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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Michigan Ave.)
+1 219-462-7976
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Kankakee, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

im hear last feb and the food was really amazing so good,, the owner s so friendly and funny, i wish i can comeback our home is far away from there , just came there for special dinner with my auntie. looking forward to comeback to try another food there..

Thank mzkooch
Valparaiso, Indiana
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 1st of many trips to this dining gem. Between great food, awesome service and outstanding atmosphere, a memorable dinner no doubt. Between the apps and dinner we ordered, many samples came to our table leaving us very full and satisfied!

Thank superfinisher
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was magnificent along with more than excellent wait staff. We were 7 including 2 school age children. We each had something different with several appetizers. Every one is still raving about their unbelievable meal. Paella for two was quite large. Other meals were small to medium size. So it is wise to order an appetizer. Oh Yes, it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don Quijote is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice evening dinner. The food is very tasty. The people that work there and own the restaurant are very friendly.

Thank Marlene H
East Chicago, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Went here to celebrate my husband getting a new big client. We ordered the Paella for two. Good! It came with some simple snacks, delicious! Our server was friendly, but perhaps too friendly. She spent upwards of 10 mins each time she stopped to refill water, get drink orders, take plates, bring our orders, etc. She did the same with... More 

Thank DonnaPerdue
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

great food. fabulous guitar player. great hosts! fist time there and we will definitely be back. we chose mostly small plates to sample the variety.

Thank guygangi
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We frequently travel across Northern Indiana between metro Detroit and Chicago. Always planned to visit as we read the larger than life highway billboard. Finally stopped by for a lunch during the week between Christmas and New Years. We now wish that we had waited a little longer to visit. Surprised that the restaurant was quite small and apparently they... More 

Thank Albert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We saw this restaurant on billboards around the northwest Indiana area, so we figured it would be good. We were right. I had pork medallions and my wife had artichoke hearts with Spanish ham. Everything was excellent.

Thank steve m
Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

On a recent trip to Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, to photograph Sandhill Cranes. After a 5 hour drive dinner sounded like a great idea, my travel buddy, Bill mentioned 3 Floyds Brewing Co. located in Munster, IN famous for their IPA’s (India pale ale) but the 2-hour wait, coupled with the 1-hour drive, killed those plans. So we ended... More 

Thank Miguel A
Valparaiso, Indiana
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife and I went to don Quijote's last week on Friday night. We had not been there for quite a while. We were treated to authentic Spanish cuisine and an enjoyable atmosphere. Our waiter was attentive and was not afraid to ask for assistance when he was unsure of the wine that would satisfy both of us. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $29
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (Michigan Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Valparaiso
  • Phone Number: +1 219-462-7976
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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