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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” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank john b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank maryjok456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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.

Thank Larry D
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Owners go out of their way to make the guests feel welcome. Great steaks, baked cod, and bison chile. Try the homemade sangria and flan! Also try the homemade key lime ice cream cake

Thank Passenger694638
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We came for our anniversary. It was wonderful. Very personal. Owners came out to the table and congratulated us. Would highly recommend! Food was the best!

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here since 1985. We have never been disappointed with the fine food prepared with a personal touch. The warm reception a couple receives upon entering, the lovely wine list, excellent waitstaff. I’ve never had a complaint. Tonight, we wanted a light...More

Thank shineon6
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Melissa H
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
US$19 - US$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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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