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Swell Beach Bar

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182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Formerly The Beach House)
+52 322 223 0497
Sun - Mon 10:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great beach spot. Servers are friendly and efficient. Food is very good for beach-fare. Prices are competitive. And no music to drown out your day.

Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is where I "hang out" every day on the beach - the food is delicious, the service is exceptional - all the wait staff so friendly and attentive. Same guys year after year - it's like coming back home. Great spot on the beach and very comfortable. My dog Charley loves it as well.

Thank Jim S
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We’ve enjoyed Swell on the beach as our daily beach destination since they opened. The staff is cheerful, attentive and very eager to please; they really want customers to enjoy their time on Muertos Beach and in Puerto Vallarta, and they succeed perfectly. Bartender David also wants the customers to enjoy their time there, too, so you can be guaranteed... More 

Thank Michael H
Yelapa, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Right on the beach near Los Muertos Pier. Small, individual attention. Community of local regulars. Lovely way to spend the day.

Thank TravelKathryn
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were walking the beach today and stopped here for a couple of drinks. I had a strawberry margarita and my husband had the lime. Both around 80/85 pesos. We got the drinks and they were in glasses we use at home for a short rum and coke. Very small. My strawberry margarita was tasty, but it wasn't frozen and... More 

Thank MelLovesCats
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Swell welcomes us back year after year with a smile, friendly service and comfy beach chairs. Our favourite eats are: Australian Salad, Shrimp Stuffed Avocado, and coconut shrimp.

Thank corazon0306
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food is delicious and the service is fantastic at this beachside restaurant! Kick your shoes off, order an ice cold drink, and enjoy your time at Swell...

Thank RachaelAlaia
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We love Swell. By far, the most popular and best place on the beach in PV! Great food, chairs, drinks, service and so friendly. Your new best friends in Vallarta and the funnest place. Just started dinner again for the season with great salads, tons of Seafood, Lobster Risotto, Filet Mignon and Swell Chicken with a Moroccan twist! OMG: Dinner... More 

Thank maureenk504
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

the guys here make your day at the beach- so relaxing, so comfortable. they are friendly and caring, and even watch my things when I go for a walk...the food is beyond reasonably priced, the drinks are great and the chairs are some of the most comfortable... you want a great beach day come to SWELL

Thank George K
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great atmosphere for lunch and a beer by the ocean, or afternoon drinks in the sun. My FAV spot in PV. Check it out!

Thank julesm147

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mexican, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Formerly The Beach House)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 0497
Swell Beach Bar is a family restaurant/bar located on Playa Los Muertos. Swell is an enjoyable spot for a variety of fresh foods and cold drinks served to you by a friendly and helpful staff. You can enjoy your food and drinks at tables on the sand under palapas, big comfy chairs at the sunken bar or relaxing on lounge chairs under umbrellas by the oceanfront. In the evenings Swell also offers a fine dining experience with a sophisticated menu. The tables are set up under the star filled sky with candles and torch lighting, making it a very relaxing and romantic place to enjoy yourself and a great meal. Reservations available for both days and evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?