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Pancho's Backyard

Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 872 2141
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“carne asada” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I first visited Cozumel 23 years ago and the first restaurant that we ate at was Pancho's Backyard. It was great then and still great now. Very friendly and attentive service, great food and the best margiritas. Love the hacienda setting. So...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BobC1510
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our 25th visit. Margaritas and fajitas at Pancho’s today. Chips and guacamole were great. Everything we’ve tried has always been wonderful.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gatorclub
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked off cruise ship...almost right into place...great outside seating...overseeing cruise ship, water...etc...great mexican two person band playing wood xylaphone....good drinks , food, burritos , etc....really enjoyed the nice decor, friendly staff....truly a delightful experience...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Herman B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little place tucked in Los Cincos Soles. Terrific food, outstanding margaritas, great service!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 530kathic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I didn't actually eat here but had a few drinks. They have a nice walk-up window to order drinks, and you can sit outside and drink them while watching the street musicians perform.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank morrigan716
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Pancho’s for supper before having to reboard our cruise ship. We were so excited to try some fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. The food did not disappoint! It was awesome being able to experience real Mexican meals and to see the difference between...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelerinpink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time there. Good food - great waitstaff Fun place to spend the afternoon or anytime. Store connected to the restaurant is very nice. Authentic Mexican items. Very reasonable prices

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere, food, and live music is worth the time while visiting Cozumel. If someone is looking for a authentic, Mexican experience for lunch while at port, this is the place that I would recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Traveledd_one
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our lunch here. Very fresh homemade quac and pico. HUGE Margaritas, and strong too. Be prepared for that! Convenient taxis stop on a regular basis right outside, though we enjoyed our walk along the waterfront afterwards, and grabbed a taxi at the stand near...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fajitas (Yum!) and tequilla shots! Everything was fresh and delicious. Waiters were super nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sue M
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January 23, 2018|
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Response from thaward | Reviewed this property |
We all have our own preferences for how and where we travel. While your suggestion to stay for a week or two in a destination and experience a different perspective is valid, we would not stay in Cozumel - there are much... More
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Passport10453 | Reviewed this property |
Everything here is made from scratch. Custom requests are welcome. Explain what you need and be very clear if there is an allergy issue. Ask for a manager if you are concerned. They take all customers needs seriously.
Robert G
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Passport10453 | Reviewed this property |
There are TWO locations. One of them is part of the Puerta Maya cruise ship pier. You sit next to the water looking at your ship. Pancho’s Backyard is part of the Los Cinco Soles store. Walk down the pier where you are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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