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
We used a Groupon for the 4 course meal and it was amazing! The New York Strip steak was probably the best steak I've ever had. We had the Queso Fundido with chorizo and the coconut prawns as appetizers. I loved them both but my husband thought the sauce on the prawns was too sweet. The Flan for dessert was a perfect light ending to our meal. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was classy and cozy. We will definitely be back.
We had tickets to see the Oregon Symphony which started at 7:30 we got to our reservation at 5:30 but a time we got our main course it was almost 7 o'clock the waitress was fantastic but the kitchen was extremely slow I would not recommend this if you're in a hurry but the food was very good
Waiter was spectacular but my wife's main course (steak) was horrible. It was so tough that she ended up taking it home for our dog. It was the type of steak one might expect at a $12 buffet, not at a high end restaurant.
We had a great meal at Oba. We went there with a Chef's Menu through Groupon. I had been there twice before, but my boyfriend had not. We were early for our reservations so we had drinks in the bar and table-side guacamole which was amazing! The bar was really, really loud. It was very hard to carry on a conversation and while we were told we could eat in the bar we decided not to because of the noise level. We were seated around 7:45 in the dining room and honestly the noise level in there wasn't much better and we even had a booth. I am 50 so take that into account (at 30 , maybe even 40 the noise may not have bothered me so much). By the time we left around 10:00 it had quieted down a lot. I imagine that it would be a different dining experience on a weeknight rather than a weekend night. So take that for what it is worth. I would definitely dine there again even on a weekend, but would probably try to go early or later than we did just so we could more easily have a conversation. The food was amazing and the service was great!
The service, especially for cocktails, was incredibly slow. We ordered our second cocktails as soon as the first ones were delivered and even then one of us never even got the second cocktail. The waiter was not attentive, for a restaurant of this price range we shouldn't need to ask for water refills (and then never actually get them). All of that aside, their food is delicious! The home made table side guacamole is awesome.
This is the second time we've been to Oba and it was as excellent as it was the first time we visited. There was a wonderful ambience that was paired with delicious food and great wine. I would definitely recommend this anyone looking for an upscale restaurant with a Latin feel.
We made a reservation, but still had to wait for a while. It took 45 minutes to get our salad and another 30 after we finished that for our entree to come. The servers were nice enough, but the wait times were too long. The environment and location were good, but I won't be coming back.
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 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! 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 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 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 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 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.
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