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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
Average
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.

This is my 3rd visit over 3 Years Approx.
Every time I go the Staff are brilliant very atentive and nothing is an Issue
As for the food its to Die for !!

Rod 19 November 2018
from Westcliff

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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

4.8 ((((( (based on 37 reviews)
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  • dinner (33)
  • romantic (20)
  • lunch (9)
  • luxury (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • value (5)
  • business (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 19 November 2018 by Rod from Westcliff

    This is my 3rd visit over 3 Years Approx.
    Every time I go the Staff are brilliant very atentive and nothing is an Issue
    As for the food its to Die for !!

  • ((((( 13 November 2018 by Raymond from Canvey Island

    We had a lovely time the food and service was excellent. Good atmosphere.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Sally from Southend-on-Sea

    Wonderful food, cooked to perfection. Only downside is a little expensive, but is worth it

  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Christine from Maldon

    Very impressed
    Decor and bar and staff welcoming when we arrived early
    Menu choice very interesting and varied
    Loved the traditional Portuguese options
    Service excellent and very friendly
    Definitely want to go again ASAP

  • ((((* 18 October 2018 by Paul from Essex

    We four dined at Alvaro's this week and had a marvellous evening. It's been a long time since I dined at an 'old skool' restaurant with lots of soft furnishings, carpet, window dressing, low/no musak and white tablecloths, it made a great change. On the whole the food was good, with one poor course (sadly ordered by the 3 others). We had 3 starters: 1 x seafood platter (apparently excellent) & 2 x Lobster soups - good. The others all had Sole Thermidor which was very disappointing as the fish (which in the classic recipe is Dover Sole, was in fact Lemon Sole). The sauce was tasteless and watery with no 'body', the lobster garnish was OK. I had the marvellous Scallop, Scampi and Prawn Flambe which had a lovely taste, lots of delicious seafood & mushrooms and the sauce was delicious. For dessert we had 1 x lemon merengue roulade, a Grand Marnier Orang and I had the excellent baked blue-berry cheesecake. Apparently the roulade was delicious, the orange had no/little liquor in it which was remedied upon request. We had a couple go bottles of wine, one pre-prandial cocktail each and 2 x coffees.

    Bill was around £270

    All in, we had a great evening, I would recommend Alvaro's, but would caution having the Sole Waleska.

  • ((((( 16 October 2018 by Richard from Southend -on-Sea

    We’ve been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. There is a wide choice of delicious food on the menu and. A wine list to match. The staff are attentive and friendly and they make you feel welcome. On a Saturday evening with every table occupied the place can seem a little cramped but really this just adds to the atmosphere. Service is well managed so you don’t feel rushed, nor do you have to wait long between each course. We can,t wait to go again.

  • ((((( 25 September 2018 by Barry from Burnham on Crouch

    Food, service and staff excellent as always.

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Stephen from Southend-on-Sea

    Alvaros is the best restaurant in town. Superb food.

  • ((((( 15 August 2018 by Karen from Hadleigh, Benfleet

    Another lovely meal at Alvaro's. Always a great atmosphere, with friendly efficient staff who cannot do enough for you to make your evening perfect. The menu is so extensive, you're spoilt for choice, which I have found in other restaurants not to be a good thing... but Alvaro's has always surpassed my expectations of the quality of their food. Would highly recommend.

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Rog from London

    Fabulous food ...exquisite service !!

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