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Swell Beach Bar

182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
+52 322 223 0497
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (7 reviews)
“cobb salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
182 Amapas | Playa Los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place to spend our days on the beach in PV. Thanks Octavio,Victor,Cristo, David, Josue,Jimmy, Chuy, Jose and Marco for working so hard to keep up their customers happy. Lots of tasty food and drink options. No credit cards.

Thank Wyliegal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 11 and we had a group of 11. We had a nice spot on the beach. Our food was delicious. Service was slow but we were on the beach comfy so it was good. Bill came and we were overcharged...More

1  Thank Tammi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shocked by the servers. Bill was 700 peso and I thought I tipped enough the waiter came back and said no I need to tip more. Ok our apologies and we did . Went back the next day to find every seat reserved as we...More

2  Thank MyssMichelle
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Swell can be a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. Love the popcorn shrimp and the big salads. The patio near the bar is a large palapa and is better than the beach umbrellas for people with skin issues. Today we were disappointed that we...More

1  Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved the beach, liked the burrito, was not impressed with the service. Had the servers looked around a little more they might have noticed people who wanted to order more from them.

Thank layne17
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Great place to come to eat and drink on the beach! Wanted to go back again for more shrimp quesadillas yet ran out of time.

Thank 160shaylab
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We were here for the better part of the day enjoying the beach chairs and umbrellas, no extra charge you just need continue to order drinks or food through them. Had a pretty decent food menu, normal beach food, nothing too crazy. Really comfortable and...More

Thank sunshinegirl613
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My husband and I travel to PVR every year and stay in the same condo that is on Los Muertos Beach. The Swell Beach Bar is mere steps from our condo and we have found that you can't get any better than this! Josue, Victor,...More

Thank Lori F
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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
9 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.
Jennifer H
12 June 2015|
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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