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
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
The guacamole was amazing! Table side pr ...
The guacamole was amazing! Table side prepared and tasted great but that's the only good thing we had at Oba. We ordered salmon, it was only partially cooked, and everything on the plate was cold when it arrived. We also ordered the vegetarian enchiladas. They were hot but nothing special. Why this place is on Portlands 35 must eat at restaurant list is beyond me. Don't bother.
Food was good, but service was not. Had ...
Food was good, but service was not. Had a reservation but still got sat in the back room. Felt forgotten back there. Server was not attentative; took a long time for each course to arrive. Asked for more chips with the ceviche, she acted way put out. Entrees took so long...room was almost empty by then. Got about 4 oz of flank steak, 2 fingerling potatoes cut in half, for $27. Yikes...def not a good value. Good food not amazing, does not warrant such inflated prices.
The first thing I noticed after stepping ...
The first thing I noticed after stepping into the restaurant was that there was a bit of a musty smell. Nothing disturbing but just reminded me of an old building smell. Room was quiet at 5:30, service was excellent, ambiance was good but the food was awesome! We had prime rib and an appetizer and a couple of drinks. Quite spendy but the food was better than most nice restaurants I've been to...truly extraordinary.
Great food, great service . Sat in the d ...
Great food, great service . Sat in the dining room area. Great booths around the outside. For more intimate settings. The prime rib was amazing. Shared the bill with friends: shared two appetizers ( bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers, amazing, and chips and salsa) everyone had one Achoholic beverage per person, and each had entrées ran just under 100 bucks per couple.
The service was great, the food was gorg ...
The service was great, the food was gorgeous...but all I really care about is how it tastes. The chile relleno was boring, it might almost have been frozen and microwaved. It wasn't bad -- just not worth $17. The same applied to salads, a mundane green salad and a jicama salad with too much jicama and not enough greens. I'd have been pretty bummed, except for the lamb -- which was outstanding. Wow! Carmelized brown sauce on a gorgeous cut of lamb, perfectly seared, with greens and quinoa that just complemented the sauce.
Conclusion: Not bad, but not a place for foodies, despite the lamb. Great service. Beautiful presentation, but who cares if the food doesn't deserve it?
I've never been disappointed with Oba an ...
I've never been disappointed with Oba and I've been there numerous times, both at the bar and in the restaurant. Oba offered me a free entree since it was my birthday, so took 2 friends and had a fabulous dinner. They really know how to cook seafood--one had the salmon, another the halibut, and I had skirt steak--all were fantastic. Well prepared, subtle and interesting sauces, great service, beautiful ambience...nothing to complain out, and I'm picky. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but I put great value, because you get what you paid for. Every preparation from appetizers (made to order at your table guacamole) to the amazing desserts are spot on.
Our experience at OBA this last Tuesday ...
Our experience at OBA this last Tuesday evening was every bit as good as our prior experiences. The food is excellent. The service is very good. It's a little loud when the place is packed and it's a little pricy but the overall experience is worth the price of admission.
This was anniversary date night away fro ...
This was anniversary date night away from the kids and everything was great, especially the waiter Brant. The portion size with price seemed a little out of category for Opentable but acceptably so. I was very pleased with our dinner, my wife had Columbia River Salmon while I enjoyed a perfectly cooked Halibut. Dessert was equally enjoyable as we had the Chocolate Almond Cake and a couple Lattes.
Our dining experience at Oba was beyond ...
Our dining experience at Oba was beyond wonderful. The food was really delicious. We both had halibut, done to perfection. The appetizer vegetables are one of our favorites. I had a marionberry margarita, which was excellent, and the tres leches cocoanut cake while my partner had the 3 little things, also very good. Service was timely and comfortable. Can't wait to return. We have also eaten in the bar, 3 or 4 times, always excellent.
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