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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (41 reviews)
“plantains” (28 reviews)
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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
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11 - 20 of 395 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner one evening in Woodstock as part of a fly drive around New England, and had our best meal of the trip. The food was delicious and full of flavour, not simply huge quantities and little taste as you might experience in...More

2  Thank Andy G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great restaurant with Caribbean flavorings. Highly recommended for either light fare, the Tapas or heavier outstanding Pork. The variety and creativeness of the Tapas is amazing. There are dining rooms and a great bar area as well as outdoor seating. Staff is great and very...More

Thank TravelerJCB
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I am from Texas, so I may be a harsher critic when it comes to Latin-type cuisine...but while the dishes here were good, they did lack a bit of flavor/heat. We ordered three tapas & they were all fried, so perhaps consider something lighter to...More

Thank TxGrl
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm disheartened to hear you just had an average experience with us. We certainly try to do better than that! We select the finest and freshest ingredients available and transform them into special and memorable dishes....More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Hallelujah. This was the best meal we've had in our two week trip in New England. The whole meal was lovely and so tasty. The service was excellent and the waitress was so helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and the beers. She even brought...More

1  Thank dooley2014
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were here 3 years ago and loved the food but we were disappointed with the service. The food is still great and the service is now excellent. A variety of small and large plates with a fine wine list to match. We shared several...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We ate here and loved it. Met the owner, he was super nice. The specialty cocktails were awesome. The food was well above our expectations. Its a cute place, great vibe.

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is not the sort of place I would usually choose when visiting VT but I am so glad we did. Amazing food- we did tapas so we could sample. So accommodating with kids. We went early on a Thursday and were the first ones...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We ate here. Service was excellent, my scallops were nicely prepared, a little different spice and preparation. My husband had a pork shank that was Hugh and he really enjoyed. Only low spot was the house wine, just barely OK, so order a bottle and...More

Thank JLWK2015
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The menu is original, the location is very good. They could use some background music to dampen the conversations of the other diners. The service is brusque and in need of improvement.

1  Thank fwr
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was by far our favorite restaurant in Woodstock. We were initially skeptical about Caribbean / Tapas-type restaurant in Woodstock HAD to be bad, but it was right across from our excellent hotel (the Shire), and we decided to give it a try. We've had...More

Thank Lawrence B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
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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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