After years of planning & hard work in their Catering Business, married couple Chef's Cristina & Jose Melendez along with Co-Owner Omar Melendez are finally establishing a unique concept that bring a modern take on traditional flavors from the Caribbean and Latin-America. 


With Puerto Rican roots as well strong flavor influences from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and Jamaica. Twisted Taino promises to deliver a unique eatery that fulfills nostalgia and transport Latin-Fused Cuisine lovers to the tropics.  

Twisted Taino Express will be joining Sauce the City Food Hall in Ohio CIty in August 2020 while working on the Full-Service Concept that will make Parma, Ohio it's home. 


The Taíno were an indigenous people of the Caribbean. At the time of European contact in the late fifteenth century, they were the principal inhabitants of most of CubaHispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti), JamaicaPuerto RicoThe Bahamas and the northern Lesser Antilles.


The Taíno were the first New World peoples to be encountered by Christopher Columbus during his 1492 voyage.