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Pancho's Backyard

Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
(987) 872-2141
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Ranked #40 of 248 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Restaurant details
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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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

When you are in Mexico every place claims that they have the best margarita. Panchos truly has the best. They use nothing but fresh squeezed lime juice and tequila. I do have to warn you though to go easy on this as their glasses are huge and they do not skim on their tequila. We have been here several times... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love to cruise (Royal Caribbean) We have cruised to Cozumel quite a few times. Every time we go to Cozumel we stop for lunch at Pancho's Backyard. What a great, up-beat place with awesome food, excellent service, appealing atmosphere and salsa that is...'to die for' Yum-eee. The salsa and chips couldn't be better. We were in... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Visited Pancho's Backyard while in port in Cozumel based on advise from Cruise Critic and a free margarita coupon! We had a fantastic meal in a charming location. The free margaritas were very good. Don't miss the dessert sampler. It is excellent. Panchos is located at the back of the Cinco Del Sol gift shop. We took home some tequila... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We wanted to get away from the all inclusive resort for a nice dinner in Cozumel. Pancho's was very good. It was quiet that night. The service was good...not great.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

my wife and I have been to Panchos a couple of times. Great experience each time. Definite place to try when in Cozumel.

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Atlanta, GA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We go to Pancho's every single time we go to Cozumel! It's not to be missed. It's in a little strip mall in the shopping area and you can easily miss it. They will try to get you to sit in the front area but insist on sitting in the open area in the back. You don't want to miss... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We stopped here for a snack. They have outdoor and indoor seating with umbrellas. We sat outside however it started to pour so we had to move indoors as the umbrellas did not keep the rain off of us. There was a musician playing the xylophone outside of the restaurant so that was entertaining to listen to while we ate.... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Had heard many great things about this place, but was not impressed and am very disappointed that I spent as much time here as I did. While the restaurant was busy (no more busy than a restaurant in the US for lunch), the service and food arrival took an inordinate amount of time and robbed me of precious sightseeing time... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Pancho's Backyard for lunch (on a recommendation from my sister-in-law) when our cruise ship was at port in Cozumel. I am so glad we took her advice. We started with a basket of freshly-made tortilla chips with fresh salsa (similar to what we think of as pico de gallo) and delicious homemade guacamole topped with... More 

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Beaumont, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We found Pancho's on the internet. From the desciptions the food and service were really good but made it sound a little rustic. When we arrived the rustic was left at the door. It was far from rustic. Wish our backyard was like this. The service was exceptional as well as the ambience. There was a couple there playing music... More 

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Additional Information about Pancho's Backyard

Address: Rafael Melgar 27, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: (987) 872-2141
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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