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Swell Beach Bar

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182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Formerly The Beach House)
+52 322 223 0497
Sun - Mon 10:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a cute little beach bar that also has chairs and umbrellas for the beach front. You can get drinks and appetizers and just lay out on the beach and watch the waves and the action in the water.

Thank Korrene R
Alberta girl
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for coffee and the view on Mothers Day. Josue was our server and he was lovely. The prices for drinks, I noticed, are more than the bars next door (La Caretta & Fidencio's) which would add up if we spent the afternoon there. We just had a coffee and a pineapple juice for $70 pesos then decided to... More 

Thank ldensven
Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best loungers yet! Very attentive waiters! When we arrived they moved loungers around until,we were satisfied! We were there most of the day. Thought it was a bummer they didn't have better prices on drinks, when most places do!

Thank Msmlo
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, very attentive service and a beautiful beach view. This is a must do when visiting Vallarta.

Thank Diane M
Hickory, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Swell Beach Bar. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. We were a party of four and we had Red Snapper, Fajitas, blue Marlin Tacos and the Catch of the Day. Again the food was great and the atmosphere right off the beach made both enjoyable and memorable.

Thank RayK_houseofheroes
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It is so great to be able to relax and get quality service at the beach. The vendors are courteous and the servers especially Josue was great.

Thank Judith G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I know all the staff now. They are running their butts off to keep everyone happy. Clean bathrooms and a shower after a swim in the sea are also great. Seared tuna, salads, and coconut shrimp are all yummy.

Thank axgray
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632 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Staff here are very good. Food was also good for lunch. Right at the beginning of the malecon. Have beds on beach they service as well. Goods drinks list with decent wines. Salads were excellent evidently. I am still struggling with the blandness of the Mexican food I have had so far.

Thank emelian
Saskatoon, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Go to Swell, but be warned: this is one part of your vacation that you'll always think of once you return to your wintery home. Or, at least, that was the case for us. Pit in at the bar, or kick away your sandals and lounge at a umbrella table in the sand. There was a good mix of sunny... More 

Thank Kddubs306
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I arrived on January 4 2017 and Departed on March 8 for 63 days. I spend 98 percent of my time at Swell. I had lunch or breakfast each day. The food is superior, and the waiters or superior as well. I consider all of them my friends. Tavo Jose Victor Daniel Jesus Chuy Jimmy David the bartender and more.... More 

Thank heyrod

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Formerly The Beach House)
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Puerto Vallarta
  • Phone Number: +52 322 223 0497
Swell Beach Bar is a family restaurant/bar located on Playa Los Muertos. Swell is an enjoyable spot for a variety of fresh foods and cold drinks served to you by a friendly and helpful staff. You can enjoy your food and drinks at tables on the sand under palapas, big comfy chairs at the sunken bar or relaxing on lounge chairs under umbrellas by the oceanfront. In the evenings Swell also offers a fine dining experience with a sophisticated menu. The tables are set up under the star filled sky with candles and torch lighting, making it a very relaxing and romantic place to enjoy yourself and a great meal. Reservations available for both days and evenings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?