We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 2353
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

380 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 372: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great night having dinner at Swedes and meeting his owner Morgan, the food, the drinks and the service are excellent, and our experience was complete that night because we got to se fabulous Amy Armstrong at The Palm with her wonderful show Spanglish.

Helpful?
1 Thank Claudio G
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner a few nights ago with 3 friends. We had all just arrived in town and had been looking forward to dinner at The Swedes all day. As always, we were not disappointed in any way. The food was outstanding as was the service. I had the Norwegian Salmon which was to die for. Friends had the beef tenderloin... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank David F
Tucker, Georgia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice laid back bar, good drinks and bartenders very sweet, ok hot!! Fair prices for drinks, happy hour is the best time. Be ready to climb lots of stairs!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Charlie30084
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Morgan the owner and Staff do an amazing job in hosting!! Food and drinks are ALWASYS tasteful and fabulous!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Sig B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A number of Vallarta restaurants post nightly specials on Facebook and Swedes is one of them. We went for the "special" and discovered an upscale dining establishment with a killer bar. They offer an air conditioned dining area as well as an open air dining level. They have an impressive bar menu and put together a fist class Lemon Pie... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MSN-Travelers
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend recommended! I'll do the same. Totally different, nice change of pace. My salmon was exceptional! Friend had the pork fillet, also delicious. As he says, anything with a peppercorn sauce can't be a bad thing. Homemade ice cream for dessert?! Yes please! Peanut butter chocolate chip! Great service, cool place, I'm a fan.

Helpful?
Thank cindy f
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were there eating dinner, a lady and her kids came to our table on 3 occasions for selling us products. I felt like I was on the beach: this is the 1st time I see this in a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. I have shared my concern with the owner. The food is good though.

Helpful?
Thank Eric L
New Brunswick, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year I worry that The Swedes won't be a good as the previous year. So far, they keep getting better and better. The Dining room now is air conditioned which is great when the evenings herein PV are oppressively hot. We ordered variations on the day's special which is always a good deal. It was a cream of Asparagus... More 

Helpful?
Thank monctontom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on cosmopolitan night and enjoyed a few right on the corner of the balcony, we then got share plates and the food was delicious, stand out was the Swedish meat balls and Cobb salad

Helpful?
Thank Michael P
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We went to The Swedes the other night and brought one of our neighbouors who hadn't been there yet. When we arrived, we discovered that they added AC to the dining area and it was wonderful. It has always had a great atmosphere, but somtime it could get a little hot. Not this time we had an amazing meal and... More 

Helpful?
Thank SteveandPeter

Travelers who viewed The Swedes Bar & Bistro also viewed

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
 

Been to The Swedes Bar & Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
European, International, Swedish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 2353

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Swedes Bar & Bistro and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Swedes Bar & Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?