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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 for details.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
OBA! is excited to announce our partnership with Project Lemonade on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 10% of all purchases that evening will go directly to Project Lemonade. Please contact OBA! directly or visit opentable.com to make your reservation.
For more information about project lemonade, please visit their website at www.projectlemonadepdx.org
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¡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
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Even though the restaurant wasn't full it felt like the waitress was rushing us the whole time. Food was good, but they were out of prickly pear for margaritas and didn't know until 15 minutes after I had ordered it.
Once again Oba did not disappoint. Drinks, tableside quacamole and my swordfish entrée were all delicious and very well prepared. Lovely atmosphere and very attentive service. Our friends who were visiting from California and Arizona loved it. Highly recommend!
Wonderful evening with the family, friends. Food was fantastic with many different flavors in the mix. Niece has food allergies, peanuts and shell fish, they were happy to work with her so she had a confident, safe, wonderful meal as well. It was really a good evening with the family with great food, atmosphere, service and good time for all. Thanks
Oba is a longtime gem in the Pearl. The food was fantastic, the service spot on. My father in law spilled his almost-full beer and a server immediately helped clean it up and replenished his glass. My ceviche was perfect, as were the balance of chips that came with it. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly, and the rub on it tasted--forgive my inability to parse the flavors, but it tasted like Spain. We had our nine-year old son and although there is no child's menu they accommodated his tastes and appetite.
The only disappointment came when we ordered the guacamole, which they famously prepare tableside, and they were out. I guess we'll have to go back, just a little earlier!
Great service and delicious food. Fine dining experience that was worth the expense. Great vegetarian options and great drinks that delighted my wife. The table side guacamole was everything I'd hoped for and our entrees were cooked perfectly and thrilled our taste buds. We will be back.
Usually when we go to Oba it's a nice fairly quiet atmosphere. This time there were large, noisy family groups with small children in both dining areas so we couldn't have the romantic dinner we were hoping for. We used the groupon, which is a great deal. I had the steak which was very good, my husband had the Mahi Mahi. He thought it was too sweet. The service was very good and the food was very good.
We have been coming to Oba for 3 years and they never disappoint. They have an amazing happy hour that we eat in the bar or outside but this night we treated ourselves to the dining room and it was above expectation. The wine recommendation was perfect and our waiter was the perfect balance of attentive and personable. You can't miss at Oba.
We had a wonderful Happy Hour then moved to the dining room for dinner.
Service was terrific with our waiter providing a masterful overview for informed selections. Dinner was amazing!
Unfortunately the beer taps were down and on a triple digit temp day that is a problem. My husband & sons wanted an IPA (or two) in a big way.
Oba is always a fun place to have dinner & drinks. We arrived in time for happy hour and had some excellent grilled fish tacos, a Caesar salad with a nice little kick, and some fried vegetables with a deliciously spicy sauce. The cocktails are wonderful, and service was very good. The menu has plenty of good vegetarian options and tasty seafood dishes, and happy hour is a great value!
The ambiance is upscale and warm at the same time. Excellent wait-staff and delicious food.
I understand that the bar at Oba is a key hub of the social scene in Portland.
Oba has been here since the beginning in the Pearl. It has stood the test of time with few others.
Had an atypical experience this time around. Usually this is 5 stars all the way across and this was the same for the most part. The waitress seemed very flustered and off her game all night which is the only blemish on the evening. Otherwise everything was wonderful and I will be going back.
Disappointing service. Very slow service. Told waiter and hostess this was our sons birthday. In the past, they bring him a treat no singing (which we like) but they at least acknowledge his special day. Nothing - nada. So after waiting an eternity we jetted for Papa Haydn. Prime Rib gaucho style was overcooked, fatty and dried out. How that was possible - no idea. Halibut was sickeningly sweet. Cooked well but so sweet. Overall a major disappointment.
Oba is THE restaurant we return to every time we visit Portland. Our stays would not be complete without it.
1) They take reservations! Portland has many good food options, but too often they require an hour or more wait.
2) The atmosphere is quiet and dim, very refreshing and welcoming.
3) The waitstaff is always very attentive without being intrusive.
4) And most importantly, the food is delightful!
The bacon-wrapped jalapenos are incredible. Definitely get the table-side guacamole if you've 3-4 people.
I'm very conservative about my health and avoid eating risky things, but I absolutely trust their ceviche. When we went recently, it was a delightful mix of shrimp, avocado, and mango.
We had a very pleasant dining experience at Oba. The space is very nice, tables are set up so that you aren't squeezed in next to another table. The restaurant is quiet and very tastefully decorated. The service was absolutely wonderful. The food was excellent and the pairing of different flavors was so well done that we all enjoyed our meals immensely.
Not our first contact with Oba. An excellent meal, food always well prepared and a little bit different! Have already recommended to a friend. Also, the marionberry margarita is great, something not to be found elsewhere. Our dinner was perfect. Definitely a return visit will be forthcoming.
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