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Swell Beach Bar

182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 0497
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (7 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a short walk from Playa Los Arcos hotel. We tried the huachinango, which was great, and the Swellburger, and a seafood salad, plus the guac app. It was all good. Fun sitting on the beach, and the service was friendly. It was dark...More

Thank lchicagolaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple afternoons here on our vacation. They staff is very attentive and drinks were good. Food for average. We did have breakfast one morning and it was delish!

Thank fishfamilyCalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a cool beach hang out. Not over or under done. The food is basic and good. Mexican style with American and European touches. The bar is popular with PV expat youngish, old timers, that have lived here for years. Good place to...More

Thank Nathalie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coffee was some of the best I've ever had. The food was fresh and flavorful. Definitely a PV must.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

An on the beach restaurant, Lounge Chair & tables place to enjoy the Ocean, good drinks & tasty food. Whether you want breakfast, lunch or just relax in the sand, you won’t be disappointed. It has a beautiful view of our sunset too.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We spent a week on the beach, never moved too far from the Swell Beach Bar. Staff was great. Very attentive and Marco who was in charge made the rounds to be sure everyone was happy. We ate lunch under our umbrella everyday. Never had...More

Thank KM-Flaneur
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is a little gem that's tucked between bigger restaurants on the beach. We had breakfast and we had shrimp omelet and beef machaca burrito. They were so delish! We were so satisfied and it lasted us till dinner time. I highly recommend this...More

Thank Jfkrod
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We stay at the Tropicana when we're in PV and go to Swell for lunch a few times while we're in town. Service is fast and friendly and the food is always fresh and delicious. This time we split a burger and a salad and...More

Thank suvariboy
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

You can’t beat SWELL BEACH BAR for the best place to spend your day(s) with family or friends !! The location is perfect, located beside La Palapa and the El Dorado off Púlpito. The food is superb and well priced, the salads are the bomb...More

Thank Morry13
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I just moved to Call RTA in October of 2017. We came to Swell Beach Bar for breakfast after hearing great things for other expats. We sat down around 10am, we got some coffee and ordered our food fairly quickly. The coffee...More

Thank James F
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Questions & Answers
5 February 2018|
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Response from Patty M |
Best deal on a beach that I have encountered. No charge for chairs and umbrellas. I recommend you order food and drinks, and tip well. Enjoy your visit.
26 March 2016|
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Response from casualcharacter | Reviewed this property |
Swell is south of La Palapa and a brand new beach bar and restaurant that is probably now open (the new place was in the finishing stage when I was in PV so I don't know it's name yet). As you walk in the sand up near the... More
Sharon M
8 November 2015|
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Response from 81julesb | Reviewed this property |
You can swim right in front of the chairs a few yards away, and the places that cook your fish are more to the North Hotel zone area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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