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578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
+1 617-859-4805
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Indian food is often best enjoyed with a group of friends so you can have a variety. I ordered for 6 last night and it was ready on time well packed and enjoyed immensely by all. Seating there is also excelebt

Thank Pmm1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Indian food. Small little restaurant. We ordered coconut chicken curry, chicken Marsala, Aloo naan bread and Mela appetizer- all very tasty! The chocolate mouse was VERY delicious. Get reservations. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 7 December 2017

My boyfriend and I go to a Groupon to come here and it seemed like a great deal. We came on a Tuesday night and it was pretty empty. The food was very good and we had a great meal but the service could not...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Mela was recommended by someone who lives in Boston, and the advice was perfect. We shared a mixed appetizer, a tandoori mixed plate, lamb vindaloo, and naan. Everything we had was perfect. Add the excellent service and the great ambiance and you have the superb...More

Thank eimimathetes
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We were strolling along Tremont St., checking out the lunch menus and decided on Mela's Indian buffet. We were pleasantly surprised by the assortment of items, salad choices and desserts. At a great price. Small inside but this was a Monday and very comfortable inside....More

Thank buzzy-10
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers a slightly larger than average sized buffet that includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The fish curry, saag paneer, and vegetable samosas were particularly good. The spiciness level was not very high, which disappointed me a bit. The wait staff were extremely helpful...More

Thank DZ7
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

After two weeks in USA we were desperate for something different . With some mixed reviews we visited Mela. There was no need to worry. From stepping through the door I knew we had chosen well. The welcome , ambience , decor, music all classy....More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Would rate it at average when compared to other Indian Buffets in the greater boston area. Would recommend if you are taking someone who is new to Indian cuisine.

Thank Mrinal K
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Went here for dinner and had a great time. The Indian Food was very delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. The only thing we didn't like so much was the Indian beer.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We were up in Boston for a job, and our client recommended we eat dinner here. We both love Indian food and have eaten at many restaurants across the country, but this remains one of our favorites! We got the Coconut Carrot Soup, Chicken Korma...More

Thank Valentina T
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16 June 2016|
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Response from Mariela B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of vegetable dishes. We have a friend that is gluten free and this place is her favorite restaurant. Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-859-4805
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