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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (39 reviews)
“tapas” (41 reviews)
“plantains” (28 reviews)
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Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
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11 - 20 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This is not the sort of place I would usually choose when visiting VT but I am so glad we did. Amazing food- we did tapas so we could sample. So accommodating with kids. We went early on a Thursday and were the first ones...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We ate here. Service was excellent, my scallops were nicely prepared, a little different spice and preparation. My husband had a pork shank that was Hugh and he really enjoyed. Only low spot was the house wine, just barely OK, so order a bottle and...More

Thank JLWK2015
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The menu is original, the location is very good. They could use some background music to dampen the conversations of the other diners. The service is brusque and in need of improvement.

1  Thank fwr
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was by far our favorite restaurant in Woodstock. We were initially skeptical about Caribbean / Tapas-type restaurant in Woodstock HAD to be bad, but it was right across from our excellent hotel (the Shire), and we decided to give it a try. We've had...More

Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A Caribbean Bistro in Vermont ? Well, like their web page says – Welcome! The room is colorful, warm and welcoming as was the Staff. We shared the Island Seafood Ceviche, which was very good but for my taste could have used a little more...More

1  Thank Jimrad
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Make reservations, especially if you want to sit outside, because this place is popular with locals and visitors, and now we know why! Luckily, we ordered multiple small plates - because surprisingly everything was superb. Fresh guacamole, amazing shrimp, and the Cuban sandwich was the...More

Thank pjmdvm
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I stumbled into this restaurant on a one day trip to Woodstock. I arrived at a hectic time, sat at the bar and hoped to get served,but everyone was running around a little stressed. I was able to flag someone down for a drink, and...More

Thank Mikexk8
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because we had eaten a late lunch and liked the small plate options offered here. We were very happy with our restaurant choice. The staff was very pleasant and the food was enjoyable. The dishes we ordered were all very good...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We went to Melaza on a Saturday night while in Woodstock. Trip Advisor reviews indicated high ratings. The restaurant was not at all crowded but the host put us upstairs at a two top in an empty section. We had 2 tapas and a salad...More

Thank 195508Anonymous
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Delicious latin style food. Everything was fresh and tasted amazing. Restaurant has bar with nice atmosphere. Only downside, kitchen closes at 9:00 and bar/restaurant, shortly after.

Thank Fern H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • 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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