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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“churros” (7 reviews)
“brie” (4 reviews)
French, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank howard k
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming.

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank CS1Portland
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank Meghan B
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank travelingirish
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Barrett G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great dinner last night at Chaval. The food was excellent, and the service was good. The meal was authentic, and the dishes were very tasty. We had the mussles (delish) and a bunch of starters. The North Spore Shrooms dish was particularly...More

1  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service here are incredible! Amazing menu. Tends to get crowded, might be worth it to make a reservation ahead of time.

1  Thank JahmiPerez
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming!!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to try Chaval by friends who spend the summer trying new and different restaurants in Portland. We started with a tomato appetizer, then we split the coq au vin for two, and finished with the churros. Everything we ordered we thoroughly enjoyed....More

1  Thank RJR411
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

See you next summer. Thank you for coming!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early dinner and they were able to seat us immediately on outdoor patio which was wonderful. The mural on the back of the building is quite impressive and the outdoor lighting was a nice touch. The wait staff was very...More

1  Thank rocky1pal
ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Grateful to have guest like you.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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