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Alvaro's Portuguese Restaurant

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32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
+44 1702 335840
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The evening was ok, it just wasn't wow and that's what we were expecting. Maybe it was were we were sitting or just one of those nights! The restaurant was busy, we waited ages for our wine and then wine and starters arrived together. The white wine didn't follow us to the table and we waited again until the right... More 

Thank Nicky S
Rochford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and myself like to tell everyone what a great night we had. Atmosphere great, company great, waiters great, food fabulous. We will return. Thanks..

Thank vanner264
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Alvaro's still is the best restaurant in the Borough of Southend by far. Alvaro's has a huge choice of food so much it takes a while to make your selection. Recommended without hesitation. Go, and give your tastebuds a thrill. :-)

1 Thank David L
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

On entering the restaurant it is like going back in time. but don't be fooled by the wood chip wall paper and 1970's furniture. The menu is large with something for everyone, my table of four all had 3 course and all dishes were good portions sizes and very tasty. The service was also very good, welcoming and not over... More 

1 Thank Milly_on_his_travels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I have been eating here for over 20 years, going as a teenager with my parents. I now take my children. Food is great and service is second to none

1 Thank Steven W
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Had a table of 4 booked for 9:15 on a very busy Saturday night for my mum's birthday. We arrived about 8:45 and sat in the small bar area where we enjoyed some drinks and looked at the menu. My parents new what they were having - they have the same every time because they enjoy it so much. Food... More 

Thank Bubbless92
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went to Alvaros about 5 years ago and enjoyed our meal there very much, so when we received the gift of a meal as a Christmas present we thought we would revisit. We arrived about 5 minutes early and were immediately bundled into the tiny bar, where there were no seats left as about 8 people were waiting. We... More 

Thank Citycoastcat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This was our first time dining at this restaurant we were in a group of 4 having a meal before going to the Cliffs Pavilion. Upon arriving our booking was not there but the waiter said no problem and we waited in the bar area where we were supplied with drinks and given the menu which had a large selection... More 

1 Thank Craig B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very good menu..lovely selection..with a lot of different unusual dishes..service very good..food excellent..Will be back

Thank bigbarryEssex
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The BEST Portuguese Restaurant in Essex dining with style in a beautiful atmosphere. Fantastic menu both for food with an extensive wine list. Very clean decor with a bar area to visit before being invited to sit at your table if you wish. No rush just take your time choseing your food having a G&T or bottle of wine. Some... More 

1 Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$35
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32-34 St. Helens Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 335840

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?