- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pieces of white meat chicken and cucumber tossed in our sweet and sour tangy sauce
Spicy turnovers stuffed with potatoes and green peas
Tender pieces of chicken marinated in spices and yogurt and cooked on skewers in tandoor
The food was great. The waitstaff was very kind and friendly, but they still seem to be learning the rhythm of service. Had to ask for utensils and plates after our food came out.Would come back again, just curious to see if the service improves.
Mela is always great
Do they cook anything fresh? Pre made food, reheated and served. we were in, served, and out in 45 min. Poor service
Love this place
I absolutely love Mela. Their staff is incredible and so helpful, I felt super safe and LOVE their food. One of our fav spots in the city
In a word fantastic!!!
Wonderful little gem in South End at the previous Geoffrey's location. GREAT Indian food! Best garlic nan I've ever had! Not to mention the Lychee Martini! Definitely worth a try. Will be back!
Love love love it!!! I have been coming here for over 10 years. Still my favorite place for Indian food.
Waiter was great ambiance is beautiful and vibes is great and they gave great recommendations on what to eat
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We were delighted to return to Mela after the pandemic. We ate outdoors, which was delightful.
One of our favorite places, Mela does not disappoint.. we had a wind meal at a reasonable price . The staff is friendly and accommodating. We will return.
I’m actually obsessed with this place I think it’s the best Indian food in all of Boston!! Their coconut curry and chicken tikka masala are so good. I also love their lychee martinis. The ambience isn’t amazing but it’s fun sitting outside and pretty casual. I wouldn’t go there for a date but I would definitely go there for every day dining. Prices are also super reasonable.
Food was good—they tend to under spice—and wonderfully presented.
It was pretty good but I couldn’t get the right cocktail due to a l
If you are looking for authentic Indian this is not the place for you.
We started with the meat and veggie platters to start which were delicious but it went down hill from there. We asked for medium (heat wise) chicken tikka and various veggie and naan breads and there was no spice or flavour what so ever.
Sauces tasted more like Italian pasta sauce than spicy flavourful indian.
Lovely food and cocktails! Very affordable menu as well. The only improvement I would suggest is making the restaurant look less takeout-esque. The indoor dining seemed a bit out of place and it wasn’t a great ambiance.
great food great service
Wonderful Indian food.
They were so accommodating and friendly! We made a last-minute reservation with a friend and their dog, and the team at Mela was so welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious, the drinks were excellent, and the staff was phenomenal. This is my first time dining here. I’m excited to return!
Fantastic Indian food. I noticed that they're doing fine on their take out which is definitely a plus for their business, given the current situation.
Simply delicious and wonderful, kind service! Highly recommend!
Very good Indian food. Small space limits tables. Outdoor space available when weather is ok.
As you can see this is one of my favorites. The food and service never disappoint. I love their garlic naan and the lentils. Stop in and enjoy
I’m a huge foodie and health care provider who has not been able to enjoy the wonderful offerings of our local restaurants due to the present covid chaos. During such stressful times where caution is appropriate but sanity is important, Mela was the perfect choice. The outdoor seating was great and we were warm with the gas lamps. The staff were really attentive with excellent service and provided great humor throughout the dining experience. The food was fantastic and the cocktails were amazing. From a date, to takeout, to a get together with friends (covid responsible for course), Mela is the spot for you...
I booked a reservation at Mela and could not have been happier!
I get take out from here all the time, and was excited to finally go in person. I got the Paneer Chili, and I highly recommend it - it was so good, especially with some onion kulcha. The food came super quickly and the noise level was really low, so I could easily hear the person I was with.
Delicious food and great service. Very romantic
My favorite Indian spot!
Great service and the food is absolutely delicious.
A favorite in the South End! Every dish is delicious
Love it here! 10/10 would recommend!
Great food and service!
My favorite Indian food in Boston. Lovely dinner out side.
We were greeted and sat outside, the service was excellent and the food delicious. The menu items we selected were the butter chicken, vegetable samosas, naan, and a mango lasi . A huge thanks goes out to the staff, you were awesome and we highly recommend this spot!
Great selection - the specialty cocktails were a surprise standout and the mezzanine plate was a great way to try everything.
What made the evening was the staff - So Kind and solicitous.
This is a good spot to have a quick, inexpensive meal in the South End.The menu is extensive and there are good vegetarian options. There's lots of beer and wine options (there is a full bar). Everything about the place is fine, nothing exceptional. We were going to a show at Calderwood so it worked out well. I would recommend it for all these reasons.
Good Saturday buffet!!
I hadn't been to Mela in years, and I was pleased that it was as good as I remembered. I highly recommend it.
Overwhelming smell of Lysol/ cleaning supplies during entire visit. Terrible service. We felt invisible. We were never checked on during the meal after food was dropped in table. No background music—just noise from kitchen and staff speaking loudly back and forth. All staff in other room eating dinner together while we were completely ignored. Very clean bathroom. Mediocre food/ small portions. Overall, VERY disappointing.
Great pre-theater location. Very friendly staff, excellent spices. You smell the wonderful flavors as soon as you open the door to the restaurant.
You can order delivery directly from Mela Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mela Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mela Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 859-4805.
Mela Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.