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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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“guacamole” (167 reviews)
“sopapillas” (14 reviews)
“carne asada” (23 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 yesterday via mobile

The service here was fantastic! Our waiter was very attentive and checked on us frequently. The food, was wow! I have never had such great guacamole or pico! I had Chicken Fajitas and the rest of the group did a combo platter! We all loved...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did NOT want to leave! Food, Service, Atmosphere...all Amazing! Dessert was OMG...yum—my favorite was Flan. Photos speak for themselves! Drinks were very strong. Guacamole is a must!

Thank Cnuaphi220
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five in the party - two really enjoyed their steaks - one a filet and the other carne asada. The veg chili rellenos fair (actually not good). Margaritas and service okay. Better options - a few more meters away from here & the main mall.

Thank TwoGuysTraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been meaning to go to this restaurant for years, so happy we finally went. Loved it. The service was good, the food delicious and fresh. One couple had been there 34 times, which says a lot for the atmosphere/food. I was made very...More

Thank sheagy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, service & people. Must have a margarita - wonderful.. The food was great with a nice water view and the price was very reasonable

Thank MaryKayTampa_FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Pancho's several times and have always enjoyed it. Great atmosphere abounds! You sit and dine in a garden setting. There was live music there at lunch time. All the food is very good and fresh. Drinks are good also. This restaurant...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our trip to Cozumel, my wife & I went to lunch at Poncho’s Backyard. It was an open air restaurant and very light & airy. The service was excellent & attentive, the food well prepared and delicious, and the setting relaxing.. The tamales and...More

Thank DrPsychorat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancho's Backyard is definitely THE place to eat in Cozumel. The atmosphere is so inviting one wants to linger over a long lunch, listening to the music. Delightful venue offers great Mexican food with warm friendly service. It would be easy to make Pancho's Backyard...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our last night on the island, we wanted something special. This was NOT it. Despite the great reviews, our experience was lousy. I ordered fajitas. The veggies were not even warm thru and the meat had no taste. I have had better fajita meat...More

Thank PinkDragonPrincess
Manuel H, Gerente at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I just read your comments about the experience you had at Pancho’s Backyard and I deeply appreciate the time and interest you take to share your thoughts and give us the chance to be aware that something went wrong. Our biggest concern at Pancho’s is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pancho's is a great restaurant in Cozumel. We found it after a long day of travel and not wanting to cook for ourselves. The atmosphere is relaxing and serene. We were seated right away and Orlando was our waiter. Orlando is very friendly and helpful....More

Thank AmyBee16
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24 January 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
6 November 2017|
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Response from | 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
23 August 2017|
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Response from | 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
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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