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Pancho's Backyard

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
+52 987 872 2141
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Viera, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were unable to dock near the Puerta Maya Panchos so went to the one in town. It was totally excellent like the other with great ambiance, food entertainment and servers!!! We missed seeing the folks at the other store particularly Marco.

Thank JPGlen
Francesville, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant in Cozumel! Great food, amazing waiters, terrific atmosphere! We eat there every time we visit! While you are there, buy some Vanilla, it is so full of flavor! I always take many bottles home with me for friends and family!

Thank ndpmlp2260
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent taquitos. Must try. Non Americanized. Strong margaritas. You will love this place. Very nice setting.

Thank Redrington
Meriden, Connecticut
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356 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us went here for dinner on our first night in Cozumel (overnight on a cruise) The experience was very good Great atmosphere and fast & friendly service with good food

Thank JohnBCt
Longboat Key, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the best place in Cozumel to have lunch or dinner. We come every time we are here. Friendly staff, very reasonable prices.

Thank Wild34228
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try this place because it had such good reviews. We were not disappointed. My husband said it was the best fish he's ever eaten and loved the soup. I loved the shopping! Don't miss this one!!

Thank Steven J
Pasadena, Maryland
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully done open dinning area. Lots if natural follege give it a real "back yard, welcoming " feel. Staff very attentive and friendly. We had soups, a beef dish and a grilled shrimp dish. All was very, very good.

1 Thank Joe-Lenda
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Panchos.. The food and drinks are amazing and love the little store inside to shop in.. Ready to come back.. Guacamole was to die for!!!

Thank David M
Birmingham, Alabama
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to stay close to the boat and thoroughly enjoyed our day! Sat waterfront at Pancho's and had service all day long. Great Mojitos and Margaritas. Finally broke down and ordered food and was pleasantly surprised. Portions were good sized and economical (all prices in $ so we didn't have to convert). Comfortable padded benches, lounges and tables galore. Definitely... More 

Thank Wayne H
College Station, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that Carnival is building out a shopping area, and inviting local places to be part of it...Very safe, and the same food as downtown. And the view from the patio of the ship is wonderful along with the music from the small band. Gentle breezes...great food...nice cold drink...I loved it.

Thank Bill C

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?