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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” (45 reviews)
“flan” (19 reviews)
“paella” (31 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon entering the restaurant which was chilly, I asked for a table away from blowing air. The owner heard me and directed us to the perfect spot. Who doesn't like service like that? The menu is extensive with full entrees and a wide array of...More

Thank Minerva55
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit here with us, Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have thought may times that I wanted to try this place from seeing the billboard on the expressway. It was every bit worth the trip! Best Sangria I have had in any restaurant in the US, fried calamares were excellent (also rare in the...More

Thank clward73
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I had the paella and was hoping for something really special but was disappointed. The rice was not cooked long enough because in Spain they eat their rice a dente like Italians with the noodles. But I sent it back and came back just so...More

Thank Mary Lou R
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Very nice interior, friendly stuff, great appetizers and main dishes. Homemade wine "Sangria" is perfect

Thank michaelmra2017
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go. Fantastic staff . Always concerned with you. Had enough to eat to drink . They kept the table clean. Very enjoying place . Live music. Great food good atmosphere

Thank Bob S
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went here with a date and had the sampler plate it was full of very tasty Spanish style food that was made well and very tasty. Service was meh the food was terrific

Thank Neal D
Reviewed February 15, 2018

The experience makes you feel that you are visiting Spain. The hospitality, service, and quality are second to none. We have dined here on two occasions and both exceeded expectations. Don Quijote is truly a hidden gem.

Thank Rex R
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We stepped in the front door and felt like we were visiting home! A warm friendly greeting and very attentive, but not intrusive service was just the beginning! The food is spectacular. The quality and authentic Spanish cuisine is outstanding. The owners are native Spaniards...More

Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Friendly service, interesting dishes and reasonable wine list makes for a satisfying experience. Don't be afraid to try some dish you have not heard of before. Sain awaits you.

Thank MichaelS4913028
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

First time. Loved the dining experience. It is beautifully decorated and the live music made it extra special! We had the bison steak and ostrich steak. So unique but delish. The desserts are out of this world! Must try the flan! We will be back!

Thank medicgurl23
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, 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 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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