Mucki’s: Paradise Found, German Style
by Lance Brashear
Often, the greatest destinations in Ecuador seem to be hidden,awaiting your discovery. Even if you know what to look for and where to begin your search, the path often seems untraveled, until you finally get there and realize it just simply was not marked.
Even those living a block from Mucki’s, one of the most exquisite restaurants in the greater Quito Metropolitan area, may not be able to tell you where it is. There is no roadside marker. People arrive by word of mouth and find it by trial and error.
This German Restaurant in the Valley of Los Chillos, at the foot of the Ilalo Mountain, 35 minutes from Quito, is virtually hidden, not only from the roadside, but from the parking lot. Two large palm trees provide the axis around which lush greenery has enveloped this residential home converted into a rustic, dining hideaway.
When you arrive, co-owner Thomas Contag is there to greet you as you enter the restaurant through the Beer Garden, a rustic patio - half green house, half barbeque pit - with wooden tables and benches.
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from: The Miami Herald, february 26, 2010