Eva

4.6
177 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Eva is dedicated to and named after chef Charlie Perry's great grandmother. Eva Coombs passed on her respect for quality ingredients, an emphasis on the nourishing benefits of food and most importantly, the shared pleasure of eating. At Eva, our shared plates promote a communal sense of enjoyment. We have an extensive and varied small plates menu, craft cocktails and hand picked wine list.




Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 359-8447
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charlie Perry
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Catering
Please call for details and pricing.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
300 S.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 177 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.4
service
4.2
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This is my favorite place to eat! Good food and drinks. Fantastic setting and I love the family style shared plates!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was all delicious and a great value. A bit noisy but we were very near the music speakers.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Near downtown attractions and recommended. Tapas format. Service quite good; server was prompt, friendly and very helpful. Creative menu; food well prepared.
A bit noisey but tables are small so conversation was not adversely affected. Prices moderate; good value.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good service and good food served tapas style (two plates/person filled us up).

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Eva is one of my favorite places to go. Everything on the menu is amazing, the service is always great and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

If you can get beyond the noise - don't they believe in noise-reduction tiles? - the place is really, really good. Go for the trout!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This was a pre-Shania Twain concert dinner. Our group was primarily vegetarian and we had plenty of options ordering tapas-style. The Brussel sprouts; the carrots and the pizza were terrific. Delicious and easy to share. We ordered the steak and potatoes for the carnivores. The meat was nicely seasoned and tender and the potatoes absorber a lot of the flavoring. Dessert was the chocolate cake and the upside down corn cake. Both bakes to perfection and easily devoured. The Paloma cocktail with the Reposado tequila is a perfect summer drink. We will be back for more.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Restaurant EVA offers great selection of dishes - tapas style, wines and other alcoholic beverages. The service is quick, staff very friendly, food is delicious, definitely would go back.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Our eldest child's name is Eva so made a reservation on our last night in Salt Lake. Found a sweet white wine that we enjoyed. Ordered five small plates to share and 2 kids each ordered the namesake steak.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

One of the main reasons I picked Eva for my daughter was the hundreds of positive reviews about the food. Here's what I wish the reviews had said:

This is upscale bar food. Expensive appetizers that taste delicious but won't fill you up. I knew I was going to leave hungry when the waiter said they didn't want to "overwhelm us with food" when describing the small plate concept.

Now, some of the food was absolutely delicious, but it wasn't every plate. For me, it was the ribs that might bring me back. But the Brussels Sprouts that everyone raved about could have been a plate of chopped cabbage for all I knew.

Another interesting note that I didn't see in other reviews was that they didn't bring your food out all at once, it was plate by plate. This made for an interesting eating experience and was probably the only way they could manage a large order in such a small table, even with kid sized plates.

In short, this is a unique place with flavorful food and tight quarters. I'm sure it would be better if you were just going to hang out, have a drink or two, and wanted to enjoy a little food on the side.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Food was great! The dishes leaned toward the spicy side. The Shrimp & Hominy was so delicious. Noise level was high. Temperature level inside was very warm. The Sangria cocktail was too spicy for me. The G&T cocktail was so good! The Diavola Pizza was really good & the crust had a great crispy texture.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The menu was stuck in the depth of winter, even though it was the middle of a hot July. Few light, fresh options. Instead, heavy dishes such as roasted harissa carrots with goat cheese or brussel sprouts. Most of the vegetable and flatbread options were overdressed, over-charred, and over-porked.

The space is intimate and casual. But the menu really needs to change with the seasons.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Eva's was recommended by our family for fun small plate dining. We enjoyed everything that we ordered and would love to return

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

It might be the best dinner out we’ve ever had! We shared 6 plates and all of them were beyond delicious. If we lived there we would be regulars.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The food exceeded expectations! I enjoyed each of the small plates. Do your table a favor and order the cornmeal cake. It was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.

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3.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Was a hot day and the temperature in the restaurant was probably 85 degrees
We were not told there wa a patio in back an option.
Food choices were great and a saving option
Waiter wAs distant and disinterested
Was told my sons birthday but no special service or Perk
It felt like we were doing them a favor by being there

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

This was an excellent find. The food was exceptional and at a very good value. The small plates were brought two at a time and the flavors were extraordinary. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a family of 7 get together. We ordered almost the entire menu and EVERYTHING was excellent. This place has easily the best tapas and some of the best food in Utah.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

