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71 Central St, Woodstock
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Woodstock, Vermont, USA

Collective, the art of craft is a great attraction for tourists who come to eat at this restaurant after long walks. Here you can order Caribbean and Puerto Rican cuisines. If hungry, come here for mouthwatering pork hock, chicken wings and scallops. Try nicely cooked key lime pie, tres leches cakes and flans. Visit Melaza Bistro for delicious wine, draft beer or rum. Based on the reviewers' opinions, waiters serve great chocolate frappe or good juice.

The great location of this place makes it easy to reach even in rush hours. The cheerful staff reflects the style and character of this spot. Fabulous service is something that visitors note in their reviews. Prices are affordable for the quality you get. The cute decor and pretty atmosphere let guests feel relaxed here. Trip users marked this restaurant with 4.5 stars, you can check it out.

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Reviews online led us here for our last meal in Woodstock. We were so excited because the menu reminded us of our time in Puerto Rico. Empanadas, delicious pork, and delicious rum drinks? Yes!! We love sitting in the bar and didn't mind that given our lack of a reservation that was our only option. Our high top table was fine, and despite being near the entrance it was warm- no draft every time people entered. Things quickly began to disappoint us, however. It took a good fifteen minutes before a server approached us for our drink orders. It seemed there was a mix up over who was assigned our table. Then it took quite a while to get our drinks. We overheard the bartender say that they were short staffed and it really did look it. The servers were running around, genuinely trying to do the beat they could. The drinks were a mixed bag. I loved my house special rum drink, but my husband said his mojito was rather bitter. Our starters, the beef empanadas were disappointing. The beef mixture didn't taste authentic but rather like ground beef seasoned with one of those taco seasoning packets. The pastry dough taste and the texture was perfect, though. I think if they'd tweak their seasonings this could be a home run. I had two small plates as my entree: plantain cups with bbq pulled pork and saffron rice fritters. Both were delicious. The pineapple slaw on the plantain cups was incredible and the creole sauce underneath the fritters was heaven. I'd like to see more of the latter on the plate- it did a nice job cutting the heaviness of the fritter. My husband had the pork shank. It was served beautiful and seemed a big portion. It was tender and tasty. The plantains on the side were sweeter than he anticipated. I think he was hoping for a batter fried version. Considering we had essentially four small plates, one entree, two small salads, and four boozy drinks our bill of $95 seemed reasonable to us. The big plates are priced much higher than the small plates and yet there's so much food on the small plates. If we came back, we'd probably avoid the big plates. But the service was disappointing. I'm hoping this was just an off night for them.  I'd recommend making a reservation so you get a dedicated spot in the dining room and maybe secure better attention from a server.
Amazing food! Highly recommend! The churrasco steak was fantastic! We went during Wassail weekend and we were able to make last minute reservations for the Saturday night! Would definitely go back if ever in that part of Vermont again!
Melaza Bistro was fantastic! My husband and I are in Woodstock on vacation, so we were walking around town around dinner time looking for a place to eat. We stumbled upon Melaza and couldn't be happier! Our meals came with side salads and bread. The salads were petite, which we prefer, and had homemade strawberry vinaigrette which we both loved. The bread was also very tasty and soft. I got the chicken sofritos. It was so tender, when I'd pick up a piece of chicken on my fork it would just fall apart. The plantains were excellent. My husband was obsessed with my entire meal!! His skirt steak was very good as well; the pesto brought through some great flavor. We also got desserts, and I personally felt the milk cake was divine. We're thinking of stopping by again tomorrow.
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71 Central St, Woodstock, Vermont, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Takeaway Booking Сredit cards accepted Parking TV Wheelchair accessible No delivery Wi-Fi
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:30-20:30
MondayMon 17:30-20:30
TuesdayTue Closed
WednesdayWed Closed
ThursdayThu 17:30-20:30
FridayFri 17:30-21:00
SaturdaySat 17:30-21:00
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