Restaurante Carvalho is located in the historical centre of Chaves, next to the Chaves Spa. Since its opening in 1992, it has maintained the same high standards and values held by its mentor, José Manuel Lopes de Carvalho: professionalism, high quality, attention to detail, and authenticity in the preparation and choice of ingredients.

This is a family business, run by Mrs. Ilda Lobo, who is also the head cook with over 36 years experience, and by her eldest daughter, Manuela Carvalho. They both guarantee the culinary tradition and the personalized service for which the restaurant is famous.

Restaurante Carvalho is a national gastronomic landmark, having been awarded several prizes in national gastronomic contests by specialized magazines (The Best Restaurants in Portugal). It is also recommended by the Michelin Guide and it has received numerous recommendations from prominent figures in Portuguese society.
The restaurant offers a uniquely magical, personal and pleasant environment. The focus is on the use of authentic traditional ingredients from the region of Trás-os-Montes, combined with a spirit of innovation, while keeping up with current food trends.


Celebration of generosity of transmontana soul ...

Environment magical, unique, personal, rich in feeling ...




Refinement, where the details are not lacking ...

Innovation, the pace of new trends ...