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Best Dog Park

Parque Paraiso

Address: Huayna-Capac, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Bartender

Cari at Common Grounds

Address: Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca
Email:  commongrounds@outlook.com

Best Barista

Rumi at Nucallacta

Address: Hermano Miguel 562 | between Juan Jaramillo and Honorato Vasquez.
Phone: +593 98 619 0490
Email: rduchice@hotmail.com
website: www.cafenucallacta.com

Best Place of Worship

International Christian Community

Address:  Nicanor Aguilar & Solano Avenue
Phone: 097-919-7042
Email: info@internationalchristiancommunity.org
Website: www.internationalchristiancommunity.org

Best Park

Parque De La Madre

Best Neighborhood

Los Platos

El Centro, near Todo Santos. It is a fantastic location, with close proximity to Parque de la Madre, Parque Calderon, and numerous restaurants with a diverse offering of international cuisine. In fact, within a 1 block radius, we have Columbian, Peruvian, Cuban, Italian, Spanish, and traditional Ecuadorian eateries, we have even heard the neighborhood referred to as the “Los Platos” neighborhood because of the great food diversity.

Susan March

Best Local Hero

Inge Palmer (Happy Dogs in Cuenca)

Email: Happydogsincuenca@gmail.com
Website: www.happydogsincuenca.wordpress.com

Best Local Blog or Blogger

Ecuador George

www.EcuadorGeorge.com
Email: Geoforgues@gmail.com

Best Street Name

Calle Larga

Best View of The City

Turi

Best Car Wash

Auto Clean (Primero de Mayo)

Best Bookstore

Carolina Bookstore

Address: Hermano Miguel 4-46 y Calle Larga
Hours: M-F 9:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 6:00
Website: www.carolinabookscuenca.com

Best Bed & Breakfast

Casa Ordoñez

Address: Mariscal lamar 8-59 y benigno malo, Ecuador
USA: 305 510 4698 - Ec: 07 2823 297
Email: casaordonez@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hotelcasaordonez.com

Best Bank

Cooperative JEP

https://www.coopjep.fin.ec/en/jep/jep-agencies?layout=edit&id=128

Call Center:   (593) 07 4135000
International Phone:  73700930 - 1800 - 537 537

Best Attorney

Dra. Andrea Jaramillo

Address: Cornelio Merchán y José Peralta # 502 - Edificio Acuario
Tell: (07) 410-3918
Email: andreajaramil64@hotmail.com

Best Cleaning Company

Dimplos

Address: Bolívar 17-12 y Miguel Heredia
Phone: 07 2834.387 - 4091.775
Email: info@dimplos.com
Website: http://www.dimplos.com

Best Charity

Ecuador Cares

Address: Alfonso Cordero and Miguel Cordero 3-77
Phone: 095 99 81264
Email: diane@ecuadorcares.comWebsite:  www.EcuadorCares.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecuadorcares

Best Car Rental Company

Cuenca Car Share

David and Juan Carlos
Phone: 098 380 0162
Website: www.cuencacarshare.com

Best Dentist

Dra. Grace Ordonez

Address: Edificio Work Center, Office 210, Miguel Cordero Y Ave. Paucarbamba
Telephone (07) 409 1958
Email: graceord13@hotmail.com

Best Computer Repair

Tony Bishop

Phone: 098 026 5238
Email: info@dernachtwind.net

Best Grocery Store

Supermaxi Las Americas
 Av. de las Américas, Calle del Tejar s/n, Cuenca, Ecuador
072837711 - 072838071 - 072836796

Supermaxi El Vergel
Alfonso Cordero Palacios s/n Esq.
074103574 - 074103580 - 074103576

Supermaxi Miraflores  
Av. Elia Liut, Avenue Gil Ramírez Dávalos s/n
072807952 - 072864314 - 072861811

Supermaxi Don Bosco  
y, Av Don Bosco & Miguel de Cervantes
07 4079 308 - 07 4079 309

Best Furniture Store

La Yunta

Address: Panamericana Sur Km7. Via Cuenca-Tarqui-Loja
Phone: 0989456551
Email: Layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com
Facebook: La Yunta

Open every day from 8:00 to 19:00

Best Eye Doctor

Dr. Rene Cabrera

Office in Sanchez Optical on Florencia Astudillo, two doors off Solano.

