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Restaurante don Quijote

119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-7976
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Ranked #2 of 125 Restaurants in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $31
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
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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Wilmington, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I have never been to Spain, and my first experience at this restaurant was as a high school student for Spanish Class. Let me start with the owners, they are involved in the community big time. Multiple events throughout the year, charity events, customer appreciation events, trips to Spain with food tours that they invite anyone to come along ect.... More

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Harbert, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well worth the visit, the cuisine compares favorably to what you will find in Madrid, or any other central/southern city in Spain. Fried foods (croquetas, vegetable fritters) are light and tasty. The croqueta recipe is not quite as creamy as you will find in Spain, but fluffy, extremely well prepared, and very tasty. Seafood dishes (shrimp, octopus) are fresh, beautifully... More

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Porter, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. The tapas were wonderful. The food was outstanding. Excellent service! I will go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Last time I was here was over 20 years ago, and it has done noting but improve and improve. Host and hostess are absolutely top notch, location is cozy but not too small. All the apps, mains, and desserts were out of this world. Be sure to have some of the homemade sangria. Easily on my top 25 restaurants on... More

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Chesterton, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Pricey, if we didn't have gift certificates from our family we couldn't have afforded the $140 for the two of us on June 21, 2014 for our anniversary. The shrimp with wine and Spanish ham appetizers were good. Their Spanish menu on line gives two appetizer prices $5.95, $11.95 but the waiter had no idea of that pricing. We each... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our visit to Don Quijote for dinner was on a very hot Tuesday evening. The menu is very well developed and reasonable priced. There were many authentic Spanish Tapas and entrees. The service was excellent. However, the food was not up to standard. An order of Lomo De Cerdo Con Pimientos was overcooked and tough; an order of Paella Valenciana... More

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West Chester, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband, who is from Spain, our daughter, and I detoured to Valparaiso on our way to Chicago as we had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while (my husband saw their billboard on I-65 between Indianapolis and Chicago). We arrived for an early dinner, but the place was busy by the time we were done. We had... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Carlos and Elena bring the best of Spain to Valpo diners. So gracious and hospitable and the menu caters to all tastes. There is often entertainment for dining pleasure tho the food is enough to entertain your palate. Love the Sangria, too!

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Long Beach, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Acoustic guitar music playing on stage enhanced our dinner experience. Individual paella was delicious, appreciated the individual serving. Sangria was blended and presented well, not too sweet, delicious! The owners were extremely friendly, making our large party feel welcomed and comfortable. A great place to linger and enjoy!

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Crown Point, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I must say after wanting to go here for years I finally went to this place. We had a Groupon for it so that was also a deciding factor. The food was amazing. They also had the best Sangria I've tasted in a while (as my mom put it it tastes like the homemade Italian red wine my great grandma... More

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