El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos

4.6
459 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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RenataA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is the 3rd El Cielo Restaurant I've been to and this one is my favorite so far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good! Great place to spend +3hrs

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Jacky
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia diferente a cualquier otro restaurante que consco vale la pena vivirla!!!!!

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SebastianG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant is an instagram gimmick. Not worth the price.

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vipBarbaraR
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Loved it!

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vipMarioL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great service great food would highly recommend it

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Juan
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place with great food. A real culinary experience. The plate presentation is a work of art and the choice of flavor combination is excellent.
They also have a good wine list with options from comfortable prices without sacrifacing the quality of them.

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vipDavidL
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very interesting menu. Everyone in the restaurant was served the same food at the same time, felt a little robotic and cut down on the ambience. As others have said, many on the staff do not speak English well. It makes it a little difficult to ask questions. Some of the dishes were hits others were misses. All in all, glad we tried it, but I’m not sure if this is a place that I would come more than once or twice a year

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IrmaryS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAnthonyD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

El Cielo is an intimate experience where the presentation of the food is what I think they hang their hat on which was very unique. My girlfriend and I are from NYC and spent a weekend in Miami and tried it out. Overall it was a very good meal and the presentation of the food was fabulous. The food itself is very good but I wouldn’t say it was the best I ever had. It is an expensive restaurant so be prepared to spend between 500-600 for a couple if you want to do it right. Overall I am still pleased with the experience.

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vipBeach
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Actually the ending was a bit surprising to say the least. We chose the 10course menu and added the wine pairing. We didn’t count our courses or “moments” as they call them, but when you spend 450 for 2 people you expect the restaurant to do so. We waited for a while at end and then the hostess asked if we were “ready?” . We said yes and she brought us the check. We paid the check and then thought wait we never got any type of dessert. So we asked to see the menu and sure enough we had never received the last course. So I pointed it out to the hostess and she started whispering to the head waiter and manager. The manager brought the dessert but not one person (not our waiter who didn’t return at that point OR the manager) ever apologized for the fact that they were about to send us on our way without one of their “moments”. I think they even apologize at chilis if they forget your dessert .... strange for a $$$$ restaurant

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vipMarielaM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We had a great pre-valentines Dinner.

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vipPassingthrough
Miami
64 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible culinary experience! We loved this new menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I do not like to write reviews about my experiences in a restaurant because these are my personal point of views on the experience but sometimes it is necessary for the chef and manager to correct the mistakes, lets go directly to the point: 1.- nonsense tasting menu since TM need to represents what the chef try to tell us about his/her style and cuisine, in the other side food plating and presentation was fantastic , the food mostly on the sweet side, we got the menu called the experience : the first 2 dishes are not really dishes a drink and a chocolate hand bath , experience was so far great at this point but changed, with The last of the main dishes been Gnocchis ? after a main fish course? Really im confused , to resume We got 3 appetizers, 3 main courses ( 2 fish and a Gnocchi ) and 4 desserts (I still try to understand the menu with 4 desserts), the wine paring was the worst part supposedly 4 wines pairing , the only served 3 : Prosecco follow to Albariño but I can understand a rose ????? After and to finish the experience : tip was included and they do not mentioned and the worst thing is that they make you believe that is not because when they bring the cc voucher said tip and not additional tip, To finish I could say Bogota my favorite, Miami I do not think to return

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vipPatriciaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience we enjoyed very much and the food was very well presented and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

WARNING: LOCATION IS NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY CAR! There were signs labeled “El Cielo” however there were no directions that signaled the exact location of the restaurant. After browsing the area for 10 minutes we asked the hotel front desk for directions how to get there.

(The restaurant is located behind the hotel, passed the roundabout on the waterfront)

Not being regulars nor Miami natives made it difficult to find the whereabouts of the location.

I gave this restaurant higher ratings since my SO’s first time was positive.

The chef’s concept is a great overall experience. Definitely a cool place to go for a change. More importantly the food is delicious!

However, I have chosen to not give the restaurant five stars because I have a biased opinion. Compared to the locations in Colombia, MY PERSONAL experience here in Miami was sub-par simply because the staff did not take the art of the chef as serious as in the mother-land.

I did come in with high expectations because of the appreciation I had for the storyline and the storyteller. I was blinded by the rushed nature and lack of care by the personnel.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A concept menu that really stands out particularly the coffee time. It ll keep you guessing what’s next and you won’t be disappointed

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vipChompy
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in Miami for our 7th anniversary and had a lot of options to choose from for our special meal. We chose El Cielo - and are very happy we did! With the delicious tasting menu, great wine pairings - I would have been completely satisfied, but El Cielo went above and beyond -- rose petals on the table, complimentary champagne, and a lovely hosting staff ... I kind of wish we could come back every year!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. Food & presentation was excellent. Great experience. Wine tasting was also excellent.

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Carlinskih
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not in miami. I went to the one in Bogota was much and mych better athough pretty much the same menu. I expected some other menu than Bogota

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MilkaA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for dates even the mother-daughter kind!! Thanks for making our night so special!! ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I went here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. It was the most spectacular dinner I've ever had. It was an unparalleled dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent from start to finish. Quality of the service and food is outstanding; struggling to understand how this is not among the Top 50 restaurants list...

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vipDean
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Dishes were good but not great. Unhappy they replaced the meat course with gnocci....weak!

Location was not easy for Uber drivers to find.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WC for women was extremely cold and make gusts feel uncomfortable

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JonathanAcosta
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Para Un aniversario de 8 años buscaba que fuera una experiencia inolvidable pars mi amada esposa... y asi lo fue.!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I were looking for somewhere good to try for dinner. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who lives locally (we are not residents of Miami ). I wanted to go somewhere nice for my last night in town. We both absolutely loved the restaurant and it was a fabulous recommendation. We had a 14 course dinner that lasted about 3hours. Everything about the dinner was perfect my date being one of the things but the service, atmosphere, food quality was all top notch. We enjoyed everything from the beginning to the end. Our table was covered in rose petals which gave our dinner more of a date night vibe. We loved the chocolate getting poured on ours hands, tree of life, each course was unique, the coffee presentation was fun and at the end the rose petals with lotion that was given to us for our hands just made it an amazing dinner experience all around. Our server was very kind and informative about the food and it’s culture. My boyfriend eats anything but I am a vegetarian and they made sure they cooked food that I could eat. I enjoyed the intimate atmosphere even with other tables around. The food quality was top notch. The restaurant is a bit pricey $500 for two people however we expected that. There is also valet which is a must for us. I would love to go again when I return back to town and bring friends and family. I highly recommend this restaurant for and intimate evening!

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NataliaM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect experience. The food and place are fantastic

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RaizaL
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing experience, the food was great, espectacular presentation, the concept it is incredible, I think is expensive

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vipRosanneS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience! Lots of fun, attentive staff, delicious food

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Kdmia
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Art and food combined for a lovely experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice place!!!...I recommended 100%.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Increíble, definitivamente es toda una experiencia

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AllenC03
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go if you are foodie or not. The entire night was an experience. Also order “the experience”. Just leave yourself plenty of time to park and find the restaurant. Then just sit back and enjoy!!

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. A well kept secret in Miami. Surprised it’s not a Michelin starred restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great, the experience is unique. Beautiful location.
Staff friendly and beautiful gourmet experience

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vipBrankaM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for all senses.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great just absurdly priced

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El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos is rated 4.6 stars by 459 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.