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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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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 15 min
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The time has rolled around to perform the annual homage to Alvaros again if only to suffer a huge blow to the pocket. Once again the food was superb. The service was a tiny bit frazzled but it was Saturday night. Mrs Jomira having decided...More

Thank jomira6830
Reviewed August 2, 2017

I eat in many places in many countries and this is something really quite unique. It harks back to a gentler, happier time when good service was important and thoughtful people offered genuine hospitality, rather than the money generating machines that many restaurants are now....More

1  Thank elvin0
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Visited Alvaro's with friends & was very impressed with the ambience & food. The restaurant is traditional Portuguese, it feels like your eating in aquatint dining room. The staff were very attentive, couldn't of asked for better service. Food was great, particularly the seafood skewers....More

Thank DrewNat
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times over many years - it never fails to please. Excellent food, fantastic, courteous staff. You are always made to feel very welcome and as if nothing is too much for them to do for you.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed June 8, 2017

As vegetarian there are very few places where you can go and have a variety of foods to choose from. In addition it is even more unusual for the vegetarian food to taste good. This place certainly ticked both boxes with a large menu with...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed June 4, 2017

We went to Alvaros to celebrate my birthday. The staff were welcoming and attentive after a while we asked if we could go to our table , the waiter asked us to wait as another table was becoming vacant that he considered better for us....More

Thank junior58_13
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We arrived and the bar area was heaving and it took 30 minutes to be able to order while standing at the bar. Food was good but one main meal was not as hot as it should be. Lobster bisque is exceptional and so is...More

Thank David L
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Wife and I went here for lunch. First visit. Simply decorated in white just like a Portuguese restaurant should be. Very clean, toilets were immaculate, as were the waiting staff and table settings. We were going out afterwards for drinks so this was an alcohol...More

2  Thank David S
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Everyone at Alvaro's is super friendly and honestly make the evening a delight. We went there for valentines expecting it to be a busy service but instead the food came out 5 minutes after we were seated at the table. Preparation of food at the...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

The evening was ok, it just wasn't wow and that's what we were expecting. Maybe it was were we were sitting or just one of those nights! The restaurant was busy, we waited ages for our wine and then wine and starters arrived together. The...More

1  Thank Nicky S
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September 1, 2017|
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Response from junior58_13 | Reviewed this property |
It is busy especially on Friday and Saturday evenings but conversation is definitely possible . Ask for a table away from the bar. The staff there are extremely helpful and will do their best to accommodate your request.
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
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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