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Pancho's Backyard

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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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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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325 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here before, but come back when in the downtown area. The food and atmosphere is excellent. Watch out for those gigantic margareta's ....

Thank Randy C
Nashville, Tennessee
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location and atmosphere of our open-air seating area made for great fun watching other tourists...and it is just close enough to shopping to provide an oasis from the gauntlet of shop barkers. We stopped by for lunch and enjoyed margaritas, taquitos and gazpacho. The drinks and taquitos were above average...finely pureed gazpacho was well-seasoned but not quite up to... More 

Thank Paul C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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455 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the atmosphere and setting of this restaurant it really is special. The view is beautiful and if I ever come back on a cruise I would definitely revisit. My husband and I spent quite some time just sitting and watching. We ordered margarita's, which are really strong and guacamole con totopos. The food was really delicious and while... More 

Thank Jules0131
Calgary, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just got back from a great 12 day trip to Cozumel and dined at Pancho's Backyard twice! The atmosphere is so beautiful and elegant, food is amazing and at great prices. Definitely 5 star dining for the same prices as what you would pay at any other restaurant. The staff is great and get professional! Try the Tuna, it... More 

Thank lisa_rodier
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a port day on April 11, 2017 in Cozumel while sailing Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. We took advantage of the chance to do some shopping, and had lunch at Pancho's Backyard, located at the southern end of the shopping district. I had made a reservation for Pancho's for noon on the OpenTable app before we left,... More 

Thank Brandon T
Cape May, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shopping when we saw this restaurant. The food was delightful and the atmosphere relaxing Definitely a return visit on this trip

Thank Shirley S
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have returned on 4 occasion to this restaurant, each time our ship has visited Cozumel. Great atmosphere, with a combo playing entertaining music. There is a variety of items on the menu, all great and reasonably priced. Nice Margaritas too

Thank Joseph464
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the location, look and feel of Pancho's we felt it would be a bland Americanized tourist kind of place. However, it was highly recommend by some folks we met at the pool who go to Cozumel all the time. So, we took their recommendation and tried Pancho's. We should have stuck with our first instinct. The food was over... More 

Thank djc1000
Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the mahi mahi and fajitas. Fish was good, breading wasn't my favorite. Fajita were delicious and fresh tasting. We ordered some queso but hated it. It got thick very quickly and was like chewing on solid cheese. The rest of the meal was good though and the service was great!

Thank kaymackeyy
Elkridge, MD
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329 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch while in port from a cruise. I had the chicken taquitos and hubby had the fish tacos. Food was tasty, prices reasonable, service was fine if a bit slow but we were on island time anyway. Nice live music playing as well.

Thank natslive

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?