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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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International, European, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great new find in the Romatica Zone of Puerto Vallarta!

We ended up at The Swedes by accident when the place we were going was closed. We met someone on the street who highly recommended The Swedes so we went for it and were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marilyn H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is well located in the Zona romantica and the seating comfortable. The salmon entree was nice but the vegetarian risotto came after a 50 minute wait and was bland at best. Prices are on the high side so was expecting more from this place. There are so many good restaurants in PV and will not come back. Oh,... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ended up at The Swedes by accident when the place we were going was closed. We met someone on the street who highly recommended The Swedes so we went for it and were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were amazing!

Thank Marilyn H
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was really good. I had the summer rolls and the pesto pasta. Wine selection is great and prices are really decent for the experience we got!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there with a group of 12. They did their best to get us in, without reservations in about 15 minutes. We did have to split up but it turned out fine, just a table away. Our group and two burgers, and two entrees. I can say the chicken pesto dish was amazing and highly recommend if you like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A charming spot in the charming Zona Romantica that was so good we visited twice during our week long stay. The appetizers were great - Shrimp Skagen was our favorite - as were the entrees. We tried the pesto pasta, a couple of chicken dishes and a rack of lamb special. All were delicious! Our server was friendly and helpful... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I like coming here for a romantic dinner date night when we travel to PV. The high location is lovely with nice breezes and views down the street. Ordered the catch of the day (mahi-mahi) with risotto. It was probably the best prepared fish I have ever eaten. The gespacho was creamy and delicious. Creative menu and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend to us sitting around our beach, so decided lets this a go... Climbed the hill up the steps and we think ok , looks ok we will stay and give this a try, our waiter was fun, mango margarita was very good, after 3 weeks of marguetia s and dining out allot we are getting fussy... But wow scored... More 

Thank Carol H
British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dropped by hoping for the Swedish meatballs we saw on the menu when walking past earlier, but they are only on Mondays, unfortunately.. So we just had salads with beer. The toast skagen starter is small, but flavourful, and my wife was happy with her beetroot salad. I was a bit annoyed to have to interrupt... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for New Year's Eve of 2016. Although it was very busy, they gave us a table at the balcony. We had a pre-fixe menu consisting of 4 courses for around $80. We were so full by third course that we never managed to get to the dessert. They welcomed us with champagne and we ordered very fine... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're getting tired of the usual Mexican cuisine in PV, stop by the Swedes for a fantastic dinner with equally good service. A large group (7) of us were seated on the upstairs patio in a very lively bar area. Music videos projected on to the walls, large, fun art all around. Our server offered to split the checks... 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: 523222232353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, European, Swedish, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 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?