Annual Doggie Date Night is February 3rd

Yes, spending quality time with your best friend is a thing!

FAAN (Familiar Amor Animal Foundation) celebrates with our pet owners planning an “Evening of Doggie Romance”. Send us and/or post your date night photo showcasing amazing humans and their pets.

During this month of love, our FAAN dogs at the shelter are over the moon that a generous and anonymous donor says he will double every donation received dollar for dollar for FAAN’s new and permanent shelter through March 15th.

Become a FAAN Matchmaker for the love of Cuenca’s Dogs and improving animal welfare in our World Heritage City. Visit us and learn more about our shelter project at faanecuador.org

Enjoy your Doggie Date Night!

February 3rd, all day

Tarqui/Cuenca Shelter

Rosemary Rein: info@faanecuador.org 096 920 9764

City: Cuenca

International specials return to Sofy

Every Wednesday we will travel to different places on the globe.

In which Sofy? At Sofy “Local” Cuisine” (Mariscal Lamar and Escultor Ayabaca), where El Oasis used to be, right in the Convención del 45 tram station.

Where do we travel? At the gates of carnaval we wanted to go to the epicenter of this party, Brazil!

What will we experience? Lots of samba, cachaça and a 6-course tasting menu:

Pão de queijo (Cassava bread with lots of cheese served with butter and Brazilian pink pepper

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Nomadas Bistro is now open

Kelbert and Mariana’s new home is open for business! Come and check out this beautiful place! We will be waiting to serve you!

Open from 8 AM till 5 PM. On Calle Larga y Padre Aguirre…look for
The green door.

February 4, from 8 AM till 5 PM,

Calle Larga y Padre Aguirre

Kelbert Bortone: nomadasbistrocuenca@gmail.com 096 298 6352

Sisa Bowl weekend specials

Join us this weekend for some delicious food!

Specials include:

Wings made with your choice of our 12 homemade sauces with regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
$6.50

Veggie Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$5.50

Bacon blaster burger topped with Danish blue cheese and your choice with regular or sweet potato fries
$7.50

Don’t forget about our homemade ice creams.

Wed-Sun noon-7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre Beside the Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Double D’s menu for the week of February 6

Come by Gran Feria Sabatino’s today between 10 and 2 to pick up treats for the weekend and to place your order for next week’s menu.

This menu’s casserole is a creamy, cheesy noodle dish with tender-crisp broccoli and seasoned chicken. The salad is a mix of crunchy raw vegetables tossed with tuna in a lemony vinaigrette. A gooey fig filling is the highlight of this menu’s sweet.

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Noodle Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Mediterranean Tuna Salad: $8 (2-3 servings)
Oatmeal Fig Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, February 7. When ordering please include the following information.

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Sourdough bread in wood oven

International bakery offers you the most delicious and healthy sourdough breads. Improves your digestion, has fiber and contains many vitamins. Our goal is that customers feel happy with our 100% natural recipes.

You are cordially invited to visit our stores.
store 1 Juan Jaramillo 5:18 Mariano cave.
local 2 Gran Colombia and Manzaneros

Free tasting
Orders call 096 891 1591

City: Cuenca

8 AM to 7 PM,

Juan Jaramillo 5-18 Mariano cueva and Gran Colombia y Manzaneros

Valentine´s Day at La Yunta

Valentine’s Day is all about love, so I’m sending some of mine to you all

Come to join us any time from noon to 9 PM.

We have live music with Renato Albornoz from 8 until 10 PM. If you want to be in the music but are afraid of the ride back home we will have transport back for you; door to door.

Valentines Menu

Glass of wine

Starter
Prawn cocktail or Thai pumpkin cream

Main
– Prawns in wine sauce, scalloped potatoes and green salad

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French Cinema, Tuesday at Alliance Française of Cuenca

Come and enjoy our free cinema projections each Tuesday at 7 PM in the auditorium of the French Alliance of Cuenca. Original language movies with Spanish subtitles. Check out the listing for January:

– Tuesday, February 7th: Une Histoire d’Amour et de Désir

– Tuesday, February 14th: Oranges Sanguines

– Tuesday, February 21st: The Last Hillbilly

– Tuesday, February 28th: Vie Scolaire

Join us!

February 7, 14, 21, 28, free.

Tadeo Torres 1-92

Alianza Francesa de Cuenca: aufaitdecuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Learn more about Infinite Intelligence with Science of Mind

Please join us for our Center for Spiritual Living weekly Discussion Group. We meet in Cuenca in the Yanuncay part of Cuenca. Address is Condominio Aragón at 2-47 Fernando de Aragón y Primero de Mayo

This week we’ll be discussing Infinite Intelligence. You can find the video at https://youtu.be/BxHz_u41wg8 or go to YouTube and search for Infinite Intelligence.

We start at 11 AM and go about an hour.

Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.

Change your thinking and change your life!

Sundays at 11 AM, free,

2-47 Fernando de Aragón y Primero de Mayo, Condominio Aragón unit 6-3

Ruth Bennett: BennettRuthAZ@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Garage sales in Santacruz Mexican food and bar! New prices!

Garage sale in Santacruz! Come on Sunday and enjoy our delicious food and find wonderful offers at the garage sale this Sunday, February 5th from 9 in the morning until 5 PM.
3×2 beers
2×1 margaritas
and delicious desserts!
We change our menú! All prices discounted; come and enjoy in Santacruz Mexican Tex Mex food and bar!

February 5th; from 9 AM to 5 PM, Free,

Esmeraldas 2-20 and Remigio Crespo

Alba Saula: guillermina1908@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Have you heard about the new deal?

Visit us this Sunday at the International Christian Community as we begin a four Sunday study of the new deal God offers us. It is called the New Covenant (New deal or new agreement) between God and man. You may be surprised to learn about the non-condemning love God offers us in Jesus as a fulfilment of the promise to use us to bring into being a new day for all. We would love to meet you and encourage you to come discover what we call a “new way of doing church”. See you, Sunday!

Sunday, Feb 5, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Zarza Brewing: Saturday Specials and Super Bowl Reservations

Stop by this Saturday as we’ll be open at our normal hours with specials starting at noon along with all your favorite NBA action.

Also, reserve your table for Super Bowl LVII by WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681 Facebook or IG @zarza_cuenca

We’ll have Cochinita Pibil tacos (Yucatán specialty) starting at 5pm so reserve your table soon!

Saturday,

Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra (link below)

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 55 3348 9681
https://tinyurl.com/2p99s3nf

Gran Feria Sabatino’s–today is the day

What awaits you at today’s Gran Feria Sabatino’s? Always tasty food and more than two dozen trustworthy vendors with high-quality products including six first-time participants.

In addition to the full menu, we’ll have three delicious and satisfying lunch specials for today’s fair.

•Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, salad $7
•Chicken Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad $7
•Seco de Chivo, rice, fries, maduro, salad $8

Participating vendors:

Antojitos Mexican Food
ARQ & PAISA Mini Feng Shui Gardens (new)
ArtePar
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Azuay Community Theater
Blue Biker Blueberries
Coco’s Green Gluten Free Products
Double D’s Delights
Granny Annie’s Homemade (new)
Gratzi Chocolate Fino
Huertos Jesmer Encurtidos
Il Padrino Salsas
Killanaya Natural Health and Beauty Products (new)
La Florida Cream Liqueurs and Ginger Beer (new)
Magatoma Pet Beds (new)
Martina Bakery
Mezze Middle Eastern Foods (new)
Mieles del Sol
Moni’s Accessories
Naná Mil y Un Deleites
Pat’s Pocketbooks and Jewelry
Pei’s Pot Stickers and Steamed Buns
Pig and Cow Smoked and Cured Meats
Pránica Life Smoothies
Tierras del Sur Café de Altura Lojano

Get your shopping list made and we’ll see you later today. Come hungry!

Saturday, February 4; 10 AM – 2 PM, Entrance is Free,

Sabatino’s Garden Restaurant, Roberto Aguilar y Tres de Noviembre (one block west of Plaza Otorongo)

Mauricio and Dawn: dawnwolfe1113@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Mind works better with meditation – Shambhala Sundays

Working with our own mind is the only way to start feeling happy and satisfied with the world we live in. ~Pema Chödrön

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is happy to invite you to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. We follow local health guidelines.

