Located in the heart of the Pearl District, !Oba! Restaurante is known for its lively atmosphere, hand-crafted cocktails and award-winning Nuevo ... More
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 15 successful years.
Wonderful place, good food and the gazpachos are amazing! They use a delicious extra virgin olive oil from an estate in Andalusia Spain that sells to them directly. Ask for it because it's that good! The weekend crowd is good and the bar has all you need to get your drink on!
Oba makes a mohito like no other in the world. It is ambrosia. Don't take my word for it though. It is a must try! Beyond this delightful libation, is a menu of unusual, and extremely tasty eats. The service is wonderful, and the staff friendly. All-in-all, a wonderful night of delectable indulgence.
Lively, fun and bouynt, Oba! caters to the afterwork crowd and nightlifers looking for some place fun at the last minute. I say last minute due to the numerous tables they have. This is NOT a Mexican restaurant but rather a pan Carribean place w/ Mexican overtones. Sleek service people mingle the tables flashing their best 90s Vogue looks. Come to Oba for convenience, for music (which blares on loop outdoors, 24/7) but not for the food and not for intimacy. The food isn't bad, it's just the caucaphonous space undercuts it. I think of this as a Carribean Chevy's, or El Torrito (for those californians among you.) Maya in San Francisco this aint.
In general I thought it was a great place. I loved the food and considered it exquisite. The service was remarkable, and I thought the price was right. However, the restaurant was unusually noise, and that bothered me a little bit (I could not hear what my friends were saying). I would not mind going back.
I like Oba because the bar area doesn't feel quite as pretentious as the rest of the Pearl District. Their happy hour is a hit, when all of their margaritas are inexpensive bust just as tasty. I like the regular margarita straight up and two of them have me TIPSY. I also love their appetizers.