TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of delicious Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Totowa. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil Wagenti, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Chairman, and many guests from the community as they cut the celebratory ribbon.  

“We wish him much success here in Totowa,” Coiro said. "Totowa is always ready to have another fine restaurant in town and another dining and entertainment option for our residents and visitors to enjoy and we are happy to have him here." 

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D'Angelo also welcomed Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge and said that all these great businesses coming to Totowa is what we are all about. He also wished Jeff much success and prosperity with Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge.

Owner Jeff said that he was lucky to have been introduced to this great Totowa location and that he looks forward to bringing delicious Latin food to the area. He also added that he is very fortunate to have celebrity chef Alex Garcia who has worked in numerous restaurants in New York City and brings the same amazing food to Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge in Totowa.

Guests who came to the grand opening celebration said that they were very excited to have a Cuban restaurant in town and commented on how beautiful the ambiance was and how delicious the food was. They definitely planned on visiting Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge again. 

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge guests were treated to a full buffet of Cubanelle's gourmet dishes from their diverse and eclectic menu from celebrity chef Alex Garcia, mostly known for his appearance as the host of Food Network's "The Melting Pot." Guests were also treated to an open bar.

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge worked with Christine Cusano, event coordinator, founder and CEO of Events byCC to ensure that the celebration was a success. Christine said that she enjoys working with Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge and that it has a fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. She shared that it was "a very enjoyable evening with great food and great company."

The grand opening celebration continues on Saturday, May 12 at 9 p.m. with Latin Freestyle Saturdays presented by Events by CC. This event features a live performance by freestyle heartthrob Coro and music by DJ's AlexPro and AnthonyD. A $10 cover includes a complimentary buffet from 10 to 11 p.m. and $5 drink specials.

Look out for more live entertainment at Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge in the future from Events by CC. Saturday, June 23 Cubanelle welcomes famous Latin Freestyle trio TKA as they perform their fan favorites, "Maria" and "Louder Than Love".

Let Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge cater your next event. Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge has event and private party space for up to 250 people within a vibrant, inspired atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of Latin and international cuisine to choose from.

Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge boasts two tremendous bar areas, lively music, dozens of exotic drinks, and a plethora of sangria.