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Located in the heart of the Pearl District, ¡Oba! Restaurante is known for its lively atmosphere, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine. ¡Oba!’s menu is where bold Latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. ¡Oba!’s inventive cuisine, stunning design, award-winning wine list and commitment to excellent guest service have sustained a solid following and 17 successful years.
Portland, OR 97209
Latin American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday 5:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call Oba's Event Coordinator, Galit Reilly 503.750.7675, for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
¡Oba!’s Havana Room is the perfect space for your next birthday celebration, family get together or even a girl’s night out. Vibrant color, dancing light, spicy undertones and the rich history of long-held family traditions serve as a framework for a truly transformational dining experience.
Oba Ratings and Reviews
We took advantage of the Portland Dining Month special and were not disappointed. Wonderful kale salad, delicious carne asada steak and yummy gluten-free chocolate soufflé with ice cream were all fantastic. We left comfortably full and pleased that we ate dinner at Oba!
This was a four friend get together in Portland. We booked for 7.30pm on. Saturday. The restaurant called to confirm and were attentive and ready when we arrived. Our friends were late so we waited in the bar area for everyone to turn up. Lively atmosphere. Guava mojito and Altbier to wash down the excellent Arepas. Guava syrup was overkill and too sweet, would go with original next time. Once our friends all arrived our table was ready immediately. Pisco sours were enjoyed by all but we all agreed they could have been more lime-forward. Merlot with dinner was excellent. Swordfish, costillas, and the salmon we had would all bring us back again. The atmosphere was lively throughout. Service was attentive without being obtrusive.
This was my second time at Oba-- first time in the dining room. The food was incredible! We each participated in Portland dining month so we got to try both offered entrees. The shrimp and polenta was amazing! The dessert at the end was the perfect finish. However, the service was sub par. She was very obviously uninterested in our table as she was much friendlier to the other tables around us in her section. As somebody who has worked in the industry my entire life, I'd expect a liiiittle more from a quality restaurant. We'll be back, but will sit in the bar next time!
The food was phenomenal. The polenta and prawns were perfectly cooked. The portions were perfect and the dessert was divine. It was an amazing meal. And though we didn't order it, a table next to us ordered guacamole and chips and the chef came out to the table and made it right there so it would be customized to the diners heat preference. All in all a wonderful dining experience.
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Not A Bang4aBuck.
Honestly my favorite part of this visit to OBA restaurant was the fantastic service in the bar.
The Food : The table side guacamole is a good idea and I recommend it at $20.00 The pulled pork tapas are too tiny and over priced. The tacos are the same tiny and over priced. The idea of serving street food is luring but after arriving and dinning here I wouldn't try it again. It seems to me that I can find the menu on the average food truck but at a better price.
We loved the food and the server was good. The drawbacks were the low light level, we saw several people pulling out cell phones to use for light to read the menu by, and the noise level from everyone talking and music playing. The acoustics were bad. It was also slow in between courses. I think maybe not going on a Saturday night, would be better. But, the food made up for a lot of the drawbacks as it was so yummy.
The food and service were wonderful! This was a very busy Saturday night. Even though the lobby was full with anxious diners, we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. Hostess and waitstaff handled a busy night with grace. The tableside guacamole was fantastic, but the swordfish stole the show!
The atmosphere was nice and the food was excellent I flavor but small in portion. When you pay about $30 for the main course and realize you needed to order a few tapas on top of that if you wanted to leave fulfilled its a bit disappointing. Maybe 10 bites worth of skirt steak at best.
Nicely done job by the staff here. It was crazy busy but the staff did a great job communicating to those waiting and keeping everyone informed. They had a new girl working the hostess desk (her first day or two) and she did an awesome job! Just kept smiling and treating everyone so kindly. Most new people would run and hide from these situations but she didn't. Give her a raise! Food was great and cocktails were very affordable for such a nice establishment. Would definitely recommend to friends and family for many occasions.
Amazing dinner every time. Food is delicious and always impeccable. I've never had a dish that wasn't memorable. My favorite appetizers are queso fundito, ahi tuna, and coconut prawns. The steaks are perfection. I had the salmon special and it was extremely moist & favorable. Excellent wine list but you must start with a margarita first!
We decided to try Oba as part of the Portland Dining Month. Dessert was excellent, the salad was good but a bit too much dressing. The two of us who had Carne Asada would still be chewing if we hadn't given up, very tough. The waiter was kind enough to take the cost of one meal off the bill. Excellent service. Perhaps, happy hour would be better.
Took advantage of the Portland March Madness and tried out Oba. We were very happy with the selected menu and everything was amazing!! Portions were a little small but we were filled up by the time we got through dessert and the lava cake was amazing! Service was impeccable and liked the vibe of the restaurant. I would definitely come back again...Oba!
We used a Groupon for the 4 course meal and it was amazing! The New York Strip steak was probably the best steak I've ever had. We had the Queso Fundido with chorizo and the coconut prawns as appetizers. I loved them both but my husband thought the sauce on the prawns was too sweet. The Flan for dessert was a perfect light ending to our meal. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was classy and cozy. We will definitely be back.
We had tickets to see the Oregon Symphony which started at 7:30 we got to our reservation at 5:30 but a time we got our main course it was almost 7 o'clock the waitress was fantastic but the kitchen was extremely slow I would not recommend this if you're in a hurry but the food was very good
My fiance and I wanted somewhere special to go to celebrate Valentine's Day, 6 month's at our new jobs, two months of our engagement, and our Anniversary.
It was such a nice evening together and I had forgotten how good the table-side guacamole is. GET IT. ALWAYS ORDER IT.
We will definitely be back and we cannot recommend Oba enough to friends and family!
Waiter was spectacular but my wife's main course (steak) was horrible. It was so tough that she ended up taking it home for our dog. It was the type of steak one might expect at a $12 buffet, not at a high end restaurant.
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