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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
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No better place on the beach

Each year we travel to Puerto Vallarta and enjoy spending every day at Swell. They take excellent care of us. The service is excellent and friendly. The food is delicious. What more could we ask for? Nothing. Can't wait to go back next year!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Each year we travel to Puerto Vallarta and enjoy spending every day at Swell. They take excellent care of us. The service is excellent and friendly. The food is delicious. What more could we ask for? Nothing. Can't wait to go back next year!

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Whittier, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Swell is by far my favorite beach & bar location. Swell has the best beach lounge chairs and service on the beach. Five star restaurant service on the beach. Friendly staff that seem to go out of their way to remember your name. Lots of locals enjoy and lounge at Swell Beach & Bar. Clean Beach, Clean Restrooms, Clean Bar... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent one week in PVR and most of each day at Swell lounging, reading, swimming etc. Swell is great, there are no guys trying to lure you in, fake 2 for 1's drink deals or other bogus promos. The service is very good, the food is average but it's a beach club not high end dining. Prices are fair... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Tasty food and great service! No matter if you are Mexican or foreign (i'm Mexican and I've noticed that some places kind of

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Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were in PV for two weeks and 12 of those 14 days were on the beach at Swell. ALL of the food is delicious, fresh, well prepared and presented. We really enjoyed the day we had them make us a whole snapper platter, it was outstanding. The servers are great and work very hard. Some of the customers were... More 

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Manitoulin Island, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I spent a week in Puerto Vallarta on vacation and I spent most of the week at the beach of course! This was the restaurant I went to every time I sat on the beach. The staff and customer service was phenomenal and the food was delicious!! They did whatever they could to make your beach day a great one.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Total chaos. Overrun with overbearing "I will not be denied" customers, chronically dissatisfied, perpetually complaining. Food still good but who wants that atmosphere on vacation. Sadly on a downhill spiral as time goes on.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I just completed 49 days at Swell. Left on Febuary 24, 2015. I had the very best time each day. Jorge, Tavo, Alex. Carlos, David, Josue, were all the very best. Each one was so eager to please. The food was excellant. I tried most items on the menue. I made many friends at Swell. I would talk with Alex,... More 

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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

... Well, you guessed it, swell! This is a busy beach club, waiters run Without stopping up and down the strip of sand, placing chairs and umbrellas, and bringing food and drinks. Sometimes the service suffers a little, but considering the pace, it's understandable. Consider swell beach bar for your next tanning session!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Got back to condo to find our watch was missing; returned to Swell where the waiter admitted he had found it. We identified it as ours. Waiter asked what its value was, and didn't hand it over. We had spent several days and much money at their establishment. Spoke to manager who refused to get involved, but felt we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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