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117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
+1 319-354-1001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (27 reviews)
“paella” (19 reviews)
“chorizo” (6 reviews)
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Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We had our first visit at Devotay and it was very good. The lamb meat balls, empanadas and grilled calamari were our favorites. The paella was good, not our favorite dish. Only issue was it seemed a bit dry. We’ve eaten a lot of paella...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

I am a sucker for a good small plates restaurant. It is so much fun to try a multitude of dishes. This was our second time, but it had been a couple years. The restaurant and bar area are warm and cozy. I recommend a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Ate dinner mid week in July. The place has more potential than it delivered. It was good. It portends to be more so the critic in me says they can’t be ranked on the same scale as Hamburg Inn #2. Service was good but not...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Went with aged parents who are not much into tapas. Made a reservation but couldn’t be seated for 15 minutes later. Service very slow. Food good

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank M272OTannem
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We had not eaten at Devotay for several years. This weekend, we had both dinner and breakfast there and were very pleased with both. The food clearly shows the commitment to using fresh local produce, and dishes include some nice enhancements, e.g., a fruit bowl...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank maryjol2013
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I have been a fan of Devotay for years, but now I think it's even better! Under new ownership, something magic is happening in the kitchen. The restaurant still maintains its charm- large windows, funky art, plants and linens-and provides a welcoming atmosphere. My friends...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ktmck1
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I stopped here for lunch; I was one of three diners in the place. The modest size interior is quite pleasant with nice art adorning the walls. Unfortunately, the food I was served was very average or below. I tried the soup of the day...More

Date of visit: May 2018
2  Thank RogerIowa
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Had a great experience here and the menu had many tempting options. Service was a little slow but nothing that upset the experience.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank David P
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Enjoyed Sunday brunch with friends. The dining room is bright and staff attentive. The new menu offers nice new options for breakfast on the weekends. And very nice to see weekday lunches again. Bravo! The chicken salad with greens is a filling portion and nutrient...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank GailCheryl
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We love Paella and do not expect large portions, but the paella for two was Jack Sprat scale. Our friends had the tapas and, typically, stopped buying before being satisfied. Rumors are that new owners (2018) are trying lower prices, expanded menu, and earlier opening...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank MikeB490
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November 23, 2017|
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Response from Keri5476 | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem finding street parking during the week. Weekends while the University is in session may be another story.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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