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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 yesterday via mobile

Every year we come to this restaurant for our Wedding anniversary. Two years ago we decided we would try somewhere different for this occasion. It never came up to the standards of Alvaros. So we decided to go back this year, and we are so...More

Thank lorettacottis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Alvaros for 35 years and used to love it. However, sadly, under new ownership it seems to have lost its way. The service was terrible and we waited ages for our order to be taken, then for the courses to...More

6  Thank bajangold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant. Slow service to start, but the food and service at the table was amazing. Cooking my oysters at the table was a treat and the amazing taste.......I'll be back soon.

Thank mark1kaz1
Reviewed 6 June 2018

I now live in Spain but have been to this restaurant a long time ago. So on our visit to Westcliff we decided to bring our family (14 of us) to Alvaro’s to celebrate my 70th birthday. It turned out to be an excellent choice,...More

Thank joycol
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

My parents have been going to Alvaro’s for nearly 40 years, and to be fair I have been here as a child and on a few special occasions over the years..... this is my Dad’s favourite restaurant and this is man who is quick to...More

Thank SandunD
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We have been to Alvaros a few times in the past but haven’t been for a couple of years and we’d always had a lovely meal and experience. It was my husband’s birthday and this time we went with five great friends to celebrate. We...More

2  Thank tweez87
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great Portuguese restaurant..very professional..Attentive service..Excellent food.. opened i believe in 1979.. so almost 40 years...must be doing something right.. Bar area a little small for pre dinner drink...and a smaller more compact menu would be better..With seasonal specials...but that's just me...Otherwise a really enjoyable experience...

1  Thank littlearches
Reviewed 16 April 2018

recommended by a friend whos quote "possibly one of the best restaurants in essex "`... i tend to agree , stuck in a time warp but thats the beauty such attention to the customers and the level of food were so refreshing it made the...More

1  Thank fa4day
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant. You start off in the bar area with a drink looking at menus and you finish with a dessert from the sweet trolley. A lovely throwback to days gone by. Friendly service, great food. Give it a try

1  Thank CaptAndyK
Reviewed 26 March 2018

really lovely meal... we were running a bit late but the service was excellent ... would thoroughly recommend and will definitely return...

2  Thank Simon B
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2 September 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
21 April 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
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4 October 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
US$16 - US$35
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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