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Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2683002
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Ranked #45 of 489 Restaurants in Medellin
Price range: $60 - $200
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW 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 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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Madrid, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant. New age food. The concept of "sensaciones" (feelings/sensationes) is a nice idea of their 2 degustation menus where, in addition with fantastic and original dishes, other senses are involved in the experience. Really interesting to visit once

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San Diego, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the only molecular gastronomy restaurant I have been to, so I can't compare it to other similar places. We did the 15 course meal with wine pairing, and the price was very reasonable (I think about 215.000 pesos or 130USD for two people). A few of the courses are really weird, like a course that you only smell... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

El Cielo is Colombia's answer to the scientific cuisine you might expect to find in a Heston Blumenthal restaurant, complete with all the liquid nitrogen and quirky surprises. The tasting menu is narrowed down to two options with a 10 course menu (referred to as "moments") or a 15 course, which is surprisingly filling and well worth the extra few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I love the food and attention. Great place for an anniversary or special occasion or business dinner. I have nothing wrong to say about this place except dont go here with the same person many times because the attention is so great that it gets annoying sometimes...I guess thats not a bad thing. What my wife and I have I... More 

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Address: Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 4 2683002
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
Average Prices: USD 60 - 200

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