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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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11:00 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, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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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
Great Food - Friendly Service!

This was a great little find for lunch on our day in Cozumel. The salsa and enchiladas were amazing! The staff was very friendly. I love to collect money from other countries and a few of the waiters and waitresses went out of their way to find as many different coins for me as they could. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer P
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great little find for lunch on our day in Cozumel. The salsa and enchiladas were amazing! The staff was very friendly. I love to collect money from other countries and a few of the waiters and waitresses went out of their way to find as many different coins for me as they could. The prices were very... More 

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Thank Jennifer P
Toronto
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enchilladas, washed down with authentintic margarita, guacamole, nachos. What else you need to feel good ? Yes, marimba sound : canta no yores! .

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Thank Myworld2008Toronto
Moncton, Canada
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Supper here was pretty good overall. The service is prompt, the portion sizes large. I tried the combo plate and was satisfied. My wife had the almond crusted fish. The crust wasn't very good,there was too much of it and the fish was over cooked.

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Thank kevenv
Bulverde, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Again a return to a great place. Sit and watch the water and the ship. Hearing Marimbas and eating and drinking. The food is authentic and the drinks are out of this world. Another great thing, they don't sting you with the prices. About four hours of drinking and eating party of six, around 100.00, I can't do that here.... More 

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

It's amazing how time flies when your sitting at Pancho's Backyard. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and the AWESOME drinks. We can't wait to see you in March. Thank you for the review! More 

Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we got lost looking for a different restaurant and stopped to ask a local. He highly recommended Pancho's Backyard and we were not disappointed. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank Seaul8ter
Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Sometimes getting lost is the best way to find what you're looking for. We are glad you got lost. Come back soon and get lost in the Margaritas. Thank you for your review. More 

Norway
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit this restaurant based on Trip Advisor ratings, and if you enjoy food that looks Mexican (to some extent), but doesn't taste much, chewy beef and weird mocolate (yes, the one from "Friends") sauce, then do try this. We were too hungry not to eat the fajitas, but just couldn't finish the enchiladas (or as we have... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We are constantly improving and enhancing the menu are Pancho's Backyard. We are regret that the food did not suit your palate. Pancho's Backyard is very Mexican and is maintained daily by the Pancho himself. He still checks the food daily so the taste remains true to his rich Mexican heritage. Pancho's Backyard is loved... More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while we were in port for our Carnival Cruise. We didn't have any excursions planned and after some shopping, we just wanted to relax and have a drink. The margaritas were yummy and the service was exceptional! We got a table in the sand an enjoyed a beautiful view. We sampled the guacamole and cheese... More 

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Thank Brittany T
Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

What a great place to find. The sand and the beautiful view are only part of the Pancho's Backyard experience. You need to come to the downtown location and see the hacienda style building and it absolutely magical. Can't wait to see you on your next visit. More 

Murphy, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Pancho's for many - always wonderful; never disappointed. We love the atmosphere - the food- and especially the Margaritas. Fernando has been our waiter the last several visits and we always ask for him. We just love it and it has become a tradition if we visit Cozumel on a cruise or an all inclusive resort.

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

What a great review! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Fernando say hi and wants you to come back soon! Thanks again! More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered Pancho's Backyard accidentally and I am happy I did. I loved the food and the presentation. The staff was very polite and service was great. I absolutely loved the space, the garden is lovely and away from the noise of the main street.

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

What a happy accident! We are so glad that you could experience Pancho's Backyard. The hacienda style create a magical memory that you will never forget. Thank you for your comments and we will see you soon! More 

Moore, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try Pancho's based on the recommendation of our tour guide. They were very busy and the service reflected that. The guacamole was AMAZING! We got it before our drinks and we had to wait quite a while before we received our drinks (tea and Dr. Pepper). The salsa is what I would call pico de gallo but... More 

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Thank Robino1023
Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the Pancho's Backyard experience. We will only improve with your comments and make your next visit even better. 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
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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?