Best Event Venue

Teatro Pumapungo

Address: Calle Larga y Huayncapac, esquina
Phone: 07 2 831 521
Email: Pumapungo Theatre
Facebook: Dirección Cultural Cuenca - Museo Pumapungo - MCyP
Website: www.culturaypatrimonio.gob.ec/la-orquesta-sinfonica-de-cuenca-en-el-teatro-pumapungo/

Best Dog Trainer

Alex Flores, Club Canino

Address: Challuabamba or Arrayan y americas - Clinica la Mia Mascota
Phone: 099 069 4342
Facebook: Club Canino Cuenca
Address: adiestramiento1997@hotmail.es

Best Doctor

Dr. Anthony Guillen

Address: Av. Remigio Crespo y Av. Las Americas, Cuenca, corner building, 2nd floor above pharmacy "Las Economicas
Phone: 099 539 8105
Email: dr_aguillen@yahoo.com

Best Hairdresser

Lee's Hair Salon

Address: Av. Fray Vincente Solano 8-51 next to Tutto Matto
Contact information:  096 892 1026
Email: vegmos66@hotmail.com

Best Hardware Store

KyWi

Address: Pumapungo 18-123 y Tahuantinsuyo
Phone: 286 1681 - 286 1680
Email: trodas@kywi.com.ec
Website: http://www.kywi.com.ec/

Best Handyman

Marco Suquisupa

Address: Retorno y Julio Vinueza
Phone: 099 777 6830
Email: marc75@live.com

Best Gym

FuncFit

Address: Alfonso Moreno Mora y Solano, around the corner from Ital Deli, in the Edificio Fragata
Phone: 099 474 4879
Email:  brian@funcfitec.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/funcfitgimnasio

Best Mover (Local)

Vicente Villafuerte

Phone: 098 930 5911 - 098 537 0929
Email: goecuador@hotmail.com

Best Kitchen Supply Store

SUKASA - Cuenca

Centro Comercial Plaza de las Américas. Local 39
Av. De las Américas y Calle Tejar
Teléfonos: (+593) (07) 407-4913 / 407-4914 / 407-4915
Fax: +593 07 283 7611
E-mail: skcuenca@sukasa.com

Best Hotel

Mansion Alcazar

Address: Calle Bolívar 12-55 Y Tarqui 
Phone: 7 282 3918 / 282 3889 /283 7107  
FAX: +593 7 2823-554  
E-MAIL: info@mansionalcazar.com

Best Health Care Facility

Santa Ines

Address: Av. Daniel Córdova T. 2-67 y Agustín Cueva
Phone: 282 7888 - 284 6477
website: http://www.sisantaines.com

Best Mental Health Therapist

Robert Higgins

Email: RHSpeaker@gmail.com

Best Massage Therapist

Cameron Kayce

Phone: 099 987 4417
Email: cameronkayce@gmail.com

Best Mani/Pedi Place

Romy's Nail Salon

Address: Lope de Vega 1-24 y Primero de Mayo
Phone: 07 281 1846
Email: romyscuenca@gmail.com
Website: www.romyscuenca.com 

Best Local Market

Feria Libre

Best Liquor Store

LA TABERNA

- Av del Estadio y Florencia Astudillo.
07 288 3903

- Av. Gran Colombia 22-270 y Unidad Nacional.
07 284 4125

- Manuel J. Calle 1-139 y Av. del Estadio.
07 288 6718

- Av. Remigio Crespo y Miguel Díaz Esq.
07 281 8267

Best Landscaper

Habitat

Best Source Of Health & Nutrition News

Susan Burke March

Phone: 099 712 9013.
Email: susanthedietitian@gmail.com
 

Best Shipping Company (Containers) 2016

C2C Moves
Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre, Cuenca - Ecuador
Ec:   098 944 9150
US: 760-678-5600
Skype: 
c2cMoves
 Email: info@c2cMoves.com
Webiste: www.c2cMoves.com


