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Melaza Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Melaza Bistro! I had noticed some mixed reviews but really enjoy Latin and Caribbean food so we decided to give it a try. I'm SO glad we did! We started with Empanadas (we had a duo/both the beef and chicken). We followed those with House and Cesar Salads along with bread and cilantro... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our party of four enjoyed a variety of offerings and especially the experience of the "sipping rums".

Thank SFtraveler615
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is unique and I can tell it has sort of Asian influence. But they all taste fabulous! Strongly recommend the Pork main course. 这家餐厅的食物很特别,有一点亚洲风味。味道十分好!我们点了三个Tapas,虾球和鸡翅很好。小朋友们都很喜欢。主菜尤其推荐烤猪肘,太美味了。

Thank hubq2015
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When my first choice was booked into the next week, I stopped at Melaza for dinner. I got easy seating at the bar, and the attentive bar tender got me my appetizer and dinner quickly, which I appreciated because I was famished by the time I got to the restaurant. I would definitely go back! Good prices and good food.

Thank 939rebekahs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came at the recommendation of our hotel concierge on a Sunday night when it was difficult to get a reservation. Service friendly, menu interesting, but somehow I don't think they put their best foot forward. It actually appeared that they were understaffed on this particular evening.

Thank steventobolsky
Cypress, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through Vermont looking at the leaves and were excited to find this restaurant. We needed a gluten free menu and theirs was delicious. We ordered the Garlic & Herbs Crackling Chicken Wings, Plantain Cups, Island Seafood Cocktail “Ceviche” and the “Mariquitas” Plantain Crisp & Fresh Guacamole. All of the food was fresh and really tasty. We came... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in a cozy atmosphere. We had dinner fairly early and did not have to wait for a table. The special, mahi mahi, was very good.

Thank Juliwalker
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had many different dinners at various restaurants i Woodstock over our long weekend but this was definitely one of our best. Great food and drink!

Thank rozebug
Burlington, Vermont
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and luckily we had a lot of time for dinner. The food was very good, but the waitstaff forgot a number of things. The restaurant was out of the wine I wanted, and was also out of bread (!). We had to remind our waitress more than twice to bring one of our tapas dishes, and when... More 

Thank BurlingtonGirl
david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Dear BurlingtonGirl, I wanted to thank for your feedback that you have submitted. Guest feedback is vital for improving our restaurant and maintaining the service level that we strive for. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service you received during your recent dinner with us. I would love to find out more about your... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Melaza for dinner our first night in Woodstock. We asked to sit in the bar area and waited about 5 minutes before we were seated at one of the two empty tables in the bar. The bartender was friendly and very accommodating once we were seated, and our food was absolutely incredible. Unfortunately, from our vantage point in... More 

Thank Amber B
david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Amber, Thank you for letting me know about your experience. While I'm glad you enjoyed our food, I'm sorry about our service There is nothing more unsatisfying for us than knowing that a customer left our restaurant with a negative outlook. We apologize for any inconvenience. As such, I'll be sure to use your feedback to better serve our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $26
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion, 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
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?