Alvaro's Restaurant

(81 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 81 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (20)
  • luxury (21)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (38)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (10)
  • 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

  • By Alanna D from Southend on Sea
    16 February 2019

    Amazing food and lovely owners. Really welcoming x

  • By Sean B from Stanford
    15 February 2019

    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!!

  • By Paul S from Chelmsford Essex
    13 February 2019

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

  • By Reg R from westcliff on sea
    12 February 2019

    friendly staff

  • By Joao M from Colchester
    3 February 2019

    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

  • By Barry C from Burnham on Crouch Essex
    26 January 2019

    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.

  • By Warren P from Benfleet
    17 January 2019

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

  • By Ruth W from Chelmsford
    13 January 2019

    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.....

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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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