Joseph & Joe Spotts

Best Plant Nursery

Juana Cueva (Americas & Rd. to Banos)

Best Photographer

Al Bourassa

Phone: 098 195 3658
Email: aljbourassa@gmail.com
Website: saccc05.tripod.com  -  souvenircuenca.blogspot.com

Best Pet Groomer

Caty Carrasco

Phone: 099 846 0990.
Email: cjcarrasco@yahoo.com
 

Best Personal Trainer

Sky Rajewski

Address: Studio, 3rd Floor, 7 -70 Sucre y Cordero.
Email: skyfit@gmail.com

Best Plastic surgeon

Dr. Moses Valdivieso Jose Tamariz

Address: Daniel Córdova Toral 2-78 (front of hospital Santa ones)
Telephone: (07) 2842661  Celular: (593) 099 906 6000
E-mail: dr.josevaldivieso@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.drvaldivieso.com

Best Facilitator

Mónica Gonzaga

Address: Gran Colombia 15-71
Phone: 0983841691 moví 0959877619
Email: Monicagonzaga.facilitator@gmail.com
Facebook: Facilitator Monica Gonzaga

Best Spanish School

Coffee Club Spanish

Address: Casa Asvoria - Plaza Otorongo (Av. 3 de Noviembre y Coronel Talbot)
Phone: 0998062331
Email: info@coffeeclubspanish.com
Facebook: Coffee Club Spanish

We use a method called Comprehensible Input. With this program, the emphasis is on assimilating Spanish in the right side of the brain, where we produce speech, instead of focusing on simply understanding the language with the left side of the brain, which is the more analytical side of the brain. The theory behind the method is that foreign language learners will learn a language more quickly, effectively, and with less stress if they are taught through understandable input, much like a child learns a language, rather than only through grammatical instruction. We do this through incorporating vocabulary and correct usage in the context of interactive and comprehensible activities and stories, instead of learning lists of verb conjugations. All of our teachers are native Spanish speakers, who have been trained in the method, and do a great job at fascilitating a fun, informational, and interactive class experience.

Best Biking Trail

Tomebamba River Path

Best Band

Rubber Biscuit
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rubberbiscuitec
Website: www.RubberBiscuitEC.com

Brian Gary
Website: www.briangary.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrianGaryKeyboards

Best Art Gallery

Galeria Versailles

Address: Hermano Miguel 7-16 y Presidente Cordova
Phone: 0980857884
Email: galeriaversailles@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/galeriaversailles

Galeria Versailles specializes in vintage posters (Art nouveau, travel posters, old movies, old commercials...) and antique prints (engravings and maps about Ecuador and South America)

Best Ecuadorian Tradition

New Year's Eve Burning Of Effigies

Best Day Trip

Ingapirca

Best Concert of the Year

Cuenca International Chorale Christmas Concert

Best Christmas Tradition

Paseo De Los Ninos

Best Charity Event

Hearts Of Gold

Address: Calle Canton Gualaceo, between Calle Santa Isabela and Calle Biblian
Email: info@heartsofgoldfoundation.org

Best Fishing Guide

James Drummondo

Phone: 099 564 7799
Website: www.flyfishingecuador.com
Email: fintasticadventures.ecuador@gmail.com

Best Film Festival

Festival Cine Orquidea

Best Festival

Tres De Noviembre (Cuenca Independence)

Best Family Outing

Parque Paraiso

Ave  Huayna-Capac

Best Historic Building

The New Cathedral

Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Hiking Guide

James Drummondo

Phone: 099 564 7799
Email: fintasticadventures.ecuador@gmail.com

Best Guilty Pleasure

Popacuchu Café

Address: Primero de Mayo y Avenue de las Americas (Edificio Cuatro Rios
Depto. 006)
Phone: 09-89272495
Website: http://www.popacuchu.com

