I just had a fantastic meal at Devotay in Iowa City.
It was a little hard to find, on Linn Street between Market & Jefferson, but it had plenty of parking on the street and a small lot behind the building.
Devotay is a tiny place, about 45 seats. They specialize in Tapas, but it's a quirky, ecclectic place that mixes the extremely traditional with influences from all over. The linens, silver & china are all mismatched, and I understand that Kim Friese, one of the owners, makes a lot of the plates, bowls and mugs by hand (she's a potter).
We had a selection of tapas, including a traditional tortilla espanola served with a not so traditional aioli, then a locally baked bread called "fougasse" (Devotay puts LOTS of emphasis on the whole "buy local" thing), followed by a sherry-glazed chorizo and "alcachofas," marinated artichokes.
We ordered 2 big paellas, full of saffron rice, shellfish, sausage and a local, organic chicken. Tomatoes, peppers, peas, olives, whole garlic confit - just fantastic.
I highly recommend this restaurant, voted "Best in the Area" in TWO separate area newspaper readers' surveys in 2005, to anyone in the IC area.
It's at 117 N Linn, 319-354-1001