Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market
Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market

Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cabezonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5032846617
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Executive Chef: David Farrell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Cabezon Restaurant is a quaint and intimate bistro that offers space for private dining that can seat up to 40 people and cocktail/hors d'oeuvres for 50. Our restaurant is great for hosting holiday parties, wedding rehearsals, and many other events.
  • Private Party Contact: jackie speck 5035017677

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE Sandy Blvd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking in the neighbourhood.
A word from Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market
Cabezon is a bustling neighborhood seafood bistro and fish market. Opened in December 2009, Cabezon is located near both Portland’s Hollywood and Rose City Park neighborhoods. Offering “Coastal Cuisine with Passion” – elemental seasonal cooking driven by the offerings of the day from local producers and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Owners, Chef David Farrell and wine maven Jackie Speck, look forward to delighting you with their unique menu, and invite you to stop by for our local wood-fired fish and meats, chef made pates, and seasonal ice creams. Our diverse wine list features small hands-on producers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (32)romantic (19)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Didn't live up to reviews
    Good
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We were excited to try this place after reading all the great reviews, but our experience on a recent weeknight was disappointing. We found the menu to be somewhat limited. I ended up sharing a shrimp appetizer and it was actually delicious, but beyond that everything was at best good but not great. Two of us had the cioppino (seafood stew) which was bland and disappointing; the fish was overcooked, crab leg was tiny and shrimp were mushy and not cleaned at all which was gross and unacceptable at these prices. We showed the waitress the uncleaned shrimp and expected a visit from the chef, but instead, after we declined dessert, she brought us a tiny pot of chocolate dessert "on the house" Really? We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Worth a Try
    Jeanandrich
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dined at Cabezon on our last night of vacation, cabbing it from the airport. We thought the food was excellent, very interesting preparation and presented very nicely. We both had seafood - Chilean sea bass and tuna, started with marinated olives and Caesar salads, all very good. The restaurant is small and noisy, a bit overwhelming for a party of two, so go with friends! Our service was a bit slow at first, we had a bit of a wait both before our server came over initially, and again for our bottle of wine. After that things settled in and the service was fine. The restaurant was very helpful in calling us a cab back to the airport. All in all I would recommend giving Cabezon a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surf and Turf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Even though this is fish market restaurant, all 3 of us ordered red meat entrees and were uniformly delighted. Our only fish dish, a carpaccio stater, was fresh and lively. Dessserts were decadent and the service attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To slow or not to slow...
    Oski1
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I'd been wanting to try this place so I booked it for our anniversary dinner…Best dinner of the last 12 months!!! Started with the oysters, which were solid, but the rest of the dinner was on a whole, nother level. Basil wrapped jumbo shrimp had the perfect outer little crust, yet moist and delicious on the inside. For entrees, my wife had the Black Cod and I had the Sirloin Lamb…both were perfection!!! Honestly we couldn't stop raving about it. You know what else we couldn't stop taking about?!? The service…it just felt plain uninterested in us. The wait between each service was much too long and often left us sitting in awkward silence. I would go back, but my wife says likely not. We'll have to wait and see.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Griff
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went there for a follow up dinner interview with a potential employer. Some of the tables were well separated to allow for private discussions and the noise level was just loud enough that nobody can hear you but you can hear each other. Service was great and casual with an upscale flair. We both had the Pork Chop and it was great however, it was thick and a little under done in the middle for my taste. I would go there again without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, short menu
    WestcoastNewYorker
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Cozy space, with impressive 'Chilhuly-like' jelly fish lamps over the bar. The menu is very short, based on local fresh foods. The plates are just the right size, so you're not too full for desert. Parking is on the street, in a residential area, so you should plan to walk a few blocks from your car.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to please...
    PDXsteve
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I think our recent dining experience at Cabezon was particulary good. All four of us enjoyed our varied choices, and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place for locals to walk down to have dinner and a drink. A little pricey, and food was tasty. Left the restaurant and was still hungry......
