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El Cielo - Miami

4.4
4.4
773 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: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday: 7:00pm

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


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Latin American, Colombian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 7:00 pm–10:00 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 773 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown Areas

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    This was my birthday dinner and it was an experience that I am disappointed in. Food was excellent but service was nothing short of horrible and chaotic, which makes the experience extremely disappointing. From first being basically reprimanded by the server for not knowing my guest had a dairy allergy. Then making it seem like it would be very difficult to accommodate her. How can you not accommodate 1 guest of a dairy allergy at a Michelin restaurant? Then halfway through our meal they serve my guest a dairy soup with chocolate present it to her, then proceeds to tell her she can’t eat it. extremely embarrassing. Why serve a guest dairy soup and say don’t touch it? That’s so rude. Manager never came to our table once in the 4 hours we sat there. I didn’t choose my dining experience either , they chose “the experience” menu automatically for me, that was fine, I guess. The wine pairing I did choose, but would have been nice to be told that would be an extra $250 pp add on, the server we could not hear him the entire time, which it’s not even a loud place. He spoke very quickly had a heavy accent and made it impossible to know what we were eating. The wine pairing was a delicious experience and the food was excellent. Didn’t care for the salads, lamb was a little dry. Lobster roll was extremely over salted. Cornbread caviar delicious. I did expect better from the other dishes. after dessert, our server brings the liqueur cart and suggests as option that’s great for digestion after dinner, We told him we do not like dark, we like tequila we asked what was the best he suggest the casa azul anejo, said ok we will have it. it was a dark tequila (we had no idea) why would the waiter serve and suggest us this after we were drinking white all night??.. he also spilt my anejo shot all over the table while serving!! Failed to tell us $425 per shot?! 850$ for 2 shots. How is this possible? Suggests a tequila we hate, did not drink, & tells us no we can’t return??
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive but a really really great experience. If you wanna something great to fine dine in Miami, you can go there
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant charges people who can’t join a party because of COVID. They should incentivizing COVID positive people to stay home instead of coming into their restaurant Music started blasting when we got there and then a fire alarm went off. Bathrooms were freezing as well.
  4. B

    Balazzo556

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well, I have to say that El Cielo Restaurant Miami was another excellent experience. Staff members professionals and courteous, food fabulous and exquisite. I will recommend any of the El Cielo Restaurants in DC and Miami, as well as the one in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia. Juan Manuel and his crews make a unique experience about how Colombian modern style is. Special thanks to Executive chef and “Juan Manuel’s Right Hand” Sorry that I forgot his name, but very charming and humble guy, and represents very well, El Cielo concept and the Colombian modern cuisine. Muchas gracias a todos.
  5. CC

    CortneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love tasting menus. We just went to the French Laundry and Single Thread 2 weeks ago. This place can rank with the best ones! Great place to eat! What a great restaurant in Miami! The experience is truly that, a great experience. Highly recommend!
  6. M

    Maria

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El lugar es muy lindo, el servicio maravilloso y la comida indescriptible. Gran experiencia.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, beautiful presentation, an explosion of flavors in every bite. Great service!!! Thanks to Diego our server for an unforgettable night.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They deserve another Michelin star
  9. CF

    CarlosF

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le falta luz al pasillo que lleva a los baños para que se aprecien mejor las fotografías.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They call it an experience - and that’s EXACTLY what it was. Very course was unique, and truly memorable. Not an everyday kinda meal (not for most of us, anyways) but for a treat or a special occassion, definitely.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This eccentric, dramatic and eclectic gastronomique experience took us on a journey through Colombia, the restaurant was well worthy of 2 michelin stars in my opinion and not just one. I have been to many one michelin stars in the country and this was one of the few that was truly experiential within the one star category. Our maitre d was knowledgeable and the service as expected in a Michelin star was flawless. Truly an incredible and special occasion experience. Yes this will be north or $600 for two people so be prepared to shell that out but this is what true fine dining culinary life experiences are worth.
  12. TA

    TinaA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely an experience. Come hungry but take the time to savor the eclectic flavors. The tasting menu is transporting, and the creativity is unmatched.
  13. a

    anabeld

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Extremadamente costoso para la comida que sirven , más caro que restaurantes con estrellas michelin en europa
  14. SS

    SarahSFtoMiami

    Miami

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Just not as amazing as I was hoping for $800 (two people).
  15. S

    Severine

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The whole experience was very disappointing : average food and service, exceedingly pretentious and expensive for what you get and very far from what good Colombian cuisine could be. In a nutshell, bad value for money.
  16. MP

