Tapas in Chaves

Paprika & Cacau

Right in the historic heart of Chaves, with views of the castle, this quaint Galician-owned restaurant serves up locally sourced Spanish-style treats in portions larger than normal tapas but smaller than full meals.

Portuguese in Chaves


Carvalho’s top-notch regional dishes have earned recognition as some of Portugal’s best. It is hidden away amid the cluster of parkside cafes opposite the Jardim do Tabolado.

Bakery in Chaves

Forno Regional João Padeiro

Snack on tasty regional treats at this corner bakery, including the trademark folar de Chaves (big pillowy loaves filled with bacon and local smoked pork sausages such as linguiça and salpicão).

Bakery in Chaves

Pastelaria Maria

Look for the bright blue door of this tiny bakery, which whips up the best pasteis de Chaves (flaky turnovers filled with ground meat) in town.