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El Cielo - Miami

4.7
4.7
732 Reviews
$50 and over
Latin / Spanish
Elcielo Miami By Juan Manuel Barrientos.

We offer a fine dining tasting menu called THE EXPERIENCE that is a tribute to Colombian Cuisine. Our team strives to create a unique and carefully crafted experience that taps into all your senses. The food and ambiance will transport you to the beautiful beaches of Cartagena and the mysterious corners of the Amazon jungle.

The menu is served in the restaurant’s great hall section, and our bar features many of our signature and innovative Colombian cocktails.

Accepting reservations at:

Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday-Friday: 6:00pm & 9:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm, 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm, 1:00pm 3:00pm

We do not accept late show to reservations, after 15 minutes the reservation will be considered a no show and no show fee/Cancellation will be applied.

-Dress Code: Business Casual.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Colombian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 874-7867

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Manuel Barrientos

  • Catering

    ELCIELO CATERING WORLD WIDE, EXPERIENCE IN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND USA, WE TAKE OUR EXPERIENCES EVERYWERE

  • Neighborhood

    Brickell

  • Cross street

    Located in Brickell On The River - Residential North Tower

  • Parking details

    BRICKELL ON THE RIVER BUILDING VALET, RESTAURNT ON THE RIVER SIDE

  • Public transit

    MIAMI METRO MOVER 5TH ST. STATION

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

What 732 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fue una experiencia espectacular, y se disfruto cada plato, la atención fue muy buena.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! Definitely must go to
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Restaurants that focus and gain popularity based on molecular gastronomy often over do the concept and shift more focus onto technique & exotic ingredient lists over flavor. This was a concern I had when I went into today’s dinner, and boy was I relieved that this was not the case. All the dishes were literal hits which seldom ever occurs in a 20+ course meal. There has to be a loser somewhere in there right?! Nope! There isn’t; it’s all fantastic. There’s only one other restaurant in South Miami that can deliver this level of service, attention, and execution. And even that restaurant is known to occasionally plate a dud here and there. This said, El Cielo is not your run of the mill restaurant, this is a tasting experience that takes approximately 3 hours which realistically will cost you $250+ a head. If you decide to do a wine pairing, cocktail pairing, or even a mocktail pairing (love the abundance of options) you can expect this price to go up. I wish there was an a la carte menu but imagine this would not be feasible given the portion sizes, number of courses, and the fact that the menu changes 4x a year. Either way, we were really impressed with the techniques, innovation, use of traditional ingredients, the story line, and execution of each plate; the experience is worth it. And El Cielo truly earned their star this year.
  4. l

    lala

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! This is a must must must restaurant !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inolvidable experiencia! Excelente atención, todo delicioso ❤️
  6. DW

    DebraW

    Miami

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing culinary journey through Columbia. The food was beautifully plated, delicious and unique with sumptuous contrasting flavors and textures that excited the tastebuds. We loved the small bites the best, seven, eight or nine of them before the main courses. We lost count. Service was excellent although our server spoke quite fast and we had difficulty understanding him. But no matter…nothing required explanation. Presentations were spectacular, with whimsical and fun surprises crescendoing with a Colombian coffee service fit for a magic show. Lovely room, noise level just right, and only nine tables for a warm, special feeling. Loved it. Can’t wait to return when the menu changes and introduce more friends and family to this marvelous restaurant.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is a great place for special occasions. The dinning experience was very innovative. It’s not a traditional restaurant, since there is a narrative and a story line told through each course. The portions are very small but by the end of the experience you’ll be very satisfied. Each dish is creatively and masterfully presented. You’ll be surprised by how such small bites are packed with so much flavor! One of the servers mentioned that the restaurant changes its menu every 4 months. The service was good. Nothing remarkable. The experience takes about 3 hours, so be prepared to wait and to be seating for a long time. At the end, we had to ask 3 times for someone to bring our check. We waited for over 30 minutes to pay and be able to leave.
  8. AZ

    AdrianaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, very small portions but at the end you really feel satisfied! The flavors are something you won’t find anywhere else, the staff were very kind and explained very course very well, the place is nice, could do a little more details but I went for the food not the place! It is expensive but as a one time experience very well paid
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a unique restaurant the best I have been to honestly crazy crazy good and the service is A+++++
  10. JS

