We’re returning to the popular Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana in Poblado for our last meetup of 2017. The Medellín Living December meetup event will take place on Wednesday, December 13, at 7pm. (Note that this month we’ve switched to a WEDNESDAY.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to limited capacity, only 80 attendees will be allowed into the upstairs area. Please RSVP on Facebook as “Going” AND arrive early in the evening to insure your place on the second floor. Additional attendees will be allowed to sit on the first floor once the second floor reaches capacity.
Whether you’ve just arrived in Medellín or have been here for years, you’re welcome to come to the Medellín Living meetups. It’s a great opportunity to get advice, swap travel stories, and meet like-minded people who share an interest in the city of eternal spring.
This month we return to Gato Resto Bar, a venue that provides the best of both worlds: a nice restaurant for those who want to have dinner, plus an ample bar/lounge area for mixing and mingling.
Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana is a fairly new restaurant which opened earlier this year in Poblado’s trendy Provenza neighborhood. The Gato Restaurante offers an extensive menu which includes both Peruvian cuisine and general fare such as hamburgers and tacos.
Our Medellín Living December meetup isn’t a sponsored event, so attendees must pay for their own food and drinks.
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 7:00pm to midnight
Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana is located in Poblado at Carrera 35 #8A-95. It’s about a 20-minute walk from the Poblado metro station or a five-minute taxi ride.
Please RSVP for the Medellín Living December Meetup
This meetup is a great way to network and meet others with common interests and hobbies. It also gives long-time Medellín residents a chance to share their knowledge and help out those who are new to the city. Please try to welcome the newcomers and introduce them to your friends!
You’ll also have a chance to meet some of the Medellín Living writers. Maybe you can suggest an idea for a story you would like to see them write for Medellín Living. Also, don’t forget to invite your friends and like and share the event on Facebook!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. You can RSVP on Facebook here, or below in the comments if you are not on Facebook. Or you can RSVP via our Medellin Living group on Meetup.com.
About Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana
Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana is a Peruvian restaurant and bar with two levels. Each level has its own full bar and dining area. The second floor, which we have reserved for our event, includes a refreshing open-air dining area with a nice view, and also has a live DJ.
The Gato bar offers a wide variety of drink options. They have a good choice of beers, including Corona, Club Colombia, Aguila, and BBC. Their cocktail selection includes three different martinis, two mojitos and margaritas, the classic Peruvian pisco sour, and a couple of special Gato cocktails.
Gato also serves a wide variety of wines, including a number of reds, whites, and roses. The menu includes three different kinds of sangria as well.
The Gato bar is also well stocked with a number of rums, whiskeys, tequilas, and gins, in addition to other liquors. They also have flavored sodas (such as mango soda), natural fruit juices, and four types of lemonade.
In addition, Gato has a wide selection of food options on their menu, including Peruvian cuisine and general fare. This includes rice dishes, such as wok style rice with shrimp (pictured above), pastas, and, of course, several of the ceviches for which Peru is famous.
For those hungry for traditionally North American grub, Gato is prepared to satisfy those appetites as well. They serve up five different types of hamburgers, three varieties of quesadillas and two kinds of tacos.
If you show up with a smaller appetite, Gato has you covered with a number of lighter choices para picar, including empanadas, nachos, and croquettes. They also offer three different sandwiches and three salads.
And don’t forget to save room for dessert! If not, you’ll regret it when you see the delicious cheesecake, chocolate brownie, and other sweet temptations that you’ll be missing out on.
Our Medellín Living Meetups
In response to popular demand, Medellín Living restarted its meetups in January of 2017 after a two-year hiatus. The new Medellin Living meetups have been a huge success, growing steadily from one month to the next. We’ve been averaging about 100 attendees at the last few meetups.
For the moment, we’re alternating the meetups between Poblado and Laureles, which are the two most popular neighborhoods for expats living in Medellín.
Our January meetup is planned for Laureles. Details will be posted on this site about one week before each meetup.
Note: there isn’t any extra fee required to attend Medellín Living meetups, and no membership is required.
We have two additional ways for our readers to keep up with Medellín Living events. You can follow us on our Medellin Living Events & Activities Facebook group or via our Medellin Living group on Meetup.com.
All photos courtesy of Gato Restaurante & Cocina Peruana