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Melaza Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Caribbean, Spanish,
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+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 05091-1107
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Restaurant was full when we got there for our 7:30 reservation...They honored it & we had a lovely big table for the 4 of us. Drinks were good but they were out of my brand of vodka! We shared a guacamole appetizer with plantains...very fresh...More

Thank loishollywood
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Delightful atmosphere, attentive & friendly service, and delicious food. We had our daughter's rehearsal dinner at Melaza Bistro and the chef/owner was very accommodating. We began with a selection of tapas which were delicious, and everyone raved about their entrees. The wine selection was great!...More

Thank vtgingers
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Quality food, nice presentation, nice atmosphere. I had the scallops, which were done perfectly. Gluten free!

1  Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was our second time there and it was as we remembered. Great food and good friendly service. Will be back.

Thank GTImages
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is one of the best restaurants is Woodstock and the surrounding area. The food was amazing. We sampled several different entries but I really loved the Pollo y Sofrito.

Thank Andreastoriestogo
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Had a really fun dinner in the bar. Leila (? I think that is the wrong name) May have been the funniest bartender ever. She made great drinks and kept us entertained. The food was very good, and the atmosphere was nice. They patio looked...More

Thank Meemer_DC
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had appetizers and entree each. Food was presented nicely but not very flavorful. Would have enjoyed more pizzazz. Mojito was the best thing. Service was a bit slow

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have been a regular ever since the opening. Whenever I visited Vermont for my biking, hiking or skiing events, my only answer to any lunch or dinner was always Melaza. Unfortunately, It has changed following my last weekend's visit. Waitresses with their super short...More

Thank AliciaDevero
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your feedback of your experience. Providing our guest with a truly memorable experience is important to us and we do regret that you were not overall satisfied. We will share your comments with our team so that we can make improvements....More

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Melaza Bistro based on a couple of recommendations from family and friends and we were not disappointed. We ordered empanadas, garlic shrimp, fish tacos and a Cuban sandwich, every enjoyed there lunch. For desert we split the flan and chocolate lava cake which was...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Do not order the "tropical ceviche " The only thing tropical about was the plantain chips. I thought that a place that advertised tapas would have great small plates. The Vermont salad was good and my husband's scallops with saffron rice were also good but...More

Thank JoAnn W
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Dear JoAnn, Thank you for sharing your review of our restaurant. We are truly disappointed to learn that the delicious menu options and service we strive to provide were not reach, in your experienced. Your feedback about our Island seafood cocktail has been review by...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 05091-1107
  • 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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