High quality food...especially enjoyed the steak brushetta. Recommend sitting on the patio.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Got in early and beat the rush on a Friday evening. Had the calamari, kale salad, roasted vegetables and fig pizza. Pizza and vegetables were great. Salad was just average and calamari pretty good. Had the corn cake dessert and it was outstanding. Ambiance was a little dark and place was pretty casual. I enjoyed the tapas style of eating.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My husband and I went on a double date to Eva's in the middle of the week and we enjoyed the food, the drinks and the atmosphere. The noise level is appropriate for good conversation and the food was delicious. We tried the sauteed brussels sprouts, the grilled asparagus, the cheese and meat board, the spinach and potato gnocchi and the togarashi fried chicken. Will go back again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Eva's exceeded my expectations for the planning, execution, and obviously food for my special event that I had there. They were so helpful and accommodating. The food knocked it out of the park which is par for the course for Eva's. I highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I decided to try Eva for a birthday dinner and the food was very good, especially for Utah. Service was friendly and prompt. Cool, hip downtown spot. The sort of places Salt Lake City needs more of. I wish they'd offered us a seat on the patio (which was basically empty). Food quality is very good, but not outstanding. Overall, I'd give it a 4.2.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

All the food was amazing especially loved the beef spare ribs and beetroots.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fantastic evening, great atmosphere, chill

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Evas was very interesting, the food was good, service good, it was fun sharing the plates, would go again for sure ! Great place

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Eva is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Great atmosphere, particularly the stealth outdoor dining. Perfect spot for sharing the many creative and delicious small plate options. I am already dreaming of the ones I didn't order and cannot wait to return to try. Terrific night out.

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

A little dark and gloomy inside. Food is good and different. We enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We loved our first visit to Eva. Our server knew the menu perfectly and gave great advice. She was kind and attentive. We love the tapas menu style, and ordered 5 dishes and a dessert which was frankly two plates too much, but the food was so delicious, beautiful and well prepared that we didn’t care. We will be back soon. Great for conversation and a meal that’s nicer than most, but not too formal or expensive.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

It was not quite as quiet as I would have hoped, but the atmosphere was pleasant.
The food, while unfamiliar, was very good. Often I don't like things that are unfamiliar, but despite it's newness, I really enjoyed the food.

The service was good, but I felt that our servers could have been a little more interested in our hopes and intentions. They did make an effort to explain how tapas plates work, which was very appreciated-- we had never done that before.

I would be more than willing to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everyone enjoyed everything! It was original, tasty and good to share. Our only iffy dish was the trout...too much breading.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This place is very charming and I understand the appeal, but we found the experience to be generally underwhelming. Dishes lacked depth and weren't particularly memorable. Service was also very slow; sat for over two hours for 5 plates, often with empty wine glasses. Wouldn't go out of our way to return.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The pizza (highly recommended by the server) came out to burnt to eat. Other then that, good food.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I found this place looking for dinner before a Eccles Center performance. They were attentive to helping us ensure we stayed on schedule while still serving delicious food. The atmosphere is informal and décor on the inside "patio" is very cool.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was my second time at this restaurant, and it was less enjoyable than the first. My gin and tonic was flat, and half of the dishes we ordered (calamari, shrimp & hominy) were not very good. The harissa carrots were still pretty tasty, though not as good as my first visit. Also, we asked if they had outdoor seating, and the hostess said "yes" and took us to their back area, which is not outside, but rather in a roofed-over narrow alley (or something -- it's an odd space). I will probably give it another chance, given the dearth of good restaurants in SLC, but I was disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2018

WE would never come back because of the noise level of the music.
We asked 3 times to have it turned down and it seemed to us as if they
turned it up.
Not pleasant to not be able to hear the conversation.
Music was not background music: it was soloists screaming.
We will not be back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

While Eva was not our first choice (only because we didn’t know how amazing the food was) I am so happy we stumbled on it after our other place fell through! The service was amazing, we got to try some delicious plates ranging from asparagus to trout to pizza, and it wasnt so filling we couldn’t eat dessert. The ambiance was also classy but casual and a little chic thrown in for good measure. Lots of food options to choose from as well. You have to get the warm chocolate cake with the ice cream!!! It was all amazing, and definitely an undiscovered gem in Salt Lake City!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

An excellent Tapas location. Small operation but very friendly and excellent food. Recommend the Short Ribs and the Duck Confit.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The menu was eclectic, it really exercised my taste buds. I had the duck which was very well prepared. I would order it again in a heartbeat. We also had the meat and cheese plater for an appetizer. Any opportunity to have the some of the more exotic cheeses, somthing that as a rule isn’t found in the in my fridge, is wonderful. My wife had the steak and was very happy. The potions were reasonable.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Pre thester

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