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Restaurante don Quijote

119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
+1 219-462-7976
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (50 reviews)
“flan” (22 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary by having lunch at don Quijote. The atmosphere inside the restaurant resembles a Spanish courtyard. Tables have linen tablecloths. We often dine here on special occasions because it is a little more upscale and pricier than other...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Outstanding and authentic Spanish cuisine!! Owner Carlos and Elena are constantly attentive to guests and always want to ensure everyone enjoys their experience..... Definetly a MUST DO !!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike G
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We took my mom here while she was visiting us. It was excellent. We all split the paella. It was out of this world. The service was friendly and very fast.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank E4046SDjamiep
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Went on Tuesday night for 1/2 price sangria and tapas. Extremely friendly place. Authentic food. Beautiful decor. We had sangria, excellent, mushrooms, ham and cheese,mussels and our favorite, pimento peppers. All were very good. Tripadvisor has this as moderately priced. I would say it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank john b
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Loved the food, wine, staff, atmosphere and everything about it. We live in Chicago and it is so good I would consider driving down for the day to dine here. We have been to Spain 3 times and love the Spanish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maryjok456
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We recently spent an evening in Valparaiso and had the most spectacular dinner at Restaurante don Quijote!! Carlos & Elena immediately welcomed us and were truly amazing! They picked out our entire meal from wine to appetizers to entree to desserts!! We had the best...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Scuba_Princess66
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Meal was okay - we didn't order the traditional Spanish dishes though ! The waitress was very personal and informative, The place was kind of a dive. Have to walk by the kitchen to get to the restrooms. I won't go back but I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gregh437
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Thanks for a wonderful evening last night. The atmosphere, service and food could not be any better! I would very highly recommend this experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Curiosity662859
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This place is a diamond in the rough in Valparaiso. The menu items are unique and of the highest quality

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank macktractor
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Whenever we are visiting my relatives, we always make a point of eating here. A can't miss place for Spanish food.The owners are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Larry D
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from DDDspain | Reviewed this property |
They do have some fish dishes . That might be able to
August 4, 2018|
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Response from clward73 | Reviewed this property |
not at all very casual
Christi B
February 17, 2017|
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Response from DonQuijoteValpoIn | Property representative |
Hello, Yes! we can suggest you and walk you around our menu, also on certain items we substitute flour with corn starch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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: +1 219-462-7976
  • E-mail
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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