Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market
Anniversary DinnerMy wife wanted seafood for our anniversary dinner on a Wednesday night. We chose Cabezon after looking at Portland seafood restaurant reviews on the internet. After having a little problem finding on-street parking, we walked into a busy restaurant (a good sign).
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with delightful service. We followed the server's advice for a starter and a bottle of wine. She was spot on with both. Our fresh fish entrees were very good. We felt everything on the menu and wine list was reasonably priced.
We will definitely return to Cabezon in the near future.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMarevelous!Food was terrific and the wait staff was very accommodating - even gave me a Gimlet with simple syrup on the side. Side walk seating could use a bit more isolation from the street however.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fish is such a treat!!We all had a fish dish and we were all extremely pleased and happy. The dishes were gorgeous without being overstated or pretentious. They were delicious and flavorful!! We wish we could eat there more often as it is a little on the spendy side for our budget.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Friday FeastCelebrated my wife's birthday. Cabezon was her choice as her special day's delight. Cabezon is also one of our favorite restaurants and we tell our friends this a place to go and experience.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCabazon is pearl!We went to Cabazon for the first time on Sunday evening. Our experience was delightful, a strong seafood centered menu combined with very friendly and professional service. Atmosphere is pleasant and we'd consider the neighborhood folks to
be very lucky to have the place. To our knownledge this is best moderately priced seafood restaurant in Portland.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceOverall a great experience. This could have been a five star dinner, but with my otherwise delicious sturgeon came a strange thing (that looked like French Toast sticks, but was actually a gabanzo bean thingy) that was so salty that it took my breath away and caused a caughing spell I will have to subtract a star. Other diners at our table had the duck (which he said was the best he ever had) as well as lamb which was equally delicious. We also tried Maker’s Mark whiskey ice cream profiteroles and the chocolate pot de crème. The pot de crème was big enough and rich enough to be shared by two, the whiskey ice cream profiteroles are on the small size and only enough for one, unless you are so stuffed you can hardly squeeze down dessert.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding cuisine, service fairWe were impressed with the quality of food, wine list and prices at Cabezon. The space feels relaxed with a neighborhood vibe. Noise level could be improved with sound absorbing enhancements. We waited 15 minutes for 4 martinis to arrive at the table. They were out of two entree choices before 7:30, not acceptable. Service would be improved with a hands-on manager. Perhaps we will return on our next Portland visit, but we have had better dining experiences at Little Bird, Higgins and Ringside Seafood.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful restaurantThis was our third visit and we have never been disappointed . My husband was happy to see a steak on the menu. It was very good as was the ling cod. Wednesdays are good because they have 40 percent off a bottle of wine with purchase of 2 entrees. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Fresh!Cabezon can be counted on to source the freshest and most sustainable and seasonal ingredients possible. Their support of local farms and growers is to be commended, as is their friendly service. The menus are thoughtfully created, and though not extensive, offer intriguing possibilities for every palate.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMC'est une bonne adresse. WonderfulRare combination of romantic and kid-friendly. Overall, this restaurant was authentic with generous hospitality. Exceptional bouillabaisse. Lovely experience.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this place - serviceLoved this place - service was excellent, food delicious and on the gourmet end and great wine and cocktails!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ChefFour-star restaurants are only has good as the chef. At Cabezon, the chef is very good. Staff was friendly, good pace, place is small but manageable . Not so noisy. Highly recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful place, beautiful foodThe complex and subtle dishes are well-explained by the knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff, so please let them guide you. We started with a smoked sturgeon appetizer, and it was incredible; like fish bacon, which is a compliment! There was quite a bit of fork and spoon passing so we could all taste everything. My cioppino was brightened by fennel, saffron and fresh dill. Delicious! So was everything else on our table. The cocktails are fresh and as carefully prepared as the food. The profiteroles with bourbon ice cream, chocolate sauce and candied hazelnuts may be the best dessert I have ever had, anywhere. We enjoyed everything about our visit to Cabezon and will come again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfair price, great service and foodI would go back. Nice place, nice service, great to very good food; prices were reasonable and the dessert we had was AWESOME! (some chocolate thing...yum)...Go and give it a try...I don't think you will be disappointed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't imagine a better experienceMy husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Cabezon. I can't imagine a better experience. From the food to the service to the friendly people in the bar to the inventive and delicious cocktails...Cabezon hit on all levels. I look forward to returning.