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.
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
Service was prompt, although when we wer ...
Service was prompt, although when we were seated the restaurant was pretty empty so the server was a little too attentive. This mellowed out when more tables were seated, though. The guacamole appetizer is always a favorite, and the entrees were well prepared and very tasty. Cocktails are also delicious and the new menu is great!
We have gone to Oba for special dinners ...
We have gone to Oba for special dinners twice now. Each time has been great. Their menu is not too big or small. Everyone can find something to eat and it will be delicious. Cocktails are awesome and a good value. I have also been for happy hour, which is also a great value and a fun environment.
I have been recommending Oba to everyone ...
I have been recommending Oba to everyone I know for years. They used to have wonderful service, a tapas menu that worked for two people as well as large groups. I was so surprised that I could not even get good choices of appetizers.
The guacamole table side was very good though. I asked the server if it had changed and I was told it has changed several times. Not the answer I would have expected. My daughter (23 years old) noticed the service was less than stellar. The meal was so very expensive and I do not mind paying high prices for value. Thankfully, the special was interesting, as the menu had nothing I would want besides "guacamole". The place used to be soon energetic. Not any more, sadly! We walked a mile to get there as well. Had better options close by. I was told Taste of Alder would have been a better choice. So sorry.
We went to dinner for my birthday, befor ...
We went to dinner for my birthday, before a show at The Armory. The food and service were amazing! Tableside Guacamole is delicious! And the cocktails are also great! Our server was totally accomodating when he thought we need to leave in 15 minutes for a show, not in 1 hour and 15 minutes! (due to a daylight savings misunderstanding)
The food was delicious and the cocktails ...
The food was delicious and the cocktails were excellent, though it was a little pricey. The service was very good. The ambiance is also pleasant with festive lighting and energy without being crowded, though it was a bit noisy for more intimate group conversation.
This place was perfect for a cloudy rai ...
This place was perfect for a cloudy rainy day . We had enjoyed latin dishes that kept us warm and comfortable.
We tried the special mojitos. They were great.
We appreciated the serving sizes were appropriate for us.
We were able to move to a quieter table with good lighting.
Decided to try Oba after reviews on open ...
Decided to try Oba after reviews on open table and yelp. Menu looked interesting and like the fusion cooking. Jeffrey our server was very welcoming, the best part of the meal. Had the tuna crudo, which was good, but very spicy...maybe i did not see that on the menu description. We also had the table side quacomole which was bland as could be and certainly not worth $18....
Dinner was okay, Salmon was a bit dry. Overall, a nice place but would not return.
The food was excellent this visit. The ...
The food was excellent this visit. The tuna tower and chile relleno with goat cheese were divine. Check-in was a little rough, but once they figured out how to seat a 4-top with a reservation (we were early - they seated us 20 minutes late), it was all great!
Celebrated our Anniversary there. Food ...
Celebrated our Anniversary there. Food was delicious. Everything that Jeff suggested were spot on awesome. Great service too. A little on the spendy side I think, but it was definitely worth it. Will need to check out their Happy Hour soon.
I have peculiar food prohibitions (low F ...
I have peculiar food prohibitions (low FODMAP: no wheat nor dairy, no onions nor garlic, etc.) and chose this restaurant for its location near the theater and because it advertised gluten free options. My selection was fairly tasteless, given all my restrictions, but the food I cook at home is not. It would be nice if there were one tasty gluten and dairy free optionl. The server was wonderfully helpful, however.
Went on a pregnant ladies date with a fe ...
Went on a pregnant ladies date with a few friends. Split a bunch of entradas (all completely delicious), and asked the waiter to bring us a pitcher of virgin Margaritas but to pretend it was full of alcohol. He entertained us and helped us forget we were pregnant for a few moments.
My wife and I have been going to Oba! fo ...
My wife and I have been going to Oba! for many years. The food and service are simply outstanding. I don't know why Oba doesn't make the lists of top restaurants in Portland. I guess the food snobs always need to have a hip new place to promote--what a shame. Many of the restaurants on the top dining lists are not as good as Oba.
We have been to this restaurant many tim ...
We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and it really isn't as great of a place that it use to be. The old classic items coconut shrimp, pork chop, and others have been removed and the new items are just not as good. The service was excellent but I really didn't see the value for what you get as far as the entrees are concerned.
Will not be going back any time soon.
Had heard of and walked past the locatio ...
Had heard of and walked past the location 100 times but this was my first time in. Wasn't disappointed. Everything was prepared perfectly and our server was knowledgeable and personable. Would definitely recommend as one of the best places in PDX I've eaten.
Family dinner for my wife's birthday mea ...
Family dinner for my wife's birthday meal since she loves Latin food. My boys 10 & 15 were no overly excited but left asking if we could come back again next weekend. Often overlooked jewel in Portland. I have never been disappointed at Oba and certainly would not take a chance at for a special occasion if I wasn't convinced.
I went to celebrate my birthday with fr ...
I went to celebrate my birthday with friends from out of town and I had a reservation for 6. I requested a table that was not in the middle of the room but that was not possible. It was so noisy we could not even hear our waiter or each other. It was terrible and it ruined my birthday celebration. Go to the bar for happy hour but don't go for a special occasion. So disappointed.
The price was way too high for the quali ...
The price was way too high for the quality. I would feel much better about spending a lot of money of the food blew me away but it didn't. We got such a small amount of chips with our queso and ceviche is was silly. I feel like I'm this town you can get the same quality for a lot less.
Had dinner here while visiting Portland ...
Had dinner here while visiting Portland and staying in the Pearl District. My kind of restaurant: casual, good cocktails, unusual food offerings with delicious results. Since I wasn't particularly hungry I ordered the empanadas starter which was just right, delicious and priced fairly.
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