Michelin Star Restaurant

elcielo Restaurant by Juan Manuel Barrientos

Fine Dining Restaurant
Elcielo Restaurant
Elcielo Washington, D.C. is located in La Cosecha in the Union Market District of NOMA.
At Elcielo Washington, D.C. We offer a fine dining tasting menu THE EXPERIENCE that is a tribute to Colombian Cuisine. Our team strives to create a unique and carefully crafted experience that taps into all your senses. The food and ambiance will transport you to the beautiful beaches of Cartagena and the mysterious corners of the Amazon jungle. The menu includes 22 courses, steps and dishes of varying size and composition as well as surprising sensory moments.
The experience menu is serving in two rooms, one little next to our open kitchen in the back side of the restaurant or in the main room located in front of the venue, where the staff will carefully explain each course.

Juan Manuel

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.

Juan Manuel Barrientos
Juan Manuel Barrientos
Tasting Menu
Michel Guide

Michelin Guide

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.

Fine Dining


Fine Dining
Wednesday through Thursday - 6:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Saturday - 12:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Sunday - 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm