Just what is Ooba Tooba? Well, it’s really a beach in Brazil that’s located north of São Paulo. The original Portuguese spelling is ‘Uba Tuba’, but we liked the name so much that we added the double O’s and changed the spelling to “Ooba Tooba”. We made it the name of one of the fastest growing, independently owned, restaurant groups in the Seattle area.
Our menu isn’t from a specific state or region in Mexico; it’s an eclectic mix of delicious recipes we’ve carefully chosen and developed over the years. It is Mexican food with a twist. On the menu, you’ll find fresh, flavorful, affordable meals that customers crave. From 5 different salsas made daily to grilled chicken enchiladas with housemade guajillo red sauce to grilled Portobello mushroom tacos to grilled skirt steak burritos – Ooba Tooba appeals to everyone – no matter what their palate.
Husband and wife team, Craig Johnson and Lisa Tarleton, and Craig’s brother, Mark Johnson, created Ooba Tooba Mexican grill. The three wanted to open a restaurant that they would frequent – one that had fresh, flavorful food at affordable prices – and a changing menu so that frequent visitors wouldn’t get tired of the same thing.
We invite you to come and taste the flavors of Mexico … with a twist – Ooba Tooba!