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Oba Restaurant

#122 of 3,437 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038 (NW Hoyt)
+1 503-228-6161
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to Oba for years and it stays consistent. While the food is always average or slightly better, it's never been bad. And the blood orange margarita is to die for. I typically just do the bar, not the restaurant. Lots of seating and good service.

Thank Sheryl A
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just love the guacamole made right at your table. The Marion berry marg are a To kill for. Food is great, service is great. Fun place to go with friends

Thank Kioers30
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steak was perfect and went really well with the chipotle/horseradish sauce. It had nice atmosphere and I liked the margarita as well.

Thank dudestupid
Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oba provides a variety of food options with a Cuban flare. Options include fish, steak, or vegetarian. My favorite dish there has been the macadamia crusted swordfish, but it was recently discontinued. If you are there for dinner try the guacamole made at your table and a house margarita. You can't go wrong with either no matter your main entrée.... More 

Thank CairoE13
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, the food is also good. Not a big selection, the desert menu is a little bit disappointing.

Thank Shimon S
Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guacamole made at the table was delicious and fun to watch. Salmon dinner was well prepared. In the past Marion berry daiquiri has been a favorite summer offering. $$$

Thank Pamela Q
Portland, Orgeon
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went there for sisters birthday. Made a reservation since there was 16 of us. When we arrived they had a table ready and explained there would be 1 check and a 20% gratuity added. Drinks were ordered. when they were brought out 2 of us were told they were out of the beer we ordered. This was 6 PM on... More 

Thank Insulationman
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is has been here for years. It's always consistent and good. Solid place and great for parties because they have a nice private party room with a private bar.

Thank Dmhuyssoon
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Came here with family. The decor and ambiance were very nice, as were the chips and dip we had at the beginning. Their margaritas were excellent as well. For dinner, two of us had steaks and were disappointed. Although we as fo

Thank LUMIN1110
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! So glad we chose Oba's for our New Years dining. Drinks were great, beautiful and delicious appi's, wonderful dinner. Waitress made a perfect dessert recommendation. Lovely atmosphere! Loved the low lights and decor.

Thank Lovetobikevacation

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Central American, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3038
    (NW Hoyt)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-228-6161
Located in the heart of the Pearl District, Oba! Restaurant is known for its festive atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and vibrant, award-winning Nuevo Latino cuisine.Oba! Restaurante opened in Portland, Oregon in October 1997 by owner Steve McLain. Executive Chef Luis Contrera's innovative cuisine, explores vibrant flavors from Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and across the Americas. Oba!'s menu is where bold latin traditions, spices and preparations meet seasonal, local ingredients. Creating a festive, friendly setting in which guests feel welcome and nurtured is Oba!'s ultimate goal. Oba!'s inventive cuisine, stunning design, hand-crafted cocktails and commitment to excellent guest service have sustained a solid following and 15 successful years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?