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty noisey for conversation,Pretty noisey for conversation, since tables were very close together; also our table was too small. Husband would have preferred more fish/seafood in the beautiful broth; my fish was wonderful. Loved the neighborhood location. Would definitely return again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesCabezon is one of our favorite restaurants. They have some of the best fish anywhere. They keep their prices reasonable. It's not fancy, that's for sure, but it's casual, pleasant and all about the food. They treat the fish with respect -- not overdoing it but great accompaniments. Excellent meat dishes as well -- our friends tell us, but we've only eaten the fish. I love the basil wrapped shrimp. Excellent desserts as well. And they are flexible with their cooking so my husband can enjoy their food without or with very very little salt. That's something that is difficult at a lot of Portland restaurants that seem to think you are insulting the chef if you ask for food without salt.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for the CioppinoPeople rave about the Cioppino with good reason. Really a new favorite. Just wish wait staff didn't always push chardonnay on the ladies. Other wine choices there were much better pairing. The old white wine with fish adage is not valid when the stew is tomato-based and spicy. Cote du Rhone really complemented the stew.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood Gem!The staff and the restaurant are amazing. Everyone truly cares about the food and wine they prepare and serve. It was a nice time celebrating my husband's birthday. The place really is a neighborhood gem and we will be returning... often!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fresh, well-preparedVery fresh, well-prepared and flavorful. At my table, we had the cioppino, the steak, and a sea bass entree. Each was delicious. I think it is fairly priced for the quality of ingredients, but too expensive to be more than a special occasion restaurant for my family. Otherwise, I would be a regular.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great meal. TheWe had a great meal. The gruper entree was exellent as well as the fresh oysters and everything else. We had possibly the best voka martini we ever had on top of the great dinner.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food prep and veryExcellent food prep and very consistent. My favorite in Portland!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good and serviceFood was very good and service prompt. Variety of menu choices. Nice variety of sea food3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service,Excellent food and service, I would highly recommend the restaurant. Great food and friendly service. The mussels are excellent.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience!We had a wonderful server and the food was delicious! What a treat to celebrate my mother-in-law's 85th birthday here. They gave us complimentary champagne with dessert as a final tip. We had an early reservation on a Friday night which wasn't necessary but did assure us what we thought was the best table in the house.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Butterfish dish was veryThe Butterfish dish was very small. For the price I was disappointed as I left a bit hungry.. It was so delicious that a few more bites would have been great. The appetizer was two bite size pancakes as well. . We wil probably come back however because the restaurant has nice ambience and art!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, excellentVery good food, excellent casual service, small restaurant with goos ambiance. Great for dates or small gathering.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious fish and pastaFrom my review on TripAdvisorThe papardelle with ragu hits the spot. When I wasn't sneaking a bite off of the others' dishes, I was contending with a very enjoyable filo, feta and spinach tart with a serving of nicely prepared cod. The servings were deceiving, appearing to be too little at first and promising to be exactly the right portion for each in our party. The dining room was warm (a luxury in Portland during the winter months) and the service was very cordial and prompt. Wine pairings complemented each of our entrees perfectly. We were very pleased with this selection and will return. Also, the chef checked on us, which I really appreciated. He's a cool guy.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNot our first visit and won'tNot our first visit and won't be the last; the food was as good as we expected it to be with previous visit's experiences. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good!Always a joy to eat here. Food is fresh, interesting, and well prepared, service is friendly and attentive, and overall, it is a delightful place to eat.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA SurpiseWe enjoyed our meal - loved the oysters. The service was a little slow and inattentive to drinks. However, the fish service more than makes up for the delay in meal service - definitely try the macaroni and cheese . Will be back for the food.2/2/2013 12:00:00 AMReally great seafood basedReally great seafood based menu complimented by "expert" service. The kitchen and dining room staff have their act together. If you agree, stop by the open kitchen and share your sentiments with the culinary team.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AM