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Pancho's Backyard

Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
(987) 872-2141
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Ranked #27 of 266 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Been a good number of years since we have been to Panchos and it continues the tradition of excellent service, food and drinks. Margaritas were perfect, full of the precise amount of flavors. Guacamole was chunky, plentiful and delicious. They had nice music out on the patio area even though it was between the lunch and dinner setting. Excellent place... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nestled behind the Los Cinco Soles store in downtown Sam Miguel is a great restaurant -- Pancho’s Backyard. Our favorites are their tortilla soup, Filete de Mahi-Mahi and Carne Asada beef tenderloin. The courtyard setting is enjoyable, comfortable and well decorated. The staff is friendly and attentive. Pancho’s Backyard restaurant is often off the radar, but is definitely a “don’t... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A normal dinner one evening turned into an amazing experience at Pancho's Backyard ! A few friends, a few Corona's, a lot of Michelada's and some extremely amazing and delicious food ! If you're in Cozumel, especially near Puerta Maya or damn, anywhere around Cozumel, Pancho's Backyard is a must visit. Get a table on the sand by the waterfront... More

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Windsor, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A 30 minute leisurely walk from the cruise port. The food was excellent, we decided to stay safe with the Quesadilla's, Nachos and Pina Colada. Also free WiFi!!! We were seated in a small courtyard complete with great Mexican atmosphere, two local men played the Marimbas. Pancho's also has a store selling local handicrafts, tequila, jewelry and gifts. Absolutely no... More

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San Juan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

2 years ago My husband and I went in a cruise to Cozumel and visit for first time Pancho's Backyard. The service is really great, great traditional food. Food is really clean and fresh. We went again on July and still the same great service and margaritas!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Right there in the Puerta Maya Port, 5 minutes walking distance from the international port, great service, great food, try the mango margarita!

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Cozumel, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I took some friends that were visiting the island to Pancho's Backyard on July 27th. As we were being given excellent service by Edwin, the thought occurred that I have never weighed in on TripAdvisor about them. Well, having worked in the restaurant business for a number of years, I can recommend them for: 1) Value -... More

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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