Fish is their specialty but the cuisine, no matter what your taste, even vegetarian, is always delicious.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant relaxed atmosphere.
Very pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Fish and seafood are the specialties and they do them very well. Wine list is small but well-selected.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely give Cabezon a try!
We had a great experience at Cabezon. The food was excellent, including both the fresh fish and a lamb entree. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The only oddity is that the place was empty while we were there - 7:30 pm on a recent Sunday evening. I don't know if Sundays are usually a slow night for them or if there was some other reason for the lack of a crowd, but the food is wonderful and they deserve to have a big crowd every evening. Definitely give it a try.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a birthday to celebrate and the restaurant treated us like family. We had a lovely evening and didn't break the bank even though there were 7 of us.
The food was creative and delicious. I highly recommend Cabezon.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in our party of four
Everyone in our party of four enjoyed the entrees. Our server was fine but the person bringing the food out from the kitchen was rude and arrogant. She served the meals to the wrong individuals and through the full plates down on the table. The fruit crisp which you had to order in advance was uneatable and had to be sent back. The offer to try another dessert was declined.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and correct portion size. I want to emphasize this, the chef here does it absolutely correct.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful little restaurant
Cabezon offers a small range of dishes with seafood dominating the menu. Attention is made to including local catches, fruits and vegetables. Great taste combinations and excellent presentation.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the river and worth it!
What a wonderful find. We still can't remember which of our friends to us to go to Cabezon, but glad we came. We hung at the bar for a bit, and didn't mind as we met some very friendly locals, and got to watch some amazing stuff come out of the kitchen. Everyone is very friendly and the margarita was really delicious, simple syrup from organic agave, lime juice and alcohol. Once we got our table, we started with amazing gravlox for the table, and it was perfect. The cioppino was so delicious, and the salmon perfectly prepared. Our one non-fish eater loved her lamb. This is a place that we will return to again and again, the drive over the river was well worth it.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food--creative and delicious.
Great food--creative and delicious. It would be lovely if they expanded their main course selection with a couple more options but our table managed to find something we each wanted and really enjoyed our food. Make reservations on a Saturday. There was a line when they opened at 5:30!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely small restaurant just tucked into a quaint neighborhood. Halibut main course and blinis were fabulous as well as the wine recommended by the steward. Quiet enough for a normal conversation....we will definitely go back. Thank you Yelpers for guiding us there!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very enjoyable dinner
Had a very enjoyable dinner with business associates. Very nice selection of seafood and attentive service. I highly recommend this neighborhood restaurant.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the drive from Hillsboro!
We started with Mac and Cheese, Fries with Aoli, and Artisan Cheeses. For dinner, we had the Ling Cod, Lamb, and Pork Chop. We pretty much ordered everything on the dessert menu :-) The favorite was the Belgium chocolate. But really everything looked and tasted wonderful. It was a great place to take the boss and coworkers. They were impressed.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing ling cod -very fresh the sauce is spectacular. The sturgeon appetizer is to die for. Also the peach blueberry crisp with their amazing homemade ice cream is as good as it gets. Love their bar - Sazeracs are a standard item!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service. Unusual feast
We sat outside on a lovely early fall evening. Neighborhood very friendly.
Outstanding service! Incredible food!
