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Our secret ingredient is love. Read more about the amazing team committed to bringing you an unforgettable upscale Mexican restaurant dining experience.

Josefina Howard

World-traveler, pioneer, entrepreneur, interior designer, chef; and no nonsense. Josefina Howard, founder of Rosa Mexicano, may have been born in Cuba, but it was the people, culture, cuisine and spirit of the great nation of Mexico that led her to call it "home". Sharing the cuisine of her adopted nation became her mission; and Josefina made her mark as the first chef to introduce authentic, fine-dining Mexican fare to the New York restaurant scene with Rosa Mexicano in 1984.

Josefina's authentic recipes and techniques are still used by our chefs today. Her style, class, joy for life, and pioneering spirit continue to inspire not only every dish we serve, but your entire experience as Rosa Mexicano.