    JulieS

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an exquisite and unique dining experience. The food was so creative and delicious. The wine pairing was exceptional. The service was phenomenal. The price was expensive, but worth it for the incredible evening. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type of restaurant for me, and it was a very special way to celebrate my birthday!
  11. TR

    TravisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Definitely an experience. The only reason for not 5 stars across the board was that about 2 of the dishes, the seafood soup, and the lamb were extremely salty (Also noted by the table next to us). Staff was very nice and attentive the whole time.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El Cielo was much better than other Michelin star restaurants that I have been, even with 3 stars, this one star gem stands out!
  13. D

    Diana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    First of all before and after making our reservation there is no way to get in touch with this establishment. We needed to drive down from Fort Lauderdale in person to have questions answered about accommodating our party with children etc. I've been to original location 3 times in Medellin, had such a good experience, but here in Miami was very much below par. Food was ok, no wow factor for what it was supposed to be. Champagne to start a few amuse bouches from the kitchen all were good. We then started getting to the actual dishes and begining to have the wines paired with our food. The whites were a disappointment Arca Nova Vinho verde,Pighin Pinot grigio... Crab shaped arepa decent with pineapple salsa/chutney, but the crab mixture option wayyyyy too salty. A few other things like the bao bun lobster rolls filling was good the bao bun itself dry and hard. Duck was hard and chewy, lamb chop was also very average. Some of my descriptions may be off because unfortunately we were having a hard time hearing the waiter... All in all compared to my past experience at El Cielo in Colombia was not satisfied and that also goes compared to multitude of other places Michellan Star and non star restaurants, which honestly many of whom after having what I had really should have a star. Really hope they turn this location around or perhaps it's just a Miami tourist trap.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely amazing experience. The PASSION FRUIT MISTELA, CANELAZO, COMPRESSO , CHOCOLO & CAVIAR were exceptional with flavors and textures that were layered, complex and surprising. The Tree of Life was crispy, delicious and beautiful. The only course that I did not thoroughly enjoy was the lobster roll which I felt was over-salted so it was difficult to appreciate the subtle sweetness of the lobster. I have had tasting menus at other Michelin star restaurants and this was one of the most unique I have ever experienced. Each course was exquisitely presented. The staff did a fantastic job of explaining each course and the reference to various Columbian regions, products/foods. It made me want to plan a trip to Columbia. My only other comment would be that it would be nice to have the option of a shorter tasting menu, as I was too full to fully appreciate the last several courses. If there were a couple of choices, I would come back again sooner to try one of the other options. Overall it was fantastic, and one of my top dining experiences.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience 10/10
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The meal was below average, not worth the cost, too many fluff dishes, quality and preparation was poor
  17. DK

    DKP93

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! You really pay for not only the amazing food but also the amazing experience throughout with multiple courses.
  18. VT

    VTR71

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience. The food was delicious! The service amazing. It is not only a place to eat; it is beyond everything!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing, impecable. The wines were overpriced cheap bottles. Service fee shouldn’t be included in serious Michelin restaurants, that’s up to the person living the experience. Amazing creations by the chef clouded by small management details.
  20. F

    Foodie

    West Palm Beach

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The kitchen is on fire! Service makes you feel super rushed. They need to lean back and let people enjoy. I wish they had an a La cart menu as I would go back. But instead it is a one and done. We also don’t mind paying for good food, but the amount of food you get for the price is not a good value, but it was exceptional. Also they don’t have a wines by the glass menu, so I ordered a glass of Moët as they said that is all they could do that evening—they only poured a half a glass and it was 35 dollars. The cost of the bottle in the store. Value for money not there, but the food is worth going for once!
  21. AC

    AndresC

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very proud of having an upscale Colombian restaurant in Miami. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding
  22. IM

    IslandMomma

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The complexity of the flavors, the beauty of the presentations, and the attention of the wait staff added to the fun and unusual Experience.
  23. YB

    YByb

    Los Angeles

    77 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Service is impeccable. Presentation is beautiful. We hope they will fix food taste.
  24. MM

    MegMB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal dining experience! It was our 3rd wedding anniversary and they really helped make it special. Michelin guide take note that elcielo deserves more than 1 michelin star. Thank you all!
  25. M

