Micky’s Place Says Goodbye
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
After 26 years of service in San Pedro Town, the iconic Micky’s Place Restaurant said its final good-bye, officially closing its doors on December 31, 2013.
In 1987 Michaela Nuñez,driven by her passion for cooking, opened Micky’s Place. “I have always loved being in the kitchen cooking for others,” said Michaela. So when she got the opportunity to open her very own restaurant she was thrilled to take on the new challenge. “I like to cook for others. When I opened the restaurant I didn’t see it as a work load, because I was doing what I loved.” And that love clearly showed in her food.
Micky’s was well known for dishing out local food that was anything but ordinary. “I wanted to serve local food to both the San Pedro community and tourists. I always cooked in a manner that makes my food feel like a comforting home cooked meal,” said Michaela.
Of course no restaurant is complete without dedicated staff, and Micky’scertainly had one! Helping Michaela prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner were two dedicated and hardworking women: Clara Castellanos who worked at Micky’s for 10, years and Maria Muñoz who has been there for 12 years. “I don’t think Micky’s would have been able to achieve so many years of success without the help of my workers. They have been here in good and bad times. They have become like family to me,” said Michaela.
So what is next for Michaela? Well she has decided that it’s time to retire and just relax and enjoy her family. “I have worked for so long that now I just want to spend time with my children and grandchildren.”
Michaela would like to thank the community and all her clients that made Micky’s a success throughout the years.
The San Pedro Sun congratulates Michaela for running a prosperous business. Best of luck in life and may you enjoy your well-deserved rest and retirement. We sure will miss the Wednesday burritos!