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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many things to say about this amazing spot! Amazing staff Octavio, Josue, Victor , Chuy, Daniel, Jimmy These guys run to provide you the best service. The kitchen staff provide great food. The fries are really amazing. If you like sushi the tuna is excellent. I really did not have any food there I did not like. I have... More 

Thank Jamie S
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great place for a day at the beach. Great people watcing, food and drinks. The staff is absolutely welcoming and professional

Thank gfusc0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place for the Cobb salad and sometimes club sandwich. Service and food are both great. We go a few times each year.

Thank Garry S
Eureka, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch with friends at the Swell and enjoyed the food...the drinks were so so. Two of us ordered Long Island Ice Tea...we always ask if the bartender knows how to make it...and the other two ordered a Bloody Mary and a Strawberry Margarita. The Margarita and Bloody Mary were good...the Island Ice Teas weren't even close and were... More 

Thank Randyfish
Sumner, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swells is a fun beach bar and restaurant. Offering beach chairs and loungers if you want to enjoy the beach. Their food and drinks are very good and nicely served. We enjoy the salads and the club sandwiches often will share a order. On our last visit they were serving dinner will try on our next trip. A nice plus... More 

Lodi, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the beach in Old Town. The food is reasonably priced. Great choices for breakfast. American and Mexican choices. The best part though is you are right on the beach.

Thank Cheeseheads2
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guys working the beach serving the customers are extremely hard working all day in the sun yest always have a smile for you. The food for bar food is better than average which is saying a lot for bar food. They also will make just about anything if they have the goods in the kitchen. The restrooms are clean.The... More 

Thank TCEd
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 17 December 2016

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 

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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, Seafood, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?