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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” (156 reviews)
“sopapillas” (13 reviews)
“carne asada” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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

We ate at Pancho's twice during our 2 week stay in Cozumel. The atmosphere is lovely. Service both times was excellent. The empanada for an appetizer was very good. Between us, we tried the grilled shrimp, chicken in mole sauce, chicken stuffed with spinach and...More

Thank BitterrootTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Clean, elegant, local, and tasty, all with excellent service. This is the most elegant restaurant in town! Top notch service, excellent food and drinks, proud local flavor, clean and modern, with a traditional flair. Great atmosphere! This is the place we'll come to every time...More

Thank NoAngst
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Dallas Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I own a business on Cozumel so I’m here multiple times per year. Pancho’s kitchen is run to the highest 5 star standards. They make incredible taquitos, guacamole, quesadillas, fajitas, etc. But you are REALLY missing out on the true talents of their kitchen by...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always make a point to eat guacamole at Pancho's when we are in Cozumel. It is delicious, service is exceptional, and atmosphere is welcoming.

Thank Karon W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a short cab ride from Cozumel Cruiseship Terminal into Cozumel shopping area [$2 each]. We walked along the seashore taking in the beautiful scenery. You will have to dodge the gambit of retailers who are quite aggressive. We arrived at Pancho's Backyard at...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has very good service a nice selection of Mexican dishes and a lovely atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and can accommodate any size group. There is shopping right next door for anyone who wants some cool local stuff or a nice selection...More

Thank Myron S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pancho’s is 3 Miles from the cruise dock and well worth the $8 cab ride. Not just a great restaurant, but also a nice souvenir shop with quiet shopping and reasonable prices. Lunch was delicious and very friendly staff.

Thank jepoarch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had recommendations from a local to come here and rated very good on TripAdvisor so my wife and I came here Friday evening. The interior is decorated rather nicely. We had a new waiter, apparently it was his first day so we waited 15-20...More

Thank Brian N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch there after leaving my cruise ship at the Puerto Maya port. Convenient...clean...casual and NOT noisy. Food was good, but menu was somewhat limited. Drinks seemed weak. Nice, relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Owen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully prepared food and great service in a historic building across from the Malecon. I enjoyed my time here immensely. After dinner you can wander through Cinco Soles and shop for arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing.

Thank Andrea B
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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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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