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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” (158 reviews)
“sopapillas” (13 reviews)
“carne asada” (21 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I have been cruising for 20+ years, and we have always made a point to stop at ponchos when we are in Cozumel. Within the last few years cruise lines have really changed the port. They used to dock right by ponchos...More

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a taxi from the International Pier to Los Cinco Soles for $8 one way to have lunch and buy some vanilla. Lunch at Pancho's Backyard was excellent. We ordered enchiladas, tamales & a quesadilla. We had margaritas & we ended with sopapillas. All...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Oasis Cruise Ship Dec. 1st. Ate lunch. Margarita was not good. Guacamole was not impressive. Salsa was a little better. Service was the bright spot. Maybe dinner would be better. Photos on website make it look like it is on the beach, but it...More

Thank Johnny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a taxi ride away from where our cruise ship docked, but was well worth it. The atmosphere was great, the waiter we had was incredible, and every morsel of food delicious. There were live xylophone players in an outdoor garden setting. The margaritas...More

Thank Scot J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Cozumel many times at least 7 I can think of. Every time we go we make it a point to stop at Poncho's Back Yard for Lunch and to shop in the store. We have brought home so many different items...More

Thank corvettebyron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped in for lunch. We each had fish tacos and margaritas. Both were delicious. Love the atmosphere and everyone was very friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank danielesueb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with an upscale atmosphere at very reasonable prices. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. The location is very pretty too.

Thank amos1122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 20 and stumbled upon this place. The food is great and the service is spectacular. Recommend the Appetizer sampler and their margaritas.

Thank Huzefa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the cruise port village and near the end away from the ships, this is a very nice place to relax and have drinks and a meal. Beautiful setting with tables inside, on the patio and on the sandy area with a nice water...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks 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
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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