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117 N Linn St, between Market & Jefferson, Iowa City, IA 52245-2141
+1 319-354-1001
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (24 reviews)
“paella” (14 reviews)
“albondigas” (3 reviews)
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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
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Reviews (83)
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Food was excellent. Wine was good. Service was acceptable, but be prepare to wait for your food (waited 50 minutes for our paella, but it was worth the wait).

Thank milenamcfeeters
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a great place to dine or lunch with tasty and diverse selections.A great destination for a couple or family.

Thank 307seascape
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

Thank jmdeutmeyer
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank iowatraveler74
Reviewed 6 January 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...More

Thank C1027
Reviewed 9 December 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
Reviewed 12 November 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...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 24 September 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...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 20 September 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...More

Thank Pe R
Reviewed 23 August 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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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