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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, International, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 2353
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Sig B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank MSN-Travelers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank cindy f
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Eric L
New Brunswick, Canada
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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 

Thank monctontom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

Thank Michael P
Toronto, Canada
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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 

Thank SteveandPeter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The waiters are always attentive and the food is excellent. This is a great place right off of Olas Atlas in Old Town. Air conditioning was added in the summer of 2016.

Thank David H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We have been to the Swedes on many occasions over the years and they just seem to get better and better. The relatively new air conditioning was much appreciated tonight and although it felt a little too cool walking in, it was in fact perfect. We started with drinks and the margarita was one of the best that we've had.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Beware that you have to climb many stairs to get to the dining room, and they are steep. We made it and found it worth the haul. The food was yummy, the wine excellent, and the service quick, professional, yet very friendly. Can not wait to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
European, International, Swedish, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 2353

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