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

Excellent. Service is very good and the food was delicious

Mary 11 May 2019
from Southend 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

Contact +44 1702335840

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Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant

4.8 ((((( (based on 63 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (55)
  • romantic (31)
  • luxury (15)
  • private dining (15)
  • lunch (14)
  • business (10)
  • large parties (10)
  • value (9)
  • entertainment (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Clive from Wickford

    Alvaros has always been one of my favourite local restaurants they didn't disappoint this time. The food is great and the waiting staff are top class. They serve the food beautifully and there are no annoying interruptions to see if "everything is alright" because they have faith in the food they serve and they are so observant that if you were not enjoying your meal I'm certain they would approach and correct any problems.

  • ((((( 6 May 2018 by Jc from Westcliff

    Finest quality and service once again

  • ((((( 1 May 2018 by Anthony from Southend

    I’ve been going to this restaurant for years and I can guarantee the food is always fantastic . The staff are the same and that says a lot. The mushrooms stuffed with cheese and garlic is excellent . The restaurant is quite small but very friendly just what we like some of these big chains are impersonal.i would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • ((((( 27 April 2018 by Sue from Rochford

    We love this restaurant. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and amazing food

  • ((((( 12 April 2018 by Julie from Southend on Sea

    Everyone at Alvaro’s is always pleasant and accommodating. I have eaten here quite a few times & for different reasons but the staff are always the same.
    Food is very good but decor is a little dated but acceptable, clean and always welcoming.

  • ((((( 12 April 2018 by Chris from Langdon Hills

    Do not give personal opinions on public websites

  • ((((( 3 April 2018 by Dave from Westcliff-on-sea

    Great menu choices including excellent vegetarian options, staff delightful and attentive as usual.

  • ((((( 17 March 2018 by Ivor from Southend on sea

    As always the most wonderful food, lovely atmosphere and superb service. The variety of the menu is fantastic - and the crepe suzzettes are out of this world !!

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