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Mela

Mela

Indian Restaurant$$$$
South End, Boston
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7.8/10
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  • Andrew C.
    "Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!"(4 Tips)
    Tania R.
    "Garlic naan melts in your mouth."(4 Tips)
    Yechiel E.
    "Best Indian in Boston (just got a free lassi)"(4 Tips)
    Fabio d.
    "The lamb coconut curry is fabulous!"(3 Tips)
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  • Tainah M.
    Probably the best Indian buffet I've tried in the Boston area so far. Go on weekends, when they have a greater variety of dishes available (including samosas)!
    Tainah M. · October 7, 2015
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  • AskMen
    Sometimes you just want to dig into some rich, filling Indian food to soothe your soul & not have to think about it. Mela in the South End covers both bases, with its new organic Indian cuisine menu. Read more
    AskMen · January 13, 2011
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  • Harsha J.
    Try the dinner for two. Very flexi and a smart option. Works out very well. The only complaint about this place is they expect a lot of tip or gratuity
    Harsha Jagadish · December 8, 2011
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  • Vanessa G.
    (Best of Boston 2013-INDIAN) Improper Bostonian says, "Sanskrit for "fair", Mela offers tandoori dishes and classic curries that are your ticket for a joyride through Indian cooking."
    Vanessa Gatlin · February 16, 2014
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  • richard l.
    So far all good. Pleasant service, samosas great. Got our free mango lassi. Waiting on our tikka and tandoori.
    richard leal · October 24, 2014
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  • A S.
    The service leaves much to be desired. I didn't find any genuine warmth the entire time we ate there. Doesn't matter how the food was, I wouldn't want to go back.
    A S · September 2, 2015
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  • Gifted B.
    If I were on a deserted island... Mela would be the one restaurant I needed. Chicken tikka masala, onion naan and a mango lassi. Copper colored walls & glitter table tops. This is my happy place.
    Gifted Boston · September 6, 2011
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  • Kevin W.
    Food is great, but if you want to save money when you eat here get an eGift card from Raise.com. I bought two and there are only a few left. Here's a link to the Raise page: http://bit.ly/10iOZYR.
    Kevin W · March 27, 2013
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  • Kevin W.
    One of the best Indian food places in Boston. Won't give you the runs. Bring friends here and eat slowly.
    Kevin Wang · March 28, 2012
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  • Tania R.
    Garlic naan melts in your mouth. Also, make sure to take advantage of the free mango lassi when you check-in.
    Tania Rooney · August 3, 2013
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  • Eric V F.
    Authentic Food ...Wonderful Service ... and they can make the dish as hot as you would like (trust me)
    Eric V Fields · April 24, 2012
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  • Melissa
    Amazing food and service! The prix fixed 3 course menu makes it an everyday affair.
    Melissa · December 20, 2010
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  • Jeremy K.
    Try their coconut curry. Pretty effin' good. The rest is pretty good too.
    Jeremy Krantz · March 26, 2015
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  • Aaron W.
    Loved the bangain bartha! So good! Great garlic naan as well.
    Aaron Wheeler · August 18, 2015
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  • Andrew C.
    Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!
    Andrew Cameron · August 8, 2014
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  • Fabio d.
    Very delicious indian food! The lamb coconut curry is fabulous!
    Fabio de Paula · September 14, 2014
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  • Restaurant.com
    For something a little different, try the hot stone cooking!
    Restaurant.com · January 12, 2012
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  • Masha K.
    Very good! Everything we took was extremely tasty!
    Masha Karu · June 20, 2014
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  • Harry A.
    All the curry dishes are delicious, and big portions
    Harry Anscher · November 23, 2014
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  • Xavier T.
    Great Indian Food, the best in my point of view. Located in the southend. Boston. Read more
    Xavier Teo · January 7, 2010
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  • Joris
    Stella Artois is not dutch as it says on the menu ;)
    Joris · September 19, 2013
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  • Enrico S.
    Pretty good Indian food. Try the lamb curry.
    Enrico S · February 7, 2015
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  • bettina s.
    The peshwari naan is simply amazing!
    bettina specht · January 24, 2015
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  • Erin C.
    The vegetable samosas are fantastic!
    Erin C · May 4, 2011
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  • kalpesh g.
    Perfect spices in food (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
    kalpesh gupta · December 27, 2011
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  • Yue Z.
    I like the lunch buffet there.
    Yue Zhao · February 27, 2015
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  • Christina P.
    Avoid the fustercluck of Mela and get the same food at Kashmir!
    Christina P. · May 8, 2011
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  • Yechiel E.
    Best Indian in Boston (just got a free lassi)
    Yechiel Engelhard · July 6, 2013
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  • Jessica S.
    great service. Try the butter chicken
    Jessica Stanton · May 29, 2010
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  • Joel F.
    Jeez.. The plate size! Omfg.. Bigger plates please
    Joel Fernandes · September 29, 2013
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  • Lisa B.
    Get the chicken coconut curry!
    Lisa Battiste · January 2, 2013
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  • Jarrett G.
    Excellent lunch buffet.
    Jarrett Goetz · August 5, 2011
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  • Megan M.
    Garlic naan and curry
    Megan McInnis · October 10, 2015
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  • Ace B.
    get the garlic naan
    Ace Bhattacharjya · November 29, 2009
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  • Susan Hunt S.
    Love the lunch buffet
    Susan Hunt Stevens · March 12, 2010
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  • Sidd P.
    Amazing buffet!!!
    Sidd Pagidipati · July 11, 2010
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  • Emrecan D.
    Quality indian food!
    Emrecan D · March 13, 2015
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  • Greg K.
    Best sangria
    Greg Kiep · June 23, 2011
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  • Kirsten E.
    Great food
    Kirsten Elin · August 7, 2014
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