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6-month rental – riverside apartment with everything included

This spacious and beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is available for 6 months, starting immediately. It is located in a small building of only 6 apartments. The apartment has great views from the very large windows directly towards the Tomebamba and its linear parks. The open design of the apartment has a comfortable, cozy energy that’s great for having guests and relaxing, all the while listening to the sound of the river and enjoying the scent of the eucalyptus trees.

The apartment has elegant, high-quality finish work such as granite counter tops, Shalian Rolling curtains, light fixtures, quality paint and more. The very large bedroom comes with built-in wood closets. The apartment is fully furnished comes will all basic services, high-speed internet and amazon fire TV with Kodi installed. There is a built-in gas oven, large 5-burner cook top, as well as a full-size refrigerator. There is a large fully equipped laundry room with washer and dryer ready-to-go. Inside the building there is only one flight of stairs to reach the apartment.

The apartment is located just 3 blocks from Las Americas, where you can find the SuperMaxi, shopping centers, restaurants, banks and more. El Centro is only a short distance farther, or

Name: Isaac J May
Phone: 0999730658

Day Trip To Ingapirca

Event date: May. Thursday 25

Take a walk through the famous Ingapirca Ruins a mix of the Cañari and Inca architecture. At 9 am we will drive from Cuenca to the small town of Biblian. In this town, we will visit the very striking church of the Virgen del Rocio. Afterward, we will arrive at the ruins of Ingapirca. You will get to walk in this historical place and enjoy the amazing landscapes as you learn the history behind the place. Before heading back to Cuenca you will stop to eat a tasty lunch near the place. You will be back around 4:30. For more information please visit our website or come by our office.

Name: Arutam Ecotours

Vilcabamba Organic Coffee and Honey and Wines of Portugal

Join us tomorrow at Bayou Caffee, 2:00 pm to 4:pm for an exceptional vendors market. We will have our French and Medium Roast Coffee, whole bean and ground for sale as well as our Organic, High Mountain, Wild Flower Honey and our wines from Portugal available for sale. Purchase 1 organic honey or one of our wines and receive a discount on your coffee purchase. Don’t forget to ask us about our “farm to US door”, rose offering. 100 natural roses delivered to your loved ones in the US for $105.95.

Name: Hugh and Rosalba
Phone: 0995375396

Paiche Tasting

Event date: May. Monday 22

Tomorrow, Chef Sabastian of Bayou Cafe will be preparing samples of Paiche. Come taste the delicious Amazonian White Fish that tastes like Swordfish but without the Mercury.

Bayou Cafe : Los Fresnos y Arirumba May 22nd 2:00 – 3:30 pm

I will be at Sunrise Cafe Tuesday May 23rd from 11:00 – 1:30 pm selling Paiche, Salmon, Rainbow Trout Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238

La Tartine’s Homemade Quiche & Soup du Jour Special…2 for $10!

Joel, owner of the popular gourmet food brand ‘Le Gourmet’, has opened La Tartine Outdoor Cafe. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, in a beautiful outdoor patio/garden setting.

This week La Tartine is baking their popular homemade quiches (veggie option available) and serving it with our soup du jour for just $6.50, or 2 for $10!

La Tartine will also be taking orders for their delicious European style baked breads for pickup this Friday. This weeks bread specials include:

European Style Multi-grain (pumpkin seeds, hazelnut, chia seeds, and oats)…$3.00/loaf
European French Baguette …$1.50/loaf
Provence French Onion Bread…$3.00/loaf
Traditional English Muffins…$1.50/6 muffins
Large Homemade Quiches…$18.00 (serves 8 people)

Please email or call 099-145-5770 with your order by this Thursday at noon, for pickup this Friday starting at 10am. Please include your name, phone number, style of bread, and quantity in your order request.

La Tartine is located outside La Cilindrada restaurant, at Roberto Crespo 3-47 ( Roberto Crespo and Louis Moreno Mora-next to the Honda Motorcycle dealer).

Hope to see you this week!

Name: La Tartine

Samosa Fest at Artesans’ Bazaar

Event date: May. Saturday 27

An Indian Affair will be at The Vegetable Bar on Saturday, May 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This time, we will have Vegetable Samosas (see attached – an Indian version of an empanada) with a Tamarind Chutney and a Cilantro Chutney – as always, samples are free.

Each samosa costs $1.00 and will include both types of chutneys. For those who pre-ordered, please collect your order between 9 and 12:30 that day. Many vendors with specialty offerings will be there with their samples as well.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but please note that for the week of May 22, usually for delivery on Sunday, May 28, there will be no menu posted as we will be catering a private party and unable to deliver on May 28. We will post a new menu on May 29 for delivery on June 4. Have a great week, see you next Saturday at The Vegetable Bar’s Artesans’ Bazaar!

Name: Anha Purna
Phone: 095-899-5126

The Vegetable Bar has new hours and new EVERY DAY specials!

The Vegetable has heard you loud and clear and we are no going to offer your favorite Specials EVERY DAY.

Starting today, you can get these Specials every day for either lunch or dinner:

* Mushroom Stuffed Chicken with Buttered Noodles

* Pan-Seared Salmon with Kale and Apple Salad and Sweet Potato Puree

* Himalayan Salt Block Shrimp Tacos with Curried Mango Salsa

* The Vegetable Bar’s own Chicken Pot Pie in a Clay Pot Now, instead of visiting us one night a week, you can come EVERY day and night.

We are also changing our hours. We will now be open from 8:30AM to 7:30PM Monday-Saturday and from 9:00AM to 5:00PM on Sundays. Come in and see us soon, we’ll be looking forward to having you join us!

We are located at 3 de Noviembre and Jacaranda (one block before Hotel Oro Verde). Type “The Vegetable Bar ” into Google Maps and you will find us!

Name: Michael
Phone: 0989 358 169

Rental/ Investment Condo for Sale

Hi there;
Current circumstances dictate that I sell my Cuenca investment condo at this time. The unit is located in the prestigious Quatro Rios building located at the corner of Premier de Mayo and Avenida des Americas (about 100 meters from the Tranvia stop.
The unit is 3 bedrooms, 2and a half baths and is fully kitted out as a come as you are rental (bring your cloths and tooth brush)It is currently very well managed by Rentals Cuenca who have kept it occupied and maintained for me for the last 5 years (since new) Short term rentals are$ 890.00 per month (net net $500.00 per month). Long term rentals of 6 months or more are $790.00 (net net $400.00 per month).
Building fees are approximately $115 per month and include gas and water. Internet and cable TV are installed. The unit is equipped with very good quality appliances (Oven and gas stove top, a big stainless Samsung fridge, dish washer, Cloths washer and dryer that are General Electric). Furniture is very good quality as well and in good condition. The building has 24/7 manned reception and the unit includes parking space.
Requirements for purchase are a deposit (TBD) and the ability to pay the entire price via wire transfers to Canada.
Lets do business.

Name: Richard Brown
Phone: 0999787260
Email: – We Deliver Food for Comfort or to Flip Your Switch !

Just log in or register at by midnight today, Monday, and we will be at your door Friday with your goodies. More than 100 items from which to choose – some savory, some sweet, all made with you in mind.

This week we have some new, lotsa faves & some return requests like:
– Soups: New Italian Wedding; Faves are Smmmooooth Cauliflower Parmesan, Creamy Carrot, Hungarian Mushroom, Split Pea
– Salads: Macaroni or Potato Salad straight from the picnics you used to have; Greek with artisan feta and all the right stuff!; coleslaw dressed with our special sassy sauce (and fruit if you want extra-specialness)
– Chicken Meals: New Shrub-inspired Mora Chicken breast w/ vegetable medley & wild rice; return request Greek Kozani (thighs) w/ vegetable medley & pasta; Smoked Paprika Chicken breast w/ savory rice & vegetable medley
– Asians – Sautes, Thai Curries, Peanut Satays
– Cakes: New Carrot Cake (really kicked up a notch) and densely delish chocolate
– Cookie Specials: Chai Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger Kicks, Chocolate Walnut – and so much more you just have to look around!
Just log in at and go for it! And write with questions – always happy to help!

Name: Gina
Phone: 098.716.5474

GRAN ROCA Monday Farm Fresh Weekly Market – Special Tasting 2

Event date: May. Monday 22

The GRAN ROCA Farm Fresh Market will be held on Monday, May 22nd, from 2-4pm at the Bayou Caffee, near Parque El Vergel, take Paucarbamba, left on Los Alisos, left again on Del Arupo.

***Free Tasting 2 this week*** Our host, Chef Sebastian, has announced he is again preparing a special dish combining selected ingredients from market vendors including premium fish, fresh bread and our delicious tomatoes. Come taste the goodness!