Our regular programming includes:

Group Meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – Noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.

Book Study Group, on a title related to Buddhism and mindfulness, meets
Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5 PM

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Looking for an English speaking church home?

Gather with us at 4 PM on Sundays for Evening Prayer and Holy Communion at St. Christopher Episcopal Mission.

Bartolomé de las Casas #5-34 y Tirso de Molina.
Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/YoGRCn4AaH12QWvL6

You will find an inclusive, multicultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worship community, with joyful friendly members, who are committed to social justice and helping others.

We would love to have you gather with us every Sunday at 4 PM.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

2022 Diocesan Convention Video (English) https://youtu.be/eKDFSnve7DI

Sunday’s from 4 to 5 PM, free,

Bartolomé de las Casas #5-34 y Tirso de Molina. Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/YoGRCn4AaH12QWvL6

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: calvinhefner38@gmail.com 096 795 9674

City: Cuenca

Wes…the Mentalist (bicycle wreck recovery tour)

Sisa Bar and Grill…where it all happened.
February 24th
Tres de Noviembre circa Roto Puente
Details coming soon…save the date

5 PM seating and one-on-one pre-show…6:15 PM Miracles begin.

Tres de Noviembre circa Roto Puente

Wes Elliott: rpsbob@icloud.com

City: Cuenca

Get your fresh and exotic salad mix delivered today!

Dear Food Lovers,

At Shungo Foods, we believe that healthy eating should be easy and accessible to everyone. That’s why we offer a wide range of fresh and organic produce, delivered straight to your door. And now, we have something extra special to offer you: our Exotic Leaf Mix!

This pack weighs 200 grams of pure flavor and the mix is comprised of arugula, pac-choi, red mustard, bicolor mustard, purple mizuna, curly kale, black basil, red vein sorrel, aniseed basil, benovese basil, green sorrel, black Sorrel, red amaranth, bicolor amaranth, baby spinach and wasabi, this mix is the perfect addition to any salad or stir-fry. With so many different flavors and textures, you’re sure to enjoy every bite.

This bulky pack is just $2.50 with our inauguration sale!

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La Nostra Burger, the new product of La Nostra pizza Napoletana

Introducing our new menu item, it’s called La Nostra Burger, it’s an American-style gourmet burger with a personal touch. It is made up of jumbo-sized bread, 150g of pure meat seasoned with a strict and exquisite personal recipe, lettuce, ham, cheddar cheese, egg, tomato, onion and sauces. It also comes with 1 1 lt Pepsi + 25 g curly fries. It is worth trying it and its price is only $4.50 + delivery.

La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, as every Thursday and Friday of each week, maintains the promotion preferred by the entire community, when ordering 2 pizzas of any size or flavor, the second one is half price.

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Friday at Pájaro y Bestia

* Rib sandwich – topped with your choice of coleslaw or lettuce and tomato
* Onion fried hamburger

* Smoked pork spareribs
* Smoked chicken wings
* Sliced pork belly plate

* Mac & Cheese
* Coleslaw
* White potato salad
* Black beans with honey and rum
* Black bean and mango salad

* Goldi´cookies

Sorry no beer or wine this week. Election weekend and we cannot serve any alcohol.

Our sunshades are up, and the rooftop is now open. 8 seats on the rooftop when it is not raining. This Friday the rooftop will only be open until 3 PM. We have a large party of 23 for the second floor on Friday, and we will have to take the rooftop tables downstairs to accommodate them.

The “Real Deal”. Sé la bestia!!

Friday – 1 to 8 PM or when we run out of food,

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: 098 321 8273 to reserve food or for delivery

Sisa Bowl specials

Friday’s specials

Join us today for some delicious food!

Today’s specials include:

Wings with regular or sweet potato fries
$6.50

Bacon blaster burger topped with Danish blue cheese and your choice with regular or sweet potato fries
$7.50

Don’t forget about our homemade ice creams

See you soon…

Wed-Sun noon-7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre Beside The Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Zarza Brewing: Friday and Saturday open + Super Bowl Specials

This Friday and Saturday we’ll be open with our normal hours and all NBA games as usual.

Get ready for Super Bowl at Zarza! We open Sunday, Feb 12th, at 5 PM and we’ll have ‘tacos de cochinita pibil’, a delicious Mexican specialty prepared by Julio.

Reserve your table soon by WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681, IG @zarza_cuenca or Facebook. Space is limited and already filling up-

See y’all soon!

This weekend,

Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra (link below)

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681
https://tinyurl.com/2p99s3nf

This Saturday Fan Day with Movies by Cuenca Car Share

Saturday Fan Day with Movies by Cuenca Car Share. Let’s go to the movies! Cuenca Car Share, this time will be showing:

A Man Called Otto 2D Sub,
Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at 10:30 AM
At Millennium Mall

Based on the comic and emotional New York Times Best-Seller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson, an angry widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his infuriating neighbors. You need to come and see.

Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats.

Tickets for each movie are $7.

You can reserve your tickets by contacting us at Cuenca Car Share.

Email me if you would like to be added to the movie group.

Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at 10:30 AM, $7.

Millennium Mall

Emilio Morocho: emiliodriver@hotmail.com 098 699 5694
https://cuencacarshare.com

Muak Café Bakery and José

Hi great day!

Today is our baking day! Homemade bread (wheat, white, whole grain).
Every day you can find here a great variety of delights as well as sweet and salty… But of course, If you prefer, we also can deliver anything you like to order.

We’re definitely able to help you with any catering for meetings, celebrations or just for you to enjoy at home or friends. Everything can be mini!

Try our Pastry Puffs: Jam and Cheese; Chicken, Meat, Blackberry and strawberry, and more.

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Where’s the beef this weekend?

It’s at Don Colon’s Restaurant on Saturday and Sunday all day!

Filet Mignon

Includes:

Onion soup
Baked Potato
Salad
Garlic bread
A glass of wine

Only $12.95

We hope to see you this weekend!

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We meet at the Sabatino’s Garden Fair, February 4

Save the date to meet and share with friends and family in a pleasant atmosphere, good conversation and the creations of the entrepreneurs of Cuenca:

* Cheeses..
* Meat.
* Art pieces for your home or office.
* Creative beeswax candles.
* Toasted coffee
* delicious desserts.
* and, of course, the exotic flavors of Pránica Life Smoothies, energy gourmet truffles, coconut flour and your best Zafu to meditate or work all day sitting down.

See you this Saturday in Sabatino’s Garden

September 3, from 10 AM to 2 PM

Calle Roberto Aguilar and Tres de Noviembre

Pranica Life: pranica.smoothie@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

My French Film Festival at the Alianza Francesa of Cuenca

My French Film Festival, the first online French-language film festival, comes to Cuenca to offer French and Francophone film lovers a selection of feature films presented at the most important international festivals. This offer is emblematic of the plurality and creativity of French and Francophone cinema.

Here is the program of #Cuenca for the 13th edition of @myfrenchfilmfestival:

Free admission to all movies.

Saturday, February 4, La Traversée
11 AM | Auditorio AF Cuenca

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Sabatinos Gran Feria: fresh blueberries and almonds

Sabatinos will be hosting its feria this Saturday 4th! Come have some fun, sample some tasty products, and say hi!

We will have fresh blueberries and whole, raw, shelled almonds for sale.

We hope to see you there.

Saturday, February 4th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Free event,

Roberto Aguilar and 3 de Noviembre (1 blk west of Plaza Otorongo)

The Blue Biker: cuencablueberries@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Gypsy TV, new steaming service for expats; try for free

Gypsy TV –A new service for only $7 per month that cuts through thousands of TV shows and movies out there to bring you just the very best. And, Gypsy TV will even add shows if something is missing that subscribers want. What could be better?

Free hands-on class. Save the date. Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30 PM.
All attendees get two weeks of free programming.

