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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“beef tartare” (3 reviews)
“brie” (3 reviews)
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French, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My bridal party took me to Chaval for my bachelorette party this last weekend. The food, service, and atmosphere must have been the best I have ever experienced. We had the Brie toast, the patatas bravas, lettuce and Nut salad, North spore shrooms, the halibut,...More

1  Thank rebeccasither
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bad first - the service was terrible. We had to look for and flag down the server a couple of times just to get a refilled bottle of water. She would disappear for long (as in half hour) stretches without checking in on us....More

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ilma l, Owner at Chaval, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and for checking us out. We are working hard to cover the gaps. We would like for you to give us a second change; we won’t disappoint. Best Ilma Lopez

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Chaval for brunch on Sunday, April 15. We couldn't be more pleased with our experience. The vodka and sherry (!) bloody marys were amazing. I enjoyed the tartiflette brunch which was absolutely delicious. My husband enjoyed the duck sin-a-bun...More

1  Thank cdel718
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My wife found this restaurant through an Instagram feed because it highlighted BOTH James Beard nominees at this restaurant. That's right, TWO nominees here. We'll start with a very unique and pleasing cocktail menu. Very satisfied with the drinks. We had the brie for a...More

1  Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Had a wonderful evening here, relaxing and trying all sorts of nibbles at the bar, started with some warm olives and a bourbon drink - perfectly made and refreshing but with enough content to be serious. Then moved on to the Pate, some eggs, an...More

2  Thank Lincoln H
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had a delicious dinner here! We're big foodies but we don't eat a lot, so we shared a bunch of things. Loved the brie and caramelized onion toast and the turbot with brown butter special. And the tradicional dessert was fantastic. Wonderfully chocolatey. An...More

2  Thank MangiaMaven3
Reviewed 5 March 2018

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 3 March 2018 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

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09:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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  • Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-1110
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