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City girl
    CitygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent appetizers; nice menu but wish it were a little broader
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    Dinnermeeting
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I picked this restaurant for a dinner meeting looking for a place with good food at reasonable prices and a relatively low noise level that would be conducive to a business meeting. The food was great, the service good and the noise level was acceptable. If there were one thing that could be improved, I would say the parking. No parking lot and only street parking can make it difficult to find a spot between 5 and 7 as all the folks in the neighborhood are making their way home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of sight
    PdxpizzaboyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A focus on fish from a restaurant that has "Fish Market" in its name...who would have believed that? Cabezon does it right. From appetizers thru mains Cabezon provides fresh fish prepared perfectly. Seems that many tables around us had the fries/aioli starter, so next time so will we. One item we do always have is the Chocolate Budino...rich, dark chocolate with a BIG mound of real whipped creme that turns the dark chocolate into more of a milk chocolate experience. Four of us shared it and were totally satisfied. If you like fresh fish, you must come to Cabezon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love to feast on fish flesh....
    vqreview
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    ...and so I gathered up my husband and four favorite friends and headed for the first time to Cabezon. Although we arrived early--6 pm--by the time we were ready to order, the two seafood specials, which both sounded fabulous, were sold out. My friend Dave and I had to "settle" for the black cod. OMG. Easily one of the most delicious fish dishes I've enjoyed this year. Maybe THE Best, recalling the lead-off basil-wrapped gulf shrimp appetizer, the cod prepared to buttery perfection, and the pureed potato-vegetable risotto that accompanied the entree. We celebrated Dave's birthday with amazing blackberry ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate cookies. Magnifico. It was my first visit, but I'll soon be back to score a special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • look no further in neighbourhood
    laotze
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Good food and service. Had the catch of the day which was Hawaiian Opa fish. It was very nice. The place was busy, the service was sufficient nevertheless. Dessert was also good. Don't miss this foodie eatery when you are staying near the airport on your next trip to Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Symphony of sublime seafood
    Explorer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    With the variety and quality present in portland's restaurant scene it is a special complement to regularly frequent a restaurant. Cabezon earns that distinction for both the quality of the seafood and the way in which the chef creatively incorporates simple, flavorful accents and ingredients. Consistently high quality with memorable flavors insures your return. On this occasion, started with two salads, high quality produce perfectly dressed not to overpower the delicate summer greens. The cioppino included a wonderful assortment of seafood in a perfect tomato seafood stock balance. The sweet, milky flavored, salt island mussels accented with heirloom beans and chorizo in a well balanced stock with frites was the best mussel dish ever!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Nice seafood, short menu
    1food4all
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything tasted delicious,except laveder creme brulee. cancel the lavender and it would be Great! My sister had hard time choosing something cus it didn't have much of non seafood options. Just pork loin and lamb leg.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmmseeker
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We really liked the limited fresh menu. The dishes were designed and cooked to perfection by the chef/owner. They had a special of a soft shell crab that was especially good. Overall, excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved the food at this place. My wife is a pickie eater and she finished her dish, which was a surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    delmar2001
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined early and with a 2.5 year old:) Our waitress was excellent and answered our questions regarding the fish entrees. Every dish we ordered was superb. The mussels were fresh and presented in a lovely chorizo and black bean broth. Our little one enjoyed the gruyere mac and cheese. The sturgeon and black bass entrees delighted us and we enjoyed a nice salad with our entrée. We will definitely recommend this restaurants to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    JasmineVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is primarily a fish restaurant, but the menu includes meat dishes that are just as well prepared and presented. Everything we have eaten in our many visits has been excellent, but one of the standouts is the Cioppino, with its rich tomato/fish broth and (NOT watered-down marinara sauce) and generous portions of fin and shellfish. This is one of the places we take special guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • extremely pleasant evening
    worldwide1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been several times, as part of a couple and in a larger group. Delicious food, good service, a nice neighborhood feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cabezon Does Not Disappoint
    Pablo57VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Over the past couple of years we've been to Cabezon a number of times. It is wonderfully consistant both in food selection and service. I wouldn't know what to complain about. My Partner enjoyed his fish entree and for me there was wonderful pasta. Our server was super efficient, cheerful, and knowledgeable! It was a very pleasant evening....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dining experience
    NewYearDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Another great night a Cabezon. This little tucked away restaurant always delivers. Great food. The Duck Confit rivals the best of France. The Oysters on the half shell are a perfect summer appetizer ( Although I may just order a dozen next time.) They are so good in the champagne mignonette sauce. Easy parking, great atmosphere and great service. Upscale casual and truly a neighborhood gem and very reasonable on the prices for the quality. Can't wait to go there again ..and again !!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectation
    elbi1978