If you’re like most expats, you may struggle a little with new technology—like
apps and streaming services. No problem. We invite you to a free class on how to install Gypsy TV. All you need to bring is your laptop (fully charged). Learn why Gypsy TV may be the only streaming service you’ll ever need. The class, led by Gypsy TV founder, Jason, will last half an hour with time for a Q&A.

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Gigantic Garage Sale – phone number error

The number to call for pickups for items for the Mujerers con Exito (Cuenca Women’s Shelter) Garage Sale is 098 474 7919. Ask for Diana.

I apologize for being any inconvenience.

Saturday, February 25th from 9 AM until 1 PM

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 and Miguel Velez

Marilyn K Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Delicious fresh lamb meat

Lamb shoulder and shank (front leg) $20.

Lamb leg (hind leg) $25

Sirloin $8.50 lbs (usually about 1.5 lbs)

Lamb chops $8.50 lbs

Loin chops $8.50 lbs

Stew meat $5 lbs 2lbs packs

Burger meat $6 lbs 2lbs packs

Standing rib roast 7.50lbs

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

Southern Fried Chicken this week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Voted Best Fried Chicken in Cuenca by GringoPost readers, Joes’ Secret Garden. We are very proud of our award winning down home southern favorite.

Dine-in restaurant – Saturday, Nov. 5. social hour begins at 4:30, dinner about 6 PM and a chance to say “so long, see you later” to our magical songstress Lynn Nadeau and her life partner Ed Nadeau as they depart Cuenca for another adventure.

Takeout: pickup or delivery: Sunday, Nov. 6 – 11:30 AM to 5 PM (dessert additional charge)

The Dinner –

Crisp, crunchy, scraggly and subtly spicy golden chicken served with creamy coleslaw, buttery garlic mashed potatoes, milk gravy, light country biscuits ending with a ‘warm, chocolate puddin’ cake” makes for real good eating. Crisp fried chicken, biscuits and gravy … that’s down home …

Herb Garlic Roast Chicken is always a healthy option. Please order at booking or at least 24 hours in advance. We cook it just for you.

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La Mabue Restaurant – Hermano Miguel y Honorato Vásquez

Come practice your Spanish and enjoy fresh, home style coastal food from Manabi, Ecuador at La Mabue.

Open in Cuenca since July, 2022, La Mabue has won the hearts of local Cuencanos and tourists.

Visit us in our new, more spacious, warm location where we can continue to share with you from daily specials to our regular and vegetarian, wheat free menu.

In addition, this Friday, February 10th, at 8 PM, join us for a free film screening of “Noviembre.”

We love to cook and are happy to welcome you to our restaurant.

Monday through Wednesday 9 AM to 9 PM and Thursday through Saturday from 9 AM to 11:30 PM.

Hermano Miguel 5-10 y Honorato Vásquez. Look for the green doors, one block from Las Escalinatas

Ernesto y Paola: Ernesto and Paola: WhatsApp: 593 98 179 4404

Sisa Bowl specials

Thursday’s specials

Veggie Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$6.50

Veggie Bowls with one of our 12 homemade sauces and a great selection of vegetables. I
$6.50

Lamb Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$8.50

Don’t forget to ask about our daily drink specials.

Wed-Sun Noon – 7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre Beside The Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine “Cooking With Rey”

Sesame chicken (pictured); tender pieces of chicken fried in premium grade olive oil and seared in my special sweet and spicy (as you like) sesame seasoning. A thin crispy and delightful breading on the outside with succulent juicy chicken on the inside.

Explore my website for more information, photos and reservations.

Wednesday – Sunday 1 to 8:30 PM,

San Sebastian Park next to the Museum Of Modern Art

Sreymom: whatscooking@mailsam.com 099 544 3977
https://www.cookingwithrey.com

La Nostra Burger, the new product of La Nostra pizza Napoletana

Introducing our new menu item, it’s called La Nostra Burger, it’s an American-style gourmet burger with a personal touch. It is made up of jumbo-sized bread, 150g of pure meat seasoned with a strict and exquisite personal recipe, lettuce, ham, cheddar cheese, egg, tomato, onion and sauces. It also comes with 1 1 lt Pepsi + 25 g curly fries. It is worth trying it and its price is only $4.50 + delivery.

La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, as every Thursday and Friday of each week, maintains the promotion preferred by the entire community, when ordering 2 pizzas of any size or flavor, the second one is Half Price.

You can see our menu on WhatsApp or Facebook. There you will find all our flavors, sizes, prices and current promotions. All orders come with 1 Pepsi 1 lt. totally free.
We will not be the only ones, but once they try our handmade products, they will repeat their orders.

Our name is La Nostra Pizza Napoletana. Now open for home delivery— Order for your next meal:

– WhatsApp: 098 305 6004
– Facebook: @lanostrapizzanapoletana
– Email: lanostrapizzanapoletana@gmail.com

From Thursday to Saturday from noon to 10 PM and Sunday from noon to 8 PM,,

Canton Vinces De Los Rios Street and Canton Gualaquiza Street. Misicata.Cuenca

Yenis end Joel: lanostrapizzanapoletana@gmail.com Yenis or Joel 098 305 6004

Southern Fried Chicken this week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Voted Best Fried Chicken in Cuenca by GringoPost readers for many years, Joes’ Secret Garden. We are very proud of our award-winning. down home Southern favorite.

Dine-in restaurant – Saturday, Feb. 4. Social hour begins at 4:30 PM, dinner about 6 PM and a chance to meet some new people.

Takeout: pickup or delivery: Sunday, 11:30 AM to 5 PM (dessert $2.50 additional charge)

The Dinner –

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Café Ñucallacta – a unique coffee and café experience

We are Cuenca’s very own artisan coffee roaster. We use some of the best coffee in Ecuador, produced by small land-holding farmers and roasted by us in small batches so that you receive at its optimum in flavor and aroma. We have four roast levels; light, medium, espresso and dark starting at $6 per 400 gram bag. You can pick up our coffee at either of our two locals in Cuenca or via delivery.

Have you visited our new 2nd local? This space is located in the tranquil and patrimonial “La Gloria” neighborhood on Avenida Loja. We have five different ambiances, both indoors and outdoors, perfect to do some digital work or to visit with friends and family. We provide the same quality pastries, breakfast and fast food as our original location and of course we have delicious specialty drinks either with or without coffee. This special location is more than a café, it’s an experience!

Check out our website for exact location info or send us a WhatsApp

Every day as of 9 AM,

Avenida Loja 2320 and Juan Bautista Vasquez

Rumi Duchicela: 096 311 4958
https://cafenucallacta.com

Primitivo artisan bakery

Do you love sourdough bread?
In our bakery, Primitivo, everything is organic! Fabian, our baker and owner who studied in Spain and France knows everything about sourdough. We have sourdough brownies, cookies, pretzels, ciabattas, sweet loaves.

We open at 8:30 AM to 7 PM Monday-Friday. Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Come and sample our delicious healthy offerings. Yummy!
Sandwiches /pizza specialty coffees (medium roast from local producers)
We hope to see you soon.
From one of our customers: “The almond croissants are fabulous; I just bought 4!”

From 8:30 AM to 7 PM.

Primero de Mayo 5-54 y Fernando de Aragon

Primitivo: 099 186 2074

Muak Café, bakery and pastries

Hi there,

It’s our pleasure to invite you at Muak Café on Remigio Crespo Avenue. We always offer a great variety of delights as well as sweet and salty… every day!

Breakfast:

– Pastry Puffs: jam and cheese; chicken, meat, blackberry and strawberry.
– Chilean Empanadas
– Venezuelan Arepas
– Chicken, Cuban, Eggs, Sandwiches (homemade Oregano deli- style bread)
– Omelets
– Pancakes
– Carrots Bread
– Mote Pillo
– Mote Sucio
– Tigrillo
– Bolones
– Fruit and Yogurt
– Toast

Lunch/Brunch:

Vegetarian Lasagna and ask for our daily dishes.

– Super Meat or Vegetarian burgers!

Our Pizza Cones: Margarita, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Vegetables, Hawaiian and the meat one, our Muak cone.

Some of our Desserts:

– Dark Chocolate Cake
– Bread Cake
– Mini Cheese Cakes
– Carrot Cake
– Marbled Cake
– Blackberry Cake
– Banana Cake
– Donuts
– Brownie (espectacular)
– Cookies (Cinnamon, Orange, Blackberry, Chocolate, Oatmeal & raisings, red velvet, among others)
– Truffles
– Truffled Cones
– Hot Bombs

Drinks:

– Hot or Cold Coffee.
– Vegan and super Pink Latte (beets and almond milk – sugar free) 100% healthy.
– Hot Chocolate (Ecuadorian true cocoa)
– Pink Lemonade.
– Milkshakes
– Fruit Juice
– Herbal Tea

So, what are you waiting for? Give you the chance of delighting in only good things. We are open from 7:30 AM until 10 PM

February 1st, from 7:30 AM to 10 PM,

Remigio Crespo Av. And José Lozado (opposite Banco Internacional)

Maria: muakcafebakery@gmail.com 098 373 6904

At Calvo & Co. Happy hour and new promotions for you

Because February is the month of love and friendship, we want to bring you some promotions to share.

From Tuesday to Friday, we have happy hour from 4 to 8 PM with:

• Buy two beers and we’ll give you 1 order of fries.
• Buy your hamburger and you will have 2 x 1 in beer.
• Buy three burgers and get the fourth for free.
• 3 for 2 in cocktails.

But in addition to this, every day we are going to have a special promotion of the day:

• Every Tuesday 2 margaritas + 1 nachos for $15
• Every Wednesday 2 mojitos + 1 patatas bravas $15
• Every Thursday 2 glasses of sangria + 1 garlic prawns $15
• Every Friday 2 Estrella Damm beer + 1 Wings with French fries $12.99.
• Every Saturday 2 glasses of wine + 1 plate of Serrano ham and Iberian cheese $18
• Every Saturday for every 4 dishes of paella 1 sangria jar for free.

We’re looking forward to your visit.

From Tuesdays to Sundays,

Los Cipreses 1-133

Jose: 095 879 3723

Sun and fun in the mountains horseback

Horsetrekking Ecuador is helping you enjoy the national holiday Monday by providing an exciting horseback ride with lunch and transport included. Don’t be bored in town with all the closures! Contact me about special circumstances like children under the age of 8. Limited spaces so book early. Best prices in Azuay.

Come join the fun!

Monday February 6 10 AM pickup in Central Location, $45 pp,

Rancho San Juan

Kimberly Curls: curlskim@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Szechuan seven course dinner

Our seven course meals are loved by all of our customers and we simply love creating them and challenging ourselves with new flavors while traveling around the world through these food experiences.

We can’t wait to serve this inspired Szechuan seven course incredible meal. We will be serving dumplings, Chinese greens and mushrooms, wonton soup, bang bang chicken, lamb skewer, fish in hot chili oil and an incredible sponge cake. We will have a pairing menu available.

Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

Don’t miss these unique food experiences. You won’t regret it.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

February 3rd, from 5 to 9 PM, $25

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

First Tuesday walk to Turi and beyond

It seems like we’re not smart enough to come up with anything new so next Tuesday, February 7th, we will meet at Tres Puentes at 9 AM and walk the stairs to Turi and likely to Mega Parque Icto Cruz as well. If you want to join, please reserve so we know to wait in case you have trouble getting a cab or whatever.

Tuesday February 7th, free,

Tres Puentes

Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Garage sale of the season!

The quarterly Garage Sale at the Cuenca Women’s Shelter (Mujeres con Exito) has the best stuff at reasonable prices. And – all profits go directly to help the women and children at the shelter.

There are several ways to help:
First, donate any items that are in good shape.
Second, attend the sale and find a bargain or two.
Third, we always accept cash donations.

Call Diana at 098 474 4919 for items to be picked up.

Saturday, February 25th, from 9 AM until 1p PM.

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 and Miguel Velez

Marilyn K Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Mardi Gras Costume Party

Hi friends,

For a fabulous Mardi Gras Costume Party experience come to Common Grounds on Fat Tuesday, February 21!

We will have Cajun food and Mardi Gras drinks which will be hurricanes all night.
A prize will be given for the best Mardi Gras male and female costumes.
New Orleans flavored dance music will be provided by George (requests accepted)
For the costume challenged we will have face painting beginning at 5:30 PM and a Tarot Reader will be on hand to work her magic.

If you do any of the above items your $5 donation for the dance will be discounted.

Happy hour is from 3-7 PM and music starts at 7 PM.
Please contact us to make your reservations for good seating.
Let the good times roll with beads, food, dancing, surprises and fun!

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor!
“laissez les bon temps rouler”

February 21st and the fun begins at 5:30 PM, $5,

Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia,

George: gfedyna@yahoo.com

City: Cuenca

Shungo Foods: Shop for healthy groceries and delivered to your door

Want to save money on your grocery bill while also eating better? Shungo Foods has got you covered. Our locally sourced, organic produce is not only delicious and healthy, but also more affordable than comparable options at traditional grocery stores. Plus, our home delivery service makes it easy and convenient to eat well without leaving your house.

Visit our website to shop here: http://www.shungofoods.com

We deliver Monday to Friday, the same day, to any order that is placed before 11:55 AM. Any order placed after will be delivered during the morning the next day (no delivery on Sundays or Saturday evenings). For same-day deliveries we will be delivering more in the evenings and early night during the first couple of weeks while we figure out any logistical improvements, we appreciate your understanding. You can read more about this in our FAQ: https://shungofoods.com/faq/.

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La Cuchara Magica is returning!

Some of you may remember this restaurant and the menu. Those favorites are coming back to Cuenca!

Please watch for more info from Trish in the coming weeks.

March,

Cuenca

Trish: trishcraig70@gmail.com

Sunday Brunch Cuenca to go, frozen foods and breads

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:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10.50

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Sisa Bowl specials

Hello everyone here are our special for February 1.

Sisa Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$6.50

Veggie Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$6.50

We hope to see you all soon.

Wed-Sun Noon – 7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre Beside The Broken Bridge

Sisa: 099 430 6408

Double D’s menu for the week of February 6

Come by Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Saturday to pick up treats for the weekend and to place your order for next week’s menu.

This menu’s casserole is a creamy, cheesy noodle dish with tender-crisp broccoli and seasoned chicken. The salad is a mix of crunchy raw vegetables tossed with tuna in a lemony vinaigrette. A gooey fig filling is the highlight of this menu’s sweet.

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Noodle Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Mediterranean Tuna Salad: $8 (2-3 servings)
Oatmeal Fig Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, February 7. When ordering please include the following information.

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Announcing lunch specials for Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Sat., Feb. 4

In addition to the full menu, we’ll have three delicious and satisfying lunch specials for this Saturday’s fair.

•Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, salad $7
•Chicken Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad $7
•Seco de Chivo, rice, fries, maduro, salad $8

Between these specials and 25 high-quality, trustworthy vendors–including six first-time participants, there are lots of reason to make sure you visit Gran Feria Sabatino’s this Saturday.

Participating vendors:

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Nuts and sweeteners

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

Here below is the list of products:

Allulosa 450 grm $12
Monk Fruit 200 grm $6
Monk fruit 450 grm $12
Eritritol 200 grm $6 (available in 3 days)
Eritritol 450 grm $9.50 (available in 3 days)

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Café del Museo restaurant

Café del Museo restaurant is open!
Live a festive moment in our restaurant with an unforgettable seasonal menu!
Also, come and try our new dishes and our daily specials.
Come visit us and try our delicious cocktails. 2 Cocktails x $10 From Tuesday to Saturday.

We are open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM, Sundays from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
Reservations | 099 378 0721
Entrace for the Remigio Crespo Museum in Calle Larga or through Paseo 3 de Noviembre

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM. Sundays from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.

Paseo 3 de Noviembre
Sociedad Gourmet: Contact us: 099 378 0721
https://sociedadgourmet.ec/cafe-del-museo/

Spanish Book Club and Movie Time at ¡Vamos!

