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Cabezon Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1986 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 284-6617

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Farrell

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Cross street

    NE Sandy Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking in the neighborhood.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,986 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Neighborhood gem

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! The best tasting fish and presentation I've had since living in Portland. The service was impeccable too. They're such top tier staff and know their menu and ingredients front and back. Thank you for such a wonderful evening and meal!
  2. PD

    PDXjohn

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quite simply -- Consistently *Best* seafood in Portland!
  3. a

    aaronsqd

    Portland

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant everything is prepared so well, from the blinis as appetizers to the salads to the mains to the desserts. It's a great place to go for novel approaches to fish and meat. We eat there several times a year and have never been dissappointed
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely spot for a quiet evening.
  5. e

    emmm

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Although I specified bday in our reservation-sadly no acknowledgement. Sturgeon was excellent, lamb also good. Nice size wine pours. Caeser salad very fresh, crisp and tasty. Comfy big leather chairs in dining room off to left was nice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    12/10 Experience. Food was flawless! Service impeccable. Great menu & great spot. Highly recommend.
  7. JG

    JeremyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite hidden jewel in the NE. Never disappoints.
  8. DM

    DennisM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A hit and miss night. The starter plate of caviar was expensive but excellent. The Caesar salad was good, also a good price. The lamb chops were tough plus more gristle than then norm. The Cioppino had a good variety of seafood and a wonderful flavor, likely saffron, but it was quickly overcome by way too much jalapeño peppers that were thrown into the mix. The remedy of adding aioli worked to dull the heat, but the original flavor was lost. The service was very good, enough to coax us back.
  9. JA

    JillAbere

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the BEST meal I've had in 3 years! The food was outstanding and delicious. From the pate, to the mahi mahi finishing with the Markers Mark Whisky ice cream profiterole, I was blown away with this restaurant. I guarantee you will love this dining experience!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner to celebrate a birthday.
  11. D

    Dubbya

    Portland

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and we weren't disappointed. Excellent cioppino and gravlax with pickled fennel appetizer. Menu changes daily. Many of the small tables are in nooks and alcoves so offer some privacy. Interesting decorative glass (lamp shades and wall plaques). Intend to be back before long.
  12. s

    sonya

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great space, food and service. Cute little spot that I'm sure we will visit again and again.
  13. FM

    FrancisM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice place, good food, tight, no upholstery on chairs or benches. Some what uncomfortable
  14. MW

    MichaelW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious, creative food dishes! Really enjoyed the restaurant!
  15. R

    Rico

    Portland

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food. Limited menu but there are weekly specials. Great service and ambiance.
  16. AR

    AtmosphericRiver

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really like this restaurant. Great, fresh seafood. The oysters on the half shell were very fresh and very tasty. Good selection. I had the ling cod entree -- get that if it's available when you visit! The wait staff is friendly and informative. They were happy to let us taste some wine to help us determine what we wanted to order. We'll be back for sure.
  17. JM

    JohnM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Super staff! We have been dining at Cabezon for several years and have always enjoyed the food.
  18. DC

    DebraC

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this chic little spot with great cocktails and a changing menu of seafood and other yums. The quality and service have been great on both of our visits.
  19. w

    whatsup

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    several friends have been raving about this restaurant for years…and we finally had time to experience. we were very unimpressed on all levels. the seating area outdoors was noisy, dimly lit, we saw blankets but were not offered any, the staff was rushed, did not take time to explain dishes and was not friendly at all! we were shocked
  20. TD

    TDubbs

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Perfect date night. Server could be a little more attentive but overall great experience.
  21. a

    annette

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    form those of us who don't eat mushrooms, selection was very limited. please vary the non mushroom foods.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing New Year’s Eve dinner for 2. House was packed, and servers were very busy yet still able to provide friendly, prompt service. We had the best NY strip, cooked to perfection, beautiful mussels and fresh oysters. For a late seating on one of the busiest nights of the year, our experience was second to none. Major credit to the staff. 5 stars.
  23. LC

    LaurieC

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Hats off to the chef. Superb.
  24. S

    Steven

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for the cioppino - which is fantastic, full of fennel and fish - but saw other dishes served at other tables - fish and lamb - which also looked great. The fries were great, as well as the Caesar salad. We had a pernod ice cream for dessert, which although our server warned us in advance, did not harden and “stand up” properly, still was very tasty. Good service. Reasonably priced - including the wine list.
  25. DP

    DawnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined at Cabezon on Christmas Eve. We had a great meal and yummy cocktails. We live out of town but will be back!
  26. C

