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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

1 Thank Hope S
Carmel, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent presentation and deliciousness. Authentic Spanish tapas and great wine and beer selection. We had the pulpo tapa and charred veggies, as well as a fantastic flan, rivaling anything I have eaten in Spain. Great service, lovely ambience. Highly recommended!

Thank Jody T
Chicago suburbs
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambience. Waitress very pleasant. The French bread loaf is perfect and a very nice size for the price. The meatballs were great too, accompanied by a great sauce. Our waitperson apparently forgot our potatoes bravos order, and when we asked about it after we had finished the meatballs she said it was "coming up shortly." Would have been better... More 

Thank WalkingLadyJ
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am not sure what to say about this restaurant. It is an expensive restaurant trying to pose as a "simple roadside stop."

2 Thank MariePhillips
Wylie, Texas
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

A tapas bar in Iowa...I definitely had a few reservations! But overall I was really impressed. I didn't care for the initial whiskey sour cocktail I tried, but when I switched to wine all was good. I tried the sirloin and scallops kebabs which were great. The baguette was good and the gambas were pretty good too. There was a... More 

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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
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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?