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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
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Best Beach Club

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
duane p
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Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kelowna, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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victoria, bc.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Swell is really swell !!!! Staff were great and remember us from out last trip in 2013. Food and drink prices are a bit higher than other club's in the area, but the quality of food is well worth it. Really enjoyed their burgers and club sandwich. Beach chairs and tables are newer than a lot of the other clubs... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Again this year spent most of my beach days here. Although much more crowded this year, I still love the service, the food and the beach for swimming in that area. Was not happy with all the people smoking, I swear everyday we sat next to someone who smoked like a chimney, glad we were outdoors at least. The burger,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you are spending a day at the beach, try here! The lazy beds are for free, but you are of course expected to eat and drink on site. This is no hardship. The staff are very friendly and we have had lunch here a couple of times and it is excellent. The ceviche, the stuffed chilis and the avocado... More 

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Lomita, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was very pleasantly surprised that this little beach bar would serve up the best BLT I have ever had. Very good service, sublime location, grab a seat and have an awesome lunch. Can't wait to return.

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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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