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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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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cream of zucchini was excellent but the gaspacho was nothing to write home about. The food was ok but We enjoyed the bread and butter just as much. Probably would not return.

Thank kimberleya613
Batavia, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know many people have given this restaurant 5 stars. I can't. We visited RDQ for the paella and it simply didn't meet expectations. The 2 missing components were the lack of the crusty bottom (socarrat) and, we couldn't taste the saffron. The dish wasn't yellow...it was orange. My wife called it Rice-a-Roni with fish. Our tapas experience was limited... More 

Thank CSVerdad
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of choices. I wasn't familiar with Spanish dishes so went for a combination platter that had a bit of everything. Great choice. The atmosphere is cozy and unique with pleasant service. Will definitely be back when i'm in Valparaiso again.

Thank Marcin C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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

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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, Seafood
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, 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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?