Legend has it that in the 18th century, the Convent of Santa Rosa was home to 29 Dominican nuns who, upon hearing that the Archbishop was coming for a visit, decided to mark the occasion by decorating their kitchen in beautiful Talavera tile and preparing a feast with what little they had. They put together spices, peppers, and chocolate, cooked an old turkey in it, and served it to a very satisfied Archbishop. When he asked what they called the dish, a nun replied, "I made a mole." or a “mix” in English.
Today, the Convent of Santa Rosa is considered the culinary Mecca of Mexico and we honor it at Santa Rosa Taqueria by serving meats braised for hours, char-grilled Mexican Street Corn, amazing margaritas, and the best freshly made guacamole.