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Pancho's Backyard

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Bar, Central American
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Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 (987) 872 2141
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love this place! I have done a lot of traveling and written many reviews. This place is my favorite! Great food. Great service. Great location. Strongly recommend

Thank Jeff B
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pancho's Backyard is another place we hit up every visit to Cozumel. Just north of the square, right on the main drag, thru one of the nicer small shops...Pancho's has a really nice atmosphere, is always quiet, has numerous ceiling fans and is just a really nice restaurant. Despite excellent food, good drinks and VERY polite and attentive service Pancho's... More 

Thank J.R. M
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, the drinks are better and the people are wonderful. The atmosphere lends itself to lots of local flavor. I love this place - prices are reasonable and the drinks are the best I found in Cozumel. While I was there a couple was celebrating 10 visits to Cozumel and Ponchos Backyard -see attached photo

Thank keylon
Dayton, Ohio
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service wee excellent as was the location/view. I had the burrito and the flan along with the mango daiquiri. It was overlooking the ocean and within viewing distance of the cruise ship port. Its also part of a large shop/store.

Thank Sean G
Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only there for a short time, but a bunch of the crew members on our ship recommended Pancho's Backyard. I am SO glad we took their advice and strayed a little further from the ship, and didn't stay at the bars right at the entrance. We loved Pancho's and would go so far as to say it was... More 

Thank Melissa K
Las Lomas, Trinidad
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This homely restaurant tucked away at the back of a souvenir shop was a pleasant surprise. It made up for its lack of vegetarian options by being so clean and friendly. Pleasant live local music made our lunch experience in Cozumel one to remember. A brisk 4 or 5 blocks from the port...it's a must to visit.

Thank Vashti B
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to grab a little to eat while in Cozumel for a cruise had the chicken quesadilla which was very good had excellent flavor me and my lady had a couple drinks if you like spicy stuff ask for their hot sauce to go with the quesadilla , ooowee will be back next time I'm in Cozumel higher recommend... More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Service and entertainment superb. Our 4 th visit, food is great and restaurant is very clean.

Thank nanasan6
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we stop in Cozumel on a cruise ship, we always, always go to Pancho's for a fantastic lunch. The food, the service, the atmosphere is always perfect; including the margaritas and the tequila shots. Always makes for a great day. A 6 to 7 minute taxi ride from the port for 8.00 US$, each way.

Thank dsm125
San Jose, California
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While Panchos still has the best margarita on the island as I mentioned in my last review, be aware that as of Sept. 2016 the menu has changed quite a bit. It has gotten considerably smaller, to it's determent. Probably the most telling change for us was the removal of what used to be the best salad on the Island.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
Mexican, Bar, Central American
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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?