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Pancho's Backyard, San Miguel

Avenida Melgar, between calles 8 and 10
San Miguel , Cozumel
Mexico 77600
Tel: 52 987 872 2141
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Cheery marimba musicians play trilling tunes during lunch at this downtown courtyard spot, when cruise-ship day-trippers arrive to tuck into fishbowl-sized margaritas and deep-fried chimichangas. Why, oh, why don't they just stay at the restaurant's other location in the Puerto Maya cruise terminal? No matter; the whole climate changes when the white sea monsters chug away at sunset. Then you can order a jar of sangria and a bowl of silky cream-of-cilantro soup to cool the palate, then fire it back up with chipotle-spiced beef dishes (beware the blistering habañero salsa if you don't like your heat index too high). Dining here can be so seductive you might end up buying all-new dishes and glassware at Los Cinco Soles, the tasteful yet massive souvenir shop in Panchos' front yard.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 11:30 pm; Sundays 5 to 11:30 pm.

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We Love Pancho's

We found Pancho's the first time on the recommendation of a tour guide. We're looking forward to our 3rd trip there in a few months. Food is great! Turtles... more

I Wanna Go Back-k-k!

In 2007 Cozumel was one of our port stops. Our family went separate ways on tours and met back up at the docks. We decided to try the food at Pancho's Backyard... more

Pancho's Backyard is the Gem of Cozumel Dining!

In August of 2006 we had the good fortune of finding Pancho's Backyard. It truly is a back yard. It is a beautiful courtyard in the center of a souvineir... more