The History

The Black Forest Restaurant, located in its current spot, was originally established in 1998 by Peter and Yvonne Demetz, under the name “Papasito’s Restaurant.” They wanted to bring a taste of their homeland, Germany, to their new venture. A year later, Peter’s sister Andrea and her husband Winfried joined them, and together they decided to rename the restaurant to “Black Forest Restaurant.” This new name perfectly captured their origins and showcased the blend of modern and traditional German cuisine they offered.

Before their move to Mexico, all four of them resided in the beautiful Schwarzwald region in southwest Germany. This mountainous area, located in the state of Baden Württemberg, is renowned for its iconic delicacies such as the “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte” (Black Forest cake), “Schwarzwälder Schinken” (Black Forest ham), and, of course, the famous “Kuckucksuhr” (cuckoo clock). The term “Schwarzwald” translates to “Black Forest” in English, although the true meaning in German leans towards “Dark Forest,” adding a touch of mystique to the name.

Reflecting on their journey, the Black Forest Restaurant takes pride in having served customers for over 20 years. They cherish the countless satisfied guests and the enduring friendships that have blossomed over the years. When they first arrived in Mexico, they never imagined that this experience would be so incredible, and they are genuinely grateful for the wonderful memories and connections they have made along the way.

Meet the Owners

Winfred Küffner

Owner/Chef

Winfried was born and raised in Cologne, Germany. From a young age his passion was always food and so it was to no ones surprise when he started his apprenticeship as chef in the world famous Dom Hotel in Cologne.

Andrea Küffner

Owner/Accounting

Andrea is Winfried’s wife and was born and raised in Gaggenau, a small town in the Black Forest Germany. Andrea was trained as a “Hotelfachfrau” at the very distinguished Hotel Bühlerhöhe near Baden-Baden.

Yvonne Demetz

Owner/Service

Yvonne was born and raised in Gernsbach, truly an authentic Black Forest town. Her experience as a salesperson is very valued by her family and her warm welcome makes every guest feel right at home.

Peter Demetz

Owner/Marketing

Peter is Andrea’s brother and Yvonne’s husband. He is in charge of our marketing department. Additionally he also runs his own Digital Marketing Company – Creative Solutions.