Many restaurants in Medellín closed including some located in gastronomic markets that closed. We look at over 70 closed restaurants, many that closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A restaurant can be difficult business and the coronavirus pandemic made this type of business even more difficult.

In the early days of the pandemic, restaurants in Medellín closed for table service for about five months and could only provide delivery services. But in August 2020, over 6000 restaurants opened in Medellín for table service.

Here is a list in alphabetical order of restaurants we have covered on Medellin Guru that we have confirmed have closed. Note our lit includes over 70 restaurants including small format restaurants in three gastronomic markets that closed.

Note that some in our list closed before the coronavirus pandemic.

Food dishes at Café Moreno

Food dishes at Café Moreno

1. Café Moreno: A Popular Restaurant/Bar in Sabaneta

Café Moreno Cocina Bar was a popular restaurant/bar in Sabaneta located near Parque Sabaneta with very good food but it closed in April 2020 in the early days of the pandemic.

Pizzas at Da Filippo

Pizzas at Da Filippo

2. Da Filippo: A Pizzeria in El Poblado in Medellín

Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale was a popular pizzeria located in El Poblado in Medellín. But it closed in mid-2019 before the pandemic.

Delaire Sky Lounge, photo courtesy of Delaire Sky Lounge

Delaire Sky Lounge, photo courtesy of Delaire Sky Lounge

2. Delaire Sky Lounge: Dining with a View in Medellín

Delaire Sky Lounge was a popular restaurant and bar located in El Poblado in Medellín.

It was located at the top of the Rio Sur mall in El Poblado. So, it had beautiful views of the city. But this place closed in early 2019. So, this restaurant closed before the pandemic.

BBQ ribs at Federal Ribs, courtesy of Federal Ribs

BBQ ribs at Federal Ribs, courtesy of Federal Ribs

3. Federal Ribs: A Chain of Rib Restaurants

Federal Ribs was a popular chain of 3 restaurants in Medellín that had some good American-style BBQ ribs as well as good burgers but this chain is closed.

We confirmed in late 2020 that all three Federal Ribs had closed.

Food dishes at La Bronca

Food dishes at La Bronca

4. La Bronca: A Popular Mexican Restaurant/Bar in Medellín

La Bronca was a popular Mexican restaurant/bar located in El Poblado in Medellín with a nice atmosphere and good tacos but is now closed. It closed several months ago.

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado

5. Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado: A Gastronomic Market in Envigado

Mercado Del Tranvía Envigado was a new gastronomic market in Medellín, which had a collection of about 25 restaurants and bars in a warehouse located near Parque Envigado in Envigado.

This food market opened in November 2018 but reportedly closed in September 2019 before the pandemic. Mercado Del Tranvía in Envigado had many small format restaurants with a big variety of cuisines available.

Mercado Del Parque

Mercado Del Parque

6. Mercado Del Parque: A Gastronomic Market in Laureles

Mercado Del Parque was a gastronomic market in Medellín with about 14 restaurants and bars in a building located at the Primer Parque in Laureles but it closed in April 2021.

Mercado Del Parque opened in September 2018 with several small format restaurants.

Inside Mercado Del Rio La Strada

Inside Mercado Del Rio La Strada

7. Mercado Del Rio La Strada: A Medellín Gastronomic Market

Mercado Del Rio La Strada was a popular gastronomic market located in El Poblado in Medellín with a collection of about 25 restaurants and bars. It was located on the third floor in the La Strada building on Avenida Poblado along the “Golden Mile”.

Mercado Del Rio La Strada opened on July 13, 2018. And it had about 25 small format restaurants with a big variety of cuisines available. But this market reportedly closed in October 2019 and I confirmed it is closed in early November 2019. So, this closed before the pandemic.

Food dishes Messkla

Food dishes Messkla

8. Messkla: A Thai Restaurant in Envigado

Messkla was a new Thai restaurant in Envigado that opened in May 2021 and was open only for about four months started by a couple. It closed relatively quickly.

In my opinion, this restaurant was not very well located in a residential area. So, coronavirus was not the only reason for it closing.

Waitresses at Randy's Sports Bar

Waitresses at Randy’s Sports Bar

9. Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill in Parque Lleras

Randy’s Beach Sports Bar & Grill was the newest sports bar in Medellín that opened in February 2018. It was located in Parque Lleras in El Poblado but closed in late 2018 before the pandemic.

Mexican food at Tepito Tacos y Tequila, photo courtesy of Tepito

Mexican food at Tepito Tacos y Tequila, photo courtesy of Tepito

10. Tepito Tacos y Tequila: Mexican Restaurant in Envigado

Tepito Tacos y Tequila was a popular Mexican restaurant located in Envigado with some good and authentic tasting Mexican food but it closed in late 2020.

Tepito Tacos y Tequila originally opened in 2012. It was located in barrio Jardines in Envigado and was popular with locals and some tourists.

Tepito may have moved to Sabaneta to a location that isn’t very convenient at Calle 79 Sur #45A-43 in Barrio Prados in Sabaneta. However, I checked several times for lunch and this has never been open.

The Bottom Line: Many Restaurants in Medellín are Closed – Many Due to the Pandemic

The bottom line, a restaurant can be difficult business and the pandemic made this type of business even more difficult.

Unlike TripAdvisor, when Medellin Guru finds a restaurant is closed we update our articles on Medellin Guru with information that restaurants have closed.

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