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Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market
Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market

Cabezon Restaurant and Fish Market Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cabezonrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (503) 284-6617
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic
  • 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 (503) 501-7677

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I've been several times, as part of a couple and in a larger group. Delicious food, good service, a nice neighborhood feel."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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 !!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "All three entrees at our table--duck, salmon, lamb--were delicious, sustainable, and fresh."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a party of 6, everyone could find a dish including a customized vegetarian meal. Desserts where fabulous."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service. Friendly place as well."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place is a gem of a restaurant. The seafood is fresh and prepared well. The service is great. Desserts were delicious. "
    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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The duck soup was amazing as was the sole dish. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The seafood here is always good and the service excellent. There are always five or six entree choices and a similar number of appetizers. Several wines, both red and white to chose from with prices per bottle ranging from the upper 20's through 70's. Last visited there Monday evening. I HAD A Petrale Sole presented on a Mexican corn cake stuffed with vegetables and beans. My wife had Ahi Tuna with vegetables. Both dishes were tasty and prepared to perfection. This is one of my favorite Portland restaurants."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I was really happy to finally get to dine at this restaurant The food was very good and innovative. Wish I would have found it sooner!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Why did I wait so long to try Cabezon? It is in the neighborhood, and I wish I would have gone sooner! Wait staff was great, food amazing, drink menu was varied and yummy. A little on the pricey side, but well worth it if you want to go out for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The asparagus soup is not to be missed!!! We were a party of 6 foodies . Every dish ordered and every drink ordered were perfection. Our waitress was very helpful and charming. But more than good food - we could actually talk to each other without shouting. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Good for adult dinner out. Staff great. Food wonderful. 2nd time there. We went during the Portland water boil order and they were fully prepared with "imported" ice and bottled water for those who needed it. Food is incredible!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a lovely meal. It was really good. A nice quiet place to have a nice meal. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Outstanding fish and seafood served in a variety of interesting ways. But do save room for dessert as they are equally special. This is a place that one should frequent often."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Cabezon is in a charming space, the service is friendly & efficient, and the food is outstanding. We had salmon served over a sweet potato puree with spring peas and arugula pesto. We ordered the salmon cooked through and it came out perfectly done for our taste. For dessert we had profiteroles with Makers Mark ice cream & chocolate sauce. It was awesome!! Cabezon also offers nicely crafted cocktails & a good wine & beer selection. The icing on the cake is that it is walking distance from our house."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We were very happy with everything from the cocktails to the dinner and desert. This was our first time and it will not be our last."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Cabezon. Loved the cioppino!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "With the food as well prepared as any Pearl district restaurant, but with prices more reasonable, this is becoming a favorite restaurant. Add to this the chef's creative adaptation to my need for gluten free meals, and it is hard to beat!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "A really pleasant, comfortable, small restaurant that takes care with its food and takes care of its customers. The tiger prawns with glass noodles are a must!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our entrees, both very different, were cooked to perfection. Tried the soup of the day and it was so good we asked how the texture was achieved and the chef shared gladly. It's small so a reservation is needed any night of the week. Though the menu isn't long, the variety has us wanting to return soon."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We have been to Cabezon a number of times and it never disappoints. The menu is compact yet very well thought out. Service is first rate and thoughtful. Always a very good experience !"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Cabezon. As it was on our first visit, this restaurant gets high marks. Best known for its fish and seafood, one of the four of us ordered a meat dish and was very pleased. Very crowded at opening on a Sunday evening and a mixed (age) crowd. Obviously, Cabezon is enjoyed by people living nearby."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Everything that we ordered was excellent. Seasonal special asparagus soup was something to go back for again."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We visited Cabezon Restaurant for a business meeting, great food, excellent ambiance and outstanding service with a very notable wine list. will definitely come back. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014