Raquel steak house

Friday 21st, special white wine and rosé.
Saturday 22nd all you can eat pancakes 10 AM to noon and
All you can drink beer and mojitos for 2 hours – special $20 per person.
Tuesday 25th live jazz, cover charge $3 and warm wine specials
Friday 28th live music and sangria specials

January 21, 22, 25 and 28, Escalinatas Juana de Oro y Paseo 3 de Noviembre. Cuenca

Isabel Urgiles: 99 835 1530

A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, every day breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Voting time amigos, Common Grounds appreciates your vote

Voting time amigos! GringoPost’s the Best of 2022 is open now We humbly ask for your support in the areas and categories that we are involved. Cristian and Common Grounds family really appreciate your patronage: Best place, food, hamburgers, sports bar, best cócteles, happy hour, best service, restaurant, bartenders, etc. best = Common Grounds

January 20 from noon to 10 PM, $$, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4

• Whole wheat sourdough 900 gr. (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4

• Rye sourdough 900gr. price: $4

•Barley sourdough Bread 900 gr. price: $4

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Kolo specials and available for deliveries

Kolo Breakfast Burrito!!
Filled with sausage, onions, peppers, cheese and potatoes.
Topped with delicious pico de gallo and guacamole.
Coffee, Tea, or Juice. $6
Pork Tenderloin slowly basted in butter, served with a side of creamed spinach and mashed potatoes. Lemonade iced tea or juice for $7.

We want to let you know that because of the hard times, we offer deliveries too.
Hope to see you soon or have something delivered from our menu also.

January 20th from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 between Honorato Vazquez y Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Corn on the cob, churros and Mexican tamales

This weekend La Guarida continues its exploration of Mexican Food. We’ll be making incredible Mexican tamales (nothing like the Ecuadorian tamal) and you don’t want to miss it. We’ll also be paying tribute to elote (corn on the cob) with lots of toppings and spices. We’ll continue to have our awesome margaritas and micheladas and the sweet and awesomely delicious churros.

Remember that we have two separate floors – perfect for social distancing. Don’t be afraid and come with your friends, family and loved ones.

Amazing weekend (Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 9 PM). Our prices will vary depending on the tamal but nothing more than $5 or much less. An inexpensive and mouth-watering outing.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. Tel. 099 806 8071.

January 21st, from 5 to 9 PM, $5, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Delicious fresh lamb meat

Lamb shoulder and shank (front leg) $20

Lamb leg (hind leg) $25

Sirloin $8.50 per lb (usually about 1.5 lbs)

Lamb chops $8.50 per lb

Loin chops $8.50 per lb

Stew meat $5 per lb

Burger meat $6 per lb

Standing rib roast $7.50 per lb

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones today

Please note the change of venue for today’s Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon). We have started working on a number of products from our commercial kitchen, that we will be bringing to the Market, including our popular flavored yogurts and veggie burgers. So come on over and see what we’re up to.

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Bacon, lamb, pork chops shrimp

Of course you know that we have Cuenca’s largest selection of seafood and sausages. But, did you know we also sell wine, honey, pickles, chutney, taco chips, salsa, lamb, pork chops, ginger beer and bread?

This week’s specials are: * Authentic Polish Keilbasa * Robalo * Rainbow Trout

Our Tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta. Our hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 11 AM – 4 PM. Can’t come to the Tienda? Then shop on our website 24/7. http://www.cuencasalmon.com We deliver Monday – Saturday.

Wednesday Jan. 19th, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Kung Pao Thursday at the Jazz Society Cafe

Asian dinners are available both dine in at the Jazz Society Cafe
with reservation via WhatsApp 096 322 3377
Delivery and Dinner Service noon to 5 PM
For delivery, please place your order or reservation by Wednesday, 19th of January by 5 PM for Thursday delivery.

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Cuenca’s Best Southern Chicken this week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Saturday, January 22nd, the restaurant will be open for dining following govt guidelines serving our famous “Southern Fried Chicken Dinner’, including crispy juicy golden fried chicken, coleslaw, garlic mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and warm chocolate pudding cake.

Our popular Herb, Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Chicken is always an alternative.

Sunday, January 23rd … for delivery or pickup. Award Winning Southern Fried Chicken Dinner …4 pcs of country fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes with milk gravy, and Angel light biscuits …dessert not included.
Pictures, prices, reservations and ordering at http://www.joesecretgarden.com.
Questions, call KP or Ken 096 950 6605.

Saturday, Jan. 22, dine in, limited seating 4:30 PM, dinner 6 PM; Sunday, Jan 23, delivery or pickup.11:30 AM to 5 PM, address at time of order.

KP and Ken: eat@joessecretgarden.com

Visit Granja Bante

Hi everyone, Granja Bante is a family farm located in the mountains of Gualaceo (2560masl). We have a lot of domestic animals, trees, gardens and paths where you can walk around and have a great time out of the busy city. We serve healthy food using local products and veggies from our huerta.
Contact us for more information.

Weekends, Comunidad Gulag – Gualaceo

Isaac Orellana: isaacoct90@gmail.com

Intro to Qi Channels and Acupressure Points Workshop

In this 2 hour Workshop, you will learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Qi Channel System and how the channels relate to the various internal organs… as well as a few of the more useful Acupressure Points so that you can locate them and use them on yourself and others in your daily life. This will be an interactive workshop where you will create your own Qi Channel Chart…
You will receive instruction from a Qi Gong Master with over 60 years of practice and teaching experience. Included will be printed material with basic information on the Channel System and their relationship to the internal organs.

Limited seats available (only 4 spots open)… To reserve your spot, please fill out the application form below & include payment and return your registration and payment to us before January 19th and receive a 10% discount.
Registrations and payments later than the 19th, or drop in’s are subject to seat availability…

Tuesday, January 27th, 2:15 – 4:15 PM, $50, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar entre Miguel Heredia y Octavio Cordero., Cuenca.

Perry Curtis: hperrycurtis@gmail.com +593 98 545 2054

Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Workshop

In this 4 hour Workshop, you will learn the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an introduction to the 5 Elements of TCM that form the foundation of TCM, Acupuncture, and Qi Gong, and information on the healing colors & sounds of TCM, as well as a few of the foods that are recommended for various dis-ease within the body…

You will receive instruction from a Qi Gong Master with over 60 years of practice and teaching experience.

Included will be printed material with basic information on the 5 Element System and their relationship to the internal organs.

Limited seats available (only 4 spots open). To reserve your spot, please fill out the application form & include payment and return your registration and payment to us before January 21th and receive a 10% discount.

Registrations and payments later than the 21h, or drop-in’s are subject to seat availability…

Thursday, January 27th, 2:15 – 6:15 PM, $100, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

Perry Curtis: hperrycurtis@gmail.com +593 98 545 2054

A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, every day breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Being the Ricardos; due to popular demand

Due to popular demand, La Guarida will project again:

Being the Ricardos
a film by Aaron Sorkin
in English with Spanish subtitles
with incredible performances by
Nicole Kidman (Winner of this year’s Golden Globe) and Javier Bardem.

Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About:
This film follows legend TV icon, Lucy Ball (1911-1989) and her husband Desi Arnaz as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. An incredible window into the lives Desi and Lucy.

Don’t get until we sell out again. Limited capacity due to the health crisis. Book now.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 26th, from 6:30 to 9:45 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Cumbia, salsa and a bit more

Come enjoy yourself in a very exclusive dinner concert. La Guarida presents, ‘Canela Club Band,’ this Thursday at 7:30 PM.

5 reasons to join us:

* We have reduced our capacity to 20 patrons only.
* La Guarida has great acoustics.
* Canela Club is on fire.
* 100% of your admission goes 100% to the artists (only place in Cuenca).
* Our delicious, healthy and organic dinners.

Reservations with dinner are required. Book now at 099 806 8071. Admission: $10
We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 20th from 7:30 to 10 PM, 10.00, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Lamb in rosemary sauce this week at La Yunta

Are you a lamb lover?

We have at La Yunta this week as special our fantastic dish, Lamb in rosemary sauce, with sweet potato mash, potato cake and asparagus.

Enjoy a glass of Malbec

See you soon,

Sole

Every day this week, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Sole Riquetti: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551

7 Bakery Coffee

Home delivery service from 8 AM to 6 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Mobile: 098 862 7147

Donuts (minimum order 6 units):

Filled donuts
Boston Cream $1
Choco-Nutella $1
Choco- Passion fruit $1
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1
Vanilla Strawberry $1
Choco-Strawberry $1
Vanilla Blackberry $1
Choco-Blackberry $1
Creme Brulee $1
Lemon Pie Donut $1
Tres Leches Donut $1

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Prepaid lunch or dinner, free delivery

Meals Plan from January 18 to 22, 2022

5 meals a week, from Tuesday to Saturday
Vegetarian $25*
With Meat Protein $30*
*Free delivery in Puertas Del Sol, Hotel Oro Verde Area
and El Centro Area.

Weekly Plan Tuesday to Saturday

Lunch delivery 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Dinner delivery 4 to 5:30 PM
Lunches comes with 8 oz. of soup, side salad and fruit daily

Email us for more information or check the link for full menu https://tinyurl.com/2z8u2wcb

Tuesday to Saturday, January 18 to 22, 2022, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordonez Lasso

Debby and James Dahili: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com 096 322 3377
https://mailchi.mp/00e60e601dd2/soups-and-meals-to-stock-your-fridge-and-freezer-with-5752389

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

Continuing to keep it on the lighter side, we’re making a salad that can be enjoyed either cold or warm. The pasta casserole is topped with a marinara sauce helping keep it light, too. The sweet is a baked custard pie bar loaded with toasted coconut. As a reminder, all of our food is fully cooked then chilled so you can reheat it to enjoy right away or freeze it for later.

Beef and Mushroom Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (2-3 servings)
Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Baked Coconut Custard Pie Bar: $3 each

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Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4

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A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, every day breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Canela Club Band. New restrictions, more exclusivity

La Guarida as most small businesses has to struggle and follow all the new changes given to us by the Ecuadorian government and the Health Ministry. We are not outside the law and for that reason we have been operating at 30% capacity or less since the beginning of this crisis.

Rest assured that we are doing everything possible to keep you safe. We love cooking for you and will continue to abide to any new mandate so we avoid being fined or closed by the authorities. For this very reason, we are cutting our capacity even further for music shows. We will only accept 20 people for our musical experiences. Book now.

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In The Heat Of The Night

La Guarida proudly presents an incredible American classic:

In The Heat Of The Night
a film by Norman Jewison
in English with Spanish subtitles
with the incredible Sidney Poitier.

Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Tel. 099 806 8071

About: A classic film in remembrance of one of the most iconic American actors of all time: Sidney Poitier. This great actor was the first African American to win an Academy Award. He recently passed away and we could not think of a better title to project to honor and remember this trajectory.

Join us.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 18th from 6:30 to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com

This week at the Jazz Society Cafe

Bring your vaccination card and get your free cappuccino or hot chocolate.

Seating is limited.
Make your reservations early.

Wednesday, January 19th 7 — 10 PM
Martin Navarro Jazz Trio featuring Jan Wallace.

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Free-range organic eggs; very good quality

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30

1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6

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Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones next Wednesday

Please note the change of venue for the Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon) next week on Wednesday. We have started working on a number of products from our commercial kitchen, that we will be bringing to the Market, including our popular flavored yogurts and veggie burgers. So come on over and see what we’re up to.

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Black Angus, let’s have lunch together

Black Angus Grill located on Gonzalo Cordero y Av. Solano is a cozy restaurant. Come lunch with us and experience an authentic grill meal in an intimate lunch space. We look forward to serving you.

Daily specials

Tuesday and Wednesday 2 burgers 2 fries for $10

Thursday half rack of ribs with bourbon sauce 10 grilled BBQ wings and French fries.

Happy-happy hours all day – mojitos and margaritas.

We will be happy to see you soon, if you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Noon till 3 PM and 6 to 9 PM, Gonzalo Cordero y Av Solano

Carolina Guevara: carolinagm2290@gmail.com 099 282 0782

Last show till April — Martin Navarro Quartet + Jan Wallace

Last Jazz Show of ours till April (due to travel)
Martin Navarro Quartet with Jan Wallace at Jazz Society Cafe,
Wed., January 19, 7 PM

We hope you can join us for some great jazz standards and what we call “Jazz-Pop”… some popular favorites, “jazzified.” Even if jazz isn’t “your thing,” we think we have prepared a show you will enjoy. Jan Wallace on Vocals with a great band behind her:

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Free trial; see if you like it

Many of us want to get in better shape this New Year. Not sure about gym membership? Try it for free to see if it’s right for you. Activities for all levels of exercise, even a swimming pool. Plus, Gimnasio-G is conveniently located at Hotel Oro Verde. Give it a try. Wednesday, many of us want to get in better shape this New Year. Plus, Gimnasio-G is conveniently located at Hotel Oro Verde.

Wednesday, January 19, 10 AM. Phone: +1 (512) 698 9885

Only Gringolandia gym with a pool.
Just do it. Join now. Gimnasio-G. We are very close to you.

Av Ordoñez Lasso, diagonal to the Palermo Building, Cuenca.

Email: die64garcia@gmail.com
Phones: +1 (512) 698 9885 / ‎+593 96 278 6979

Wednesday, January 19, 10 AM, free, Av Ordoñez Lasso, diagonal to the Palermo Building, Cuenca.

Diego Garcia

It’s time to cast your vote for idiomART

It’s that time of year again when GringoPost holds its Best of for Businesses in the area. We would sure love your support at idiomART.

We would love your vote for “Best Creative Center” under “Business” and “Best Art Gallery” under “Life”.

If you’re unsure about whether to give idiomART your vote, come on down and visit us. You’ll be able to see the incredible watercolor art exhibition by master painter, Alberto Soriano, and I can give you a tour of the place, explain what we’re about and answer any questions you may have.

As always, thank you for your support and for being a part of this wonderful creative community in Cuenca!

~ Sarah HB

Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10 AM – 3 PM & Fri, Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM. Entrance is free, idiomART is located at: Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Paradise Indian Restaurant

Don’t feel like going out? Remember you can have your favorite dishes delivered to your door any time with just a phone call or by Facebook. That means samosas, cauliflower Manchurian, butter chicken, biryanis, dal, garlic naan, lassi, and the rest of our menu too. And every dish is spiced to your taste. Or drop by our pleasant parkside location to dine in or take out. 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: paradiseindianrestaurantcuenca@gmail.com 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Buy 2 and get 3 burritos plus a complimentary Margarita!

This Tuesday, 18th of January
TexMex Dine-in and delivery specials

Debby and James will be preparing your favorite burritos.
Buy 2 and get 3 burritos plus a complimentary Margarita.

Available for dine-in with reservation via WhatsApp 096 322 3377
Please reserve your table or order for delivery by Monday, 10th of January, at noon time.

California style burritos $6.50
Available in chicken, beef or vegetarian
wrapped with shredded lettuce, black beans, corn, cheese, tomatoes & onions and our special chipotle sour cream sauce.

Margaritas classic or frozen $8 for 2

Apple pie enchilada with caramel sauce $3.50
Dine in – with ice cream
Delivery – with whipped cream

Black bean and corn salad with avocado $5.50
with orange-lime chipotle dressing
good for 2 servings
Add $3 for a grilled cilantro lime chicken breast

Sopa Azteca
with chicken and cheese $7 a quart
Vegan $6 a quart

Build your own taco $9
8 four inches soft flour or corn tortilla

Available in:
Chicken, Fish, Beef or Vegetarian

Served with refried black beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and totopos!
shredded lettuce, red cabbage, radish and cheese.

Chili, Enchiladas, Flavorful Fajitas and more.
Check Our Full Menu https://tinyurl.com/37mmf7pr

Tuesday, noon to 5 PM, 18th of January, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordonez Lasso

Debby and James Dahili: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com 096 322 3377

Vote! Time to vote for King Smokehouse! Vote!

Voting for the Best of GringoPost is now open. We know you love your King Smokehouse and are ready to fend off all competition (is there really any with King Smokehouse products?). King Smokehouse is competing in three categories this year: Best Pork Products (think those succulent chops, bacon, sausage), Best Barbecue (Oh Pulled pork, smoked turkey) and Best Smoked Products (Everything smoky goodness). Just log on to GringoPost and select Wine & Dine and put your smoky vote in each category.

Each week between now and the 14th of February Felix will offer an in house special. Stop by and see what delicious surprises await you to the Smokehouse. So convenient.

Across from Parque San Sebastián on Coronel Talbot. As always, delivery over $25 is gratis. The Tienda Gourmet- your one stop delicious shop.

Daily from 9 until 5 (Sat. 9:30-4:30). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: felixkingsmokehouse@gmail.com 096 904 7724

Thai Connection’s announcement

Dear friends and customers:

Due to the new strong COVID situation, we have decided to postpone the restaurant opening to Tuesday 25th.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sawasdee.

January 25th., Honorato Vásquez 639 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante: 099 954 7006

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? Made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50
Banana & Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Mexican Horchata Ice Cream
Oreo Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Vanilla Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Coconut Ice Cream
Mango Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream

1 liter $9 – 500ml $5
Apple Pie Ice Cream
Strawberry Pie Ice Cream
Cherry Pie Ice Cream
Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Brownie Ice Cream
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

500ml – $6
Pistachio Ice Cream
Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 liter $11 – 500ml $6
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Strawberry Ice Cream

Vegan option
500ML – $7
Vanilla vegan ice cream with cashews

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location

Available 7 days a week, Across Cuenca

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

This Week at La Guarida

Third week of January at La Guarida. Remember that we serve breakfast from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

January 18th (Tuesday, 6:30 PM): “In the Heat of the Night”
We pay tribute to the life and work of Sidney Poitier who recently passed away. Come check out this masterpiece of a film and watch a classic American film with one of the best American actors of all time.

January 19th (Wednesday, 6:30 PM): The Tragedy of Macbeth.
Joel Coen as a director, Francis McDormand as Lady Macbeth and Denzel Washington as Macbeth. No need to say much more.

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The Free & Fun Language Exchange on Zoom – All Levels Welcome

Join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment. After years of meeting in person, we are now continuing with Zoom.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.

To facilitate conversation, we often have fun with tongue twisters, riddles, slang, crossword puzzles, etc. Or, we just simply converse on various subjects. Anything to practice speaking.

The Zoom meeting starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. every Monday, and we end at 7 PM.

No need to confirm your attendance; just show up and enjoy . . . and learn!

ZOOM meeting link: https://utpl.zoom.us/my/effective

No password or meeting ID required.

See you there,

January 17th, from 6 to 7 PM, Free, 100 Zoom y 101 Zoom, Cuenca.

Bruce Peterson: 099 109 4835

Chef Rosemary, catering and delivery homemade food services

For fresh breads, cakes and pizzas please visit our website http://www.artesanafamilybakery.com.

Special dish this week: Spicy leek, mushrooms and white beans stew. 2 portions $8.
Special gluten free: * Almond bread $8.50. * Coconut bread $6. * Coconut cookies sugar free $2.50 ( package of 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* Venezuelan Tequeños made with sweet corn filled with mozzarella cheese (similar to mozzarella fingers) Q. 15, baked or fried $8.

Specials:
* Quinoa salad with veggies and chicken or shrimp accompanied with baked plantain , 2 portions $8.
* 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: * Jar of White sauce with mushrooms, garlic and parsley $4. With chicken $5.
* Jar of Red sauce with meat or chicken 430gr $5.
* Jar of Marinara sauce with mushrooms and black olive $4.5. Plain Marinara sauce $3.50. Chicken Marinara sauce $4.50.

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 $4. * 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.
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:
* Apple pie $10.* 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.

All requests are made-to-order. Please call or email at least 2 days ahead so we have time to shop and make your food fresh.

Every day, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Miguel de Santiago

Rosemary Luna: rosemarychef1@gmail.com 099 879 2985

Chan Chan Cheese this week…

Good day to all of you out there. This week we are offering two of our most popular and favorite cheeses, our Traditional Cheddar and Creamy Baby Swiss. Come to Dos Sucres Tuesday morning from 8:30-10 AM for great dairy, great produce and great bread. All your favorites in one stop. In addition to some tasty cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh milk, cream, chocolate milk and drinkable blackberry yogurt available in 1 liter bottles.

If you’re not able to make it to Dos Sucres, email and have your order dropped off at the Smokehouse in San Sebastian Square, Tienda Nectar or arrange for home delivery.

http://www.haciendachanchan.com

Tuesday, Jan.18th from 8:30-10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56 (8:30-10 AM), Smokehouse (pick-up Tuesday after 10:30 AM), Tienda Nectar (pick-up after 11 AM) Sunrise Cafe (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM on Tuesday)

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Ali Kitchen

So far, so good. I got my foot back in the door. Let us see if I can get my whole leg in the door this week.

Treat your taste buds to something really good.

Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
spinach stuffed sambousak with sumac 0.75cent each
So, place your orders for Wednesday, Jan12th to be ready for pick up at noon at the smokehouse on Coronel Talbot 8/66 across from San Sebastian Parque

Jan19th noontime
Coronel Talbot 8/6

Mariscal Sucre 15/140

Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210

Pig & Cow

Greetings to all BBQ and deli lovers. Surely you have heard of us (Pig & Cow). Our style and passion for what we do artisanally for you, the succulent and famous Pastrami Sandwich or our magnificent pulled pork sandwich that you love so much! We want to inform you that we are working only with home delivery service, there is more!
We have expanded our hours and menu to provide you with a better service in these difficult times.
Starting January 18th, we will have fabulous breakfasts, promotions, specials and much more.

January 18th, From 8 AM to 9 PM, home delivery service only

Cesar Quintero: +593 96 297 2352 ; +593 96 095 3106

A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, every day breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Incredible Pies by Pedro

My friend Pedro is a professional chef from Venezuela and is now offering the most amazing pies; lemon meringue, pecan 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

Monday to Sunday, Fray Luis de Leon Y Jose Zorrilla

Philip Hall: 096 089 2671

Delivery: sesame bagels, real sourdough, Southern biscuits, and more

Hi Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current product list:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7. 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

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You are invited ~ come as you are

You are invited to join us this Sunday as we continue to find Jesus in the stories of the Old Testament. We have room for you and your family. Your children will love our children’s program.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.

At Trinity 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.

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Evening Prayer in English

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

In-person worship has resumed at 4 PM each Sunday, with COVID-19 protocol being followed. Masks and vaccination cards are required.

Address: Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina

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Keep calm…and meditate with Shambhala from home

When your interior is calm, adversity is just part of the landscape. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter. However, it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

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In-person voter registration today

Overseas voters need to register to vote every year and 2022 could not be more important. So, join us for International Voter Registration Day on Saturday, January 15th. You can register online at http://www.votefromabroad.org or if you are in Cuenca and have questions or need assistance, join us for in-person, masked, and outdoor registration at Parlare Cafe from 10:30 AM – 1 PM. That’s one block from Batan Mall.

Parlare Cafe is on Calle del Batán, near cross street Española. One block east of Batán Shopping Mall. (Calle del Batán is parallel to Av. Remigio Crespo.) We will have blue balloons out front.

Voter registration is non-partisan by law. For more information check our Facebook page at Democrats Abroad Ecuador.

Saturday, January 15th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, Free, Parlare Cafe, Calle del Batan y Espanola (1 block east of Batan Shopping), Cuenca.

Democrats Abroad Ecuador: info-ecuador@democratsabroad.org

Change your thinking, change your life

From Phineas Quimby through Emma Curtis Hopkins and Ernest Holmes, New Thought provides the tools to make your life better.

We are starting a study group in Cuenca based on teachings from the Centers for Spiritual Living. We meet Sunday mornings at 11 AM near Fernando de Aragòn y Primero de Mayo. Text to the WhatsApp number below for the address.

Every seeker is welcome.

Sundays at 11 AM., No charge, Fernando de Aragòn y Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Ruth Bennett: 097 391 7611

Paco’s Blues at Common Grounds tonight

Paco’s Blues is starting off 2022 at Common Grounds on Saturday, January 15th.

Come out and join us for a great night of music, dancing, great food and drinks, and good times.

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

$5 cover (luckily some things don’t change).

Looking forward to seeing you in 2022.

Saturday January 15th from 7 PM till later on, $5. Common Grounds Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues: pacosbluesband@gmail.com

A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, Sunday’s breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

7 Bakery Coffee

Home delivery service from 8 AM to 6 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Mobile: 098 862 7147

Donuts (minimum order 6 units):

Filled donuts
Boston Cream $1
Choco-Nutella $1
Choco- Passion fruit $1
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1
Vanilla Strawberry $1
Choco-Strawberry $1
Vanilla Blackberry $1
Choco-Blackberry $1
Creme Brulee $1
Lemon Pie Donut $1
Tres Leches Donut $1

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Ali Kitchen

So far, so good. I got my foot back in the door. Let us see if I can get my whole leg in the door this week.

Treat your taste buds to something really good.

Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
staffed sambusak wih spinach especially for vegans 0.75cent each
So, place your orders for Wednesday, Jan12th to be ready for pick up at noon at the smokehouse on Coronel Talbot 8/66 across from San Sebastian Parque

Jan 19th, noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210

Taco Heaven

Life seems a bit crazy but at La Guarida we fight that off with delicious food, flavors and this month tequila. We have distanced our tables enough to feel near. We love what we do and love cooking for you. For that very reason, we have created our simplest menu yet.

This Saturday from 5 to 9 PM you’ll get:
Chicken, Beef, Pork, Veggie and Fried Fish Taco.

Tamarind, Passion Fruit or Lime Michelada or Margarita.

No reservations required.
We have 2 separate floors for social distancing. We care for ALL of you.
Tel. 099 806 8071

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 15th, from 5 to 9 PM, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Moving Sale- everything must go

Monday – 17th of January – moving sale:
Entire contents of home.
Priced to sell fast!

We will be taking only four people per hour. So please contact Vanessa Anderson at 099 626 4481 to reserve your time spot. If you can’t make your time, we’ll need to wait till another time and day. In order to keep the house from overcrowding.

Link to view big items: (copy and paste link in your browser) https://docs.google.com/document/d/101SSzyoR7zS2IK9jgBVOTBx7LKmRb_sVG7yikMtpd1s/edit

But there are many more items than what’s listed. Many small items (clothes, kitchen stuff, and more)

Payment via PayPal or Zelle transfer if at all possible is much appreciated. But cash as well if need be.

Monday January 17th All Day, Ucubamba/Machangara Area, Cuenca.

Vanessa Anderson: 099 626 4481

Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones next Wednesday

Please note the change of venue for the Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon) next week on Wednesday.

We produce everything we sell on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. Our wide variety of products, including fruits and vegetables, milk products, eggs, chicken, beef and pork, provide everything you need to give your family fresh, healthy, delicious meals.

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Butter, Fresh Blueberries and organic products

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6


1 lb organic raw butter $3

1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50

400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4

500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
1 liter Raw Pure Honey $15

0.5lb Bee Pollen $7

1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $15: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver.

Catalogue:
https://wa.me/c/593981460912

Visit us:
https://qorighee.negocio.site/

Follow us:
https://www.instagram.com/qorighee/

Google Maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/DnN715SSQWE5EJtu8

WhatsApp (only WhatsApp):
098 146 0912

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Instagram Qorighee

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

Kinti Wasi is an organic farm located in Cantón Suscal in the province of Cañar. We grow the best varieties of vegetables and fruits:

We deliver in Cuenca every Wednesday. Harvested directly from the farm to your house. If you would like to order please email us until Tuesday night: kintiwasi.ec@gmail.com or send us a WhatsApp. 098 736 8822.

January 14, 2022, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Paco’s Blues at Common Grounds, Saturday. Come out and dance

Paco’s Blues is starting off 2022 at Common Grounds on Saturday, January 15th.

Come out and join us for a great night of music, dancing, great food and drinks, and good times!

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

$5 cover (luckily some things don’t change).

Looking forward to seeing you in 2022!

Saturday, January 15th from 7 PM till later on, $5, Common Grounds Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues: pacosbluesband@gmail.com

Questions about living in Cuenca? Free Information Fair

Whether you arrived last week, or have been here a while, many expats still have questions about, and need information on living in Cuenca.

This Information Fair is designed just for you. An Open House –Questions Answered about Expat Living in Cuenca– at one time in one place and in English. What could be easier or more convenient? Experts include:

Area Businesses Name

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A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinners including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only).

Also, Sunday’s breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa, only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre & Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist asks what you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

January 15th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

Cancelled! Banana Rock at Fractal, Friday, January 14

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Banana Rock event for Friday, January 14 has been cancelled. We hope to see you at a future event.

Friday, January 14, Fractal, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: LuzVitale@gmail.com

Looking to hike Pachamama

I joined a group to hike Pachamama last year, and I’m hoping to re-visit the mountain while I’m in town (leaving 1/21/22). Any suggestions on how best to do that? Is it possible to just take a taxi to Deleg and go from there? If anyone wants to join my friend and I for a hike, let me know. Thank you.

January 12-21, Cuenca

Hans R: hanscooks@me.com

Double D’s menu for the week of January 17

Continuing to keep it on the lighter side, we’re making a salad that can be enjoyed either cold or warm. The pasta casserole is topped with a marinara sauce helping keep it light, too. The sweet is a baked custard pie bar loaded with toasted coconut. As a reminder, all of our food is fully cooked then chilled so you can reheat it to enjoy right away or freeze it for later.

Beef and Mushroom Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (2-3 servings)
Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Baked Coconut Custard Pie Bar: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, January 18. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, January 20 or 21 between 10 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered since we started our casseroles, soups, and salads in March 2020. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés)

Double Ds Delights: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Pei’s traditional Chinese food (home delivery from Tuesday to Sunday)

Hi Friends and customer in Cuenca. I am Pei. I sell Chinese food since 2019. At beginning I just made dumplings. But right now I add a lot of dish. If you want to try and need more information just let me know. Thank you all.

January 13th, from 9 AM to 9 PM, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: zhaopei306@gmail.com 099 253 6116

La Mia, only at home this week

In view of the rising Covid issues and cases we have decided not to go to Cuenca Consignments this week. In fact, Cuenca Consignments will be closed the rest of this week. Our products can still be obtained by email ccarf0050@gmail.com, phone 099 128 0415, or in person here at our house. If you would like to arrange a free, private tasting just call me in advance and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Thursday and Friday 1 -13 and 1-14, Urb Casa Vieja #10

Craig Carothers:

Yunguilla Valley Bike Tour

Runa Way Adventours invite you to a new mountain bike experience through the best natural scenery of southern Ecuador.

Our adventure begins in “Portete de Tarqui” (2765 msnm.), a historical site where “The Battle of Tarqui” was after the invasion of the Peruvian army in 1829.

Following dirt roads without traffic, we will arrive at the emblematic “Girón” town, which has a great variety of climatic floors and cultural manifestations. We continue our trip to the south of “Azuay Province”, and cycle towards the warm “Yunguilla Valley” (1349msnm), a charming area full of fruit trees, cane fields and amazing panoramic views of Jubones Desert.

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Saturday, Jan. 15th Mariangel Mundaray Quartet at the Jazz Society Café

Cool jazz, delicious food, intimate atmosphere! 7 — 10 PM
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Reviews:

“Mariangel sings like an angel. It’s a rare pleasure to hear a young singer with a full range voice. Her interpretation of “My Funny Valentine” was extraordinary.”
“Wonderful live Jazz! Not what I would expect here. The food and service were great. Pleasant neighborhood. Highly recommended.” —Robert Durrette

Last show till April — Martin Navarro Quartet + Jan Wallace

Last Jazz Show of ours till April (due to travel)
Martin Navarro Quartet with Jan Wallace at Jazz Society Cafe,
Wed., January 19, 7 PM

We hope you can join us for some great jazz standards and what we call “Jazz-Pop”… some popular favorites, “jazzified.” Even if jazz isn’t “your thing,” we think we have prepared a show you will enjoy. Jan Wallace on Vocals with a great band behind her:

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A friendly reminder from Don Colon

We have twin lobster tail complete dinner including potatoes and veggies with a complimentary glass of wine for only $16.95 (reservations only). Also, Sunday’s breakfast from the regular menu and a special Huevos Rancheros or Don Colon’s famous omelet that includes a free Mimosa only $4. Come and join us.

Every day, $16.95, Sucre & Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Mosaics and Music at idiomART!

To finish out the month of January, we have two more exciting events that you won’t want to miss.

First, we have a mosaics workshop with incredible local artists, Edgar and Cristina! In this workshop you will learn how to create fun mosaic designs on planters. You will learn how to use ceramic cutting tools, mosaic composition, and grouting. Your garden, patio, or home will be alive with vibrant colors and patterns!

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Spanish Language Reading Group

Spanish Language Reading Group Starting at the Carolina Bookstore.

Starting Tuesday, January 25 at 11:30 AM, a Spanish language reading group will commence reading “Portrait of a Nation”, by Osvaldo Hurtado. Originally published in Spanish as “Las Costumbres de los Ecuatorianos.” The purpose of the group is to practice Spanish reading comprehension and pronunciation, and learn about the history and culture of Ecuador.

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Macrame Workshop at La Yunta

Introducing a variety of basic techniques of Macrame

Tuesday, Feb 1 to Thursday, Feb 3

From 9 to 12

Limited spaces

$70 including all the material for 3 projects, coffee break and fun

For more info contact Sole.

Tuesday, Feb 1 until Thursday, Feb 3, $70, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Sole Riquetti: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551

Danza terapia at La Yunta

We all need to dance, relax and enjoy life.

Covid is been here too long.

Lets use La Yunta car park and garden to dance.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM

Starting January 25

$5 per class

Book your space by calling or emailing Sole

Every Tuesday and Thursday, $5, Ave 1 de mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Sole Riquetti: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551

Looking for a spiritual home? Try New Thought

We are starting a Spiritual Study Group based on the writings of Dr. Ernest Holmes. We are meeting Sunday mornings at 11 AM near Fernando de Aragon y Primero de Mayo.

If you are interested in Religious Science, Unity or Divine Science, please join us.

Please WhatsApp text for specific address.

Sundays from 11 AM to Noon, free, Fernando de Aragon y Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Ruth Bennett: 098 391 7611

Covid strikes again. We are ready. Last minute change.

Unfortunately, two members of Trio La Comarca have tested positive to Covid. We will not host them tomorrow and have rescheduled our first concert of the year with

Music of Ecuador
with Suco Abril.

Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Admission: $6
(The full amount of your admission goes directly to the musicians).

About:

Suco Abril is an iconic singer and guitar player from Cuenca. His voice rips through the space with a heavy sentiment necessary for interpreting pasillos (Ecuador’s most well known genre). He is a showman who delights himself at every moment making his whole performance contagious, energetic and simply marvelous for his audience. Don’t miss this incredible performer.

Make your reservations now by calling 099 806 8071.
We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 13th, from 7:30 to 9:45 PM, $6, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com

Gran Roca, Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market at Tienda Nectar today

The Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market will be at Tienda Nectar this week on Wednesday. We produce everything we sell on our sustainable permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley, about an hour southwest of Cuenca. Our wide variety of products, including fruits and vegetables, milk products, eggs, chicken, beef and pork, provide everything you need to give your family fresh, healthy, delicious meals.

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Delivery: real sourdough, bagels, and authentic Southern biscuits

Hi Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current product list:

Frozen:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7. 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

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Lobo Café suggestions this week

Gazpacho of cucumber with fresh prawns
Seabass with raratouille and bell pepper/apple sauce
Sabayon with vanilla ice cream and strawberries

Regards,
Nick

10 Jan, Federico Malo 1-147 y Tadeo Torres

Nick: verhasseltnick@outlook.be 098 469 5512

King Smokehouse has a sweet deal for you!

Wow! King Smokehouse is bulging at the seams. So many, many delicious goodies in every nook and cranny just waiting for you. To celebrate the New Year Felix is offering his amazing mixes at the end of last year’s prices: 3 for $10. What a sweet deal that is. He also has Cuenca’s best pork chops and, of course, melty cheese. Don’t forget his signature smoked items: bacon, sausage, bits and more. This is the week to get over to King Smokehouse and stock up for the new year. So convenient. Across from Parque San Sebastián on Coronel Talbot. 096 904 7724. As always, delivery over $25 is gratis. The Tienda Gourmet – your one stop delicious shop.

Daily from 9 AM until 5 PM (Sat. 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: felixkingsmokehouse@gmail.com 096 904 7724

Local Masons meet for breakfast on Thursday

Cuenca Wayfarers Lodge #69, the only lodge in Ecuador working in English and the North American rite, holds its monthly social breakfast at Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 entre Juan Jaramillo y Honorato Vazquez, second floor of the Hotel Vieja Mansion this Thursday at 9 AM. All Masons, those interested in Masonry or those who simply would like to meet men who have lived here a number of years are most welcome.

November 11 starting at 9 AM, free, Kolo’s Restaurant, Luis Cordero 5-65 entre Juan Jaramillo y Honorato Vazquez, Cuenca.

Ron Watkins: author@ronaldjwatkins.com

Banana Rock your sox off! At the New Fractal!

The New Fractal, Cuenca’s newest music venue
Gran Colombia 9-41
entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo
Reservas: 098 906 8972

Banana Rock plays a newer, fresher version of Rock and Pop than you’re used to hearing in Cuenca. All dance music all night long.

Michael Jackson
The Weeknd
Dua Lipa
Tom Petty
Bruno Mars
Daft Punk
John Mellencamp
Cyndi Lauper
Journey
Bob Marley
Amy Winehouse
The Beatles
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
The Outfield
Ray Charles
Joe Cocker
and more…

Friday, January 14, 2022, 9 PM, $5, The New Fractal: Gran Colombia 9-41 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: Reservas: 098 906 8972

Bacon, lamb, pork chops shrimp

Of course you know that we have Cuenca’s largest selection of seafood and sausages. But, did you know we also sell wine, honey, pickles, chutney, taco chips, salsa, lamb, pork chops, ginger beer and bread?

This week’s specials are:

* Authentic Polish Keilbasa
* Robalo
* Wahoo
* Rainbow Trout

Our Tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta. Our hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 11AM – 4 PM.

Can’t come to the Tienda? Then shop on our website 24/7.
http://www.cuencasalmon.com We deliver Monday – Saturday.

Wednesday, Jan 12th, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Greek yogurt

I offer natural Geek yogurt.
It has no colorants or sugar
Home delivery
The liter $5

1 day, Cuenca

Tania: taniacor78@hotmail.com 099 909 7666

Jia Ji Chinese Food, new menu

We will be using the new menu starting this Thursday. We’ve added new dishes, (for example: Dry Fried Fish Slices with Chili. Spring rolls. Stir Fried pork with mushrooms. Hot and Sour Potato noodles. You are welcome to try new ones.

We have also adjusted the opening hours: 11 AM – 8:30 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) Closed on Wednesdays

Thursday – Tuesday 11 AM – 8:30 PM, Ordonez Lasso 6-108 y Los Cedros

Jin Jia: jiajin0326@gmail.com 096 139 9316

Paradise Indian restaurant

Paradise is pleased to offer authentic Indian cuisine seven days a week for dine-in, take-out, and delivery service. Vegan, vegetarian, meat, seafood, rice, traditional breads, and dessert dishes are all available, each prepared to order and spiced to your personal preference by a skilled chef who calls India home. Call or come by our pleasant parkside location soon. We look forward to serving you.

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 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Ali Kitchen

So far, so good. I got my foot back in the door. Let us see if I can get my whole leg in the door this week.

