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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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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 6 April 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 14 March 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

2  Thank Nicky S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My family and myself like to tell everyone what a great night we had. Atmosphere great, company great, waiters great, food fabulous. We will return. Thanks..

1  Thank vanner264
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Alvaro's still is the best restaurant in the Borough of Southend by far. Alvaro's has a huge choice of food so much it takes a while to make your selection. Recommended without hesitation. Go, and give your tastebuds a thrill. :-)

4  Thank David L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

On entering the restaurant it is like going back in time. but don't be fooled by the wood chip wall paper and 1970's furniture. The menu is large with something for everyone, my table of four all had 3 course and all dishes were good...More

2  Thank Milly_on_his_travels
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here for over 20 years, going as a teenager with my parents. I now take my children. Food is great and service is second to none

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had a table of 4 booked for 9:15 on a very busy Saturday night for my mum's birthday. We arrived about 8:45 and sat in the small bar area where we enjoyed some drinks and looked at the menu. My parents new what they were...More

Thank Bubbless92
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went to Alvaros about 5 years ago and enjoyed our meal there very much, so when we received the gift of a meal as a Christmas present we thought we would revisit. We arrived about 5 minutes early and were immediately bundled into the...More

1  Thank Citycoastcat
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was our first time dining at this restaurant we were in a group of 4 having a meal before going to the Cliffs Pavilion. Upon arriving our booking was not there but the waiter said no problem and we waited in the bar area...More

2  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Very good menu..lovely selection..with a lot of different unusual dishes..service very good..food excellent..Will be back

Thank bigbarryEssex
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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 grj193 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual if fine.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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