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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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144 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've been coming here for several years and really like it. Most of the beach bar/cafes on Playa Los Muertos have really loud annoying music which we try to avoid. This little place is quiet and the beach is nice. They have a shower, palapa, towels, and banos. THe actuall bar is covered if you're looking for denser shade. The... More 

Thank rubyandasta
los angeles
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lousy Americanized / Candian / Mexican food . If that's what you crave head here ! Friendly people . Ok prices for Los Muertos beach .

Thank creativetravelor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

In PV, the best bang for your buck is to post up at a beach bar. They have chairs, food, drinks, umbrellas and you feel fancy! Location: In the center of Los Muertos Beach, near La Palapas Service: The staff is all super helpful and attentive. Shout out to Jose, he was so nice! Food: Shrimp ceviche was super fresh,... More 

Thank Sharlene S
Comox BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We've been parking ourselves here for the last 6 years, going back to the days when it was 'The Beach Club'. As we go to PV at the same time each year, we usually see the same folks and enjoy the friendly camaraderie. The food is excellent as are the drinks and the service is the best. We love that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Mexican, American, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?