Authentic Madrid tapas. The
Authentic Madrid tapas. The seasoning was right on the spot for Spanish food. Without a doubt the best paella I have ever eaten outside Spain. If this place was in Chicago it would be nearly impossible to get a table. We were driving through and they were able to accommodate our party on a busy Saturday evening.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait staff was helpful and
Wait staff was helpful and efficient. The paella was great!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice place for a treat.
Not the cheapest place to dine, but the food is excellent. We had tapas, some of which came in generous portions and some less generous.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but crowded
I like this restaurant; but if you are seated in the center section, you feel like you are really hemmed in. I was seated back-to-back with a person who was less than a foot away; and I could hear that person better than I could hear the people at my table. Having said that, the food is great. The owner and waiter were very attentive, and the overall Spanish influence is nice. We also enjoyed the entertainment.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service is outstanding!
Food and service is outstanding! A real gem in Valpariso.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Personable, Great Menu!
We arrived a bit before our reservation and wanted to look at the shop that is adjacent to the restaurant. The owner, Elena, came out, let us into the shop (it was closed) and stayed with us, talking about our interests, helping with wine selection, etc. She was very kind. We then walked back to the restaurant and began the best part of eating tapas - ordering a few items at a time, eating, drinking, talking, enjoying. Our server was decent, but I think he was new. The other owner, Carlos, came out and we spoke for a bit. We loved everything we tried - dishes of special interest were the Paella, Potato Bravas, and the Tortilla. When we ordered dessert, Carlos brought us a glass of his reserve Sherry - Delish!
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great tapas selection. Order
A great tapas selection. Order a few of these to fill up enjoy several items from the menu.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I truly enjoy going to Don Quijote. Their delicious food, refreshing Sangria and the special care they take with their guests is appreciated in today's fast paced world. Here's to many, many more years of great success in Valpo!
5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
You are treated like family every time you enter Don Quijote. Paired with the great food and service - it's truly a pleasure to dine there.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
The paella was extraordinary, and the tapas were great. Robert, our waiter, was very attentive, and engaged us in a relaxed, easy going conversation. The owners each stopped at the table, asking about our meal, and gave great suggestions about our upcoming trip to Spain. My wife and I absolutely loved the entire experience, and found the prices to be very reasonable for the quality and quantity received.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful tapas! Looking forward
Wonderful tapas! Looking forward to trying some of the dinners and seafood. I hear that the deserts are 'special'.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spain in Indiana
So happy we went there. It was a dining pleasure with food that was very tasty and served at the perfect temperature. We loved meeting the owner, Carlos. We highly recommend this gem in Valparaiso.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Taste of Spain in Valparaiso
We lived in NW Indiana for several years and for some reason Valparaiso wasn't on our list of cities to go to for a dinner out. But since we moved away we headed to the Dunes area for our 10th wedding anniversary and decided to try Don Quijote.
One of the restaurant owners greeted us upon arrival and seated us at their most romantic table (and close to the live guitar music). The other owner stopped by our table and greeted us and kissed my hand!
The food is amazing. We opted for several different tapas and everything tasted as it did when we were in Spain several years ago. The Spanish Limonada was refreshing and delicious, the gazpacho was amazing, all of the tapas were terrific and the flan was the best I've ever enjoyed!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly outgoing staff. We
Friendly outgoing staff. We had a birthday party. They brought out a desert that was great. Excellent food. We will definitely be going back
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little Bit of Spain in Indiana
Treated two of my staff to dinner at Don Quijote's last Thursday. They both loved it as it was their first time in the restaurant. I loved it also and it was my 3rd or 4th visit. Our server, Jessica, explained a lot to the newbies and gave us "plenty of space" to decide our order. We started with their homemade Sangria and chose an appetizer to share. Each of us decided on a different main entree so as to try each other's food! The ambiance was great and music was appropriate for the theme. Other wait staff were also cordial and we were really impressed when the owner/chef came out and greeted each table. I will be going again, and would recommend this as a "Must Try" whenever you are in Valpo.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
i had great food and wine,
i had great food and wine, one in our group found her fish a little overcooked, but everything else was good. the service was great and the chef/owner made several pass by's filling up our wine and chatting with us, making it a very fun experience. I will come back again.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated promptly on arrival (reservations are recommended for weekends). The servers were attentive without hovering. Everyone in our party of four was VERY pleased with their dishes. Portions are very generous and the atmosphere was wonderful. The entertainment (Saturday nights only, I believe) was very good, appropriate dinner music without overwhelming the conversation. Don Quijote is definitely going on our "fave" list of local restaurants.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
tapas & sangria!
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.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
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 !!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM