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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
523222232353
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Lutz, Florida
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank lovetodineFlorida
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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1 Thank Ray D
Chicago
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Rodeo, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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2 Thank Cole W
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I met Morgan the owner of this amazing restaurant at local bar. He was so friendly and nice. We decided to have dinner at his restaurant Swede. We sat in the upper deck of the restaurant. The view was breathe taking.. We had a view of the malecon and got to watch the sunset. The food was delicious. I had... More 

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Seattle, Wa.
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We stopped by here just to try the Swedish Meatballs and they were just like my mom used to make them. Even came with the Lingonberries. My friend tried the swedish fish soup and he said it was very good as well. Small cozy restaurant. right up from beach.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
European, International, Swedish, Scandinavian
Meals
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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: 523222232353

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