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El Cielo

Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2683002
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Ranked #51 of 442 Restaurants in Medellin
Price range: $60 - $200
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Restaurant details
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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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 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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10 reviews 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Most Wonderful Culinary Experience you can Have. If you visit Medellín, don't miss it. You will have a great time!!!! And lots of wonderful food!

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Asheville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

El Cielo is experiential art as much as it is inventive and tasty cuisine. Some of the courses didn't involve food but were instead tactile activities. And many were so amazingly presented and picturesque that they were nearly too beautiful to eat. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and the experience and would gladly go again when next... More

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ElCieloRestaurant, Gerente at El Cielo, responded to this review

Hello David, We appreciate your visit. It makes us full of satisfaction to know that you enjoy your dinner at ElCielo. We hope to see you again soon. Greetings, More

San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Came here with a group of four for dinner, and we chose the 15 course/experience tasting. The food was amazing, and the non-food "experiences" were unlike anything any of us have encountered at a restaurant. Would highly recommend making a trip to El Cielo, you will not be disappointed.

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ElCieloRestaurant, Gerente at El Cielo, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate your visit and it makes us full of satisfaction knowing that you had a great time at our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon. Greetings, More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Very nice restaurant and a wonderful 'experience'. We had the first table and thus all culinary surprises came to us first, which was nice. We loved most of the 15 little courses and would recommend anyone to go. It is a nice change from the 'regular' restaurants. Service is very friendly and informative. Our waiter could also explain in English... More

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ElCieloRestaurant, Gerente at El Cielo, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate your visit and it makes us full of joy to know you had a wonderful experience at elcielo. We hope you enjoyed your stay in our city and we are hoping to see you again soon. Greetings from elcielo. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

In the upscale and very stylish neighborhood, and if you stay at the lovely, very “hip” Charlee Hotel, the walk to the restaurant is easy and short. This dining experience is unusual and really special, and in ways reminds me of Alinea restaurant in Chicago. While “elcielo” is expensive, it is not as expensive as the Chicago restaurant. I literally... More

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ElCieloRestaurant, Gerente at El Cielo, responded to this review

Helo Sequoya, It makes us full of satisfaction to know that you had such a wonderful experience in our restaurant. At elcielo, each moment is thought to surprise our commensals in every way possible. We'll like to let you know that we also have a lunch menú that you can enjoy in less time, but always keeping the amazing gastronomical... More

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