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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 185
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 15
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  • 17
    Terrible
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
Fancy, extravagant, elegant......

It is really fancy! It is not only about gastronomy but a whole new level experience; flavors and essences. The place is nice, all the waitresses dress on black, very chic. I really liked it a lot. There is no menu though, but they have two choices: 10 or 15 courses (very little amount of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It is really fancy! It is not only about gastronomy but a whole new level experience; flavors and essences. The place is nice, all the waitresses dress on black, very chic. I really liked it a lot. There is no menu though, but they have two choices: 10 or 15 courses (very little amount of traditional Colombian food but extremely... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were in Medellin for a few days and decided to try El Cielo with another couple. While in $US it's quite cheap for what it offers, for Medellin it is quite expensive, so I wouldn't really go back. The atmosphere is nice. The service was really good, until the very end when they were very obviously rushing us out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Everything was special. Ambience, food, service. We took the extended course and everything was just superb. A must stop in Medellin for anyone.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place keeps getting better and better, I have been many times to el Cielo in Miami and Medellin. And the menu is simply amazing , this time around they are celebrating Christmas in the middle of July on which I found Amazing what it is being done there. Food and combination of flavors and incredibly. Loved the theme. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I had the 10 course menu and thought it was good value for money for the quality and quantity of the food, at the the equiv. of $78USD, including cava and water. I thought some of the dishes were very unique and one in particular was an excellent combination - cheese soup with chocolate shavings - my two favourite things... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You come here to impress or be impressed. Basically, people who know little about food try to impress you with Ferran Adria tricks that have been played one too many times in fine cuisine elsewhere. I enjoy actually seeing people nervously looking at the bill as they struggle to pretend easily part of over $200 USD in food that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We almost didn't go to El Cielo because of the mixed TripAdvisor reviews - and I couldn't be more glad that we ignored the negative comments. This was one of the best, most unique experiences we have had in a restaurant. We had the 10 course meal which cost $87,000COP plus 8% tax and 10% service per person. This with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We ordered the 15 course meal, and found it was too much food (we were not that hungry at the start of dinner). I think that may have influenced our experience a bit. But the food was very good, and the presentation was always interesting. If we had to do it again, we'd get the 10 course. Several of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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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, Doing business, Special occasions

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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