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Best: Weekend Feria Vendor

Craig and Pamela Carothers

Email: ccar0050@gmail.com
Phone: 099 128 0415

Best: Yoga class

RumiSol Yoga Studio

Aubree Jeanne

Best: Visa Facilitator

Jodie Mansfield

Visa Angels
Edificio Maldini, Office 2
Gaspar de Villarroel y Isabel la Catolica
Email: VisaAngels@gmail.com
Phone: 096.896.2082

Best: Best Realtor

Ashley Rogers

Ecuador at Your Service
Wesbite: www.ecuadoratyourservice.com
Email: ashley@ecuadoratyourservice.com
Phone: 099 547 5116

Best: American Football

Watch at Common Grounds 

Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia

Bernie and Nancy: bernan_10304@yahoo.com 096 714 6265

Best: Art gallery

Cuenca Visual Arts, CVA

Address: 3-82 Machuca y Calle Larga
Phone: 0995603302/ 096-867-9260
Email: Gckaulitz1@Gmail.com

Best: Charity event

Hogar de Esperanza

Address: Tarqui 11-36
Phone: 096-896-2015, 07-284-5743
Email: info@hogaresperanza.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HogardeEsperanzaEcuador/
Website: hogaresperanza.org

Fundacion Hogar de Esperanza empowers and supports individuals who are vulnerable or in poverty due to illness. We provide programs and services that inspire hope in those facing these challenges. Our vision is an Improved quality of life for those affected by catastrophic illness in Ecuador, with an emphasis on HIV

We operate Cuenca's only legal Thrift Shop and Food Bank.

Best: Christmas tradition

Pase del Nino Christmas parade


Best: Day trip

Ingapirca


Best: Concert of the year

Geoffrey Castle


Best: Ecuadorian tradition

Burning Monigotes (effigies) on New Year's Eve


Best: Festival

Tres de noviembre

Cuenca Independence

Best: Film festival

Festival de la Orquidea


Best: Fishing hole

El Cajas


Best: Fishing guide

James Drummondo, Fintastic Adventures

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

Best: Guilty pleasure

Tutto Freddo ice cream



Best: Hiking trail

El Cajas


Best: Hiking guide

James Drummondo, Fintastic Adventures

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

Best: Historic building

New Cathedral

Parque Calderon, Benigno Malo

Best: Handyman (Tie)

Gustavo Guanga

Address: Calle Los Cerezos Y Sarar
Phone: 0986490137
Email: gusgt19@hotmail.com
Facebook: @CuencaMultiServices
Website:

Cuenca Multi-Services of Gustavo Guanga is a company dedicated to providing services to foreigners who came to live in our city.

We provide the following services:

- Interior and exterior painting, walls, baseboards, frames, doors and windows, etc.
- Handyman service
- Master mason
- Shelves
- Electricity
- Plumbing
- Designs
- Carpentry
- Packing and unpacking

Experience working in United States in New York (Hamptons area) and experience in this city. We have good references about our work. Most importantly we are honest and hardworking people.
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AND

Alfredo Heredia
alfredoheredia2017@gmail.com 099 103 2682
https://www.gringopost.com/search?q=Alfredo+Heredia

Best: Healthcare Provider

Dr. Gabriel Tenorio
https://www.gringopost.com/search?q=Gabriel+Tenorio

For all you Bellgenica users, Dr. Tenorio was our Primary Care doctor thru Bellgenica. He speaks great English and is a great doctor. His manner is wonderful and he spends time with you and he cares. He was very good with all of my health problems and referred when necessary. His office is in the building on the corner of Solano and the street that Daniel Cordova Toral (the same street as Hospital Santa Inez.

Address: 2322 W. 22nd Ave

Contact information: 099 314 2153

Recommended by Paula Robertson:  energizeddiva1@gmail.com

Best: Local artist

Alberto Soriano

IdiomArt

Presidente Córdova 1-77, between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, in el Centro. Friday, February 15, 10:30 AM to Noon (Doors open at 10 AM)

Email: studio@idiomart.net

Best: Local Entertainer

Cindy Benson

Email: cuencabutterfly@yahoo.com

Best: Local Pool Hall

Sharks Club

Jose Astudilo in Edificio Dali

Best: Museum

Pumapungo Museo

Calle Larga

Best: Music venue

The Jazz Society Café

Luis Cordero 5-101 Y Juan Jaramillo. 2nd floor La Vina Restaurant, Cuenca
Email: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Best: Night out with friends

