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Alvaro's Portuguese Restaurant

32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
+44 1702 335840
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Words would not describe on how nice this restaurant is. It’s our first time is this eating here and I’m so impressed with this place from start to finish. Extremely nice staff and the food is the best I’ve ever had in southend. Yes it’s...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I would have given a Good rating if there was such a thing but there isn’t so the nearest rating for me was Very Good as my wife and I had a lovely evening all in all. This was the first time for us...More

Thank Hockley-Traveller
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Every time we go we cannot fault food or service. But when you have been there for over 40 years and you are still consistently busy you must be doing something right! Food is delicious, well cooked and huge portions. Staff, as always can’t be...More

1  Thank Judy L
Reviewed December 19, 2017

We hadn't been to Alvaro's restaurant in about 3 years, but in the interim, have now moved to the area & live in Thorpe Bay. We booked dinner for a special (work) anniversary, so started the evening with a bottle of delicious Portuguese sparkling wine....More

1  Thank marlboroughboys
Reviewed November 27, 2017

I have lived in the area for many years but it is a long while since last eating here. Just why have I left it so long? By the end of a memorable dining experience I realised that I have been missing an imaginative menu,...More

2  Thank DSandPM
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We booked Alvaros for an 18th birthday for our son with a group of 17. Staff were top class and the food was superb. I would certainly recommend and we will be back soon. Thanks Alvaros.

1  Thank Phil A
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic evening. Fantastic food and wonderful service. Nice to see proper silver service. Highly recommended.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Visited Alvaro's for an 81st birthday celebration. Loved the old fashioned courtesy i.e. taking coats etc. Made a lovely fuss of my 11 yr old daughter. Great menu choices and food of a high quality. Toilets unbelievably clean! Not cheap but not expensive either. Decor...More

1  Thank HelloHoliday67
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Lovely evening, attentive staff, nice atmosphere and the food is incredible. I had the Pate stuffed breaded mushrooms to start followed by the Penteolas a Moda do Chef which was cooked beautifully with so much flavour. I also tried some of the mussels on the...More

Thank Charlee R
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This restaurant is consistent in providing good food and happy staff, please do try and visit for a special occasion it will not disappoint.

Thank peterpugh
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September 1, 2017|
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Response from 78sa | Property representative |
Is very relaxing very helpful staff very friendly you must try you won’t be disappointed
April 20, 2016|
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Response from 78sa | Property representative |
Yes there are plenty Portuguese dishes Espetada (A Madeiran Speciality) Bife sirloin steak.... Espetada.scampi,scallops and prawns wrapped in bacon skewered .bacalhau Gomes..cataplana Portimao ..Calderada fish casserole... More
Lulu D
October 4, 2015|
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Response from bursta11 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is probably the norm but collar tie and jacket is also appropriate, it is a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff are always extremely smartly dressed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $35
Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 335840
Alvaro's restaurant, established in 1977, serves Portugese and Mediterranean cuisine with silver service.
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