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.
Great food and service, we arrived 30 mins or so before closing time and while there were other tables there when we arrived, by the time we had dessert we were the last table left. At no point did we feel pressured or like we were being pressured out the door. Great food and amazing service, recommend for sure.
This was my our first time here & we met up w friends. Our waiter, Norman, was awesome! I enjoyed everything from the dirty martini, mac & cheese, cioppino & a nice ending to the meal ~ limoncello! And don't get me started on the bread with the chunks of sea salt on the butter! WE WILL BE BACK, so you may want to warn Norman!!
Our dinner tonight was wonderful. Besides good food the quiet ambiance allowed us to talk comfortably. One of us is hard of hearing while another talks very softly. Dinner in a typical place did not allow a conversation to flow along easily. Cabezon provided a space for us to share true communication.
Great find! First, kudos to the bartender for making some really great cocktails. The oysters and phyllo-wrapped shrimp as appetizers were great, and the monkfish and cioppino main courses were original and very tasty. Dessert -- try the profiteroles!!!
I went on NYE and had to wait for a request ed table. Two complaints is that other than the bar (which the seats were full) there’s no other place to wait and you end up blocking the entrance or the waiter/waitress serving food #2 - for an 8:15p reservation, they ran out of TWO menu specials 😤......but the Cesar salad is delicious
I love Cabezon for seafood. Love the beet salad, specials, seafood and steak dishes.
Everything we put in our mouths was fantastic. This is a lovely place to splurge for a special occasion!
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The quality of the food is consistently delicious, the drinks are well prepared, and the overall experience is superlative!
Absolutely amazing. Worth the money.
We joined some friends who had been to Cabezon many times and were not disappointed. We shared the crab potpie and the prawns for our appetizer. We all loved the prawns! Crunchy and flavorful, the sauce was the perfect pair with them. The sea bass and lamb ragu were both scrumptous and the right size. Again, we shared - a dessert this time - the profiteroles and they were the perfect ending to an outstanding meal. The wait staff were warm, knowledgeable and friendly. One thing I would say though, for whoever is watching the door, a nod or a smile to acknowledge that you see someone is helpful if you cannot get to them right away. We will happily return again!!
Thank you! We especially enjoyed sitting at our cozy round table in the front corner, table #8. We are elders and the noise level is manageable in that corner.
The cioppino was especially delicious! Compliments to the chef!
Also, thank you for accommodating the garlic allergy of one of our party. Much appreciated.
We’ll be back soon!
Had Christmas eve dinner here and it was busy. We'll definitely come back! Special crab pot pie appetizer was delicious. We both had cioppino which was excellent. Wondeful dessert of profiteroles flavored with Maker's Mark whiskey. Cocktails perfect. Can't think of a negative thing, was warm and inviting with great service.
Cabezon is the restaurant highlight in our neighborhood. If we lived across town, we would make the trip to dine here. The service is friendly and efficient, and we love sitting at the bar and watching the action in the kitchen. The seafood is super fresh and preparations are creative and oh so good! Cocktails are well crafted, the ambience is nice. Cabezon is the perfect place to grab an early bite and a drink, to indulge in a full dinner, or have a group dining experience for a special occasion. Highly recommended!
We were a party of 4 and each of us had a different entree. We were in full agreement that our meal was excellent. Highly recommend.
the steak was incredibly good
the cioppino was a bit watery. could have been richer and more flavorful.
ambiance was top notch
would go back
Great find-we were back in Portland for an annual visit and we made it a point to dine at Cabezón again. Everything we ate was better than last year's visit.
We frequent Cabezon, often for special occasions. This was one of the best meals we've had there. Wonderful gravlax appetizer with lemon creme fraiche plus monkfish and black cod served with green veggies and jasmine rice. Good flavor combinations.
Cabezon is a lovely restaurant with attention to the inventive and well-presented food. We had the beet salad with goat cheese and greens that was delicious. Also the green papaya salad atop a seared white fish-really exquisite. The Cioppino was good-excellent broth and perfectly cooked seafood, but in retrospect the other entrees offered more tantalizing variety of flavors. We finished the meal with the pear tartine topped with caramel and ice cream that was heavenly. We were able to have dessert because the portions were right-sized, not a mound of food.
Great spot! Lots of flavors and options. Highly recommended! We’ll be back.
Cab exon is always fabulous! It never disappoints. The menus is diverse with consistent favorites.