The ¡Vamos! Spanish book club is the right place for you if you enjoy reading and you have an intermediate or advanced knowledge of the language. We aim at practicing Spanish while enjoying the reading, interacting with other people and learning different aspects of the culture.

We propose one book per month. Every person reads the book at home and we meet once at the end of the month to share impressions and opinions about what we have read. The session will be guided by a facilitator that will stimulate the conversation with questions and topics related to the book.

The first text we chose is the graphic novel “Virus Tropical” written by the Ecuadorian-Colombian author, Powerpaola. Virus Tropical is a thoughtful and deeply affecting coming-of-age story that begins on the night Paola is conceived and ends with her striking out on her own as a young adult. Over the intervening years we accompany Paola, the youngest of three daughters raised by a mostly single mom, as she gropes and fumbles her way through friendships, new schools, clunky romances, and various domestic dramas. It traces the lives of these young women during Columbia’s violent drug cartel warfare era of the 1980s-90s.

Moreover, the first meeting of the Spanish book club will be doubly special! After our meeting, we will watch the movie “Virus tropical”, an animated adaptation of the book made after the big success of the graphic novel worldwide.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know and we will provide you with more information about how to get the book.

February 24th, from 3 to 6 PM, $2 for non-students,

¡Vamos! Spanish School. Calle Larga 11-43 (in front of Mercado 10 de Agosto)

Carmen: vamoscuencaschool@gmail.com 098 299 9083

City: Cuenca

Fruit tasting at ¡Vamos!

Come and enjoy the wide variety of fruits available in Ecuador. We will taste many local, fresh fruits just purchased across the street in Mercado 10 de Agosto. We will also learn about their origins, properties and different methods of preparation. It will be fun!

February 3rd, from 3 to 4:30 PM, $2 for non-students,

¡Vamos! Spanish School. Calle Larga 11-43 (in front of Mercado 10 de Agosto)

Carmen: vamoscuencaschool@gmail.com 098 299 9083

City: Cuenca

A Szechuan seven-course meal – A few reservations left

Our seven course meals are loved by all of our customers and we simply love creating them and challenging ourselves with new flavors while traveling around the world through these food experiences.

We can’t wait to serve this inspired Szechuan seven course incredible meal. We will be serving dumplings, Chinese greens and mushrooms, wonton soup, bang bang chicken, lamb skewer, fish in hot chili oil and an incredible sponge cake. We will have a pairing menu available.

Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

Don’t miss these unique food experiences. You won’t regret it.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

February 3rd, from 5 to 9 PM, $25

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

“Con Alma Trio” at the at the Jazz Society Café!

Cuenca Jazz Festival!

Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th

‘Con Alma Trio’

Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Friday and Saturday 7 PM, February 3rd and 4th, $5,

Los Cedros y Los Claveles

Debby Degamo

City: Cuenca

Where’s the beef this weekend?

It’s at Don Colon’s Restaurant on Saturday and Sunday all day!

Filet Mignon

Includes:

Onion soup
Baked Potato
Salad
Garlic bread
A glass of wine

Only $12.95

We hope to see you this weekend!

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Don’t forget our Daily Breakfast Specials

Eggs
Home fries
Toast
Fruit
Coffee and Juice

Other options

Western Omelet
Huevos Rancheros
Pancakes

Each Breakfast is only $4

Good morning! We hope to see you soon.

This weekend,

Corner of Parque Calderon

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Super Bowl Specials

We have all your favorite snacks for the great game

*Make your favorite sandwich with smoked turkey or salami * No cook smoked sausages (New Orleans, Kielbasa) * Our famous German Bratwurst * Pickles, Salsa, Taco Chips, Hot and sweet jalapeños Mention this ad and receive a Salmon Jerky Package ($3.75 value) free with orders of $30 or over. Shop on our website 24/7.

http://www.cuencasalmon.com

Tuesday 1/31,

Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

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

Wow, it’s February already! Want to have a Valentine’s Day to remember in a beautiful setting with a menu that offers chicken, turkey, beef, pork and even duck along with a number of vegetarian options? How about live music from Broadway musical shows? Don’t miss out on this special event. For reservations or more info, email us at info@granroca.net.

You’ll find the freshest prepared food in Cuenca at our weekly Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market. Waiting for you is a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at the beautiful Hotel Los Balcones. In addition, 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.

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Get really healthy shopping with Shungo Foods

Want to save money on your grocery bill while also eating better? Shungo Foods has got you covered. Our locally sourced, organic produce is not only delicious and healthy, but also more affordable than comparable options at traditional grocery stores. Plus, our home delivery service makes it easy and convenient to eat well without leaving your house.

Visit our website to shop here: http://www.shungofoods.com

We deliver Monday to Friday, the same day, to any order that is placed before 11:55 AM. Any order placed after will be delivered during the morning the next day (no delivery on Sundays or Saturday evenings). For same-day deliveries we will be delivering more in the evenings and early night during the first couple of weeks while we figure out any logistical improvements, we appreciate your understanding. You can read more about this in our FAQ: https://shungofoods.com/faq/.

We handle the convenient “cash-on-delivery” system that is common to Cuenca, but if you contact us on time we can arrange a local transfer payment.

Our deliveries are to the extend throughout urban Cuenca, and they have a flat rate of $2. You can check out more about our shipping in our FAQ as well.

We’ll be having free deliveries for any orders above $20!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@shungofood.com or salesshungofoods@gmail.com, or our web chat on our official website: http://www.shungofoods.com

Monday to Friday 9 AM to 9 PM (Customer Service),

Cuenca

Javier Vanegas

Zarza Brewing: $0.50 wings, Tuesdays

Every Tuesday ours wings are only $0.50 each with the purchase of any beverage (minimum 5 wing order).

NBA: Knicks vs Lakers and Bucks Hornets

Come hungry, leave full!

Tuesdays,

Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra (link below)

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681
https://tinyurl.com/2p99s3nf

A few seats left for Inés Crespo. Live Music at La Guarida.

La Guarida is happy to host:

Inés Crespo
in an exclusive and intimate dinner-concert.

Thursday, February 2nd, at 7 PM
Doors open at 5 PM
Admission: $6
(100% of your admission fee goes directly to Inés Crespo).

Reservations with dinner requests are required.
Tel. 099 806 8071

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

February 2nd, from 7 PM to 10 PM,

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: 099 806 8071

Movies and dinner at La Guarida

La Guarida is happy to project on the big-screen:

The Menu
a film by Mark Mylod
in English with Spanish subtitles
with incredible performances by
Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Wednesday, February 1st at 6:45 PM.
Doors open at 5 PM
Reservations with dinner requests are required.
Tel. 099 806 8071.

Info:
A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

February 1st, from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM, Free,

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Mujeres con Exito (Cuenca Women’s Shelter) garage sale!

Yep! This is the big one!
Our quarterly sale with (I’m sure) just what you are looking for. We are taking donations – anything and everything that is in good shape.

Please call Diana at 098 474 7919 for items to be picked up.

Our prices are low and the quality of our merchandise is great!

Saturday, February 25th, from 9 AM until 1 PM, free

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 and Miguel Velez

Marilyn Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Private concert

This Thursday, February 2, we will have the incredible voice of Lark Bravo at Le Moulin Restaurante. Come and enjoy an unforgettable evening and let yourself be delighted with exquisite cuisine.

We will wait for you!

Promotion 3×2 in cocktails
No cover

*We reserve the right of admission.

Thursday, February 2, Free,

Av. April 12 and Guayas.

Jorge: artcomail02@gmail.com Reservations: 098 472 2474

City: Cuenca

Culture Fest – UPS

Dear friends,

I am a local professor searching for interaction opportunities for students who regularly take our English courses at UPS (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana).

