by Juan Manuel Barrientos
In 2015, Elcielo Miami opened its doors, located in the Brickell sector in the heart of downtown and in the financial district of Miami, right on the banks of the river.
It offers modern signature cuisine, with the same creative and innovative style of chef Juan Manuel Barrientos, inspired by Colombian ancestral roots, but using avant-garde cooking techniques and neuroscience to surprise diners. It is also influenced by the cuisine of other Latin countries and uses local organic products grown in the state of Florida.
Chef & Owner
Juan Manuel Barrientos Valencia, known in the gastronomic world as ´Juanma´ and in social media as @juanmaelcielo, was born in Medellín on June 16, 1983. He is a chef, businessman, entrepreneur, lecturer and peace leader at the helm of more than ten restaurants and bars. He is the creator and founder of the Elcielo restaurant chain (Medellín, Bogotá, Miami and Washington DC), La Serenissima, Cuon and AO, Kai, Shibari, Aguafresca and Cerdología.. Juanma has captured the attention of his many followers both through his work and on social media.
We always dreamed and believed that a Colombian cuisine restaurant could shine with its own star!
Our restaurant ElCielo Washington won a Michelin Star from @michelinguide Thanks to all our family! This is just the beginning of seeing our flag shine with more stars.