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“You're going to love the way it tastes!”
Review of Pancho's Backyard

Pancho's Backyard
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Ranked #24 of 374 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“You're going to love the way it tastes!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a great dinner at Poncho's. The waiter was absolutely great, attentive, funny and just a great guy. Our dinners were wonderful. I had grouper, it was so good. The dishes everyone else had were raved about too. The drinks are good and strong and the atmosphere was just wonderful. You'll want to make this a stop on your visit to Cozumel. I know we'll be going back soon. Mucho gracias Poncho's!

  • Visited July 2013
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
Thank you for your review!

The atmosphere and the food are only part of what make Pancho's Backyard one if a kind. The smiles on our customers faces are our true success. As we serve you our food in the our beautiful environment it makes us so happy!

Can't wait to see you soon!
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Pancho's provided extraordinarily good food, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere! Everything we had there exceeded expectations!!!

Visited September 2012
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review, December 31, 2015
Thank you for your review!

We are so glad to serve you! We pride ourselves in giving great service because we LOVE where we work. The authentic Mexican food & relaxing environment sweeps us off our feet every day.

Come fall in love again at Pancho's Backyard!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best guacamole I've ever tasted!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Went here while in port on a Carnival cruise. It was recommended by a friend and it did not let us down. It was light, airy and near the water. I had the shrimp quesadillas and my husband had the burrito. Fantastic! Nice selection of margaritas and we had an original and a strawberry banana which were good. We lingered at our table listening to music. We will go back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review, January 2, 2016
Thank you for your review!

Pancho's Backyard is UNFORGETTABLE!! You will always remember the great tastes, flavors, and feelings here at Pancho's Backyard. Thanks for the recommendation.

Come back soon!
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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Eat at Pancho's”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great food and service. We received a free appetizer, and the meal was one of the best we had in town

Visited July 2013
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review, January 1, 2016
Thank you for your review!

A visit to Cozumel isn't complete without a visit to Pancho's Backyard. Hands down it's the best place on the island to eat, drink, and have the time of your life.

See you soon!
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
“delicious”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great service, excellent cilantro soup. The also accommodated me with very nice vegetarian enchiladas!

Visited July 2013
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review, December 31, 2015
Thank you for your review!

The food is to DIE for right?!! We love the mix of authentic Mexican with the ancient Maya cuisine. Add in the stunning atmosphere and it make the perfect combination of Mexican Paradise.

Come back as soon as you can!
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