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Cabezon Restaurant

4.8
4.8
1950 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 284-6617

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Farrell

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for further details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cabezon Restaurant is a quaint and intimate bistro that offers space for private dining that can seat up to 40 people and cocktail/hors d'oeuvres for 50. Our restaurant is great for hosting holiday parties, wedding rehearsals, and many other events.

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Cross street

    NE Sandy Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking in the neighborhood.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,950 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Portland / Oregon

    Neighborhood gem

  • Portland / Oregon

    Seafood

  • Portland

    Best Food

  • Portland

    Best Value

  • Portland

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  1. D

    Drinky

    Portland

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at our neighborhood gem, Cabezon, regularly since it opened. The seafood dishes are fresh, creative, and delicious. The chef’s cioppino is one of the best we have had. Salads, appetizers and dessert are always enjoyable. The cocktails are well crafted, and they offer a nice selection of wine by the bottle or glass. Service is always friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Cabezon is great for a casual meal or a special occasion. If you dine at the bar, you can watch the magic happening in the kitchen.
  2. EB

    EddyB

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a cozy hip farm to table restaurant. Excellent service great selection of items on the menu for everyone's taste buds. Excellent wine list and beer selection. Food delicious.. Noise was somewhat loud mainly due to a full house. Recommend this joint for sure.
  3. S

    Scotty

    San Diego

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We dine here regularly. Some things are consistently excellent (phyllo-wrapped shrimp, cioppino, profiteroles), while other are (IMO) less so (pork chop is bland, the curried potatoes that accompany the lamb aren't great). The menu doesn't change often, so we find ourselves ordering much the same thing each time. Perhaps this is why we haven't enjoyed our last couple of visits as much as the many previous ones. I hope they freshen the menu soon.
  4. i

    ilikebluecake

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I think about having fish, I think about Cabezon. Look no further than the warm welcome and tasty bites you'll experience when you step into Cabezon for any occasion. Fairly priced wine selection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter and hostess. We let them know on our reservation that it was our 41st anniversary. When we checked in the hostess immediately wished us a happy anniversary and offered us two options for great seating. When the waiter first checked in with us, he also immediately wished us a happy anniversary. Towards the end of the meal he brought us both a glass of pink champagne- very nice surprise. Our waiter was very attentive, without being overbearing. The food was served timely, a d it was all delicious. This was our first experience at your restaurant, but it won’t be the last. We’ll done . Thank you!
  6. B

    Barbara

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cabazon is a wonderful neighborhood place with great food and it's quiet. Perfect for a group that wants to be able to have a conversation during dinner. It's my go to birthday place.
  7. R

    Restats

    Portland

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It has been a long time since we were here because of the pandemic but it has become even better than it was. To start we both spit a pate which was exceptional and like everything on their menu, reasonably priced, at $10, by today's standards. After that we had sea bass and pork chops which were both succulent, tender and extremally tasty. When the waitress removed our plates which were wiped clean, she said you must have really enjoyed this. I had a reasonably priced glass of red wine which was delightful. Finally, we finished of with a dessert, profiterole of Markers Mark ice cream sopped with chocolate sauce and two cups of coffee. We will be going back more often.
  8. DD

    DiningDez

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Cabezon ! The oysters were delicious and the drinks mixed to perfection. Excellent food and great people. Awesome place for a special night but we also like to stop in for drinks and appetizers.
  9. TC

    TimC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Everything about our meal was superb. The space is intimate and cozy, but not cramped. Appetizers cheese plate, garden greens and fries) hinted at the quality of the forthcoming main dishes. Seafood is a specially here and the halibut cheeks were to die for. Topped off with a pot de creme that was also a knotch above. Friendly service. Couldn’t have asked for more. Our new favorite neighborhood restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome spot. Fresh seafood.
  11. v

    virginiah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was a delightful surprise. We loved the character of the place, and the Portland residents who came that night too. The food was so special. We will return with the rest of our families and friends. Virginia
  12. MD

