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7:00 PM

Don Quijote

240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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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Full or Drop off catering available for any occasion.
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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.
Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Grear little slice of Europe in downtown Valpo

BobH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

vipApplejax (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!