and budget by giving you up front and fair quotes.

• We respect your every belonging from your grandma’s china to the dog bed

• We have an excellent reputation and references – earning those with our work ethic and extremely fair and honest rates. See our referrals right here on GringoPost by searching “Debra Lynn”

Will do all or any aspects of moving for you from the packing, loading, transporting and unloading to setting all your belongings back up in your new home. (Packing services offered separately.)

Email Debra today for a quote and let’s get a move on!

Debra Lynn: .

City: Cuenca

Oral health and overall health

Everyone knows time flies. According to the American Dental, the mouth is a gateway to your body’s overall health, don’t let time pass you by without having your regular check-up and cleaning.

What risks await due to neglect of your dental care?

Bad breath: caused by bacteria, poor dental hygene, is a major cause of bad breath, that is why brushing on a daily basis is beneficial to your overall health and recommended.
Gum disease: you’re not supposed to bleed when you brush and floss your teeth. This type of neglect can cause a serious problem called gingivitis, which if left untreated can morph into a serious gum disease called periodontitis, that can lead to the loss of teeth.
Tooth loss: cavities and gum disease are number 1 cause of the loss of teeth. As mentioned before, they are very preventable.


Paradise Indian Restaurant

Paradise invites you to enjoy flavorful authentic Indian cuisine seven days a week with dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Our extensive menu features vegan, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, rice, traditional bread, and dessert items. Every dish is prepared to order and spiced to your personal preference by a skilled chef. Savor your favorites or discover new delights. We look forward to serving you soon.

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

MCE is offering Judy Wright’s breakfast burritos starting Thursday

Have lunch or order your bakery goods and food delivery from Mujeres Con Exito (MCE)

Almuerzo lunches are now being served for only $2.25 Monday – Friday, noon to 2 PM

Bakery Sale:

The Bakery order deadline is on Tuesdays at noon. Orders can be made by WhatsApp or text message to 098 991 1147. Please indicate which options you want and how many units of each. You can pick up your order starting at 7 AM on Wednesdays or we can deliver for an additional $2.

Mexican shells .20 each
Orange shells .30
Chocolate navels .50
Red fruit navels .50

Regular bread .20
Natural baquette bread 45cm $1
Baquette ham with cheese 17cm $1.25
Baquette with tomatoes 17cm $1.25
Whole wheat baquette 45cm $1.25
Mini loaf 250gr $1
Regular Anise bread .20

Thursday lunch delivery
Breakfast: Only $10 for 4 breakfast burritos with Judy Wright’s special recipe of breakfast sausage, eggs, potatoes and cheese with homemade salsa. Delivery is included downtown and will start at 8:30a AM.
Lunch: Order $10 fried chicken with coleslaw or $10 Quesadillas accompanied by tortilla chips, guacamole and red sauce. (You can order vegetarian or chicken)

Reservations can be made by WhatsApp or text message to this number: 098 991 1147 by 3 PM on Tuesdays for Thursday delivery.

Delivery charge is $2.

Friday buffet breakfast in the restaurant
Upon reservation, minimum 6 people $10 per person

Saturday buffet breakfast in the restaurant
Upon reservation, with a minimum of 6 or more people. $10 per person

September Promo: 2 breakfasts for $15.

Breakfast will consist of bread, eggs (prepared to taste) jam, juice, pancakes, coffee, milk, ham, cheese, fruit, potatoes sautéed with fine herbs. The meal will be served buffet-style. Reservations can be made by WhatsApp or text message to this number, 098 991 1147. Breakfasts for Friday or Saturday can be booked until Wednesday noon.

Deadlines are listed above, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen:

Pig & Cow Deli Tuesday

Coppa. Bresaola. Smoke Ham deli.

You deserve the best products. That is why we invite you to enjoy this great promotion. We have available: capocollo or coppa ($5 x100g), bresaola ($5 x100g), smoked bondiola ham ($5 x 200g).

If you buy a package of each, the delivery
It’s totally free.
Call and place your order. The offer is valid while supplies last.

Try the best, not the most expensive.

Tuesday September, av 12 de Abril, between Florencia Astudillo y Jose Peralta

Cesar Quintero Mucarcel: 096 297 2352

Bang Bang Shrimp tacos and bacon cheese burger delivery

Bang bang shrimp tacos for $6.95 –so the purple plate special is the best so far. Our bang shrimp tacos are “Better than Bone Fish Grill” – Lightly breaded and fried shrimp (from the sea, not farmed), our homemade coleslaw and our proprietary bang bang sauce. Each order comes with 2 big tacos. These are our #1 best-selling items on the menu.

Bacon Cheese Burger 5 oz. of ground beef cooked to perfection, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, tomatoes Bar-B-Que sauce -$5.50

9 AM to 8 PM, Cuenca

Andres: 098 358 6298

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

We’re going Italian style in this menu. Our beloved beef lasagna is paired with a refreshing salad that, like most of our salads, is hearty enough to be a meal in itself. A creamy custard tart and chewy, bittersweet cookies are the tempting desserts.

Beef Lasagna: $25 (6-8 servings), $19 (4-5 servings)
Lemony Chickpea Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Italian Custard Tart: $3 each
Chewy Chocolate Espresso Cookies: $10/dozen


Cuenca Salmon – Tienda Tuesday

Come visit our new Tienda located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

* Paiche – The mild tasting fish from the Amazon is on sale
* Buy 2 Czech County Sausages and get the 3rd package at half price
* All our smoked fish is 10% tomorrow at the Tienda

Tuesday, Sept 14th, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Life Latin American Rhythms at Bistro yaku

Do you live in Cuenca or are you visiting this beautiful city? And, would you like to be part of local events and experience our culture?

Visit us at Bistro Yaku, where we organize the best events in Cuenca, and serve your favorite breakfast and meals.

This Friday, 17th at 8 PM. We are very pleased to present two great local artists, Andrea and Maritza terreros interpreting Latin American Rhythms, such as waltz, bossa nova, zamba among other, music that has influenced us and is now part of our culture.
Enjoy this great concert complemented with the best gastronomy in the city and your favorite cocktail.

Reservations highly recommended at 098 748 6890, pepo, or visit us at;
Luis Cordero 5-66 and Juan Jaramillo, at the interior of the beautiful garden of
Hostal Yakumama.

Bistro Yaku wants to support arts, local artis and organize the best musical events in the city.

September 17th from 8 PM to 10 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Juan Jaramillo

Alejandro: 098 748 6890


Special Friday paella, with salad, garlic bread, with Luis from 6 to 9:30 PM. Reservations only. Call Colon at 099 827 0703 or 282 9397 plus regular menu.

fFiday, Sucre y Benigno Malo

Don Colon: 099 827 0703