Cabezon Restaurant

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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foodie
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pate, lamb, cioppino, and dessert. Cute space and friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent & friendly service, delicious food & cocktails. The phyllo-wrapped shrimp is a must-have!

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vipDrinky
Portland
153 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cabezon is a gem located in our neighborhood. We try to dine there at least once a month. This visit was during Portland Dining Month, and the dining month menu was stellar. A warm salt cod brandade served with a lovely little salad was the first course - the best salt cod brandade we have tasted. It was creamy, peppery, and delicious. The second course was the cioppino, and Cabezon's version is one of our favorites. Dessert was a warm ginger cake with meyer lemon mousse and pomegranate. It was fabulous! And a bargain at $33 -- the cioppino alone goes for $28. Highly recommended!

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LaurieH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food! If you want fresh seafood go here.

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vipcheeri14
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for restaurant month. I would order each of the items that was an option on their pre fixe menu. The cioppino is off the charts, the oysters where fresh and flavorful and ginger cake with lemon was a fantastic way to end the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid menu, fresh food, great service as always! We will keep coming back!

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Claire
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6 of us had the March dining month menu experience and it was awesome. The appetizer and dessert were delicious and the main meal was their cioppino which was excellent. Our waitress was very efficient and attentive. An all around perfect evening !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome as always! I’ve yet to try something and not have it be a good choice. Atmosphere is cool too. We will definitely continue going back.

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JerryN
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We lucked out going there 2 nights ago during Portland's Foodie Month - 3 entree for $30. The hostess Jackie coincidentally is a friend of our friend in Hawaii! Will be recommending this place to other friends headed to PDX and you can count on us being there next trip as well.

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tisportsguy
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Portland Dining Month menu was tasty and a good value overall. The cocktails could have been more balanced.

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JayM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. It is our birthday and anniversary go-to restaurant.

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roadrunner
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the smaller section; chairs are comfortable, and the noise level is low. But above all, the food was fabulous. We don't come to Portland often but when we do, we usually try to have one dinner at Cabezon.

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Gardengal
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been to Cabezon several times and the food is always high quality. The menu reflects what is in season but the desserts usually remain the same. It wasn’t overly crowded but I would advise making a reservation especially on weekends. There is always a seafood dish but Sunday they also offered a lamb dish and a steak dish. Not the cheapest but a quality meal and presentation (our salmon was $28). Great wine and beer selections as well.

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LoriAnn
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. A hidden jewel.

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TerrylleA
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant...it’s in our neighborhood and feels warm and inviting.we celebrated my daughters birthday and they greeted her and put a candle in our Devine pear tart and house made vanilla ice cream.! The salmon was the BEST I’ve ever had crisp and tender at the same time.a memorable evening we’ll be back again and again!!

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corywrites
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have been looking for a seafood-forward restaurant in Portland for a long time. Can't believe I forgot all about Cabezon, which is right in my neighborhood. So delicious and so supportive of our local fisheries. Loved everything we ate. Service was delightful. Cocktails were not my favorite, but otherwise, really great.

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CarlD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipdagrocks
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a family dinner. Great food, great service, and perfect atmosphere to enjoy our company. Highly recommend.

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Taborrsident
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were top notch. I love the cozy ambiance of Cabezon. You can be casual or dressy and enjoy a great dinner. The petrole sole was exceptional. We all enjoyed our salads and entrees. Great wine and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome food and service, will definitely visit its again.

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SamanthaR
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! Best seafood in Portland.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the steak and she had the Cioppino. We each loved our dishes. The service was very friendly and very fast and it did not take very long to get our food. Everything was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious!

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MattC
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Portland, hands down. And I have been to many.

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LaurieC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always.

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ChristopherL
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I never knew this charming place even existed. The food was delicious, and the service was casually attentive. We will return.

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CharlotteJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food. Kind and caring staff willing to go the extra mile.

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AyumiA
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cabezon is always a great option, the foos is always good and the service is friendly and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite restaurant of ours.

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DanW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like their unique offerings. I had cod and it was delicious. Would recommend highly.

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MadelineB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely lovely time!!! Adore this spot. Really incredible food and a great atmosphere. The chive blinis to start are nothing short of sensational. Can’t wait to go back!

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately we were underwhelmed with our dinner experience at Cabezon. It was our first time there and we had high expectations after talking to friends and reading reviews. Our server was pleasant but vanished halfway through our meal. The complimentary bread was tasty but cold, as was the small chunk of butter that came with it, which made it difficult to spread. The Caesar salad was lovely. My husband ordered the cioppino, their signature dish, and it tasted very bland to him. I ordered the lamb pasta and it was fine, though very salty. We split a chocolate pot de creme for dessert, which was a huge serving, so I’m glad there were two of us to eat it! It was extremely thick (the most solid pot de creme I’ve ever eaten) but tasty. Overall, we felt we didn’t get our money’s worth and we most likely won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was informed and made good suggestions. Company and Atmosphere were enjoyable and the food was perfect!

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SueR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining at Cabezon for years! We commented to each other as we left the restaurant that we have never had a bad meal. Consistent! Great service and flavors! We love Cabezon!!!