El Cielo - Miami

4.6
616 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.

Experiences

  • Micheline Dinner

    $228.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 10, 2021 only

    Indulge in our full 20 course tasting menu taking created by the chef Juan Manuel Barrientos. We bring the Menu that won the first Michelin Star for a Colombian Restaurant to Miami in a Special Dinner.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente degustación. El maridaje no ayuda, vinos pésimos

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vipZacharyL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolute blast doing the experience. Unique, delicious food, exquisite presentation, and beautiful quiet ambiance. Would highly recommend for any serious foodie. The cocktails are also quite good.

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vipKimmy1
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time to get the full Experience menu with 6 glass wine pairing. Absolutely amazing! It's not too much food at all; but utterly fantastic. I love how everyone there is so enthusiastic and knowledgable about the food too. The service is outstanding.

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WillemV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is one of the best restaurant experiences we had. We have been in the El Cielo in Medellin. She was as good as Miami, but a lot less expensive.

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JoseB
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio la comida deliciosa una experiencia inolvidable 100% recomendado

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vipAlafaye
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cumpleaños

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vipGuillermoR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. Always a pleasure to try the new dishes they come up with

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall a Truly Great experience.

I already recommended to all the girls at My Office.

It was worth it the drive from Boca Raton to Brickell, Miami.

Only one thing Parking should be complementary.

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LuisV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, the price is bit high, but it was worth the culinary experience.

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WesS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

For the price you pay to be there and no valet parking seems little too much. The restaurant is not that obviously easy to find because when you get there and see a condo you get confused. No valet and the condo parking was full, I had to put my car close by for few minutes to find out where was the restaurant and to find out about a proper parking. You have to walk around the condo to find the restaurant and once We got there they said we would have to park few blocks away. My wife had high hills so I left her there seated while I had to go back and search the parking. Unfortunately when I got back my car was towed and that made me think even more why a high end restaurant where I paid 650 dollars for a dinner doesn’t offer a valet service. 200 dollars in tow plus Uber to get there and all the stuff to deal with that after a birthday dinner for my wife. Food was great and service as well! But unfortunately that completely changed my vibe and experience during dinner.

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ivettes
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes very specific and so friendly the food was amazing

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vipTony
New York Area
300 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant has high aspiration. They have a 10 and four item menu and an al la carte menu. The meal starts out with a very nice Tree of Life bread with a creamy cilantro butter. The flat bread is suspended by copper wires above a rock. The hearts of palm soup however was tasteless and an unappetizing beige color. The cazuela with grooper was very good. The yuca gnocchi was a bit pasty, but good. The chocolate desert was very good. Service was also good and there were some decent wines on the menu.

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vipDionysos
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food, poor wine pairing.
Everything about “the experience” was great; it is very well designed, service was very good, flavors and presentation are excellent. The missing link for me was the 6 glass wine pairing. There are very many excellent wine choices in the world now that don’t break the bank and can take “the experience” to another level, yet what is being offered are rather forgettable choices that don’t bring anything to the table, which is shame due to the exceptional quality of the food. Next time I’ll hit the wine list.

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GabrielaP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a phenomenal experienced and the food to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place ❤️

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JorgeR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is an overpriced mediocre restaurant. I know Colombian cuisine well. Although the creations are well presented, the flavors are far from reminiscing the original flavors. After you have your hands bathed in white chocolate, the waiter gets lost and leaves the customer with hands covered by that sticky material. Then he comes back and splatters water mixed with the greasy chocolate over your clothes. Some of the courses were overwhelmingly acidic. The proteins are fish in minuscule portions and the meat is a greasy small pork rind. Dessert is a mixture of cheese and dark chocolate, supposed to be hot but ours was cold. A cup of coffee of "the best in the world" is prepared on the table having brought already ground beans that had oxidized already. About the wine, cheap selections that can be obtained at the supermarket at less than $20 a bottle but they charge the same per glass. In sum, El Cielo was a big disappointment. Do not recommend.

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vipKarl
Fort Lauderdale
63 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

nothing special to justify the $600 dinner for two!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful experience. Get the experience with the 6 wine pairing . BEAUTIFUL

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food is amazing, had to park 1/2 mile away. Valet full. Understand that one. But when you call the restaurant to ask where is the best and easiest place to park no one answers.. I did not expect that when you pay $300 per person. Table wobbled, service was non existent and not at level expected with zero table maintenance during a 2 plus hour meal.

