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Alvaro's Restaurant

32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7LB

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  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
  • Alvaro's Restaurant - Essex
Main course: £25
Food spend: £41
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday & Saturday: 17:30 - 00:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 00:00
Sunday: 15:00 - 00:00.

friendly staff

Reg 15 February 2019
from westcliff on sea

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Established back in 1977, Alvaro's Restaurant is a long-running favourite in Southend-on-Sea. Offering diners a warm welcome and a comfortable setting, a signature menu of Portuguese specialities is served along with other international additions.

The Alvaro's Restaurant menu features a wonderfully authentic collection of traditional Portuguese delicacies, all made to closely guarded family recipes. Start off with traditional soups made with lobster and brandy, or fresh grilled Portuguese sardines, before moving on to hearty mains like the medallions of wild boar marinated in white wine, port, garlic and herbs.

Some dishes at Alvaro's Restaurant in Southend-on-Sea are also prepared right at the table for that added bit of theatre, including Steak Madeirense, while the vast wine list includes bottles from across Europe, including premium sparking options.

A true taste of traditional Portuguese dining, Alvaro's Restaurant is just 10 minutes' walk from Westcliff-on-Sea Rail Station.

Alvaro's Restaurant

32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7LB

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Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant

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Recommended for

  • dinner (44)
  • romantic (26)
  • luxury (13)
  • private dining (13)
  • lunch (12)
  • large parties (7)
  • value (7)
  • business (6)
  • entertainment (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 20 February 2019 by Ann from Southend

    Great place

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Alanna from Southend on Sea

    Amazing food and lovely owners. Really welcoming x

  • ((((( 18 February 2019 by Paul from Chelmsford Essex

    Absolutely perfect experience. Excellent personal service and food is exquisite. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • ((((( 18 February 2019 by Sean from Stanford

    Alvaro’s was amazing from beginning to end! Could not have been welcomed into the restaurant any better than we were! The staff could not help you enough which just adds to the 3 course meal that we had, each course being as nice as the other! We both ordered different steaks that were both cooked in front of us at the table, and they were both cooked perfectly to how we wanted it and he taste was unreal! it is by far the best restaurant my partner and myself have been to and we will be going back again in the future!!

  • ((((( 15 February 2019 by Reg from westcliff on sea

    friendly staff

  • ((((( 9 February 2019 by Joao from Colchester

    The place was just amazing, food service and cleanliness every one was super special samir’s was a great host and explain how old and great that place is thank you Álvaros for a great lunch

  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Barry from Burnham on Crouch Essex

    Great service, All staff friendly and helpful, Lovely food with large portions
    Good wine and Nice ambience. Have been coming here with family and friends for years, and will
    Continue to do so. Highly Recommend.

  • ((((( 20 January 2019 by Warren from Benfleet

    Easy online booking, friendy staff made you feel welcome. Food was excellent, highly recommended!

  • ((((( 17 January 2019 by Ruth from Chelmsford

    We had a very good experience at Alvaro's. Everyone enjoyed their food.........we all had something different. I chose off the vegetarian menu and the vegetable sizzler was very tasty. There is actually quite a good vegetarian menu. My family enjoyed both chicken and seafood dishes. The service was friendly and professional. I would recommend.....

  • ((((( 15 January 2019 by Angie from White Notley

    Dined with 6 friends after a matinee. Lovely friendly restaurant. Liked being able to sit in a private area with drinks to look at menu. So much choice! We all said we would like to go a there were so many other things to try. I had traditional Portuguese soup followed by oriented noodles, which were both delicious & plentiful.

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