Alvaro's Restaurant

(79 Reviews)
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LB
Portuguese, European
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Top offer

2 courses for £17.50 per person or 3 courses 23.50 per person

This offer is available from May 22, 2018 until August 23, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £25
Food spend: £41

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 17:30 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday: 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 20:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant
(based on 79 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (69)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (19)
  • luxury (20)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (37)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (10)
  • By John F from Rayleigh
    6 July 2019

    Welcoming attentive staff. Large varied menu including ‘specials’. Cosy atmosphere. Food well cooked and presented. A special night out. Birthdays celebrated by the staff and other customers with singing and candles.

  • By Jonathan M from Rochford
    29 May 2019

    5 year Anniversary evening dinner with my lovely wife. Always going to be a front runner is "Alvaro's", like the surroundings, the service and the location (tucked away, almost discreetly). The menu is plentiful and the wine list enormous and the staff do know their 'onions' about the choices. I had steak this time which isn't always my first choice, the serving was good - very big and the presentation very tasteful! I always look forward to the Alvaro experience and won't leave it so lon next time.

  • By Mary P from Southend on sea
    8 May 2019

    Excellent. Service is very good and the food was delicious

  • By David D from Westcliff on sea.essex
    1 May 2019

    Excellent food.attentive and professional staff.wonderful experience.

  • By Martin W from Canvey Island
    25 April 2019

    Excellent little Portuguese restaurant! Food was fantastic, especially the Flambé. Bananas for desert. All served with Silver Service. Very extensive menu, it took some time to make our selection. Staff were very friendly and we will be returning to this little jewel.

  • By Paul F from Westcliff-on-Sea
    16 March 2019

    Exspensive for what it was

  • By Roy S from Southend on sea
    9 March 2019

    Been coming here for years mostly special occasions always great food and service.

  • By Gary H from Leigh-on-Sea
    22 February 2019

    Really enjoyed the restaurant. The food was lovely but the portion sizes were a bit too generous.

  • By Ivor F from Leigh on Sea
    21 February 2019

    We've been going to Alvaros for many years. Never dissapoints on food and service. Traditional values carried out professionally. It's the first restaurant that i would recommend to anyone who asks. Must book at weekends!!

  • By Ann T from Southend
    17 February 2019

    Great place

Restaurant Location Map
Alvaro's Restaurant
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LB

Available offers

  • 2 courses for £17.50 per person or 3 courses 23.50 per person

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