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Chef's Profile

Juan Pablo Loza 

With extensive expertise in the cuisine of Mexico, Chef Loza blends a passion for traditional and local flavors with a desire to preserve the rich traditions of Mexican culture. He brings his philosophy to the resort’s restaurants, working with the area’s finest local suppliers to integrate the freshest local flavors and ingredients.

“Food is an important part of Mexican culture with family recipes being passed on from generation to generation,” said Loza. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of the family at Maroma, providing our guests with a culinary experience that celebrates the traditions of the Yucatan and complements the luxury and elegance of the resort.”

Previously, Chef Loza distinguished himself at several of Mexico City’s most acclaimed restaurants, including Le Cirque, Ciboulette and L’Olivier. In 2005, he was awarded first place in “Best Mexican Young Chef”—a national contest of traditional and contemporary Mexican cuisine.

Chef Loza’s authentic style blends classic Mexican preparations with the casual street food of Mexico City, creating elegant dishes with true authentic essence. Signature dishes include lobster enchilada with homemade mole sauce, smoked salmon pizzeta with guacamole and dry tomatoes and, a local Yucatan inspired dish, soft shell crab Tikin Xic with achiote, habanero, avocado and citrus salad.

   Chef Loza

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