El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos

4.6
325 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
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.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Mon - Sat 7:00PM - 9:30PM

What 325 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
CT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!!!

Report
Helpful
e
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expectativa y sorpresa totalmente diferente hay que venir si te gusta la comida no hay más que decir es una experiencia sensacional

Report
Helpful
l
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have been to many michalen star restraunts. I have worked with many chefs and have been in the hospitality industry for many years. This was a slap in the face to anyone who has worked for a star. The service was the worst I have ever gotten. The waiter was very poor in english and neither myself or my husband knew what we were eating. It was overall awful and not worth the money.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced and underwhelmed!

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, unexpected but delicious combination of flavors - and textures-. Definitely visiting again!

Report
Helpful
l
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and different experience. The food was delicious and service excellent. Is pre fix menu, too many dishes for me, even though they were small I was not able to do them all. They should have a smaller alternative. But everything we try we loved. Is expensive, so I would say is for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best

Report
Helpful
VV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance. They had rose petals on the table for our anniversary. They were accommodating to my pregnancy diet restrictions. Food was delicious. We did "The Experience". It was a 14 course meal and left us very full and satisfied. Presentation was beautiful. A lot of unique experiences throughout the courses. Loved it and would definitely recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The attention to detail was great. Friendly waiters. I can only say good things. The food beyond anything I had imagined. I recommend it 100%

Report
Helpful
HC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening and the food was delicious. Only issue was the corkage fee for the wine that we brought with us. $100! We haven’t seen a corkage fee this high.
The chocolate experience was delightful and the chocolate was so good!!!!

Report
Helpful
MP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have already recommended El Cielo! The entire experience was fabulous. The food is creative, all well prepared and delicious. Definitely a must for all foodies.

Report
Helpful
ML
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular, delicious and amazing experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a date night!
Very romantic!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The waiter was not attentive. Further he forgot one of the courses in my Experience. Even after I mentioned it, he still left it out.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

No comimos nada bien para ser un restaurante de alta gama

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The food is way overpriced for what it is. There is NOTHING Colombian about this. The first two entrees were ok. The rest had no flavor at all. Paid $320 for 3 ppl. Not worth it.

Report
Helpful
b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awakening of the senses. A unique experience. It’s more than just excellent food. It’s a trance experience through the enhancing of the senses. Loved it! How do I go back now to everyday food?

Report
Helpful
WE
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing - 14 course "Experience" menu from having our hands washed in chocolate, to having coffee in the morning fog of the Colombian mountains. Just fantastic from start to finish!

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to El Cielo for our anniversary dinner. Saying that me and my wife had an amazing time is an understatement. The table was arranged with rose petals for the ocassion which was a nice touch. The food was amazing, and the overall dinner experience, from washing our hands with cacao to a chocolate candle dessert as a present for our anniversary, was great. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion... it is definitely a unique experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I did a reservation for my birthday and it was noted but nothing spacial was done, the service was delayed because they thought my reservation was for 4 people, the were very sorry for the mistake , the whole food experience was good the only think that I don’t understand is why a mediocre bottle of wine start in $85, so many good French and Italian wine that you can buy anywhere for so cheap that I don’t see the point of this restaurant that doesn’t have a reasonable wine list. I can’t give them a five stars because overall decoration is not at the level of a restaurant with such a good chef reputation and most of all for not allowing us to have the whole experience of a gourmet dinner pairing an affordable wine bottle.

Report
Helpful
c
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the world. A unique experience that can not be described, it needs to be experienced. Service was excellent, food was delicious and very original. History accompanies every dish, as well as a combination of flavors that only Juan Manuel can create.

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

La comida es espectacular.

Report
Helpful
DF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best culinary experiences I have had in the US. Beautiful preparation and orchestration of courses throughout the night, but even better food. The combination of traditional Colombian flavors was as adventurous as it was intriguing. The experience will perpetually linger on our hands - this was an evening we will never forget. Very glad we stopped by this gem of a restaurant during our short stint in Miami.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful “experience” to dine , everything was a novelty from the concept, the good, the ambience, the way it was served to the final coffee experience. A bit pricey. Would go again only if I knew that every certain time they change the menu or if they do a promotion for a second time around ...

Report
Helpful
OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are exceptional.
Quite nice environment and food with affordable price.
Will try again next time.

Report
Helpful
R
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I hate to say it, but it's more show than substance. I've been fortunate enough to eat at top restaurants all over the world and this does not compare to any of them. The tasting menu is 60% sugar and I left hungry and somewhat sick from all the sugar. If you want a great meal, this is not the place. I feel like I could have had a superior meal at many Miami restaurants and at a quarter of the price. Not a fan. :(

Report
Helpful
RL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If you are interested in a unique dining experience this is the place to go.

Report
Helpful
MA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best pizza in Miami.

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience overall.

Report
Helpful
RC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Buen ambiente, buena presentacion. La comida es buena pero les sugiero que ofrezca una experiencia de cafe, ya que seria un buen complemento y Colombia tiene un cafe muy bueno.

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place, service and overall experience was incredible. We asked for the experience menu and it definitely was one. We plan to go back with family and friends!

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a surprise to my girlfriend for our 3 year anniversary, and she went nuts. She has never heard of this restaurant and she loves chocolate. When you start of your night by washing your hands with chocolate and then being able to lick your finger clean, well that’s a night starter and if it’s not the best appetizer around then I don’t know what is!! Amazing experience and the food was great. For those that don’t like small servings/portions there’s plenty off as there is 9 courses.

Report
Helpful
FJ
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A nice surprise

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place

Report
Helpful
P
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique dining experience balanced by a surge of exquisite plate designs and amazing flavors...

Report
Helpful
D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent venue for a special occasion; fabulous cuisine, very innovative and different. Staff brilliant from the moment the mime artist let's you in the door to when you depart after an evening of food adventure. I travel all over the world and this was truly one of my best culinary experiences ever !!!

Report
Helpful
MR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT RESTAURANT FOR SPECIALS OCCASIONS!!!
EXCELLENT SERVICE
VERY SHICK

Report
Helpful
OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional experience. The food, drinks and service were all phenomenal to say the least.

Report
Helpful
V
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food - a very unique dining experience overall.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
9