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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462 (Michigan Ave.)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The live flamenco is great.. The food is delicious. They have a little store with imports from Spain.. Really nice

Thank Guillermo M
Valparaiso, Indiana
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place should be great. It has character, it has passionate owners, and the cuisine is unique and becoming much trendier (even though this place has been here a long time). The location is fantastic, it has outdoor seating in good weather... it has everything it should take to be great. But it is usually not great. I have been... More 

Thank boilerjeff21
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an authentic Spanish Food - can't get better that this anywhere locally, including Chicago area. We miss Spanish food( we are from Spain); thank God Don Quixote is within our reach. Carlos the Chef is very personable - checks on the customers and takes time chatting with you. If you are fortunate to be there during the Flamenco... More 

Thank Raul E
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the first time my friends and I went to this restaurant. We picked it because of the location, and because it was open on a Monday. We were pleasantly surprised. The place was charming, the food was wonderful and the wait staff was perfect and the owner, Carlos even came to our table to welcome us. We felt... More 

Thank janiceberg
Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been eating at Don Quijote's since it first opened. Always great food & service. Enjoy sending guests from the Inn at Aberdeen who have a great time. Weekend traditiobal live music.

Thank John J
Valparaiso, IN
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for something a little different and interesting this is the place. The food is amazing and fresh. The owner and staff are quite friendly and attentive. The Paella is outstanding and on my last visit I had the Lenguado Relleno which is a boneless baked flounder stuffed with crab meat. served with yellow saffron rice and vegetables... More 

Thank hhendricks3
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the owners of this establishment are friendly and accomadating. The atmosphere is like Spain and the food is authentic. The sangria is WONDERFUL!!

Thank jro60
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate outside as the AC inside was a bit cold. Opted for a selection of tapas (small appetizer plates) rather than complete dinner entrees. Sangria was good, thought not sure the best we've had. Sauteed chicken livers in wine were excellent. Squid in their ink were perfectly cooked and tender (not shoe leather when overcooked). Pork on a skewer... More 

Thank Lois J
Chicago, Illinois
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Delicious and different food. Got the sampling dinner and it was wonderful! Charming atmosphere and great service

Thank Kathryn H
Valparaiso, Indiana
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Have been in Don Quijote's many times. The Service is great. The owner always comes out to greet us. Food is excellent. Prices are high, but worth it. The atmosphere is wonderful. Wish they could upgrade to a larger restaurant.

Thank evan78davis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $29
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
    (Michigan Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: 12194627976
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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