Friday, June 26, 2009

O for Oba!

It’s always fun to go downtown with your girlfriends but Oba made it even better. Open at 4, the happy hour was pretty happy. I loved the salsa/samba music and was wonder
ing if they had a dance floor. If not they should put one in because my hips were ready to swing!

They have wonderful fruit margaritas. Normally I don’t like margaritas they always seem to taste like too much tequila. These margaritas were a perfect blend. I had the Marion berry and would recommend it! The only downside is they were a bit small. I’m used to seeing fishbowl-sized margaritas. I also ordered the coconut shrimp and Cuban style fried rice. Both were absolutely delicious. The shrimp had this marmalade sauce that was sweet with a hint of spice. The rice (vegetarian) had a wonderful flavor I can’t quite name, maybe a bit limey. Whatever it was it was delicioso! Don’t let the description of the plantains scare you from ordering the rice. They were thin fried strips, more of a decoration but also tasted good crunched with the rice. I did realize later that both entrees that I ordered were fried and I think that always adds some good flavor, but not the healthiest. E and B didn’t have quite the same experience as I, but they do agree that my food was the best!!! I guess I just know how to pick 'em.

As we left I told E and B that this was one of the best places we have been in Portland. I had a wonderful time. Loved the food, music, and drinks. Eating at Oba brought me back to my vacationing times in Costa Rica! -O

Food: Exceeds
Drink: Meets
Service: Meets
Ambiance: Exceeds

Value: Conditionally Meets