At UPS, we are organizing the First ‘Culture Fest UPS’ which aims to show relevant information about different world cultures, especially where English is the first language. There will be music, presentations, games, plays, and an outstanding Ecuadorian folkloric dance carried out by our Professional Folkloric Dance Group from UPS at the beginning of the event (11 AM)

Another key objective of this event is to make people understand that when you study another language, you should also learn about the cultural aspects of different places. DYT? There is no one better than foreigners to allow such interaction.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 8 in two different moments at our university Gymnasium. The first one includes the inauguration and folkloric dance; it will go from 11 AM to 1 PM while the second moment will go from 4 to 5:30 PM.

Come and join this local community you are part of. In Cuenca, we like gringos and we hope you drop by that day.

If you need further information or want to confirm your attendance, feel free to contact me.

Magno Vivar H.
099 785 7243
mvivar@ups.edu.ec

February 8th, from 11 AM to 1 PM

Calle Vieja y Elia Liut

Magno Vivar H

City: Cuenca

Award winning Southern Fried Chicken this week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Saturday, Feb 4th – , in-house dining
Sunday, Feb 5th , takeout – for pickup or delivery– dine in the comfort of your home or relax in the park.

Voted Best in Cuenca by GringoPost readers for more than 10 years, Joes’ Secret Garden. We are very proud of our award-winning down-home Southern “Fried Chicken” dinner. Mixed with the gathering of friends… It’s a real treat.

Crisp fried chicken, biscuits and gravy … that’s down home … Crisp, crunchy, scraggly and subtly spicy golden chicken served with creamy coleslaw, buttery garlic mashed potatoes, milk gravy, light country biscuits ending with a ‘warm, chocolate puddin’ cake” makes for real good eating.

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An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana at La Yunta Fri. Feb 3rd

An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana Music

Bluesman Peter Nolan is coming back to Cuenca and teaming up with his friends Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot for An Evening of Acoustic Blues and Americana.

Join us Friday, Feb 3rd, at La Yunta restaurant. There’s really no better way to spend a Friday evening… sipping a drink and listening to some great live acoustic blues.

Music starts at 5 PM and goes till later on.

Cover $10

We won’t be doing reservations for this show. We recommend coming early and having dinner to hold a table.

It’s going to be a great evening… See you there.

Friday February 3rd from 5 PM till later,

La Yunta Restaurant: Av 1 de Mayo entre Av Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Matthew Hart and Paco Lightfoot: pacosbluesband@gmail.com

Muak Café bakery and pastries

Hello everybody,

Muak Café on Remigio Crespo Avenue! We always offer a great variety of delights as well as sweet and salty… every day! Visit us.

Breakfast:
– Pastry Puffs (sweet or salty)
– Chilean Empanadas
– Venezuelan Arepas
– Chicken, Cuban Sandwiches (homemade Oregano deli- style bread)
– Omelets
– Pancakes
– Mote Pillo
– Mote Sucio
– Tigrillo
– Bolones
– Yucca Bread
– Fruit & Yogurt
– Carrot Toast

Lunch/Brunch:

Vegetarian Lasagna and ask for our daily meals.
– Super Meat or Vegetarian burgers!

Our Pizza Cones: Margarita, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Vegetables, Hawaiian and the meat one, our Muak cone.
Some of our Desserts:
– Dark Chocolate Cake
– Bread Cake
– Mini Cheese Cakes
– Brazo Gitano
– Carrot Cake
– Marbled Cake
– Blackberry Cake
– Banana Cake
– Donuts
– Brownie (espectacular)
– Cookies (Cinnamon, Orange, Blackberry, Chocolate, Oatmeal & raisings, red velvet, among others)
– Truffles
– Truffled Cones
– Hot Bombs

Drinks:
– Hot or Cold Coffee.
– Vegan and super Pink Latte (beets & Almond Milk- free Sugar) 100% healthy.
– Hot Chocolate (Ecuadorian true cocoa)
– Pink Lemonade.
– Milkshakes
– Fruit Juice
– Herbal Tea

So, what are you waiting for? Give you the chance of delighting only good things. We are open from 7:30 AM until 10 PM.

January 28th, from 7:30 AM to 10 PM,

Remigio Crespo Avenue (opposite Banco Internacional)

Maria: muakcafebakery@gmail.com

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Our thanks to all of you who voted for us in this year’s “Best of Cuenca” event. Our thanks go also to GringoPost for their service to the expat community. Paradise is open seven days a week with dine-in, take-out, and home delivery service. Our extensive menu includes vegan, vegetarian, meat, seafood, rice, traditional breads, and dessert dishes. Every item is prepared fresh to order and spiced to your preference by a chef skilled in authentic Indian cuisine. We look forward to sharing our food and culture with 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: paradiseindianrestaurantcuenca@gmail.com 098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389

Food and wine

Buffalo steak House, has the honor of inviting the entire American community based in Cuenca, to taste exquisite meat cuts, such as Ribeye, T-bone, NY Steak, Filet Mignon, Sirloin Steak, Porterhouse, Tomahawk, etc. All under the cooking and supervision of a Chef with more than 15 years of experience in American steakhouses. We appreciate your support and we always look forward to welcoming you.

Ricardo Darquea and Manuel Quito. Puertas del Sol. Cuenca.
Wednesday to Saturday: Noon to 10 PM. Sunday noon to 5 PM.

Jose Reinoso

Wednesday to Saturday: Noon to 10 PM. Sunday noon to 5 PM

Ricardo Darquea and Manuel Quito. Puertas del Sol. Cuenca.

Jose Reinoso: jjrreinoso@hotmail.com jjrreinoso@hotmail.com

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

For fresh breads, cakes and pizzas please visit our website https://mariajose15080.wixsite.com/artesanafamilybakery
Our store in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bakeryartesanafamily/shop/?view_public_for=107615198612143&ref_code=mini_shop_page_header_cta&ref_surface=page.

Special this week:

– Ravioli Casserole with creamy white sauce or red sauce, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese (Ravioli filled with beef or ricotta with spinach) 2-3 portions $12.

– Sloppy Joes accompanied with air fried potatoes $5.

Bakery specials:

– Special Smoked Ham or turkey Sandwich with bacon, raisins and green olive. $3.
– Dinner buns, package of 6, $2.
– Pizza Sandwich with Mozzarella, red sauce. Choose: Pepperoni, bacon or ham. $3.
– Croissant Plain $1. Chocolate, Cheese or Jam 1.50.
– Muffins with blueberries, strawberries, blackberry or pineapple $1.

Special gluten free:

* Almond bread $8.50.
* Coconut bread $6.
* Flaxseed tortillas pack of 5 $2.50.
* Corn tortillas pack of 8 $2.

Appetizers or finger
food to keep frozen and reheat:

– Pizza rolls, Q: 15. Price $15. Veggie or with ham or pepperoni.
– Finger mozzarella (fried or baked) Q: 20. Price $6.
– Mini Venezuelan empanadas (made with corn flour) (veggie, beef or cheese) Q: 20. Price $8.
– Beef, chicken or Veggie balls. Q: 25. Price: $10.
– Mini potatoes cake with cheese, beef or veggie. Q: 20. Price: $6.

Specials:

* Tomato or regular Macaroni and Cheese. 2 Portions: $8

* Quiche veggie with mushrooms, spinach and mozzarella cheese or Lorraine 3-4 portions $10.

* 4 Cannelloni filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese 1-2 serving $5.

* Crepes filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese, 2 serving $5.

* Chicken or Meatballs Sandwich accompanied with French fries or salad $4.

* * Calzone Empanadas: Mozzarella Cheese, red sauce with ham, chicken or vegetables $1.80.

