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Restaurante don Quijote

119 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383-5462
+1 219-462-7976
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (48 reviews)
“flan” (20 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

I haven't been for a while, but the last time I was there it was with a group. We all enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

Thank pawdylady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at sidewalk tables and were able to bring our small dog along too. They had some delicious sandwich specials (red fish, ham & manchego) and we also enjoyed authentic tapas and sangria. Love that they serve the sangria in small...More

1  Thank rubybug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped by two years ago on a Sunday to find out they were closed. Today we tried again! Oh boy the wait was worth it!!!!!! The paella was AMAZING, the tapas want to try them all, and the Sangria was to die for. Let’s...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant once 10 years ago and again on a recent visit through Valparaiso. The staff was fantastic! Helpful and the food was made to perfection!

Thank 431diannab
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Came back after a while away. Love the sangria and the food is top notch. Carlos, the owner/manager came out to each table greeting guests. Live music was terrific and the atmosphere was wonderful. Treated like family each time we go and the menu is...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Like the title says. All the tapas we had had great flavor and texture. Paella was even better. Service was atrocious. Enough said about that. Head chef came out and met with customers, nice personal touch.

Thank Douglas J
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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 15 June 2018

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

Reviewed 27 May 2018 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 8 May 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 23 April 2018

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

Thank michaelmra2017
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Kathy S
5 August 2018|
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Response from clward73 | Reviewed this property |
not at all very casual
Christi B
18 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
USD 19 - USD 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, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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