Pancho's Backyard

4.5
70 reviews
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Mexican
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 décor. When you visit Pancho's Backyard don't forget to bring your camera! Live Marimba music during lunch.
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1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth visit to Pancho's, and we loved our food, the music and the atmosphere. I have taken my customers there to experience the delightful live music, and the margarita's as well as the food. This time I tried the Strawberry Margarita, my husband had the traditional. Our fresh salsa was simply made, and the flavors were so tasty. We shared the combination meal, chicken, enchilada, beans, rice, quesadilla and of course we ordered the fresh salsa and guacamole with the fresh homemade nacho chips. The waiter was friendly, and efficient. We will return again, the next time we are in Cozumel.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Creative presentations.

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BI
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No complaints. Very good all round!

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KA
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and we love it. Great service, very tasty food and quality margaritas. We will be back!

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London
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it lived up to its hype. Great food and margarita’s. Orlando was our waiter and he was very friendly and quick. Great place, highly recommended!

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TC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a last minute decision to go out, and it was the perfect night. All around a great place for a meal with the people you love.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time visiting Pancho’s in Cozumel. We chose to visit the location which was an easy taxi trip about 3 miles from our cruise ship, which was not crowded at all. The ambience was perfect and the food and drinks were great and very affordable. There are also some very nice shops near the restaurant. This all made for a very nice day in Mexico!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waiter was very nice and personable. Food took a little long but the staff very attentive. Great food, amazing espresso. I recommend if you’re in town visiting.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was a little slow. I’m only going back to buy a T-shirt.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best margaritas and food for an amazing value!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a really wonderful dinner here. The service was great. We loved the ambience and would definitely come back the next time we are in Cozumel!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many positive words to say but all adds up to Amazing! I also have it 5 stars in Yelp!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Margaritas, mex food!!! Live music Fun place.

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DM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite the ineloquent name, Panchos has our favorite upscale restaurant in Cozumel. We have been many, many times. One time we stayed in La Playa instead of Cozumel and we rode the ferry both ways over and back just to eat there. Very highly recommended. This month we had a dinner for 14 people as part of our having a family marriage on the island. Everyone loved the place.

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Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go here every time we cone to Cozumel. Never disappointed

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Love the courtyard area.

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K
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Cozumel and went by for dinner on recommendation of a friend, place is very intimate and quiet which made for a wonderful romantic dinner on vacation. A must try!

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MR
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Although the service was friendly, would definitely not return. Very overpriced for quality of product served.

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JK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

we sat inside for the sea view. Guacamole with fresh chips and pico excellent, as were the traditional margaritas. Also recommend enchiladas verdes

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration! Fun!

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TE
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for 20 years and it is still every bit as good!!!

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FT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Booked this for a small group birthday celebration. Great service, and they brought a birthday dessert for us and "photo op" display for the occasion! The filet was excellent, cooked perfectly. The fish dish was served impressively, and was tasty, though the sauce was not the one asked for.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Went to Cozumel on a cruise 8 years ago and found this place, so when we went on a cruise with our kids last week, remembered this place and ate here again and it did not disappoint. Just as we remembered it... great guacamole and chips, strong margaritas, fantastic tacos and quesadillas! We will eat here anytime we are in Cozumel!

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly in a very scenic garden like area. Did inks were served and very good. Our meals were awesome! Carne Asada enchilada and tamale! Muey bueno!

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Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our thirteenth visit to Panchos! We absolutely love this place. We would not miss it while visiting Cozumel. GREAT atmosphere, entertainment, service, food and of course those Margaritas!!!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found the restaurant on TripAdvisor. Made a reservation but could have walked in. Great service and food. Definitely recommend

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IG
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been vacationing in Cozumel for the last five years, and every year we go to Poncho’s Backyard for dinner. The service, food, and atmosphere are exceptional!!! Fantastic!!

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HF
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food in a lovely setting with attentive staff. We had a great meal at Poncho's in Cozumel. Very nice to make a reservation through Open Table. Can't go wrong with this choice.

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Tampa
60 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went when on a cruise stop, and restaurant was recommended by a friend. Had a great meal there and super good (strong) margaritas! Menu was pretty limited though. : ( Just has a nice ambiance with couple playing music (although I understand they have been there forever and play the same things over and over!) Really cute though. Outdoor patio is nice, relaxing and a good getaway from the ship. You have to walk through their shops to get to the outdoor restaurant, but the sales clerks don't bother you a bit, like they do on the streets, which is also nice.

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Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came on a cruise and wanted a fancy place with calm ambience. It’s perfect. Lunch in a garden with lovely live music. Four of us, good food and one drink each was $US 80.

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JG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When searching for a place to dine on our last night in Cozumel great reviews convinced us to try Panchos Backyard. Our experience exceeded expectations. Service was quick with attention to detail. Beautiful decor with a romantic setting. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I arrived quite a bit early, but was seated immediately. There were three ships in port at the same time, but Pancho's was not crowded. I got a great table with a harbor view. I had two appetizers (tamales and guacamole) and each were among the best I ever had. I also had a margarita which was excellent. Although Pancho's is in the 'tourist trap' zone (walking distance from ships, the prices were reasonable; highly recommend Pancho's.

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MJ
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink. Always good here

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Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 12th. visit to Panchos Backyard. We never miss dining and drinking there when we are in Port. Great food and awesome margaritas!!! We will be returning in March for our 13th. visit!!!

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

To be fair it was New Years and many ships were at port but our server made it a poor experience for our family!

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dinner on Xmas eve was excellent. Nice courtyard and well kept. All 5 of us enjoyed food and drinks. Reasonably priced. Good service, although the waiter kind of disappeared when we wanted the check, which I find is kind of typical in Mexico. Started asking for check after last item was delivered for rest of stay in Cozumel which helped a lot.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch experience. Our server was outstanding and our food was beyond delicious!

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have heard a lot about Pancho's and tried it while on a cruise. The guacamole was excellent, the nacho's and the quesadillas were huge and filled with lots of chicken and cheese.....enough to satisfy two of us.

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ML
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion. Excellent service.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, great food, and friendly, spot on service (Fernando was an amazing host for us). I'd go back every night for a week!

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