Joes' Secret Garden

Email: eat@joessecretgarden.com
Website: www.joessecretgarden.com

Best: Picnic spot

Parque el Paraiso



Best: Place for a birthday party

Joes' Secret Garden

Email: eat@joessecretgarden.com
Website: www.joessecretgarden.com

Best: Place for a romantic stroll

Rio Tomebamba walking paths



Best: Place for people-watching

Parque Calderon


Best: Place to catch some rays

Baños

More info
https://teachingwanderlust.com/2016/03/14/banos-de-cuenca-ecuador/

Best: Place to meet a blind date

Parque Calderon


Best: Place to take out-of-town guests:

Turi



Best: Place to watch a film

La Guarida

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Email: underalias@gmail.com
(07) 282 4161
099 806 8071

Best: Public art

Murals throughout the city


Best: Public event

Cuenca Symphony Orchestra performances

www.sinfonicacuenca.gob.ec

Best: Solo musician

Matthew Hart (Singer, Songwriter)

Phone: 099 989 6935

Best: Swimming pool

Piedras de Agua - Banos



Best: Volunteer opportunity

Hogar de Esperanza

Address: Tarqui 11-36
Phone: 096-896-2015, 07-284-5743
Email: info@hogaresperanza.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HogardeEsperanzaEcuador/
Website: hogaresperanza.org

Fundacion Hogar de Esperanza empowers and supports individuals who are vulnerable or in poverty due to illness. We provide programs and services that inspire hope in those facing these challenges. Our vision is an Improved quality of life for those affected by catastrophic illness in Ecuador, with an emphasis on HIV

We operate Cuenca's only legal Thrift Shop and Food Bank.

Best: Vendor

Double D's Delights

Email: doubleds@doubledsdelights.com 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM; English) or 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM; English and Spanish) Facebook: Double D's Delights Cuenca

Best: Workshop

Kimberley Wood's Papel a Mano Papermaking

Email: kimberwood51@gmail.com

Best: Weekend Feria

Minka Market 

(Gran Columbia 9-69 y Padre Aguirre)

Best: Emcee

Linda Chase

Email: lchaselchase@yahoo.com

Best: Bartender

Mike Sena - Inca Bar

Paseo 3 de Noviembre.

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

Best: Caterer

Bone-ito

boneitocuenca@gmail.com
096 951 7977 or WhatsApp 098 078 6865
www.facebook.com/boneito/

Best: Chef

Giovanni Cambizaca, Le Petit Jardin

Calle de las Brevas, San Miguel de Putushi, Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone: +593 96 819 1518

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/French-Restaurant/Le-Petit-Jardin-132710540232883/

Best: Dog park

Parque El Paraiso


Best: Park

Parque de La Madre


Best: Place of worship

International Christian Community

Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Best: Radio Station

Antena Uno 90.5 FM Digital Themes DJ Michael S.


Best: Spanish school

Ana Luisa Spanish Classes


Best: Street name

Paucarbamba


Best: View of the city

Turi



Best: Source of Health & Nutrition News

Susan Burke March

Address: Padre Aguirre 8-15 y Mariscal Sucre
Phone: 0997129013
Email: susanthedietitian@gmail.com
Facebook: Susan Burke March
Website: www.secondnaturenutrition.com

Thank you very much for continuing to publish my informational posts, and to provide such a robust resource for readers living here in Cuenca, and for those thinking of visiting. I always tell my visitors and friends to read GringoPost.com to get a good feel for what's going on in Cuenca and for recommendations and events.

Best: Alternative/aesthetic medicine

Dr. Jenny Karim Meza Perez

Address: Luis Moreno Mora 2-92
Phone: 0960155950
Email: karimmeza@htmail.com
Facebook: Dr.jenny Karim Meza

Best: Consignment/resale shop

Cuenca Consignments

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Best: Community Center

idiomART

Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Manuel Vega,

Sara Coppler & Kathryn McCullough: studio@idiomart.net

Best: Attorney

Sara Chaca

Address: Acropolis Building, Office #303
Phone: 099-296-2065
Email: sara@ecuadorvisas.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100019179492950
Website: www.ecuadorvisas.com

Sara Chaca (Attorney -­‐ Abogada) is a seasoned Ecuadorian Lawyer, who principally serves Expats in making their moves to Ecuador, as well as for any legal issues that arise or become actionable for her Expat clients to undertake in their new lives here in her beautiful country. Sara resides in Cuenca with her family, which consists of her American husband and 2 daughters (as well as her parents and siblings), and when not working, she enjoys spending time with her family in Cuenca’s majestic Cajas Mountains and local parks & fairs of Cuenca, plus visiting the coast as well as the many gem towns of Ecuador. Sara’s personal email address is sara@ecuadorvisas.com, and her personal cell phone number is 099.296.2065. Sara has a less than 24 hour first response policy, in that if you email or call her, she WILL return your first email or first phone call in less than 24 hours (more typically closer to 24 minutes). Most importantly, all first time consultations with Expats for any type Visa or Legal matter(s) are always FREE OF CHARGE.

