by Juan Manuel Barrientos
Elcielo Washington, D.C. is located in La Cosecha in the Union Market District of NOMA.
At Elcielo Washington, D.C. we offer various tasting menus and an a la carte menu that are 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. All menus include dishes of varying size and composition as well as surprising sensory moments.
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.