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Latin America / Caribbean Mexico Travel Tips

Kosher Restaurant & Travel Guide to Mexico’s Riviera Maya + Cancun Region

Coastline Cozumel Tropical Sea Mexico Caribbean


Cozumel can either be visited as a day-trip from Playa Del Carmen or as its own vacation destination, and it’s also a common cruise port. While snorkeling and scuba diving are great all throughout the region, Cozumel has some of the best spots to witness magnificent coral reefs. Cozumel is a larger island, and is split between a downtown area and the beach. Activities on Cozumel range from exploring ancient ruins to wildlife and marine life excursions.

You can get to Cozumel by taking a 45-minute ferry from Downtown Playa Del Carmen which runs every hour; flying directly onto the island; or via cruise.

Kosher in Cozumel: 

  1. Chocolatte Espresso Bar is the same as the Chocolattes in Brooklyn offering fresh organic coffees, healthy salads, pastries, breakfasts, sandwiches, paninis, Belgian waffles, shakes, and more. Open Sun to Thurs from 7am – 11pm, Fri until 5pm; and Motzei Shabbat from 8pm – 11pm.
  2. Jerusalem is the Chabad restaurant offering Israeli home-cooked items including schnitzels, burgers, chicken, shakshuka, and more. Open on Sundays -Thursday 9-9 Friday 9am to an hour before Shabbat.
  3. Cafe Rimon is a dairy restaurant serving breakfasts, pizzas, pastas, all Israeli style. Open 8am-11pm except Fri-Sat.
  4. Sombrero Falafel is a kosher vegetarian falafel joint on the island. Open Sun to Thurs from 9am – 11pm, Fri until 5pm; and Motzei Shabbat from 8pm – Midnight.

Kosher supervision for all of these restaurants by the local Cozumel Chabad.

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