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Pancho's Backyard

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Mexican, Bar, Central American
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Avenida Rafael E. 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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Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Baytown, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For awesome Mexican food in a wonderful setting, trying Ponchos Backyard. We ate there and did some great shopping after dining. The best margaritas and food provided by a fantastic waiter. Live music was a bonus as we dined. Reasonable priced with great food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here while in Cozumel for our port stop. Even though it was a very hot day and there was only outside seating the fans made a nice breeze. We all enjoyed our meals but it was really no different than the states. Bit it was really good! I liked that after you ate you could wander in and shop.... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is incredible, and it's well worth the walk as Panchos is at the end of the Main Drag in Cozumel. The restaurant is beautiful and there's often a love band during the day. Depending on the time it can be busy, but at some hours it's off the beaten track enough that you can get in without... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I happened upon this after a day on the beach. The sangria was so refreshing after a day in the sun. I ordered a burrito and as I was having my third bite, I looked at my friend and said, "I was thinking to plan another cruise, so I can have another one of these someday!" After... More 

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Thank Jeris T
America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! We are happy to hear that you had a great time while visiting Pancho's and will be even happier to welcome you back on your next trip! :) Thank you again for visiting us! More 

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be fair, I had really high expectations of this restaurant, so that could be impacting this review. First off, I went here with my family on this last cruise to the Western Caribbean in Cozumel, Mexico. I ordered the guacamole and salsa as an appetizer. To my the guacamole was disgusting and lacked flavor; however, everyone else in my... More 

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Thank William O
America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Hi William, thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback, it is really important to us. I have passed this to our F&B manager to check what we missed and prevent this from happening again. Thank you! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall: The food I ordered was somewhat bland and table service trailed off at the end but I would give it another try if I'm in the area. Details: I ordered the shredded chicken chimichanga which came with refried beans, guacamole, and sour cream. The guacamole was good but the chimichanga itself was dry and bland. No salsa or pico... More 

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America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to let us know your feed back, it is very important to us, I have passed this information to our F&B manager to prevent this from happening again. Thank you! More 

Plattsburgh, N.Y.
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time in cozumel, second time at ponchos.. neat indoor outdoor atmosphere,great margaritas, great gift shop. Try the orange shrimp dish

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America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic combo ;) Los Cinco Soles + Pancho's Backyard.... Hope you can visit again soon! :) More 

Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Pancho's on a few occasions. This is one of our favorite stops for margaritas... You can't help but get into the spirit of the Cozumel experience. Enjoy!

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Cape May Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food has always been pretty good. They are jolly and the service is also good. But they refuse to charge in pesos (the currency of Mexico). Instead they insist on charging in US dollars at a terrible rate (on which they profit). Then the credit card company converts back to pesos since in Mexico and back again to dollars,... More 

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America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feed back, it is very important to us. We regret to hear about this, I am not sure when this happened, as of now we have an excellent exchange rate $18.00 pesos to $1 usd. and you are always welcome to pay in pesos or dollars during lunch or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented bikes for the week because we were staying at a resort about a 30 minute walk south of the central tourist area. We had scoped out some places to eat prior to heading to the island and greatly enjoyed our meal here. Gorgeous restaurant with beautiful gardens, great food and wine.

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America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are delighted to know that you had a great time and enjoyed Pancho's Backyard atmosphere and food!We certainly hope you can visit us again, soon. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cozumel
  • Phone Number: +52 (987) 872 2141
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?