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Meli Melo

Foodboy | Mar 16, 2008 01:55 PM

Someone asked me about Meli Melo the other day, and I recalled a terrible experience that I had there a while ago. I posted the following review on Chowhound at that time, but it bears repeating:

Meli Melo is terrible. The chef-owner is a hot-tempered kook who chases customers out the door with insults and bizzare behaviour. The food is plain poor. I had half-cooked chicken which was actually pink in the middle. I sent it back, but received such a cold attitude, I was afraid to eat the food once it was returned to the table. My friend's fish was overcooked and had that distinctive "old" fish taste. They probably thought that if they cooked the hell out of it, we wouldn't taste how fishy it was.
While we were having this bad meal, we witnessed the owner raising his voice at a couple seated 2 tables away. Apparently the guy had inquired about an item on the menu and the owner rushed over to the table, pushing the waiter aside and started yelling about something. The couple got up and said something to the owner (didn't hear it) and started for the door. The owner followed them out screaming obsenities at them. Everyone in the restaurant was silent for a long time. It was totally wierd.
When the owner came back in, he walked to the back like nothing happened. We quickly finished our wine and asked for the check. The food & service was so pitiful that I left a $1 tip. I was going to leave zero, but I wanted them to know that I didn't merely forget.
My advice: don't ever even think about eating there!

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