    MikaP

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall nice experience. Food was good and service attentive. The restaurant is small and intimate. In the end, the experience (20 course tasting menu) took us 3.5 hours which just felt too much. With this many courses (which naturally tend to be small, which is fine) waiting times of up to 5-10 mins between the dishes really add up. Many dishes were great but some were “merely good”; we left feeling that it would’ve been nicer to have say 10-12 dishes that were “all killer, no filler”. Also, I get that a restaurant like this won’t be cheap but still felt that the wine & sparkling wine pricing was excessive. I’ve been to 2* and 3* Michelin stars restaurants that had more reasonable drinks pricing. I do like wine but $50+ for a glass is just unjustifiable (granted, there was a wine pairing option but again at the price of just shy of $200 I opted for water this time).
  17. DG

    DamaG

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the experience because each dish transported me to different region in Colombia. Amazing!!!! The waiter knew every single detail
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Our group was blown away by the absolutely amazing experience! From the moment we walked through the door the memorable experience began. We learned culture, food, spice, pairings, history, and a host of other features where we can’t stop talking about our time at El Cielo. I highly recommend for anyone with an open mind, looking for a food experience that is sure to become a conversation piece.
  19. NC

    NachoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excelente comida y servicio, toda una experiencia muy recomendable. Único punto malo fue el pato, que estaba poco hecho y era muy difícil de comer, por lo demás fue una lista enorme de platos a cada cual más rico, incluyendo sorpresas solo para la experiencia, como lavarse las manos en chocolate o la fuente de vapor. Mi enhorabuena a todo el equipo
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    El servicio fue excelente, pero esperaba mucho más de la Comida de este lugar.
  21. B

    Benedicta

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fue una gran experiencia, nos encantó Disfrutamos cada plato
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una expericiencia increíble así como el nombre de su menú, lleno de sensaciones diferentes y fuera de la cotidianidad. Excelente atención por todos su personal. Y una comida increíble que disfrute muchísimo
  23. SQ

    SandraQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome 🤩, very good experience. Thank you. We’ll come back
  24. HI

    HectorI

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    A good dining experience but we believe it's a little over priced and not to mention the price of the liquor
  25. E

    Elip

    Miami

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I totally agree on the Michelin star that was awarded to this restaurant. Great service, knowledgeable staff, and good food. I won’t go back because this was it he most expensive meal that we have ever had. We had the degustación menu, a bottle of wine and a round of drinks for 4 people and the bill was over $1500. This is insane to me. We are used to eating in Miami and all over the world in other Michelin star restaurants but this was just too much for the price.
  26. PH

    PatH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed the evening. Food was good. Keep in mind that 20% service charge will be billed.
  27. a

    azoy

    Miami

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The experience was ok, needless to say that the portions were very small and the transition between courses was extremely slow 🐌, it took almost 3 hours to finish. They charge for water and also they included the tip on the bill for a party of four people. I won't go back.
  28. C

    Claudiag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I found it exceedingly, exaggeratedly expensive, pretentious and elaborate
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience! By far Miami’s best restaurant!!!
  30. CR

    CarolinaR

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Realmente fue una Experiencia increíble, 100 % recomendable e irrepetible
  31. NM

    NataliaM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience! Dine here you won’t regret it. Definitely coming back when the new menu is available.
  32. Y

    Yourcustomer2017

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Birthday lunch. Creative food. Great experience, be ready to sit for 3 hours though. Oddly, the server repeatedly poured my girlfriend less wine than me on every pour!! We had to ask to have a little more three times. That was super frustrating. The wine pairing was not well matched with the food. The lobster roll was excellent, but most of the other flavors were muted. My advice for the restaurant: add a little more focus on flavor, be a little less stuffy (more personable), and WATCH YOUR POURS!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite expensive but was an experience that we will treasure. We had a 12 o’clock reservation which ended up be ideal because we were the only people in the restaurant and so it felt exclusive and private until people started showing up 1 hour later. The staff and service was impeccable. A must try if your looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really cool experience. The music choice was a little weird as multiple genres were played. The overall evening was really nice… very expensive but we had a great time
  35. MM

    MiaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Worst experience ever-very bad service. The manager didn’t let us in before arguing for 30mins
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, as usual! The ONLY thing I could comment on, is the temperature of the restaurant. I was freezing, and I wish it was either a bit warmer or they had some blankets. But the food, ambiance, service (Santiago was great!) was FANTASTIC! Thank you!
  37. M

    Mari

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this dinner was amazing. Great experience.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dinner experience. It is a must.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! Definitely must go to

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El Cielo - Miami is rated 4.4 stars by 773 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


Booked 11 times today
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 Wed–Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 7:00 pm–10:00 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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