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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
This was my birthday dinner, waited an hour for a cocktail before being seated, ordered prime rib medium rare, it was well done, they did replace this, but feel that for the price, no excuse for waiting so long for our first cocktail. And not even being told they would comp this after waiting so long.
Overall, wished we would have gone somewhere else.
My husband, daughter and I had a great meal at Oba. The dishes we ordered had an interesting blend of tastes that melded together deliciously. Our server and other wait staff were really nice and attentive without hovering. Our only issue was with the noise. The main dining room is so loud the three of us sometimes had trouble hearing our own conversation. This would not have been a good spot for a romantic dinner. We'll go back because we loved the food, but we'll make sure we don't need to have a lot of discussion over dinner when we do.
We had two Groupons for two 4 course menus. The server was great, the food was good. Started off with a queso fundido, one meat, one veggie, and they were decent. The Caesar salads were very good. The entrees were a ny strip or mahi mahi. We ordered two of the mahi mahi and they were both over cooked, but the steak was great. The dessert was good. I'm not sure if the quality was due to the Groupon, but I overall it was a great experience for the price.
Went there with a friend for the first time. I immediately had a good feeling about the place when we arrived...friendly hostess, nice decor and ambience. We had the salmon dinner, Cesar salad with pickled onions, tableside guacomole and beef empanadas. Everything was good but the guacamole was outstanding! I would try a different salad next time as this one was just average. A sweet finish of what were small banana filled dumplings coated with cinnamon and sugar with a small scoop of ice cream. Lovely!!!!
We had planned a Sunday date night to avoid the weekend crowd. We arrived at 7 and were told they were cleaning a table and it would be 5 minutes. We headed into the bar for a cocktail. The Old Fashions are great, friendly bartender. Two drinks later we had not seen the hostess so I went into the dining room. Others had been seated that were waiting in the lobby. Another 5 minutes we were seated, then ignored by the servers. It was not busy in the dining room. I spent 20 years in the business and couldn't see any reason for the non responsive service. When we finally did get approached by the server everything went well. We had the four course Chef's dinner we got from a Groupon promo. Then we find out they automatically add 18% gratuity to the full $100 value. We've been here before and had great service in the bar. Everyone has an off night, but if that would've been our first time I doubt we would go back.
We sat in a cozy booth celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. We had the four-course chef's seasonal special and both meals were spectacular (Mahi Mahi & New York strip). The vegetables, rice and potatoes were cooked superbly, and served piping hot. Our waitress helped us with a wine bottle selection that turned out to be fabulous to our tastes. We have eaten here several times in the past and the experience is always one of the best. We can't wait to come back again!
Food is very good, we had a Groupon, but the menus looked like a lot of good options. Our waiter, Mike, was very knowledgeable about the wine selection and picked out a good one to go with our food. The service was a bit slow so let them know if your on a time budget.
We had the Groupon deal and it was worth every penny!
Bar area was very popular and the bartenders were super friendly. Our food tasted excellent, especially the queso fundido! Restaurant was a little warm for us, but otherwise it was a great restaurant. We didn't do the tableside guacamole, but we would next time.
I have been here for Happy Hour numerous times and LOVE IT! Dinner was a new experience. The food was good although expensive ( Think over 150$ for two drinks a shared appetizer and dessert and two main dishes) . The service was great. We did fell packed in and it was loud, but our reservation was at 7:15 on a Saturday night so busy is an expectation but for that kind of money I would expect more than 2 feet clearance between tables. Overall it was nice.
My friends' steaks were very good, the wine was good, my husband's vegetarian dish was also very good. We especially liked an appetizer as well - the Queso Fundido, I think.
Our server was always right there when we needed her, but not hovering, and the ambiance was fabulous - really lush but somehow spare, because of the deep infused colors, I think. I would absolutely recommend Oba even though my own fish dish was overcooked.
Service was horrible, we sat at the bar, sat there for about 25 minutes before the server came to take our order. After that she was mia, we kept looking for her to order a drink. Food was great. To make thinks worse when we got the bill, an 18% tip had been added to to it. So she got a $25 tip for not doing anything. Not sure I'll go back.
Have enjoyed Oba several times and wonder what takes me back. The service was just ok... when we arrived the bar was almost empty. Took a long time to get 3 drinks and 2 of them were wine. (We each had two drinks each while we were there) The appetizers we ordered were good. Bacon wrapped jalapeños, (4) empanada, (1) and beef (2) and chicken (2) street tacos. Our total bill was $158.00. I think that's expensive but maybe not. If I recommend Oba I will tell of this experience.
My friend and I went for Portland Dining Month - can't think of a better place to take advantage of a deal like that for. Not only was everything delicious (as Oba always is), but our server Jennica was warm and delightful, which made our celebration all the more enjoyable. The hostess and other waitstaff were wonderful too. This is a fabulous Portland gem that I will always return to.
We dined at Oba and chose the Portland Dining Month fixed menu. The food was delicious, and the ambiance was relaxing. We commented that a restaurant that size is usually noisy, but we were able to have a normal conversation without shouting to one another. The chocolate soufflé had a grainy texture - that was the one low point in an otherwise wonderful dining experience!
We selected Oba for our pre-theatre dinner. It was our first time there. The decor is interesting and the staff is very knowledgeable and polite. The offerings on the menu looked so scrumptious that it was hard to decide which entree to choose. The food, the blend of flavors and the presentation was so delicious we wanted to lick our plates clean...literally. We also enjoyed coffee and dessert, which again, was very satisfying. We shall return.
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!
A rare night out with just my son (28). We enjoyed Oba very much. Nice vibe, friendly waiter. We started with outstanding, strong margaritas and tasty dinner salads. Next, he had a beef dish; I had mahi mahi; both excellent. ! Dessert was flan, but we decided we were too full and they both went home with son. Definitely will go back.
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