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LawrenceS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a scale of one to five, its a ten! Foos, presentation and service are phenomenal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipdavidjenison
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good fun experience but overpriced. Would drop several courses, reduce the price and upgrade the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best food i’ve ever had and the experience was beyond. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente restaurante

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the miami spice. It was a good opportunity to know the place! Service and food was excellent! I’m coming back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

El servicio no era muy bueno. Presión para terminar rápidamente entre la entrada y el plato principal.

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vipLuckyN
Miami
210 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really loved our experience . The place is super quiet, tables are big and there is enough space between them to enjoy a beautifully crafted meal and great friend conversation. Each dish was delicious and creative. Service was impeccable, Edgard our waiter made our night unforgettable. For sure and experience to recommend for those who can afford it.

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vipSole
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing
The restaurant is super nice and clean.
The manager margarita was very welcoming, the as all the staff members.
Everyone was friendly and well knowledgeable of the menu.
Amazing experience
Great food quality
I wish that I remember the name of my two servers one from
Puerto Rico and the other from
Venezuela
Great service

The only thing I felt that it was that the light were too bright maybe I would dim them a little.
Decoration is sooo cute.

Kudos !

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AndresP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Mediocre, did not live up to expectations. We came here for Miami Spice, and it wasn't until we complained about the poor quality of the food that we realized this was a Michelin Start restaurant-- at that point we were shocked. The service was OK. The food was like what you'd eat at a Bar Mitzvah or your average wedding; inconsistent, subpar, enough to keep your appetite at bay. Halfway through, we lost our appetite, left about 75% of the entre on the plate, and cancelled desert. Their "Truffle Quinoa Risotto" genuinely had NO truffle in it, and it's actually what we were most looking forward to. The "chicharron" was tough, cold, and chewy. Their corn arepas were dry and crumbled apart. It felt as if the chef and staff had gotten together and ultimately decided that anyone doing Miami Spice simply wasn't worth doing anything special for. How you do one thing is how you do everything, we will not be coming back. We thought this would be a good intro (what Miami Spice is all about) but we were wrong. I had a chance to speak with and express myself to the chef and several staff members, who gave us the chance to leave without paying, which we appreciated.

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SandraR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing experience! Our server Alexander and staff was on point, very nice and explained every element of our experience with every plate. Took the time to acknowledge our anniversary and surprise us with an amazing dessert. From the decor, ambience to the food, everything was to die for.
Will definitely be back ❤️

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JoannaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Decor was nice. Food was okay. We got the tempura avocado which was not crunchy and had a basic garlic aioli sauce. For $28 dollars, not worth. Garlic aioli is such a basic sauce, chain restaurants use it. We also had the crab arepas. The arepas were so dry they broke we folded them. The crab came with melted cheese on top. Tasted like a tuna melt. The fish dish also came garlic aioli, same boring flavor again. The fish did come with a quinoa risotto which was unique and delicious. Tuna tartare was good with large portion. We had other dishes that were decent or not great. Very small menu. I appetizer and dinner came back to back with no time in between. A restaurant at this level normally knows to space the food out. We would have drank more if it was spaced out properly. Service overall was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Our server didn’t describe any of the dishes on the menu. We didn’t like one of the entrees, we told the server she didn’t do anything + they charged us $30 for a kids menu: 1/2 grilles chicken thigh and fries. Overall, good ambience, good location, pretty restaurant.

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GabrielG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience, highly recommend. Food deconstructed in masterful way and it hit all the senses!

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vipInnovative
Mexico City
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very creative but I was not impressed with the food. Three of the items were great, the rest, not so much. I’ve done this kind of existence many times at different restaurants. This young chef who I admire, is going on the right direction but still has some things to learn to achieve another level. Will wait and give it a try again in the future. Service was great !

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the service was superb !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Las mejor experiencia que cualquier persona deberia de tener en su vida gracias por hacernos sentir como en casa y traernos tantos bellos momentos de vuelta

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JulioS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very thing was excellent. Service was fantastic. I am gluten intolerant and they were extremely careful of what I ate. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena experiencia!!

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MelodyA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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El Cielo - Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 616 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.