    MaryD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I treated a friend to a special dinner at Cabezon. This was the first time my friend had eaten at Cabezon. The experience was wonderful. I appreciated that tables were spaced nicely & noise levels were comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious & we didn’t feel rushed. Our waitress was friendly & helpful. I appreciated that a particular salad was large & she suggested we share. The restaurant is expensive but worth it for a special treat.
  13. LM

    LukeM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Could stand a bit more variety of entrees but quality and execution is superb
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! This is a MUST place to get to if you have never been.
  15. MC

    MaryC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Norman was simply the best! And the food was so delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing amazing !!!
  17. GW

    GeorgannW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    My out of town guest loved the cioppino. That said… I have, sadly, a dairy sensitivity, and all but 2 entrees used dairy. The chefs were, reluctantly, willing to alter a couple of fish recipes, giving me a vegetable of their choice. I chose the pork chops to not endure a hassle. They were good, but not what I wanted. Before I made a reservation at Cabezon, I read a review about the staff that was unflattering, and I have to agree. I felt like I was a problem, and I am not returning.
  18. d

    drkn

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We do love Cabezon and have been several times especially to celebrate special days or bring friends to introduce to this neighborhood gem. However, this last time I made a reservation on Open Table a week in advance and the day of our reservation was informed that it had been changed to a later time. Then when we arrived, we waited another half hour for our table. Perhaps over-booked? Once there we did enjoy attentive (and apologetic) wait staff and delicious food and wine. The cioppino and the pate' were particular favorites.
  19. C

    Cheriee

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was awesome and the service was stellar. I would definitely return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as always. The details, flavors and appearance by Chef Dave is impeccable. The staff are great! I highly recommend Cabezon!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Solid time, decent everything, Portland service, e.g offhand, doing us a favor
  22. RB

    RandyB

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal all year halibut and lamb chop. Both prepared excellently and all the side dishes were amazing.
  23. DH

    DavidH

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    My pork chop was ordered med and came well done, and very dry. I haven’t ever had a bad meal here until now.
  24. MD

    MarkD

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Most underrated restaurant in Portland.
  25. H

    Helen

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time! Such a delicious vibe and the food/service was exceptional! Nicely done.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing with spectacular flavor! The staff provides phenomenal service along with wonderful conversation! I have been there numerous times and I would highly recommend Cabezon.
  27. k

    katherinec

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten here 3 times and have always had excellent food and service!
  28. MB

    MarciaB

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We eat at Cabezon every time we’re in Portland. They never disappoint. We appreciate the covered outdoor dining, and the food is fit for foodies.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar is cute, the owner is the chef and the fish of the day was wonderful. Thank you Cabezon!
  30. RH

    RusmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food was delicious. Thank you. :)
  31. SH

    ShermanH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Belgian chocolate pot de creme was to die for.
  32. DB

    DaveB

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant excellent food though very noisy
  33. BL

    BarbaraL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Indicated in reservation it was for a birthday, but no acknowledgement at any time. Server was dismissive when we didn’t order alcohol or starters. Had to ask several times for beverages.
  34. v

    vanfoodie

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here often for good seafood. Their fish dishes are always outstanding. We think it’s one of the best seafood. It’s a really good deal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Thank you
  36. D

    Dora

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent, as always! Such creative and well-executed seafood.
  37. MP

    MichaelP

    Greensboro

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service outstanding food great. Have gone before will return.
  38. w

    wonderwindypdx

    Portland

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is our go to spot…always amazing, consistent, fresh and delicious!
  39. I

    Iliketoeat

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had guests from out of town. They have very high standards and were delighted. I knew they wd be!!
  40. J

    Jordan

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect way to treat the special someone in your life. Tantalizing seafood, appetizers, and desserts that change from week to week.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Cabezon Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1950 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Cabezon Restaurant

5200 NE Sacramento, Portland, OR 97213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    NE Sandy Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Northeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, French, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample street parking in the neighborhood.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Farrell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (503) 284-6617

  • Catering

    Please contact the restaurant for further details.

  • Private party facilities

    Cabezon Restaurant is a quaint and intimate bistro that offers space for private dining that can seat up to 40 people and cocktail/hors d'oeuvres for 50. Our restaurant is great for hosting holiday parties, wedding rehearsals, and many other events.

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