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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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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 27 | X Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I were staying at the All Inclusive Grand Park Royal, but their Mexican food was seriously lacking, so we headed to Pancho,s Backyard at Puerta Maya for dinner one evening. There were very few people there. Since we got there just before...More

Thank DebJ14
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went as a family of four for dinner one night. The waiter was super pleasant, drinks were good, and food was delicious. Highly recommend the grilled shrimp - it comes out on it's own little barbecue of sorts.

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been to the main Pancho’s Backyard restaurant at the back of Cinque des Soleil gift shop in the Cozumel port area during a previous cruise ship stop - excellent restaurant in all aspects! On this recent cruise stop, we discovered a smaller version...More

Thank thaward
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly great experience while visiting Cozumel. We really enjoy the food, drinks, music and the great waiters who provide excellent friendly service!

Thank tpd172
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected overnight stop on our cruise Christmas day led us to craving traditional Margaritas and Pancho's Backyard. The restaurant was an interesting safe15 minute walk along the water front. Check what cruise terminal you are at. There was a cruise ship terminal further away that...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Playa del Carmen but came here for drinks (5 Star) and lunch with friends visiting from England. As mentioned, the drinks were exceptionally good, almost too good, lol!! Lunch from their varied menu was passable but truly not exceptional even by Mexican...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends here for lunch and drinks while in Cozumel. This was the location by Puerta Maya. The fish tacos here are very good, and we also had a few beers and some tequila! Service can be a little slow at times.. but relax,...More

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in at Pancho’s Backyard for some refreshments and snacks while in the cruise ship port in Cozumel. The service was friendly and good even though the restaurant was very full (a couple of cruise ships in port). We had excellent margaritas and local...More

Thank diane_notes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews I thought: ok, it should be solid at the very least. No! Food comes so quickly it's worrisome. Everything is tasteless, and not fresh. Somebody mentioned how amazing the cilantro soup is, but it actually tastes like canned soup. Tried both...More

Thank nothinginthisworld
Manuel H, Gerente at Pancho's Backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sir, I just read your comments about how you felt about our food during your recent visit to Pancho’s backyard and I am sorry. We deeply appreciate your time and interest and I want to explain you that we at Pancho's work hard for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pancho's is right at the Cruise Port, and we found it while wandering around during our Holland America December cruise. They have two sizes of Margaritas, and we all opted for the "Vacation Size," which is basically served in a fishbowl. They do not stint...More

Thank RebelVirginia
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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 SCOTSGIRL D | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that Carnival is on the main street and it will only be a few minutes walking to this restaurant, will definitely recommend. Can't wait to go back. We were with Royal Caribbean so we had to get a taxi to the main... More
Gail C
23 July 2017|
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Response from James P | Reviewed this property |
It's about half mile from ship docks , swimming is not a good idea there massive rocks and pretty ruff water may cause damage to your body. 😳
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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