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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 E Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383 (Michigan Ave.)
+1 219-462-7976
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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Wentzville, Missouri
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Roger L
Gary, Indiana
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we walked in we knew it was someplace special. To be around as long as they have one trip showed us why. From the hospitality PLUS to the amazing small plates, entrees and of course DESSERT! I have been craving a trip back since we left.

Thank Tim P
Lake Villa
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a dinner for 12 on a Saturday evening in October. There were 6 couples. The waiter and the restaurant did a great job fulfilling all of our needs and wants. We each ordered off of the menu with our different beverages and slight changes to the dish on the menu. The food came out at the same time... More 

Thank Linda M
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

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 September 28, 2016 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 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 September 27, 2016

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

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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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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