El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos

4.4
572 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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  • A la Carte

    Multiple dates available

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  • The Experience

    $197.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Tasting Menu created by our chef Juan Manuel Barrientos.
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Realmente creo que la experiencia debe ser la de los pasos …. La carta como tal es súper restringida, el branzino estaba delicioso y el hamachi también, una gran combinación de sabores en esos dos platos que pagaron la noche … los platos pequeños están bien …. Pero creo que definitivamente tendré que volver a vivir la experiencia real

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OlgaN
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yuca gnocchi is excellent. So is the patacón with shrimps. Green arepas could be eliminated from menu. Overall. Seems overpriced, mainly the all inclusive menu. Would be better if a la crate menu was expanded. Thank you!

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JM12
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience - Impeccable service and out of this world food!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Después de viajar casi 18 horas desde Texas a Miami , para conocer el lugar haber leído el menú que se encuentra en la web

Oh sorpresa al llegar al lugar nos dicen que existen dos menús y que no se pueden combinar..

El primer menú es a la carta y solo lo puedes consumir en el area de afuera

El segundo menú es la experiencia de degustación. Y, solo se consume dentro del restaurant


Estaba lloviendo así que nos permitieron entrar pero no pude probar la experiencia de degustación ya que mi familia quería servicio a la carta y solo yo quería la experiencia de degustación. Para poder probarla tenía que sentarme sola en otra mesa por que los menús no se pueden combinar…

Esto si que ha sido una EXPERIENCIA..

Considérenlo si quieren ir al lugar ya que fue muy incómodo el servicio y un mesero trato de ayudarnos pero lamento no tener autoridad para hacer la combinación ya que son políticas de CHEF JUAN MANUEL.. Creo deberían poner esa política muy clara en la página de internet ya que pedí que me mostraran donde decía que eran menús diferentes y solo respondieron que era política..


Entre mis dos niños , mi esposo y yo consumimos 8 platillos aún y cuando la comida es deliciosa el servicio fue tan incomodo que pensaría mucho antes de regresar ..

PD: Realmente estoy siendo MUY GENEROSA EN LA RESEÑA .. 😡😡😡

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JCR128
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent services and the food is amazing. A well designed trip for all regions of Colombia. A masterpiece mixing flavors and textures to create a final product that is delightful…

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ArielM
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent diversity, the taste of the food. You can sense the touch of the food preparation and dedication to it.

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MichaelB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for special occasions. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Different for sure. Unique take on traditional Colombian food. Potions are small.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience.
I was extremely happy that I did it.

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santiagom
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience, food and drinks marched perfectly with the ambience

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AlfredoM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Definitely coming back again. Every plate has a meaning behind it which involves you more.

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DiegoD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give a rating of negative stars I would. By far worst experience ever!!! The worst service I have ever experienced! We had made a reservation and we specified we wanted the “A la carte” menu, due to having dietary restrictions. When we arrive they sat us inside and gave us the “experience” menu. We told out server that we had requested the other menu and he immediately said that we had to sit outside because they don’t serve that menu inside. That was never communicated to us when we made the reservation and when it was confirmed. We asked to speak to a manager and instead the hostess came and told us that we had to sit outside. I explained to them that I have dietary restrictions which is why we didnt ask for the other menu and all they would do was shrug their shoulders and walked away. Needless to say we walked out and left. I would NEVER recommend that place to anyone. We’ve never felt so mistreated and worst customer service.

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vipIleanaL
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitivamente nos sentimos en El Cielo. Qué experiencia tan increíble y mágica! Sin duda alguna es uno de los mejores restaurantes de Mimi. Por motivo del cumpleaños de mi esposo quise darle una sorpresa y reservé en El Cielo y no me equivoqué en escoger este maravilloso lugar. Desde que llegamos el ambiente fue espectacular, nos abrió la puerta el mismísimo Chef Brian (nos enteramos después) y nos condujo a lo largo de la Experiencia( nombre del menú) el camarero Alexander con mucha fineza y conocimiento. Nos gusta y disfrutamos mucho ir a restaurantes creativos y este nos fascinó por la mezcla de texturas, sabores, juego con los sentidos, en fin una cocina colombiana muy estilizada y a la vez no pierde los sabores típicos del país. Recomendamos este restaurante 100 %. Gracias mil por hacer de nuestra cena un momento inolvidable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Aniversario

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service.

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vipJurgenDM
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was empty on a Wednesday night but as we wanted to eat a la carte we were forced to sit on the terrace outside where it was raining. Inside there was not one table occupied…
The A la carte menu isn’t worth this name as the choice is very limited. We ordered a few dishes to share and all the food arrived simultaneously but wasn’t up to par on quality. The arepas were stale and cold, the tuna tartar was over mixed and clearly frozen, the avocado tempura was too hard to even cut through… I asked for the check and went to Milos for dinner… I can’t figure out how they got a Michelin star at all!

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FelipeM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.We were really happy with the quality of the food and the presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the presentation of the food, the service was outstanding and our server took the time to explain the restaurant concept and recommend plates. Food was very good, our favorite was the Yucca Gnocchis. The only recommendation is that I would make the outside sitting area a little bit more appealing and formal.

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Yoba
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Me and my husband went to ElCielo for my husband's birthday. Starting with the hostes, first mishap, she asked for the name that the reservation was under when she saw my name she proceeded to ask me if we would like the experience or a la carte when I had already reserved a la carte. Our option was to sit outside because you can only sit inside if you choose the experience, fine no problem we decided to sit inside because it is more comfortable(no humidity,no heat, no loud music from passing boats, etc). Ok the experience! Our weitres was very nice I will say that, but I will start by saying that she tried to open the bottle of sparkling water with her jacket. My husband ended up opening the water for her. Ok this may sound stupid but when you are at a fine dining paying 197 pp plus the drinks for the experience the least of my expectations was to have exceptional service. I mention the price, just to give you more context although I do find it appropriate. Moving on, we never felt engaged or involved in the experience there was never a story to follow. The tree of life was sitting on the table for a good 20 minutes and we werent told that it was one of our courses so it wasnt until we asked that she explained that it was the tree of life. She didn't know the name of all the ingredients of some of the dishes and when I asked what the name of a fruit was she left to ask someone else about it and never came back. Disapointment is the best Word to describe our experience. Food is good I know that the experience could be a wonderful one if the service would be at the level that it needs to be. I never saw a manager, and no one came up to us to even ask if we were enjoying our dinner. We know what exceptional service looks like, we have visited many fine dinings and many Michelin star awarded restaurants. ElCielo for us has very good food with very poor service.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es una verdadera experiencia, espectacular, deben visitarlo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Great food, not a great experience! … it is sad to leave a place where the chef was recently recognized by the Michelin guide and not feel like you should tell your friends and family to go there. As a fellow Colombian There is nothing I wanted more but support his efforts, recognize his talent and recommend everyone to go! Unfortunately I left feeling that the experience did not match the quality of the food, so the “experience” was lost!

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vipBocarestlover
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary unique experience for a special ocasión .

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NataliaG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s overvalued restaurant. Best restaurants, best experience and better price are found in Miami

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vipAlexandraS
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Awful experience, bad service, average dishes, for a 2 person dinner at the outside.
Looks like you get a different level of service when you prefer to eat outside, but still pretty heavy price tag...
I'm not recommending to make any reservation here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención y gastronomía. Los mozos fueron extremadamente simpáticos y atentos, la comida fue exquisita y cada plato estaba especialmente elaborado logrando una mixtura de sabores inolvidables. ¿Mis favoritos? El tuna tartare, el Tree Signature y el lavanda lava cake. Vuelvo pronto seguro!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tryied the “experience”. Fantastic and impeccable
From the beginning to the end.
A+++++

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever!!!

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ElizabethH
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to the Medellin restaurant and were looking forward to the Miami experience. It was very good, I missed the hand creamwith coffee granules offered in Medellin and the soup, but the Miami menu was really great.
The only thing I didn´t like was we asked for another Tree of life bread and were charged a lot. It would have been advisable if they had let us know, as they did with the arepas, that this included a charge.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, we went to this place skeptical of the service considering some bad reviews. I’m in the industry and it’s rare the occasion I’m fully satisfied with the service. My wife and I went specifically for The Experience Chefs Tasting Menu. Visiting from NYC, I was planning an ultra fine dinner to celebrate an achievement of ours. We’re Colombian and we felt obligated to support our paisano after his Michelin Star in Washington.
The Experience is everything I was expecting. Wonderful flavors and presentations. Each and every course (13+) was fully explained in English and Spanish and the service beyond great. I’ve become an ambassador of the place back in NY especially with great Colombian pride.
Kudos to Chef Barrientos and his whole team.

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vipVictor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Juan Manuel Barrientos is a talented chief. He is a master of combining different flavors for unique and delicious creations. His 14 course meal was exceptional in its variety, tastes and presentation. Unfortunately the ambiance of the restaurant was lacking. The restaurant was playing very loud music in an attempt to drawn out a noisy table. We could not understand the waiters descriptions of the dishes. The restaurant needs private rooms to host such large groups. Also the wine pairing did not live upto the chief amazing dishes. Deserves Michellen stars except for the ambiance.

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vipKimmy1
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Possibly the best meal of my 97 restaurants in Miami so far. Had the Experience Menu $187 a person plus the 6 glass wine pairing. I totally suggest this. Utterly amazing meal. I wish the wines had been explained more with the pours however. Incredible meal

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly and unique experience the Chef has done a very well done jobs in bringing us closer to Colombian dishes in a nice and unique way

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vipBatuhanY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Could be the worst dining experience in Miami! My friends and I booked a table for a la carte menu- which is served in the patio. However, it was crazy windy outside and the restaurant did not have any walls or wind blocker/screen. We asked to sit inside as my friend was pregnant and she did not feel well- we were not allowed to have an indoor table unless we pay for the menu. We had no other choice but to walk away because of this rude behavior.

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vipGM43
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous time! The food was interesting and very good, and the service was unbelievable. What an innovative and fun time!

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MarkB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the experience was one to be remembered. Service was superb and location on the river was really nice. Please be aware 18% gratuity was included in your tab. Drinks were very good especially the spicy margaritas.

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vipHectorA
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Experience" awesome. Went for lunch at Mother's Day. I'll be Back!!

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AbbyL
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most unique experiences. Great dishes, Great staff and overall great restaurant. 10/10

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GabrielP
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My second time here. It wasn’t as amazing as I remembered it two years ago. Still a nice time. The food last time was way better though. This is typical in high end restaurants, from my experiences. Last time there were options on which experience you wanted. This time it was one. But they still do the chocolate therapy and the corny desert coffee with the dry ice, some people like it, I think it’s a bit over the top.

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vipInezH
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as always. The service was great as well! They immediately made accommodations when it started pouring rain and we were originally sitting outside.

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El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos is rated 4.4 stars by 572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.