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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
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Mon 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great restaurant for tapas, but also as main dishes. Great atmosphere and upstairs seating. Service was very attentive.

Thank grdnT
Madison, Connecticut
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice meal in this moderately priced, casual restaurant. My meal of scallops was excellent; my wife's chicken and rice dish was nothing special. Fascinating trompe l'oeil paintings on the walls gave the place interest and character. Very pleasant wait staff.

Thank Peter C
Westfield, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in with no reservation on a recent Saturday night, it was busy but they sat us at a two top in the dining room , could of had a high top in the bar also. My wife got the veggie paella and I git the chicken and rice. both were really tasty with nothing to complain about. Good value... More 

Thank john D
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were shocked to find this great Caribbean gem in VT. When planning the weekend we were not thinking, but after reading reviews, we decided to try it. We started with the nachos, the chips were homemade, more like a dough base, but delicious. We had the coconut shrimp which were awesome, along with sides of rice and beans, and... More 

Thank Brian T
Mystic, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations for a Saturday night in January. After reading all the reviews, we decided to make this a definite stop while staying in Woodstock for the weekend. We are so sorry we did. Our waiter was very unorganized. He brought us our salads without dressing..bright us a cold appetizer of pulled pork and pulled cicken and then brought... More 

Thank suzyeq8
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Suzy, I am terribly disappointed that your experience at Melaza did not meet your expectations. I am grateful to you and thank you for taking time to write your review. I as The Chef/Owner will immediately take all necessary corrective actions to address this situation. I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you back as my... More 

new york city
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of choices for small dishes (tapas), and main entree dishes. Away from Killington crowd. Mojitos with real fruit juices. Dining room can accommodate large groups.

Thank BklynFung
South Shore, MA
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234 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped by after a walking through town and enjoyed a light meal. Sat at the bar with Carla, the bartender. She was very helpful and a great server. They have a medium sized full bar with tables around the bar , upstairs, and in a separate room. We decide to try the nachos , which were not your average nachos... More 

Thank ShelSouthShore_MA
Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Melaza has an interesting menu. We started with two great appetizers, the back bean soup and the Empanadas. We tried both the chicken and beef. The beef was my favorite. For entrees we had the Charbroil Skirt Steak “Churrasco, which was tasty but should have been ordered more well-done. Medium rare, was too rare. The accompanying potatoes were nondescript.... More 

Thank gwardbeeler
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was our favorite restaurant, the dishes are complex and delicious. Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Carol K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a recommendation from someone that we met at the grocery store in town. It was amazing! Our waitress, Carla was super! Very friendly and helpful, as we were visiting from Maine. The hostess girl was also great (didn't get her name....sorry) they talked with us about stuff to do and made suggestions on where to go. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?