Visited Asheville for 5 days for anniversary trip with my wife. I asked several people for restaurant recommendations. Heard "Mela" a couple of times. Gave it a try. Arrived at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Wait for a table was 30 minutes. Decided to sit at the bar, which had no wait. Bartender, Caren, was so friendly and knowledgable about the menu. It was also fun watching her whip up all sorts of drinks with expert precision. Enjoyed our food immensely. Atmosphere was lively and fun. Nice mix of clientele. Just a nice vibe. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.