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Avenue Rafael East Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 (987) 872 2141
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6:00 pm - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 427
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    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 14
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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
Most recent review
Great margaritas

Poncho's is known from their margaritas for a good reason-they are fantastic. The food is also very good. Our waiter was very attentive. We were there with another couple and we all had a great time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Karen445
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Troy, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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691 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Troy, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Poncho's is known from their margaritas for a good reason-they are fantastic. The food is also very good. Our waiter was very attentive. We were there with another couple and we all had a great time.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Due to an injury I was unable to participate in my excursion in Cozumel but decided I still wanted to go on shore. Found Pancho's and the setting is very inviting. The lady who sat me was very friendly and was seated on the patio. Live music playing, breeze blowing and ocean in site-life was great. Was soon visited by... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This sailing I am on a ship docking at the downtown pier (Langosta) and knew my lunch at Pancho's would be enjoyable yet again . . . as always. Never disappointing. Although I personally prefer the Puerto Maya location a bit better, they both offer great-tasting, and authentic, Mexican cuisine. The margaritas are definitely memorable, unless you have more than... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Cozumel was one of the islands that was included in our cruise...To our disappointment due to inclement weather, the excursion that we had booked had canceled...we were looking so forward to doing our "Twister at Isla Pasion". We wound up just staying at port, walk around and do some shopping after an hour of debating what to do. We had... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved it all! Especially the margaritas ! and the shopping is great there! Go check it out! It is so worth it!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We make a point to eat here on every trip to Mexico, even if we have to take a ferry to get here! The food is always excellent, the margaritas are sensational, and the service is superb! I first discovered Pancho's Backyard when the company I worked for was producing the directory for Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) and... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent food and Margaritas! I always return to Pancho's when in Cozumel. The wait staff is very attentive. The atmosphere is very relaxing.

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our third time in Cozumel and our third time having lunch at Pancho's! The food is very good, the setting is relaxing and the margarita's are outstanding. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. We wanted the fish taco's but didn't want the fish battered and deep fried, no problem at all and they were great!!! One tip, when... More 

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Lewisville, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to Pancho's Backyard on the recommendation of friends who have dined there in the past. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful with the menu. The cocktails were cold and delicious. We were a party of 4 adults and we all enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere was very pleasant and inviting and we plan to dine here again... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I have visited this place twice in two weeks and intend to return one more time before our vacation is over. The service here is outstanding!!! The cocktails are superb and the food is delicious!! Our fav are the shrimp kabobs; the presentation is amazing! It is a well priced menu and appropriate proportions. An excellent experience... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?