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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 165
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
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  • 12
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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
Fun experience, great presentation

We visited Medellin from Vancouver (Canada) and were recommended to go to El Cielo by friends. This restaurant is ranked in the top 50 of Latin America. We had the 10 courses paired with 5 wines and it was all really delicious. The presentation of each meal was interesting and the cuisine is local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited Medellin from Vancouver (Canada) and were recommended to go to El Cielo by friends. This restaurant is ranked in the top 50 of Latin America. We had the 10 courses paired with 5 wines and it was all really delicious. The presentation of each meal was interesting and the cuisine is local based. We spent 3 hours here... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friend and I had no idea what to expect when we got to El Cielo, which made our experience even more memorable and awesome. This was easily one of best dinners I've ever had, and the most unique. The decor was simple and sophisticated, an outdoorsy vibe. We had a choice between 10 or 15 "moments" and chose 10.... More 

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Colombia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

El cielo is one of the best restaurants ever. Going there is a great experience you will never forget. Chef JuanMa is one of the best in Colombia. He loves cooking and you can feeling it in his menu, his restaurant and his cooking. Great experience. It is a must in Medellin gastronomic tour. The menu is always changing. Excellent... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My dad and I went there looking for the new colombian cuisine but all we found was a very expansive regular meal, exactly the same food you can find at Crepes and Wafles for less than half the price. We will not go back...

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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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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29 restaurant reviews
318 helpful votes 318 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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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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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