    Casey

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot for a delicious night out! Ryan offered excellent service and food & drinks were divine!
  27. TG

    TomG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with friends. We shared oysters and mussels for appetizers that were really fresh. We ordered cioppinno, sturgeon special and lamb chops and all were very good and well prepared. Service was also outstanding.
  28. WM

    WendyM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful, perfectly portioned, beautiful food. Perfect table,away from the rest. Great service. Great place for a quiet birthday dinner for two.
  29. EO

    EndOfTheLine

    Portland

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wife, son and me. First time here. Very experienced and critical diners. Our take: very ample portion sizes. Overall, good quality with some unevenness. Wife's oysters were fresh and tasty - two varieties. Son's and my french fries were very good. We ordered one order each. Could easily have done one and had plenty. Huge plates of fries. Wife and son's fish was well cooked, wife's slightly overdone on one surface. My NY steak was very flavorful with a nice Bordelaise sauce. However, a bit on the tough side. Probably a choice rather than prime cut. My basil and phyllo shrimp and noodle dish was a bit bland though the shrimp seemed fresh and flavorful. The crust on the dish was overcooked and definitely detracted from the dish. The noodles were well prepared and cooked precisely. Wife and son's salads were both very good, fresh, diverse and flavorful. My chocolate toffee ice cream was very dense and smooth, but the toffee and chocolate were not prominent flavorings. Wife was disappointed with her almond cake, expecting more spicing and chunked apple. Son was also disappointed with his profiteroles, though that may have been more from not fully understanding what profiteroles are normally like. They looked ok to me. Service was good. We brought our own wine, but son wanted a cocktail. Waitperson recommended a pink gimlet. It was delicious. Service attentive and competent. Bar looked active. Overall a nice space, just a bit on the loud side. Total was $235 for the three of us. We will probably go again someday. Room for improvement, but overall pretty good now without faux formality.
  30. VS

    VilS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Courteous and friendly staff. Very attentive and efficient.
  31. J

    Jancuso

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have always enjoyed their fish-focused menu & creative assemblages of their mains & sides. This meal was no exception; fresh oysters, cauliflower soup, striped bass for him & sturgeon for her. Almond cake with warm apple compote for desert. Yum-ee! Cocktails & a glass of local Pinot Noir too. Not just a neighborhood spot, a destination.
  32. R

    Reyna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was excellent! I enjoyed the flavor combination for the entrees. Very creative. I will definitely come again. 2 things i would improve on are that I thought the food was almost too greasy, and, the waitress could have been more involved & interested in speaking with us about the dishes and flavors.
  33. I

    Iliketoeat

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. I eat there pretty regularly. Tonight was just a stand-out, from the cocktail to the dessert. Appreciated the server’s recommendation for the entree (sea bass). They offered an unequivocal recommendation and they were right.
  34. N

    Nedley

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner for four of us, fish was great and desert was delicious. Our server attended to us well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the servers were very courteous. I highly recommend the restaurant.
  36. J

    Jrpdx

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb fish preparation and yummy accompaniments. Always friendly staff.
  37. D

    Drinky

    Portland

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at our neighborhood gem, Cabezon, regularly since it opened. The seafood dishes are fresh, creative, and delicious. The chef’s cioppino is one of the best we have had. Salads, appetizers and dessert are always enjoyable. The cocktails are well crafted, and they offer a nice selection of wine by the bottle or glass. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Cabezon is great for a casual meal or a special occasion. If you dine at the bar, you can watch the magic happening in the kitchen.
  38. EB

    EddyB

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a cozy hip farm to table restaurant. Excellent service great selection of items on the menu for everyone's taste buds. Excellent wine list and beer selection. Food delicious.. Noise was somewhat loud mainly due to a full house. Recommend this joint for sure.
  39. S

    Scotty

    San Diego

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We dine here regularly. Some things are consistently excellent (phyllo-wrapped shrimp, cioppino, profiteroles), while other are (IMO) less so (pork chop is bland, the curried potatoes that accompany the lamb aren't great). The menu doesn't change often, so we find ourselves ordering much the same thing each time. Perhaps this is why we haven't enjoyed our last couple of visits as much as the many previous ones. I hope they freshen the menu soon.
  40. i

    ilikebluecake

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I think about having fish, I think about Cabezon. Look no further than the warm welcome and tasty bites you'll experience when you step into Cabezon for any occasion. Fairly priced wine selection.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1986 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Cabezon Restaurant

5200 NE Sacramento, Portland, OR 97213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NE Sandy Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking in the neighborhood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Farrell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 284-6617

  • 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.

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