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Mela

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578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
(617) 859-4805
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good indian food in nice part of Boston

if you like good Indian food then this is a place I can recommend, a wide ranging menu at reasonable prices, cocktails a speciality and an extensive wine list add to the all round top marks. Great Aloo Tikki starter and awesome rice pud' for dessert.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

if you like good Indian food then this is a place I can recommend, a wide ranging menu at reasonable prices, cocktails a speciality and an extensive wine list add to the all round top marks. Great Aloo Tikki starter and awesome rice pud' for dessert.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Came for a late dinner. The portions are huge and the food is very tasty. I had the vegetable samosa, Garden salad and the Mela Biryani. It was all very good. Nicely spiced. I'd come back often if I lived in Boston.

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Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Coming from India, was looking for a good restaurant in Boston. Mela wasn't too far, though had average reviews. Its situated in a nice area on Tremont St. I ordered a Daal Makhni and Saag Chicken. They are average, though non-oily which was good. With a naan and mango lassi to accompany, I paid $40+ for the one-person meal (excl... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place serves decent Indian food - we ordered the Biriyani and beef curry. Biriyani turned out be ok but the beef dishes were really great.

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Brewster, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We ate here for dinner as we always like to have Indian food when we come to Boston as there are no Indian restaurants near us. This is the second time we have been to Mela and I was surprised by the negative reviews. We started with cocktails. I was happy that they had a full bar as many Indian... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We'd been to this restaurant twice before and whilst the service has always been a bit lack-lustre the food was good. We returned for a third visit and were seated in the window. We ordered two main courses and a bottle of wine but asked if they could switch the two complimentary rice dishes for one plain naan as neither... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

We came here for dinner and when ordering our meal decided we did not want rice but would prefer naan bread, the waiter said he would ask his manager, when he came back he told us he could not do this and we must have rice. We explained that we really didn't want to eat rice so he said he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was a big disappointment. Food was not memorable and the service was just okay. I am really surprised that this place had a 4 star rating on TripAdvisor. We would not go back.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Indian food is a favorite of mine and I thought the lunch buffet I had at Mela was very, very good. I will definitely be coming back for the buffet.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Their cauliflower dish, gobhi charchi, is so delicately seasoned, I dream of returning to have it again. The Tandoori grill is flavorful. Portions are generous. Not your usual Indian place; some love and care goes into these dishes.

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Additional Information about Mela

Address: 578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone Number: (617) 859-4805
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: (617) 859-4805

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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