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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot on PV beach

Erase rev your beach chairs in advance with no hassle. Service is good. Lunch options are plentiful and good. Salads Ed very big and fresh

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Erase rev your beach chairs in advance with no hassle. Service is good. Lunch options are plentiful and good. Salads Ed very big and fresh

Thank photogfan
Plymouth, Michigan
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited 3 times during my recent stay in P.V. The first time, my lunch order was wrong. Glad I gave it a second try because on the second day, I had one of the best BLT's ever! The third day, I had chicken quesadillas that were excellent.

Thank Kimberly5775
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten lunch at Swell many times and the food is very good. The staff is professional and friendly. Fun place to hang out in the lounge chairs for a few hours!

Thank fairfax10
Oceanside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for first time in November when in Puerto Vallarta on a cruise. Had great reviews on Trip Advisor, so we passed a few other places on Playa De Los Muertes to give it a try. They were already pretty crowded but said we could have two chairs in front by the water if the regulars did nott show by... More 

Thank Maxine816
Vancouver, Canada
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284 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their sandwiches, and the folks really hustle to keep you happy. Can get busy, comfy chairs, lots of umbrellas. Always go here.

Thank KenandDoug
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've been coming to PV every year for 10+ years, and we make frequent stops at Swell to spend the day on the beach. We were a little disappointed to find the front two rows of beach seats reserved for the "daily" visitors (people who come every day), but Daniel, Jose, Cristo and Octavio open the seats if the daily... More 

Thank carissagingras
Palm Springs, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Puerto Vallarta for over 30 years and I have never had a better beach bar experience that at Swell. Great courteous, helpful and hard working Staff ! Excellent food and drink at very fair prices. Do try the Shrimp in Avocados , any of the salads, all the traditional Mexican dishes (GREAT GUACAMOLE !) and a... More 

1 Thank Don G
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Just back from a day at the beach at SWELL. I returned for Sundays for the past month after having left there for the past few years. I thought that I'd give them a month to a make it all right...they have not. Today was the last straw. Our standing reservation was not in the books again, we sat for... More 

1 Thank KeithMayPV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Came to meet friends and they where sitting at their usual cabana getting away from the sun. Had two ice cold pacificos and my Buddy's girlfriend ordered a hamburger n fries, portions are hella big and gourmet . had to return the next day for the same meal!

1 Thank firstofallsss1
Frederick, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When I want to sit on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, I choose SWELL. The guys who assist you with food and drinks are friendly and know how to make you feel right. The drinks are amply sized, and the day on the beach just relaxes me. Pick SWELL!!

2 Thank George K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?