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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 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 3 weeks ago 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 26 June 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 8 June 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 4 June 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 21 May 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 14 April 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 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

1  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
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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
Rae S
26 February 2015|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
They had bottled beer/lagers and if I remember correctly a Portuguese one on draft which was very nice. An extensive wine list and soft drinks also available.
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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
00:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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