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Don Quijote offers the distinctive cuisine of the regions of Spain, and this restaurant offers an excellent introduction to the rich and varied flavors and aromas of Iberian cooking.  Offering 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. Among the 25 different tapas available are calamares, octopus, Galician stuffed meat pastries, and the traditional Spanish potato omelet. Unique and delicious homemade desserts round out the extensive menu. A continuous array of slides takes you on a visual tour of this beautiful European country as you dine by candlelight in an atmosphere of old Spain. On warm summer evenings, you’ll enjoy dining in the outdoor cafe, reminiscent of the sidewalk cafes of Europe. There are so many dishes to try that you’ll want to return again and again.

Local Musician, Keenan Baxter, performing keyboards at DonQuijote Restaurant

Some people have come to Don Quijote expecting Mexican food, but the only thing the two have in common is the Spanish language. Spanish food, in the way it is prepared, is closer to Greek or even Italian cuisine than it is to Mexican. The Restaurant offers 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. Among the 25 different tapas available are calamares (octopus) Galician stuffed meat pastries, and the traditional Spanish potato omelet. Unique and delicious homemade desserts round out their extensive menu. And no Spanish restaurant is complete without the national dish of Spain – paella, don Quijote offers two versions of this amazing, multi-flavored dish.
Inside the restaurant, you’ll enjoy ethnic old Spanish décor including intricate iron and hand painted murals representing the restaurant’s namesake Don Quijote de la Mancha, a 17th century, world renowned character and novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. A continuous slideshow of Spain’s picturesque venues bring the beauty of the country to you. The slide show takes you on a visual tour of this beautiful European country as you dine by candlelight in an atmosphere of old Spain. When you enjoy your elegant, authentic meal over candlelight – don Quijote guarantees you’ll be back for seconds. On warm summer evenings, you can also enjoy dining in the outdoor cafe, reminiscent of the sidewalk cafes of Spain.

They will present their annual Live Flamenco Dinner & Show in October  with  Two seatings: In addition, they have their annual Wild Game buffet Dinner in March. Seats are available by reservation only.
To make reservations, or for more information about Don Quijote, call 219-462-7976 or visiting http://www.DonQuijoteValpo.com.

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