Sauces:

– Putanesca Sauce (anchovies, black olive, basil, capers) 1/2 liter plastic container $6.
* White sauce with mushrooms, garlic and parsley $4. With chicken $5. (Plastic Container half liter)

* Red sauce with meat or chicken 430gr $5. (Plastic Container half liter)

* Marinara sauce with mushrooms and black olive $4.50. Plain Marinara sauce $3.50. Chicken Marinara sauce $4.50. (Plastic Container half liter)

Your favorites:

* Lasagna: 1 portion (Meat Sauce, mozzarella cheese, bechamel sauce) $4.
* Plantain Lasagna beef, veggie or chicken 1 portion $4.
* Fresh Ravioli (12 P) – choose: tomato, spinach or plain pasta. chicken, beef, or veggie. $4.
* Eggplant casserole 1 portion– great for keto dieters. $4 Zucchini, tomato, broccoli ricotta, & spinach. Add chicken or beef.
* Roast chicken with salad and baked potato or rice 1 portion $3.50 (choose leg, wings or thigh)
* Mini pizzas with cheese and peppers $1.50
Extra toppings: mushrooms, onions, extra cheese $0.50 each (simply reheat in a pan)
* Mini Pizza Keto with mozzarella cheese and red sauce (base made with chickpea flour) $2.
* Pint of pesto $6.
* Chicken pot pie with veggies 1 portion $3.
* Shepherd’s pie 1 portion $3.
* Venezuelan arepas (A flat, round, unleavened patty made with maize flour, then grilled) 2 for $1.50.
* Cheese burger: with cheddar cheese & pickles on my special homemade bun $3.50.
* Wraps: chicken, beef, veggie or mix $5.
Soups:
* Chicken noodle soup $2.
* Red or black bean soup with rice and cheese 1 portion $2. per serving.
* Spiced Lentils soup $2.
* Tomato soup with celery carrots and chips $3.
* Pumpkin cream with Parmesan cheese, croutons and Venezuelan bollitos (made of corn flour) 2 portions $8.
* Spinach, Acelga, Carrot, Broccoli cream soup, accompanied with corn boiled Venezuelan Bollitos 1-2 portions $3
Tex-Mex Food:
* Quesadillas chicken, beef or veggie accompanied with Guacamole 6 pieces $5.
* Tortilla soup 1 portion– chicken based with avocado, cheese, and chips. Yum! $4.
* Burritos – chicken, beef, or vegetarian with my special homemade salsa on the side. $6.
* Extra side of guacamole $5.
* Chili con carne with black beans 1 portion $4.

Desserts:
* Lemon pie $10.
* Oatmeal cookies: chocolate chips, raisins, green apple and cinnamon, granola or plain, 300 grs – about 15 small cookies $3.
* Chocolate Marquesa: A no-bake cake made with chocolate cream and cookies 1-2 portion $4, 6-8 portion $10.
* Lemon Marquesa cake, 6 portions $10.
– Double Carrot cake with special cream $25.

From Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM

Avenida Don Bosco

Rosemary Rodriguez: rosemarychef1@gmail.com 099 879 2985
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076056228192&mibextid=LQQJ4d

Inner Smile Workshop – an ancient healing technique

Explore one of the techniques developed and used by Taoist Masters for a Richer and Longer life!

Inner Smile is a Taoist practice to promote relaxation, self-compassion, body-awareness and better health.

At this workshop you will learn more about the practice, along with some basic anatomy. We will do several meditations to enhance your mood and well-being, and also open up a line of communication with your inner organs.

We will do simple yet profound meditations, that you can easily bring with you home and practice by yourself.

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Vote for Best Ecuador Homes as Best Real Estate

Best Ecuador Homes has performed numerous rentals and sales during this period of time. Our clients have not had any problems with their properties and are enjoying the beautiful country of Ecuador in the place of their dreams.
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you can expect a better service experience with Best Ecuador Homes real estate before, during, and after the transaction.

We believe that we deserve your vote as Best Real Estate in the Best of GringoPost. Your vote will be very valuable and will help others find our services

http://www.bestecuadorhomes.com

Benedicto XV 1-53

Best Ecuador Homes
bestecuadorhomes@gmail.com
099 517 4076

Introducing Gypsy TV, free for two weeks

A new service that cuts through thousands of TV shows and movies out there to bring you just the very best. And, Gypsy TV will even add shows if something is missing that subscribers want. What could be better?

Free Hands-on Class. Save the date. Wednesday, February 8 at 4:30 PM
All attendees get two weeks of free programming.

If you’re like most expats, you may struggle a little with new technology—like
apps and streaming services. No problem. We invite you to a free class on how to install Gypsy TV. All you need to bring is your laptop (fully charged). Learn why Gypsy TV may be the only streaming service you’ll ever need. The class, led by Gypsy TV founder, Jason, will last half an hour with time for a Q&A.

You will leave the class with Gypsy TV fully installed (even if you have tried before and were unsuccessful), instructions on how to download it onto your TV, and a tech person to call if you have questions when home. You can even (for $20) have a representative come to your home and install for you on your TV. We want to eliminate any and all the hassles of installing Gypsy TV, so you can begin enjoying this new service free for two weeks as soon as possible.

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Ceremonia de Yage

On the path of life it is always good to meet true people of Espasttu, the Taita Isidro is one of them …

Taita Isidro Lucitante del Pueblo Cofan invites to those who feel the call of the ancient medicine of the Ayahuasca grandmother. Taking Ayahuasca brings us many benefits, at all levels of being.

This medicine gives us a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual renewal, as well as being a source of ancient knowledge and experiences to expand our consciousness.

In our ceremonies we have had cases of help in the healing of traumas, depression, anxiety, insomnia, heaviness, even very deep journeys to the corners of the universe.


Those interested in participating must previously confirm their attendance and receive some recommendations, as well as the exact place of the ceremony. (Calle Larga, Cuenca – Ecuador.)

https://youtu.be/iDsxijlvj2I

Calle Larga, Saturday, Feb 11th, 8 to 9 AM, Sunday, 12th, $55,

Geovanny Pesantez: jangulov84@gmail.com 099 349 8092

City: Cuenca

Lissett’s flan

Enjoy a delicious flan with your family or friends. 
Home delivery. 

January 28th, from 1 PM – Please make your order 24 hrs before 

Av. General Escandón and Victor Manuel Albornoz 

Lissett Perez: Call or WhatsApp: 096 024 2654

Healthy breads that will make you feel better!

Our healthy breads, made with nourishing ingredients like rye, oat, flax, sunflower, chia, and sesame which contain high levels of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s to help regulate cholesterol levels and promote overall health. Enjoy our breads today and start enjoying the benefits of these super seeds.

Did you know how important these seeds are?

Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health. They also contain lignans, which are compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, flaxseeds are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol levels and regulates blood sugar levels.

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Looking for something new and exciting on Sundays at home?

Sunday Delivery Special from Mother & Son Family Kitchen!
Hey everyone! Looking for something new and exciting on Sundays? Why not try our Sunday Delivery Special! We’ll bring you a delicious and home-cooked meal right to your door. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.
WhatsApp: 096 322 3377
Email: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com

New York Style Cheesecake $4
Available in strawberry or Blueberry

Juicy pan-seared bacon wrapped pork tenderloin medallions $14
with mushroom gravy served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey-glazed carrots.

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SmokedsSpecials from Pig & Cow

Greetings, Expat community! Pig & Cow has two delicious specials for you.

-Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich
Brioche bread, sliced pickles, homemade BBQ sauce, delicious low and slow smoked pulled pork and cheddar cheese.
$6.50
You can add homemade potato chips for only $1.75 extra

•Smoked Baby back ribs•
Full rack smoked baby back ribs
Includes 2 sides
* Mashed potatoes
* Coleslaw
$20

January 28 to February 1st 11 AM to 8 PM,

Delivery service only

Eduardo Quintero: 096 095 3106

Delicious Asian Dinners now Thursday to Sunday Delivery!

You can now enjoy our delicious Asian Dinners Delivery from Thursday to Sunday!
Free delivery for orders $30 or more within the city.
Mother and Son Family Kitchen Delicious Asian Dinners
Available for delivery from Thursday to Sunday.
Please give us a day’s notice to prepare your order.
Dinners are enough for 2 servings.
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Braised Pork Ribs with Hoisin Sauce $12
served with white or brown rice, steamed broccoli plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad

Filipino Dinners

Our best-selling lumpia!
$6 for 5pcs.
available with pork or chicken or shrimp or vegetarian.

