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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, International, Swedish, Scandinavian
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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Lutz, Florida
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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.

1 Thank lovetodineFlorida
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Morgan and his crew provide a truly exquisite meal. The service is perfect. Just went there the other night to experience their new air conditioned dining area. My favorite are the steak options. Truly one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.

1 Thank Ray D
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I stay close to the Swedes and have meant to try it. Glad that last night I finally did! There are items on the menu that have a Swedish flair but it is not a our Scandinavian restaurant. We have the gravlax starter - And then shared the pork tenderloin and chicken entrees. Each dish was super tasty and sauced... More 

2 Thank ottodogChicago
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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80 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

This was our second dining at the Swedes. Both occasions were perfect. The superb hostess and romantic ambiance set the stage for their menu delights. The appetizers were sampled by our friends and tasted great. Warmly shared into small portions for the couple with us. We chose the salmon and beef filet. Superb....finished as ordered and excellent sauces to add... More 

2 Thank 42marty55
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This was my best dining experience two trips in a row. I'm happy to report that in addition to great service and delicious gourmet food, our latest visit marked the debut of their new air conditioning system. With wonderful views, a cozy and elegant ambience, and delicious, creative entrées, Swedes is not to be missed.

3 Thank adamsandel
Rodeo, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I had the salmon and partner had the beef both exceptionally good. In fact this was my favorite dinner while here this time. Will go back.

2 Thank Cole W
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Walked up to The Swedes from Old Town and the stroll was really nice. The spot is a fun place and the bar seems really popular and gay-friendly. The Cosmo was good - cold and tasty. Had the Restaurant Week menu and the pork chop was a bit dry but seasoned well. The Swedish meatballs were said to be quite... More 

1 Thank eknitsche
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I did not mind the food my girlfriend and I like it the waitress was utterly rude and should not had a job my girlfriend called the owner talk to the owner about it and they are they've had other customers complain about her also so I would recommend going there for dinner I enjoyed it hopefully you don't get... More 

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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 - $15
European, International, Swedish, Scandinavian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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: 523222232353

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