Let’s face it, if you're used to eating seafood back home, it isn’t always easy to find the greatest variety, all in one place, here in Israel. That is, until you discover Cancun, the seafood gem that has people driving to Ashdod en masse.
A half-hour drive from Tel Aviv will take you to Cancun, a specialty shop which is also a seafood and meat deli, offering up a Sarona-like charm. High-end and beautifully-designed, but still a specialty shop with a bar area, this is a place that lets you take your pick and choose the seafood you want to try.
From lobster to scallops to oysters on the half shell, to crab and even shrimp of all kinds, it’s all here, in abundance for you to take home and cook for a special dinner. If you're not in the mood to cook, you can also sit at the bar with a drink alongside your favorite produce from the sea.
What’s amazing is that you won’t have to find parking, as there is parking everywhere–and everything is top-notch quality. They also have a store in Modi’in without the seating area, so you can pick up the best seafood around. For extra added value, the deli has all the hard-to-find products you've been dreaming of, from blintzes to pancakes to frozen berries of all kinds at very competitive prices.
Don't miss Cancun's Seafood Festival, which includes sales on all seafood until the end of the month. There is also a special menu with dishes like shrimp in white wine with garlic and butter, mussels with calamari, shrimp in spicy curry sauce, and decadent and luxurious lobster.
Cancun. 19 HaOrgim, Ashdod (08-6677699). Sun-Thu 09:00-20:00, Fri 08:30-19:00, Sat 08:30-18:00