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I were visiting from Seattle. We read great reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor and decided to go here for dinner. Wow, I'd give this place overall 4.5 stars. Gin martini and my husband's gin drink - well-made, blue-cheese stuffed olive ($1 extra) is a must! Bread - warm inside with crisp edges, served with salted butter - so yummy Ceasar salad - romaine lettuce leaves served whole with good parmesan cheese, authentic homemade dressing Cioppino - fish, clam, shrimp, mussel, crab served proportionally well, broth is mild and not overwhelming - one of the best cioppinos I ever had Sturgeon - portion perfect, cooked perfect Overall great experience. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys great seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We recently visited Cabezon to celebrate my husband and my birthdays. This is our go-to restaurant for special events. We love the intimate feel of this place and the food never disappoints. We started the meal with some amazing oysters on the half-shell followed by a basil-wrapped prawn dish that had the most amazing combination of flavors (Thai influenced). The fish special that night was sturgeon - again, some of the most amazing flavor combination, and cooked perfectly. Also on the special menu was Opa, which my husband ordered and completely devoured. We are not dessert people, but when the waitress found out we were celebrating our birthdays, we were rewarded with the cutest little creme brulee cup. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining
    Lancastrian
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    All three entrees at our table--duck, salmon, lamb--were delicious, sustainable, and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD FIND IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD
    GoodFinds
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    There were four of us, three of whom had fish and the other duck. All were excellent especially the duck. Would highly recommend this for an evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    DinearoundVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great seafood experience. Best Cioppino ever!! Great Black Cod! We usually share a dessert, but they looked so good, we had to get two. We were not disappointed! Great service as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    EPFoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We've been to Cabazon each of the last 3 times we've visited Portland. The food is consistently good and the ambience is very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • something for all
    eatlocal
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had a party of 6, everyone could find a dish including a customized vegetarian meal. Desserts where fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nancy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Consistently great food and service. Friendly place as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • snow1bird
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant to take my wife to dinner. I always research with Trip Advisor. saw the reviews and decided to go there. Parking is a problem. Is neighborhood parking only. I parked on Sandy blvd., one hour, but after six I don't think they enforce. Anyway the server, Michelle, was friendly, attentive. Small cozy place. If you sit at the bar for a drink you van see the chef cooking. The food was fantastic. I had surgeon with a creamed spinach and corn and my wife had New York loin strip with asparagus and schnitzels. She still talks about it. It is pricey but we loved it. I'm very picky reviewing restaurants, I'm the cook in the house, but I couldn't find anything wrong. I'll recommend Cabezon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We found this place through Open Table and decided to try it. When we arrived a couple arrived just in front of us. We had a reservation and they did not. They were seated within 5 minutes while we stood there for 20 minutes ( that would be 20 minutes after our reservation time) The service overall was excellent (there were working hard that night) and the food was good as well. It's a small place to arrive early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly service, food OK
    OpenTableReviewerFLL
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great evening dinner outside on a sunny evening in Portland. Service was terrific: friendly and just attentive enough. The entree was OK: fish portion was small, and vegetable mix a little mushy. Dessert was tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place
    Travlincub321
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We decided upon Cabezon as a good place for 4 foodies to come together and remember the passing of one's beloved Cat Mara.. Wonderful food, great waitress and a pleasent experiance.. EXCEPT the drinks where a tad too strong for us, but we are wimps
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is my second time visiting Cabezon, and each time the food was outstanding, although a bit pricey for its ambience and location. Nonetheless, it's the food that brings me back every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal!
    Hancock
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I feel so fortunate to have Cabazon in my neighborhood. The service is pleasant, the food never disappoints, and it is fun to see neighbors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food is delicious! The staff is friendly and efficient, including the kitchen. We love to sit at the bar to eat. It is indeed a gem in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It all comes down to service
    PortlandSueVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    On this occasion the weather was nice so we chose an outdoor table (the inside was mostly empty). We ordered drinks and appetizers asking that the bellinis would come before the clams (a much heavier dish). Alas the clams came out first followed by the bellinis that had melted from sitting too long. Dinner was ordered and the steak that my husband ordered was partially inedible due to a large fatty tendon piece. When he pointed it out to our server she just said she would mention it to the kitchen and that was it. We ordered capaccinos and dessert...the coffee didn't arrive till after the dessert was finished (the ice cream was melting so we couldn't wait). At that point our server gave up on us and we left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, delicious, special
    Tmeportland
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This place is a gem of a restaurant. The seafood is fresh and prepared well. The service is great. Desserts were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What happened?
    wineytheelder
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    After dining in this restaurant for years, we were shocked at the deterioration in service and food quality on this visit. We waited an unreasonable amount of time for our food; the restaurant wasn't that busy. The wait staff blamed it on a "big table" which consisted of 6 diners; if that's "Big" then they are in trouble. Aside from those 6 diners, there were only 3 other couples dining. When the food finally came, the fish was over cooked...this is fish restaurant and over cooked fish is just unacceptable. I don't know what has changed at Cabezon but I hope they get it fixed. Such a deterioration of quality is hard to watch and experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate