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Pancho's Backyard

Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
(987) 872-2141
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Ranked #29 of 265 restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
North Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It could use some fans to make the dining more comfortable but that is the only bad thing I can say about this place. Fish tacos are good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Panchos was authentic and exceeded all our our expectations. The Chicken Mole was excellent and the Carne Asada will be something we will crave for. Our waiter Orlando was sweet and gave great recommendations. We were staying at the Occidental and the staff there kept recommending other places to eat even though we were wanting to try Panchos. Being dissapointed... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at this place. A very nice view, two locations -- one near one of cruise piers and one in the downtown area. Food was delicious and some nice desserts. I would recommend and look forward to going back!

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Wilburton, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great relaxing lunch at this fantastic little restaurant. It's at the end of the row of shops that you enter immediately after coming ashore (Carnival Cruise Terminal). Indoor and outdoor (shaded) seating with music and a view of the ocean and the ships in port. Ice and water are filtered/made in house so no worries. Guacamole and cheese dip were... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate there twice on our recent visit. Our first dinner was awesome. The second visit ..........the drinks were undrinkable. No chips or salsa were brought out until we asked. It was disappointing to see such a difference in two visits.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The service is great. The margaritas are awesome. It is a place to relax listen to live music and enjoy the day. I order the lunch special. It has a little bit of everything. If you are going to Cozumel this is a must stop.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Locals recommended Pancho's, and we were so happy they did. Dinner was delicious. The environment was immediately relaxing. It's truly like having dinner in someone's backyard. The wait staff was incredibly attentive. The table next to us was rowdy, and had some to drink before arriving. They tried to contain it as much as possible, and without us saying a... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Always a great meal lunch or dinner. The soups are unbelievable! The staff is fun and very helpful. Can't go wrong!

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My daughter and I stopped in this little gem after one of our excursions and in between shopping. We only had the queso and guacamole because we just wanted a snack - but it was some of the best I've ever had. No frills or fuss - just true authentic mexican food. It's not very touristy, even though it is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped at this restaurant in port at Cozumel. My husband had done some research and he said this is a must! We were not disappointed. This is a shaded outdoor /open air restaurant near the ocean , with authentic Mexican food. My son said this is the best guacamole he has ever had! Everything is home made and fresh,... More

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