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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Ranked #39 of 671 restaurants in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food is excellent, and the ambience with a rustic view of the Bay at sunset makes this a must see!

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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451 reviews 451 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I LOVE Mexican food and go nuts eating it in Mexico, however even a Mexican food lover like myself has a limit! So one of our nights we hit the Swedes Bar & Bistro for some good Scandinavian fare. You might ask - Scandinavian in Puerto Vallarta? But I assure you this is the real thing - my mom is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After 5 days of delicious Mexican food we were ready for something different and The Swedes did not disappoint. Although the menu is somewhat limited there are just enough nice choices for every taste. We sampled the special hamburger, Swedish meatballs, and Norwegian salmon..... all good to very good as were the gazpacho and lobster bisque starters. The cocktail menu... More

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Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Such a lovely spot. Funny story. This hasn't always been a lovely restaurant. It was just a little rental that some friends of mine lived in many years ago with their big dogs and it was far from the fancy little boutique restaurant it is today. Perched on the top of the little hill at the South end of Olas... More

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Dallas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Swedes is one of PV's best dining experiences. Charming setting, great service and fantastic dinner.

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food, service, atmosphere, and prices...all stellar! Incredible experience every single time! Couldn't come with a higher recommendation!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I love the Sweedes Bar and Bistro they have great food, great price and excellent Drinks. Morgan the owner is very friendly and kind and a great sense of humor. When we go there it feels like home just a wonderful place. Manuel serves up the cocktails and he makes a excellent martini!! This place is a must when your... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We dined at the Swedes last week in the middle of Restaurant Week and found the food to be delectable. I started with the Gazpacho, and it was perfectly seasoned and just spicy enough. Then I had the Spinach stuffed chicken breast, which was wonderful and such a large portion I could not force myself to finish it (but I... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having been to P.V. numerous times, we had heard of & been invited to enjoy The Swedes, even by the charming owner himself. We went eagerly. The atmosphere was inviting & comfortable, yet artistic & chic. That in no way compensated for the lackluster food, sluggish & stoic service, and nearly half of the menu items were no longer available.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We loved to stop in here for some martinis on our walks home. The servers are so nice and on wednesday they have cheap cosmos!! Haven't had food, but heard it was excellent!

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