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Restaurante don Quijote

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119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462 (Michigan Ave.)
+1 219-462-7976
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food seemed authentic Spanish dinner, but not my kind of food. It was kinda of dry, but that was my personal taste. I don't want to take anything away how our dinner was prepared, because it looks good on the plate and very presentable. The owner/chef came out and talked to us about the food if we have any... More 

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Thank 619cherrym
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review, I am sorry that you did not tell us about your meal being too dry, we would have been happy to replace it if your first choice was not of your liking. More 

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef brings authentic ingredients from Spain, including jamon. He came to our table twice, and offered a free appetizer and taste of wine. Service was over the top, very responsive. Food was excellent, from tapas to desserts.

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Thank Greg T
Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My food was not good at all, didn't finish it. My date's food looked and tasted like a river had been drudged, clams and shells, gritty. It was also expensive. We were offered a discount because we clearly did not enjoy our meals but declined. We thought we would give it a shot but the Spaniard menu did not agree... More 

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Thank MsTired
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

In the first place, Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are not sure which meal you are talking about, since we have several with "Mussels"in the shell, but it saddens us that you had such a bad experience, as we usually "walk" the dinning room greeting our patrons and making sure that they are enjoying... More 

Kankakee, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

im hear last feb and the food was really amazing so good,, the owner s so friendly and funny, i wish i can comeback our home is far away from there , just came there for special dinner with my auntie. looking forward to comeback to try another food there..

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Thank mzkooch
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you !! We love to see that our patrons enjoy our food and hospitality! More 

Valparaiso, Indiana
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This was my 1st of many trips to this dining gem. Between great food, awesome service and outstanding atmosphere, a memorable dinner no doubt. Between the apps and dinner we ordered, many samples came to our table leaving us very full and satisfied!

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Thank superfinisher
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias!! It is a pleasure to read comments like yours, We strive to make all of our customers happy. More 

Indiana
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Food was magnificent along with more than excellent wait staff. We were 7 including 2 school age children. We each had something different with several appetizers. Every one is still raving about their unbelievable meal. Paella for two was quite large. Other meals were small to medium size. So it is wise to order an appetizer. Oh Yes, it was... More 

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Thank TRAVYN
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Don Quijote is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just a nice evening dinner. The food is very tasty. The people that work there and own the restaurant are very friendly.

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Thank Marlene H
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! More 

East Chicago, Indiana
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Went here to celebrate my husband getting a new big client. We ordered the Paella for two. Good! It came with some simple snacks, delicious! Our server was friendly, but perhaps too friendly. She spent upwards of 10 mins each time she stopped to refill water, get drink orders, take plates, bring our orders, etc. She did the same with... More 

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Thank DonnaPerdue
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

great food. fabulous guitar player. great hosts! fist time there and we will definitely be back. we chose mostly small plates to sample the variety.

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Thank guygangi
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thanks!! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We frequently travel across Northern Indiana between metro Detroit and Chicago. Always planned to visit as we read the larger than life highway billboard. Finally stopped by for a lunch during the week between Christmas and New Years. We now wish that we had waited a little longer to visit. Surprised that the restaurant was quite small and apparently they... More 

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Thank Albert B
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$29
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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