Over 6,000 restaurants opened for table service in Medellin on August 31 in a new stage of economic activation after five months of closure.

The restaurant sector generates more than 90,000 formal and informal jobs in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.

Despite the fact that restaurants have been able to operate since April during the quarantine through domicilio (home delivery) and takeout service, the reopening of table service opens the possibility for restaurants to increase business, while respecting biosafety protocols.

Many Medellin Guru readers have asked when restaurants will reopen with table service. And the answer is Monday, August 31.

Steaks from some of the best steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley

Steaks from some of the best steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley

Biosafety Protocols for Restaurants

According to Resolution 1050 of 2020 of the Ministry of Health, which regulates the operation of these establishments, restaurants must guarantee an area of 6.5 feet (​​2 meters) between groups of tables, adapt their bathrooms to avoid contact and offer reservations if possible.

We verified today that most restaurants are now open with table service. Also, we verified that food courts in several malls in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley are open for table service and that several of the gastronomic markets in Medellín are open.

According to Alejandro Arias García, Secretary of Economic Development of the Mayor’s Office of Medellín:

Behind each restaurant there is a person who takes care of the parking lot, there is a chef, an administrator who is finally going to recover their economic life. We must break the fear and uncertainty and remember that everything will be fine.

Also starting on August 31, Pico y Cedula in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley has ended. So, anyone can now go out to eat in the restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.

Food from some of the best restaurants in Laureles

Food from some of the best restaurants in Laureles

The Best Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley

Medellin Guru has several articles about the best restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley:

  1. 19 Best Restaurants in Laureles in Medellín
  2. 15 Best Restaurants in Envigado, Colombia
  3. 15 Best Restaurants in Sabaneta, Colombia
  4. 14 Best Pizza Places in Medellín: The Best Pizzerias in the City
  5. 13 Best Burgers in Medellín: Best Burger Places in the Aburrá Valley
  6. 12 Best Steakhouses in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
  7. 12 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in El Poblado
  8. 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
  9. 9 Best Colombian Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
  10. 9 Best Italian Restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley
  11. 9 Best Places for Brunch in El Poblado
  12. 5 Best Independent Coffee Shops in El Poblado
  13. 8 Top Coffee Shops in Laureles
  14. Gastronomic Markets: Ultimate Guide to Medellín’s Gastronomic Markets

Readers if you find any restaurants we have covered are closed please let us know via our contact form.

Food from some of the best restaurants in Sabaneta

Food from some of the best restaurants in Sabaneta

The Bottom Line – Over 6,000 Restaurants Open for Table Service in Medellín on August 31

Restaurants have finally reopened for table service in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley!

Today when walking around Sabaneta I saw many restaurants open with table service. Also, the food court next to Parque Sabaneta is open and Mercado de Sabaneta is open for table service.

Furthermore, Pico y Cedula has ended!  So, you can go out and enjoy some of the best restaurants in Medellín and the Aburrá Valley.

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