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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 2353
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again we visited The Swedes. Morgan and his waiters are perfect hosts and the food is as always tasty and good. Top your dinner with a nice cocktail and it will be a night to remember

Thank Roel V
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good! Original recipes. Risotto was done perfectly. We ordered the stuffed chicken breast and the pasta with beef tenderloin. It was so good we would return to order again. Nice ambiance. A little pricier and upscale, dress code not required. A nice change from the traditional tourist restaurant.

Thank Saskatchewan4
Maui, Hawaii
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Straight to the point. Two of us at the table had the Swedish Meatballs which were hard, overcooked and besides the sauce, fairly tasteless. I actually saved two of the meatballs for the cook to taste and I was told by the rude (Russian) waiter when he returned that "that's the way the chef intended and prepares that dish". I... More 

Thank RichLee1967
Vernon, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second trip to Swede's did not disappoint! From the service to the drinks to the food - everything was outstanding!!Started off with delicious Martini's - then had the beet salad - "fantastic" and finished with the pan-fried salmon served on puréed cauliflower. With the ample portions - we did not have room for dessert. We will be talking about... More 

Thank Marie R
West Hollywood
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorites in PV. Consistently good, friendly service , and a great value. I recommend it to friends all the time!!!

Thank anderson11262
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a drink and appetizer but definitely wanted to return for dinner one night but ran out of days so will stop next time! Great view, nice open air bar area up a few stairs, good drinks & appetizers. Definitely will return, They have happy hour too but we missed that, still reasonably priced drinks!

Thank glinda748
Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The windows open to a beautiful view of Puerto Vallarta. We had a lovely meal for two, while watching the street lights below (the restaurant is on a hill). The food was great (gazpacho soup and Swedish meatballs for me), very well presented. The food was in proper portions (not American super-sized) to encourage a proper multi-course meal well deserving... More 

Thank PennJATL
Dallas, TX USA
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit Vallarta frequently and four of us decided to go to The Swedes for the first time. The food was well prepared and nicely presented along with good service. I had the Swedish meatballs and although tasty, they were crazy similar to IKEA Swedish Meatballs, right down to the gravy and lingonberries. The restaurant is in a convenient location... More 

Thank sdflyer
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Morgan ...the owner is always welcoming to everyone and our favourite server Carlos treats us like we were here yesterday. We frequent Swedes every winter and find the quality of this establishment always meets our top rating. From the best Cobb salad to tasty Beef tenderloin Morgan's love for his business and community spirit is much appreciated. See you next... More 

Thank john o
Santa Monica, California
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We’d heard from friends (Americans) that this place was worth a try, so off we went. It’s at the top of a lot of stairs overlooking Olas Altas in the Romantic Zone, where we stay. It’s a small room, but nice, very airy. We had a nice table along the open window which was quite nice. The menu is surprisingly... More 

Thank Michael H

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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 - $13
International, European
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene
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?