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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Michigan Ave.)
12194627976
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations
Description: Don Quijote Restaurant, the heart of Spain in the heart of Valparaiso. We...
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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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Different from the "norm"

Very fun atmosphere and very good food. The jamon de serrano is a must as is the garlic potato salad. If you want something totally different from the norm, it is the place to go.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
lora h
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a mixed review. The food was very good, came in a reasonable amount of time and was hot. The bad was the service. When we arrived the restaurant was not crowed - inside or out - and the patrons there looked to all have been served. It appeared, at least, that the servers were not over whelmed. We... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very fun atmosphere and very good food. The jamon de serrano is a must as is the garlic potato salad. If you want something totally different from the norm, it is the place to go.

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I wanted to pick a restaurant for our 4th Wedding Anniversary and I could not have been more pleased with my pick. We honeymooned in Madrid, Spain and Don Quijote brought that day alive once again. Love, Love the decor of the restaurant, brought us back to the streets of Spain. Food was wonderful. For starters we had the shrimp... More 

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Westville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Just ate at Don Quijote tonight for the first time ever. I dined in with a friend because I heard through the grape vine that on Tuesday it's half-off Sangrita and Tapas. Well, not only was this true, but the waiting staff was excellent. In particular, our very own server was Becky, an she went above and beyond to make... More 

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Palos Heights
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our server was great, very attentive, split the checks and offered dining suggestions. The Tapas was excellent and our friends had the paella and loved it.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have eaten at this establishment 6-10 times over the course of a few years. However, I have not returned in almost 1 year. The food was good. It was not exceptional. I would still most likely make a night of it occasionally but was offended by the behavior of one of the owners towards my girlfriend and I. She... More 

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Chicago
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love tapas and this restaurant is an expert in tapas. Wonderful service and terrific, authentic Spanish food. You can't go wrong. A great place to have dinner with friends.

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Saguatuck, MI
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The food here is really good and so is their Sangria. Stopped in on my wife's birthday as we drove through town. Commented to the waiter that we were eating light because we were going out in the evening for my wife's birthday. After we finished the lunch, they brought us birthday dessert with a delicious apple dish and two... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We used a group on coupon & ordered limonada ( similar to white wine sangria) & were not impressed. Especially didn't like the cinammon, but drink was very bland. We ordered 4 tapas which were fair. Too much onion in the tortilla a la española for my taste. The albóndigas (meatballs) were tasty, but nothing spectacular. The Patatas Ali-oli are... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A delicious meal for appetizers to dessert. We went with another couple and all 4 of us enjoyed every bite. We all had different dishes and shared them. Everything was wonderful. Many Spanish dishes we had never tried before. We can all hardly wait to go back. We are also sorry we didn't dine here before.

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Additional Information about Restaurante don Quijote

Address: 119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone Number: 12194627976
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
Cuisine: Spanish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (Michigan Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 12194627976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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"
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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