About Tina

Tina has been a public school teacher, a book dealer and most recently a Traditional Naturopathic Doctor. She combines her passions for learning, adventure and people in this blog. She was the author of two newspaper columns on health in CA. Now she is an young retiree living in Cuenca Ecuador fulfilling one her dreams which was to live in another country.

Chef Yasu’s Home – Something Special in Fine Dining

2017-12-25T12:11:33-05:00January 2nd, 2018|

Yasu’s Fine Dining, Something Special in Cuenca. Are you a foodie? Do you like dining at a chef’s table? If so, you will love dining at Yasu’s house. We were there for lunch and dined along with six others at a contemporary set table complete with innovative place cards. We were [...]

The Indian Restaurant – In the Heart of Cuenca

2017-12-24T15:01:00-05:00December 24th, 2017|

The Indian Restaurant is another nice Indian restaurant in Cuenca. This one is located just a block off of Parque Calderon. The flavors are very nice (keeping in mind we don't like really hot spicy food). They have a large dining area. This is the only (so far) Indian restaurant [...]

El Nuevo Parais – Reasonably Priced Plant Based Food

2017-12-25T12:32:06-05:00December 11th, 2017|

El Nuevo Parais serves fresh plant-based food daily. They begin their serving between 10:30 and 11 am. I love that you can see into their kitchen. It is always clean and they are always prepping fresh veggies. My favorite dish is the Chaulafan Vegetariano. It is fried rice with a [...]

Sajsana Restaurante – Upscale Trendy

2017-03-06T17:05:43-05:00March 6th, 2017|

Sajsana, located in the old seminary next to the new cathedral could be a fine dining, boutique restaurant in any big city.  The atmosphere and décor are clean and sleek with a few, well thought out architectural features from the past.   The service is attentive without being smothering.  They offer [...]

[CLOSED] Romolo e Remo, Cozy Cuenca Italian Dining

2017-06-25T05:27:34-05:00January 23rd, 2017|

Located just a block from Salano,  Romolo e Remo is an Italian restaurant with an Ecuadorian flair.  The setting is cozy and the service is good. They have a small al fresco dining area in the front so you may enjoy the beautiful Cuenca weather. The menu is only in [...]

Quo Vadis – Small Intimate Old World Charm

2016-11-07T07:30:08-05:00November 7th, 2016|

Quo Vadis is a tiny restaurant, only four tables. The decor enhances the tiny space with a clean white look and lots of little extras like fresh flowers on the tables.  The restaurant serves Italian food, but the décor has a French country feel.  The owners are Italian; they came [...]

[CLOSED] El Farol – Exciting Tapas, Bold Cuisine

2016-12-02T13:10:06-05:00October 3rd, 2016|

El Farol is located at the corner of Loja y Doce de Abril in an unassuming building.  Don't let the small space fool you.  At El Farol, they are creating some unique and appetizing dishes.  They serve mostly tapas, but by North American standards these are large tapas.  A local [...]