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Pancho's Backyard

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Avenue Rafael East Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 (987) 872 2141
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Extraordinary Mexican food and awesome Margaritas are served graciously at...
Extraordinary Mexican food and awesome Margaritas are served graciously at the lush patio of one of Cozumel's most beautiful colonial buildings, amidst splashing fountains and tasteful decor. When you visit Pancho's Backyard don't forget to bring your camera! Live Marimba music during lunch.
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  • 68
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Third time for us to eat here. How ever we ate at the new location at the cruise ship pier. Excellent food, great staff and reasonably priced!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
jabberman_76366
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Holliday, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice location, central, okay food. Expect tourist prices. Our food arrived shortly after we ordered it.

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Holliday, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Third time for us to eat here. How ever we ate at the new location at the cruise ship pier. Excellent food, great staff and reasonably priced!

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

You know what they say 3 on to 30! Thank you for your comments! We are glad that you could experience both of our locations. See you next time! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great food at a decent price. Service was great and the setting was very good. It was one of the best meals we had all week long.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! A week here in Cozumel is never long enough haha. Thank you for coming and experiencing Pancho's. See you next time! More 

Bradenton, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a taxi ride from the cruise ship pier! The service was excellent and the food was even better! And because it was in Mexico my 19 year old daughter was able to have her first "legal" Margarita.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! We are glad that all the members of your family could enjoy the great margaritas and awesome food at Pancho's. More 

Cape May Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's a shame, since the servers are fun and the food is quite good. But each year they require I pay in dollars, even though it is Mexico, so I should pay in pesos and get the going rate from my CC or ATM. Instead they give me a really lousy rate (for example this year it was 12 pesos... More 

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

No ocean view but a beautiful, lush jungle-garden setting with an interesting menu. We will definitely return.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our City Center location. That is where it all began. Thank you for your review and we will see you soon! More 

Justin, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

we look fwd to coming here, every cruise to Cozumel. Clean, friendly waiters, outstanding margaritas, and guacamole and all food is superior. Right next to the port, and shopping. No real beach access, but don't miss the massages, think they are $20 and soo worth it. very top notch place, highly recommend. We will be there in 5 days.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that we can be one of the reasons you keep coming back to Cozumel. You have explain all the great aspects of our backyard. Thanks and see you soon! More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been to the downtown location 3 times and this was the first trip we went to the cruise ship port location. The staff were fantastic at both locations but nothing beats the ambiance of the downtown location. Beautiful garden and the couple playing music are adorable. Get the guac!

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! You are right that there is magic at both locations. Puerta Maya does have an excellent view of the ocean and beach while the downtown location in like stepping back in time. Thank you for your comments and we will see you soon! More 

Brandon, Mississippi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

After a four hour snorkeling tour, my kids and I were hungry and stopped in for a bite. The food was good, the service was excellent. The price was a little high- no kids menu- so burrito plate was 11.85 - the adult price with a very small portion of rice. Restaurant was very pretty, clean and relaxing.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you could enjoy a fun trip to Cozumel and that Pancho's could be part of your adventure. Thank you for your feedback and we will incorporate that in the future. Thanks! More 

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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ponchos Backyard, another one of our usual year after year repeats. Beautiful outdoor garden seating (wear bug spray though) Service and food always excellent. Always nice touches when they bring you little appetizer goodies to snack on while you look over the menu. We had the Quacamole, Chicken Mole, Shrimp Tequila, Carne Asada, Beef Tenderloin Kababs, all excellent. Depending where... More 

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Thank you for the review! We are humbled by such a review and are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Pancho's. Thanks again and see you soon! More 

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Additional Information about Pancho's Backyard

Address: Avenue Rafael East Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (987) 872 2141
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Rafael East Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 (987) 872 2141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Extraordinary Mexican food and awesome Margaritas are served graciously at the lush patio of one of Cozumel's most beautiful colonial buildings, amidst splashing fountains and tasteful decor. When you visit Pancho's Backyard don't forget to bring your camera! Live Marimba music during lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?