El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos

4.5
231 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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EL CIELO RESTAURANT BY JUAN MANUEL BARRIENTOS
50 BEST RESTAURANTS LATIN AMERICA SAN PELLEGRINO 2013, 2014 AND 2015
MODERNISTIC CUSINE WITH LATIN AND COLOMBIAN INFLUENCE USING LOCAL PRODUCTS.
TASTING MENU.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Latin American, Colombian
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Hours of operation
Our Bar Open at 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dinner Reservations 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Monday - Saturday
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Phone number
(305) 755-8840
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Manuel Barrientos
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Catering
ELCIELO CATERING WORLD WIDE, EXPERIENCE IN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND USA, WE TAKE OUR EXPERIENCES EVERYWERE
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BRICKELL ON THE RIVER BUILDING VALET, RESTAURNT ON THE RIVER SIDE
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MIAMI METRO MOVER 5TH ST. STATION
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Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

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What 231 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

It was my Birthday the most beautiful presentation for every course an experience that can’t be missed

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MD
3.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

Overall great experience, however since I went to Cielo Bogota I can not compared (Cielo Miami) to Cielo Bogota. At Cielo Bogota it was an amazing experience.
Cielo Miami the employees needs to have more knowledge about the ingredients and their components, and provide in depth information about their wine pairing as done in Bogota.

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Salt Lake City
4.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Great experience and amazing staff !

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Miami
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

This is one of the most creative meals we ever had and we really enjoyed the overall experience.

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EH
Miami
3.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Gimmicky and food does not substantiate the price being charged.

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Miami
3.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it out. Menu is ONLY tasting menu - no aka carte choices. I was not at all impressed with the food taste. Presentation is great. Salmon tartar was excellent - everything else was just ok. I’ve had better at other restaurants. Coconut rice is a special creation of the chef so jot the traditional Colombian dish, however it was more like rice pudding than anything else. Not a good choice. Deserts were not memorable. In summary, not worth the “experience” - will not be returning.

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Mexico City
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

The whole experience it’s amazing, from the food and how the people who serve introduce you in all the atmosphere, was a very nice experience and very much recommended to anyone who want to have a real experience while eat, this people introduce you in colombia during the whole stay was really great to visit.

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j
Miami
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

Spectacular culinary experience!! Infinitely memorable dining. This is my second time eating the "experience" and love that everything was completely different and surprising!! (except the coffee and rose petals and please keep doing that bc both are my favorite!!" Love it!!!

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JJ
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Just amazing! Everything was excellent, from the hostess, to the food and the service. The chef really gives you an experience that transport you to the places he was inspired by in Colombia. It was probably the best dining experience I've had in the US.

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KC
2.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

The service was very unprofessional and poor since we got there. We had a reservation, and they made us wait 50 mins. And once we were sitting the waiter came over with a lot of actitud. She was very stressed and looked like she was in a hurry, which made my table feel uncomfortable with her energy and tension. She messed up the orders as well. Also, after they made us wait for 50 mins, the waiter told us that the kitchen was going to be closed soon so we needed to order fast. What? So if the kitchen closes at 9:30 so why they accept reservations after 9pm? Shame! And the Food? Too exotic and just average.. it isn’t worth it.

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j
Miami
3.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

overpriced, this was our second time, Menu was changed, food not good at all, too expensive for what you get.
dinner for 4 with 1 cocktail each = 700!!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Great experience. From start to finish, everything was perfectly executed. If you’re looking for a special moment with just one person or a lasting memory with friends, visit this restaurant. Every moment is specifically designed to impress. My wife and I were definitely blown away. Reminded us of another “food experience “ we had in Cape Town, South Africa. Don’t be critical of portions, let the whole experience create the memory you hoped for when you made your reservation.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Randomly I booked this restaurant , we didn’t know anything what’s going on there . It was a big surprise when we walked in and saw the atmosphere . First thought that we will leave at least 500$ but not . It was amazing dinner for two . With many many courses . AMAZING. We spend 230 for two . But it worth every penny. Definitely will come back with some special
Guests to surprise them .

