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Restaurante don Quijote

119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
+1 219-462-7976
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (39 reviews)
“paella” (29 reviews)
“flan” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my mother to the restaurant to celebrate her birthday, and, a few weeks later, we are still talking about our wonderful experience. We can't wait to return! We were headed to Shipsehwana for a mini vacation and we got hungry right about the...More

Thank Lorelei B
DonQuijotevalpo, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us, and Thank You very much for your beautiful and kind words.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I adore Spanish food. Sadly, this restaurant has never hit the standards I remember from Spain or the times eating at other tapas restaurants. I have been many times as a guest of others and all of us noticed service was lacking, attention to detail...More

Thank doglover253
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The food here is superb with great wine as well. The menu changes and dishes are always fantastic. Chef Carlos is always happy and almost always there with a smile and great service. He's also very generous and philanthropic. The place is rather small so...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken and rice. The chicken was very dry and $20 for this was overpriced. Our server asked if we wanted dessert. We said no. Then the dessert tray was brought and they told us about every inch of every item. Very annoying...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We have moved to Valpo this past September. We have been trying out new places in town. This is an interesting returant. Tie menus has some interesting items. We had a light meal. Just some tapas and sangria. We tried the Serrano ham and goat...More

Thank Kenneth Z
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This rang all our bells as a couple always in search of restaurants with history, culture, charm, visual appeal and delicious food. The chef is seen greeting guests through much of the meal, and the servers are comfortable and welcoming. It's a family enterprise with...More

1  Thank Roxane-Michael
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We sat outside and had a large party. The food was fantastic but the service awful. We went without menus and drink for a long time. The bus people rocked it trying to make this better but the owner really did very little to make...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here back in December. We were seated at an intimate table for two, and were immediately given fresh bread with aioli to snack on. We ordered a bottle of wine and sautéed mushrooms as an appetizer-they had an extensive tapas...More

Thank Katie C
DonQuijoteValpoIn, Owner at Restaurante don Quijote, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review,It was a pleasure to have you dine in our establishment and we are very glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This is a local favorite of mine; I love the calamares en su tinta (squid). The jamón Serrano is also a favorite (thinly sliced cured ham). I also ordered the pulpo a la Gallega (octopus). I had a nice glass of wine and enjoyed being...More

Thank Shawn F
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

i was excited to try a new spanish restaurant, but have to give this one mixed reviews... prices are a bit high ($58 for seafood paella, $11 for croquetas tapa). i did like the alioli and salad, but the gazpacho had so much garlic, it...More

Thank ChicaWi
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Christi B
17 February 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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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