Redmond >Food & Dining > Ooba Tooba Mex Grill
15802 NE 83rd St., Redmond, WA | Directions 9805247.676800 -122.130091
Love this place – Your Grilled chicken and shirmp tacos rock! Can work on being more clean of your establishment but overall prices are good and food is good
Sadly saying goodbye to Ooba's – I have been a customer of Ooba's since its inception in 1997. I fondly remember chatting with Craig and Mark after going for a run along the slough and then walking in for a side of chicen and beans. My wfie and I loved it so much at one point that we offered our own roasted corn salsa (an "Eating Well" magazine derived recipe) to Lisa as a token of our appreciation. The food they serve has always been consistent and the service cordial. However, one thing we've noticed over the years is an aversion to "special" ordering. We've always done this at their shop because we prefer black beans, to add salsa ourselves, and to omit the pico de gallo and crema de chipotle individually. It seems strange, but I'd reckon that easily 6 times out of 10 the kitchen has failed to omit the various salsas etc. as ordered. We get home, and well, the wife and daughter toss their meals as inedible for them. Now, from time to time, we've called them on this and they have comp'd us replacements. However, their tendency of blowing these very simple requests -- basically "plain" chicken burrittos (chicken, black beans and rice only) or plain chicken quesadillas (cheese and chicken only) -- has been odd to say the least. Then, the other day, Mark (one of the owners) lectured my wife about how much of a bother these special requests had become. "You people think this like Burger King." Wow, Mark. She was a bit shocked with the attitude after all these years. Well, we've become somewhat borderline on Ooba's of late anyway (food is consistently pretty good, but generally very single-note in nature). So, farewell, Craig, Lisa, and Mark. We wish you well.
Great inexpensive food. The food is better than most Mexican places in this area. I highly recommend it.
My 9 year love affair... – I've been a frequent (3-4 times a week) diner here since '98 and I still LOVE this place!!! You can't beat the grilled skirt steak for quesadillas and burritos but the scallops are a nice change too. The chips are always warm (cause they actually make them!) and there's a ton of fresh salsas to choose from. You can create your own dishes by combining side orders, salmon + grilled asparagus is delish! (I think their salmon is better than the pricey Kirkland waterfront joints). Quick & friendly service, spend anytime here & you'll get to know the owners, managers, cooks, etc. You can call in an order to go or order online delivery (through "Dinner Delivery") but recommend eating there so you can enjoy a few mojitos (soooo good!). Place is casual & funky so you can dress comfortably, very kid / family-friendly.
Tasty, reasonably priced Mexican grub – The food at Ooba's is quite good. The margaritas, on the other hand, are not so good. Stick to their burritos, quesadillas, and other tasty fare and you should be safe. I recommend the dishes with skirt steak.
great mexican – i love the fajita burrito...they always have fresh salsa and 3 choices of it. i have found the food to be a few dollars more, but it is always fresher than other places. a huge step up from taco time...
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Original location of this funky and affordable taqueria featuring healthy, diet-friendly Mexican fare that's big on flavor.
Mexican? Not really. – Born and raised in Mexico City I will never call Burritos Mexican food. That said, I will go with the flow but still have to call out that these are plain bad. Also, please stop putting a lime in my beer...
Fresh, delicious & great value! – This is definitely one of the best Mexican restaurants in this region. The food has consistently been wonderful. It is not formal eating nor is it fancy, so don't expect waiters pouring your wine or anything! However, this is an excellent casual spot that is perfect for delicious lunches, dinners or meals on the go! Everything I have ever had over the past year has always been terrific!
Consistently great food and great value! – I have eaten many times at all three Ooba's (including their new Bellevue location) and I am always amazed how how consistently great the food is. While I have tried most of the menu, my favorite is their huge burritos, whether steak, chicken or fish. The atmosphere is funky, the service is friendly, and the food is a great value compared to other restaurants.
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