Indiana's only authentic Spanish restaurant since 1985

Meet Chef and Host Carlos Rivero


Weekend reservervations are recommended.

Sunday open from 4-8 PM in the summer and rest of the year for special events and private parties


Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

What is Spanish Cuisine?

Passion. No other word can better capture the essence of Spanish cuisine or the don Quijote experience, says Chef Carlos Rivero.  "In Spain, every meal is an opportunity to get together with friends and family, and food is one of the foundations of Spanish culture. Almost all Spanish food is made for sharing... whether its tapas, a huge paella pan shared between friends, or a fine bottle of Spanish Wine."

Prepared with Passion

Mediterrean Flair

Rich and diverse flavor

Menu and Specials

An extensive menu, which includes grilled shellfish, swordfish steaks, skewered pork, Castilian style roast lamb, and two excellent versions of paella, the national dish of Spain and specialty of the house. The current food sensation, tapas (Spanish appetizers) is another specialty. 

Download the full menu

A true Spanish setting

You know you're in Spain when you enter Restaurante Don Quijote. Complete with Spanish outdoor-style seating and authentic Spanish Cuisine, you'll feel like you stepped right out of Valparaiso and into the bustling streets of Madrid. Our charming murals, balconies and outdoor street lamps add to the European charm of the restaurant. 

Upcoming events

See upcoming events

Recommendations and Reviews

See more reviews

Your Northwest Indiana Destinations

Have fun, eat and stay overnight!


From the moment we walked in we knew it was someplace special. To be around as long as they have one trip showed us why. From the hospitality PLUS to the amazing small plates, entrees and of course DESSERT! I have been craving a trip back since we left. We were blown away by the food and transported by the service!

Tim P.

Gary, Indiana

This is an authentic Spanish Food - can't get better that this anywhere locally, including Chicago area. We miss Spanish food( we are from Spain); thank God Don Quixote is within our reach.Carlos the Chef is very personable - checks on the customers and takes time chatting with you. If you are fortunate to be there during the Flamenco nights; then you will have night to remember.

Raul E.

Been eating at Don Quijote's since it first opened. Always great food & service. Enjoy sending guests from the Inn at Aberdeen who have a great time. Weekend traditiobal live music.

John J.

Valparaiso, Indiana

Beautiful presentation of their food, plus it tastes as good as it looks. This is a very quaint authentic restaurant which I personally love!! Try won't be disappointed!


Valparaiso, Indiana

My wife and I and our family and friends have been going to don Quijote for many years. They've been a special place for special occasions. Our daughter was even married there, Excellent food, excellent service, excellent entertainment, and a fantastic community supporter with numerous fund raisers for various charities throughout the years. Never have we been disappointed in our many visits there and neither will you.


This was our first time there and the food was fantastic! The servers were very attentive and the owners were incredibly gracious! I would absolutely go back again!!

Kristy R.

Elkhart Indiana

119 E Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383