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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: Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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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
Authentic Mexican food

A thoroughly enjoyable evening spent enjoying great food. The service was excellent and could find no fault. Price reasonable too and will going again tomorrow for our last evening out in Cozumel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable evening spent enjoying great food. The service was excellent and could find no fault. Price reasonable too and will going again tomorrow for our last evening out in Cozumel.

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Every time we come to Cozumel we eat at Panchos! The food is good, the margaritas even better and the atmosphere is the best!

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Dallas, Texas
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a shock, the guy on Royal Caribbean recommended Pancho's and we are always leary of cruise recommendations. Wonderful escape from the annoying hawkers on the street, the worst I have ever seen.. Quiet rear patio, ice cold beer, great chips. I had queso fundido, flautas and soup. Everything was fantastic, service efficient and professional. This place let us relax... More 

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our visit to Pancho's Backyard was very enjoyable. The waitstaff was so courteous and accommodating. The food was fresh and the best Mexican food we had the entire trip. They have a wonderful store in the front of the restaurant that has everything you could want for souvenirs. One of our favorites!

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Silverado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Is there other great Mexican food in Cozumel? Absolutely, but because it had been so good on a previous visit, our friends insisted, so we searched, and wandered and asked for that restaurant with the inside and outside patio with fountains and with a horse coming out of the wall. Eventually, the "horse" did it (it's interesting metal wall art).... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

While on a cruise with my husband, son and his wife, we had plans to go on an excursion, but it got cancelled. A little down, we still got off the ship, but was starving. We walked around and found this restaurant. OMG...the chicken quesadillas and the margaritas were EXCELLENT!! Oh and the salsa was good as well. We talked... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It's always nice to return to CZM and find our old favorites still going strong and still providing good food and service. We always make sure we eat here at least once during our stay and are never disappointed. Eat the poblanos!

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Nashville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Each time we visit Cozumel, we make a point to dine at Pancho's. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The servers are attentive and helpful and will answer any questions you may have about the menu. There is usually live marimba music during lunch service, which adds to the atmosphere and is quite enjoyable. If you go online,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A little hard to find but well worth the hunt! Great food, great atmosphere and friendly waitstaff! Great for all kinds dinner plans!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Really good Mexican food, cute surroundings and atmosphere. Well worth a visit. The cilantro soup is excellent, and the vegetarian fajitas too.

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Additional Information about Pancho's Backyard

Address: Avenue Rafael East Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (987) 872 2141
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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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: Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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