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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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Ranked #5 of 27 restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: American, Latin, Tapas, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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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83% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had dinner here Saturday night. It was a little busy and we didn't have a reservation but we were seated in a reasonable time. I had the swordfish which was to die for and my husband had the chicken and rice. The food was amazing. Our waitress was such a delight. Even though the dining room... More

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White River Junction, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After living in Vermont for over a year I was craving of my mother's cooking, going to this restaurant made feel at home again. I come from a family of very good cooks, so I know good food when a taste it and this place got it. I am raised in the island of Puerto Rico so I know my... More

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Cambridge, Ma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Maybe it was just me or the time I visited but I found the restaurant's food and cocktails average. Service was good, outside patio is nice. Hopefully my second trip will be better

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Greenwich, CT
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I would have liked to give this place five stars because the food was delicious. The reason I am only giving four is because the restaurant smelled of bleach. I am guessing that perhaps since I went pretty close to dinner opening, they had just cleaned. Once the food arrived, it was okay, and perhaps i have a really sensitive... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Melaza Bristro was for us an oasis ( after eating countless lobster rolls in Boston and Maine) during our two weeks trip in New England. My husband and I grew up in Puerto Rico and are used to puertorrican food so at first I was not that thrilled to try Melaza because I assummed that it would not meet our... More

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is great place to have a memorable meal. Melaza offers a convenient location, great service, a nice drink selection, and terrific food. There is a good combination of well prepared "American food" and several excellent island offerings. Yucca fries, plantains, black bean soup were tremendous, as was the filet medallions--all served quickly and with a warm smile. Woodstock is... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

was very excited to eat here. couldn't wait to have a freshly muddled mohito. it was very good. when we were in Puerto rico we had mufungo and we thought we died and went to heaven. so we were excited to try it there. it was nothing to speak of. I wouldn't order again. it was edible and not that... More

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

Hello Caroline, I thank you for your comment, Mofongos are best made with Green Plantains, unfortunately I having a hard time getting them green enough here in Woodstock, VT, that is why i do not have them in the menu, its hard for me to say no to my customers, especially when the server explain to me that is what... More

Raynham, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After reading many of the reviews about this place, my husband and I decided to try it on our recent visit to Woodstock. Over all, the food was good but......... We started with the coconut shrimp appetizer which we shared. The 4 shrimp were large but where was the coconut? They were really just plain fried shrimp. The dipping sauce... More

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New England
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Hands down, this is the best restaurant we found in Woodstock, Vermont. The food has Puerto Rican touches, not something one expects to find in Vermont. Everything we had was wonderful, especially the plantain cups filled with pulled chicken ... off the chart. Main courses were spectacular. If you like seafood, try the pan seared scallops. They were artfully presented... More

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Westminster, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our dinner was spectacular. Compliments go out to our server Robin for suggesting the specials, they were OFF the hook. We were told the chef is David Diaz, and I can vouch that his dishes are simply phenomenal. So while visiting this quaint New England town take a moment to stop in and surprise your palet' with some Caribbean eclectic... More

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