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Melaza Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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South Shore, MA
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224 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped by after a walking through town and enjoyed a light meal. Sat at the bar with Carla, the bartender. She was very helpful and a great server. They have a medium sized full bar with tables around the bar , upstairs, and in a separate room. We decide to try the nachos , which were not your average nachos... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Melaza has an interesting menu. We started with two great appetizers, the back bean soup and the Empanadas. We tried both the chicken and beef. The beef was my favorite. For entrees we had the Charbroil Skirt Steak “Churrasco, which was tasty but should have been ordered more well-done. Medium rare, was too rare. The accompanying potatoes were nondescript.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite restaurant, the dishes are complex and delicious. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Carol K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a recommendation from someone that we met at the grocery store in town. It was amazing! Our waitress, Carla was super! Very friendly and helpful, as we were visiting from Maine. The hostess girl was also great (didn't get her name....sorry) they talked with us about stuff to do and made suggestions on where to go. On... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Melaza! The chef knows hot to cook: flaky empanadas with an outrageous sauce( we ordered seconds!) waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable. Will go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, USA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very tasty meal here. Had the Jerk Chicken, tender in a subtle marinade. Love the plantains in all their different incarnations.

Thank OceanAdrian
Woodstock, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Food was great service was excellent the waiter helped me pick out a great drink as well as my dinner.

Thank leetee34
Brewster, New York
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have eaten at a Tapas restaurant many times. I am sorry to say that the selection of Tapas items was very limited and the food was nothing to write home about. The selections of food was not very much like Spanish Tapas except for the size of the portions. Our waitress was very inattentive and did not pay much... More 

Thank trina h
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

It's truly disheartening to read your review, Trina. I'm sorry if we fell short in your case, we try hard every day but there are times when we are unable to deliver what most people experience when coming to Melaza. The more details you offer on your experience the more we can learn from our small percentage of failure to... More 

Saint Albans, Vermont
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews in Trip Advisor, we tried Melaka Bistro tonight. The drinks were under-whelming, the salads had a sweet, unappealing dressing and the entrees were just OK. Definitely not worthy of such a high rating. We had the scallops and cod special. We will not return.

Thank Hutch47
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property/business. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Sincerely, David More 

London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Arriving in the middle of a snow flurry , we needed warming up quickly. Drinks arrived promptly , a nice margarita and good advice on a local beer. We then shared the arancini balls with a creole sauce . Then we had the Cajun salmon and the vegetarian paella , both were very good, the paella had plantain as the... More 

Thank Michael W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets with subtle tropical flavors. !Let Melaza be your Place for Dining.....Enjoy Melaza's relaxed and refined atmosphere featuring outdoor seating on the front patio and back terrace. (Weather permitting). We offer Gluten Free, Tapas and Diner options.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?