I'm from out of town and found this not far from airport (11 min) on open
Table. Funny that nothing within 5 min of airport serves decent food. I was pleasantly surprised with this dining experience
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining gem in Hollywood
This is the second time I've dined at Cabezon. The first time I had an exceptional, flavorful Bouillabaisse and my dining partner had a very good halibut. This time I had the cod and my partner had the halibut. Both plates were well prepared and presented, although neither dish was as flavorful as I would have liked. But in any case, I would eat here again. Being a seafood restaurant that prides itself on using fresh fish, the menu is printed daily. The wine list is satisfactory (we had a wonderful Spanish Tempranillo) the ambiance was pleasant and he food was good...a good dining experience all around.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reservation is a must
The restaurant opened at 5;30 and filled up quickly. We started with oysters and the Foie Gras as appetizer. The oysters were fresh and good tasting, the Foie Gras excellent. We tried this liver dish all over the world, including France, and Cabezon's preparation matches up with anybody's. After that we had the Fruit de Mare salad and loved it. The Ciopino was lightly spicy and very good, The Sturgeon dish was awesome. If in Portland we'll be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
We actually drove quite a distance to get to this restaurant because the reviews said good fresh fish. The menu did have a few fish items and those we had were very good. They have some outdoor seating but we sat inside on a hot night. The salad was ok or else I would have given the food five stars.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising, Wonderful Find
We often frequented the nearby Laurelwood restaurant when our kid was younger, but had no idea that just across Sandy lay this hidden little gem. We celebrated our 10th anniversary here, and felt like we had the right amount of personal space along with attention from our servers. The ambience was a surprise--you feel like you're tucked back into a NW 23rd type restaurant. Plus, the restaurant comped us with a glass of sherry with our dessert because it was our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed the awesome cioppino, fruits de mer, and sole. We will certainly be back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never been disappointed
I have never been disappointed at Cabezon, I can honestly say that it is my favorite restaurant here in Portland. The food is consistently wonderful.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations for my husband's birthday. Was glad I did. This place was happily packed, tables for reservations and open seating at the lovely bar. The space is cozy and casual, but the food and service is anything but... We enjoyed appetizers and an incredible main course! This is an amazing fish house if you love seafood! Definitely a sweet find and under appreciated spot for foodies. The cocktails were delicious as well. An amazing place and worth the drive up Sandy to get to! Thank you!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perhaps the best of it's kind!
We've now been to Cabezon several times and it has been very consistent; a very seafood centric menu with everything beautifully prepared and presented, plus very knowledge and very pleasant service and a comfortable room (well, maybe some cushions for the bench sitting!). For a neighborhood restaurant focusing on seafood this may well be the best in town in it's price range (moderate to upper moderate!).
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's our new favorite
The staff is terrific, the food fantastic, and the atmosphere is fun. We particularly like sitting at the bar, under the fantastic jellyfish lights, because the chef will share tidbits of information about the food, what's fresh, what his favorites are, etc. There are many good restaurants in PDX and this is definitely one of them.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service Excellent Food
Everything was excellent. The food was superb, the atmosphere OUTSTANDING, the service was extraordinary. Overall, s must do place! Ambiance excellent, noise not a big deal,
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful restaurant, wonderful,
Wonderful restaurant, wonderful, friendly service, good ambiance, amazing food. The whole package
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Cabezon
This restaurant knows how to prepare fish ...they keep the menu selections small so they can focus on the best ingredients. Had a great meal with friends on a rainy dark Sunday night.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for two
We had excellent service. Waitress was informed on the menu and honest about what she thought was best that evening.
Monk fish was delicious, portion perfect and we enjoyed it very much. Atmosphere charming, not too loud to carry on conversation.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good neighborhood find
Outside of downtown area a bit, served fresh oysters & seafood, pasta, lamb.
Worth the drive out to try. We enjoyed our dishes!
The caesar salad or soup is a must try just for the house-made croutons!
Crunchy, chewy, with herb/oils baked in.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I tried three different seafood dishes (one was an appetizer), and all three were excellent. The service was friendly and professional. The atmosphere is attractively low-key, low lighting, relatively quiet -- great for romantic dinners or just conversation. I highly recommend this neighborhood restaurant.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally a quiet restaurant
Finally a quiet restaurant where you can have a normal level of conversation with your party. I had written ahead requesting a quiet table and, as far as I'm concerned, we got the best table intimate table in the house. The menu was exciting, but we all chose the halibut. Don't know about others', but mine was a little dry. But the stuffed pepper that accompanied it was superb and I would have been happy with just that. We splurged on fries with aioli and requested them served crisp, but they weren't. Desserts and wines were grand and we left feeling joyful for sharing a wonderful meal in a delightful atmosphere that allowed us to thoroughly enjoy each others company. We'll definitely go back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find near Portland Airport
At the end of a lovely week vacationing in Oregon, my wife and I were staying at a hotel near the airport before our flight home the next morning. We discovered Cabezon on Open Table and, based on the reviews and menu, booked a table. What a lovely neighborhood gem! We shared a brimming bowl of olives and a cheese plate for an appetizer. And, then we split the salmon entree, as well. Everything was prepared perfectly and the service was attentive. If we are ever in this area again, we will be sure to stop in,
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends loved it.
Brought friends from out of town, they left raving about the preparation of the food and the service. Cabezon just does not let you down. While the selections are limited, there is never the feeling that the choices are not enough. From the salad to the main course, things flowed with the uniqueness of preparation with wonderful flavor
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Smelts- I've never had smelts before but they were running so we had to try. Cabezon's expert chef's made them delicious. Cioppino was tasty with fresh fish and just the right amount of bite.