The GRAN ROCA Wednesday Farm Fresh Market has been postponed due to weather related crop loss. We will announce when we are able to start again.

This Week’s Fresh Market Produce:

Fruits: Our Special Bananas, Cucumbers, Lemons

Tomatoes: Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Hot Peppers

Brassicas: Curly and Dinosaur Kale

Roots: Beets, Harvest Potatoes, Zanahoria Blanca

Beans: Fresh Green Beans (New Variety)

Greens: Lettuce, Bok Choy

Fresh Herbs: including Real Peppermint, Green Onions, Garlic Chives, Basil, Cilantro, Lemongrass

We appreciate your patience during this challenging weather period. Please email us if you are looking for a quantity of an item or if you would like something not listed above. For example, we have a large variety of herbs we bring only upon request.

Name: Rob Gray

Large Men’s Clothing at 50% off

Esperanza Thrift Shop is featuring large men’s clothing at 50% off this week. We have a nice selection of coats (including leather), shirts, jeans and pants.
All women’s clothes sizes 14 and up on sale.
All shoes 50% off.

Tarqui 11-36

Name: Gerry
Phone: 096 896 2015

Need some things from the US?

Hi…I have a health problem with which need some special nutritional supps from the US. If anyone could help me get these back to Cuenca I’d greatly appreciate.
I’d be willing to pay you a little something for the help.
thank you

Name: michelle
Phone: 099 868 0868

Experience High Tea Party Cuenca Style – Get-together Social

Event date: Jun. Tuesday 06

Come enjoy traditional afternoon tea that is not so traditional. Cuenca styled tea and social time in the warmly dim hideaway room of Cuenca’s quaintest El Centro Tea House. Socialize, get-together and chat

Join us at Telicoso Tea House from Tue June 6 from 3-5pm. Calle Larga 5-36 y Mariano Cueva.
This High Tea party offers you a beautiful high tea setting that features two Ecuadorian hot teas:
1. Cacao Tea –you will delight in this rich, chocolatey tea.
2. Guayusa Tea – Amazonian tea direct from the jungle, with a hint of pineapple and hibiscus. Used by the indigenous for energy for the hunt and for fertility. A bright afternoon pick up, with more power than just plain black tea.

Along with tea, enjoy a tray, which includes:
• 2 pastries – honey and German cakes
• 2 types of sandwich – finger sandwich with cream cheese, ham and a cucumber and cream cheese panini
• Telicoso’s homemade liqueur sampling

As an optional decadent treat, Telicoso will offer you (price not included) homemade Black tea blends with cinnamon and clove, strawberry / pineapple orange and goldenberry / and blackberry, strawberry, hibiscus and flowers.
Come relax with us for just $12.50.

Reserve with me at

Name: michelle
Phone: 099 868 0868

Death by Cacao – A Chocholic’s Feast, June 15

Event date: Jun. Thursday 15

The last Chocolate Event was soooo successful. We’re doing it again. This time with the finest restaurant in town. Cuisine created by an actual chocolate master at El Mercado.
Gastronomic Event’s Chocolate Dinner Festival.

Delight all four senses with El Mercado’s Ecuadorian masterful courses – designed completely with cacao – a dinner to die for. All this plus, Chocolate Profiling. Experience the sweet ’n sultriness of premium chocolate grown by the World’s original purveyors of chocolate. Forget the diet—This is your Multi-Course Chocoholic’s Adventure.

Aperitif: Solbeso (cocoa spirit) spicy margarita

Tasting Menu
Spring Radishes, Butter, Cacao Nibs
Cocoa Butter poached Prawns, Arugula Pesto, Pumpkin Pepitas
85% Cold Chocolate Soup, Grilled Avocado, Watercress, Smoked Almonds
Chocolate Crusted Veal Piccata, Corn Beer, Root Vegetable Terrine
Confit Tangerine, Hot Pepper Ice Cream, White Chocolate and Mint
Chocolate Espresso

Plus, Chocolate Profiling. All this just $42/person for the Taste of Ecuador
A chocolate festival menu to die for.

Contact me for an event like this for your own group.
Thursday, June 15, 6-8:30 PM, El Mercado Restaurant-Calle Larga 8-27 y Luis Cordero
Michelle: 099 868 086

Name: michelle
Phone: 099 868 0868

Friends of Casa Maria Amor – Reminder!!

