A Tienda is defined as a stall or store that sells merchandise. You can find a tienda on every block in Cuenca. Most are not bigger than 300 sq.ft. Many resemble the 7-11's in the States. The majority don't open before 9:30 am and many tiendas close between 1-3:00pm for the afternoon nap.
Many of the Tiendas also are able to recharge or add minutes to your cell phone. On my street my two favorites Tiendas are Marsello's Panaderia (Bakery) and the Tomebama Lavanderia (Laundry)