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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 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
Lunch on The Porch

The atmosphere is great - it truly is like being in a courtyard = no ocean views but a nice break from the heat and noise. The furniture is authentic and they had a mariachi band (they did not roam - you go up to tip). The food was good (portions are huge you may want to share). The drinks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
JDPK
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is great - it truly is like being in a courtyard = no ocean views but a nice break from the heat and noise. The furniture is authentic and they had a mariachi band (they did not roam - you go up to tip). The food was good (portions are huge you may want to share). The drinks... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend and we loved it. The atmosphere is very nice and the waiter we had was very friendly, outgoing, and nice.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tired of the Senior Frogs, Hooters world? Head to Pancho's backyard for a wonderful meal in a great, private atmosphere away from the crowds.

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Branson, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our friends suggested we eat lunch at Pancho's. The chips and guacamole we so fresh and tasty. What a pleasant surprise, when the waiter brought a stand to the table to hold our shopping bags, a nice touch! Will definately return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

They have great food, good prices, friendly staff and a relaxing atmosphere. What more could you ask for? We stop in Cozumel frequently on our cruises and always plan to go to Panchos Backyard for lunch. Keep up the great work. Your restaurant is truly awesome! I look forward to our next time

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West Plains, Missouri
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My Wife and I stopped in to grab some lunch. It was very good. Very Clean. The staff was great. Our Waiter Martin was very friendly and Nice and made a great recommendation. Food was just awesome.

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Cocoa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

When we visit Cozumel we always like to pick up some Mexican vanilla from Los Cinco Soles and have lunch at Pancho's Backyard. This was our 6th visit and even though we were at the Puerta Maya location they still honored the free margarita coupon from their website. We recognized the server from several previous visits and the old guy... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Have been going to Pancho's Backyard for 5 years now. The location is excellent with great ambience. The food is consistently top notch (although I miss the sampler) and they serve arguably the best margaritas on the island. A must visit if you are staying on the island or just cruising by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nice place, good food, reasonable prices. Loved the chips and guac!! And they dont skimp on the alcohol in their margaritas!

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We have been to Poncho's Back Yard at least 16 times and it is always very good and impressive. The staff always treats us very well and does everything they can to make our experience memorable. Whenever we go to Cozumel, we make it a point to eat at Poncho's. Wish the cruises would stay longer so that we could... 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: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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?