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"
We have a young lady from Spain staying with us as an exchange student who was missing authentic food from Spain. We saw the billboard and made plans to travel and pay them a visit. The ambiance and food did not disappoint. Our server was a bit curt and made us feel rushed, but the owners both made it a point to come out and check in on us, welcome our student to their restaurant and converse with her about goings on in Spain. There is a small shop which sells authentic Spanish groceries, olive oil, etc. The tapas were delicious and perfect for casual dining. This restaurant also featured live music which made the atmosphere special. We would definitely recommend.
The food and ambiance at this restaurant were fantastic. What made the restaurant very special was the friendly attention given to us by both owners of the restaurant. The wife greeted us at the door, took our coats and umbrellas and hung them up, and seated us at the table. The husband, who is also the chef, came to our table 3 times, once to help choose wine to go with the dinner, once to ask how we liked everything, and once to bring us complimentary dessert and port.
The most amazing thing about this couple is that they searched through their entire load of linen to find the handkerchief that I had left there, and then mailed it to me.
The service and hospitality that we received tonight was nothing short of amazing. This was our first visit, but will absolutely not our last. We were visiting our son here in valpo and celebrating his birthday. They made the night a memorable experience for all of us.
I own and operate 5 restaurants back home, so please take it from my honest opinion that these people are kind wonderful people that deserve as much success as they can receive.
Oh, did I forget to mention the food was outstanding!
Thank you again for a wonderful evening.
I loved it. The owners were amazing. They made you feel like you've known them for years. I will definitely be back.
First time at Don Quijote and I've visited many Spanish/Iberian style restaurant and we were VERY pleased with the attention and service we received. The food was really good! I would highly recommend visiting this great restaurant. We traveled an hour and a half to try this place and were very pleased with the result.
Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Everything we ordered was terrific. Worth the 1 1/2 drive. Will come back again and again and again.
Excellent, we enjoyed our experience a lot. We will do it again.
we love the ambiance and the hosts of this special place.
a true taste of Spain right here in our hometown.
Very authentic food and attentive chefs! Every single item from the appetizers, the paella, sangria and dessert were absolutely fantastic! Excellent food!
Greatest challenge s deciding what to order. I’d suggest makng a choice, commit to it, and then order an assortnent of tapas to share!
If you are lucky, you will be there on a Friday evening when Carolyn and Pancho are gracing you with their vocal and guitar talent!
We went out of our way to make Valpo our overnight stop on a two-day trip so that we could enjoy dinner at Don Quijote’s—and enjoy it we did! Wonderful tapas, paella, wine, and warm, friendly service. We will come back again.
Very good food, all made in-house. Authentic Spanish cuisine (and here I mean from the Iberian peninsula) The prices are reasonable. Excellent service.
Date night, have been here numerous times, never bad service or food. Always freshly prepared food, service excellent. Highly recommended
This is one of our favorites when ever we are near Valparaiso. This is the real deal. The food, music, decor and service at spot on. You always know you in for a treat when the owners greet you the moment you step in and make sure everything is just right. Traditional Spanish food choices, tapas, seafood, steaks, homemade sangria and port! Desserts that cover a wide range. This is a place for lunch dinner, special occasions or just a great meal. Do not miss this treasure from Spain!
Was a really good dinner at clearly a family-run restaurant. Service was really good and owner made sure of it. Will be dining there next time we're in town!
I feel like I'm back in Madrid when I eat at Don Quijote's Spanish Restaurant. I can't visit NW Indiana without eating here. The food is amazing, and Carlos and Maria are wonderful, caring hosts.
Once again, a fantastic meal of tapas and sangria! Tuesday’s are half price, so our bill was very small. Shared 4 tapas and a pitcher of the white sangria. All were delicious and very filling. Will be returning soon!
Large party inside so it was very noisy! We chose outside, which had some traffic noise, but still a better option than inside. The food was delicious, large portions. Waitress was new but fairly knowledgeable. Overall a pleasant experience. Definitely go again.
As usual, a perfect evening with a perfect meal, in a perfectly romantic setting, served by friendly staff and topped by a perfect desert & cappuccino...perfecto...again!
HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES & WILL GO BACK AGAIN. always VERY GOOD FOOD & VERY FRIENDLY
My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely dinner before attending a play at the Chicago Street Theatre. Kitty, our waitress, was very attentive and friendly. She, as well as the owner Elena , made an effort to get to know us and were very welcoming . Our entrees were delicious ( Paella Valenciana and the House combination plate) and seasoned just right. And it was hard to select just one dessert! Allow yourself enough time to savor the food and the ambiance here- don’t be in a rush to just eat and leave.
We went with friends to Don Quijote after hearing good things about the Spanish food, which is not common in our area. We waited a bit to be seated, but our table was reserved and near the live acoustic music which was outstanding. The server was very friendly and helpful, although he misheard our order for a half pitcher of sangria for two people and brought a full pitcher. Just as well as their sangria is outstanding and three of us enjoyed it! The tapas that we ordered were just so so. Homemade crab cakes, on special, were overcooked (both orders) and had too much filler. Mushrooms seemed like the button variety from a can with little flavor. Asparagus was tasty however.
My husband and I shared a $58 paella and found it to be mediocre and not very flavorful. It had several nice shrimp but the other shellfish were very small. In fact, the crab legs were so skinny that there was very little meat to be gotten out of them. There was enough for us to take half home and, after we added grilled andouille sausage, more shrimp, and hot paprika, it was a tasty and rich paella.
The atmosphere is attractive and lively and the host and chef both stopped by to greet us. As mentioned the singer was wonderful. We would go back, but only for sangria and a few of the less expensive and foolproof tapas like olives, ham, cheese, and so on.
Fantastic food, friendly owners with hands on approach, so far my favorite restaurant after returning to the area.
We had the paella, and being Cuban and living in Miami with so many Spanish restaurants, this place had authentic Spanish cuisine that would rival any in the world. The Seafood paella will feed 4 and is delicious!
What a pleasant surprise! Firstly our drinks were generous and the margaritas were very tasty. The chips and salsa was very good. Appetizers, the main meals were hot and delicious! Dessert was great too! The best part was that the meals were reasonably priced. Would definitely visit again soon!
Everything was delicious. The chef came around to our table and asked about our meal. The live guitar duet was great.
We were traveling from NY to Chicago and stopped in Valparaiso IN along the way. We saw some of their ads and thought we'd give it a try. What a joy to find authentic Spanish food in a lovely little town no where near the interstate. I'd recommend this restaurant highly to anyone who is on the road and doesn't want the same old stuff while traveling. Conversely, if you are in the Chicago metro area, it is worth the travel time.
Excellent service!!! Food was sooooo good!! The owner was absolutely terrific!!!
Authentic Spanish cuisine served warmly by the restaurantuers. Cozy and intimate, the tables nestle within a a kitschy Spainish decor (and a somewhat harshly lite interior that diminishes the ambience).
Extensive Spanish wine selection reflecting the many and varied wine regions of Spain. Excellent red and white Sangria.
Also, extensive menu selections, including the traditional tapas and paella of Spanish cuisine.
Serve was a bit slow, but always gracious.
As first time visitors of the restaurant, we had a very enjoyable evening and will definitely return.
This was an amazing experience. Highly recommend- authentic Spanish food. Hosts were gracious and attentive. Will definitely be back.
Very attentive service! Warm & personable waitstaff & management. Before dinner complimentary appetizer was yummy. Pork on skewers was a bit dry. Fish special of the day was delicious. Delightful evening!
The meal Friday night was one of the best I have ever eaten. The wild game Sunday afternoon not so much.
The 4 of us Spent 2 hours grazing on a very authentic Spanish meal. The food was excellent and priced fairly. The service was good and the owners roamed the dinning area checking on and chatting with customers. We were offered samples of desserts (ordered two) and even received one of the most delicious Flan dessert's I ever ate, for free. The homemade Port Wine was excellent and samples were given before buying. We all felt like we were dinning in Europe at the owners home. We were never rushed and were even offered more Port Wine, on the house, to relax after your meal. Will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant as a must try!!!
The owners are great and the food is fantastic. Best crab legs and lobster we have ever had.
Phenonmenal food and service. Had a great experience.
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!
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.
Grear little slice of Europe in downtown Valpo
Excellent food and service as always! Can't wait til our next visit!
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.