Cabezon Restaurant

4.8
1643 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 1643 people are saying
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oysterluver
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning dining experience! Safe, beautiful, and delicious! We will be back!

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vipLAWillson
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Covid protocol, the best service, delicious food and drinks! Parking is easy too.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! Great date spot!

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FredW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place in Portland. Great food, great friendly service, and a terrific fresh menu that does not stay static.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service, food was good but not super impressive

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to Cabezon for special occasions. The wait staff is amazing and they are always so welcoming and kind. The food is always delicious. Sometimes I am not quite sure or I have never had a certain type of fish, but I am always willing to try because they do such amazing dishes. Desserts can't be beat.

CJ
vipCathJoll
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Really enjoyed the outdoor covered and heated area. Great food. Drinks and wine.

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vipNancyG
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Oh my, this is a tough review. First, to be clear, the food was FANTASTIC, even more so with us being in the midst of a pandemic. And service was efficient and personable. So why not a 5 star review? Well, it's because of COVID concerns. Yes, their staff had masks on and tables were thoroughly cleaned. But the tenting. You're sitting "outside" in name only - no air flow. From a virus perspective, you're basically a sitting duck. It pains me to say it but we rushed through our meal when we realized that we were in a tented fish bowl. Please, cut some holes in some of the tented windows and make some air move. We left a good tip because we so want this restaurant to make it (did I mention the food and drinks were EXCELLENT?!) but we won't be returning. No matter how great a meal, it's not worth risking your life.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and hospitality!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood date night

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to wait for a bit but it was great.

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vipYUBellevue
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with temporary reductions of the menu, there are still unique gems at Cabezon. I was impressed with caviar blinis, and a very fine preparation of sturgeon. Outdoor dining was quite comfy despite the heavy rain that day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Truly delicious. Phyllo wrapped shrimp is insane, and the WARM PEAR CRISP was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner, food, cocktails and service were all fantastic! Comfortable outdoor seating with heaters due to COVID. Very pleased with the whole experience and will visit again.

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CandyC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant which is always consistent across the board.

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RichardM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congratulation dinner for outstanding university student.

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Chrissy
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cioppino was amazing! The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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vipYep23
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! From the drinks to the wine to the appetizers to the entrees to dessert! We did it up for Christmas Eve and they did not disappoint. We had Mac n’ cheese and trout caviar blinis to start. Cioppino and sea bass entrees. Belgian ganache and apple crisp to finish. The patio was warm and protected even though it was cold and windy out. The service was magnificent, she didn’t miss a thing. Very kind and efficient without being pretentious. We just moved here and this will become a tradition. We haven’t had a meal this good in a very long time.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Covid times makes it hard to have great ambiance. It was chilly but the outdoor area was covered and some heat lamps out. Portion sizes on entrees huge for the price point! Service was spot on.

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vipConnie
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor area, heaters and sheltered from rain. We went at 5:30, probably had more than usual noise from traffic on Sandy--maybe would go slightly later. As always, excellent meal and service. What's not to like about Ono and Petrale sole?? If you don't eat here you are missing out on a most fabulous neighborhood seafood restaurant!

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NellO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our absolute favorite local spots and we greatly appreciate the lengths they are going to so that we can enjoy a real dining out experience. The heated outdoor patio is great and if we feel like staying in, we have enjoyed their exceptional dishes at home via take out. We will keep coming back!

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MikeinPDX
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid, we had our anniversary meal here and everything was outstanding. There were 6 tables of 4 and 2 and they encouraged take-out based on signage.

We split a Ceaser salad and their house pate for our first course and split the Cioppino and Lamb Shoulder with root veggies, and these amazing ricotta-rosemary dumplings for our main. The service was excellent and they kept safe and distanced. $20 corkage is very fair, and brought a nice eleven year old bottle of Tempranillo.

Space heaters and tarps kept it warm, Christmas lights on the outside was a festive touch. When we left, the place still had a few tables open at 7:30 (with 5:30 reservations).

Highly recommended and one of the finest places to eat in NorthEast PDX. Very fair prices for outstanding food, service, and ambiance.

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SaucyMinx
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful time! The basil phyllo wrapped white shrimp was succulent and flavorful. The garlic aioli fries were hard to beat! We had the pork chop and lamb for our main courses. They’re practicing social distancing. It was a little cool but the heat lamps kept us warm. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, great service (:

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

Taking safety first while not losing a lovely dining experience, thank you Cabezon & staff. Staff was kind, attentive, knowledgeable of menu and providing excellent recommendations. We ordered a few apps, salad and an entree to share. Food was excellent, i enjoyed the servers recommendation on how each item will be delivered and the timing allowing us to enjoy each item. We look forward to returning for another date!

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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.

GW
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!

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1643 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.