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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462 (Michigan Ave.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 am
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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brad our waiter and the owner, made sure our dining experience was remembered. My Salmon salad was beautiful, with personally grown Tomatoes. Every was fresh and delicious! They kept bringing us items to taste!

Thank Mjobryan
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for an early afternoon dining experience on Saturday. We had never been here before. We were immediately welcomed and seated. Both the chef and the owner stopped by our table to greet us. The atmosphere was very Spain oriented and quite nice. The food was excellent! We were very impressed. Pricing was reasonable. We definitely will go... More 

Thank Ddrw
Noblesville, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The chef and the server were really nice and friendly. The tapa combo allowed us to try different authentic Spanish tepas. The interior decoration makes you feel like you were actually eating in a restaurant in Spain.

Thank sjc600316
Valparaiso, Indiana
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this place particularly for the appetizers (tapas) and gazpacho, and then I sometimes skip the entree and go to the desserts. A full dinner with appetizers, entree, and wine can be quite expensive. The entrees are typically Spanish and well prepared, but sometimes not particularly unique. I think they have a very good fish sandwich for lunch--one of... More 

Thank David R
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've always had attentive service & good food here. One of the places we visit when in Valparaiso. We'll return.

Thank HonestReviews4U31
Valparaiso, Indiana
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is a perfect start to your evening. The service is outstanding. The tapas are all so good its hard to know where to start. Absolutely worth the trip.

Thank Mark R
valparaiso IN
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We ate there twice. The first time the food was sooo good we couldn't believe it. People we knew werer surprised that we liked it Then we went back another day and it was terrible.

Thank ramirochery
Griffith, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

From the minute we walked in to the minute we left we were treated special. The server was very friendly, helpful, funny and knew her job well. Great food, great desserts and someone came from the kitchen to see how we liked everything and talked to us for a min. Definetly will go back.

Thank Jerri P
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Fantastic Spanish cuisine in an adorably European atmosphere. Carlos, the owner came to Valparaiso from Madrid 25 years ago. He is full of hospitality as he mingles among his guests and kisses all the ladies hands. He is also an amazing chef and serves amazing fresh seafood. Whole sea bass, whitefish, salmon, etc. Friday and Saturday nights include live entertainment.... More 

Thank debbyc50
Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Beautiful presentation of their food, plus it tastes as good as it looks. This is a very quaint authentic restaurant which I personally love!! Try it..you won't be disappointed!

Thank woodenkar

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 am
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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