Our last trip up was a quick one – in for a day (to go to the Finca la Divina opening) and one evening. Luckily, our AirBnb just so happened to be down the road from the one restaurant we really wanted to check out and missed on the previous visit – Deckman’s.
Deckman’s en el Mogor, officially, sits on the Mogor Ranch which also houses Mogor Badan winery. Win win. The restaurant itself is entirely outdoors, save the wooden patio structure filled with hay. It is charming on just so many levels, including but not limited to the trio of giant fluffy white dogs. The main event however is the open kitchen and grill. We grabbed the two bar stools by the oven, which I dubbed the chef’s table. I mean, seriously, we had the best seats in the house. AND we were warm from the oven. We win.
We read the handwritten menu and got to ordering! First things first, wine. Obviously. We chose a bottle of the house Mogor Badan Syrah. It was one of the most well-balanced wines I’ve had during my time in the Valle! Then we settled in for the night. Two of my favorites were the chorizo and risotto. So simple and fresh.
Fun story: When I asked where the restroom was, a gentleman grabbed a flashlight and told me to follow him. Adventures! Even to pee. It’s just my kind of place.
Also – sleepy puppies.
Can’t wait to return.