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El Cielo

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
South American, Colombian
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Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
+57 4 2683002
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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NY, NY
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very pricey, but also one of a kind. This is not a "hey let's grab dinner" place. It's a plan plenty ahead, get dressed up, and have a unique culinary experience place. This is a tasting menu of either 9 or 13 courses of molecular gastronomy. Prepare to spend some time here enjoying foods you may know, but that you've... More 

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Thank tarrita
Medellin, Colombia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there last week with three other people and chose "la experiencia" for the meal. Each experience was great, the food came out spaced out in a timely manner and the meals themselves were delicious. I was taken aback by the price of the water which in my opinion should be free in every restaurant. I was also not... More 

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Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come to El Cielo every year for the last three years! I like the fact that the tasting menu is changed every year so there is always a new experience. They way the Chef plays with Colombian flavors is unique. My only suggestion would be to try to be more efficient while making reservations. Overall a great place.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a culinary adventure that experiments with all different senses. The 13 course experience is about $40 USD, a fraction of what a comparable meal would have cost in NY, LA, or London.

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Thank KC S
Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant. Everything (ambience, wait staff, food) was top notch. Do not miss this experience while in Medellin.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at El Cielo and it was a unique experience. This place has nothing short of a top restaurant in Europe or US and serves Colombian influenced food. They have done a good job creating an experience in addition to high quality food. Staff were all well trained and professional. We paid $80/person for food and wine, this... More 

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food experience! Truly one of the best food experiences I've done. Definitely do the tasting option and you will be in heaven!

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Thank stars1983
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was incredible - from the food, to the service, to the experience, to the way the kitchen is run (the waiter informed us of the people that the chef employs to cook in his kitchen, and they are from all different backgrounds) - was amazing. We live in New York, which is meant to be a great city... More 

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Brisbane
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have no words to describe the experience we had at El cielo, it was definitely like a trip to heaven. It was not only the extraordinary food, it was the whole sensory experience was remarkable. We were surprised and delighted with every single moment. It is a expensive restaurant but it was so worth it.

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Thank Clenaranjo
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing 3 hour lunch! It was more than just a meal it was a true experience. We both had a wonderful time enjoying over 15 courses (aka moments!)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $200
Cuisine
South American, Colombian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cra 40 N 10A - 22, Medellin, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin
  • Phone Number: +57 4 2683002
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?