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Pancho's Backyard

Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
(987) 872-2141
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Ranked #26 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
Austin, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is beautiful however it really doesn't live up to such a high tripadvisor rating. The margaritas may have been the best on the island...especially the strawberry one I had but the food the food is average Mexican food. I live in Texas so maybe I am expecting too much..but this isn't any better than I could get at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went on a cruise and stopped for a day in Cozumel. Ended the day at panchos and had a wonderful experience! The staff was incredibly friendly and a joy to talk to. The view from the restaurant was amazing, ate right on the sand. The food and tequila were delicious ! Try the quesitos appetizer !! The staff by far... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The staff at Pancho's backyard did an amazing job serving our group of 15 some wonderful Mexican food. Our drive trip leader has dined here with groups multiple times and it's easy to see why. The food was all good, no one in the group had any complaints. The service was good and the margaritas tasty! Could not have asked... More

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Denton, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First visit was in June 2001. Second visit August 2012, and third this August. Still the same great atmosphere and faces. Their margaritas are some of the best on the island. They're located on the main road, so easy to get to. I've only been at evening time, but never too crowded. You can choose to sit in a main... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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100 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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