Café Moreno Cocina Bar was a popular restaurant/bar in Sabaneta located near Parque Sabaneta with very good food and sometimes live music but it closed in late April 2020.

This restaurant had many TVs and is a popular place to watch Colombian fútbol (soccer). And on holidays and special occasions this restaurant tended to have live music.

I have lived in Sabaneta for nearly four years and have walked past this restaurant countless times but hadn’t been to this restaurant until January before it closed in late April 2020 . Note three of the above photos are courtesy of Café Moreno.

Inside the restaurant, photo courtesy of Café Moreno

Inside the restaurant, photo courtesy of Café Moreno

A friend highly recommended this restaurant. And I finally went with my Colombia wife in January and we were both impressed by the food and service. Also, we added Café Moreno Cocina Bar to our list of the best restaurants in Sabaneta but removed it since the restaurant is now closed.

Soft and juicy BBQ pork baked and marinated in a sauce based on beer, soy, red wine and orange juice

Soft and juicy BBQ pork baked and marinated in a sauce based on beer, soy, red wine and orange juice

The Food Menu

Café Moreno Cocina Bar had many food options on the menu. There were several grilled items that are popular, including:

  • Punta de Anca pork – 28,900 pesos
  • Churrasco steak – 35,500 pesos
  • Baby beef – 32,500 pesos
  • Pork ribs (two types) – 38,300 pesos each
  • Pork chops – 28,900 pesos
  • Grilled chicken – 28,900 pesos
  • Mixed skewers – 18,900 pesos
Baked salmon chef's special

Baked salmon chef’s special

Also, there were two burgers on the menu for 24,900 pesos each and mini-burgers (3 small burgers) for 25,000 pesos. And there were four chef specials including salmon and a juicy cut of pork for 28,900 to 33,900 pesos. Plus there were five appetizers available for 11,900 to 15,900 pesos and four different picada dishes for 22,900 to 49,900 pesos.

Empanadas appetizer

Empanadas appetizer

In addition, there were five different sandwiches for 18,200 to 20,900 pesos, five different Mexican dishes for 16,900 to 22,900 pesos. And there were three different pizzas for 16,900 to 21,900 pesos and four pasta dishes for 13,900 to 18,900 pesos.

Furthermore, there were three different wraps for 15,900 to 18,900 pesos and two salads for 20,900 to 24,900 pesos and one crepes for 18,900 pesos.

Finally, there were desserts available for 10,900 pesos each.

Strawberry margarita, photo courtesy of Café Moreno

Strawberry margarita, photo courtesy of Café Moreno

The Drink Menu

This restaurant/bar had a decent sized drink menu. The drink menu included over 10 beers for 8,900 to 12,900 pesos.  Also, there are over 20 cocktails on the menu priced from 16,900 to 25,900 pesos. And there were two types of sangria available for 52,900 pesos per jar.

In addition, there were several wines on the menu for 42,000 to 81,900 pesos per bottle. Also, there were over 15 liquors on the menu priced from 65,000 to 430,000 pesos per bottle. Furthermore, there were over 15 coffees on the menu priced from 2,900 to 13,900 pesos.

Finally, for non-alcoholic drinks there were sodas, water, Red Bull, tea, natural juices and lemonades with prices ranging from 3,000 to 12,900 pesos.

Café Moreno is located about a 10-minute walk from the Sabaneta metro station

Café Moreno is located about a 10-minute walk from the Sabaneta metro station

How to Get to Café Moreno

Café Moreno is located under a small food court located east of Parque Sabaneta in Sabaneta.

An easy way to get to Parque Sabaneta is to take the Medellín metro Line A south to the Sabaneta metro station. And the Sabeneta station is only about 10 minutes from the Poblado metro station.

Parque Sabaneta is located about a 10-minute walk east from the Sabaneta station. In addition, there are many people walking on the streets to/from the metro station. So, it’s relatively safe during the day and even after dark – but not too late.

Also, there are frequent and inexpensive metro buses that use Civica cards that currently cost only 2,200 pesos, which run from the Sabaneta metro station to and from the park. Most noteworthy, these buses don’t drop you at the park, they drop you about a block from the park. And the integrated fare including both the metro train and Sabaneta metro bus is only 2,925 pesos.

In addition, there is a taxi stand at the Sabaneta metro station, which normally has taxis available. Furthermore, any taxi driver in Medellín will know where Parque Sabaneta is located. It’s also normally pretty easy to catch a taxi at the park.

Address: Calle 69Sur # 45-31, Sabaneta

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cafemorenococinabar/

Phone: +57 314 864 7953

Hours: Monday to Thursday and holidays: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Friday to Sunday: 4:00 pm to midnight.

Inside Café Moreno

Inside Café Moreno

The Bottom Line: Café Moreno – A Popular Restaurant/Bar in Sabaneta in Closed

Café Moreno was a popular restaurant/bar in Sabaneta located near Parque Sabaneta. I had walked past this restaurant many times over the past several years but thought it was mainly a bar that was very popular for fútbol games.

When we went to it the first time in January, we found it also has some very good food. My Colombian wife and I really enjoyed the food at the restaurant. And the service was excellent.

When the quarantine started in Medellín, Café Moreno started offering domicilio (delivery) services. But this restaurant closed in late April 2020. Evidently only having delivery services was insufficient to keep this restaurant open.

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Editors note: updated on July 7, 2020 with information that Café Moreno closed in late April 2020.

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