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Spanish, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
+1 319-354-1001
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Iowa City, Iowa
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Devotay a few times, initially drawn to see how their Spanish dishes match up to those I had while living in Madrid. The atmosphere is great and I love Linn Street as a location for a nice meal. The prices simply are too high for the quality of the food. It seems a bit overhyped and... More 

Thank jmdeutmeyer
Iowa City, Iowa
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped for appetizers and a drink, a nice way to start the weekend after a long week. The wine list is small but they had just what i was looking for and served it in very nice stemware. The bartender was very knowledgeable and crafted my husband the drink he wanted and we enjoyed a nice cheeseboard to round... More 

Thank iowatraveler74
Portland, Oregon
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very charming. I was disappointed in the food. The paella was very greasy. The side salads were very fresh but with no distinct flavor or nuance. The pate de foi was literally the dimension of a 50-cent piece. I don't know if it was good or not. The octopus was tasty and the potatoes were good but... More 

Thank C1027
Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Tried this place as my husband and I enjoy tapas. Food selection was limited, a little pricey. Some were better tasting than others. Good location (near university) and nice ambience.

Thank klein012016
Level Contributor
62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

My wife and I go to Devotay at least once per month. We love the variety of Spanish Tapas as well as the Spanish wines. It is very romantic and cozy. The food is excellent, the service grand and the atmosphere charming. We like Raleigh as our server with his dry sense of humor.

Thank Alan B
Iowa City, Iowa
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

One of the birthday presents my wife provided for me for the big 50 was a gift certificate to Devotay (located about one block away from St. Mary's in Iowa City). Devotay specializes in small plate dining with a Spanish flare (or so goes the review in the local restaurant guides). Decor wise, it's comfortable and cozy, Spanish paintings on... More 

Thank Douglas F
Barcelona, Spain
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Lunch. House salad perfect: not a hint of wilt. Albóndigas: very nice interlaced onion. Patatas bravas: on the small side, but the sauce was tasty. Chocolate cake (called "tort") was rich. Service rather off-hand, but that's ok because it was efficient nevertheless and she mercifully didn't keep interrupting our conversation to ask 'if everything's looking good to you guys'- a... More 

Thank Pe R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We were introduced to Devotay when our daughter was an undergrad at Iowa 8 years ago. We went back for a wedding earlier this month and were so delighted to find the restaurant still fabulous. This is a funky, interesting restaurant with lots of delightful small plates. If you are lucky enough to find the peach, beet, tomato salad with... More 

Thank msc196
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a delightful little restaurant. We came for Tapas and Paella and wine when our friends went in other directions for food. I'm sorry they missed it. I may have had too much sangria but it didn't blunt the taste of all the excellent foods we tried. The paella was very good. The only loss was not enough crackers... More 

Thank Melrosian500
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Stopped by for a quick dinner between classes and was pleased with the wine and food choices. The tapas menu offers many options from meat to vegetarian. My server was attentive and also left me alone to read and enjoy my wine while I decided what to order. Good experience and would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Spanish, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-1001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?