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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Don Quixote Restaurant & Grill

1721 Babcock Rd. (Callaghan Rd.) Send to Phone
Don Quixote jousts with local perceptions of Spanish cuisine and teaches us a lesson or two about the real thing.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Flamenco Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Don Quixote Restaurant & Grill Restaurant Review

: Given all the pretenders to Spanish culinary royalty that have emerged of late (it takes more than a tapa or two to make a monarch), it’s encouraging to learn that the quest for simple Spanish dishes, well-prepared without pretension, is not an impossible dream. Don Quixote’s owners are the real thing, and their croquetas of chicken, ham or cod make that clear from the first bite. The tortilla española, a modest, omelet-like dish of egg and potato, proves that plates needn’t be streaked, dotted and decorated in order to shine. And hearty fare on the order of lusty lentil soup and cocido madrilèno with chickpeas and sausage would sustain any pilgrim pair in their search for truth in cooking. The unattainable Dulcinella is actually accessible here in the form of arroz con leche, traditional flan and the brûlée-like crema catalana. Flamenco fans congregate in the simply decorated space on weekends, turning it into a percussive portrait of Seville de noche.


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