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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 157
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
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  • 11
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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
Amazing Experience

El Cielo is not just a restaurant it is an experience.The food was amazing,each time we thought it couldn't get better they did.Service impeccable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We read the Trip Advisor reviews, and they were mixed. We found that the restaurant, though smart, did not live up to the positive reviews. We visited the restaurant the previous day and booked for the following evening and watched the waitress put our name in the book. When we arrived the following day the reservation had not been processed.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

El Cielo is not just a restaurant it is an experience.The food was amazing,each time we thought it couldn't get better they did.Service impeccable.

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San Diego, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Trying to locate this tiny location for fine dining within Poblado is not easy, but once you enter, you realize you are in for a special experience. Upon arrival you are shown to your table and I highly recommend a reservation due to the size of the restaurant and popularity. Menus are NOT offered as the restaurant has the restaurant... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Put all your senses to work and experience a unique combination of organic and molecular cuisine that makes good use of colombian products, under a quiet and dignified ambiance with respectful and well informed staff. The 15 courses our group chose was simply spectacular!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Simply the best restaurant I have ever visited. The idea of the cuisine is so original, ir intends to stimulate all the senses, not only taste, but touch, smell and sight. There are different "moments" menus which you can choose from and enjoy different plates with a unique experience for each. Like amazing chicken in remolacha sauce with risoto, or... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We've done a lot of tasting/ degustation menus between us and found this to not only be the perfect amount of food, but all delivered in a unique way. Silly that I start with quantity and experience, because the food itself was the best quality we've had on this trip. We had the 10 course with a couple of glasses... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

they gave our group of 4 the option for a 10 course tasting/experience menu or 15 we chose 15 and i've never been more pleasantly surprised by a meal Chef @JUANMAELCIELO is a genius for doing what he has done with El Cielo If you rarely go out for a nice meal, make this the one place you choose

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

If you are willing to spend a lot of money to have fun but leave straight to another restaurant, go here

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New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Did the ten course tasting for lunch. Very inventive, great flavors, impressive presentation. Staff all spoke English well. Ate by myself - on business. Not the only one, couple families also. The chicken was amazing - which I find amazing. In usd terms - very fair - at least for NYC. Certainly would recommend. Took 1.5 hours. Can also have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Medellin, just go, its such a good experience, culinary and visually! We had the 15 course 'moments' and a couple of bottles of wine and Rum, it came to around $90 each.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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