Filipino Feast $12 *serves 2
2 chicken skewers
4 veggie egg rolls
Pancit (str fry rice noodles and veggies in a savory sauce)

Chicken Adobo *serves 6 to 8 $18
Popular Filipino comfort food, whole chicken cut into serving pieces, a mix of white and dark meat marinated in apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns which are browned in olive oil and simmered in the marinade.

Pancit
$9 (2 to 3 servings)
$16 (5 to 6 servings)
with pork or chicken or shrimp
(str fry rice noodles & veggies in a savory sauce)

What’s on sale
Buy 1 get 50% on your second Thai basil dish!
*Meal enough for 2 servings
Thai Chicken Basil $10*
Thai Beef Tenderloin Basil $11*
Served with white or brown rice plus a side of pineapple-cucumber salad
Buy 1 get 50% on your second Mongolian dish!
Mongolian Chicken $10*
Mongolian Beef Tenderloin $11*
Served with white or brown rice plus a steamed broccoli

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Sunday Brunch, Cuenca To Go

Made to order comfort food
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:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

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Fillet Mignon tonight?

It’s at Don Colon’s Restaurant

Saturday Dinner Specials

Filet Mignon
or
Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp or Chicken

Both include:

Onion soup
Baked Potato
A glass of wine

Only $12.95
Reservations please

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You’re still on time, don’t be late!

Do you know which is the best hamburger in the city?

We believe that it is ours, the Calvo & Co hamburger.
If you believe the same, you are still in time to tell everyone.
Vote for Calvo & Co as the best hamburger in Cuenca. (And the best fries).

From Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30,

Los Cipreses 1-133 and Ordoñez Lasso

Jose: 095 879 3723

La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, authentic artisan pizza in Cuenca

La Nostra Pizza Napoletana, artisanal pizza, with its homemade tomato sauce, and fresh ingredients, with its 7 flavors and 4 sizes, Its operations are open to taking home the pizza of your choice with a free drink.

Thank you for the support you have given us so far. This encourages us to continue working with the best service and the best Neapolitan-style pizza.

Our name is La Nostra Pizza Napoletana. Now open for home delivery— Order for your next meal:

– WhatsApp: 098 305 6004
– Facebook: @lanostrapizzanapoletana
– Email: lanostrapizzanapoletana@gmail.com

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7 Bakery Coffee

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

Raised donuts

Filled:

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

Classic:

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Santa Cruz Tex-Mex food and bar!

Tex-mex food? In Santa Cruz Mexican food and bar!
Come and enjoy the best chimichangas! Quesadillas, Tacos, flutes; fajitas!
Many more options on our menu!

Order online 099 926 9635
Every day 2×1 in margaritas
3×2 in beers.

We welcome pets.

To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca.

https://www.facebook.com/santacruzrestaurantcuenca/menu/

Esmeraldas #2-20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Santa Cruz Restaurant: 099 099 926 9635

Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 AM – 10 PM. Sunday: noon – 9 PM

Esmeraldas #2-20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Alba Saula: guillermina1908@hotmail.com

A Valentine’s Day to remember, Farm-to-Table Dinner and Music

Gran Roca invites you to attend our special “Valentine’s Day to Remember, Farm-to-Table Dinner and Music.” The dinner will include a wide variety of fresh, healthy and delicious dishes made from ingredients grown and raised on our sustainable permaculture farm to please a wide variety of tastes and diets. All of our dishes are gluten free and produced in our commercial kitchen that is also gluten free. We cook using a minimum amount of oil (and only extra virgin olive oil). We are also careful with our use of sugar and salt.

As we are known for our unique offerings, our menu for Valentine’s Day will feature each of our pasture raised animals, (chicken, turkey, beef, pork and even duck) each marinated in its own sauce and then smoked and mixed with our farm fresh herbs and vegetables. We will, as in our past events, prepare a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes including grilled fresh vegetables, vegetarian stuffed bell peppers and zucchini fritters made using our farm-to-table herbs and vegetables. The dinner would not be complete without our fresh made dessert. No one ever goes home hungry from a Gran Roca event!

But that’s not all. As a part of the evening, we are putting together a live music program featuring songs of love from some of our favorite Broadway Musicals. You don’t want to miss it. There may not be a dry eye in the audience.

For reservations, please send an email to info@granroca.net with your name, number of seats and your preferred seating time. This will truly be a Valentine’s Day to Remember. See you there!

Valentine’s Day, February 14. Two seatings: 4 and 7 PM,

The Beautiful Hotel Los Balcones, Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, 4 blocks from Parque Calderon

Rob Gray:

Last Sunday in January is your chance

Make this Sunday, Jan 29, the Sunday you decide to visit the International Christian Community. We offer an English program of Worship and are currently finishing a series on the question of “Who Needs a Savior?”

This Sunday we will explore the issues of dying and death. Come and share with us the traditional hymns, prayers and Scripture readings you’ve been missing. We are waiting just for you!

Sunday, Jan 29, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Mind in the Right Direction – Meditate with Shambhala Sunday

It is our own mind, not our enemies, that leads us in the wrong direction. ~ attrib. Buddha

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is happy to invite you to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. We follow local health guidelines.

Our regular programming includes

Group Meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.

Book study group, on a title related to Buddhism and mindfulness, meets
Every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5 PM.

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You are invited to join us ~ come as you are

Come see for yourself! Check us out and see what we are all about. We are genuine, we are real, we are different.

At Trinity Church Cuenca, God is building a family-friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace.

Come early and have some coffee and pastries with us. Worship starts promptly at 10 AM.

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Mardi Gras Costume Party, February 21st at Common Grounds

Hi friends,

For a fabulous Mardi Gras Costume Party experience come to Common Grounds on Fat Tuesday, February 21!

On Fat Tuesday, February 21 Common Grounds will be hosting a Mardi Gras Party costume ball!
We will have Cajun food and Mardi Gras drinks. Hurricanes will be on special all night.
A prize will be given for the best Mardi Gras male and female costumes.
New Orleans flavored dance music will be provided by George (requests accepted)
For the costume challenged we will have face painting (see example below) beginning at 5:30 and a Tarot Reader will be on hand to work her magic.

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“Mariangel” with The Jim Gala Trio” at the Jazz Society Café!

Saturday, January 28th
Singer “Mariangel” with The Jim Gala Trio!
Don’t miss Mariangel Mundary singing your favorite songs!
Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Jazz Society Café
Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.)
(one block north of Ordonez Lasso)

Saturday 7 PM, 28th of January, 2023,

Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 096 322 3377
https://www.facebook.com/JazzSocietyCafe

Spicy minced beef in Thai Connection!

Taste our spicy minced beef and receive a Thai Tea free! Only for this week (until Saturday 28th)

January 24th to 28th, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM,

Honorato Vasquez y Hermano Miguel

Jeralth: 098 704 6607

January 24th to 28th, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM,

Honorato Vasquez y Hermano Miguel

Sisa Bowl specials

Today’s specials:

Lamb Burgers with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries
$9.

Vegetarian Sisa Bowls with one of our 12 homemade sauces.
$6.50

Try one of our new Signature Cocktails
Strawberry Chocolate
Mango Chocolate
Maracuyá Chocolate
$6 or 3 for $15
All made with fresh fruit and our 70% Single Origin Dark Chocolate made on site..

Wed-Sun noon – 7 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre. Beside the Broken Bridge

Sisa: sisabowl@gmail.com

Delicious Tiramisu y Carlota de limón.

Hello, everybody.
I offer for this weekend, delicious desserts. Tiramisu y Lemon Carlota.

I have two sizes. For 4 servings is $12.
and for 6 servings is $18.

Please order one day in advance and send message by WhatsApp.

Thank you for choosing me.

Regards,

Eulalia

All days,

Euclides y Del Cebollar

Eulalia: 099 253 7133

Live Andean Music – this Saturday

Enjoy live Andean Music by “los Cuatro de Cabugana” at our 2nd local on Av. Loja. Although the band is new, the musicians have decades of musical experience individually. No cover, food and drinks available. A wonderful cultural experience in the City.

Saturday, Jan 28th, 8 to 10 PM

Av. Loja 2320 and Juan Bautista Vasquez

Rumi Duchicela: 098 619 0490
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