Cabezon Restaurant

4.8
1617 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 1617 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Mike
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Cabezon. Ordered the scallops. Excellent and very tender. Also outstanding wine list and definitely save room for dessert! Also, I was very pleased with their COVID precautions (spaced tables, sanitizer at every table, masks, etc.).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner club with friends. Great place, very nice atmosphere, food was incredible!

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IanW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time here, really really enjoyed it! The food was fantastic and interesting! Service was good and loved the glass lamps over the bar and extra dining room. We definitely will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as every other time we’ve been there.

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AlephNull
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I've had in some time - the service was exceptional and the food was fantastic

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AurelioT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I were celebrating his promotion and decided to try Cabezon. Our expectations and taste buds were overwhelmed. What an amazing treat! Such delicious gastronomical delights. Superb presentation and exceptional service. Definitely recommend to all.

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vipGreatforfish
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great place for perfectly done and very fresh fish with creative and flavorful preparations. Pleasant and well informed server. On the next visit to Portland, I am going back.

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vipGarryW
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I've been here many times and the Cioppino was as good as always. Great bar to boot

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vipColinZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unpretentious; delicious food; super friendly staff; all around great experience!

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KarenC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, they did not disappoint! we order the following

Chive Blinis
Ceasar Salad
Oysters
Cioppno
Brazino
Lamb

All were prepared well and delicious!

Looking forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal. Just the right amount of variety of high quality dishes and drinks on the menu. Great service.

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SamuelJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to bring that special person for a meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was overall great with wonderful food and dining experience. Covid rules however are very annoying. Restaurant required that anytime the staff was at the table masks be put back on- even when still enjoying an appetizer or taking a sip of water. It was very inconvenient and less than desirable. I would love to go back however would not go back during Covid mask rule which is far more extreme than the state mandate.

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vipSandraS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved the new outdoor heater!

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SallyD
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but hard to enjoy because it was cold in the dining room. Some diners were wearing coats and hats indoors! Maybe that’s the Oregon way, but I’d rather have not had the inside temps not match the outside temps!!

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Melinda
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a truly relaxing and romantic atmosphere. The staff was so courteous and helped create a safe and friendly dining experience. The Thai Coconut Soup and the Mesquite Roasted Pork Chop were to die for! Highly recommended

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TeeMunney
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choices, wonderful service. I can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we had found this place sooner! I never knew about Cabezon and found them via Open Table search. We were over the moon with every aspect. And we felt safe the whole time given their attention to COVID requirements.

Well done, Cabezon. See you soon!

p.s. - get at least two orders of the bilinis.

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vipSMcG
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cabezon is ultimately reliable, both in terms of food and service.

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Deakon
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate at an outside table on a beautiful evening. I had the lamb and the flavor was outstanding. We have eaten at Cabezon before and we are always delighted. Of course, the fish is their specialty and it lives up to their reputation.

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vipDelicious
Portland
67 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place. The food was just not as spectacular as usual. Will definitely be back.

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Trixie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food at a reasonable price. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

to say the food was amazing is an understatement. Service was a bit slow but I’m sure it is because of Covid.

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MarioW
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and awesome service!

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Agirl
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my first time eating here! Fresh and delicious. I would recommend the cioppino. Cocktail was good as well.

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vipLeanneB
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything we had was delicious. And, they have a very good COVID-19 protocol in place: good distance between tables, facemasks were required when away from the table and when servers were at the table (that's how it should be), and hand sanitizer was available at every table. It was a great place to celebrate a birthday.

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vipTallEric
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had good reviews online, and didn't disappoint. Oyster chowder?!? OMG

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RobM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melange of flavors in reimagined dishes. Inventive mocktails, and superb service. Value was outstanding.

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Tiger
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed what I ate. Felt a bit pressured to order more than what we had originally intended which wasn't amazing. We shared an entree with an appetizer and I had explained how my SO and I had already eaten a bit earlier which is why we didn't settle on two entrees. Good food.

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MorganA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible. We had the duck and cioppino and there were both amazing. The service was a little shaky but due to crazy times we understood. The food is so good we could over look the service.

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vippixel45
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is quaint, regularly delivers great food with top notch service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We can’t recommend highly enough:)

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sawolf
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food.

Menu varies often with new offerings.

Wonderful fish and Cioppino

Nice staff.

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AhrenH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Undercooked salmon, sent it back and then still undercooked

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roberts
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always creative, great staff, our go to place

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Greg
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service, that's all we want!!!

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TimF
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great neighborhood restaurant. We need to go more often.

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Luis
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met the chef in line at the farmers market and were impressed with the ingredients he was buying. Learned he worked at Cabezon Restaurant and went there the same evening. Dinner was excellent!

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vipMichelleR
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we dine here :)

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StevenW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of the best restaurants in Portland. Menu has subtle variations every few days, specials always a treat.

Some of the best gazpacho we have had, Caesar salad also good - except not pre-chopped and left to you to cut into bite size.

Every entre we tried, Halibut, Sturgeon, Black Cod all prepared perfectly, with creative vegetable medley, crispy cauliflower and even quiche sometimes.

Nice varied wine list, both red and white - even a few pink!

Service good across the board - everyone works together, blended service results in even better than single outstanding staff member.

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.