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El Cielo - Miami

4.7
4.7
751 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

10:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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 751 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Benedicta

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fue una gran experiencia, nos encantó Disfrutamos cada plato
  2. 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
  3. SQ

    SandraQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome 🤩, very good experience. Thank you. We’ll come back
  4. 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
  5. E

    Elip

    Miami

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 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.
  6. 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.
  7. a

    azoy

    Miami

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 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.
  8. C

    Claudiag

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I found it exceedingly, exaggeratedly expensive, pretentious and elaborate
  9. 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!!!
  10. CR

    CarolinaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Realmente fue una Experiencia increíble, 100 % recomendable e irrepetible
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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!
  17. M

    Mari

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    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.
  22. 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 !
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inolvidable experiencia! Excelente atención, todo delicioso ❤️
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. AZ

    AdrianaZ

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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
  27. 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+++++
  28. 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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience 10/10
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    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
  35. 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.
  36. 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!!!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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.

FAQs

El Cielo - Miami is rated 4.7 stars by 751 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 10 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 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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