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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
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunday evening at Alvaro's with friends. Always welcoming: very friendly and efficient staff: food could not be bettered. So good we are back there this evening!

Thank Paul S
Southend, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been some time since we had last visited and as it was our 40th wedding anniversary I decided we would go for that. We had booked for a 5pm table and arrived early, where we were shown to the small bar area and asked for our overcoats, well it is cold outside. As we had already bought ourselves... More 

Thank Dave276
Rochford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the best food you can get in the Southend on Sea area. It is also possibly the most expensive. Of course Mrs.Jomira absolutely loved it. She liked the food too!. Service and food are excellent. She swore she had never been there before which doesn't accord with my recollection. Must have been some other gorgeous young woman.... More 

Thank jomira6830
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only restaurant I know that still makes its own melba toast. Very rich, well-cooked food. Lovely cosy atmosphere.

Thank MLM2666
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best restaurant in the area - bar none! The choice of food is amazing and the service in very good.

Thank grj193
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went as a guest of a lady who was having a birthday party, one of those with an 0 at the end! Very comprehensive menu and wine list. Service was very good, neither slow nor a feeling that we were being rushed. Decanting the wine was a good plus point, I thought. Any criticism, well only one! This was the... More 

Thank W J R
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having holidayed in Portugal and enjoyed the food we thought it would be nice to try a Portuguese restaurant. We were staying in Southend overnight for a music concert nearby. The service was very good, there were plenty of staff (it was a Wednesday night so not particularly busy). I was surprised at the extensive menu which included at least... More 

Thank Mandyalex
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was served dinner on a busy Friday night as part of a group of 10 which provided a real challenge for the staff. They proved to be more than worthy and produced a performance that can only be described as "stella". Well done. There is a large menu offering a wide choice of dishes with a Portugese flavour. Each... More 

Thank richardcjarman
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163 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years and years and this is the first time that we left with not such a good feeling. Prices have been rising steadily and I have never complained at paying for quality but on this special Birthday Sunday lunch standards just did not really cut it. Unfortunately an incident occurred on a close by... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good meal was enjoyed by all. Menu was creative ans servoce excellent. Somewhat expensive but justified by the quality of food. Desserts were excellent and good selection. Only criticism is I felt there were too many tables - more space would have made the evening perfect. No car park but that was not a problem as plenty of parking... More 

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?