Rosa Mexicano is a destination born of a unique vision. In our restaurants, you’ll experience upscale dining that honors Mexican heritage, culinary techniques, and the global explorations and inspirations of our founder, Josefina Howard.
Our Spirit Animal
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 lead 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 at Rosa Mexicano.