Event date: May. Tuesday 23

As government funding has been cut, Casa Maria Amor can no longer supply personal care items for the women at the shelter..
To assist them, we are having an event – Cupcakes and Coffee Clatch on Tuesday, May 23rd from 3:00 to 5:00. The event will be held at Mujeres con Exito located at Baldezara de Calderon 2-26 and Miguel Velez (two blocks west of Parque San Sebastian)
Donation: one or two items from the list below.
Azuay Community Theater will present a sneak preview of their upcoming show, FLASH! The HOT Musical! And, Scarlett Braden will read a personal chapter from her book, Friends in Foreign Places.

We will have a mini raffle – prizes: Brighton Heart Carryon, necklace, adult coloring book. Music provided by BIll Keyes. Event underwritten by Cuenca Consignments

And, of course, our delicious CUPCAKES and Coffee will be served. (Sangria to purchase)
Please join us and help these women who are struggling to get their lives back together…
Please R.S.V.P. to as space is limited.

Personal Care Items needed by
Women at Casa Maria Amor

Toothbrushes adults
Toothbrushes children
deodorant (50ml)
Liquid hand soap (if possible biodegradable)
Soap for hands a

Name: Susan McBride
Phone: 0979731905

Furniture and More – Must Go! Make an Offer!

Still have a few things left – must sell – make an offer!
Solid wood dining table 38.5″ x 63″ with 6 upholstered chairs – 8 mos. old $350
Samsung Washer, Wobble Technology, 33 lb. capacity $400
Textured Carpet 5’4″ x 7’6″, beige and brown $150
4 Piece Wicker Settee Set with upholstered cushions and glass top table $275
3 Propane Tanks (white) $45 each
Bathroom Mirror with light and shelves 23.5″ x 31.5″ $25
Round Mirror 23.5″ $10
Desk/Work Table 24″ x 48″ $30
Desk with pullout tray 36″ x 22″ $40
28″ TCL Television $200 TV stand/shelf $30
Adjustable Shoe Rack $15
Plastic Storage Boxes $8
Singer Prelude Sewing Machine$100
Curtains – asst.
Canon MG2410 Printer – new cartridges – $75
Asst. Plastic shelves $5 and other small bits.
Will send pictures on request.

Name: Christine Bell
Phone: 0984206147

Moving Sale

For Sale:
Two backpacks that have never been used. One Swissgear and one is CP $25
HP 101 Printer, copier, scanner $35
Intermediate dog kennel for doge to 35# $50
Terrace plants Free
All at Edificio Capricornio #107 on Primero de Mayo

Name: Michael Wayne Killman
Phone: 099-1952799

Need a long bed pick up truck?

Selling a 2012 Nissan Frontier long bed truck perfect for transporting whatever you need from the city to the farm or for cruising around town. This is a single cabin truck with; 4X2 manual transmission, 2.4 liter motor, A/C, manual windows, power steering, am/fm radio and just 34,000 miles (55,000 km).

Price: $16,000 negotiable.

Jimmy: 0986936483

Name: Jimmy
Phone: 0986936483

Helping Expats Group Visa Facilitators

Helping Expats Group is a well organized team of professionals in terms of:
– Residency Visas
– Extension Visas
– Translations
– Visa transfer
– Ecuadorian Driver License
– FBI report and Criminal Background Checks
– Apostille and Legalizations
– SENESCYT registration for professional visas
– Legal office

Our office is located on Luis Cordero 7-23 and Presidente Cordova
Pumapungo Building, Ground Floor Office A3
Facebook fan page:

Visit our website for more information:

Name: Pablo Espinoza

Spanish Conversation over Lunch

Event date: May. Wednesday 24

Are you looking for a place to improve your Spanish conversation? If so, our group of expat residents and Cuencanos cordially invites you to join us for lunch – or coffee. Spanish Conversation over Lunch members look forward to meeting you. If you are a bit nervous about coming, bring a friend!

We meet every Wednesday in the back part of the Zona Refrescante restaurant which is located on Benigno Malo opposite Payless Shoes about half a block from the New Cathedral (Catedral Inmaculada Concepción).

When: Wednesday, May 24th from 1PM to 3PM.
Where: Benigno Malo 9-55 between Gran Colombia and Simon Bolivar

Name: Roxanne
Phone: 098-384-9355