Visited here during COVID19 timeframe so there weren’t many others dining. Food was still fresh and good although they were not offering the lobster that particular night (I’m guessing because of decreased patron volume??). Anyways, plenty of other menu items to choose from. Solid meal.
Always phenomenal. Every trip to Cozumel mandates a dinner at Pancho’s. Best Margaritas on island. Rosahindo was our server this week. He’s now family!
Pancho's backyard has become a special "go to" place for us each time we visit Cozumel. We visit about 2 times a year. This visit was during Carnival and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Beet Salad was amazing and the fish grilled on your own hibachi terrific as well as the beef grilled the same way. Dessert sampler was perfect for sharing. We visited twice during our stay just to try new dishes the second evening. Service was impeccable. Thanks Pancho's!
The ambiance is as good as the food and service. Excellent!
Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service. Guacamole was outstanding, but our meals were good not great.
Favorite place visit every time we are in Cozumel. We prefer the original location and just love the service, ambiance and food, so laid back.
We always try to make Pancho’s Backyard downtown one of our stops when we are in Cozumel. The food is always excellent, the service is great and the courtyard is a lovely place to enjoy a meal. I would recommend the guacamole, the quesadillas and the almond and amarynth crusted mahi! Delicious!
Pancho's is a MUST when in Cozumel! The people are genuine, the food is fantastic, the margaritas are strong, and the live mariachi music is lovely. It's a perfect experience every time!!
Incredible food, my chicken mole was unreal, my wife had fish served over hot coals in a most ingenious way, drinks were perfect, and the space is beautiful traditional
We were diverted from our original reservation at Pancho's by a taxi driver who took us to Casa Mission instead. (Big mistake letting that happen. Not surprisingly, the driver went into the restaurant with us to presumably collect his commission. The food at Casa Mission was mediocre at best). When we got into the taxi for our rescheduled reservation, that taxi driver also tried to persuade us to go to Casa Mission. We stayed firm on Pancho's and it was a smart decision. The ambiance is traditional and the margaritas were fantastic. Food and service- everything was great!
A must do! Pancho’s Back Yard is our absolute favorite do dining spot in Cozumel. We always look forward to going. The food is incredible. The service is outstanding and very friendly. Don’t miss the chance to experience Pancho’s while in Cozumel.
Poncho's still up to "Fan Favorite". The patio dining still a huge draw. We were a party of 5. We come here every year so the staff knows us, has seen our kids grow up. The service and staff are fantastic.
Food still remains very good, Their Suprema de Pollo en Mole Poblano
(breast of chicken with mole poblano, sesame seeds, a vegetarian chimichanga, black beans and chihuahua cheese) is one of my most favorite dishes. Other dishes that were ordered were the Shrimp and Beef Brochette served over a Special Char-Broiler and the Carne Asada (grilled beef tenderloin cut thin and served with guacamole, rice, chicken tamale and enchilada) which is another one of my favorites. We ended our dinner with their Fried Ice Cream, which was my first time trying. YUM!
Service and atmosphere wonderful. All the food came our fresh, hot and tasted fantastic.
The service and the presentation of food was top notch! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time there!!!!
muy rico, solo que habia mucho calor, a pesar de ser de noche, la comida y el servicio excelente
My favorite restaurant in Cozumel! We dine every visit. Today was my birthday, and being here made it feel extra special!! Gracias Orlando!!
Phonchos has always been a favorite . Been going for 25 years. Great place to take first timers to Cozumel for authentic experience, great service and garden setting. Will visit again next time in Cozumel.
Our group really enjoyed our evening at Pancho's Backyard. The food was great and the service was outstanding. They are known for their Margaritas and they did not disappoint as they were very delicious! Take the time to enjoy a meal in this beautiful restaurant and it's very lovely surroundings!
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.
Everything was great. Creative presentations.
No complaints. Very good all round!
Second time here and we love it. Great service, very tasty food and quality margaritas. We will be back!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Food was good, service was a little slow. I’m only going back to buy a T-shirt.
Best margaritas and food for an amazing value!
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!
So many positive words to say but all adds up to Amazing! I also have it 5 stars in Yelp!
Great Margaritas, mex food!!! Live music Fun place.
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.
Go here every time we cone to Cozumel. Never disappointed
Great food, great service. Love the courtyard area.
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!
Although the service was friendly, would definitely not return. Very overpriced for quality of product served.
we sat inside for the sea view. Guacamole with fresh chips and pico excellent, as were the traditional margaritas. Also recommend enchiladas verdes
Birthday celebration! Fun!
Been going here for 20 years and it is still every bit as good!!!
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.
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!
Pancho's Backyard is rated 4.4 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.