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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.

Food, service and staff excellent as always.

Barry 25 September 2018
from Burnham on Crouch

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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

Contact +44 1702335840

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Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant

4.8 ((((( (based on 31 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (27)
  • romantic (16)
  • lunch (9)
  • luxury (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • value (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 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 !!

  • ((((* 30 July 2018 by William from Essex

    Good food good staff would I return probably

  • ((((( 29 July 2018 by Wendy from Southend-on-Sea

    Over the many years that we have visited this restaurant, it never fails to please. Such a comfortable and special place to eat. We both had different house wine by the glass which was excellent. There is so much delicious food to choose from. And the sweet trolley is lip-smacking!

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by David from Up Holland

    First class food and service as usual. I’ve been coming here for something like 25 years and it’s always good.

  • ((((( 18 July 2018 by Shoky from Billericay

    An excellent restaurant. A fine dining restaurant with some of the dishes cooked at your table. Shame restaurants like this don't exist anymore. It has all become too contemporary. Anybody who enjoys fine food, wine and excellent service must visit this place. Their Dover Sole is to die for.

  • ((((( 28 June 2018 by Angela from Westcliff on sea

    Cozy and homely restaurant serving good quality freshly cooked food in a traditional way. Excellent service and a very impressive affordable wine list too.

  • (((** 7 June 2018 by Paul from Braintree

    Service was excellent but unfortunately the food was average.

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