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Mela

Mela

Indian Restaurant$$$$
South End, Boston
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  • Andrew C.
    "Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!"(5 Tips)
    Tiffany L.
    "Loved the mango lassi."(4 Tips)
    Aaron W.
    "Great garlic naan as well."(3 Tips)
    Tainah M.
    "best Indian buffet"(2 Tips)
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  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.October 7, 2015
    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)!
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 16, 2014
    (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."
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 13, 2011
    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
  • richard l.
    richard lealOctober 24, 2014
    So far all good. Pleasant service, samosas great. Got our free mango lassi. Waiting on our tikka and tandoori.
  • Gifted B.
    Gifted BostonSeptember 6, 2011
    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.
  • Harsha J.
    Harsha JagadishDecember 8, 2011
    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
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WMarch 27, 2013
    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.
  • Tiffany L.
    Loved the mango lassi. The buffet is available weekdays and weekends!
  • Tania R.
    Tania RooneyAugust 3, 2013
    Garlic naan melts in your mouth. Also, make sure to take advantage of the free mango lassi when you check-in.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WangMarch 28, 2012
    One of the best Indian food places in Boston. Won't give you the runs. Bring friends here and eat slowly.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzMarch 26, 2015
    Try their coconut curry. Pretty effin' good. The rest is pretty good too.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WheelerAugust 18, 2015
    Loved the bangain bartha! So good! Great garlic naan as well.
  • Eric V F.
    Eric V FieldsApril 24, 2012
    Authentic Food ...Wonderful Service ... and they can make the dish as hot as you would like (trust me)
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CameronAugust 8, 2014
    Lunch buffet is a great value for the speed and price of everything!
  • Fabio d.
    Fabio de PaulaSeptember 14, 2014
    Very delicious indian food! The lamb coconut curry is fabulous!
  • Yechiel E.
    Yechiel EngelhardJuly 6, 2013
    Best Indian in Boston (just got a free lassi)
  • Melissa
    MelissaDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food and service! The prix fixed 3 course menu makes it an everyday affair.
  • Masha G.
    Masha GalitskaiaJune 20, 2014
    Very good! Everything we took was extremely tasty!
  • Harry A.
    Harry AnscherNovember 23, 2014
    All the curry dishes are delicious, and big portions
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comJanuary 12, 2012
    For something a little different, try the hot stone cooking!
  • Joris
    JorisSeptember 19, 2013
    Stella Artois is not dutch as it says on the menu ;)
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SFebruary 7, 2015
    Pretty good Indian food. Try the lamb curry.
  • bettina s.
    bettina spechtJanuary 24, 2015
    The peshwari naan is simply amazing!
  • Yue Z.
    Yue ZhaoFebruary 27, 2015
    I like the lunch buffet there.
  • kalpesh g.
    kalpesh guptaDecember 27, 2011
    Perfect spices in food (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • A S.
    A SSeptember 2, 2015
    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.
  • Joel F.
    Joel FernandesSeptember 29, 2013
    Jeez.. The plate size! Omfg.. Bigger plates please
  • Erin C.
    Erin CMay 4, 2011
    The vegetable samosas are fantastic!
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BattisteJanuary 2, 2013
    Get the chicken coconut curry!
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydJanuary 24
    It's hard to beat a $10 Indian lunch buffet.
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Excellent lunch buffet.
  • Christina P.
    Christina P.May 8, 2011
    Avoid the fustercluck of Mela and get the same food at Kashmir!
  • Emrecan D.
    Emrecan DMarch 13, 2015
    Quality indian food!
  • Xavier T.
    Xavier TeoJanuary 7, 2010
    Great Indian Food, the best in my point of view. Located in the southend. Boston. Read more
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica StantonMay 29, 2010
    great service. Try the butter chicken
  • Megan M.
    Megan McInnisOctober 13, 2016
    Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Kirsten E.
    Kirsten ElinAugust 7, 2014
    Great food
  • Greg K.
    Greg KiepJune 23, 2011
    Best sangria
  • Sidd P.
    Sidd PagidipatiJuly 11, 2010
    Amazing buffet!!!
  • Susan Hunt S.
    Susan Hunt StevensMarch 12, 2010
    Love the lunch buffet
  • Ace B.
    Ace BhattacharjyaNovember 29, 2009
    get the garlic naan
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