Portland, OR 97209
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
really good food. table side guacamole w ...
really good food. table side guacamole was good. for 2, we ordered, 3 tapas and 1 entrée which was too much food. server told us it would be fine for the 2 of us. we ordered everything at once. we got the 3 tapas at same time and then entrée came. next time, would just order 1 thing at a time to spread it out. overall very good and will go back, just will time our food a little better.
Lucas, our host was extremely prompt and ...
Lucas, our host was extremely prompt and gracious! Jennica was great!! I had friend visiting from Dallas TX and Jennica made her feel warm and welcome!!! Can't say enough about that table side guacamole !!! A must have!!! And the flash fried calamari; tender and delicious!! I had the Carne churrasco, prepared perfectly and Candace had the pan seared salmon. "Amazing ". Malasadas were out of this world!! "Luxurious".
Great ambiance for our NYE dinner! Servi ...
Great ambiance for our NYE dinner! Service is consistently friendly and knowledgeable about menu options. Great choices for many different palates. Was a little disappointed in our prime rib selection, the dish just seemed to lack love. I felt as though it was kinda thrown together after a busy NYE. Overall, we walked away satisfied in a generally good dining experience.
Did not expect much for New Years eve la ...
Did not expect much for New Years eve last minute reservation but staff was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Food was what we expected but it was the service that set them aside. Went to opening knight of OBa 18 years ago and there is a reasonably they are still going strong. My wife and Inpretty critical but commend the places that over deliver. Well done.
For starters we ordered a couple of exce ...
For starters we ordered a couple of excellent small plate selections with fresh gauc being made at our table. Really delicious. Also very scrumptious ceviche with warm chips.
Prime rib was order by three of us, 8 oz. was plenty. Also swordfish that was excellent.
Three of us met for a pre-show dinner at ...
Three of us met for a pre-show dinner at Christmas. Lovely decorations and delicious food and drinks made a special holiday meal an event!
Menu options were all tempting.
My swordfish with pesto was perfectly cooked with a delicious balance of flavors.
We wished the room was a little bit lighter so we didn't have to use cellphone flashlight to read the menu or see the lovely presentation of our plate!
The food was especially good--fresh ingr ...
The food was especially good--fresh ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and presented--and the casual/hip atmosphere made the evening feel special. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient, friendly without being obnoxious, and the auxiliary wait staff were helpful and professional.
We dined there for a birthday celebratio ...
We dined there for a birthday celebration. Jeffery was our server and he was outstanding. The food was great. The only draw back was the heat was not functioning and we froze. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the service and the food. I'm not sure how we have missed it for so long.
This is at least our 7th visit to OBA- f ...
This is at least our 7th visit to OBA- formerly our favorite restaurant. This time was WAY different. First off, they had lost their furnace for several days, so it was cold in there! No sign, no head's-up when we called, just SUPRISE- no heat! Next the service was marginal- no excitement, no warm greeting, and had to call for him to wait on us- twice. Maybe he was cold! Finally the food- although good- was nothing special. They seem to have lost their touch, and factor in the price- it isn't worth it any more. Sad to say, we will be looking for a new favorite restaurant.
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)
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