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Cabezon Restaurant

4.7
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1591 Reviews
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1591 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTallEric
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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RobM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tiger
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
44 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 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.

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vipTwinkaT
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a beautiful meal sitting outside on a warm summer’s night at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Cabezon. We ordered watermelon gazpacho and swooned over every bite. The best I have ever tasted, EVER!
We love the warm, crispy blini with caviar and their excellent Caesar salad, in fact we order that every time we dine there.
Everything about this cozy spot is perfect. Even during the Covid
pandemic, Cabezon feels like a shelter in a storm.

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Pdxdoug
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Table outdoors was comfortable and wait staff excellent. Would highly recommend.

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JimP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a miss at this place. Consistently excellent in all phases

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JCPDX
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Cabezon is always predictably perfect with a few stand by regular options and other creative new additions depending on what is fresh and available to David (chef). Jackie makes the BEST cocktails!

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Alan
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I recommend the Calamari and lamb

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vipJosephB
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful meal. Cabazon has a fun vibe...intimate with bright and eye catching decor. The menu selection is varied with items that are tasty and well presented. Wine and cocktails selections are also top notch. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. We felt very comfortable with their efforts to make our dining experience safe.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was phenomenal. My party arrived early and was able to be seated right away. The traffic on Sandy Blvd can be a bit noisy, but the outdoor seating on the side street is moderate. Food was delicious and the wait staff were very attentive to our table. I would recommend this place to all.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have the option for a delicious dinner and outdoor seating!

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BreakfastHammy
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time. Been wanting to try this place for a while.
Food was excellent.
Cocktails were interesting. Bit light in flavor, but refreshing.
Service was great.

Please. Support our PDX restaurants.

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JohnS
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The staff was not ready to serve at the advertised opening time when we had a reservation. We had to wait 8-10 minutes before staff could seat us. Once the service started, it was very good; food was excellent.

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drkn
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gift to find one of our favorite restaurants open with outside seating, well-distanced from other diners and a staff that was respectful for our safety! Our experience was wonderful--from service to food to ambience-- a perfect way to celebrate a birthday and an opportunity to finally go out to dine. Cabezon remains a favorite! ❤️

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vipnicky
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outside and there was a fair amount of street noise. Otherwise excellent. The lavender creme brulee was outstanding, As was the salmon.

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Idaho1974
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent as usual. Fresh fish and jumbo shrimp prepared very well - not over cooked and served with ingredients that complement the fish! Dave is an excellent chef.

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Marielynn
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious entrees and appetizers & strong cocktails

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KatyP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small neighborhood restaurant that has adapted to Covid 19 restrictions in a great way. Outdoor dining. Great service. We enjoyed the squash blossom flower tempura with goat cheese fondue. Sea scallops in a charred tomato ragout (not too overwhelming!) Halibut with a oh so good sweet corn cake. Topped it off with a honey lavender crepe brûlée. It was a lovely anniversary dinner.

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viprussellcbrown
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. They have adopted safety measures. Spectacular food again!

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Tippe
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sweetie and I love going to Cabazon for special occasions. It was the last restaurant we went to before Covid shut everything down and the first place we ventured out to after places have opened back up! Great outdoor seating (besides road noise), consistently amazing food and always fantastic service. Highly recommended! This place is truly a hidden gem in NE Portland, and they do everything right to keep costumers safe!!

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Terah
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was wonderful! Their cleanliness and safety practices made us feel comfortable. The food was phenomenal, we cleaned our plates! Our server was lovely and was right on top of our every need. We highly recommend coming here and we can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiter was fantastic and so was the food!

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food, prepared with care and with top notch ingredients. Attentive servers and the hand sanitizer spray bottle on the table was a nice touch! (Smelled good too). I enjoyed the Sea Nymph oysters, a bowl of watermelon gazpacho, and the seared scallops with lobster salad.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A little pricey for quality...duck and halibut were dry. But flavors were great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Portland and it never fails to impress us. Our regular faves - the trout caviar blinis, Mac & cheese, the oysters, the basil and phyllo wrapped shrimp are consistently delicious! There’s always something new and innovative on the menu - lots of fresh fish cooked in exciting ways. It’s never boring and it’s always excellent! We love this place...and they have the best fries and garlic aioli in Portland! And don’t forget to leave room for the exquisite chocolate pot de creme at the end!

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EdeeGee
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love that such a high quality restaurant is near us!

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ChristinaG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad and ciopinno so good and plenty to share! Norman was excellent server. Fun cocktails and great wine list.

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vipMichelleR
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food; never disappoints.

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Selenapdx
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers and cioppino was delicious. Good portions -- couldn't eat all the broth. Service was excellent, waitstaff very professional and friendly.

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1591 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.