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Restaurante don Quijote

119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
+1 219-462-7976
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (40 reviews)
“paella” (30 reviews)
“flan” (15 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here tonight and we had wonderful experience! The staff was friendly, helpful, and prompt. The appetizers were quick coming out. We had the Paella for 2 for our meal, and it was really delicious and very traditional. It was HUGE,...More

Thank Tabby T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting the area and noticed the Toll Road billboard advertising ‘don Quijote’. Since tapas isn’t available near our home, we figured we’d give it a try. Great decision! We had a very good mushroom appetizer. I followed with the ‘combination...More

Thank M N
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We shared 3 tapas and all were outstanding. Pulpo a la Gallega (octopus only from Spain we were told), Albondigas (Spanish meatballs), and alachofas con jamon (artichoke hearts with cured Spanish ham). I can still taste everything a I write this review. A place to...More

Thank nancy t
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 20 September 2017

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 20 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 22 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 14 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
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • 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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