El Unico de Elena

El Unico de Elena

Hours: Open Daily 6:00am-9:00pm


Location: 4211 Park Avenue, Union City

Type of Food: Cuban


Available for takeout, delivery and dine in

Available for catering


Established in 1976, El Único de Elena Restaurant & Cafeteria was a Hudson County staple not to be missed. Together, Juanito and his late wife, Elena, opened El Único providing savory food and a familiar kitchen atmosphere for the growing Cuban community and curious palettes seeking a new experience. By providing excellent service and superior prices, Juanito made El Único a celebrated restaurant among the Latin community in New Jersey.

Today, it’s a family affair at El Único de Elena with Juanito’s daughter, Maria Elena, at the helm of operations and Juanito, guiding her along the way. New and former customers, alike, have returned to treat themselves to the delicious food and see this father-daughter duo in action. Serving up flavorful Cuban cuisine daily, El Único de Elena presents patrons with a unique and friendly dining experience.

Stop by for the welcoming ambiance of this Union City eatery and indulge yourself by feasting on customer favorites, such as their breakfast platter featuring pan con mantequilla and café con leche or dine on delicious Lechon Asado, Rabo Encendido (Cuban Oxtails), or a classic Cuban sandwich for lunch or dinner. Special catering prices available for all occasions and events.


6 plates of spanish food entrees at El Unico de Elena buffet table with a tray of spanish rice and homemade oats plate of flan

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