Best Fishing Hole

Laguna Marmamag, El Cajas

Best Picnic Spot

Parque Paraiso

Address: Ave Huayna-Capac

Best Night Out With Friends

Joes' Secret Garden

Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre
Website:    www.joessecretgarden.com
Email: JoesSecretGarden@Gmail.com

Best Music Venue

Jazz Society Café

Address: 5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jarmillo. (upstairs of La Ristorante Pizzeria Italiana La Viña)

Best Museum

Pumapungo

Address: Calle Larga y Huayncapac, esquina
Phone: 07 2 831 521
Email: Museo Pumapungo
Facebook: Direccion Cultural Cuenca - Museo Pumapungo - MC y P
Website: www.museos.gob.ec/redmuseos/index.php/museos/itemnucleares/itempumapungo

www.culturaypatrimonio.gob.ec/museo-pumapungo-en-cuenca-abierto-al-publico-en-este-feriado/

Best Local Artist

Miguel Illescas Cabrera

Address: Calle Larga 1-209 y Miguel Angel Estrella (Una Cuadra Antes Del Banco Central).
Email: miguelillescas@gmail.com
Phone:  099 540 7853 or 099 617 2660

Best Place for People-Watching

Parque Calderon

Best Place for A Romantic Stroll

Tomebamba River Walk

Best Place for a Birthday Party - Tie

- Joes' Secret Garden

Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre
Website:    www.joessecretgarden.com
Email: JoesSecretGarden@Gmail.com

- Tiestos
Address: Juan Jaramillo 4-89 y Mariano Cueva, Juan Jaramillo 4-89, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: +593 7 283 5310

Best Public Art

Tree Sculptures In Parque De La Madre

Best Place to Watch a Film

Millenium Plaza

Avenida Jose Peralta, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Place to Take Out-Of-Town Guests

Turi

D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Place to Catch Some Rays

Parque De La Madre

AV.12 DE ABRIL Y FEDERICO MALO

Best Volunteer Opportunity

Happy Dogs in Cuenca

Email: Happydogsincienca@gmail.com
Website: Www.happydogsincuenca.wordpress.com

Best Swimming Pool

Hosteria Duran, Banos

Av. Ricardo Durán, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Phone: +593 7 289 2485

Best Solo Musician

Rubber Biscuit
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rubberbiscuitec
Website: www.RubberBiscuitEC.com

Brian Gary
Website: www.briangary.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrianGaryKeyboards

Best Public Event

Cuenca Symphony

Address: Calle Larga S/N y Avenida Huayna Cápac
Phone: 07 280 7192

Best Asian

Noe

Address: Padre Julio Mottovelle 2-25 y Federico Proano, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best American Food

Café San Sebas

Address: 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre Plaza de, San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: +593 7-284-3496

Best Almuerza

Don Colon

Address: Next to the New Cathedral at Mariscal Sucre and Benigno Malo.
Phone:  099 827 0703.

Best Burger (local or chain) - Tie

- Inca
Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre.

Phone: 07 285 0470.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Cuenca-Ecuador/Inca-Lounge/121568937860311

- Chill n Grill
Address: Avenida Jose Peralta, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Breakfast

Café San Sebas

Address: 1-94 y Mariscal Sucre Plaza de, San Sebastian, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: +593 7-284-3496

Best Barbecue

Joes' Secret Garden

Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre
Website:    www.joessecretgarden.com
Email: JoesSecretGarden@Gmail.com

Best Bar

Inca

Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre.

