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) #28 of 198 Restaurants in Iowa City $$ - $$$ Spanish, American,
117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
+1 319-354-1001
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (26 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
“albondigas” (3 reviews)
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Spanish, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
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11 - 20 of 84 reviews

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...More

Thank msc196
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...More

Thank Melrosian500
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...More

1  Thank Hope S
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
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...More

Thank WalkingLadyJ
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
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...More

Thank miniviolet
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Last night I went to Devotay with my fiancée. We live in the area and have dined at many other local restaurants. However, the dining dissatisfaction of some friends had always steered us away from Devotay. I'm glad we neglected their advice last night. It...More

Thank IsleFun
Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was alone so just had the albondigas and Spanish tortilla tapas. And the red wine sangria, of course. All were terrific (especially the tortilla). Service is good too!

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed June 15, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended. Enjoyed authentic dishes with unique flavors - very tasty. Generous portions. Good wine selection. Pleasant and comfortable for a group.

Thank suehitn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Spanish, American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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
  • E-mail
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