Dishing It Out: Juan Pablo Loza, Rosewood Mayakoba

In Dine, People, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Suzanne Koch

Juan Pablo Loza 

Director of Culinary Experiences at Rosewood Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen

Instagram: @pablo_loza 

I draw inspiration from Mexico’s natural surroundings, local markets and my travels.  

I separate myself and my brand from others in this field by our Rosewood Culture and approach to work. I strive to instill a notion of inspiration and aspiration with my amazing team in an effort to create unique experiences for our guests, colleagues and the local community as a whole. 

My greatest career achievement thus far is the support I’ve received from my amazing family around my career and passion. Without them, I would not be where I am today. 

People would be surprised to know that I prefer to eat plants over any animal protein.

My favorite place in town to enjoy an authentic meal is El Pirata in Playa del Carmen for its local cuisine. It’s really off the beaten path and is ideal for those who want a true sense of Mexican cooking. 

Tequila or mezcal? Mezcal 100-percent (no brainer)

I hope my greatest contribution to Mexico’s culinary scene is to create awareness about the massive overfishing of species endemic to the region. We have worked very closely with the Sustainable Fishing Merit and Aquaculture by Conapesca and Sagarpa. We’re proud to be a partner in this movement and will continue to educate our guests on our sustainable seafood practices.

This article originally appeared in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of InMexico Magazine.

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