Best: Bank

JEP BANK Sucres

Karina Verdugo: +593 99 816 6079

Best: Bed and breakfast

Casa Ordoñez

Address: 859 Mariscal Lamar, Cuenca, Ecuador
Casa Ordoñez offers a complimentary buffet breakfast. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a 24-hour front desk.

Close to Parque Calderon and Cuenca Cathedral. Area attractions also include El Cajas National Park.

Website: http://www.casa-ordonez.com

Best: Bookstore

Carolina Book Store

Mon-Fri 8 AM - 6 PM
Sat and Sun 9 AM – 6 PM.

Hermano Miguel 4-46 y Calle Larga, Cuenca

Email: info@carolinabookstorecuenca.com
Website: www.carolinabookscuenca.com
Phone: 099 779 4057

Best: Best Butchered Beef

Gran Roca

Yunguilla
Email: info@granroca.net

Best: Car rental company

Cuenca Car Share

Emilio and Joanne
Email: cuencacarshare@gmail.com
Phone: 098 699 5694

Best: Charity

Hogar de Esperanza

Address: Tarqui 11-36
Phone: 096-896-2015, 07-284-5743
Email: info@hogaresperanza.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HogardeEsperanzaEcuador/
Website: hogaresperanza.org

Fundacion Hogar de Esperanza empowers and supports individuals who are vulnerable or in poverty due to illness. We provide programs and services that inspire hope in those facing these challenges. Our vision is an Improved quality of life for those affected by catastrophic illness in Ecuador, with an emphasis on HIV

We operate Cuenca's only legal Thrift Shop and Food Bank.

Best: Cleaning company:

Dimplos

Address: Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

Contact information:  099 413 6993

Best: Computer repair

Tony Bishop

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

Best: Dentist

Dr. Grace Ordoñez

Miguel Cordero y Paucarbamba; Edificio Work Center, Oficina 210

Email: graceord13@hotmail.com
Phone: 07 409 1958

Best: Doctor

Dr. Anthony Guillen

Remigio Crespo and Las Americas, above the Farmacia Economica, second floor, office no. 101
Contact information: dr_aguillen@yahoo.com 099 539 8105

Best: Dog trainer

Alex Flores

adiestramiento1997@hotmail.es, 099 069 4342

Recommendations:
https://www.gringopost.com/search?q=Alex+Flores

Best: Dog Walker

Alex Flores

adiestramiento1997@hotmail.es, 099 069 4342

Recommendations:
https://www.gringopost.com/search?q=Alex+Flores

Best: Event venue

IdiomArt

Email: studio@idiomart.net
5-92 Manuel Vega Y Juan Jaramillo

Best: Eye doctor

Dr. Rene Cabrera

Address: Florencia Astudillo 3-45 y Av. Solano (Soi Opticas), Cuenca - Ecuador.
Phone: 2815912 EXT. 14
Email: reneypatyca@hotmail.com
Website: www.soiopticas.com

Best: Florist

Cuenca Flower Market

Mariscal Sucre y Padre Aguirre

Best: Furniture store

La Yunta

Panamericana Sur, Km 7

098 945 6551

Best: Grocery store

SuperMaxi



Best: Gym

Jungle Gym

Calle Larga, Cuenca

Best: Handyman

Gustavo Guanga

Cuenca Multi-Services, Av Los Cerezos y Sarar Street
098 649 0137

Recommendations:
https://www.gringopost.com/search?q=Gustavo+Guanga

Best: Hardware store

Kywi

Cuenca - Kywi C.C. Multiplaza Miraflores
e-mail: kywicuenca@kywi.com.ec
Av. Elia Liut y Gil Ramírez Dávalos
Horarios de Atención:
Lunes a Sábado de 9h00 a 20h30.
Domingos y Feriados: De 9h00 a 19h00.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kywi.megakywi
Website: https://www.kywi.com.ec