    Maryam

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. I would defiantly go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great. But air conditioning was not working.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am glad the Michelin Guide swept Miami if only for El Cielo. One of my favorite one star spots I’ve been to. It incapsulates everything I adore about fine dining — the food and the experience it provides. The tasting menu, aptly titled “The Experience”, is quite unique and experimental, and offers with it a kind of interaction missing in most white table cloth restaurants. When you combine food and experience, when you eat something you have never tasted before, when you interact with textures that seem alien yet refresh your palate — that is what fine dining ought to be, and El Cielo offers this in spades. I could easily see them nabbing a second star in the upcoming years. Bravo!
  28. HW

    HelenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having dined at quite a few Michelin star restaurants around the world, we were so excited that Michelin came to Miami and recognized El Cielo. The entire experience was fantastic from the moment we were greeted at the entrance to the very last course. Service a superb and attentive without being over bearing. Michelin made the right choice with this one! Well deserved!
  29. K

    Kerra

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are bored with fine dining, try chocotherapy here! Love how proud the chef is towards Columbian heritage and integrate a lot of whimsical details into the whole experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, tasting menu executed to perfection with 22 courses some of which were filler/snack courses but very good. Service was attentive and on point. Took 2 and a half hours to complete the tasting menu going at a good pace not too fast or slow. The wine menu left much to desire, with a small selection leaving us wondering whether there was a Sommelier.
  31. TS

    TicaS

    Miami

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitivamente una experiencia diferente, seguramente vale la pena hacerla una vez en la vida, no estoy seguro de repetirla , algunas experiancias muy ricas pero otras muy simples. Demasiado alto el costo, si haces la experiencia de bebidas $150 es absurdo, no vale la pena, tenia un poco mas altas las expectativas.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did not know it was tasting menu only - Open Table has the regular menu listed when you book, but perhaps I missed the notification somewhere. Either way, we’re fine with tasting menus, but we were not prepared for that coming in. But, the food, service, and overall experience were spectacular - unlike any other experience I’ve had (this was certainly up there with French Laundry, Surf Club, L’Atelier, Stubborn Seed, etc.)! Our server, Santiago, was wonderful - friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I have already recommended it to several people, and I plan to come back again soon.
  33. KA

    KarenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience is amazing! Great service and food amazing! I’m colombian, and it brought memories from childhood with all the familiar tastes. Not to mentioned the waiters are amazing.
  34. h

    healthyandchic

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. They need to extend the wine and spirits list. Music has to change to something smoother
  35. r

    raymondw

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice location on the miami river and perfect attention to details. Service was wonderful and the textures of the experience combined elegance with home-like dinner with friends. It was a perfect evening
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was super excited to try El Cielo as it’s just been awarded a Michelin star. Experience is an understatement! Incredible food and service all the way around, a very fun and interesting way to experience Colombian food. Great job!
  37. AG

    AntonioG

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tasting menu of 18+ courses with excellent service and presentation. There are ***NO*** other options besides the tasting/experience menu. Very well worth the experience price point of $250- $325 a person. It’s meant to be an activity, if the price points causes a reaction I would suggest to look for another place to dine at.
  38. SM

    SharM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    At no time of making the reservation, says that is an “experience” and not a regular restaurant and that the experience cost $197 pp, you should display it and make it clear what are you reserving.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience
  40. F

    Foodie

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decor beautiful and elegant. Host and service professional and charming. Gourmet food tantalising palate with harmonious blending of art and science and sexy presentation, Being full time residents of Miami Beach sorry we did not get here earlier

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El Cielo - Miami is rated 4.7 stars by 732 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for El Cielo - Miami

31 SE 5th Street, Miami, FL 33131

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Located in Brickell On The River - Residential North Tower

  • Neighborhood

    Brickell

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Colombian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    BRICKELL ON THE RIVER BUILDING VALET, RESTAURNT ON THE RIVER SIDE

  • Public transit

    MIAMI METRO MOVER 5TH ST. STATION

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Manuel Barrientos

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (305) 874-7867

  • Catering

    ELCIELO CATERING WORLD WIDE, EXPERIENCE IN EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA AND USA, WE TAKE OUR EXPERIENCES EVERYWERE

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