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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
3222232353
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Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Surprise

Walked in with low expectations, blown away with the food. I've been to many restaurants in PV, but I couldn't resist rating this one as top notch. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
xander2056
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Walked in with low expectations, blown away with the food. I've been to many restaurants in PV, but I couldn't resist rating this one as top notch. Don't miss it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a nice restaurant (primarily gay men) with a nice atmosphere and fantastic view of the street heading down to the beach. The food is thoughtful and delicious. The bar up top is nice as well for an after dinner drink.

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Moncton, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I keep going to "Swedes" at least once a week each year for the five months i stay in PVR. The menu is never boring and the daily specials always offer a tempting and inspired selection with desert included. The Fillet (about 260 pesos) is one of the, if not the best in old town. Just perfectly done and garnished... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

If you're in PV, you must stop by here! An mix of European and N.A fare, great cocktails. It's a small space, but the openness of the environment doesn't make it feel that way. There's a sense of whimsy with some of the artwork on the wall, especially the fun portrait of Marlene Dietrich near the men's room. This is... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

OK -- I have never given a 5 rating in a restaurant but The Swedes probably deserves it. This was by far the best we had in PV -- Our group was there 3 times during our one week stay --- all good but especially the Norwegian salmon -- my only complaint was that my portion seemed to be smaller... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

When we went, the place was full. Our waiter was on the "edge". We told him right away we were not in a rush. The service was then perfect. We each had a gazpacho. Divine. My partner had the mahi-mahi and I had the pork filet. All was delicious. The wine list is short. We really enjoyed our meal and... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We really enjoyed the Two Swedes. Great restaurant -- food was very good. The owners and staff were very friendly and really nice. Great views from the bar overlooking the Zona Romatica. Highly recommend it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Diane and I enjoyed great European, high quality food, wonderful bar and background music and fun ambience. We're straight Sweds from Minnesota and love to dine here every time we come to PV.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We ate at Swede's a number of times during our month-long stay and we loved everything about it. Mostly it was just my husband & I but one night we brought his parents and they loved it too. (Let's just say it can be a challenge to find something that we love and they love, but this one worked!) All... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's been a couple of years since I've been to The Swedes. However, I was surprised when my 4 guests and I arrived for a most excellent dining experience. Reservations were accepted over the phone and honored when we arrive a few minutes early. From the beginning to the end, the owner and his staff were very attentive to our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: 3222232353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: European, Swedish, Scandinavian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?