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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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“sopapillas” (14 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 yesterday

We live to eat at Pancho's Backyard in Cozumel. The food is good, the service is excellent, the price is reasonable. The scenery is beautiful. I highly recommend this place when you live Cozumel.

Thank Marlin J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went for a late dinner. Limited dinner menu. My husband had fajitas, I had the tostadas. Both were okay, nothing great. Margaritas were so so. Service was good.

Thank HHISC45
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of our favorite restaurante to eat out when shopping in San Miguel. A wonderful layed back atmosphere after a warm day walking the shopping strip. The waiters are so accommodating and the Itailian food is great. I love their oven baked pizza...More

Thank 481beverlyl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When we went the food was okay and the service was okay. The guy at the bar had 4 or 5 different tables to take care of. The menu was limited on variety and the price was a little steep in my opinion.

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food took longer then usual about 30-45mins to come out and I noticed all tables were waiting as well. Drinks were ok but nothing exciting. They had 1 waiter taking care of 7 or 8 tables which he was struggling to do. Desserts were pretty...More

Thank Isaiah H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on an excursion with the Liberty of the Seas. We ended with time to shop or eat. We chose to eat here and we fell in love with this place. We found the atmosphere to be very relaxing and the waiter was very...More

Thank WannaBeCruising
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a stop at Pancho's Backyard because the person I was visiting Cozumel with had visited 20 years before and wanted to see if and how the place had changed. I was not disappointed, as the food was delicious. The salsa that came with...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to eat good Mexican food, saw tons of reviews, so thought it will be worth it. I ordered the fajita plate, as you can see in the picture , no char on the meat , and it looks like they just steamed some...More

Thank yayapn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was really good, service was great! We were there after the cruise ships had pulled out, so it was not busy. Fun shopping right outside the restaurant. Margaritas are strong!

Thank Angelia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is gorgeous, quiet and the staff is wonderful. The food is good, but nothing special. I'm from California and I felt like I was eating at a restaurant catering to Californians. I totally get it, but it's not what I look for when...More

Thank Ana C
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Lynn M
Does this restaurant use bottled and purified water? Is there a risk for american diners?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Bstnlite | Reviewed this property |
I always order bottled water in Mexico. I even use it to brush my teeth. Why chance it. JUST SAYING. Always ask for "botella agua". Cheers !
Erik F
Where exactly are you located? We are familiar with the restaurant downtown, but would love to try the one with the beach front. We will cruising with Royal Caribbean. Thank you..
13 August 2016|
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Response from chappella | Reviewed this property |
If your on Carnival, Panchos is in the Carnival shopping area before going outside to catch a cab/bus for a tour. We use to go to the one downtown too but since being on Carnival and them docking in a different area we have... More
Beth E
Is there a kids menu?
21 May 2016|
Response from Manuel H | Property representative |
Hi Beth, good morning, First I want to apologize for our delayed response. In regards to your question, as of now, we do not have a kids menu, however, we do have couple of dishes that can be suitable for kids, such as... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
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, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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