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Pancho's Backyard

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 872 2141
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Houston, TX
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very relaxing and casual atmosphere - nice view of the water and cruise ships...Pancho's Backyard is located within the Carnival Cruise Line port / shopping area. It's the perfect location to cool off with a few beverages and get a bite to eat. Very clean Ladies room, friendly servers, and no need to skip the ice (Pancho's is on the... More 

Thank travel-junkie2323
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our second time going to Pancho's Backyard. We went a few years ago when on a cruise and it was so good we wanted to go again. The margaritas are huge and delicious! Had lunch. The salsa and guacamole are outstanding. The burritos were delicious. Great service. A mariachi band played. All in all a great meal and... More 

Thank Jennifer R
Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the food and drink here. We got when in Cozumel.If you let them know how many times you have been there you might get free hits of tequila. Walk the town, do a little shopping, and then have lunch here.

Thank M P
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is our go to restaurant after a day of shopping and fun on Cozumel. We meet there and all enjoy one of their fishbowl beers or yummy margarita. I have not tried the food, but the drinks are excellent.

Thank girlygirlinid
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We go each time we are on the island and look forward to the atmosphere! Food very good and drinks also but the talent is exceptional! Plan for a leisurely time here no need to rush out enjoy the entire experience

Thank James P
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in Cozumel this is a must stop. Fish tacos, queso, guac and margaritas. Atmosphere, food and drinks are the best anywhere!

Thank James D
Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For us, a visit to Pancho's is a must when we visit Cozumel. What a great atmosphere. Fun music, open air and an authentic atmosphere. Plus, just a short walk from the cruise port.

Thank CruisingDJ
Boerne, Texas
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place that I always go to in Cozumel! Great margaritas, nachos and service. Been coming here for years each time I'm on a cruise.

Thank MarkyMarkTX
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful semi-outdoor restaurant near the art museum. The mahi-mahi and chicken supreme dishes were outstanding.

Thank welovedolphins
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took taxi downtown one evening about 5. They had about 9 other tables seated, no reservations, or wait. Servers very professional, and courteous. They atmosphere was good. Didn't feel rushed. Food was great! Was there first part of may, no mosquitos. The back half of restraunt is covered, but open air with a lot of greenery. Its on our... More 

Thank Jean M
America C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this review

Hi Jean M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are delighted to hear that you had a good experience, even more that we are on your "to go back " list! We certainly are looking forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
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?