El Cielo opens in Brickell

A new hotly anticipated restaurant is now opens in Brickell. It is called El Cielo. This colombian restaurant is a direct branch from its center at Bogota. This curious little South American joint consist of a rustic-chic space overlooking the Miami River and authentic Colombian cuisine infused with locally sourced ingredients. Here is more information about El Cielo Miami :

According to Urban Daddy :

“16 courses of traditional Latin American fare (think: empanadas and ropa vieja) that’ve been restructured to elicit different emotional responses when you eat them. The chef even tested out his dishes with a neuroscience outfit called Mind Code to make this happen.”


According to New Times :

“The restaurant is officially open, though still in a soft-opening phase. For now, diners can take part in a 15-course tasting menu for $125, with complimentary glasses of wine as the restaurant awaits the approval of its liquor license. Even without the wine, dishes such as tuna sashimi with crisp quinoa and pineapple aioli, and Colombian yuca bread stuffed with cheese and served with a coconut salsa, are more than enough to please. Eventually, the 60-seat space will offer brunch, lunch, and the option of 10- or 15-course dinner tastings, with a full bar program featuring everything from interactive cocktails to sorbet laced with pomegranate and champagne. Set on the bank of the Miami River, well away from the noise and construction of SE Fifth Street, the patio will make a great summer retreat for cocktails and snacks. ” written by Patrick Hieger.


According to Eater :

“The idea for the new space came when Barrientos visited Miami for the first time back in 2012. “I knew when I landed that I needed to open a location here,” he said surrounded by his team of chefs, construction workers, and even his parents—the principal investors in the restaurant—all working to get the kitchen ready for cooking and soft openings. Private friends and family tastings are scheduled to begin early next week. El Cielo will be located at 41 SE 5th St. at Brickell on the River. Inside, diners can expect a rustic-meets-modern Miami vibe, with a long dining room full of broad wooden tables with white leather chairs, overlooking the Miami river. El Cielo will also feature an illuminated glass bar which extends the length of the dining room, an open kitchen at the restaurant’s entrance, as well as a salon at the far end of the space, which can be used for private parties.”


According to Yelp :

“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!!” written by Santiago G. (5 Stars)


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