El Cielo by Juan Manuel Barrientos

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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.
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Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was unique comment the service over the top, and the food simply outstanding. The staff could not do enough for us. Normally I don't like tasting menus because it lasts too long but in this case it flew by. Everything was perfect.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

J
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful and very creative evening. An absolute pleasure to meet Chef as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best culinary experience I've had

m
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Over priced, over hyped, all fluff and no stuff

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

To sum up in one word:disappointing. Service was terrible. Wait time to get just water was ridiculous. They forgot one of the plates and the most famous one at that. I had to tell them when dessert was about to come that they missed one of the appetizer dishes. The waiter was so uninterested and bored it was laughable. Completely unacceptable for such an expensive restaurant. I have been to a Michelin star restaurant in Paris where we paid the same and there is of course no comparison with the service. The food was not bad but wow the service was atrocious. Me and husband are foodies and have been to many restaurants in Miami and this might be the worst restaurant we have been to.

s
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Children should not be allowed at nigth. Too noisy

NA
Miami
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me encanto porque más allá de su comida y atención es toda una experiencia, donde despierta todos tus sentidos

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OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my girlfriend’s birthday. We had the “Experience”. It was absolutely beautiful from the first course down to the last. Everything was delicious and the meal itself was so artfully presented, every course and “moment” serving a purpose. It was truly a magical experience! Expensive but highly recommended for a special occasion!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We have been to El Cielo In Bogota, Colombia two months ago and truly we were trying not to compare one with the other. But we were a little disappointed, for the price we were expecting the same service. The music was loud, people were loud, the staff was rushing to serve all tables and the food tasted very normal. I was expecting way more from this restaurant in Miami, it truly disappointed us. Won’t be going back to this location, I will however go to the other ones when I travel. I just felt like this was some repeated speech they gave from table to table.

WE
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time I've been to El Cielo - the first time was a business dinner and I've now brought my wife. Watching her face as warm chocolate was poured over her hands in the "Chocotherapy" was worth the price alone! My wife had the "Pescatarian" while I enjoyed "The Experience" - each a Prix Fix selection of about a dozen courses. Only two dishes differed across the two menus. My wife loved her scallop while I enjoyed a perfectly cooked slice of duck breast. She enjoyed the prawn while I had a pork rillet. The entire meal was an experience for the eyes, the mouth, and all the senses. Truly memorable and El Cielo is on our list of favorites to return to whenever we are in Miami.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelente comida, presentación, ambiente y lo mejor los shows. 100% recomendado y que más que el chef es un orgullo Colombiano.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I expected more value for money based on the website. Not a Michelin star level but for people that have never been to a Michelin star restaurant a Nice but expensive experience

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an amazing experience, food, service, environment, and music.
Very creative food with an amazing taste than you never will think that taste so incredible!

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

A bit noisy. Some food was great but another not really. Waiters were nice but service too slow, waiting half an hour between plates.... when we saw a waiter mixing water with ice in a jar with his own hand absolutely didn’t feel like coming back... not sure they served it, but just in case...

OY
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in miami by all means.

IC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Me encanto ,es un lugar encantados romantico una comida exclusiva y equicita

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s
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience...don’t miss it
The time stops...we spend like 2 hours that seems much less...
Great signature moments....everything was perfect

M
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far the best restaurant in Miami. I was amazed by how the Chef can creat such Menu and provide the experience we had.
It was my gf bday and we had the best dinner celebration since we have met at El Cielo. Already planning to come back for my Birthday in the next month with my whole family.

SG
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, worth every dollar. Food, service are delightful. Will come back many times!

NG
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best experience!!! Thank you for everything!!! Amazing :)

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

After we finished eating, we were asked to move to the bar because there was a large reservation and they needed the table. We were enjoying a nice conversation and finishing our drinks... we were almost done and this was just a big disappointment for such a famous restaurant. We felt a bit unwelcomed.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every minute of this experience. Worth it 100%.

LM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fue una experiencia única.
El personal del restaurante muy amable y atentos a nuestras inquietudes.
Cada plato era una sorpresa
Lo único es el acceso al restaurante que no está bien explicado, nos tomó 25 minutos tratando de encontrase el lugar...

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I went with my mom to celebrate her birthday which was not acknowledged l. Additionally, as the first people in the restaurant, we were handed dirty menus. We ordered cocktails which arrived during our third course. When the server came to take our order was when he remembered there were three dishes that were different than what was printed on the dirty, outdated menu. My mom doesn’t eat mushrooms, which we told him and he said there was nothing to worry about. One of the dishes was duck with morels. After placing it in front of her, he realized she had told him no mushrooms and asked her if it would be ok to just leave it. We told him no, he left my dish and took hers and then came back with a modified dish and blamed the kitchen for not doing it correctly. My duck was inedible. It had so much sinew that I couldn’t even cut it. I left it and no one ever asked me if there was anything wrong with it.

When the dessert was served, we were forgotten. We had to call the server’s attention for the bill. He sent the hostess with it, who knocked over a water glass on us while delivering it with no real apology. We paid almost $270 for two people and when we left, we did not even get a good night.

This was our second time. We will never return.

k
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant experience we’ve had in USA. The service was stunning. Everything is highly detailed , original and perfectly performed. Our waiter Edgar is very professional and friendly.
Overall excellent !!!!!

AJ
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to celebrate our 33th Anniversary. It was perfect!
From the moment we walked in there we felt welcome.
The service and the food was excellent and detailed like expected.
We went last year to the one in Medellin for our Anniversary and we r thinking next year to go to Bogota or Washington to continue with the tradition.
Definitely will recommend if you want to experience a different extraordinary restaurant 🥂

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience food was amazing and service was So good

RV
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Una experiencia unica... lo recomiendo. Un ambiente muy acogedor!!!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Best restaurant ever. An incredible experience.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING experience and WONDERFUL service... the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about each course. Bartender was awesome and a true mixologist. She made me delicious cocktails that were outside of the menu. The food was EXQUISITE. It was by far the best dinner and experience I’ve ever had in Miami. We got to meet Juan Barrientos (the chef) who is incredibly sweet and humble. I will definitely be going back!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Servicw is the best I’ve experienced !
Very professional servers

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loved our experience here!

IS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had “Experience” tasting menu and it was fun and entertaining! Very interesting concept! Perfect for a special date or if need to impress someone!

JF
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, intimate and romantic.Food was delicious and the

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

A JOKE,

I would never call myself a food critic, there are professional people for that, however i am a food enthusiast that knows the basics of cooking as i spent countless hours in the Kitchen.

El Cielo’s prices are a Joke, and the service for such tasting menus should be impecable, it is not the case

Chocolate experience ... fail

Instead of taking and displaying pictures of him everywhere, Manuel Barrientos needs to head back to Culinary school and learn the basics of serving decent meals

N
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. We had one vegetarian in our group and they took care of their need too without any issues. The food was awesome. The eggplant mouse was the best presented.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing culinary experience for all the senses!!! Exceptional artistic presentation, celebration of taste, spices and colors! Can’t wait to go back!

AL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience, greats views espectacular food

SM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Una experiencia culinaria extra sensorial. Definitivamente vuelvo!

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