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578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
+1 617-859-4805
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“naan” (12 reviews)
“curries” (6 reviews)
“vindaloo” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
578 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118-1603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent and friendly. I ordered the Chicken Korma and Garlic Naan. The food tasted just OK, and it did not taste like Korma (at all). The Garlic Naan was good. I will not return but perhaps they have a unique Korma recipe?...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant as the hotel we were staying at did not do anything veggie. Both my wife and I got "dressed up" for the evening meal, and when we arrived we were clearly over dressed. The staff were friendly and the food brought...More

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant has a nice cozy family feel. Lamb curry was very authentic and made me finish 1 entire plate of rice :) Don't expect anything fancy here but very decent choice for a change of taste. Good beer too.

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Mela was recommended by a colleague who is of Indian decent... it does not disappoint! The lunch buffet which is available 7 days a week, is one of the better buffets in Boston. If you enjoy fresh baked naan, chicken done several ways, sag paneer,...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Went for lunch yesterday (though booked in advance, through online profile, it was not needed as you can walk in). Was greeted nicely (I love it!)...At 15$ good buffet spread....with somosa, pani puri and naan included... loved the mutton curry and roasted / grilled chicken...and...More

Thank Bhaskor
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I was not very hopeful given the number of subpar reviews here. But I was pleasantly surprised. I was visiting Boston for a few days on a business trip and came here with a large group. We shared a lot of dishes most of which...More

Thank Ness S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a buffet lunch here. Very good, clean and tasty food. the buffet lunch is cheaper on weekdays a little more on weekends. Buffet has raita, veg and non veg curries, rice and roti's

Reviewed 1 April 2017

We were a bit reluctant to try Mela because of some less than positive tripadvisor reviews, but we decided to take a chance, and were impressed by the food, staff, décor - a great evening. We had mulligatawny soup, chicken korma, beef coconut curry, garlic...More

Thank Marshall B
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We did the vegetarian dinner for two. For $40 we got soup, naan, samosas, two entrees, two desserts and coffee/tea. The food was tasty (but it could have been spicier) and the service was great.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

After our favorite local Indian place closed down, we despaired of finding something as good at a good value. Mela filled that void for us! Nice selection, friendly staff, great location too!

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Any Gluten free bread? Gluten free options in the menu?
16 June 2016|
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Response from Stephen 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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