Phone: 07 285 0470.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Cuenca-Ecuador/Inca-Lounge/121568937860311

Best Bakery

Maria's Alemania

Calle Hermano Miguel 8 – 13 at Borrero   
Phone: 283 4684 - 09 296 3712 

Best Candy Store

Godika

Address: Gran Colombia 12-57 y Tarqul, Cuenca, Azuay
Phone:  07 284 4320

Best Deli

Ital Deli

Address: Alfonso Moreno Mora, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Cooking Classes

La Warmi

Address: Calle Hermano Miguel, entre Honorato Vázquez y Juan Jaramillo
Phone: 099 884 0979 / 282 3106
Facebook: como La Warmi

Best Colombian Restaurant

Moliendo Cafe

Address: Honorato Vásquez, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: 07 282-8710

Best Coffeehouse

Café Nucallacta

Address: Hermano Miguel 562, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: +593 98 619 0490

Best Cocktails

Anubis

Address: Doce de Octobre y Gonzalo Pizarro, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: 093 979 9754

Best Ecuadorian Food

Raymipampa

Address: Benigno Malo, Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone:+593 7-283-4159

Best Dessert

Popacuchu

Address: Avenida de Las Americas, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone:+593 98 927 2495

Best Gluten-Free Menu

Gluten Free Cuenca

Email: glutenfreecuenca@gmail.com
Website: http://www.glutenfreecuenca.com

Best Frozen Yogurt or ice Cream

Tutto Fredo

Address: Benigno Malo, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Fried Chicken

Joes' Secret Garden

Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre
Website:    www.joessecretgarden.com
Email: JoesSecretGarden@Gmail.com

Best Fine Dning

Tiesto's

Address: Juan Jaramillo 4-89 y Mariano Cueva, Juan Jaramillo 4-89, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone:+593 7-283-5310

Best Italian

Mangiare Bene

Address: Estévez de Toral, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: 07 284 0696

Best International Food

Pedir de Boca

Address: calle 5-54,, Benigno Malo, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Hot Dog

Tropical

Address Mariscal Lamar y Padre Aguirre

Best Health Food Restaurant

Good Affinity

Address: Gran Colombia 1-89 y Capulies (at opposite Banco del Pacifico)
Phone: 07 283 2469
 

Best Happy Hour - Tie

Chipotle
Address: Calle Larga between Cordero and Malo, Cuenca, Ecuador

Mayu
Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Phone: 07 283 4669

Best Grilled Food

La Parillada

Phone: 07 281 3813
Address: Remigio Tamariz Crespo 2-25, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Pizza (local or chain)

Fabiano's

Address: Vargas Machuca y Presidente Cordova 6-70
Contact information:  098 317 2622

Best Outdoor Dining

Sabatino's Restaurant

Address: Plaza del Otorongo (near puente del vado)
Phone: 098 704 2538
Email: sabatinos.restaurante@gmail.com
Website:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sabatinos.restaurante/?ref=hl

Best New Restaurant

DeSanty's

Address: Juan Jaramillo 9-74 y Padre Aguirre.
Phone: 284 5427 / 095 891 6595.
Email: santyc410@hotmail.com

Best Mexican

Tacanijo

Address:
1: Huacas 1-54 y Las Americas
2: Presidente Cordova 1-77

Best Sushi

Noe

Address: Padre Julio Mottovelle 2-25 y Federico Proano, Cuenca, Ecuador

Best Sports Bar

Common Grounds

Address: Eduardo Crespo Malo and Gran Colombia, Cuenca
Email:  commongrounds@outlook.com

Best Smoked Products

Carolina Smokehouse

Address: Honorato Vasquez 6-26 y Hermano Miguel
Phone: 097 907 0470
Email: tocinoec@gmail.com
website: www.baconinparadise.com

Best Seafood

DeSanty's

Address: Juan Jaramillo 9-74 y Padre Aguirre.
Phone: 284 5427 / 095 891 6595.
Email: santyc410@hotmail.com

Best Place to buy Healthy Food

A Cultured Life

Phone: 099 949 8908
Email: maz@aoawellness.com
Website: www.aoawellness.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aculturedlifefoods/?fref=ts

Best Unique Dining with Great Food

Joes' Secret Garden

Address: Los Pinos 1-99 y Tres de Noviembre
Website:    www.joessecretgarden.com
Email: JoesSecretGarden@Gmail.com

Best Trout

Hosteria dos Chorreras Lodge, Km 21 via al Cajas

Best Vegetarian

Good Affinity

Av. De las Americas  y Gan Colombia