Best: Hairdresser

Eric Hendrickson

Pio Bravo 8-52
Email: erichendrickson2001@yahoo.com
Phone: 096 950 2033

Best: Health care facility

Monte Sinai Hospital 

Solano ave

Best: Hotel Cuenca

Mansion Alcazar

Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui

Email: info@mansionalcazar.com
Phone: 07 282 3889

Best: Hotel Quito

Wyndham Airport Quito



Best: Hotel Guayquil

Hotel Palace

Address: Chile #24 y Luque

Email: reservas@hotelpalaceguayaquil,com.ec
Phone: 04 232 1080

Best: Home Healthcare Provider

VIP Home Health Care of Cuenca


Best: Tour Company

Polylepis Tours

Hermano Miguel 4-35 and Calle Larga
polylepistours@outlook.com
098 511 6721 / 283 0248

Best: Kitchen supply store

Sukasa



Best: Laundromat

Mr. Wash

Address: Francisco Estrella y Miguel Delgado

Contact information: missines@yahoo.com 099 055 2419

Best: Liquor store

La Taberna



Best: Local market

10 de Agosto Mercado



Best: Local Media

El Mercurio Newspaper


Best: Mani/pedi place

Esther's Beauty Salon

Email: mezamoram123@icloud.com
Phone: 098 730 6988

Best: Massage therapist

Cameron Kayce

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

Best: Reflexology

Rob Lumpkin

Edificio Sol Del Sur, Nicanor Aguilar 2-75 y Roberto Crespo.

Email: rob.lumpkin@yahoo.com
096 975 7287 +1 954 873 5272 (WhatsApp)

Best: Printed Media or Magazine (Tie)

- Cuenca Dispatch
- Cuenca Expats Magazine

Best: Private club

Sharks Club

Miguel Morocho and Jose Astudillo

Phone: 095 892 1872

Best: Mover (Local)

Debra Lynn

Email: dslynn17@gmail.com

Best: Mental Health Therapist

Robert Higgins

Escuela Los Andes - Francisco de Orellana y Isabela Catolica.
Email: RHSpeaker@gmail.com
Email: SustainableCuenca@gmail.com

Best: Personal trainer

Sky Rajewski, SkyFit

7-70 Sucre y Cordero
099 866 0379
skyfit@gmail.com

Best: Pet groomer

Alex Flores

Calle Las Margaritas y Cedros, esquina

Email: adiestramiento1997@hotmail.es
Phone: 099 069 4342

Best: Pet Sitter

Alex Flores

Calle Las Margaritas y Cedros, esquina

Email: adiestramiento1997@hotmail.es
Phone: 099 069 4342

Best: Photographer

Bert Johnson

098 798 7330
www.mindstormphoto.com

Best: Place to buy a special gift

Tienda La Yunta, Panamericana Sur km 7. via Cuenca a Tarqui

Email: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com
Phone: +593 98 945 6551

Best: Plant nursery

Juana Ugalde nursery

Ave de Las Americas

Best: Spanish school

Coffee Club Spanish

Address: Casa Asvoria (Plaza Otorongo) - Upstairs classroom
Phone: 0969088385
Email: info@coffeeclubspanish.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cuencacoffeeclubspanish/?ref=br_rs
Website: www.coffeeclubspanish.com

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 facilitating a fun, informational, and interactive class experience.

Best: Spanish Teacher

Ana Luisa, Coffee Club Spanish.

Email: analuisaspanishclass@gmail.com

Best: American food

Sunrise Cafe

Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Best: Asian food

Thai Connection

Honorato Vasquez y Hermano Miguel, 098 704 6607

Best: Bakery

Double D's Delights

Best: Bar

Inca Bar

Pa. 3 de Nov.,  07 285 0470

Best: Barbecue

Joes' Secret Garden

1-99 Los Pinos y 3 de Noviembre

Email: eat@joessecretgarden.com
Website: www.joessecretgarden.com

Best: Bagels

Cuenca Bagels - Richard Westcott

Email: cuencabagels@yahoo.com

Best: Breakfast

Sunrise Cafe

Calle Larga 9-49

Email: sunrisecafecuenca@gmail.com
Phone: 098 824 6499 / 099 297 5788

Best: Burger (local or chain)

