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Don Quijote

4.9
240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Worth the Drive
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.
"INDIANA'S ONLY SPANISH RESTAURANT"
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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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)
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Phone number
(219) 462-7976
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Rivero
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Private party facilities
Private room for up to 30 people.
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Private party contact
Carlos or Elena: (219) 462-7976
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Catering
Full or Drop off catering available for any occasion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Michigan Ave.
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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.
Additional
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went here for Valentine's Day, and they knocked it out of the park! Wonderful service, food and ambience. They jumped to the top of my go to restaurant in Valpo!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Grear little slice of Europe in downtown Valpo

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BobH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic place, we go there every Valentine’s Day, gets better every year. For those who have never been, you’re missing out, won’t be disappointed.

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vipApplejax (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and service as always! Can't wait til our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

This was on my recommended list of restaurants and after going here, I see why. The food was delicious and our server made great suggestions and was very attentive. It is definitely more of a special occasion place though, as the prices are on the higher end. The quality equals the cost though.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Me and my fiance wanted to try a new restaurant. We're very impressed with the service. The owner's wife and everybody working there were very friendly and felt like a family-orientated environment. Food was very delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu.

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Macias (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I decided to bring my wife for her birthday. I introduced her to Tapas and Spanish cuisine in general on our first date some years back. This was in a well known Tapas restaurant in the city of Chicago. We have since relocated to the rural south closer to Indiana and after a quick search found Don Quijote in Valpo. Decided to give it a try and I'm (we are) glad I did. It was still an hour drive from my home but it was well worth it. I would much rather drive here than the original spot we frequented for tapas. Everything just seemed more authentic and welcoming. Great place. I cannot wait to go again. I will also say our server Jessie was great, she made us laugh and gave us great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous food and service like always. The owners always go out of the way to accomodate anything. Very fresh delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Carlos' food and Elena's desserts are always great. The sangria is second to none. The dining experience is very European, very relaxed

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vipMark (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent meal with our family, including young children. Carlos and Elena made us feel special and gave our family an unforgettable evening. Food was fabulous and they knew just what to bring us to eat--including some additional items we didn't order but they thought would be good for the little one. Delicious!

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berry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service, love the live music. Very personable staff.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Loved our Dineing experience. Would highly recommend your Resteraunt to friends and family. Terrific food and Great atmosphere. Loved meeting the Chef. We will definitely be back again Thank you so much for makeing our dinner experience so great. Kim Hutchison.

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vipgratefuldiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

The chef came out from the kitchen to talk with us, he chatted with me about how I wanted my main dish prepared. Hard to imagine a restaurant where you would get better service, I'd give it 6 stars in that category if I could.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and great service. I love that Carlos comes to everyone's table. He makes sure his customers are happy. Very professional wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Unbelievable dining experience...again and again....drove from South Bend...every time the experience is worth the drive...we are in love with this place, the food, the service, the romantic European atmosphere and the warm reception from the folks who own and run this fine restaurant...it feels like coming home.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful date on Friday night without the kids. We used to frequent Don Quijote annually for my late father's birthday. He absolutely loved the place and would have conversations with Don Carlos in spanish, as my father was from Puerto Rico. It was hard to go back but I missed the ambiance, hospitality and authentic food, so my wife and I made it a wonderful date evening. Thank you very much.

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vipMAC6 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

Carlos and Elena continue to serve up authentic Spanish cuisine in a delightful atmosphere while also being very philanthropic in our community. We love the Sangria, the tapas, the staff and kindness of our hosts.

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Gerry (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Don Quijote never disappoints! Authentic Spanish food and very pleasant waiters and owners! We went for their Tuesday 1/2 price tapas and sangria. Everything was wonderful and delicious. A complimentary dessert and a glass of port concluded our meal. Will be back often!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I've had in Indiana. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a jokingly fresh friendliness. Owners Carlos and Helena were fantastic. This is one of our first times eating Spanish cuisine, and it was worth the hour and a half we drove to get here. Our server explained menu items with exquisite detail. All of the food that was ordered was absolutely delicious. At the end of our meal Mrs. Helena was kind enough to light my Grandmothers candles and join in the Happy birthday song. Everyone in our party was pleased!, which is a rare occurrence. I enjoyed the food but I would definitely come back for the people. Make reservations prior because it seems to get busy on weekends. To quote the owner "if you don't have a reservation you will have to eat outside." This is a Hidden GEM in north west Indiana.

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Jackie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

It was my son's 30th Birthday and everyone made it a very special evening. The service was amazing as well as the food! Perfect celebration!!!

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