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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (41 reviews)
“tapas” (46 reviews)
“plantains” (26 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank FoodieOnAHarley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so glad we were able to get an outdoor table since it was a truly beautiful evening. Service was attentive and helpful. My husband had a Melaza Punch which he greatly enjoyed along with the special "Vermont Farms" Mojo Marinated Tenderloin Tips. I...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and so so atmosphere and service. However the food more than makes up for these. The smoked chicken empanadas were great. The pork shank was huge moist and tasty. My wife’s scallops were very good as well (per her-I don’t like scallops). The...More

Thank phmokda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had two dinners at Melazo Bistro during our stay in Woodstock! They were perfect. Absolutely the best dinners we had all week while vacationing in Woodstock. I had the chef specials and my husband had a vegetarian entree. Superb!

Thank Katkier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had three entrees - salmon, pork shank, and the sea scallops. I'm normally a very critical eater but the chef sent us the best meal of our vacation. All three were great tasting and perfectly cooked.

Thank flipperlite
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On July 8th we had 24 guests for tapas & dinner at Melaza Bistro. We enjoyed tapas outside on their beautiful patio. They chose our tapas & everything was beautifully presented & delicious. Afterward we went inside and had dinner in the cozy comfortable room...More

Thank gramalita1
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Casual place with an Interesting menu. Everything was very freshly prepared and tasty. Prices are good and service was fine. We had a steak special and the veggie paella Do go !

Thank Fran W
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Dinner here was excellent. Beef and salmon were both perfectly prepared with spices that added to the food without overpowering. Service was very good. Server was well informed and very willing to answer questions (many since we worried about food being too spicy). Price was...More

Thank acadiafan2016
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. Delicious rolls and garlic/mojo oil, refreshing salad, yummy coconut shrimp and grilled scallops. Service was fast and friendly and eating outside on brick patio with flower boxes surrounding us made for a special summer treat. The only slight negative was...More

Thank cohoonthego
david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our culinary team and I visit the current saffron risotto recipe and did some changes to get it more flavorful.Not in our defense, but now days with diners having so much dietary restrictions, I made that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 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
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 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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