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Restaurante don Quijote

119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-7976
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Ranked #4 of 122 restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Michigan Ave.
Description: Don Quijote Restaurant, the heart of Spain in the heart of Valparaiso. We have been ahead of the "Tapas" trend for the last 26 years!! Serving Spanish cuisine since 1985 and featuring over two dozen different tapas, including, Octopus, Galician style meat pastries and the traditional "Tortilla Espanola", Spanish potato omelet. Our menu doesn"t stop there,but goes on to feature an array of tantalizing entrees, from fresh seafood, like Swordfish and Salmon to succulent Castilian style roast Lamb. The food is sure to please and fortify any traveler who might be roming the countryside. The National dish of Spain is the Paella, and we offer four different versions: Marinera, Vegetarian, Black and Valenciana. Delicious Homemade desserts round out our extensive menu. Our decor, complete with street lamps an a fountain, will transport you, to any out door cafe in Spain. "INDIANA'S ONLY SPANISH RESTAURANT"
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78% Recommend
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English first
Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a favorite restaurant in Valparaiso, even though I don't get to eat out much. As a vegetarian, I am more limited on the menu choices, but Carlos makes a mean veg paella! You just have to ask for it. The Portuguese salad and gazpacho are other favorites. Great food, great wine, and hospitality second to none. The proprietor... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Its Spanish not Mexican, so don't think tacos. Very flavorful food and variety. Carlos (owner) is first class human being. Visits with everyone in his restaurant like old friends.feels like you travelled far but yet close to home.

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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It seems like we ended up trying nearly the whole tapas menu. Good tapas is hard to come and this was good tapas. The service is welcoming and the ambience relaxed. A definite Indiana Dunes must do.

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Noblesville, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

From the moment we walked into this restaurant, our experience was top notch, beyond what we ever expected. Recommended by owners of the bed and breakfast that we stayed at. My husband had the pan-fried sea bass and it was amazing. The flan was TO DIE FOR. And the port dessert wine afterwards just topped off what will be one... More

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Warrenville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

When you enter the restaurant the murals make it look like a Spanish Courtyard with lovely set tables and background music. We arrived early (3AM) so we sat down and ordered a half pitcher of limonata (white sangria with lemon-lime and peaches) which was very good. My wife wanted to try the tapas, so she ordered the Empanada (very good)... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing from the ambience to the food. It has an old chicago feel to it. The owner comes out and mingles with the guest and the food is great. The appetizers are great and the main meals. I have been eating here for years and the only complaint I have is that I eat too much great... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I've eaten here many times. Everything was excellent & consistent. I like the idea that the owners, not just the service people ask how the meal is. Very tasty Sherry to finish the night.

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Wheaton, IL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Went with a large party to Don Quijote. The tapas was great, the sangria better, and and the service even better. We were treated to complimentary port by the chef/owner who was charming. I live in Illinois but want to come back just to eat.

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wheaton IL
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90 reviews 90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Great time, great service, owner came out and thanked us for our business and gave us some port to enjoy! We ordered many tapas to pass squid, potato salad, olives, all great! Sea bass, swordfish, crab legs, steaks all wonderful with a Spanish touch! Flan, pear in wine, and few other desserts all outstanding! Will return

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Michigan City, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a variety of very well prepared spanish food. All was delicious and service was excellent. Nice quiet and relaxing atmosphere. It is pricey but worth a visit for a special meal.

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