Treat your taste buds to something really good.

Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
So, place your orders for Wednesday, Jan 5th to be ready for pick up at noon at the smokehouse on Coronel Talbot 8/66 across from San Sebastian Parque

Jan 12th noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210

Tanta la Madre Masa

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4

• Whole wheat sourdough 900 gr. (oatmeal, wheat germ, linseed.) price: $4

• Rye sourdough 900gr. price: $4

•Barley sourdough Bread 900 gr. price: $4

• Multi grain sourdough bread 900 gr. (contains: walnuts, chia, amaranth, linseed, oats, wheat germ). Price: $6

• Chocolate 700 gr. (made with our dark chocolate) 80% cocoa. $6
(Vegan) $8

• Rye sourdough with caraway seeds sourdough bread 900 gr. Price: $5

Promotions:
*3 breads x $10
Only rye, classic, whole wheat or barley.

We have new flavors for our non-vegan customers and we want to let you know:
every day we bake different breads, baguette, panettone, bagel and more

* Sourdough filled with cream cheese and figs in syrup. 900gr. price: ($8)

* Sourdough 900gr. with (fresh blueberries, organic dark chocolate70% and almons) price: $8
(Vegan) $10

Every day we bake different breads, brioche, baguette, panettone, bagel and more.

We are located at Alfonso Cordero 2-93 y Manuel J Calle at restaurant El Rey del Burrito
Monday thru Saturday
From 1 to 6 PM
WhatsApp: 096 369 7270
Email: tantalamadremasa@gmail.com

January 11, from 1 to 2 PM, Cuenca

Tanta

Chan Chan Dairy Products; Dos Sucres this morning

Good morning to all of you. This morning come on down to Dos Sucres for all of your dairy needs, fresh veggies and tasty bread and cakes. Everything you need in one stop.

Cheeses this week include Creamy Alpine, Traditional Cheddar and Pepper Jack. A variety of choices for a tasty week. Also available: cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, fresh milk, cream and drinkable blackberry yogurt.

Hope to see you there.

Jan.11th, from 8:30 -10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Learn to make Duda baskets

Day: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Includes:

Transportation
Lunch
One basket.

– The workshop will be dictated by a native of Huizhil.
– This workshop will be given in a beautiful house in the Huizhil sector, 15 minutes from Cuenca, has the appropriate logistics. With reference to the food open two vegetarian options and a menu offered by the chef.
– Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM
– Meeting point : Church of San Sebastián.
– Cost: $40 per person
– Information: 096 909 0101
Ing in tourism María Dolores Saldaña

Day: Thursday, January 13, 2022, $40, Huizhil near Baños, Cuenca.

Angela Salgado

Butoh dance intensive workshop immersed in nature

Butoh dance intensive workshop inmersed in nature

Butoh is an expression of movement that allows each person to get closer to their own being and their own bodily manifestation without having to have prior knowledge of dance. 

About the instructors: 
Susana Reyes – (Quito): 
Emblematic figure of national art with about 5 decades of experience – precursor of butoh in Ecuador. 

Marinés Cardoso – Cuenca 
Butoh dancer, 2008. Phd in Arts and Master in Art Therapy. 

December 16th, from 9h30 to 17h30, 72, El Descanso – Road to Chuquipata., Cuenca.

Moti: motideren@gmail.com 0999240726

Voter registration for 2022 begins

Overseas voters need to register to vote every year and 2022 could not be more important! So much is at stake. So join us for International Voter Registration Day on Saturday, January 15th.

You can register online at http://www.votefromabroad.org or if you are in Cuenca and have questions or need assistance, join us for in-person, masked, and outdoor registration at Parlare Cafe from 10:30 AM – 1 PM. That’s one block from Batan Mall.
Parlare Cafe is on Calle del Batán, near cross street Española. One block east of Batán Shopping Mall. (Calle del Batán is parallel to Av. Remigio Crespo.) We will have blue balloons out front.

For more information see our Facebook page Democrats Abroad Ecuador. By law, voter registration is non-partisan.

Saturday, January 15th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM, Free, Parlare Cafe, Calle del Batan y Espanola (1 block east of Batan Shopping), Cuenca.

Democrats Abroad Ecuador: info-ecuador@democratsabroad.org

Horse Trekking Ecuador has horse ride this Saturday, Jan 15

Horse Trekking Ecuador invites you to travel above and outside the city of Cuenca on horseback to some of most outstanding views of all the surrounding area. With only a 25 min ride from the city by transport, you will meet your mount. Our lovely facilities have waiting rooms if weather is bad, bathrooms (always a necessity) and a safe place to leave your personal belongings.

We offer many opportunities for walk, trot, and gallop so you can experience horse trekking through the valleys and mountains with the wind in your face and the feelings of abandonment!

Our horses are of excellent conditioning and breeding for this type of work. They are sure footed and are dependable whether climbing the mountain or traversing the valleys.

All length rides are available. Tours are scheduled according to riding ability. Some rides are more adventuresome and require prior riding ability. Please alert us to your level when you book.

Local rides:
Transportation to/from Cuenca and lunch included
• 2 hours – $40 pp
Horses matched to your ability
Canelazo for your enjoyment!

Sat, Jan 15. 9:30 AM, $40, Cuenca.

Kimberly Curls: curlskim@hotmail.com

First concert of the year

For our first concert of the year, we are incredibly proud to present:

Trio La Comarca
in an exclusive dinner-concert

Thursday, January 13th 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. ‘La Comarca,’ is an energetic musical experience where undoubtedly can’t help to tap your feet to their rhythms and you are assured a great, fantastic, truly marvelous evening.

Getting to La Guarida is simple. Just jump on the tranvia and get off La Cuadra Station. Don’t miss out this incredible film with an equally amazing dinner.

January 13th, from 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071
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