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The Swedes Bar & Bistro

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Pulpito 154 | Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
+52 322 223 2353
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant that might be overlooked by the typical tourist. It is a little off the beaten track as it is upstairs. It has a creative and interesting menu of very good food plus very good service.

Thank John D
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great night having dinner at Swedes and meeting his owner Morgan, the food, the drinks and the service are excellent, and our experience was complete that night because we got to se fabulous Amy Armstrong at The Palm with her wonderful show Spanglish.

Thank Claudio G
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner a few nights ago with 3 friends. We had all just arrived in town and had been looking forward to dinner at The Swedes all day. As always, we were not disappointed in any way. The food was outstanding as was the service. I had the Norwegian Salmon which was to die for. Friends had the beef tenderloin... More 

Thank David F
Tucker, Georgia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice laid back bar, good drinks and bartenders very sweet, ok hot!! Fair prices for drinks, happy hour is the best time. Be ready to climb lots of stairs!!

Thank Charlie30084
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Morgan the owner and Staff do an amazing job in hosting!! Food and drinks are ALWASYS tasteful and fabulous!!

Thank Sig B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A number of Vallarta restaurants post nightly specials on Facebook and Swedes is one of them. We went for the "special" and discovered an upscale dining establishment with a killer bar. They offer an air conditioned dining area as well as an open air dining level. They have an impressive bar menu and put together a fist class Lemon Pie... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend recommended! I'll do the same. Totally different, nice change of pace. My salmon was exceptional! Friend had the pork fillet, also delicious. As he says, anything with a peppercorn sauce can't be a bad thing. Homemade ice cream for dessert?! Yes please! Peanut butter chocolate chip! Great service, cool place, I'm a fan.

Thank cindy f
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were there eating dinner, a lady and her kids came to our table on 3 occasions for selling us products. I felt like I was on the beach: this is the 1st time I see this in a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. I have shared my concern with the owner. The food is good though.

Thank Eric L
New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year I worry that The Swedes won't be a good as the previous year. So far, they keep getting better and better. The Dining room now is air conditioned which is great when the evenings herein PV are oppressively hot. We ordered variations on the day's special which is always a good deal. It was a cream of Asparagus... More 

Thank monctontom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on cosmopolitan night and enjoyed a few right on the corner of the balcony, we then got share plates and the food was delicious, stand out was the Swedish meat balls and Cobb salad

Thank Michael P

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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
US$3 - US$14
European, International, Swedish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, 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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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?