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!
Grear little slice of Europe in downtown 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous food and service like always. The owners always go out of the way to accomodate anything. Very fresh delicious food.
Carlos' food and Elena's desserts are always great. The sangria is second to none. The dining experience is very European, very relaxed
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!
Great food and service, love the live music. Very personable staff.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
What a total delight to find this spot! Delicious food, terrific owners who made sure to see everyone, and good wine to go with it all!
The food was amazing. Nice selection of tapas, started with the combo tapa ....great choice. Gave us 5 different things to try, more than enough for two at a reasonable price. Added 2 more plus dessert.
Waitress was awesome.
Accommodating staff, excellent food, fabulous wine from Chile, topped off with a lovely atmosphere! We will definitely return!
I went to Spain 4 months ago with my husband and daughter, and the food at Don Quijote was so authentic and similar to what we ate there that it brought back many memories. Every dish was carefully prepared and absolutely delicious. The waiters and waitresses treated my young children so kindly and even brought them popsicles before dessert. They also brought out free side dishes for us to try throughout the meal. Everyone who works at Don Quijote is so nice, including the main chef. He came out more than once to say hello and ask how the food was, and he even agreed to take some photos with my daughter for memory's sake. She loves all things Spanish, and this incredible restaurant made her night (and mine, too!). We could not be happier with the way we were served or the way the food tasted. Definitely worth the drive, and if we are ever near Valparaiso again, we will be stopping by for another taste of Spanish cuisine!
Great food and service, as usual. Very friendly happy place.
Don Quijote never disappoints! The food the service and the owners are all wonderful! Our favorite place in Valparaiso!
The female manager older lady should have visited all tables to check on people not certain ones. That was my only major issue.
Authentic Spanish cuisine in a charming setting. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The owners are very visible in the dining room, stopping by tables and making everyone feel welcome.
We were celebrating our sons graduation, and the restaurant and its staff were very accomodating. We had late additions and they were able to adjust their seating plan. The service was excellent and the food was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. One of our favorites in NW Indiana. By the
way the sangria was excellent.
The owners are wonderful. They want your meal and experience to be perfect. Food and wait staff are awesome.
The food, service and atmosphere is excellent at Don Quijote. We went there for Mother's Day and had a great time! There was a guy playing the guitar and he was great also.
Everything was great. Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and one of the owners kept stopping by to see how everything was. Everything that was suggested to us was amazing. the redfish special, the wine for the table, the desserts, all fantastic recommendations.
Fantastic sangria, great food! Friendly service
The only down side is how crowded or close the tables are
Consistently good food and service. Love to go on weekends when there is live music. Attentive owners/chefs. You'll feel welcome here.
The food was excellent and the service was superb!
Great menu, and Chef Carlos made something I requested which was a change to the menu. It was fabulous! The top notch dining venue is a good value. Superb service. I would leave downtown Chicago and drive to Valparaiso, IN for this.
Saw a billboard on the expressway and decided to go back for a birthday celebration. When we walked in on a Tuesday evening the place was very quiet - just a couple of other tables with customers. The menu contained many interesting choices. We started with an appetizer sampler. It was sufficient for two. The combination was excellent. The chorizo sausage was excellent as were the other items. Then we had the paella for two. It contained scallops, baby squid, shrimp, fish, mussels, crab legs in a lovely flavored rice. It was enough to take home a complete meal for two for the next day. Two types of sangrias were offered along with a full wine list. I had a white wine infused with apples, peaches, lemons and cinnamon. Very Good. The desserts made it impossible to say no. We ordered some to eat there and some to take home for the meal tomorrow. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for some excellent Spanish food. I look forward to going back there.