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StephenF Dec 17, 2006 12:52 AM

Does anyone know if there is any place to get kosher food (prepared or not) in Cancun, Mexico? Thanks!

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    Kosher Critic Dec 18, 2006 03:46 PM

    If you go the Wal-Mart in town (available by bus and cab), you will find a wide range of certified local products (canned goods, torillas, salsa, milk, cereal, cookies, etc.) The most common hechsher you will see is the Alef-Alef over the letters V-H. (This is the Askenazi Va'ad in Mexico City). You may also find the magen david symbol, which is from the Syrian community. I am unaware of any prepared kosher food there.

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      Marcharlan Dec 20, 2006 12:03 PM

      It seems that more and more products from mexico which had the Ashkenazi Hashgacha from Mexico City no longer display the cert, e.g. Jugomex juices. Is there a list that reflects the products they certify or are they in fact discontinuing oversight on those products?

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        Kosher Critic Dec 20, 2006 03:38 PM

        The site below has links to the lists maintained by the two hasgachos. However, the link to the Askenazi list did not seem to work. I have seen such a list so maybe there is another way to get it. http://www.masuah.org/lista_mexico.htm

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        Bride of the Juggler Dec 21, 2006 12:15 PM

        We always stock up on the kosher mole and pipian sauces when we're in Mexico. We roast up turkey legs (from those great cheap Empire packages), shred the meat up, mix in the sauce, and serve in tortillas. Fantastic. Thank you.

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        chewish Dec 19, 2006 06:38 PM

        There is a service which I did not use, whose URL is http://www.koshersolutions.com.mx/

        The website says that they kasher kitchens and sell home cooked meals. I don't know if they have hashgacha. The contact info is:

        Ph./Fax (+52 998) 885 20 22
        E-mail info@koshercancun.com
        Urgent Delivery dial (+52 998) 104 7004

        Let us know what you find out, and have a good time!

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          StephenF Jan 22, 2007 02:55 PM

          Just got back from Cancun. I ended up getting food from Kosher Solutions. It was very good with nice sized portions.

          Regarding the hasgacha: All ingredients are kosher and their meat is glatt; however, they only have Conservative hashgacha because it is too expensive to have a full time rabbi on-site. If you want an orthodox hasgacha, they can bring a rabbi in to supervise that day, and they will just add the cost to your order.

          Thanks for all your help.

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            ChaimW Feb 5, 2008 11:47 AM

            Steve,
            How was Koshersolutions quality? Anything better than airline food?

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            rolem85 Nov 17, 2008 08:56 PM

            just returned from cancun where my family has a timeshare. We learned that ksoehrsolutions sells kosher food out of the same kitchen as McDonald on the hotel zone. that raised a red flag so we ended up getting all our kosher food at sams club and walmart. By the way for much better prices.

            It looks like we may be back there in Dec, i will report back.

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            lutherjensen Feb 5, 2008 06:26 PM

            there is also a Chabad in Cancun and the Rabbi and Rebbetzin are very nice...

            http://www.chabadcancun.com/

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              jaickyt Feb 8, 2008 05:43 AM

              What happened to kosher restaurant in the Hyatt?

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                tomby Feb 13, 2008 07:41 AM

                That's in Acapulco, isn't it, not Cancun?

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              rolem85 May 23, 2008 03:00 PM

              Just got back from our family vacation, we had two dinners at the home of the chabad rabbi, it was very nice of him to welcome us, otherwise we had lots of fruits fro breakfast. Also, on the chabad website there is a complete list of kosher products that are available at the local supermarkets, we even found things that where not on the list.
              try www.jewishcancun.com
              i think sams club had the most kosher food, and for great prices.
              enjoy cancun.

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                markq57 Aug 12, 2010 09:46 AM

                We were on vacation in Cancun and went diving in Cozumel
                Apparently there kosher restaurant in Cozumel with delicious quality food
                There are also a kosher shop.
                Chabad House Cozumel has a kindergarten
                That's how our little girl enjoyed the company of children while diving
                Very nice community.

                You can see more details on http://www.chabadcozumel.com/
                Contact information:
                9871119715
                9871179518
                or by Email chabadcozumel@gmail.com

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                  dnach Feb 10, 2014 02:36 PM

                  We were there in December and this past week.. There is a Meat restaurant named Fortuna located in Cancun (Bonampak 217, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo)across from "Office Max" THE FOOD IS AWESOME!! there is also a vegetarian (and fish) restaurant named Dag Dag .. we also visited a new kosher restaurant located at the Krystal Hotel but we did not stay and eat because they had six kids running all over the restaurant screaming and yelling at the top of their lungs and the owner as well as their parents just stood there for over ten minutes and did not make any attempt to establish any decorum whatsoever.. SHAME-FULL !
                  We also spent Shabbos with Chabad for a delicious Friday night dinner as well as ordered food from there delivered to the hotel..

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