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Pancho's Backyard

Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
(987) 872-2141
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Ranked #28 of 264 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Milton, Florida
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We made our trip into town short due to a small accident so headed back to the port and when we saw this place, we knew we had to eat there. Had been to the other one in town a number of times and always enjoyed our food. This time was no different. It was nice to be able to... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had a very nice lunch at Pancho's. I sat outside under the patio and listened to the local band play. The Frozen Strawberry Margarita was good but I didn't taste much tequilla. I went to the bar and ordered a shot of high end tequilla which made it much better. I had the guacamole, pico, and the Chicken and... More

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Mansfield, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is why I LOVE Trip Advisor! Pancho's was rated very highly so we made a point to enjoy lunch there. The atmosphere felt very authentic, the music was so enjoyable, and the food and margarita's were excellent! (Visit their website, they offer coupons to print and bring with you for a free margarita!). I STILL can taste their salsa... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our thirteenth time to eat here. The food is good and the margaritas are great! Entertainment is always fun. Furthermore, the service is wonderful. I always manage to spend money in the shops located around the restaurant. Word to the wise-shop first and purchase items before eating because you get a percentage off of your meal. I always... More

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Austin, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant is beautiful however it really doesn't live up to such a high tripadvisor rating. The margaritas may have been the best on the island...especially the strawberry one I had but the food the food is average Mexican food. I live in Texas so maybe I am expecting too much..but this isn't any better than I could get at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went on a cruise and stopped for a day in Cozumel. Ended the day at panchos and had a wonderful experience! The staff was incredibly friendly and a joy to talk to. The view from the restaurant was amazing, ate right on the sand. The food and tequila were delicious ! Try the quesitos appetizer !! The staff by far... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The staff at Pancho's backyard did an amazing job serving our group of 15 some wonderful Mexican food. Our drive trip leader has dined here with groups multiple times and it's easy to see why. The food was all good, no one in the group had any complaints. The service was good and the margaritas tasty! Could not have asked... More

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Denton, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First visit was in June 2001. Second visit August 2012, and third this August. Still the same great atmosphere and faces. Their margaritas are some of the best on the island. They're located on the main road, so easy to get to. I've only been at evening time, but never too crowded. You can choose to sit in a main... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by every cruise like we've taken to Cozumel, and for good reason. The food is simply amazing and authentic. The margaritas are top notch and the view of the water is great! Cannot recommend this restaurant enough!!

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Dawson, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I were recommended to Pancho's Backyard by our cruise director and we were not disappointed. The margaritas were the best that I have ever had......but be cautious one is plenty!!!! :) The guacamole was the perfect consistency without all the tomatoes and onions that you'll find at Tex-Mex restaurants. My husband and I both had the fish... More

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