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L
Miami
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

Exhilarating food experience! Every dish was delicious and the service was great. This was our second time at El Cielo. Totally different experience than the first time (just as good) and can’t wait to go back in the future.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

Amazing!! Been to the restaurant in Medellin and now Miami! 💚

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JJ
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

Recommend for special occasions. The experience is worth the price

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RM
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

It was a great experience very romantic and great food

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BW
Miami
1.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

I was so impressed with my experience in their Bogota Columbia location that I visited while on business that I decide to take my girlfriend to their Miami location for our monthly date night in which we drove from West Palm Beach. Upon arriving we came to find that the building is a complete construction zone the view of the river is blocked and there is construction walk ways all over. If i was notified this I would have never gone there as it completely ruined our evening. The food was fine but the hostess was extremely rude and could really careless after asking why we were not notified of the construction. Would not recommend this establishment until construction is completed.

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RB
Miami
5.0
Dined on May 10, 2018

The most creative dining experience I’ve ever had in Miami. The flavor of the food was incredible. Highly recommended

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AP
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance. The staff is very knowledgeable of the menu and provided an excellent service.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

El Cielo is a very special restaurant with a very special cook. The dishes are not your everyday dishes. You have to keep an open mind and just take one of the 'food tours'.
They are very creative and you will be amazed. It's great for a date if you appreciate contemporary creative food. For just a salad, just go to one of the thousands other restaurants.

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OT
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent place, different , is an art every thing they do. Very good ideas
Excellent food and fun

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Miami
5.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

It is indeed an experience where the chef and his staff invite you to use all your senses...very creative presentations, and the quality of the food is second to none.

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5.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

Presentation is amazing. Ambience is amazing. I'm not sure the price fits the food but I would say it does fit the experience. I look at this resturant as a one time experience compared to similar resturants who are similar in price but the food is that little bit more exceptional for the money and encourages me a little more to return. That being said don't let this review dissuade you from experiencing what El Cielo has to offer, it is an experience that is truely amazing! Favorite dishes? The soup with lentils and egg and the burnt ice cream.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

As always, this place is amazing. It’s a unique dining experience.

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Miami
3.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

The food is a real experience ! The pork belly is amazing, and the coconut rice is so good. The desserts are perfect.

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Miami
4.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

We had been told that the experience at El Cielo would be different but we really didn't expect how much fun it would be. The service was amazing and Chef Juan Manuel Barriento's creativy is out of the park. Each dish, each ingredient and each presentation had a story. Everything was well orchestrated until the last minute. The only thing I would change is the option for wine/champagne pairing which really didn't compliment the meal as I expected. El cielo gets an A+ for creativity and experience!

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5.0
Dined on April 5, 2018

Sin palabras, el nombre no puede ser Mejor, estás en el Cielo, viviendo un sueño.

Muchas gracias al camarero Juan y al resto del
Equipo, sois geniales.

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V
Miami
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing experience! All the food of “la experiencia” was excellent.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Unique experience !!! The food is excellent !! And the service is outstanding. I will definitely recommend this place to all my colleagues and friends!!

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JS
5.0
Dined on March 16, 2018

excellent dining experience unique dishes and very tranquil kind of a mix between spa and restaurant only way i can explain it also very attentive staff well mannered

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J
New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 16, 2018

Very special place. Several wonderful surprises that will sure to please. Super imagination by this chef.

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Miami
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service and experience.
Food is solid but not necessarily outstanding.

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JH
Miami
5.0
Dined on March 7, 2018

Amazing Experience, The location was perfect very nice view, something diferent

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M
Miami
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food experience and the tasting menu was very creative!

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AN
New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 2, 2018

It was an outstanding experience that in a few instances took me back to my Colombian roots mixed in with the amazing culinary of a Bluehill Stonebarn.

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Miami
4.0
Dined on February 27, 2018

I was expecting something out of this world and that wasn’t it! It was good but like any other restaurant . Best part was the tree of life!

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Miami
5.0
Dined on February 24, 2018

excellent
amazing experience
Juan Manuel is a great role model at his young age!

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Miami
3.0
Dined on February 20, 2018

Well, the idea is okay if you want a food experience that included washing your hands in white chocolate & end up sticky the whole meal, but the concept is just to elicit a comment. I thought maybe it was some odd historic tradition, but no, just unnecessary. Food good, but always with something weird to distract from what could be delicious. It would be hard to get me there again. Sorry, because the space is great. Staff English needs to improve a bit, too.

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DK
Miami
5.0
Dined on February 15, 2018

We had an amazing experience for Valentine’s Day. Highest recommendation !

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