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Melaza Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
17:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, USA
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
9 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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205 reviews
170 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
Oneida, New York
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If I could give the Melaka Bistro more than 5 stars I would! My meal was by far the best I've had since I've been staying in Woodstock! I've eaten at other highly acclaimed, fine dining restaurants and while the food was good it did not compare to the exquisiteness of the food we had here! The plantain cups were... More 

Thank AuntBugga
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If Melaza is the #2 rated restaurant in Woodstock, the other 20 or so must be just awful. We ordered the small tapas plates. This tapas menu included such things as Caesar salad, bean soup...a little unusual to say the least. We did find four dishes which were tapas-ish and they turned out to be OK. But only OK. Beyond... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for letting me know about your experience. While I'm glad you enjoyed our food, I'm sorry how you felt about our service, There is nothing more unsatisfying us than knowing that a customer left our restaurant with a negative outlook. We apologize for any inconvenience. As such, I'll be sure to use your feedback to better serve... More 

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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Melaza Bistro! I had noticed some mixed reviews but really enjoy Latin and Caribbean food so we decided to give it a try. I'm SO glad we did! We started with Empanadas (we had a duo/both the beef and chicken). We followed those with House and Cesar Salads along with bread and cilantro... More 

Thank micheleboys
San Francisco
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Our party of four enjoyed a variety of offerings and especially the experience of the "sipping rums".

Thank SFtraveler615
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food is unique and I can tell it has sort of Asian influence. But they all taste fabulous! Strongly recommend the Pork main course. 这家餐厅的食物很特别,有一点亚洲风味。味道十分好!我们点了三个Tapas,虾球和鸡翅很好。小朋友们都很喜欢。主菜尤其推荐烤猪肘,太美味了。

Thank hubq2015

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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?