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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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Pulpito 154, Emiliano Zapata 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 2353
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unexpected in Mexico, but the food here is great. Some Scandinavian food mix with other countries. Great lobster bisque and for main courses the salmon is incredible. I also like the beef and pasta with Gorgonzola sauce. For desert, both the carrot cake and chocolate cake are delicious

Thank Jim E
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had drinks at the roof top bar on two occasions. It's a small but has a fantastic view down Olas Altos and to the sea in two directions. Definitely own of my favorites. Did not eat dinner here although friends did and they were very happy.

Thank bhtpa
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bar is one of my favorite to visit in Puerto Vallarta. They have cheap drinks, great food, and a fun view of Vallarta. Easily accessible from the beach, old town, or the pier. During the night, call ahead or expect a bit of a wait for dinner.

Thank Chris F
Toronto, Canada
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243 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was able to squeeze in for a meal. The food and service was great. Good menu with great prices. Try the cucumber martini! Book early for a table during season or you won't get in.

1 Thank lazytraveller13
Toronto, Ontario
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided at the last minute to try out this restaurant and were fortunate to get the last table. Service and food were excellent. Atmosphere is wonderful with candles at every table and mood lighting.

Thank Garry S
Stockholm County, Sweden
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A true gourmet restaurant and not so expensive either. Friendly staff and the owner came to our table to make sure everything was alright. Our evening couldn't started better.

1 Thank Mikael L
Southfields, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming to Puerto Vallarta for many years. We've walked by Swedes dozens of times saying we should try it. This year we finally did and were delighted. The downstairs dining area is adorable. The waitstaff are friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. My husband had the pork and loved it. He said it was moist,... More 

1 Thank John S
Mount Vernon, Washington
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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a drink upstairs and watched the beautiful sunset. Busy place, so might want to go early so you can sit down. Hubby and I shared a Caesar salad and he ordered the tenderloin and he raved about it I ordered the hamburger/fries and enjoyed my meal. Make sure you make a reservation and request one of the tables by... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised how good the food was here. Just stopped on a lark and had a fun night with great food. Highly recommend

1 Thank james m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not make a reservation. When we arrive and they asked us if we had a reservation, they staff seemed put out that we would dare show up without one. I was ready to turn around a leave, but we had heard great things about the place and had never eaten there in the 20+ years we've been going... More 

Thank Fred W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pulpito 154, Emiliano Zapata 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Emiliano Zapata
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 2353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?