El Cielo - Miami

4.5
588 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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vipSole
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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LuisS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, creative cuisine.

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vipDininginStyle
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! Awesome. Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
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 on August 3, 2021
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 on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
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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WilliamF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Unique experience. Attentive service. Couldn't ask for much more.

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JCR128
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 29, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
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
7 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
San Francisco
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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vipJudithF
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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El Cielo - Miami is rated 4.5 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

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