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Don Quijote
Don Quijote

Don Quijote Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.donquijoterestaurantandimports.com
  • Email: info@donquijoterestaurantandimports.com
  • Phone: (219) 462-7976
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm (summer only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Rivero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Full or Drop off catering available for any occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room for up to 30 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Carlos or Elena (219) 462-7976

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Michigan Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free parking on the street (three hours limit until 5:00PM). After 5:00PM, Free parking on the street and in the city parking lot, next to the restaurant on Michigan avenue.
A word from Don Quijote
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 Española", 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My friends and I have wanting to go to Don Quijote for awhile, but had to postpone a few times. It was well worth the wait! Our meals were exquisite, the service phenomenal, and the overall experience is one I will never forget. Bravo!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "First off, this place is authentic Spanish food, practically everything on the menu is unique to the location as far as this area goes. Secondly, it's small. The table placement however is quite good and it does not feel cramped. There's a stage for live music which I missed out on, and the decor of the room is excellent. The staff is highly professional and very quick to refill your drinks and attend to any of your needs. Also the chefs are very involved and come around to talk to nearly every table. From what I had, the food is outright amazing all around. Every tapas we tried was great, I had the swordfish which was delicious, especially combined with the mushroom tapas. The place is not cheap, but it's well worth the price."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "M and I have been enjoying Restraunte don Quijote since the restaurant opened 25 years ago. The food, service, and entertainment have always been excellent. Even though the restraint was packed with Valentine Day diners on this visit our total experience was FIVE STAR. kudos Carlos and Elena"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful for any occasion! My wife Bobbi and I have been coming to Don Quijote's for years now - each time real joy. The food is great; the wine selection is truly noteworthy; the service is impeccable; the atmosphere is perfect. We like to bring family and friends to share the experience. Carlos and Elena are remarkable restaurateurs!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Having been to Spain, I've wanted to eat here for a while. It has an nice outdoor dining feel, but is a bit outdated. Wait staff were knowledgeable, attentive. They have a tremendous wine list. The food was made w/ quality ingredients, and flavors were nice. We started w/ calamari, yummy NOT rubbery or fishy as often found in IN. I had the tapas combo dinner and my husband had the lamb. It came out fast, appeared not to be freshly made, crust on empanada beautiful but soggy, sauce on meatballs congealed, lukewarm. Flavors were excellent, so still gave food 3 stars. Lamb was tender, juicy. The chef/owner came out, greeted guests, very nice personal touch. There appeared to be "regulars" dining. I would go again and try some other selections."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our first visit, and we were very impressed with everything we experienced. The wait staff were very attentive. The wine list was extensive and unusual. We went out on a limb and tried some dishes we normally wouldn't have chosen, and they even made changes to mine when there were ingredients I didn't like! The chefs came out and checked on everyone...and made sure we were pleased with our meals. Dessert was exquisite, and the lovely tasting of port at the end of the meal was an amazing touch! We plan to go back much more often now that we know what a gem this place is!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was great !! The wait staff was very friendly and the owner constantly came around to make sure our dinning experience was awesome !! We will be back again"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Food was superb and staff was informative and friendly. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We had another wonderful evening and explored more food off the menu. Had a great loyal customer deal and will always come back. The live music was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Carlos and Elena have an amazing place and the food is always outstanding and original. This visit was extra special with the Spanish club from Valpo High caroling and singing in Spanish. A must place to eat in Valparaiso!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and extemely friendly staff makes this a "must go" location. Carlos (owner) and Elena (co-owner) create authentic and delicious spanish dishes. Guaranteed to please even the pickiest diners. Enjoy the experience !!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Went to dinner celebrating a birthday. The tapas were great especially the serrano jamon and cheese and the patatas bravas. The home made sangria was excellent. Service was good and the ambiance was nice. We had not been here in a while and were happy that we came back."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Loved everything about the experience. From the friendly owners to the experienced waitstaff. The food was perfect, so flavorful and fresh. We had the tapas combo and it came with albondigas, chorizo, garlic mushrooms, potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, and a quiche type egg and potato dish (these were the hit of the platter, surprisingly,!) The fresh bread and aioli was addictive and perfect with the tapas. We then had the paella marinera which was fresh and delicious, the mussels and crab were our favorites out of the dish, so we were left wishing there were just a few more of each of these items. The hazelnut cake was the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. The live music was an unexpected treat that we enjoyed. A+ on all counts."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The service was ok, the restaurant was romantic but tables were to close together it was like sitting with the next table and I really cant say anything good about the food, I had steak was not impressed at all my husband had crab legs part of them were empty when you cracked them open, the bread was good that was it, would not recommend to anyone!!!! Everything was over priced"
    Dined on 10/12/2013