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
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.
Overall the food was good but not amazin ...
Overall the food was good but not amazing , wouldn't rush back . Service was rushed we hadn't finished our starters and main course was served . This may be a cultural thing but when out for a special occasion I don't believe you should be rushed . Ordered the guacamole and shrimp salad to share which was lovely and I had skirt steak which was tasty however my husband ordered the prime rib which was just ok , overcooked and the seasoning tasted very shop bought ! Straight after declining dessert the bill is on the table even although we hadn't finished our wine ! You can forgive that in a cheaper restaurant but not in a supposedly higher end restaurant ( which wasn't busy so the table wasn't needed )
This was my second time dining at Oba. U ...
This was my second time dining at Oba. Unfortunately, the service was terrible and the food average, especially at the high price point for very small portions. My partner's drink contained very little actual liquor, which based on the steep cost was disappointing. Overall, I would suggest coming here for happy hour (weekdays) unless you are on an expense account.
In spite of living in the area for 17 ye ...
In spite of living in the area for 17 years we had never tried Oba. Now we are glad we finally did. The meal was outstanding. Our server was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The noise level was such that we could actually carry on a conversation. We will be going back.
I was disappointed in everything. We had ...
I was disappointed in everything. We had to wait for our reservation and there were empty tables everywhere. It was over priced for the serving size. It was our twins 30th birthday and my son is a chef! He was the most disappointed..... no flavor to the food!!
We went for my girlfriend's birthday. It ...
We went for my girlfriend's birthday. It was fine. The decor is nice - it was strange to see families with little kids as I think of this as an upscale restaurant. The wine was really expensive - we got a tiny half bottle for $30. The waiter never brought bread to our table although I saw other tables had bread. The food was good and very tasty but the portions are small. We did not get dessert. Overall, just okay. But I will look for a new place next time.
We sat in the dining room, but the bar s ...
We sat in the dining room, but the bar seemed like the place to be! The food was very good - the portions are just right to have an appetizer, entree and dessert and feel like you have had a very satisfying meal. We had the Caesar salad, the skirt steak, the halibut, malasadas, and the chocolate dessert. All were very good. The service started out good, but then our server had too many tables and it lagged later on. The bar menu looked great too. There are three items on the dining room menu that serve 2 people - it would be fun to go back and try one of those menu items.
Service was bad. The portions were small ...
Service was bad. The portions were small, but the food was delicious. The worst part was that I forgot my license for drinks. I'm 26 and I know my license number and date of birth. I wish they would have been more accommodating
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