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Swell Beach Bar

182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 0497
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Seafood, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the day at this beach bar. It's a good location on the beach with wonderful service. We only had drinks and they were wonderful.

Thank LindaM826
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A good spot to lounge out and order cocktails and drinks. But the food we ordered wasn't great. Coffee was weak and a bit stale. Ordered a meal that came with poached eggs and they were really runny and a bit undercooked. The other meal...More

1  Thank Banditas A
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We have a place at La Palapa, but prefer to lay out here. Good service. Cheap drinks. Good waves. A little less snobby especially if you like to stay late, meaning after 5 on the beach. Recommended.

Thank Ducatiride1
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Swell is a great restaurant right on the sand, elegant yet cozy. I felt comfortable eating here in this atmosphere. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Will be back for more dinners!

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Walked by many times, just never stopped... Had the seared tuna-which was delicious and done perfect. Mojitos were good also.... would go back

Thank Doslocosguyspvrmx
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We spent a more than a few afternoons hanging out at Swell using their loungers with beach service. All of the staff were welcoming, friendly and were nice enough to move chairs and umbrellas around to keep you in the shade. We mostly just had...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a cute little beach bar that also has chairs and umbrellas for the beach front. You can get drinks and appetizers and just lay out on the beach and watch the waves and the action in the water.

Thank Korrene R
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for coffee and the view on Mothers Day. Josue was our server and he was lovely. The prices for drinks, I noticed, are more than the bars next door (La Caretta & Fidencio's) which would add up if we spent the afternoon there....More

Thank ldensven
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The best loungers yet! Very attentive waiters! When we arrived they moved loungers around until,we were satisfied! We were there most of the day. Thought it was a bummer they didn't have better prices on drinks, when most places do!

Thank Msmlo
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Good food, very attentive service and a beautiful beach view. This is a must do when visiting Vallarta.

Thank Diane M
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27 March 2016|
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Response from casualcharacter | Reviewed this property |
Swell is south of La Palapa and a brand new beach bar and restaurant that is probably now open (the new place was in the finishing stage when I was in PV so I don't know it's name yet). As you walk in the sand up near the... More
Sharon M
9 November 2015|
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Response from 81julesb | Reviewed this property |
You can swim right in front of the chairs a few yards away, and the places that cook your fish are more to the North Hotel zone area.
Jennifer H
12 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
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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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