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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Tue 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The friendly bartender was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about his beers and wines. We ate a fantastic pork shank, very tender and tasty. Good atmosphere and no tv-screens :-).

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I visited in early September. Difficult to quantify why but we came away mildly disappointed. The menu was Caribbean and every dish seemed to mix sweet and savoury tastes. I appreciate that some Caribbean cuisine is like this but not all. It therefore presented my wife, who like her sweet and likes her savoury but not on... More

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Quechee, Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While we knew about the owner/chef from a previous country club chef position this is the first time we stopped by this Woodstock VT restaurant impromptu without a reservation. We found a friendly atmosphere and a competent staff. The decor is matching its Caribbean flair and the variety of the menu is supplemented by innovative specials. While the majority of... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has an interesting Latin menu. Delicious black bean soup, empanadas and coconut shrimp. The scallops over saffron risotto was excellent. The service was really spotty with an undertrained server.

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Lawrence, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I always make this a stop on our trips to Woodstock. The salmon is wonderful and the carribbean flank steak is too. The drinks are delicious too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Melaza Bistro is in a great location of Woodstock. Great outdoor seating and plenty of seating inside. We were seated indoors and upstairs. We had some time to review the menu before our waitress came over to our table and took our drink order. After our pricey bottle of wine came out, she asked to take our order. About ten... More

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david d, Chef/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 you felt about our service. On that evening I noticed that particular server walking to the kitchen confused and disoriented, I got really concerned, I sat her down in my office to see if she needs medical attention, right at that... More

Enfield, NH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Melaza Bistro in Woodstock, VT is one of the finest restaurants that I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. Fresh local VT ingredients combined with Cuban, Latin American & Caribbean spices, flavors & dishes. From the appetizers to the entrees & desserts, it is all delicious, and the salsa music playing in the background makes Melaza a little... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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259 reviews 259 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Farm to table restaurant.They offer plaintain different ways and would say this is what gives them a unique edge. Started with Tapas ( small plates) Tried the caesar salad,white rice and beans, mariquitas ( great pico de gallo), pulled pork cups and chicken sofrito * they will give you 2 small cups of each to provide you with a taste... More

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La Crosse, WI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was our first night in Woodstock, and we had no reservation, but we were received warmly. We loved the caribbean flavor to the menu. Our favorite item was the pulled pork-stuffed plantain, which was exquisite! Each one had to be savored and was a meal in itself. The mojito was tasty as was the key lime pie. We both... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As a solo traveler to Vermont, I was happy to find this very different place to dine! It offered an option to the usual pub fare/American fare/New American that you find in a place like Woodstock. I spent six nights there and two of the six I had dinner there. Gorgeous and tasty food and very friendly and professional staff.... More

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