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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 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Phil A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 9 November 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

Thank HelloHoliday67
Reviewed 6 November 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 30 October 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
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, lovely and friendly family-run restaurants, one of our favourites. We went for our anniversary, as did my wife’s parents for their first date back in the 70s! Never disappoints, love the dessert trolly. Bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We have always had a lovely welcome here and we have always enjoyed the food. Attentive and friendly staff, good food, nice ambiance. They go the extra mile and the food cooked 'tableside' really is exceptional. Do go, it's how restaurants used to be, but...More

Thank 55fitz
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It’s the first time we have been to Alvaro’s, but it won’t be the last. This is a lovely traditional Portuguese restaurant, all painted in white, minimal decoration, still stuck in the 70’s but that’s what makes it so good and so very very clean....More

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal, the service was brilliant the friendly staff were always to hand. Can't wait to go back.

Thank SA04CJA
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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
Lulu D
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
Breakfast, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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