Fine, but not worth the hype or money. Flavor lacking
Our server was informative, helped with pairing wine with our courses and fun! Started with a glass of Prosecco paired with the shrimp wrapped in filo and basil with a light delicious peanut sauce and thinly sliced carrots, sweet red bell peppers, onions and rice noodles. Since it was a cool evening and we both wanted something hardy but not to filling we decided to share the cioppino, an Italian seafood stew. The cioppino is a tomato based stew of blue mussels, shrimp, white fish, Dungeness crab, calamari, fennel, onion and garlic. Definitely, ask for additional bread to soak up the broth, you won't want to leave until your bowl is empty! We paired the 2013 Anne Amie "Prisme" Pinot Nior Blanc which is fruit forward and a wine we were not familiar with and it paired well with the richness of the broth and seafood. Good acid balance. Alterative suggestion was the Pinot Gris. Dessert we tried the pear tart with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream...a pair of a finish! Since moving to Portland a couple of months ago, we have visited Cabezon a half a dozen of times and each time try a new dish. Highly recommend for foodies as well as a special dinner occasion or looking for great seafood along with an interesting wine list. Buon Appetito!
Great dinner and we enjoyed the ambiance and service. We were happy with everything we ordered. Wished they had a few more seafood options for the main course.
Cabezon never fails to deliver a wonderful evening out. Great service and outstanding local farm to table fare. It's both a neighborhood and a Portland gem. We've loved going here since it opened.
Delicious! We will be back!
We have been trying different seafood restaurants in the Portland area for a couple of months now and this place is at the top of our list. Go early since like most good seafood places they run out of the catch of the day.
Great service, reasonable food (but I find the 'no substitutions ' rule for sides a little limiting. Probably would go again.
Enjoyed the table designed for two, the manager talking with us, and the excellent seafood. If we return to Portland we would make this a certain stop!
It’s been over 5 years since I’ve dined here. It was good but I’ll prob go another 5 again. Food was good, not exceptional. Nothing worth me salivating to go back for.
One of the best seafood places in Portland. Have the Blinis. And the Cioppino. Oh, and they had fresh swordfish in the form of the best grilled swordfish steak I've ever had.
Was in Portland for business and found this little jewel! The halibut was absolutely awesome! I would highly recommend this place for any occasion for fabulous food and to carry on a conversation.
We have been here 5 times and it is always excellent. A neighborhood gem!! Great food & service, great ambiance and WOW, we could hear each other!! We will return again.
Amazimg, as always! Our server Norman was impeccable. The food and cocktails were divine. My favorite restaurants in Portland, hands down!
Food and service were excellent. There was an unfortunate variability in the temp sitting by the window. It was cold, the heat would kick on and then it would be very warm.
This is a great restaurant. The space is well designed and intimate. If noise is an issue asked to be seated in the smaller room off to left. Small menu but the selection was perfect mainly fish and seafood. I had a purée squash soup to begin that was superb. Flavor was full with many different tastes. My partner had the cod which was perfectly cooked and I had the house speciality. To finish we had this whiskey ice cream. Go you will not regret it
Cabezon is a secret jewel in PDX’s dining crown. It’s my “go-to” fine dining with visitors. Signature dish: Cioppino. Fish is always lovely. Excellent wine list. The dessert is usually outstanding. However, the Pear Tartine was disappointing.
Excellent dinner! Booked this restaurant based on others reviews and was not disappointed. The mussels were to die for! Both fish entrees were delicious and well presented. Service was excellent.
All three dinners were outstanding. We had a delightful evening with just the right attention from our server.
Great food. Great Service. Must eat the caviar/blinis.
Last time we dined at Cabezon, it was fabulous. Food was amazing and service was great.
This time, a completely different experience. Our server disappeared for long periods of time. Our food took forever to appear ...even soup as a starter. We kept looking around wondering if something was going on or if the restaurant was short staffed.
Then the main course was just OK. Two of us ordered the ciopppino, which I had had before. It was just OK, not great. Much less fish and crab than were in last time. I wouldn't be able to rave about it as I had hoped to. The other two entrees were just also, just OK.
The server could have come out and apologized for the food taking so long, at least to let us know she had us in mind. Nope...nothing until we spoke up.
I am sorry, but with so many great restaurants in Portland, a disappointing meal and poor service means we won't be back for quite awhile. Too bad.