T-Rex Burgers 

593  Padre Aguirre 14 71 y Rafael Maria Arizaga

Best: Candy store

D'Katy

Gran Colombia west of Tarqui, south side of street

Best: Cocktails

Anubis

Address: 12 de Octubre y Gonzalo Pizzaro, Cuenca

Email: marlonopdiaz@hotmail.com
Phone: 093 979 9754 / 07 288 1049

Best: Coffeehouse

Cafe de Nucallacta

Plaza Otorongo, Cuenca

Best: Colombian restaurant

Moliendo Cafe

Calle Honorato Vasquez

Best: Cooking Classes

Alliance Francaise

Calle Tadeo Torres 1-92

Email: info@afecuenca.org.ec
Phone: 07 282 5298

Best: Craft Beers

The Pub

Miguel Cordero 1-104 y Francisco Moscoso

Email: Shawn@culturacerveceria.com
Phone: 098 332 7839

Best Chocolate

Altisimo Chocolate aka The Chocolate Factory 

8-86 Gran Colombia

Best: Deli

Ital Deli

Best: Dessert

Double D's Delights

Mercados and Catering
Phone: 096 802 2874

Best: Dinner with entertainment

Joes' Secret Garden

1-99 los Pinos Y 3 de Noviembre

Email: eat@joessecretgarden.com
Website: www.joessecretgarden.com

Best: Ecuadorian Food

Raymipampa

Beningo Malo 8-59 y Sucre,

Tell: 283 4159

Best: Fresh Chickens

Gran Roca, Yunguilla

Email: info@granroca.net

Best: Fresh Eggs

Gran Roca

Yunguilla, info@granroca.net

Best: Fresh Produce

Diez de Agusto Mercado

Best: Fine Dining

Le Petit Jardin

Address: Sauyusi, San Miguel de Putushi
Phone: 096-819-1518
Email: lepetitjardinecuador@outlook.com

Open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 p.m.

Best: Fried Chicken

Joes' Secret Garden

1-99 Los Pinos y 3 de Noviembre

Best: Frozen yogurt or ice cream

Tutto Freddo

Best: French Food

Le Petit Jardin

Address: Sauyusi, San Miguel de Putushi
Phone: 096-819-1518
Email: lepetitjardinecuador@outlook.com

Open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9:00 p.m.

Best: Happy Hour

Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill

Eduardo Crespo Malo Y Gran Colombia
Phone:  098 107 9406

Best: Health Food Restaurant

Vegetable Bar 

3  de Noviembre
Email: thevegetablebar@yahoo.com

Best: Hot Dog

Tropicale on Lamar

Best: Italian Restaurant

Mangiare Bene

Simon Bolivar Y Estevez de Toral

Phone: 282 6233

Best: International food

Sofy Glocal Cuisine

Benigno Malo 5-112 y Juan Jaramillo

Email: sofyscuisine@hotmail.com
Phone: 096 955 4901

Best: Mexican restaurant

Tacanijo Antojitos Mexicanos

Plaza Millenio and Huacas y Americas

Best: New Restaurant

Eat at the Castle

Best: Outdoor dining

Cafe del Museo

Tres de Noviembre

Best: Pizza (local or chain) TIE

Fabiano's Pizzeria
Presidente Cordova 4-84 y Mariano Cueva
Phone: +593 7 282 4517

AND

Tutto Matto Pizzeria
Av. Solano 8-51 y Av. 10 de Agosto
07 288 2494

Best: Place to Buy Healthy Food

Nectar

Benigno Malo 12-27 y Gaspar Sangurima
www.NectarCuenca.com

Best: Pop-up

North Pole Pop-up

idiomART, Presidente Cordova 1-77, el Centro,

Sara Coppler and Kathryn McCullough

Best: Seafood

El Capitan

Tomas Ordonez 6-76 y Presidente Cordova

Best: Smoked Products

King's Smokehouse

Calle Roberto Aguila y Tres de Noviembre

Email: kingsmokehouse@tutamail.com

Best: Sports bar

Inca Bar

Paseo 3 de Noviembre.

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

Best: Sushi

Origami Japanese kitchen And Sushi Bar

Opens at 11:00am 11:00AM - 4:00PM, 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Calle Larga 4-100 Mariano Cueva
+593 98 722 6797
https://www.facebook.com/BestsushiCuenca/

Best: Unique Dining with Great Food

Yasu House, restaurant 

Ricardo Darquea Granda 292, Puertas del Sol
Email: yasuandgio@gmail.com
Phone: 098 181 2049

Best: Vegetarian Food

Vegetable Bar

3 de Noviembre just downriver from the Broken Bridge

Email: thevegetablebar@yahoo.com
Phone: 098 935 8169

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Ali's Restaurant

Estevez de Toral 10-80 y Mariscal Lamar

Email: ali_alkhoja@yahoo.com
Phone: 098 380 9210