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Melaza Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This restaurant is very near the main square of Woodstock, but away from the hordes of walkers in and around the square. You'll receive a lot of attention, but it won't be intrusive. Melaza is just a good place to go!

Thank Michael T
Rockland, Maine
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Both our meals were very good, lots of flavor, the portions were a perfect size. Service was slow but it was Valentines day and they were really busy. We started with the chicken chili nachos that were fantastic. I had the skirt steak and my husband had the pork shank.

Thank Echo522
Dedham, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was one of the best meals we've ever had. Innovative and fresh! Nice alternative for the area. Perfectly located in town, central to several hotels/inns. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation!

Thank Saint
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Enjoyed the food and service here! My husband and I loved the mussels, and the other appetizers on the menu!

Thank Dottie A
Woodstock, Vermont
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

It is always a pleasant experience to eat at Melaza. The atmosphere, food and service add up to a great night. The staff is friendly and warm; they make you feel at home. Tony, our server, was helpful and answered any questions. We were not rushed to place our orders. Unfortunately, the scallop dish was sold out. Thus, two orders... More 

Thank LabLover61
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I have reviewed before about how much I love this place and I cannot say it enough! I enjoyed another amazing meal here with a friend this past Friday, we sat at the bar and the bartender was lovely! She made fabulous drinks and gave us attentive and friendly service. I am so glad they have found a really good... More 

Thank Alexias87
Niskayuna, New York
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104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Hats off to Melaza for providing such a unique and delicious dining experience. We were in Woodstock for a long-weekend getaway; dining at Melaza felt like a getaway within a getaway. My rum punch immediately transported me to a tropical beach. Coconut shrimp were large and fresh, with very crispy and non-greasy panko and coconut that paired amazingly well with... More 

Thank Ashley D
Hartland, Vermont
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Their scallop dish is so good I have had it every time I go. The fruit drinks amazing. Nice atmosphere. Nice service. All the food is good.

Thank vermonter57282
Asuncion, Paraguay
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

There's nothing to complain about this place. It's a unique place to have dinner in Woodstock: the food is delicious (OMG) and the staff is warm. You definitely have to check it out.

Thank Rafael D
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great little restaurant with surprising Caribbean- Hispanic favors. Lovely tapas, order a few to try several, they were delightful. The food was very good and wait staff was so polite and checked in with us every stage of the meal to be sure we were satisfied. I ordered my filet mignon rare and it was cooked perfectly. Portions are just... More 

Thank Lorraine B

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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
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
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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