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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (42 reviews)
“tapas” (46 reviews)
“plantains” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Grill, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my husband and I first visit to Woodstock. We were advised to try Melaza Bistro and we are glad we did. I could not get enough of the cilantro infused oil with the warm bread. The paella is a must. The rice was...More

Thank ebannan7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinners were incredibly well prepared and presented! And, of course, quite tasty! This is a "must-eat-at" restaurant in Woodstock!

Thank SnJ2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal with fantastic service at the Melaza Bistro. Food preparation was spot-on and service was very attentive without being overbearing. Would recommend to all.

Thank travelingfuntogether
Reviewed 1 week ago

great service and great food, very tasty. we sat in the window for a nice view of the town. the drinks were very good too, no complaints here at all! recommend all to give it a try

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, huge portions! Share entrees and appetizers! You'll enjoy it and enjoy many flavors! We had pork shank, coconut shrimp, beans and rice, fried plantains, and mango sorbet.. subtle flavors... yummy! they even had a tequila my dad likes!

Thank FarAway1627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second night in Woodstock took us to Melaza. It was a smart and different choice from the rest of traditional tony Woodstock. The menu features Caribbean inspired food, both small plates (Platos Pequenos) and large plate (Platos Grandes) which gives you a large choice...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner in a few places in Woodstock, and this was clearly one of our favorites. The staff is wonderfully attentive, while also being respectful of your privacy, and/or your desire for a little 'down time'. It was truly exceptional. We loved the atmosphere,...More

1  Thank StephanieR4407
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Empanada's and mussels to start which were fantastic. The mussel broth and bread could have been a meal it was so good. Then we had the scallops and halibut which were both cooked to perfection. The seasoning and sauces were flavorful and...More

1  Thank Mary Jane W
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Lovely Puerto Rican flavors n a casual friendly setting. Chef David & staff always accommodates. Makes for an enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Susan L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a charming cafe, including some outdoor seating, with a Caribbean vibe. Lots of rum drinks; I had some kind of rum punch which was fairly sweet - in a fruity way, not cloying, but still sweet. I had three small plates for dinner....More

1  Thank FoodieOnAHarley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$5 - $26
American, Seafood, Grill, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 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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