The restaurant is a bit further from downtown than expected so plan accordingly.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find in a quiet spot,
A great find in a quiet spot, not far from the airport - ta great escape from the fast food spots on Airport Way.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the Skate wing, ciopinno, Shrimp wrap in Basil and Black cod. the Skate was outstanding although a bit small portion. the house Pate was a very generous portion enough for four! The large shrimp appetizer was very good and the prawns were large (3) enough for dinner for one of us.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a great experience and a nice find for a good night out or a special treat. Very friendly and hospitable.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood is the star
Neighborhood place that I have been wanting to try, well worth the wait. Everything about this place was fantastic. Cozy, neighborhood feel with an extensive wine list and great seafood. Menu was limited, not every fish you could imagine, but plenty to choose from. My only complaint would be that they have swordfish on the menu which is not sustainable. However, have already recommended to several people.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's hard to compete with food from New Orleans where I am from, this restaurant was a gem. Delicious flavor sand fresh food. I would recommend for those foodies trying to find a unqiue restaurant with fresh ingredients and ver y flavorful food.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Fresh Seafood
The menu is small but changes often. The fish is fresh daily and they have a nice selection of small and large plates. The blinis with creme fraiche and salmon roe were the best.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to
This was our first visit to Cabezon and it certainly won't be our last. It was a busy night but the food was excellent and the service was spot on. We started off with the cheese plate, which was substantial with 3 selections that were all different and complimentary. Next we had the special appetizer of Razor Clams which were not at all chewy and cooked to perfection. We then shared the Cioppino entree which was beautifully executed and chocked full of seafood. The owner, Jackie is lovely and our server Jen was delightful.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent
Service was prompt and food was excellent. We are from out of town and we will definitely go back next time when we visit Portland again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My third visit to Cabezon. On my first visit I had, what I believe to be, the best seafood meal ever in my life - the flavors were extraordinary. On my second visit, the meal was "merely" excellent - certainly a fine meal but no where near the heaven of the first meal. Maybe my expectations for the second meal were unrealistic? In any case, I went back a third time to see - is the standard Cabezon experience closer to my first visit or the second.
I am happy to report my third meal was closer to "heaven" than "only excellent". The Lingcod with Lobster Orzo was fabulous. The Caramelized Crottin de Chevrot with greens , hazelnuts, and fig vinaigrette was innovative and satisfying. Etc.
A very fine meal. Thank you to the chef & staff.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamb & Cioppino
We celebrated our 36th anniversary by going to a new restaurant, Cabezon. We enjoyed the food and the server. It was a weekday evening so it wasn't crowded, though the folks there were talkative and energetic. The food was a bit spicy and flavorful. The Lamb in particular was a cornucopia of flavors. We made a good choice for our celebration.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience. Sophistica
Great food and ambience. Sophisticated and yer neighborly. We had a great evening there
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Positive overall dining experience
Not only was the food and the small but pleasing place ( nice artwork, too) great, but the service was excellent. Thanks to the very accommodating waitperson and chef for providing something a very fussy five year old.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small menu, excellent food
The menu is limited and based on what is fresh and had two excellent fish choices. The ciopinno is a great standby, but the black cod and marlin were wonderful, served on celeriac puree. Also, the International is a simple, but elegant cocktail. This is an excellent small neighborhood restaurant and has a good bar for dining with one or two that has blown glass jellyfish hanging above it.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Good Night Out.
The food was very well prepared & quite delicious. Service was excellent. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to celebrate a special occasion or impress out of town visitors.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a return visit
We've been to Cabezon several times...and it is a testament to the restaurant's chef and staff that we keep returning. The food is consistently delicious. For classic preparations of impeccable seafood, Cabezon is the place to dine!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a nice restaurant with excellent food for a birthday celebration. Everyone enjoyed the meal with a sampling of fish, lamb and beef. All were excellent. you can always tell when care is taken and freshness is important. The waitress was perfect....there when needed, but not too interruptive. It is moderately pricey for Portland, but worth it!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the consistently best
One of the consistently best restaurants in Portland
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb experience! Ourstanding.
After touring extensively this wonderful dining city of Portland, we find ourselves returning this restaurant more often than any other. The ambiance is warm, elegant, and unpretentious. The service is perfect. The food is sublime, and the chef is amazing. Do not miss the oysters with the best mignonette in the city, nor the ciopinno.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM