€ A Talha (276 342 191. R. Comendador Pereira da Silva, 6; closed on Saturdays.) This restaurant, located in the Chaves barracks, offers the classic flavours of northern cuisine. Well worth sampling the home-made desserts.
ADEGA DO FAUSTINO
€ Adega do Faustino (276 322 142. Travessa do Olival; closed on Sundays).This establishment in the historic centre of Chaves recalls the inns of days gone by. It is spacious and decorated in traditional style, with a corridor full of barrels, traditional Portuguese paving on the floor and a counter that is around 60 years old and 15 metres long – the focal point of the building, which has been reconstructed around it.
€€ Carvalho (276 321 727. Alameda Tabolado, bloco 4; closed at dinnertime on Sundays and all day on Mondays). Situated near the thermal springs park. The cuisine has won several awards.
€ Leonel (276 323 188. Campo da Roda; closed on Mondays). Located opposite the aerodrome, this family restaurant offers a limited but excellent menu.
TAVERNA DO SÃO FRANCISCO
€ Taverna do São Francisco (Forte de São Francisco; closed on Sundays and Mondays.) Located inside the fort. Serves regional dishes. Traditional cheeses and smoked sausages hang from the ceiling.