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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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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Comox BC
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been parking ourselves here for the last 6 years, going back to the days when it was 'The Beach Club'. As we go to PV at the same time each year, we usually see the same folks and enjoy the friendly camaraderie. The food is excellent as are the drinks and the service is the best. We love that... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My usual beach hangout didn't have any tables so I tried Swell. What a great place. Good strong drinks, delicious food and this nicest waiters ever! It is my new beach spot now!

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Thank mimithecrab
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We were here almost every day. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The food is fresh and delish. Prices are fair, and unlike next door El Dorado, you are not over charged for drinks or shots you never ordered. Dinner is delish too.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We spent the morning/afternoon at Swell for a complete week. Sorta lazy we were and the staff was excellent. We ate lunch every day and the food is way above average for a beach club. Drinks are well made. Absolutely zero problems with the bill each day. This has become our go to spot each visit.

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1 Thank TCEd
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

best food...the service and staff very friendly.......there salads are amazing and fresh....the fish tacos and sauce amazing....they have one of the best burgers in town....there sangrias and margaritas are great....amazing food...great location. ON THE BEACH....

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1 Thank Austin G
Oshkosh, WI
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

There are many tables on the beach that are reserved, But don't be afraid to ask for one of those tables asafter 1200 if someone hasn't yet taken it, they are more than happy to give it you and provide great service

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

A classic spot on Los Muertos Beach with great salads, ceviche and drinks. Park yourself under an umbrella for a day, a week, a lifetime and watch the world go by. Excellent people watching, top notch service and THE Puerto Vallarta experience for locals and visitors.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Since we were staying in a private home the only way to enjoy the beach was to find a public spot. Swell was great -- good location, wonderful food and service and priced right. We set up camp there two days in a row. The only thing you have to put up with is the walk-by salespeople but sadly every... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Swell continues to be the best beach bar in my opinion. Most people there are regulars returning for friendly and attentive service along with much better food than the competition. The beers are ice cold which makes them very refreshing! Also, the chairs are super comfortable...that's important when all you are doing is lounging!

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Great beach location. All servers were good with special mention to Octavio. His English was amazing. The food was top drawer and drinks cold. Cannot ask for more than that.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Bar, Mexican, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
Description
Swell Beach Bar is a family restaurant/bar located on Playa Los Muertos. Swell is an enjoyable spot for a variety of fresh foods and cold drinks served to you by a friendly and helpful staff. You can enjoy your food and drinks at tables on the sand under palapas, big comfy chairs at the sunken bar or relaxing on lounge chairs under umbrellas by the oceanfront. In the evenings Swell also offers a fine dining experience with a sophisticated menu. The tables are set up under the star filled sky with candles and torch lighting, making it a very relaxing and romantic place to enjoy yourself and a great meal. Reservations available for both days and evenings.

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