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Oba! Restaurant Review: Sit in one of the enormous bar booths glowing with peacock hues and watch the attractive, well-dressed crowd mingling amid pulsating music. But it's not all about appearances at Oba! --- the Nuevo Latino cooking holds its own. Many dishes are recognizable as Mexican, Spanish or Caribbean, but others draw on less well known cuisines indigenous to South America, or fuse these varying yet related traditions in lively ways. Start with the guacamole, mashed tableside. Coconut prawns, ceviche or octopus bruschetta are also tasty choices to accompany a margarita or mojito, or perhaps a selection from the wine list with its interesting array of Northwest, California, Spanish and Latin American labels. For entrées, choose any of the grilled fish dishes, fish tacos, gaucho-style grilled prime rib, or the Yucatan pork arepas (corn cakes with braised pork). Service is friendly and competent.