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El Cielo

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Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2683002
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Cuisine based on Colombian roots, using a mixture of traditional and...
Cuisine based on Colombian roots, using a mixture of traditional and cutting edge techniques to the study of neuroscience is what makes elcielo restaurant a magical place. The elcielo dining experience includes a variety of colors, textures, smells and tastes that stimulate the senses and arouse emotions.
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Engage all your senses at this excellent tucked away place in el poblano

Went with a group of 5, half from NYC and half from LA - picked the 9 course meal was just right. Included 3 proteins, fish, steak and chicken. From start to finish the the staff was excellent, described everything and suggested pairings. A must if you are in Medellin.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chris_helen90266
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Manhattan Beach, California
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went with a group of 5, half from NYC and half from LA - picked the 9 course meal was just right. Included 3 proteins, fish, steak and chicken. From start to finish the the staff was excellent, described everything and suggested pairings. A must if you are in Medellin.

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Thank Chris_helen90266
Tampa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! The presentation was unlike anything I've experienced as a seasoned world traveler- simply unforgettable. Plan on being there for 2-3 hours and a fixed menu but it's well worth it. Everything from washing your hands in chocolate to dry ice volcanoes. It ended up costing around 125 with wine but something like this in NY would be $500 or... More 

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Thank Melinda M
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to great food and experience with some really nice touches and some really odd ones. We got the 12 course 'experience' menu which was mostly good with some misses. The lobster ceviche in maricuya with coconut foam just didn't hit the mark, but the filet mignon and potatoes were good. At times we felt like we were in an... More 

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Thank Kelly C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really cool. You will be served food that is adventurous and unique. If you're into the whole experience of eating interesting and unique new foods, you will enjoy this place. If you're a steak and potatoes type person who prefers not to stray outside your comfort zone, go somewhere else.

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Thank Susa N
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the 8 course vegetarian tasting menu and it was outstanding. If you're visiting from the US, this restaurant is a must for the quality, presentation, experience and value. The equivalent would be a fortune back at home! Not a filling meal (ordered room service I got back a few hours later), but a real treat. If you can't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had so many great meals in Columbia, and we love Colombian food, but this was definitely not only delicious, but visually exciting. We suggest the 12 course menu, it only took 2-1/2 hours and was a fraction of the price of a similar meal in the US. We loved it. So happy we included their wine pairing. Each... More 

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Thank rockclimberchick
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff and the menu at this restaurant are downright silly, presenting their exhausting, endless series of courses like a solemn religious experience. The presentation is truly wacky, with one dish served over smoking dry ice, constant forced washing of hands in a basin of various substances, etc. The food was nothing special. We were bored, annoyed, and exhausted. Who... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Maybe our expectations were higher but we feel we got more of a visual and sensory experience in this restaurant than food enjoyment! We all asked for the 9 dish experience. The food is served in very small quantities. Overall opinion: Go for the experience, meals are small portions!!!

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Thank annis03
Cartagena, Colombia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

A very unique experience, bringing Colombian dishes with a more international and special twist. And using Molecular kitchen, nice flavours and great service. Prices are higher vs your typical Colombian restaurant, but way lower than what you would pay for an equal experience in the US. We experienced the 12 course dinner , I do recommend when you reach the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We had the 12 course experience menu. Food, service and ambience were all great along with the grand cru Bordeaux. I would highly recommend and it felt like it was almost free since I would have paid at least $125 for the wine in the US instead of $125 for the entire experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 2683002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 200

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Cuisine based on Colombian roots, using a mixture of traditional and cutting edge techniques to the study of neuroscience is what makes elcielo restaurant a magical place. The elcielo dining experience includes a variety of colors, textures, smells and tastes that stimulate the senses and arouse emotions.

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