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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%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (164 reviews)
“sopapillas” (14 reviews)
“carne asada” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are in friendly competition with our friends Dick & Vicki re visits to Pancho's. On this visit we tied them at 9 visits each. We were also celebrating our 15th anniversary...double fun. Our server Manolo gave us excellent service and helped us celebrate both...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife enjoyed the pescado ala veracruzana & my garlic shrimp, guacamole & beans was also excellent.

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guacamole was amazing! I had the local chicken special which was very good, and came with a quesadilla on the side. The quesadilla was absolutely delicious (an unexpected surprise), I would order it next time. The only downside was the margarita, it was just...More

Thank Ypsilanti_Steve
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned after 20+ years on a cruise and were so pleased to find our favorite spot in Cozumel was as great as ever. Came for the best margaritas (made with fresh fruit - peach was yummy!), ended up staying for lunch, also delicious. Such...More

Thank HollyMHFS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 5th stop at Pancho’s over the last 16 years and they have never disappointed. With so much development and change in Cozumel it is always nice to come back to something familiar. At the back of the store with a courtyard it...More

Thank Clay C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Cozumel on a cruise, and wanted to get some good Mexican fare. Pancho's Backyard has a location adjacent to the Royal Caribbean and Carnival piers that was a two minute walk. We enjoyed very good Mexican food, with the boss having chicken...More

Thank Ted D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise is great The restaurant was very good food and they make a great Margarita. The town itself is can get a bit irritating with everyone trying to drag you into there business.

Thank Bill5146
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are returning on another cruise this March. We will be sure to visit Panchos. Margaritas were huge and very tasty. The musicians even let our music major son play on their instrument. That made our visit at Panchos that more memorable. See you soon.

Thank ttcarverfl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want Mexican food with an unusual flare , this is the place for you. Charming surroundings, personable servers, large drinks and delicious food. When it comes to seafood I am hard to please but, totally enjoyed my tuna.

Thank mstrudylane
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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
Groups, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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