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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“sundae” (2 reviews)
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French, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I sat at the bar during "Vermouth" hour and enjoyed the bar specials - vermut, sherry, and food. In Spain it is common for tapas bars to have vermut (the Spanish spelling) on tap. Chaval's is not on tap, although they do have a sherry...More

2  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chaval to meet up with some friends/colleagues. We had some drinks and shared small plates. The staff was on top of everything making sure we had everything we needed. There was a great selection of mixed cocktails that were perfectly crafted. The food...More

2  Thank bettybye
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Yum. Yum. Yum. What a find! This tiny little place was a little slice of heaven! Food was delectable! Prices in line with any other really good restaurant in town. Everything tasted fresh and was prepared beautifully. I had the scallops and they were melt...More

2  Thank CarolH0104
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Two of us tried Chaval for dinner. We were underwhelmed for the most part. We both found the drinks to be tasty and enjoyed the brie toast with caramelized onions. Otherwise we can not recommend anything else. We had a salad which was advertised to...More

Thank E2207
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Our first visit to this restaurant. The staff was very helpful with the menu and maintained a low pressure approach. The food was excellent, but sharing requires people with the same likes

1  Thank craig k
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Chaval does not disappoint. Excellent food, Friendly Service, Great Cocktails/Mocktails, and Phenomenal Dessert. Enjoy a great meal!

1  Thank EC1962
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Small European type restaurant not on tourist path. My new go to place for brunch. Dinner looks good by the menu with a Spanish and French flair.

1  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We went to Chaval with great expectation. We had heard it was amazing. Our experience was just "Meh'. We started with the potato leek soup which was good, but not outstanding. It came in a little teacup which was 3/4 full. I had the quail...More

1  Thank Anne O
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are going to keep working on getting better everyday and we need our guest honest opinions during their meal for us to be able to change an evening of just ok to a great experience. Unfortunately we didn't get...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

We visited Chaval on a Saturday night and it was very busy but service didn't suffer. Our group shared several small plates that were satisfactory. My main course was good and I enjoyed the opportunity to do some tasting. However, the food was a solid...More

Thank taralaf
Reviewed 1 December 2017

The owners of Chaval really deliver an excellent dining experience. From the inventive cocktails to the sublime tapas, this is a delicious dining addition to Portland. It's good value, the staff is attentive and the food is inventive. That said, parking can be a challenge...More

1  Thank CaraMHutchins
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-1110
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