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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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17:00 - 22:00 Hours
French, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chaval is a Spanish restaurant with a lovely and unique Tapas menu along with choices for entree's if you are looking for a full dinner. We decided to just order from the Tapas menu so we could try several of their dishes. Our waiter was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank beetrvln
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chaval Two thumbs DOWN!! Arriving 15 minutes early (4:45) Damp cold evening. Slush on roadside. Typical winter in Maine. Planned to order a bottle of wine and wait for our two guests to arrive for our 5 PM reservation. Door was locked! Made a call...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank edavide0602
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know how you feel. Unfortunately we couldn’t acchive your standards. We will do anything in our hands for our guest and the only thing we ask in return is to be polite and kind. Our apologies if we ask to...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Thank you Cheval! my husband and i celebrated our 28th anniversary at Cheval. we arrived early but the hostess seated us immediately. Our wait person, Susannah, was available, and extremely helpful, throughout the meal - giving accurate descriptions and recommendations. We had potates bravas, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank jfwnlv
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The atmosphere and food were wonderful. Very Farm to Table and unique. We loved the small plate appetizer selections along with full entrees.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Susan J
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you!!!!! We have a blast cooking and is so rewarding knowing that people like it as much as we do. Once again thank you for letting us know.

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Had dinner last night with my wife and friends. Many things about this restaurant scream 'mediocre', at best. The bar is in the middle of the restaurant, and the background noise was so loud that we struggled to hear our waitress, who was very tolerant...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank howard k
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you for coming.

Reviewed 15 September 2018

To begin we thought the bar staff were outstanding. This is a busy spot with a good HH from 5 to 6. HH includes several daily small plates and some sherry, sangria and vermouths. The food is well presented and quite tasty, and the staff...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank CS1Portland
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Glad to have you in, we are constantly changing our wine selection. Looking forward to see you for our vermouth hour, seven day a week from 5pm-6pm. Thank you for your feedback. Best Ilma Lopez

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We had an intimate wedding reception dinner here. The atmosphere and menu was exactly what we wanted-adventurous, well priced and local feel. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. They made us feel welcome and catered to various allergy needs.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Meghan B
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

We are so happy that you made us part of your special day. Thank you for thinking of us. Much love Ilma Lopez

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Some French / Spanish restaurants sound great but just do not deliver. This place delivers! Fantastic meal. Perfect timing on courses and Leena the bartender is poetry in motion! Get a bar table and watch her do her special magic- and I do not drink!!!!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank travelingirish
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much. Feel blessed for your support Best Ilma Lopez

Reviewed 5 September 2018

We booked a table at Chaval because we had heard great things about its cooking and because it's a brother/sister of Piccolo Restaurant, already one of our favorites in the foodie-mad city of Portland. In simple terms, Chaval is terrific. A wonderful selection of Spanish...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 27 August 2018

My friend and I enjoyed a perfect dinner last week. The menu was well done without being too large yet offers something for everyone. We shared four items from the small plate menu and with each delivery from the waitress we were impressed. The waitress...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Barrett G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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Spanish and French inspired Bistro in Portlands West End, serving local food, amazing desserts, craft cocktails, and a well selected Wine , Spirits and Beer list
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