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Pancho's Backyard
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Ranked #21 of 394 Restaurants in Cozumel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $15
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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.
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate there twice on our recent visit. Our first dinner was awesome. The second visit ..........the drinks were undrinkable. No chips or salsa were brought out until we asked. It was disappointing to see such a difference in two visits.

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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2016

Thank you for your feedback! We are assure you that you will not have the same experience again. We are committed to our customers and value their feedback. You will be presently surprised on your next visit.

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Reviewed July 12, 2014

The service is great. The margaritas are awesome. It is a place to relax listen to live music and enjoy the day. I order the lunch special. It has a little bit of everything. If you are going to Cozumel this is a must stop.

Thank Ed S
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2016

Thank you for your review!

Pancho's Backyard is place where the old feel young again and the young feel grown up. We are glad that you could experience the life that fills the patios of Pancho's Backyard.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Locals recommended Pancho's, and we were so happy they did. Dinner was delicious. The environment was immediately relaxing. It's truly like having dinner in someone's backyard. The wait staff was incredibly attentive. The table next to us was rowdy, and had some to drink before arriving. They tried to contain it as much as possible, and without us saying a word brought us a complimentary appetizer.
The mahi mahi was awesome. I couldn't finish it all. Course, it didn't help we'd finished every bit of the appetizers-what we ordered (chicken avocado, guacamole, and cheese w green salsa) and the complimentary quesadillas. Everything was delicious.
I ordered dessert (of course) which was coconut ice cream w Kaluha. Awesome.

Thank Amykayh
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

Thank you for your comments!

We are fortune that Pancho still comes by daily and checks on the food quality and taste to make sure that it remains true to the authentic Mexican roots that he established years ago. With his help Pancho's Backyard has become a great place to create life-long memories.

Thanks again and we'll see you soon!

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Always a great meal lunch or dinner. The soups are unbelievable! The staff is fun and very helpful. Can't go wrong!

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Thank Laurie B
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed July 2, 2014

My daughter and I stopped in this little gem after one of our excursions and in between shopping. We only had the queso and guacamole because we just wanted a snack - but it was some of the best I've ever had. No frills or fuss - just true authentic mexican food. It's not very touristy, even though it is on the main shopping street...which is what drew us to it in the first place. I will definitely go back the next time we are in Cozumel.

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Thank robyng78
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Aaron K, Guest Relations Manager at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2015

Thank you for your review!

Thank you for your visit! We are glad that you could experience Pancho's Backyard. The food is awesome, the margaritas are great, and the service is amazing. The atmosphere is one to none and it is thanks to GREAT customers like you. Thanks again.

Can't wait to see you soon!

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